Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Tom’s of Maine Whole Care®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Since the start of the new year, I’ve talked heavily about changing past daily habits to live a more healthy lifestyle. I’ve been discovering new ways to live an aspiring life through nutrition and diet, an active lifestyle, embracing more natural “chemical-free” products and just living more happily. To keep myself feeling happy and healthy, I needed to upgrade my daily morning routine to one that aligns with my current goals.
So, I’m here to share my morning routine for a healthy start to my day.
1. Drink Lemon Water
At 6am, I get up and head straight to the kitchen to pour myself a glass of water with a slice of lemon. I read online that there are a lot of benefits of drinking lemon water in the morning so I added this step to my morning routine. It’s one of the best things you can do in the morning as it gives you an energy boost, helps promote good digestion and clear skin, and flushes the body of waste that accumulated overnight. This water usually gives me a boost of energy and makes me less likely to want to head back to bed, especially when I drink it right after I wake up.
2. Weigh Myself
Once I’m fully awake, I start getting ready to head to the gym but before I leave, I’ll get on the scale to weigh myself. Weighing myself each morning is a nice kick start of the day. It’s good to know where I’m at and it helps me stay on top of my goals.
3. Workout In The Morning
I workout 4 times a week. I like to switch it up each time I go to the gym. One day I’ll focus more on cardio, the next is toning or I’ll do a full class session instead like yoga or pilates. Whatever I do, I’m being active and movement of any kind helps get the blood flowing. In the past, I would go to the gym during my lunch break or after work. Now I go early in the morning before work. With this new change, I feel I’m more likely to stick to a routine than any other time of the day.
Once I’m back from the gym, I’ll take a shower and then have breakfast. I usually keep it simple like avocado toast or a protein smoothie. At this point, I feel good knowing that these small changes will come with big rewards. With my recommitment to healthy living, the first of many changes started in the kitchen and once I was comfortable, it took no time at all to realize that I needed to move to natural personal care products.
4. Natural Personal Care Products
After a healthy breakfast, I’ll start getting ready for work so I make my way towards the bathroom. From the time I step into the shower to the last step in my makeup routine, I try to use products that are more clean and less harmful. It’s one of the main reasons why I added Tom’s of Maine to my healthy morning routine.
We should care not only about what goes in our body, but on our body too. Tom’s of Maine has been a trusted name in natural for 48 years and a trusted brand in my house for over a year. I first came across the brand at Target and I’ve been buying their products there ever since. All of their natural personal care and oral care products are made with no artificial flavors, colors, preservatives or fragrances, nor are they tested on animals. But most of all, I just love that they implement sustainable business practices. Tom’s of Maine donates 10% of profits to human and environmental goodness.
I’ve had braces for almost 2 years so taking care of my teeth have always been a priority of mine. I want to protect my teeth as much as possible while minimizing the quantity of chemicals that can harm me. I feel Tom’s of Maine Whole Care® Natural Toothpaste is the best solution since it offers many solutions in one: fights cavities, whitens teeth, prevents plaque and tartar buildup and more!
After brushing, I finish up with their new natural Whole Care® Fluoride Mouthwash. It has 6 benefits in 1 (i.e. fights cavities, strengthens enamel, restores minerals, freshens breath, cleans between teeth, and contains no alcohol) so it pretty much covers your whole mouth.
Once I’m done, I put on my clothes, do my hair and makeup and pop open my laptop to check emails before starting my work day.
If you’re interested in a natural way to take care of your teeth, then I’d highly recommend Tom’s of Maine oral care products. You can easily find them at your local Target in the oral care section.
Right now, Target has a Cartwheel offer on all Tom’s of Maine products so it’s the perfect time to purchase one (or a few) at a discount!
What do your mornings look like? Share your thoughts by commenting below!