Wake Up & Get Energized 10 Minute Workout!

///Wake Up & Get Energized 10 Minute Workout!

Wake Up & Get Energized 10 Minute Workout!

Start your morning off right with my Morning Wake Up Workout and fresh latte’s at home!

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10 Minute Morning Wake Up Workout. Photo demonstrations on Running in a Skirt.

Hi guys!

As much of a morning person as I am, sometimes I wake up moving slow and sluggish.  I know I will feel better if I get up and move immediately, but instead I sink into the couch catching up on blogs and last nights news.  I know I’m not the only one.

I decided to create a quick 10 minute morning routine that is a kind of a bonus workout to the day.  It’s a Morning Wake Up Workout! This simple routine is a nice way to get energized and feel good and get the blood flowing.  It’s not to replace the real deal, but make you feel good about starting your day.

10 Minute Morning Wake Up Workout. Photo demonstrations on Running in a Skirt.

Moving first thing in the day can increase your metabolism, improve your physical and mental energy PLUS make you feel like your rocking this whole LIFE thing.

After the Morning Wakeup Workout (full workout and photo descriptions below,) keep the fun going with a bowl of fresh oats and a Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods drink made in your handy dandy Keurig®.  Or have your coffee first and then workout… whichever you prefer!

Starbucks Caffe Latte K Cup Pods

Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods are a new and easy way to get energized and get your favorite Starbucks® flavor at home.

Starbucks Caffe Latte K Cup Pods

They are made from milk, with no artificial flavors!  They come in 3 great Starbucks® signature flavors, Caramel…

Starbucks Caffe Latte K Cup Pods

Mocha, and Vanilla!

Starbucks Caffe Latte K Cup Pods

And as we head into the holidays they also have two of my personal favorites Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint Mocha. <— limited time only

The latte-ness comes from the two-step process.  Step 1 is to pour the flavor packet into the mug.

Starbucks Caffe Latte K Cup Pods

Step 2 is to brew the Starbucks® Caffe Blend K-Cup® pod in your Keurig® brewer on the 8 ounce setting.

Starbucks Caffe Latte K Cup Pods

Then you stir and enjoy!

Starbucks Caffe Latte K Cup Pods

I was pleasantly surprised at how tasty they are.  Such a fun and simple way to amp up your coffee at home.  Talk about a serious energy burst!  I’m ready to face the day after these.

Starbucks Caffe Latte K Cup Pods

And don’t forget about the workout…

10 Minute Morning Wake Up Workout. Photo demonstrations on Running in a Skirt.

The moves are pretty simple.  Stretch out a bit and then start by running in place or running around your house.  Nothing crazy, just get the energy up.  Feel free to taunt anyone in the house who’s not playing along.  Tell them they don’t get a Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods if they don’t do it with you.

Next, grab something heavy and throw some cross punches.  Sing the rocky theme to yourself and get the blood moving.  Slightly bend your knees and keep your core engaged while doing this to maximize the move.

10 Minute Morning Wake Up Workout. Photo demonstrations on Running in a Skirt.

Now that you’re warm do some jump squats!  Those are just like they sound… start in a squat…

10 Minute Morning Wake Up Workout. Photo demonstrations on Running in a Skirt.

And then JUMP!!!

Everybody jump… jump!

10 Minute Morning Wake Up Workout. Photo demonstrations on Running in a Skirt.

Finish up with some mountain climbers.  That is where you are in a plank and alternate bringing each knee to your shoulder like this…

10 Minute Morning Wake Up Workout. Photo demonstrations on Running in a Skirt.

Go as fast or slow as you are feeling!  Finish it out with some good ole fashioned planks!

10 Minute Morning Wake Up Workout. Photo demonstrations on Running in a Skirt.

Repeat for a good 10 minutes of action!

Between Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods and my Morning Wakeup Workout, I’m sure to be energized and ready to face the day.  You can get the pods nationally at your favorite grocery store!

Starbucks Caffe Latte K Cup Pods

2016 Starbucks® Corporation. All rights reserved. Keurig, Keurig HOT, K-Cup and the K logo are trademarks of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., used with permission.

Thanks for making Running in a Skirt part of your day and allowing me to do posts like this to support this site.  Come back tomorrow for one of my favorite classic sweet potato recipes.

I’m linking this post with Jill Conyers for Fitness Friday & Inspired to be Fit, Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday,  Coaches Corner, and Annmarie for Wild Workout Wednesday.

Your turn!

Head to this site, come back and let me know what flavor you’d like to try!

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:56-04:00 October 5th, 2016|Fitness, Workouts|67 Comments


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  3. Susanna @Zealous Mom October 10, 2016 at 6:31 am - Reply

    Hey lovely lady! I finally kicked up my fitness life on Friday with a quick interval workout so this post is very timely. I’m going to do this one today. I’ve got to get moving again. And I haven’t tried this flavor yet, but I love, love vanilla. Looks super delicious!

    • JulieWunder October 10, 2016 at 8:59 pm - Reply

      Hi Susanna! Moving helps so much. I hope you get a chance to try it.

  4. Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog. October 9, 2016 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    I love my Starbucks blonde roast pods in the morning! I have a rule that I make my cup of coffee, catch up on blog reading , and then have to step away from the computer when my coffee is done!

    • JulieWunder October 10, 2016 at 8:54 pm - Reply

      Such a good idea! It’s easy to get wrapped up in the computer way too long.

  5. Kristy from Southern In Law October 7, 2016 at 3:32 am - Reply

    This workout is perfect – and those drinks sound delicious!

  6. Toughcookiemommy October 6, 2016 at 8:58 pm - Reply

    This type of workout is definitely up my alley. I’m not a morning person so I would commit to doing this because it doesn’t take up a lot of time in the mornings.

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 5:14 pm - Reply

      Totally! Sounds like the perfect workout for you! Hope you get a chance to try it.

  7. Christina Bauer October 6, 2016 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    Unless it’s a weekend, I have zero motivation for morning workouts. I just prefer evenings!

  8. Laura October 6, 2016 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    I love quick 10 minute workouts! I sometimes even do them with my kids and we have a blast!

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 5:08 pm - Reply

      That is such a good idea!! Great way to get the family involved.

  9. Esther October 6, 2016 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    What a great way to start the day!!
    I am SO not a morning person but I hope this can help energize me to start the day!
    Fun coffee products too!

  10. Lauren October 6, 2016 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    Love this morning jump start workout! I just picked up the Starbucks pumpkin spice K Cups…cannot wait to make a cup!

  11. Cayanne Marcus @healthyezsweet October 6, 2016 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    Workout? Coffee? CARAMEL!? Wow it’s all my favorite things in one post! Also, your smile is radiating in these photos! Whether it’s the exercise or the coffee..it’s working for ya girl 🙂

  12. Rebecca October 6, 2016 at 9:38 am - Reply

    I’ve never been much of an early morning workout person but this work out looks like the perfect way start into it. And coffee is always good too!

  13. Kayla @ Blondes Have More Run October 6, 2016 at 8:32 am - Reply

    I love the idea of a quick workout to get the blood flowing first thing in the morning!

  14. Carrie October 6, 2016 at 4:15 am - Reply

    Oh I miss K-cup coffee maker! I would love to have one here in Norway but they are too expensive and we drink way too much coffee! I love a good quick morning work out to start your day off.

  15. Adriana Lopez October 6, 2016 at 12:09 am - Reply

    After all that workout for sure you deserve a nice drink and coffee is always a nice treat. Love Starbuck so many options to choose from.

  16. Abbey October 6, 2016 at 12:04 am - Reply

    These flavors look delic! I’ll have to get my hands on some.

  17. Lindsay Cotter October 5, 2016 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Love this quick morning workout! Perfect to get the blood flowing! Coffee before and after sounds good too! haha

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 5:01 pm - Reply

      Haha! I should clarify that’s an option too! haha!

  18. Annmarie October 5, 2016 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    So fun! I always have coffee before I workout and then again after 😉 Love the workout you shared, pinned it for later 🙂

  19. Tara @ A Daily Dose of Fit October 5, 2016 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    I bought the Pumpkin Spice flavor the other day. SO GOOD!

  20. Rachel October 5, 2016 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    I haven’t had Starbucks in forever! This totally gave me a craving. I love your workout and you look so happy doing it! 🙂

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 4:59 pm - Reply

      Thanks Rachel! It’s a fun one so you have to smile.

  21. Cassi October 5, 2016 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    I don’t like coffee. In the morning I listen to the news while checking social media and emails before doing my workout.

  22. Michele October 5, 2016 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Sorry this old lady is not into exercising–at all!! Now that Starbucks coffee–that I could go for!!

  23. Allyson October 5, 2016 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Looks like a great mini-workout to get the blood flowing in the morning! I’ll be saving it for days that start out kind of slow… 🙂

  24. Ange // Cowgirl Runs October 5, 2016 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    I’m subbing in for Jen on Wild Workout Wednesday today 🙂

    Love the quick wake up workout to get moving in the morning.

  25. Coffee the perfect post and pre workout treat!

  26. Jolina October 5, 2016 at 11:03 am - Reply

    We definitely need both the work out and those fresh lattes at home! We are the most non-morning people we know lol. So maybe these will help us get moving in the morning!

  27. Nicole @ Fitful Focus October 5, 2016 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Love the workout, and the coffee looks so good! If they make those pods with almond milk, I’m all in!

  28. April Hammond October 5, 2016 at 10:15 am - Reply

    I so need to start a better morning routine, especially since I am training for my first 10K. Maybe this short workout burst int eh morning will energize me enough to actually go out and train. To end with Starbucks at home is perfect!

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 4:50 pm - Reply

      Hi April! I totally agree! A nice burst of energy really gets you going!

  29. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets October 5, 2016 at 10:13 am - Reply

    That’s a great workout! I did some jump squats last week, really got my heart pumping! I wish I was more of a coffee drinker, that latte looks really good!

  30. Patricia @Sweet and Strong October 5, 2016 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Two years ago I started working out in the morning and I LOVE it so much more than trying to get it in after work. I love starting the day moving, this workout is a great warm up or for those days I have little time. And YUM those coffees sound delicious and like a great way to start the day. I’ll look for tem at Target this weekend. Oh and just wondering what influencer program you are connected with if you don’t mind sharing. There are so many out there and I want to start finding more opportunities that fit my blog =)

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 4:47 pm - Reply

      Hi! I really feel better when I move in the morning too. I hope you find and enjoy the coffee. When I left my job at the tv station I spent some time and applied to so many groups. Some of the ones that are working for me right now are FitFluential, Tapfluence, Social Fabric, BlogHer, Pollinate and Swayy group. You’ve got to start somewhere!!!

  31. Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands October 5, 2016 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Now this is my kind of workout, heck I could get this plus my regular workout and I bet I’d feel amazing!

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 4:41 pm - Reply

      I bet!! It’s just a nice boost to get ya going!

  32. Nellwyn October 5, 2016 at 9:42 am - Reply

    I’m going to have to try this workout! I always feel so much better when I get my body moving first thing in the morning.

  33. Looks like the perfect reward after a hard workout! Although I might drink mine before I go for a run–I like having a little caffeine in me to fuel my run!

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 4:38 pm - Reply

      I used to love a cup of coffee before a long run! It gave me such a nice boost.

  34. Vera Sweeney October 5, 2016 at 8:36 am - Reply

    What a great work out for starting the day!! I love Starbucks k-cups they are great for a cup of coffee at home.

  35. Dan Steadman October 5, 2016 at 8:10 am - Reply

    either vanilla or mocha

  36. Susie @ Suzlyfe October 5, 2016 at 7:02 am - Reply

    OMG so much movement… ;D Coffee first, then workout, and then I’m ready to go!

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 4:35 pm - Reply

      haha! Ok… reverse that order. I forget the rest of the world isn’t as much of a morning person.

  37. heather @Lunging Through Life October 5, 2016 at 6:52 am - Reply

    Great workout!! Love the idea of getting up and getting a little workout in to start the day!

  38. Blane Sherer October 5, 2016 at 6:40 am - Reply

    Great Job Julie !
    Starbucks could not have
    chosen anyone better !
    Good for them.

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