Welcome to My Morning Routine, where Lacey Stone 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, Lacey Stone Fitness and cycling instructor at Flywheel, Los Angeles
Because I wake up so early in the morning my night prep is crucial—and it’s a little wacky. I usually go to Starbucks before I go to bed, so I have an iced coffee ready to go in the morning. Starbucks doesn’t always open on time near my house and I have a room full of 40 people waiting for me, so I can’t be late.
I’m very into fitness fashion so I lay my outfit out the night before. I know, dork-fest. I also make sure my playlist is in my bag, with my iPod, spin shoes, brush, outfit change, stereo cords, phone, and—don’t forget—the keys. (I’m known to forget the keys.)
I pop in the shower while I usually multi-task by brushing my teeth too. I’m out the door in about 10 minutes. I’ve got it down to a science.
Then I walk to my car while posting something fitness-related on Instagram, which I almost always plan out the night before, too. Once I get into my car, I pop open my glove compartment, which has a week’s stash of Two Moms In The Raw bars. Breakfast is served.
I then connect my iPod to my car Bluetooth and I listen to the playlist on the way—thinking about when I’m going to have students climb or sprint, finding good spots in the playlist where I can motivate the group. At Flywheel or any workout I lead, it’s meant to have a family feel, like a team.
Post-workout meal: I walk down Larchmont Boulevard and usually grab a smoothie at the Larchmont Juicery. My favorite is the Captain Coconut.