Featured Chobaniac: Amanda Russell
*Yawn!* You know that feeling. Your alarm clock buzzes, you press snooze a few too many times, and decide to skip your plans for a morning workout in favor of a bit more shuteye. Hey, it happens to the best of us. But truthfully, being a morning person rocks! There’s no better feeling than kickstarting the day at dawn with a sense of accomplishment and can-do attitude from those endorphins.
Think it’s tough? Think again! This week’s featured Chobaniac, athlete and celebrity fitness expert Amanda Russell, is here to share her morning routine. With a toned physique and vibrant personality to match, Amanda is truly inspirational. Her routine is only four minutes, and you even get a cup of Chobani at the end of it. See, waking up can be sweet!
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Best Way to Start your Day – Amanda Russell’s 2 Secrets
How you start your day sets the tone for the rest of your day, and essentially how you live your life, which is why I believe establishing an effective morning routine can make a huge difference!
People always ask me what I do for my morning routine to get my day started on the right track. Truthfully, mornings are my favorite part of the day and really kickstart a positive tone for the rest of my day, and I believe it has a LOT to do with these 2 little secrets:
1. Everyday I wake up with My 4 Minute Energizing Ritual. This is the BEST way to start your day! All it requires is 4 minutes and it WILL change your day, your energy, how you feel, your body – there’s NO reason not to do this!
2. After your sweat session, follow with a high-protein breakfast
Here is my 1 minute recipe for my super starter breakfast (you can add your own favorties or tweak as you like)
-1 Cup 0% Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt
-Stir in half chopped banana and ½ cup berries
-Add 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
-Sprinkle 1 tbsp Ground Flax Seeds
Make this routine as natural as brushing your teeth.
They say it takes 3 solid weeks to really get into a routine, so my challenge to you is to really try to do this for 3 solid weeks and make it a regular part of your day!
You will feel AMAZING and your body will quickly see the benefits. It’s a nice little extra boost in your day. I even do this ritual before I go to the gym in the morning – its now simply a part of my morning ritual!
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