This year I have been doing my best with getting a solid routine down in the morning so I can move forward with my day efficiently. Since I am a freelancer, I often work from home. However, each day is different. I could be waking up as early as 5 am or I could be “sleeping in” until 7:30 am. No matter what time I get up, my morning routine is constant. I prioritize getting ready to hit the gym first thing in the morning. I know a lot of people struggle with motivating themselves to work out in the morning so today I am sharing my tips that help me get going!

Beyond Basic Blog Dove Advanced Care #DovePartnerLemon Water

Drink a cup of hot lemon water first thing in the morning. Lemons have a ton of benefits for your body and your skin. They are loaded with vitamin C and it gives your immune system a boost. It also helps with your digestion. And if you are blocked up, you will feel sluggish all day. A hot cup of lemon water solves that problem.

Beyond Basic Blog Dove Advanced Care #DovePartnerChange Into Work Out Clothes

I actually lay out my gym clothes every night so I see them first thing. That way I am not looking for a sock or a sports bra. Sometimes if I am waking up extra early, I will wear my gym clothes to bed (no kidding) so I don’t find an excuse to not hit the gym first thing in the morning!

Beyond Basic Blog Dove Advanced Care #DovePartnerBrush, Moisturize, Deodorize

Immediately after changing into my gym clothes, I brush my teeth, wash my face, apply moisturizer and deodorant. I have been using Dove products for as long as I can remember. I recently switched to their Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant which offers 48 hours of odor and wetness protection. I am a huge fan because of added skincare benefits with its NutriumMoisture formula which leave for softer, smoother skin. Also the scents are just amazing. My personal favorite is “Cool Essentials” which smells like a fresh cucumber! And after reading this review, I just had to make the switch!

“Love how Dove goes on smooth and doesn’t irritate the skin. Smells wonderful and works continuously throughout the day!” – melloddie

Beyond Basic Blog Dove Advanced Care #DovePartnerAnd then I go forward with my morning workout at the gym! Pretty simple morning routine, right? It’s great to get into the habit of a solid routine so you can move forward with your day. What are some of your routines that help you get going in the morning?

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Monday is my hard day to get into routine. And by Friday, I just want the weekend so bad. lol

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I start every morning with a mug of hot water and apple cider vinegar. I love all Dove products! Their deodorant is my fave.

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DOVE is seriously the best!! I love their coconut deodorant. Smells so so good!!

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Perfect morning routine! Love Dove products

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I use SO many Dove products! Their sensitive skin soaps and deodorants are my favs!

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In the morning I am always super late so I can’t have a proper routine.. do you have some suggestions for an evening one? It wold be precious! 🙂

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I have a super similar morning routine! I love lemon water!

xx Mollie

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I start my morning off with a diet coke hehe… I love dove also! Last all day long!

xoxo
Sarah Lindner
http://www.thehouseofsequins.com

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I am going to have to try drinking the warm lemon water every morning. Definitely will be implementing some of your routines into my morning routine.

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Changing into workout clothes always makes me super productive!

Xo, Nina
Law of Fashion Blog

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I love dove products they are my fav!!!

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I have not tried Dove’s deodorant before. I have heard great things about it though. These are all great tips for a morning routine.

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Great morning routine! I love Dove too… it’s my go-to, for sure.

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I Love Dove products!! I use this everyday!

xo, Steph
http://www.urbanblonde.com

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What a great routine! My mornings are all so different with my girls schedules…I need to get more organized!

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Love Dove products!

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i love dove! thanks for sharing this!!

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Love Dove products! Also so smart of you to workout in the AM – I always forget to workout and then I have to drag myself to the gym at the end of the day!
XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com

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Mornings are so hard!! I need to eat right when I wake up or I get super grumpy!

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I LOVE Dove deodorant. The only one that actually works for me!

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Good for you for getting the the gym every day! I need to do better at establishing a morning routine and including working out as part of it.

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Ha! I never thought to sleep in my workout clothes, I love that you do that sometimes! And Dove is my go-to too!! Great stuff!

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i drink hot water , sometimes with lemons, all day! 🙂 it feels really cleansing!

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I’ve been using that exact deodorant for years- love it!

xo, Kristina
Medicine & Manicures

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It’s my goal to hit the gym in the morning…I haven’t made it there yet!! I have to be at work SO early, it means getting up by 4 am. I love the idea of getting off work and already being done with the gym for the day. Hopefully I make it there in the AM someday soon!

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Okay, beyond jealous of your morning routine – I’m soo not there yet, haha. 😉
love the addition of the hot lemon water. It’s something I’ve tried in the past because I’d heard about a few of the benefits, but I need to pick up the habit again.

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This is a great morning routine! I always drink hot lemon water first thing too!

By Lauren M

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Love Dove products– their shampoo & conditioner is awesome!

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Love that you sometimes sleep in your workout attire to save time. Coffee is always a good one for me. 🙂

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What a great morning routine! I’ve been working on giving myself a morning routine. So far I’ve been able to keep it up for a week (since I started) but hopefully I can keep it up!

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I LOVE the idea of working out in the morning, but it just never works for me! First of all, I really struggle with mornings as is. Second of all, getting to the gym and back home to get ready for work in time would be difficult, I might try them again at some point, but for now I’ll stick with my after-work workouts!

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You are a busy girl!! I like getting up early. Rushed mornings make me feel stressed the rest of the day and totally set the tone!

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I already use this deodorant and really like it!! I love your tip about the lemon water as well.

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Dove deodorant is my favorite! I can’t live without it! I love your tips for a good day!

Maggie
http://www.polishedclosets.com

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Love your routine!! I am out of my routine and it is affecting me mentally! Gotta get back with it!

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A good morning routine! I really struggle to go to the gym ever since my delivery! I love Dove products but haven’t used this deodorant, will try to grab it😊

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I use that exact deodorant religiously every single day. I use to struggle so much with this horrible painful razor burn, because my skin is sooo sensitive and this deodorant was the ONLY thing that ever helped it. I don’t think I’ve had a flare up or issue with the skin under my arms in about two years now and I credit it 100% to the dove advanced care deodorant!

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THIS IS A GREAT ROUTINE!

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Definitely need to adopt some of these habits in my morning routine!

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Thanks for the tips. Waking up early is what I struggle with the most!

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I completely agree with wearing your workout clothes so you don’t find an excuse last minute! Dove is my favorite antiperspirant!

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I used to do the lemon water thing every morning too! I loved it; I have to keep doing it again!

Belle | One Awesome Momma

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I really need to start drinking lemon water. I know the benefits – yet for some reason, I keep forgetting to buy lemons or a juicer.

Well – I also forget to do an actual morning routine. Usually, mine is coffee… dress and scramble to get to work. Being there and functional at 630 kinda stinks. So not a morning person.

Lovely post. I need to figure out a better routine. Might make it a better day.

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Serious inspiration to get to the gym every morning, right here! I have to say, I really enjoy working out at night, but I’m sure if I followed these tips, it would help me find motivation and energy throughout my whole day! I wear Dove antiperspirant every single day. I recently switched up scents and I have to say, no matter which one I try, I love it! Thanks for sharing your routine!

Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

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Love this post and love this deodorant even more!

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I used to wear my gym clothes to bed too. Getting dressed was half the battle so it worked great!

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Love your inspiring post. I know about the lemon water but so often forget to do it. Def need to get my gym routine going better and LOVE Dove products…my fave! Love your routine!!

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I love Dove products! Their deodorant is my go-to!

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Ahhh I’m loving this post girly!! Love seeing how people’s morning routine go!

xo Olivia
http://www.hellooliviablog.com

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all of these pictures are SO pretty!! I love Dove! xo

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I really need to get some sort of routine in place for in the mornings. I am not a morning person and find it very difficult to get motivated. But I do feel much better throughout the day if I get a little exercise in first thing.
Lianne | Makes, Bakes and Decor

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Love Dove products! Also love how dedicated you are to working out! Amazing!

xoxo Mandy
http://www.sparkleshinylove.com

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I lay out my workout clothes the night before too! I def don’t need an excuse NOT to go to the gym lol I used to use Dove years ago, but haven’t in a long time. I’ll have to give them another try!

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love dove deodorant!

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Love these tips! I’ve been known to sleep in my workout clothes LOL

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Your morning routine looks so relaxing compared to mine, lol! I get up any time between 4-5 am (why, I have no idea, I just wake up then) and get a few hours’ freelance work done before the kids get up and the bedlam starts. I get my morning workout done once I’ve done the school drop off. I’m a P90X3 girl and I love it. Once I get the workout done I can get on with my work knowing I’ve taken care of my fitness in the morning.

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This is so hard for me! I plan everything the night before but then can’t convince myself to actually get up to go to the gym. I am totally going to use these tips.

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Dove is seriously my favorite too! So hard to get that morning routine down!

xx,

Lacey
http://www.theglittergospelblog.com

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Love this post !

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xx Molly

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Yes to lemon water! I really need to get back to drinking that each morning. Thanks for the reminder 🙂

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such a great morning routine, love Dove!
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amazing post!!! thanks for sharing xx

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I need to try lemon water. Great routine!

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I need to revamp my morning routine! Thanks for sharing how you get going in the morning!

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Great morning routine! I need to get one under way too

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I’m a big coffee fan. I love lemon water during the day though!

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This post is beautiful! I love the photos.

xo, Lauryn
Lauryncakes

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That is such a good idea to lay out your gym clothes or sleep in them. I hate it when I wake up with the intention to go to the gym and then can’t find something!

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I love dove too! It seriously makes the skin feel so soft!

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Love Dove! And I need to try starting the day with a cup of lemon water.

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I agree! Routine is very important! I need to get in a better workout regimine before summer arrives! Great post babe!
Xx Brandi
http://www.brandilocks.com

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I start the day with lemon water too and Dove is my go-to deo as well! xx Annette

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I lay out my gym clothes the night before too! Love your photos! What a great collab!

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Love this deodorant! Been using it for many years and it’s never failed me. Great post!

– Mary
http://www.MissMaryPowers.com

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You have a great morning time routine, I need to start working out in the morning instead of mid afternoon. I would probably feel better during the day.

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Thank you for reminding me to add a piece of lemon to my water. I went outside to my garden today actually to find a lemon and still need to wait a bit! So, off to the market I go. BTW, I love DOVE too!
xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

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I always drink a glass of water when I wake up. I am going to have to try the lemon.

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Such a good routine. I love that you are so dedicated to make healthy choices work. I love lemon water too in the mornings and DOVE makes such good products. Great to know that there is an advance antiperspirant.

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I really enjoyed this post! It’s always fun to get a little peek into someone’s day 🙂 I love starting my day with lemon water, as well!

XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

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I love dove deodorant, it always goes on so smoothly and lasts all day =o)

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I actually sleep in my workout clothes-it’s all that works for me!!! I need to start lemon water, I have been drinking wayyy too much coffee!

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I’m glad I’m not the only one! Getting rid of coffee is hard at first but if you start easing your way with tea then just lemon water it’s surprisingly easy!

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I’ve been thinking about starting my mornings with lemon water. That’s an awesome idea to just sleep in your gym clothes.

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I need extra motivation to get to the gym!! Some great tips and a fabulous routine!!”

Soph x
http://www.sophobsessed.com

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I love Dove products as well! They smell good and work great.

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Mondays are my hardest days to get into my routine. But the rest of the days I hit the gym at 5am!

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Good for you girl! I try to get to the gym but it never seems to work. lol

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