What’s the first thing you do when you get out of bed in the morning? A well-rounded morning routine sets the tone for the day and gets you prepped—both mentally and physically—before diving into a packed schedule filled with emails, chores, happy hours, workouts, and more. Our series Morning Person profiles those who have mastered the art of the morning routine. Tune in every Monday morning here and on our Instagram to learn exactly how the pros get it all done before the sun comes up, from their go-to breakfasts to their a.m. workouts.
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There are two types of people who fall into the "morning person" category: Those who simply enjoy their time in the morning—taking things slow and relishing in the quiet that results when most of the world is still tucked away in their sheets—and those who are so busy they have no choice but to wake up at the crack of dawn and check off more items on their to-do list before the sun rises than I accomplish all day.
I think it's safe to say that Lisa Smith falls into the latter category.
As the director of experiential events at Califia Farms (which you might recognize as Instagram's favorite plant-based milk company), Smith is already crushing it during the 9-to-5. But before that can even begin, she has a whole other job: She's the mother of five kids all under the age of 10, three of them being triplets. And to top it all off, she somehow squeezes in a daily morning routine complete with affirmations, workouts, and spending time with her children.
Whether you have kids or not, Lisa's morning routine is inspiring, to say the least. Read on for how she balances it all before her workday begins.
I like to get ready at the gym because it’s a lot faster when I don’t have any kids grabbing at my legs or screaming for me to pick them up. I do a 10-minute face and always finish with a bold lip. It makes me feel put-together and confident. Plus, it’s fun.
Once I get all the kids fed, I grab the chia seed pudding I prepped for myself as well as my second coffee of the day, which is a cold brew, and head out the door. I always take my breakfast to go to save time.
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