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A Fit, Strong and Sexy Morning Routine to Get Moving

author image Valaer Murray
Valaer Murray is LIVESTRONG.COM's Editorial Director and has previously worked at AOL, and Whalerock Industries. She's a founding editor of, served as the head of programming for the Webby-honored YouTube Original Channel, and has written for numerous outlets.
A Fit, Strong and Sexy Morning Routine to Get Moving
How Amanda starts her mornings. Photo Credit: @livestrong_com

Amanda Russell is an Olympic-trained runner, model and founder of She’s also a co-host of an empowering new series aimed at women called The Positive Pushback. In between all this, Amanda took over our Instagram last weekend to share her morning routine and, with a cup of coffee in hand, revealed what gets her moving every day.

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1. Are you a morning person?

I used to be a morning person, and in the past couple years, it's like I discovered the beauty of sleeping in and now crave those sleep-in mornings, and have become accustomed to hitting 'snooze'!

2. What’s the first thing you check on your phone in the morning?

First thing I do in the morning is login to my online account and get my workout for the day and get mentally ready before my feet hit the ground. Then I get busy before I can even spend time debating it! Emails, messages and more come once I knock out the workout!

3. Does your schedule change on weekdays vs. the weekend?

Yes, I definitely love to sleep in on weekends! It's a total luxury I only recently discovered!

Amanda kickstarts her day with a workout.
Amanda kickstarts her day with a workout. Photo Credit: @livestrong_com

Amanda’s 3 Morning Essentials:

1. Where to find her first thing in the morning.

2. Her morning fitness inspiration.

3. Amanda's favorite fiber-packed mid-morning snack.

Follow LIVESTRONG.COM on Instagram for more inspiration and check out #mymorningroutine for more sneak peeks into the mornings of our favorite leaders in nutrition, fitness and healthy lifestyle!

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