Though I no longer need to get up at four in the morning, it is a habit I find difficult to break. I enjoy two cups of fresh ground black coffee while I respond to emails and comments or prepare a new blog post.
After my coffee time, I turn my attention to my face. Cleansing and moisturizing is a ritual that I always enjoy. I start and end each day with a few minutes of me-time. I brush my teeth and my hair, then clean my face and follow with Countertime Antioxidant Soft Cream. It is the perfect daytime moisturizer.
Next, I get dressed for my walk and still have time to dustmop the hardwood floors or start a load of laundry. I find that doing a few chores each day means my home stays neat without having to devote a whole day to house cleaning.
As daylight comes, I go for a brisk walk every morning that the weather allows. My route includes three miles up and down hills and around the neighborhood lakes. I often go for another walk in the evening.
Brisk walking has always been my favorite exercise. I wear the same type of casual street clothes I wear while relaxing at home. My scoop-neck T is from Macy’s. (The T’s shrink two inches in length when laundered.) Since all my other items are old, I will link below to similar current items. The ankle-length white jeans were from Chico’s several years ago. Referral and affiliate links in my posts may result in a small commission paid to me at no cost to you.
The hat protects my face from the sun, but it also works like a charm to keep my hair from whipping into my face when it is windy.
Dance classes or going to the gym may pass in and out of my routine, but I enjoy being outside most. Walking is the only exercise routine I have continued to enjoy all of my life.
I appreciate this skincare line by Beautycounter so much! The formulas are perfect for our delicate, aging skin.
After my walk, I prepare breakfast, clean the kitchen, make the bed, and take a shower. When I get out of the shower, I use the other Beautycounter daytime skincare products and finish with a bit of eyeliner pencil, shadow, mascara, and some bronzer. I use the sheer lipsticks most often. Then I get dressed for the day and start checking off my to-do list.