Recently I started getting back into lifting and eating healthy after a rough divorce. Now as a single father, it’s been a challenge to get my life set up in a way that allows me to focus a lot of time on my kids, my job, and myself.
I’ve gotten the most leverage from getting up early and designing a step by step routine in the AM that takes care of my physical, emotional, and intellectual “brains”.
I’m curious: what routines do you follow as the part of the first few hours of the day before work/school?
Here’s mine, keep in mind that my gym time is seperate from this, and I’m not getting all of my fitness from this.
- Wake up at 5:30
- Walk into bathroom and take AM supplements (multi vitamin, fish oil, Alpha Male or HOT-ROX depending on goals), drink .5 liters of water.
- brush teeth
- walk downstairs into my office
- turn the heat up
- stretch (mostly hamstrings, I’d love some opinions/advice on stretching)
- Workout circuit (3x)
a. 15 BW squats
b. 30 crunches
c. 25 pushups
d. 12 lateral raises (8lb dumbbell)
e. 12 front raises (same weight)
f. overhead press (same weight)
g. hand walk-out
- more stretching
- 5 minute breathing exercise
- 15-30 minutes of intellectual reading (currently Made To Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath)
- breakfast (currently 3 eggs, 4 strips of center cut bacon, 100%wholewheat bagel)
After doing this for about a month I have more energy to get my kids ready for school and attack the day.
What do you guys do to prepare for battle?