Saturday Mornings – Then & Now

Day 17 – March SOLSC

Saturday mornings have changed quite a bit for me in the past 3 months…


No alarm set.

Wake up and go make some coffee.

While coffee brews, plop down on the couch and turn on some Food network or HGTV.

Get cup of coffee, and back to the couch for binge TV watching.

Sip coffee and watch whatever show is on (Fixer Upper?  The Kitchen?)

Go back and get another cup of coffee.

Back to the couch.  Stay in pajamas for a long long time.

Lazy, lazy, lazy mornings.


Alarm set for 7 am.

Snooze once, and then up to make coffee.

Get dressed for the gym – black leggings and a tank top.  Put my hair in a pony tail and brush my teeth.

Pour some cereal.

Enjoy a cup of coffee and cereal while watching HGTV or Food Network.

Fill up water bottle, get gym bag, and out the door by 8:30am.

9:00am – important date with my personal trainer for an hour of  curls, flies, presses, kettle bells, dead lifts, squats, lunges – aka torture!

No more lazy Saturday mornings for me.  I’m finally taking care of myself and getting stronger both physically and mentally.  I’ve never felt better and still have time to relax.


I’m participating in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge!  Thank you to the team of writers at Two Writing Teachers for this wonderful writing community.  A place for us to grow together as writers. 


20 thoughts on “Saturday Mornings – Then & Now

  1. I’m not sure I could shift my Saturday mornings that drastically, but I really like how you contrasted then and now. It’s a great slice structure. I also admire your determination to make healthy choices for yourself. Good for you!

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  2. You picked a great format to contrast the differences between these two mornings. The last line (“I’ve never felt better, and I still have time to relax,”) is so perfect right after the description of torture. This is the motivation I’ve been needing to stick with my exercise routine. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I have been doing the same thing and finally feel great about how I eat, excercise and look. I have been here before then for some reason when I get stressed throw it all out the window. I am convinced this is forever this time!

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  4. I really like the format here. I enjoyed seeing the little things that stayed the same, even though I know the focus was on what changed. I noticed in the comments that an anxiety attack provoked your change. To that I say: hats off to you! What fortitude it requires to take care of ourselves. Keep at it!

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  5. Like others, I enjoy the structure here. Definitely one i might “steal”. So happy for you that your”now” routine gives you time for you and your body! Gotta stay strong! Keep at it!! Thanks for sharing!

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