Lemon, Interrupted

If you’re a long time reader of my blog you know that I LOVE hot water and lemon in the morning.  I think starting your day with water instead of coffee is a great way to prioritize hydration.  But there are other benefits as well.

Livestrong.com lists these benefits of drinking lemon water:

  • digestive aide
  • overcoming nausea or morning sickness
  • weight loss
  • creating beautiful skin
  • energizing your body

Here’s where the interrupted part comes in.  I’ve been going for two weeks without my beloved lemon water.  Both grocery stores by my house had a super yucky batch of lemons recently.  It totally threw off my morning routine and I definitely felt a difference in my hydration levels.  Yes I know I could have just drank a glass of regular water.  But I didn’t.  I just went straight to the coffee pot.

I’m happy to report that lemons are BACK in my life.

I brought something else back this morning that’s been missing from my morning routine for months and months.  Remember when I used to wake up every morning and meditate and stretch for 10 minutes?  Me neither, it’s been gone for so long.  I have no idea why I stopped this.

I used to forgo the snooze button and let Brad stay in bed for an extra ten while I grabbed my yoga matt and a mug of hot lemon water.  My day was totally different when I had this tiny slice of time for focusing in the morning.

Wish me luck, I hope to keep the meditation up for good now.

Do you have any morning rituals?

PS I’m speaking at Podcamp this weekend, who’s coming?

PSS – Has everyone RSVP’d to our Toronto Blogger Meetup on Saturday? (You’re still welcome to come even if you haven’t RSVP’d just hit me up with an email today!)

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10 Responses to Lemon, Interrupted

  1. Bronwyn says:

    Lemon water can be so delicious in the morning, but I love my coffee! Good luck with the meditation, don’t know if I can ever convince myself to do that.

  2. Dre says:

    I totally stopped doing the meditation and stretching in the morning too. Now I just need to fun where I put my yoga mat and get back to it. How did I forget about that, it felt amazing.

    • Morgan @ Life After Bagels says:

      Funny how the littlest things can make the biggest difference. And it’s always those little things that fall away when life gets crazy eh!

  3. I know you like lemon water because I saw the video about “S**t Fitness Bloggers Say.” And your picture is lovely. We grow lemons here in Santa Barbara, so I feel for your lack of delicious lemons. Guess you need to take a road trip.

    • Morgan @ Life After Bagels says:

      Mmmmm yes lemons aren’t exactly local food here. But I can’t live without them!!! Those and bananas. And I accept your invitation :)

  4. I drink a glass of water every morning as soon as I get up. Thats my only real ritual besides rushing around and trying to remember to put mascara on both eyes before I leave the house.

  5. I wish I could come to both, but I am away this weekend. Boo.

  6. I’m also a lemon-and-water-in-the-morning kinda girl. You nailed all the benefits – it’s one of the first things I tell my clients to try, especially if they have digestive troubles.
    I want to start getting into meditation/yoga first thing in the morning too. I always seem to head straight for the computer and then it’s hard to get away…
    p.s. I can’t make it to the dinner tomorrow as I’m out of town – so sorry to have to cancel last-minute. Have fun!

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