Welcome to My Morning Routine, where Julianne Hough and other good-life gurus share their personal (frequently surprising, often healthy) morning rituals—to help you make your a.m.’s more awesome.
The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning—which is usually around 6:30 a.m.—is sit up and think of five things I’m grateful for that have either happened to me already or that I want to do that day that will in turn make me grateful. I set little spiritual goals for my day. They don’t have to be big achievements—just something like wanting to smile at 10 people and seeing them smile back.
Then, I get out of bed, brush my teeth, and get changed. My fiance [Brooks Laich] is so cute—at night, he preps juices for us using fresh produce he buys at the farmers’ market so we have them ready to drink in the morning. We have a good system going: I cook dinner while he makes them. So after I change in the morning, I have the juice he prepped the night before, which has kale, spinach, cucumber, lemon, ginger, an apple or pear, and sometimes beets.
If I need a little more energy for the day, I take a little bit of oatmeal from my fiance’s huge gallon that he eats and have it before my 8 a.m. workout. I like to mix up my workouts, doing something different almost every day. I do Body by Simone, Tracy Anderson, Core Power Yoga, I just tried Anna Kaiser…. I really tend to go for more dance-inspired [classes]. I think I would do [a dance workout] even if I wasn’t a dancer, because it works the little tiny muscles that are hard to get when you’re just doing a squat or lunge.
After I work out, I come home and have a protein shake or steamed eggs with avocado and tomato. Sometimes I won’t do my makeup or hair after I shower—I really only do them if I have somewhere to go that day. My fiance and I have Sonos speakers in our house, so I put on a Kygo Pandora channel or Alt-J to listen to while I get ready. Then, I’m set to get on with my day!
Curious how more influencers start their days? Hilary Duff’s involves taking a power shot every a.m., and Cameron Diaz chugs a liter of water.