1. Lately my life has been very textbook. I literally do the same thing everyday. I wake up, I coffee, I eat, I let coffee do its job, I run, I work, I run, I eat, I sleep, I work. My days are a bit numb, but I’m glad to be busy. I’m working 11 days in a row and I don’t even care.
2. If you dare me to do something I’ll most likely do it. Add money to the conversation and it’s a sure go. I made a dollar yesterday just to bite into a brown banana. Don’t people know that this is when bananas are best? I didn’t dare spill my secret, and my dollar is safe in my pocket. I imagined biting the banana skin is what it’s like to be a Tasmanian devil.
3. While taking awkward photos proving I occasionally wear girl clothes before the wedding I went to last weekend, I noticed my uneven scapula’s. When I was 13 I broke my collar bone, and clearly the broken size droops. I had no idea..haha.
4. I don’t like telling people I’m a vegan. In fact I don’t really like calling myself a vegan. The title is too stereotypical these days and too many people judge me before they know me. Just because I don’t want to put dead animals or their teet milk in my body, doesn’t mean I run around with butterflies and rainbows. My blog is another story obviously.
5. My meals have been completely unimaginative lately. I need to find my spark in the kitchen again because I miss it. All I eat are a lot of veggie bowls with some kind of protein base. I also still lather my face with peanut butter, I just can’t get enough. Oh and fruit. Basically I am pretending I am a survivalist in my kitchen and eating off the land.
6. I am already craving fall. Crisp morning runs, crunchy leaves, pumpkin GALORE! Only a couple more months!! Just the thought makes me twitch with excitement. Twitch.
7. My cat is a ninja. That is all.
8. My confession posts are becoming more frequent. My topics to write about are too small for their own post, but just important enough to deserve being mentioned. It’s time I work on a new recipe. I haven’t had cake in weeks and my desire to shank is coming back.
9. Somehow the Starbucks bag makes it into a lot of my pictures. The wannabe photographer in me thinks it’s artsy. Hanging out with my cat all day will do that.
10. I used to wake up at 3:30 AM every morning for work. Today I woke up at 4:30 AM for work and felt like I was hobbling around like a drunk monkey. HOW did I do this every morning? Just another example of the wonder that is the human body. After an hour and an IV of coffee I was agile and glad to be up before the sun, and the world.
Q: Who likes to wake up early? I do I do, but my ideal time is 6AM.
84 thoughts on “Early Morning Confessions”
Nicole Marie Story
Brown bananas are so divine! And you look adorable as can be in girl clothes! “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” – Benjamin Franklin. I’ll add to his statement that it makes a girl thin, too. 😉 xo
I couldn’t have said it better myself!! Your addition is clearly my favorite part of the quote! 😉
kathy@vodka and soda
i’m an early riser every day regardless of what time i went to bed: 5am. even on vacations. but, at least i get my day started right?
and ain’t nothing wrong with being vegan although you’re right– it’s those uneducated folks who judge vegans.
Confession: I like your confession posts. They’re fun. I spit my water out when I read “let coffee do its job”. Personally I like having a routine so it doesn’t bother me but every so often I get tired of it and one small change makes a huge difference. Oh, and at least you don’t have two different length legs and size feet. I’m officially the most awkward person on the planet.
330 is soooooo early! My ideal time would be 6 or 630, and I love waking up early. I was just discussing bachelorette party ideas with a bridesmaid and I was just lke ‘um please make it like from 3pm-9pm because I need to sleep and I will not be a good party person if it goes back 9″ Lame? Whatever.
Enough about that. I LOVE your confession posts- so keep posting them! Your cat…. scares me. Those fangs eeeeeek! I had broiled caluiflower last night for dinner and felt like it would be something you would enjoy.I like your crooked boney back. It gives you chacater. A brown bananaaaaaaa…. you are brave. I love that you are vegan b/c I could never be one and I like they we are so similar, yet so different. I never thought that I am drinking teet milk…. thank you for putting it that way.Ughhhhh lol
Yay for work, running, eating, and being balanced 🙂
Bahaha I laughed out loud about my cat scaring you. Those photos are just for you my cat hating friend!! OHhh that cauliflower sounds sooo good. Speaking of balance (which is my favorite word) my vegan ways balance out your non vegan ways which is what makes us the perfect pair!
Fall is my favorite too!! I can’t wait!! What do you drink at starbucks?
I am a plain Jane and usually just get drip coffee. Lately though I will spice it up and get a soy latte, a soy coffee frapucchino, OR that smoothie creation which is just a little bit of strawberry puree, soy milk, a banana, and blueberries!!
wow sounds yummy… have you tried the green tea?
AH YES! How could I forget!! I LOVE the iced green tea AND the iced passion tea, both unsweetened though!! I forgot all about the tea talking about coffee!! HA! The hot teas are great too! What do you drink??
Life After Swimming
I think 7 is my favorite wakeup time…and I love the ninja cat pics 🙂
Amy @ A Desert Girl
Confession: I love your early morning confession posts.
Your cat is a ninja. Annnd I like to sleep in until 7 or 8. My job requires me to wake up at 5:30 or 6. I dislike that.
I like busy routines like your number 1. I feel like I do better when things are set in stone and there is no fluff. As for not wanting to tell people you are vegan, I totally get that. I used to not want to tell people I was a bodybuilder (I’m technically not one as I only do it as a hobby but let’s face it I definitely am one) because of the stereotypes that go with it. I own it now, let people judge me for who I am now what I like to do right? I like your confession posts!
Amen, I like the way you think. To hell with the haters!
I’m occasionally still drunk at 3:30 so I don’t think that would ever be an appropriate wake up time. I also was sucked into watching wolverine last night and hugh jackman could make me stay up all.night.long. GOD I LOVE HIM. I would say ideal for me is 7AM. Something about the pre 8AM hour makes me really happy. During the week I am up at 6AM though so I mean, ish happens. I think that its awesome we both live with black cats with fangs. Pip is kind of scurry when he stalks me foam rolling with all his teeth out on display. Don’t they know that is what lips are for… to cover your teeth. DUHHHHHHHHHH.
I just love you…your comment made me laugh out loud. HAHA. I would do very bad things to Hugh..very very bad.
330?!?!! ohhh myyy lanta how did you survive?! Mind you, 430 isn’t much better either – still stinking early but at least its an extra hr!! I once had to be up at 215 to be at sbux by 4am, in the winter when it was -25 in Ottawa, wanted. to. die. Anywho – I CANNOT WAIT FOR FALL EITHER! Pretty sure I have been telling Amy everyday for the past week now and she keeps reminding me to “enjoy summer” however, summer and I are close to being friends off 🙂 Bring it Fall!
I love your confession posts, I want to do one because I enjoy reading yours so much! Keep ’em coming! 😀
I wish that someone would pay me to bite into a brown banana!! People who do not like their bananas with at least some brown spots are just craaazy ;).
I was just thinking of fall the other day.. I’m running out of summer clothes to wear to work haha it’ll be nice to wear boots again 🙂 I didn’t even notice your shoulders lol I have a giant scar on my face from falling over a rug when I was 6.. people don’t really notice that either lol your cat looks so adventurous! Mine have been just big lazy sloths soaking in the sun lol
I hate waking up early! My husband let me sleep in today. Love your ninja cat!!!
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
😆 I know what you mean about having tonnes of little important things to say that don’t warrant their own post – that’s pretty much exactly why I do my “thinking out loud” posts every week… so nice to just be able to spew out random thoughts without having to worry about coherence. And I actually love waking up early… I woke up at 4:30 today without an alarm and was pretty much ready to go. Something I’m -not- a fan of, though? The afternoon slump. Without fail, it’ll hit me around 3 or 4 every day and I’ll instantly feel like I NEED to take a nap or die. Unpleasant.
Haha! I love your cat! Too funny. Yeah, my days are pretty routine too..but they are with my daughter everyday so I’m incredibly happy. I can’t wait for fall either! I love summer, but hate all the bugs and constant spiders I have to kill on a daily basis in my house! The amount of bugs is insane in the Texas summers. Fall means no bugs, lol! I also love drinking warm coffee or warm soup snuggled under a blanket 🙂
I love waking up early. The earliest I got up was 4:45 when I was student teaching. Now, I can’t sleep in for the life of me because I’ve been getting up early since 11th grade to run. I’m programmed to get up and go, go, go! And I love how you put “and let coffee do its job” HAHAHAHA. We have the same schedule. LOLZ. Please come visit me in the fall so we can carve pumpkins and roast the seeds!!!!!!
I would love to…don’t tempt me because I’ll do it!! Or maybe you should dare me to come visit!! 😉
Ahhh I am craving fall too. Obviously for the pumpkin but something about the way the air feels is just the best. I like waking up early but I think 7:30 is early…a year ago I would’ve said 9:00 is early so I’m making progress into adulthood.
Hahahaha i’m still cracking up from the ninja cat 😛 i TOTALLY hear you on the wanting fall to be here…it’s always been my favorite season (i love pumpkin and cooler temperatures!), and I can’t wait for it to arrive 🙂 and i am definitely an early morning riser…i usually get up between 5/5:30 but 6 is my favorite…usually get to bed early enough where i feel rested by then!
My days have been total textbook too. Except for weekends, it’s getting to be a bit bland at this point haha.
My meals sound a lot like yours too…maybe we’re subconsciously twins at the moment. It’s seriously some protein with a ton of veggies.
And I also am craving Fall. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love the Summer time and the heat, but nothing will replace my love for Fall time!
I love your confession posts, because I totally need to do at least on per week, since I always have random thoughts on my brain.
My days feel text book 90%of the time. Especially lately- I just feel like I’m going through the motions and trying to get through the day
That cat ❤
Agreed, you said it perfectly!
I totally understand not wanting to mention that you’re vegan. I just give out the necessary information as needed because after 9 years of veganism the reactions are pretty predictable. I’m very choosey about when to mention it!
Also…August = Practically Fall. I’m so ready!
Angela @ Health's Angel
I love waking up early about 30 minutes after I’m out of bed, but not in the moment. I like the “early to bed, early to rise” way of life…which lately hasn’t been happening for me. My friends are insisting that I have a social life and keeping me out past 9pm…until 1 or 2 a.m. like this weekend. Makes getting up much harder…
Hmmm what to dare you to do? I may have to think about this one for a bit. you may even regret writing such a think in your post. Oh your time will come, trust me 😉 haha
Alex @ therunwithin
Anything before 5 is like an ongodly hour for me,I just can’t fathom how you do that. More props to you. I am just so happy that you are happy, even if it is routine it is a fresh new routine you like!
Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen
Wow you wake up early! I wake up around 5:30/6 on the week days. I like your pictures with Starbucks. I agree- it looks rather artsy 🙂
Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile
I will do ANYTHING someone dares me hahaha I am known for that. I love it. 430 am is prettty crazy, but 330 am? holy cow. I’d die.
Your cat is such a daredevil!
Heather @ HeatherRunsFast.com
I am totally a morning person. I don’t even have to set an alarm and I’m up by 5:30. Sometimes it’s a bit annoying, bc I just want to sleep in! I am so ready for fall its rediculous! I think you should bake something with pumpkin in it and send it my way. Sweet or savory… I’m not picky 😉 Your shoulder is crazy! Crazy cool!
GiGi Eats Celebrities
I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT WOULD GET YOU EXCITED ABOUT THE KITCHEN AGAIN!! READY FOR IT????
COME VISIT ME AND FILM AN EPISODE OR TEN OF GIGI EATS!!!!!! You can introduce me to VEGAN food (gasp) and I…. Can re-ignite your kitchen passion 😛
And uh, wtf is in your Starbucks cup??? DOES NOT look GiGi Approved!!
HAHA DON’t YOU WORRY! In that cup is a SKOSH and I mean just a SPLASH of strawberry puree (I know I know..sugar!! but I balanced it out with water) a SPLASH of soy milk and then a banana, and blueberries. THAT’S it!
WHOO WE WOULD FILM FOR DAYS!! I would film you sleeping.
GiGi Eats Celebrities
I would film you scratching your bum! LMFAO!!
Pumpkin galore, indeed!!!! Wow, I hadn’t really thought about autumn very much UNTIL NOW. Now I’m gonna be sitting around waiting for pumpkin spice. Also, please I need you on my SnapChat list.
YES!!! My snapchat is brittanyy425. I’m still new to this thing..so bare with me!! HAHA!
So many thoughts on this post. First, I follow a *mostly* vegan diet but I do eat eggs like crazy and cheese on occasion and once in a blue moon…meat! (gasp!) so I hate saying I’m mostly vegan because people only want you to be one or the other. And there is a tendency for people to twitch with judginess when you learn more toward the vegan side. But then they’re the same people who are up in arms if they see me eat non-vegan. It’s a choice because of my health and it’s MY CHOICE PEOPLE! LEAVE ME ALONE!
I’m also craving fall. I just started running so when there is a cool morning that I can run comfortably instead of a hot-as-hell one I, too, become a blissful britt! Cool but sunny is my favorite. I’m also a fan of waking up early before everyone floods my running spots!
And, never be ashamed of Starbucks. 🙂
AH yes I find that people stare at me almost waiting for me to eat something with dairy just to be like “HA I saw that!!” People need to get a lifeeee! Running in cool air is the BEST!
Catherine @ A Two Storey Home
I was just thinking this morning that I cannot wait for fall!! Absolutely the best season.
I love your confessions posts! It’s so fun to read about the life of Brittany and see your sense of humor shining through. No need to stop them anytime soon — just sprinkle the cake recipe in between your confessions! 😉
bahhhh I’m so behind reading my blogs! When did you start working for starbucks? I worked for them for 3 years and it was the best job I’ve ever had! The only downfall was opening..but we would just down 4 or 5 shots immediately walking through the door at 5 am to take care of that tired feeling! Tell me you do the same!
I’ve only been working for Starbucks for two months now! Still a new job, but things are going so well! The earliest shift I have had so far has been 6am, so I haven’t needed to down the shots!! I find that working early I function better anyway! HA!
Freaking love this post! You are too cute!
I am with you, the past two days I have been willing it to be fall. I wore jeans (even though its almost 100 degrees here), made pumpkin pie overnight oats for breakfast and pumpkin, oatmeal white chocolate chip cookies yesterday.
Whatever that smoothie creation is looked amazing by the way!
Splash of strawberry puree, splash of soy, a banana, and blueberries!! Basically a Starbucks strawberry smoothie minus the protein and add in blueberries! WHOO!
I dont like to wake up too early. Typically 9am is good for me on the weekends, but during the week it is 630am. I wish I could sleep in everyday!
I’ve said it before, but your cat is awesome! 🙂
I would have gone for more than a dollar for a brown banana bite…Get what you can before your secret is discovered!!!
My goodness girl, I love you and your blog. Your confessions are awesome, your cat is a ninja, and you’re a starbucks soul sister! (Just as a note as you are vegan, the protein powder in their smoothies is dairy, as is pumpkin, caramel brulee, the new dark caramel, and white mocha… in case nobody has told you).
I DO NOT MISS 3:30 in the morning… I don’t. I do however miss the customer connection.
Also, I don’t want fall.. *GASP*
But that’s because Vancouver has like two seasons, not four. We have winter and summer. And winter is 9 months and summer is 3. So…. I don’t get that in between, apple picking, trees changing time of year… I do crave that – but that’s not fall here 🙂
I check EVERY single label before I put anything into my mouth, which means NO Starbucks protein or any of the other things you listed. All I drink there are soy lattes, soy coffee fraps, and this smoothie without protein and add in blueberries!! YUM! Thanks for looking out though!! You’ve got my back with the Starbucks stuff!
Oh my gosh I would die without fall..or without four seasons! I don’t blame you for wanting summer to stick around!! HA!
Um, I seriously love your cat. He seems kind of crazy which is awesome because so is my cat, and I think that’s how cats should be. Just sayin’.
There was a time when I got up at 4 every morning for school… and ever since I got out of that non-sense, I ask myself WHY did I EVER do that to myself?! I love getting up early, but I also love sleeping in which makes no sense but the thing is, I get up way early compared to those (ahem, most of my friends) who sleep in until noon, but sleeping in until severn is like way late/feels awesome for me. So you see? I’m not totally crazy by my seemingly non-sense statements. Not totally… 😉
I like waking up early, but only if I have a productive day planned ahead. Otherwise, I just feel restless and bored :P!
I love early mornings, but not incredibly early! 6-8 AM is perfect 🙂
I did notice them unevenness of the clavicle, but only after you pointed it out. I still think your adorable, and your cat rocks. He is such a ninja. Max is geriatric so his ninja days are done. Oscar, on the other hand, is less than a year old and a total maniac. He leaps off of tall buildings (I.e the couch) and pounces on the other kitties. They may shank him soon. Go get yourself some cake.
PS I rarely tell people in real life that I’m a vegetarian because they go all judgmental on me. It’s easier just to keep mum.
I like waking up early! But nothing before 5! 6 is the best, though!
I wake up for work at 4 every day. Mondays are the worst day of the week, but I only work until 12:30 pm so it’s worth it! I feel like I have the whole day to do fun things when I get home!
I kind of feel like a creeper, but if you ever want to meet up for coffee or shank worthy baked goods I’d be up for it! firstname.lastname@example.org
We are bloggers, which means that extending an invitation to coffee to a “stranger” is completely normal!!! I would love to! You live in Seattle right?? I live about an hour south so I am not in the area much, but next time I am I would love to get some coffee.
kelly @ racesrepsramblings
I adore random posts! Especially the part about me imagining you running through a field of rainbows and butterflies 😉 Oh – and FALL! So SOON 🙂
All I noticed is you have wicked lats and a cute haircut. I’m definitely NOT a morning person. But if you want to bake or shop or start a home improvement project at 10:00pm? I’m your gal! Lastly, I’m with you about Fall. I keep looking at everything pumpkin recipes. School supply sales aren’t helping, either. I love new notebooks!
Wicked lats..best phrase ever. HA thank you hot mama. I NEED pumpkin everything in my life right now.
Luv What You Do
I have uneven calves (like crazy asymmetrical) which wouldn’t have been a big deal if they didn’t get measured by everyone in PT school…ha ha!
Kristina at damntenpounds
I love that you use coffee as a verb. I am definitely NOT a morning person, so “I coffee” a ton to get me going 🙂 And I wouldn’t have even noticed your uneven shoulders. I would have been too busy checking out your tan. Woohoo for runners tan lines! Just shows how legit you are!
I’m a teensy bit jealous of your like clockwork schedule. My days NEVER looks the same, ever. I like variety, but I’d be down with some repetition.
I used to be a night owl, but running has turned me into a morning person, and my job has turned me into a what-ever-time-a-day-it-is-my-eyes-are-open-and-I’m-bringing-my-A-game person. 🙂
call me random, but I love that you used the word twitch.
Khushboo Thadani (@KhushbooThadani)
Getting paid to eat a banana?? I want in!! I used to consider myself an early riser (8 am) but since becoming part of the HLB world, it turns out I am sleeping in ;)!
Lucy @ Lucy On The Lookout
Gosh 4.30am ! Wowzas… I occasionally work night shifts and they make me feel like a drunken monkey too – not good, and most definitely caffeine-filled..! I’ve definitely gone through ‘numb’ periods too, working a ridiculous numbers of days in a row. You’re right, it’s nice as you don’t need to ‘think’ about the daily routine which is a good weight off the shoulders, but it can be pretty exhausting too, so I hope on your days off you’re getting a lot of rest and TLC 🙂 Take good care of yourself Brittany!
Nicole @ FruitnFitness
My confession, I am kind of scared of cats. When they pounce on you or jump at your legs when they are hiding under a couch or a bed always freaks me out. Other than old cats, old lazy cats don’t scare me. I wake up between 5:30 and 6:30 and usually consider that early.
My days have been so scheduled ever since I got back from vacation! I even have been having the same meals which of course have loads of peanut butter and fruit too! No shame! As for the ‘not saying you’re vegan’, I totally understand that. People are so weird about vegetarians and vegans sometimes. It’s like an unnecessary stamp/label on you that you don’t need! My birthday is in Fall, and I adore that season, so I am counting down the days until the first cool morning. (especially since I live in Texas!) Oh and for the banana thing, EASY MONEY GIRL! I would do that any day of the week. Brown bananas are the best and sweetest ones! DUH! Okay, so in answer to your question, I’m a real big morning person, so I love waking up early. (Meaning after 5:30 at LEAST.) Waking up at 3:30 or 4:30 can test even the best of the morning people though! 🙂
An Unrefined Vegan
6 am. Later than that and I’m a complete grouch.
Recently an old dude stopped me at the grocery store while I was piling bananas into my cart. He wanted to know if I knew that bananas had potassium, but that to get the benefit, a banana had to be eaten when it was dark brown. HE knew this because his son works in the agricultural dept. of the university. I’ll be! It was very nice of the old dude to be concerned about my potassium intake, don’t you think?
I agree! What a kind old dude, his words are true!
Dawn Robinson (@dawnro1101)
I love waking up early and I’m a 5am girl but this stupid work schedule has me here until 9pm so my 5am mornings have been a thing of the past.
I’ve been waking up at 4am for the past oh gosh, going on a year and half now. Crazy!!! Since your up so friggen early, let’s talk more.. pleasee 🙂
p..s i think you should share your secret starbucks creation.
I would love to talk more my friend!! :). As for the creation…it’s super boring and not a secret at all..just a splash of strawberry puree, some soy milk, a banana, and some blueberries!! Basically it’s a Starbucks strawberry smoothie minus the protein and add in blueberries!
Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
This week I’ve had too many mornings that I’ve had to be up before 6am, it is not fun! 6am is my ok time to feel to wake up.
I am in love with your ninja cat!
Oh girl I adore you and all your spunkiness. Seriously, your kinda my girl crush.
Im totally a morning person. It might take a while for all the pieces of me to really get moving in the AM, but I cant for the life of me ever sleep past 7am. Im typically up by 6am, even on my days off and the weekends. I just gotta go and get stuff done ya know?!
This is my favorite comment ever.
Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit
I’m ready for Fall, too! Don’t tell anyone I said that!! 😉 PS, now I need Starbucks!
Melissa @ Al Forno Mementos
oh my how did you break your collar bone?! annnnd that fang of death picture is hilariously cute! love your starbucks mug. I haven’t been but whenever I see you post a pic of starbucks I say to myself, I need to go! I need 3 more stars to be a gold member. *sigh* hahaha
Mary @ Fit and Fed
Oh my gosh that last picture of your cat, with the glowing blue fangs…
Rach @ This Italian Family
How did you break your collar bone?! I feel like this is a story you need to share! Cute dress, by the way!
I love how much Starbucks makes this posts. And your cat too. 🙂