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I Tried the Morning Routines of Jennifer Aniston, Oprah & More Celebs. Here's the One That Made Me Happiest

PureWow Logo By letters@purewow.com (Sarah Stiefvater) of PureWow | Slide 2 of 5: The Gist: After waking up at 6 a.m., the supermodel told Harper’s Bazaar that she spends some time cuddling with her dogs in bed. After doing a morning skin-care routine, she chugs a bottle of water and starts making coffee (which she says she’s useless without). “For breakfast, I'll have scrambled eggs on toast or yogurt with a handful of granola—preferably paleo—with some mixed berries, and maybe a breakfast muffin (also paleo) with a green juice,” she told the mag. Then, she goes back to bed with the dogs to scroll through emails and catch up on the news. Finally, before leaving the house for work or errands, Huntington-Whiteley spends ten minutes picking out an outfit, which she says is often jeans and a T-shirt with a blazer and booties.  
How It Went: Apparently I'm too quick to jump to conclusions about people because, just like I did with Oprah, I assumed that a supermodel's morning routine would be all personal trainers and mushroom powder tonics and the like. My Rosie morning went great. Again, I don't have dogs, so no cuddle time for me (instead I just lounged in bed for a little and half-heartedly meditated—I told you I'm trying). The first-thing-in-the-morning coffee was a delight—again—as were the scrambled eggs and sourdough toast I whipped up while caffeinating. I can imagine these types of routines would require a little getting used to for people who don't eat breakfast, but since I'm used to building in a little time for eggs or oatmeal, it was no big deal for me. Post-breakfast, I was positively giddy to get back into bed for a Twitter and email scroll (it made the 6 a.m. wake-up time way more palatable). I’m assuming Huntington-Whiteley works out in the morning when she has to, but for the sake of this experiment (copying the routine she described to Bazaar), there was no morning sweat session, which, as a nighttime fitness enthusiast, I appreciated. This routine was closest to my own, so it ended up being my favorite. Post-experiment I'm even trying to wake up a little earlier so I can hop back in bed for a little while after breakfast. 
Best For: Caffeine lovers. Of all the routines I tried, Huntington-Whiteley’s placed the most emphasis on a cup of coffee right away.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

The Gist: After waking up at 6 a.m., the supermodel told Harper’s Bazaar that she spends some time cuddling with her dogs in bed. After doing a morning skin-care routine, she chugs a bottle of water and starts making coffee (which she says she’s useless without). “For breakfast, I'll have scrambled eggs on toast or yogurt with a handful of granola—preferably paleo—with some mixed berries, and maybe a breakfast muffin (also paleo) with a green juice,” she told the mag. Then, she goes back to bed with the dogs to scroll through emails and catch up on the news. Finally, before leaving the house for work or errands, Huntington-Whiteley spends ten minutes picking out an outfit, which she says is often jeans and a T-shirt with a blazer and booties.  

How It Went: Apparently I'm too quick to jump to conclusions about people because, just like I did with Oprah, I assumed that a supermodel's morning routine would be all personal trainers and mushroom powder tonics and the like. My Rosie morning went great. Again, I don't have dogs, so no cuddle time for me (instead I just lounged in bed for a little and half-heartedly meditated—I told you I'm trying). The first-thing-in-the-morning coffee was a delight—again—as were the scrambled eggs and sourdough toast I whipped up while caffeinating. I can imagine these types of routines would require a little getting used to for people who don't eat breakfast, but since I'm used to building in a little time for eggs or oatmeal, it was no big deal for me. Post-breakfast, I was positively giddy to get back into bed for a Twitter and email scroll (it made the 6 a.m. wake-up time way more palatable). I’m assuming Huntington-Whiteley works out in the morning when she has to, but for the sake of this experiment (copying the routine she described to Bazaar), there was no morning sweat session, which, as a nighttime fitness enthusiast, I appreciated. This routine was closest to my own, so it ended up being my favorite. Post-experiment I'm even trying to wake up a little earlier so I can hop back in bed for a little while after breakfast. 

Best For: Caffeine lovers. Of all the routines I tried, Huntington-Whiteley’s placed the most emphasis on a cup of coffee right away.

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