Daily Routines

We all have one.

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What does your daily routine look like? Are you a business owner, employee, student? Are you juggling to keep your head above water or have you nailed your routine down to a science?

We at btone FITNESS wear many hats and somehow at the end of the day, we managed to keep a daily routine that helps set us up for success each day.

Beyond teaching our favorite fitness class to our members we love to educate and share information with all of you.

That's why each week you can find us here sharing daily routines and tips from our wonderful instructors.

We asked them all, what makes you tick? How does your morning start off? 


Ashley:

I’m a type A person to the max, so I tend to get up and go usually before my 5am alarm has a chance to go off. I find I have the most energy in the morning, so even on the weekends its not unusual for me to start my day before 7am. (Also, the copious amount of coffee I inhale definitely help).

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Mornings are my time for me. It’s my favorite time to workout, and set the tone for the day. Morning workouts give me a sense of accomplishment before I even step into the office. It makes me a better employee, coworker and manager to my team. Hell, it makes me a better member of society!  Because I teach early morning classes 3 days a week, I typically hang back after I’m done teaching and take the class scheduled after mine, before I head into the office. On mornings I’m not teaching, I like to take 2 different back-to-back classes. Ideally, I’m looking for classes that compliment each other, rather than the redundancy of doubling up on the same workout.

For example, Friday mornings you can find me taking Lisa’s 6am Btone class in Back Bay, and then I'll head out and take a 7:30am spin class.

I also really enjoy hitting up the gym for a circuit workout at least one morning a week to keep my routine from getting stale. While I’m happiest when I'm staying busy, my schedule can get pretty intense, so it’s important that I take a rest day each week to keep from burning out.

After kick-starting the day on a positive note, I like to keep the momentum going and refuel with a healthy breakfast. It’s essential to replenish your glycogen store with both carbs, (yes, carbs!) and protein to maximize muscle repair. I get my carbs from various foods such as fruits, (especially bananas) potatoes and oatmeal, and my go-to morning proteins include eggs, nuts, Greek yogurt and turkey sausage. When I’m pressed for time, Perfect Bars are my favorite fast meal. 

While I've always been an early morning riser, finding the motivation to create an early morning workout regimen hasn't always come easily.  The key is building a routine, and more importantly, building a routine you enjoy!  It's nearly impossible to keep up with something you dread, so find something that makes you feel great and make sure you're setting yourself up with realistic goals and a plan for success.  One step at a time. Oh, and coffee. 


What makes you tick? Share with us your tips and tricks - you never know who you could inspire! Drop us a line on social media and we'll see you here next week.