5 Morning Energy Tips – A Strong Start to Your Day

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5 Morning Energy Tips

A new year gives us a new chance to refocus our energy and plan some goals to strive for throughout the next 12 months. Better health and fitness is a common goal for so many – including me! While thinking about goals is a great way to start the year, having a health-focused morning routine is a great way to start the day!

A morning routine doesn’t have to be long and complicated, but there are some simple steps we can take to make sure we score some Morning WINs and start out energized to have a great day.

Morning Alarm

Wake Up at the Same Time Every Day
Humans by nature are creatures of habit. Our bodies function best when they are on a regular routine and a big part of that is based on our sleep patterns. Try your best to go to bed at the same time each night (early if possible!) and get up at the same time every morning. Once your body is in that routine it will be less tempting to hit that snooze alarm in the morning.

Take 5 Minutes to Focus
Taking just five minutes to focus on yourself and your day can help a lot with your mental health. Many people choose to use five minutes to meditate. Some of the most powerful and successful people swear by it. I have this on my “to learn” list, but for now I like to take that time to think about the day ahead and make mental notes of what is ahead for the day or what I want to get done.

Morning Exercise with Toby

Get Moving
You can set a great trend for the day by getting yourself moving early on. For me, my morning exercise is lacing up my sneakers and heading out for a walk with my dog. The fact that he is relying on me for that exercise helps motivate me to stick to it. If you don’t have a dog, you can do the same thing by teaming up with a friend or neighbor for morning exercise.

Get Prepared for the Day
If you head out to work or school each day, this is easier to achieve, basically because you HAVE to! But, if you work from home and/or are a stay-at-home parent, it’s easy to just stay in your jammies all day. Get up, take a shower and get dressed in “real” clothes (or at least the yoga pants without holes) and you’ll be more alert and ready to attack the world.

BelVita Bites V8 Protein Blends Morning Energy On the Go

Fuel Your Body
By now we all know that skipping breakfast is one of the worst things you can do when it comes to watching your weight. It can also lead to unproductive mornings because you just don’t have any fuel to keep you running. When you’re short on time and need to grab breakfast in a hurry, BelVita Bites Mini Breakfast Biscuits and V8 Veggie Blends are easy to take on the run.

V8 Veggie Blends are are delicious blends of vegetables with a touch of fruit. You’ll get 1 Full serving of vegetables in every 8oz glass, which is 60 calories or less & no sugar added. It’s an excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A, C, & E with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives and made with 75% vegetable & fruit juices (and 25% pure water).

I have had had BelVita Breakfast Biscuits before, but the BelVita Bites were new to me. I grabbed two different flavors: Mixed Berry and Chocolate. Let me just say that those chocolate Bites are soooo good! They taste like a yummy little dessert to me.

Chocolate BelVita Bites – Mini Breakfast Biscuits

I picked up my BelVita Bites – Mini Breakfast Biscuits and V8 Veggie Blends at Target. Right now they have an awesome deal. Buy 3 breakfast products (including these BelVita Bites Mini Breakfast Biscuits and V8 Veggie Blends) and receive the 4th of equal or lesser value FREE as signed. (Plus if you have the Sunday newspaper coupon insert from 1/4 there are V8 and BelVita coupons in it.) Also check the Target Cartwheel app for additional savings. Now through 1/31 you save an additional 10% on BelVita. There will be new V8 offers starting on 1/25 and on 2/23.

Target BelVita V8 Offer

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What do YOU do to start your morning strong?


About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of ThriftyJinxy.com, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 9-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.


  1. The V8 sounds delish and I am always looking for breakfast on the go snacks. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Jenna Wood says:

    I only recently discovered V8 fruit blends of veggie juice and drinks. I grew up with V8 classic tomato juice in our home and always had an aversion but I love carrot juice and spinach in my smoothies, so it’s a natural solution for me on busy mornings. I’ll have to keep an eye out for the newer Belvita products too!

  3. I’ve never had those BelVita BItes, I’ve seen them and always wondered if they’re tasty? Thanks for the post, I’ll have to check them out!

  4. Maybe a Belvita bar and some V8 would help me get my butt into gear in the morning. Mornings are just so… morning-ish.

  5. I love the Belvitas they are so quick to grab for on the go, I have taken them on flights before and packed them in a suitcase for a cruise! I am going to have to check out this new V-8 its not one I have had before!

  6. Get moving, pump the music, coffee, protein shakes are my go to!

  7. Now that I no longer have a dog (my last one who looked a lot like yours went over the rainbow about 9 years ago) I don’t have to get up and walk–and that dog had me walking! Now I have a cat who allows me to sleep for 4 hours then wakes me up–then after a couple of hours puts me back in bed! I never tried Belvita Bites-I have seen them in the stores and will buy a box next time (in chocolate).

  8. I need to do better at waking up at the same time every day. The holidays really messed up my sleep schedule.

  9. I’m trying SO hard to get in the habit of working out in the morning, but it’s killing me. You’re right, though; activity in the morning sets the tone for an energetic rest of your day. Great post!

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  10. We just had a sample of the belVita at Walmart and they were so good. The chocolate was our favorite.

  11. Sandy Cain says:

    Maybe I should try this BelVita – I haven’t really seen it around (but then, I haven’t looked). I am into V8, though (all the different kinds). I am SO sluggish in the morning, even if I go to bed at a decent hour. Stress, it’s gotta be stress.

  12. My day always consists of being woke up by my elderly cat, he can’t be awake alone apparently; he needs me.

  13. I always have to eat when I get up! I need that energy or else I’m just going to be miserable all day

  14. I love these!! They are perfect for on the go and my kids love them as well. I need to look into the V8 Juice

  15. Loving the idea of walking the dog as part of your routine I can relate I do that everyday. Thanks for participating in this shop #client

  16. V8 is something that I”m sure would help improve my healthy choices for 2015. Thanks for the information 😀

  17. Elizabeth O. says:

    I need coffee to pump me up for the day. That, and some heavy breakfast!

  18. Great post to start off the day. My morning routine starts with coffee and breakfast. I love to cook all of my meals but sometimes it’s great (like now when I’ve been sick) to have healthy and easy alternatives available.

  19. I do not know why but me and belvita have just never really hit it off but I do know what you mean about routine and giving oneself 5 minutes.

  20. I really need to set an alarm. Since working from home I just don’t bother. I have dogs that let me know when its time to get up. Although they have been later with waking so the cat has taken over their job.

  21. This is neat. I haven’t tried those but I love the V8 juice. I am starting a morning routine and reading Morning Miracle right now. I can’t wait to put it all in motion.

  22. Thanks for the great tips. I need to try to wake up at the same time. I have a heard time with that one. Thanks

  23. Bonnie @ wemake7 says:

    What great tips and I’m always looking for energy. I will have to try these products. They sound and look yummy.

  24. Honestly, I like all of your tips! I am a stay-at-home mom so it is hard to be motivated sometimes. I will try to put some of these into practice and the products that you mentioned seem like something I really would like to try. Thanks!

  25. These are really good tips. I tend to be sleepy in the and so I am going to start doing some of your recommendations.

  26. I can’t tell you how desperately I need to follow your plan. I’ve been having a terrible time lately going to bed at a reasonable hour and getting up at the same time every day. It has wreaked havoc on my entire system!

  27. I had no idea those BelVita Bites came in chocolate! I will have to keep an eye out next time I’m at the grocery store. We are already fans of the V8 Veggie Blends!

  28. All these tips are really good! I need to start take 5 minutes in the morning to reflect and think about the day ahead!

  29. These are all great, common sense (and commonly forgotten) tips. I really, really need to start getting myself into a better sleep schedule. I rocked the boat over the Christmas holidays, changing it up because the kids were off school, and it has completely screwed me over :/ I’ve been dealing with insomnia ever since.
    I’m going to start taking 5mins to just focus at the start of my morning- sounds like a plan.

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