The Way You Spend the First Hour of Your Day 6


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They say the way you spend the first hour of your day will determine what the rest of your day will be like. For years I’ve believed this, but today once again, I was reminded how true it is.

Before the sun came up, I was tiptoeing around the house, brewing coffee and pulling my yoga pants on. Driving I5, watching the sun rise up over the mountains, gazing in awe at foggy fields, I headed into Seattle. Traffic hit and I was late arriving at the Brooks Trailhead Store, but it didn’t matter. Stephanie and Kate from Curator greeted me and moments after laying down  my yoga mat, I was sweating with some great Seattle girls.

Loud music, a great workout and then a delicious (and healthy) breakfast thanks to Whole Foods Market and we were out by 8am. 

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Search #WFMmorningflow for more photos from the event!

Events like this will never be my early  morning “normal” since I have 3 kids and live in a small town (that I love), but I’m so thankful for a rare treat like today. It reminded me how energizing it is to get up and start the day with intention.

“It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.”
~Aristotle

If you’ve personally lacked motivation, time and patience, I strongly encourage you to simply try ONE  thing. Try rising earlier. Be up before your kids. Have some coffee. Get a notebook and write down 5 things you’re thankful for. Move your body. Read something that challenges you…..Do it for 3 weeks and see how your life changes. 

“The early morning has gold in its mouth.”
~Benjamin Franklin

Later in the morning, we went for a walk at English Boom Preserve. If you haven’t been here, google it  and go. Here are a few photos from our walk, since this place is too wonderful not to share. 

Beach Snacks "Summit Seeker" trail mix. The kids didn't know they like Pumpkin Seeds until today!

“Summit Seeker” trail mix, from 365 Everyday Value. The kids didn’t know they like Pumpkin Seeds until today!

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So, here’s a question, if we did some sort of an “Early Morning Challenge” say in September, would you be interested?

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About Angela Strand

Angela is a wife, mama to three little ones and a lifelong Washington State resident. Besides facilitating the NW Healthy Mama website, she loves being involved in her kids’ school, hiking with her girlfriends, growing all the things, writing, reading and taking photos.


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