What’s the first thing you do?

I have a wonderful friend, who also happened to be my personal trainer for a long time. He once said to me, in one of our many conversations about eating healthy; “the very first thing you eat, sets up what you crave for the rest of the day. So, if you start your day out with sugary cereal or some over processed food, guess what? It is EXTREMELY hard to turn that around all day”


That changed how I ate almost immediately! And it worked. So I thought to myself, what is the first thing I put in my head in the morning? Let’s be honest…it’s my phone. I am either checking email, texts or…yep…facebook/instagram. And I find myself reaching for my phone ALL day. I know where it is at ALL times. How can you be present or truly connecting with the person in front of you, if the second your phone beeps-you reach for it? You can’t. Sorry.

I changed that. The first thing I do in the morning, after kissing my husband good morning-is read. NOW I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE THINKING….I have child…how?! Well, I wake up before her. Or Remy and I will give each other 15 minutes in the am to read. Because putting GOOD vs. CRAP into your head before you start your day will only set you up for success. AND IT HAS BEEN WORKING! My whole day has been turning around. And i find myself wanting to read more. It has been truly amazing.

What little changes can you make to set yourself up for success in the morning?

I am currently reading The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy and I HIGHLY recommend it!

My personal trainer/friend is JPK. He’s amazing and if you are looking for someone to whip your butt into shape (and you live in Los Angeles), let me know and i will send you his info!