Jump start your morning

I tried something new this morning. I woke up half an hour earlier than I usually do so my alarm went off at 5:30 am! My philosophy is that I’m sleepy and tired no matter when my alarm goes off so why not just get  it over with already. I’m not sure if I was confused or worried I’d sleep in but I got out of bed right when my alarm went off this morning, which is definitely not like me.

so cute! Source

It was still dark outside so I fiddled around my room before walking over to the gym. After reading The Happiness Project, I decided to randomly take a page out of her book and de-clutter my closet. This sounds daunting but I’ve actually been in the habit of getting rid of unneeded or unused stuff for a little while now. I actually went through my closet a month ago or so but only ended up getting rid of 5-10 items. This time, I went in big. I got rid of a ton of stuff and after 20 minutes or so, I was all done and surprisingly more energized than I expected.

as the saying goes, “good riddance”

When I got to the gym, I was ready to do some kick-butt cardio. I hopped on the elliptical and got a sweat burning work out. It was great. After the gym, I had my overnight oatmeal for breakfast, showered, and got ready for work and the rest of the day.

One of my morning breakfast staples

I’m not sure if today was just a good day or perhaps I’m the type of person that needs a good 20 minutes to be awake before working out but something good happened. Tomorrow, I’ll get up early and get moving to see if this is a new trick I’ve uncovered and report back. 😉

Making lunch and breakfast the day before definitely helps streamline my morning

For the dessert lovers out there, I’m trying to still indulge but focus on moderation. Yesterday after I went out to dinner (I met a few friends at a soup restaurant) I was really craving something sweet. I reached in my freezer and had some Ben & Jerry’s fro yo Half Baked. It was good and was the perfect bit of dessert to cure my sweet tooth (although technically, a sweet tooth is never cured because you just want more and more and more….) Sweets and desserts are definitely my downfall. I eat pretty healthy overall but I always want dessert. Yesterday, I did a decent job of having sweets in moderation.

My love for chocolate can’t be contained (looking up to a cocoa plant)

I also love frozen yogurt, but who doesn’t?

Last night, my two roomies and I enjoyed a relaxing night with some Pinterest inspiration. (I’m a Pin-addict.) First, my amazing chef roomie made cauliflower healthy pizza. I wish I could take the cred for this master piece:

Cauliflower pizza- yum!

Later in the evening, we played around with trying to create sock buns. It was a bit of a fail for me although I actually have an attempted sock bun in my hair for today. I apologize if my hair is a hot mess to all viewers.

  (With a little help, I finally managed to get a decent looking bun.)

Lots of exciting things happening around ‘Lexy Learns!’ Have a good Tuesday.

Two interesting articles I read this morning in Fitness Magazine:

Lucky or not? – Fitness Magazine

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