My Work Day Morning Routine

Most people have a morning routine, here’s mine. Lets jump right into it…

5:15 AM

My alarm goes off (ugh) I sit in bed until the latest 5:20. When I get up I immediately get up put my spin clothes on which is a pair of Athleta leggings, my worst sports bra and a pair of unmatching or bright colored socks (lol not that you care about my sock choice).

After I have my clothes on (which I always lay out the night before because any second I spend looking for a pair of leggings at 5 am is a second wasted) I go to the bathroom, put my hair in a ponytail and walk to the room next door to me with the Peloton in it and get buckled into my spin shoes and clip into the bike.

5:30 AM

It’s time to choose my ride, I normally pick a 20 minute class with Ally Love and spin my lil heart out.

My weekly Peloton class schedule usually goes as follows:


TUESDAY: 20 min hip hop


THURSDAY: 20 min new tracks

FRIDAY: OFF (I like to sleep in on Fridays- I really value the extra 30 minutes of sleep I give myself at the end of a long week)

Basically, I do 2 HIIT Rides and 2 climb rides per week. Over the weekend I do at least 1 45 minute Tabata ride and then I’ll either take the other day off from cardio or I’ll do 15 minutes on the StairMaster.

During these 20 minutes I drink my entire 32 oz HydroFlask of water. Drinking this entire bottle first thing in the morning makes me feel SO good.

Although I dread opening my eyes in the 5:00 hour – after I finish my ride I feel amazing. I am so much more energized throughout the day. I would’ve never imagined this would happen. I always have been a morning workout person but I never thought I would be able to make time for a workout before work until I just got up and DID THE DAMN THING!!!

One day – just make the decision to wake up early and get s*** done, I swear you will not regret it. I’m planning on doing a post on why you need to wake up earlier so stay tuned for that because I’m going to go more in depth about this.

5:50 AM

I take a couple of minutes to cool down after I’m done on the bike and then I hop in the shower. The days I do not have to wash my hair run a bit smoother than the days I do.

Once I’m done in the shower I throw on a bathrobe and use my Thayers Wich Hazel facial toner to make sure all of the makeup is off of my face from the day before and then I’m ready to apply my makeup.

6:00 AM

I don’t take long showers unless I have time to – you can get it done in 10 minutes or less. Most times I’m out by 6:00 – I sit down at my desk put my contacts in and get going on my makeup. (Look out for a makeup routine coming soon!)

6:20 AM

I grab my cup of coffee (see this is where the water thing comes in because it’s 6 am and I can drink coffee because I’ve already had a ton of water as a base) and start making breakfast. Breakfast takes me around 10-15 minutes to make depending on what it is.

Here are my normal breakfast options:


2 eggs over easy

2 pieces of Trade Joes Sourdough Toast

1/4 avocado spread on the toast

1 Morning Star Farms Sausage Patty

Red Pepper Flakes

Siracha / Hot Sauce


1/2 cup of oats

Unsweetened Coconut Milk

1 Scoop of Ghost Milk Chocolate Whey Protein Powder

1 tbs PB2

1 date

cacao nibs

pumpkin seeds

chia seeds

frozen blueberries thawed

more / less depending on my mood… see my Instagram for more – I have an entire oats highlight!

6:30 AM

I sit down at the kitchen table and enjoy my breakfast. Sometimes I watch youtube videos sometimes I watch TV with my mom whatever I’m feelin I do. I sit here until the last possible second to soak up every minute of home life before work.

6:50 AM

I go to my room, change into the clothes I laid out the night before. Go to the bathroom, brush my teeth, spray perfume etc… grab my lunch box in the kitchen and the bags I packed for work and the gym the night before.

7:00 AM

I get in my car and I’m off to work for 7:30!

The key to my morning routine:

The one thing I PREACH when I tell people about my routine is to get everything ready the night before. I would honestly be late every single morning if I didn’t lay out my clothes, and cook and pack my lunch the night before! This is crucial for any good morning in my house.

Whats the most important part of your morning routine? Let me in on your secret in the comments!

I hope you enjoyed taking a glimpse into my morning!

Thanks for reading!

Carly @eatsbycarly

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Welcome to my website! My name is Carly - I'm here to share reviews, recipes, and my experience with fitness! You can follow my Instagram @eatsbycarly for more!

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