Welcome to My Morning Routine, where Tamara Hill-Norton and other good-life gurus share their personal (frequently surprising, often healthy) morning rituals—to help you make your a.m.’s more awesome.
Founder and creative director, Sweaty Betty
Most mornings I wake up around 7 a.m. to find my son getting into our bed for a quick cuddle session before breakfast. He is a gigantic 9-year-old who still loves to cuddle!
When the kids were very young my husband Simon (co-founder and CEO of Sweaty Betty) and I made a pact that he would be in charge of breakfast for the family, while I make everyone a smoothie. My favorite smoothie is usually made with spinach, frozen berries, chia seeds, and avocado. Breakfast with the family includes poached eggs or Greek yogurt with this amazing seeded honey I bought from Gjusta last time I was in Los Angeles.
Around 7:30 a.m. I shower, make myself a hot water and lemon, and start my morning beauty routine, which is fairly minimal and quick. I use StriVectin moisturizer followed by Laura Mercier hydrating primer and tinted moisturizer for a simple natural glow.
At 8 a.m. I am out the door! Monday through Wednesday I cycle to and from the Sweaty Betty office wearing our Zero Gravity leggings—best bum-sculpting leggings ever! It’s the greatest way to start the day, and also gives me time to decompress before I get home. If I’m not cycling to work, I will squeeze in a class at London fitness studio Barrecore or go swimming before heading in to work.
After working out I quickly change when I arrive at the office. I like to mix some of my favorite Sweaty Betty styles like the Sono Luxe pants with labels such as Cos and my favorite white Acne Adriana sneakers.
For more morning inspo, try Brittany Snow’s happiness hack, volleyball pro Kerri Walsh-Jennings’ early-rising advice (and we do mean early), and beauty guru Shirley Pinkston’s “killer anti-aging cocktail.”