At R&R, we start every morning with I Woke Up Like This, but of course we do. The thing is, we’ve got loads of amazing customers who do too. And we really wanted to know how it’s working for people in RL. So, we chatted to busy working mum and lovely regular customer, Abi, about how she boosts her mornings with this beetroot based latte blend.
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How has motherhood changed your approach to wellness?
Anyone who has had a child will know how precious time and energy becomes. I want to make sure that I still look after myself, because I think that’s really important for parents to do, but it’s got to fit within my new lifestyle. Which means it’s got to be quick, simple, and really work. Otherwise, I just don’t have time for it. So whether that’s a food, drink or supplement choice, or a workout, I want it to be easy to maintain, fuss-free, but gets the job done.
We created I Woke Up Like This as a pick-me-up in the morning to energise you – how do you incorporate it into your routine?
I wasn’t much of a coffee drinker until I had a baby, and then it quickly became the only way to power through mornings after sleepless nights. While I felt I needed it, I really didn’t like the side effects, and often the taste. Having I Woke Up Like This as an alternative drink that had all the benefits I needed from coffee but none of the nasties was pretty amazing for me. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve not ditched coffee altogether, but I also don’t drink it daily now. I Woke Up Like This sets me up for the day in a much nicer way, and if I want to go work in a coffee shop for a bit, or get through a two hour soft play stint, sure, I’ll still have a coffee.
Tell us about a typical morning for you.
Is there such thing as a typical morning with a toddler?! Ha! But really, my day can start from as early as 4am – ugh! And boy do I look forward to that first drink. I have I Woke Up Like This as a hot latte using unsweetened soy milk – gotta get use out of that expensive milk frother somehow! Usually I’ll lay on the couch with the little sleep thief chatting for a bit while I enjoy my drink and he has his milk, and by the time I’ve finished it, I genuinely feel ready for the day / don’t really have a choice with a toddler though do you?
What are your top tips for staying healthy during the school term?
Preparation and making your life as easy for yourself as possible is the only way to make Monday to Friday work. Prep healthy meals and opt for drinks full of goodness (water is included in that) over quick sugar or caffeine fixes – they feel good in the moment but not in the long run. On the days Hughie’s in preschool, I walk there and back with him and count this towards my steps. When he’s in nursery I drop him off, park at the gym, go for a run around the park nearby, then go to one of the weights classes. I try and get all exercise in before 10am because I know that if I wait until later in the day i’ll have lots of excuses not to workout and pickup time comes around very quickly.
Do you have any advice for working mums?
Your health and happiness is just as important as your little ones’. Finding time for yourself can be hard, but it has to be done, and the key to doing it is finding as many hacks as you can to make your life easier. Whether that’s going for a walk or doing a free workout on YouTube if getting to the gym isn’t feasible, or working something into your morning that will put you in a good mood for the day.
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