My morning routine is always a bit harried. I’m usually trying to fit in a shower between getting the kids off to school, my morning run, and whatever appointment I have scheduled. Even if there is no appointment taking me out of the house, there are usually a gazillion emails to answer, posts to edit and share, and the endless litany of household chores demanding my attention.
My time in the bathroom is ALWAYS rushed, and every minute counts. I don’t have the luxury of pampering myself. What mom does!? It’s about getting out the door as quickly as possible, and I’m always looking for ways to fit everything in with as little time as possible.
I have a few tricks up my sleeve.
First, I usually plan my outfit for the day during my morning run. I know people who lay out their clothes the night before, but I’m no where near that organized. During my run, when I need something to think about to make the time go by faster, I contemplate my wardrobe choices and plan my outfit. If I have a few new items I want to style, I will ponder my options while I run. It keeps my mind occupied so I don’t focus on the energy it’s taking to run, and when I get back to the house, I already know what I’m going to wear.
Another way I fit it all in is to do my daily push-ups and planks while the shower is heating up. I hate waiting for the water to warm up so I turn on the shower, and then I drop and do 15 pushups and a 60-second plank. My trainer taught me that trick. Not only is it a great time to fit in daily toning exercises, but you remember to do them because you associate them with a daily task.
My husband took these pictures! He’s a good sport, wouldn’t you say??
Finally, if there is one thing I skip on busy mornings, it’s lotion. The extra three minutes it takes to rub lotion in all over my body, and then the wet, sticky feeling that remains for several minutes afterwards is often enough to dissuade me from bothering with it. But after a few days of that, my skin becomes flaky and dry and just plain yuck. I really need to make moisturizing my dry skin a top priority.
When I was invited to test Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer for a sponsored campaign, I was instantly intrigued.
This product is a continuous 360° spray lotion that moisturizes deeply and absorbs in seconds. All you have to do is spray it in a line down each arm and each leg, rub it in with a few quick swipes, and you can put your clothes on immediately.
There is no wet, sticky residue that sticks when you pull on your pants, no waiting for your skin to dry, and no mess.
I had my doubts that it would truly moisturize, but it definitely keeps the flakes away and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. It makes it quick and easy to fit in my daily moisturizer, and it comes in three varieties so there’s surely something for everyone — Aloe Fresh, Total Moisture (my fave) and Cocoa Radiant. Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer is my new secret weapon for getting myself dressed and out of the house in record time.
This sponsored post was written as part of my collaboration with Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer for Style Coalition. All thoughts and opinions (and bathroom planks) are mine.