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KRAFTYKRAFT SparkPoints: (92,156)
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2/17/14 10:42 A

wake up; do my strength training and stair stepper; get my lunch together; shower/make oatmeal; eat breakfast and read the paper; finish getting ready; head to work; walk a bit around the office before the day begins; get my water, tea and coffee; log my workout into spark people :); check personal emails and twitter; clock in to work

MNCYCLIST SparkPoints: (133,552)
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2/17/14 9:44 A

My week goes from Tuesday to Sunday with Mondays off:

5-6 a.m., wake up
6-7, spend time with the Lord
7-8, eat and get ready for the day.
8--off to work!

SHALOMFROMWOO SparkPoints: (64,884)
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Posts: 202
2/16/14 8:43 P

We're up at 5:00 a.m. and try to be out of bed by 5:15 a.m. Then we work out until about 6:15 a.m. Hubby does stationary bike and I do a workout video. Then we sit down and Spark together. Breakfast, shower and usually out the door by 7:15 a.m. at the latest.

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
2/16/14 8:35 P

Routine work

2/16/14 8:28 P

Up at 5, have breakfast, watch news and check email. Get daughter up at 6, I get dressed and we are out the door by 6:30.

KEEP_GOING247 Posts: 2,342
2/16/14 7:31 P

Focus T-25 in the morning then gym activities.

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
2/9/14 8:29 A

No day is the same.

KWOOD1955 SparkPoints: (56,879)
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Posts: 13,257
2/9/14 8:28 A

5:15 alarm. Shower. Coffee. Finish packing lunch. Breakfast. Hubby drops me off at the light rail station. Arrive at work by 7:30. Have 1/2 hour before the bosses arrive at 8:00 or so.

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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Posts: 2,954
2/9/14 5:04 A

Wake up,coffee, from roller, oatmeal, walk dogs, gym......same thing everyday except my day off from the gym on Sat.

Edited by: BLUENOSE63 at: 2/9/2014 (05:05)
BETTERME8913 SparkPoints: (5,341)
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2/9/14 12:35 A

Get up at 5:30 am. Get a cup of coffee, first thing. Feed indoor cat, canned food. Go outside, feed two stray cats. Come back in, take dog out, head to shower, get ready for work and leave at 7:00 am. Very routine, but ok with that.

Edited by: BETTERME8913 at: 2/9/2014 (00:38)
ANDILH Posts: 1,543
2/8/14 11:27 P

I usually wake up between 4-7 with my sister having a seizure (I get punched in the face about 4 times a week), I take her to the bathroom, let her go back to bed for a little while, we cuddle with the dogs, then it's time to get her out of the bedroom and administer her morning medications and morning feeding through her gastro tube. Then we make breakfast, take showers, get dressed, etc. 2-3 times a week we go to the pool around 10am.

TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
2/7/14 6:02 A

Brush my teeth, shave, feed our cats, clean the litter box, and SP

MIFITNOW Posts: 2,658
2/7/14 6:01 A

Get up 5:30, put kids on bus @ 6:30. 7:25 and 8:20. Head to the gym at 9 - take 9:30 class (whatever it is). Run errands and return home for lunch

LILISWEN SparkPoints: (36,010)
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2/6/14 11:46 P

I get up every morning at 5:20am and workout either on my elliptical or to an exercise dvd for a minimum of 30 minutes. Then it's shower, make lunch, make coffee and get on the road to be to work by 8:30.

BETRHO48 Posts: 13,646
2/6/14 10:27 P

varies greatly from day-to-day; definitely not routine

LADYCJM SparkPoints: (57,456)
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Posts: 2,545
2/6/14 10:21 P

Morning monotony is wonderful! I have 245 minutes to get out of bed, get dressed, grab my prepared breakfast and lunch from the fridge and leave the house. No changes, no excitement no nothing wanted or allowed!

KKLENNERT809 Posts: 10,742
2/6/14 9:52 P

Up at 5 am, exercise for 60-90 min. Get ready for work. work 7:30 - 4:30. Go to either pilates or water aerobics class for an hour and home to eat. Computer work and Sparking. Read and ready for bed.

MUSICMOM27 Posts: 576
2/6/14 9:41 P

usually i hear the upstairs neighbors start walking around at 4 am but i don't have to be out of bed until 6:45. my daughter goes to seminary every morning at 6 but thankfully my hubby takes her to church for that and goes back to get her to school as i'm getting up. i've finally gotten into the habit of making my breakfast and lunch the night before so i all i have to do is get dressed and go. i eat in my office between going out to see students (i teach private lessons through a new public school program for talented students.) i do my exercising in the afternoons.

SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 16,307
2/6/14 7:27 P

get up when the alarms goes off and hit the jogging trail and then come back and get ready for work.

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
2/6/14 7:11 P


JOHN_SKIM Posts: 216
2/6/14 7:08 P

I have 3 types of routines during the year. Right now the busy one. I wake up, do what I have to do to get ready, eat a little bit and leeeeave. It all takes me about 30-45 min.

Edited by: JOHN_SKIM at: 2/6/2014 (22:03)
DACHI9 SparkPoints: (7,051)
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3/29/13 11:29 A

I'm retired so its kinda like a toss up. I usually straighten up the house and then do different things. Some days it's getting outside to work in the yard or visiting friends. In the afternoon I'm usually in my craft room working on my greeting cards or some other artsy thing. It's nice to be able to choose and not have a rigorous schedule.

SBURDEN Posts: 9,948
3/29/13 10:06 A

Typically up at 5 or 6 am (depending on if it is a day I work out)
Work 8-5
Home at 5:30 - run kids around or cook dinner
8pm kids go to bed
8-10 clean, pick up, pack lunches
10 time to myself
10:30 off to bed again

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
3/29/13 9:41 A

I may not follow a real standard on the weekends, but M-F

- get up
- get dressed, and whatever else needs to be done
- get more dressed (especially in winter) to walk the dog

- walk the dog (depends on where and how long she wants to go, how long that takes)
- return to prepare for work day (breakfast, hubby's lunch (just help get it all together; he mainly makes it himself), try to get in some Bible study during breakfast)

- open garage door as hubby leaves, and, if working from home, close it and return to house; if working from office; return back in house to close door, and return to car to travel with him

after that; it's pretty much a standard work day, regardless of where I'm working

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (225,241)
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3/29/13 8:31 A

I don't get tired of my daily routines - they are actually kind of important. When my schedule gets thrown off too many days, I feel kind of BLEH. I DO get tired of having to be some place at a certain time day after day after day,

EVERY morning - wake up btw 4:30 - 5; cuddle with the dogs for a while...

M-Th - morning Pilates at home; feed the dogs; get ready for work

Mon & Wed - 5:30 spin class after work

Tu & Th - 4:30 spin (if I can leave work early) or bleacher workout or run/walk or ST

Fri - 6am Tabata

3/29/13 8:28 A

My workday routine is changing, as my work schedule is changing. The new plan is wake up at 4:19 ( tha't the same) get tea, blood sugar, meds SPARK. till 5:30. Breakfast. 6:00 wake up kid, offer food, switch laundry, pack lunch qnd snack, load dishwasher drive kid to school at 6:30,and be at work at 7( big change) work 7-4, with workout planned for 4-6 when I pick kid up from sports and go home to make dinner, take meds, do homework help, laundry, dishes and then bed by 8. Saturday, I do the same wake up and spark routine but usually have to drive the kid to sport events, or errands, so the timing is different.

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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3/29/13 6:55 A

My routine day to day is pretty much the same as I function best with order probably due to the OCD but I have my week mapped out at the start of each week including gym days, dog walking everyday, sports functions for son etc. My day starts exactly the same -- wake up, grab the coffee and Spark...

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (81,498)
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3/29/13 6:48 A

The same as on the weekend. I'm a SAHM. My eldest is in JK but it's only part time (2-3 days/week).

I usually wake up between 5am-6am, either on my own or the kids wake me up. Usually on my own since I've gotten healthier. I find I don't need much sleep anymore and have tons of energy.

I start breakfast for kids. Usually something fancy, my kids are lucky. ;) Pancakes from scratch, crepes, yogurt parfaits, smoothies, homemade muffins/breads, oatmeal or simple whole grain toast with peanut butter and a side of fruit.

Then I have a tea and do my Sparkin'.
Then I make my own breakfast.
I get my kids dressed, teeth and hair brushed.
If my son has school and it's a strength training day, I get part of my workout done.
I walk my son to the bus stop and then come home and finish my routine.
If my son doesn't have school, I start my workout shortly after breakfast.
Shower and get myself ready for the day.
Then it's cleaning/chore time and that brings me to lunch time.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 3/29/2013 (06:51)
DATTEBERR SparkPoints: (5,640)
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3/29/13 12:58 A

Out of bed at 5:30 am, get oldest son out of bed, in the shower and on the bus at 6:45, and get the other two boys up. 7:15, drive youngest son down to bus stop, back home at 7:30. Fix my breakfast, get last boy on the bus at 8:15. Spend an hour or so online. Have a snack around 10am. Do my exercising, shower, and start load of laundry or dishes. Have lunch at noon. Pick youngest up at the bus stop at 1pm, bring him home, and leave for work at 1:15pm.

KRAFTYKRAFT SparkPoints: (92,156)
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3/28/13 10:26 P

wake up at 4:30 - do strength training while oatmeal cooks, eat breakfast; get ready; go to work and walk for about 45 minutes before I clock in at 8

MICHELLE2343 Posts: 714
3/28/13 9:43 P

I wake up at 5:30 and get ready for work. I leave the house at 7:00. I wish my morning routine would include a work out but my schedule doesn't allow for that and there is no way that I'm waking up before 5:30 a.m. I do my work outs in the morning on my days off.

RUKIDDINGME123 SparkPoints: (39,606)
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Posts: 1,807
3/26/13 7:32 P

I wake up at 2 in the morning to be at work by 4 so I shower and go to work.

RONIGH Posts: 631
3/26/13 5:59 P

Wake up, bathroom, prepare my son's school lunch, drop him off at school, weigh myself, have a protein bar, take my medications, have a cup of coffee, change the diaper of my 7 month old daughter, feed her, and then start working out.

ELENGIL Posts: 957
3/25/13 3:42 P

Alarm goes off at 5:30, I hit snooze once or twice. (trying to work on this one)
Get up usually by 5:45. Often because the cats won't stop crying.
Feed the cats their treats. I am not allowed to skip this step.
Go to the bathroom to dress. Turn on the faucet to a very slow dribble so the cats can drink.
Do hair, wash face, brush teeth.
Grab lunch prepared the night before and put it in my lunch bag.
Put two eggs in pan. Let cats lick the inside of the shells. I am not allowed to skip this step.
Turn on the faucet to a very slow dribble so the cats can drink.
Blend smoothie from ingredients prepared the night before.
Let cats out and start the car to warm up (read: defrost)
Eat the eggs.
Out the door by 6:40, drink the smoothie on the way to work.

FIRECOM SparkPoints: (0)
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3/25/13 2:45 P

Since I have trouble sleeping I find my best sleep time is from 5 am to 8 am. I wake, take my pills, test blood sugar, make a yoghurt, fruit and fiber one cereal and make a protein smoothie for my wife and I.

JLTRACY Posts: 462
3/25/13 2:00 P

wake by 6:30
shower & dress
wake daughter
get breakfast fix lunch out the door in a hurry. I wish I could get up to exercise it is just difficult. I'm not a morning person to begin with.

LOLEMA SparkPoints: (105,894)
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3/25/13 1:48 P

make coffee
cook breakfast for son
pack sons lunch

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
3/25/13 1:13 P

I wake up Mon. thru Fri. anywhere from 5-6 a.m depending if my husband is on 4 ten hour days or 5 eight hour days. I get up, get his work uniform and set it on bed and go make him coffee. I then wake my 17 year old up ask her if she wants breakfast and cook it if yes ,and not cook if no. For 20 years I cooked breakfast for my husband but now he waits for a later breakfast saying an early breakfast makes him too hungry mid morning, he usually waits until lunch comes home for lunch so I have a good lunch for him ready. My husband is not, and has never been over weight so he can eat when he likes and be okay. I stay home most days cleaning house, crafting , on here, and on fb. I sometimes have my daughter and grandson spending the day with me, or just my grandson while she has a break. I cook and bake most days and have the house cleaned everyday. I sometimes walk to Walgreen's at the corner to see what is on sale or clearance. Weekends I play by ear and we do all sorts of things. On the weekdays I have no certain schedule or way I do my work. I cannot have a time schedule that would bore me to tears.

SILLIJILLI SparkPoints: (58,754)
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3/25/13 1:07 P

Mine has room for improvement, but I just can't farce myself to make the changes I would like.

I normally get up around 7AM, shower, dress, make breakfast, eat, wash up, brush teeth and head out to work.

I have tried and failed repeatedly to get up earlier to exercise, even a little, but especially in winter the mornings are so dark and cold, getting out of bed is awful!

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
3/25/13 1:06 P

Alarm goes off at 5:30, but I lounge in bed until 5:45 listening to the news, weather, and a few songs.
Wash hair, go to the kitchen and down some supplements and wheat grass juice.
dry hair, get dressed.
Watch tv until 6:30 am
Debate on lunch and a smoothie or another juice. make choices.
walk out the door at 7:30AM.

I have no problem with monotony.

3/25/13 12:42 P

Wake up at 6:00, get dressed, make bed, wake my son up, feed, cloth and give him his medicine then take him to school. Go home and look for a job.

SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 16,307
3/25/13 11:58 A

I do my best to start the day with my water bottle and at least 60 - 90 minutes of jogging time and then I come back for breakfast and get ready for work.

EMILYMARGO SparkPoints: (12,060)
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3/25/13 11:56 A

Monday-Thursday I wake up at 5:30, eat breakfast, get ready for my class and internship and then leave for the day.
And then Friday's my day off! I go to my guitar/mandolin lesson, walk my dogs, and usually take a nap

IRISHFANUH87 Posts: 1,038
3/25/13 10:47 A

I have a regular morning routine but it doesn't really bother me that it's the same every day. Every morning I get up at 6:45, start the coffee, eat my cereal, shower, do makeup and hair, get dressed, brush teeth, fill my coffee and water cups, throw my morning snack in my purse and head to work at 7:50. I workout in the evening so that doesn't factor in, and no kids yet so we will see in a few years how much this routine changes!

3/25/13 10:46 A

BEY220 Posts: 5,007
3/25/13 10:45 A

wake up at 5:30 every morning for a job that doesn't start until 8 a.m. -_-
do work things
get out and hit the gym, maybe
wait for Friday anxiously to roll around again.

TIG123GER SparkPoints: (77,547)
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Posts: 2,116
3/25/13 10:43 A

M-F I dread the alarm going off, push until I absolutely have to get up, get up and shower/get ready for work, drive my 1/2 hour to work, and then have coffee and breakfast when I get there.

KCLEVELAND5678 SparkPoints: (13,025)
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3/25/13 10:27 A

KJFITNESSDUDE, I love your plan. I sooooo need to do that because my evenings are always busy with 3 teenagers activities. I've just had a terrible time wanting to get out of bed in the morning when it's so cold here. My fibromyalgia and RA don't like the cold at all. But I am going to start making myself get up and do it. I love strength training and my routine is very similar to yours. Thanks for inspiring me to do better!

3/25/13 10:06 A

M-F I wake up at 4:20am EDT
On M-W-F I make coffee, then warm-up to get ready to lift by 5am, I also take the time to check in here and on facebook.
5 to 6:15 on those days, I lift (M-chest & tris, W-Back & Bis, F-Shoulders and traps)
On M & W I have my kids so then I wake them up around 6:20
I make breakfast for me and the oldest and we usually eat together or she'll eat while I'm making our packed lunches.
By 6:50 the oldest is leaving and I am fighting with the youngest to wake her up and she is a GRIZZLY BEAR to wake up (like her mother) and she usually snaps at me (again, like her mother). I love her nonetheless and give her Big Daddy Bear kisses and she usually screams "I'm Up, Okaaaaaay!?" (job done)

On Tue & Thurs I still wake up at 4:20 but I either opt to stay in bed or I come log on here and begin my daily tormenting of you

On all of the days I am dressed and ready to leave my house by 7:30.
I have two different ways to work and on most days I take the usual grind of the highway because ultimately it's faster but on nice sunny Mayberry RFD kinda days I take the back country roads to work and though it's 10 min longer it's totally worth it. I won't go that way all the time because I always want to appreciate it.

BTW, I am emoticon from the moment I wake up!

Edited by: KJFITNESSDUDE at: 3/25/2013 (10:10)
GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
3/25/13 9:19 A

Does it ever get monotonous, or are there always a few things thrown in to make it a little better or interesting?

School days, I get up between 6 and 6:30, go potty, get the kids up-my son first so he can go to the bathroom, then my daughter. I have to help my son get dressed because he has not been a morning person-ever. I have to remind my daughter to wash up, change her underwear, and put on deodorant, because if I don't, she will think she doesn't have to. Experience tells me this. Then, I come downstairs, make my son something to eat, offer to make my daughter something to eat-though she often opts for cereal. Then I prepare my coffee.

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