Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Great Way to Start the Day

I have a doctor's appointment later this morning to get a lump checked-out on my elbow (ewww!), so I have an extra hour to spare at home. Mr. Mal offered to wake up early and cook me breakfast. What an amazing guy! Here he is cooking us some eggs...


While Mal was making breakfast, I caught up on my blog reading while sipping some iced coffee. (In the background is Lindsay's blog, For the Love of Oats-- one of my favs!)


Here's Mal's final product... a scrambled egg and cheddar English muffin breakfast sandwich with prosciutto. It was amazing-- probably his best breakfast sandwich yet! Of course, I devoured it! While typing up this post, I munched on an Adora calcium disk. (For an explanation of Adora and where to buy them, check out my FAQs page.)


Workout

I slept in a little this morning, and hit the gym around 6:30. I did one of my favorite walking workouts: 45-Minute Treadmill Workout. I've mentioned it on my blog in the past-- both the running and walking workouts keep you interested and exercising hard for a solid 45 minutes. It's great, especially when you want a good workout, but aren't super motivated or don't have a lot of time. Before my workout, I ate 3 Oatmeal-Apricot-Almond cookies, which quieted my stomach until breakfast.

Question of the Day

What is your favorite part of your morning routine?

Me: Hands down, eating breakfast while reading my favorite blogs. I love catching up with everyone's day-- their meals, lives, etc. It starts my day off on the right foot and motivates me to eat healthy and live well. 

30 Comments:

Mandee said...

My favorite morning ritual is the same as yours. In fact, that's exactly what I'm doing right now! :]

Erica said...

That is so sweet that he made you breakfast! I hope married life is treating you two well so far (it looks like it is!!). Good luck with the dr.

VeggieGirl said...

Mal's a keeper, for sure!! :0)

Haha, I love the photograph of your laptop, viewing Lindsay's blog - fun!!

Favorite part of my morning routine: workout and breakfast :0)

Carrie said...

After I drop off my kids at school and their is silence! Then I get to work, drink my coffee and read my blogs.

Meg said...

My favorite weekday morning ritual is waking up and reading all the new blog posts while it is quiet and nobody is up. My favorite Sunday morning ritual is my tea and Sunday paper and ads.

sweetsandsweats said...

Can Mal write my husband an email on "How to Pamper Your Wife"?

Favorite part of my morning routine is definitely the fact that I can get a million little chores done. I am definitely more motivated in the morning and I love knowing that I got a bunch of task done so that when I get home from work I can simply veg.

Sweets&Sweats

UVAJess said...

Running on the treadmill and watching Matt Lauer on the Today Show. mmmmm :) It's been a ritual for 6 years now!

mi said...

well i hope i can marry someone who makes such amazing breakfasts!

Aimee said...

My morning ritual is kissing the kitties since they are all up in my face in the am. Then onto breakfast & blog reading.

Justine said...

I wish my boy would cook for me! You're a lucky girl ;)

Favorite morning ritual is my oatmeal and workout...both start my day off on the right foot :)

Rose said...

Good question! I think my favorite part of my morning routine is making and stirring my oatmeal in a pot on the stove. Even if I'm running late, I still feel like I have control over my morning.

SarahF said...

My favourite morning ritual is sipping on my latte (or coffee if I ran out of time in the morning) while listening to my music and staring out the window on my way to work (I take the bus). It allows me to tune out and my mind wander. Helps me wake up and puts me in a good mood for the rest of the day! :)

Melissa said...

AW.....How lucky are you?!?!? That's awesome. I wish my husband and me had time in the morning to do that :( I wake up at 5:30 and am still rushed trying to get out the door by 6:30 ...

That sammie looks YUMMY!

Beth said...

I'm so entrenched in my routine it's sad. I shower and then slowly drink my coffee while putting on my makeup and checking the internet or watching the Today show. It's a nice relaxing way to start the day!

mealsfromthegirlinthelittleblackdress said...

My favorite part of my morning is finding the perfect accessories to complete my outfit!

And on the weekends, I LOVE to sleep in and make brunch with Mike while watching Simpsons DVDs. Obvi.

Denise said...

Hi Tina!
Now that's a good husband! : ) Mine is a sweetie like that too! ; ) Lucky us!!!
Being winter on this side of the planet... I can't really get out of bed with much time to spare. So after my shower, I make my oats and sit to watch some TV, or read the paper/magazine. Then it's out the door and at work I'll have my caffeine fix and read my blogs and post. I normally have my workout after work, but on the weekend I'll do it after breakfast.
Then I can enjoy the rest of the day without worrying about getting all lazy! LOL!
d

Fitnessista said...

proscuitto and egg sandwich-- YUM!

my favorite part of the morning is taking the puppies for a walk and then having breakfast :D

have a great day!

RhodeyGirl/Irbas/Sabrina said...

i keep thinking and thinking about today's question and i just don't have an answer! i don't really HAVE a morning routine.. I wake up and try to get ready as fast as possible and get into my office by 7 (some days exercising before and some days not). then i check emails/blogs etc, make my breakfast, and get working. I think I am missing out on a potential great morning every morning!

Christina said...

Another Mac user ^,^

My favorite morning is either running first, or enjoying a slice of homemade toast with coffee, black or with milk foam, while reading or going through my blog list. Sitting outside in the morning is lovely, too.

Olga said...

My favorite part of the morning is eating breakfast and listening to NPR's Hourly News summary.

I also love when my mom runs into my room to put on one of the many perfumes she finds in my room before running off to work. The women in my house are on the go while both my dad and brother are still sleeping!

Denise said...

Go Mac girls!
LOL!

Sammy said...

Your blog is awesome! I have been reading it for a while, but it is my first time commenting now. I just wanted to say that you are such an inspiration for us all. You live a balanced life and eat healthy, yet not TOO healthy. I love how you are able to enjoy little sweets here and there and not feel guilty about it at all! Your example has helped me develop a better relationship with food so I want to thank you. =)
By the way, you are absolutely gorgeous and have the most amazing body!!! Mal is one lucky guy. ;)

fightwiththescale said...

My favorite morning ritual is walk for 20 minutes; eat my breakfast (banana+oats) and read my favorite blogs like you!

Anonymous said...

Tina! I am from Boston but live in LA. I was visiting home and there was always this ice cream stand in Carlisle I always lived and I realized it is Kimball Farms!

Sarah said...

Hey Tina, thanks for the link to the 45-minute treadmill workout! I did it on my lunch hour today and it really gave me a run for my money...I can't wait to do it again! Have a blessed day :)

Betsy said...

i totally do the same thing in the morning: eating oatmeal in my bathrobe (post-shower) while reading blogs. i get up extra early so i have time for myself in the morning like that!

Catherine said...

Hmm . . . coffee has to be my favorite part of my morning routine! Coffee while reading blogs? That's even better!

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