Rise and shine!
My 1-year-old son, Eyob (who I call Yoby), is my alarm clock. I have to admit: I do that thing where I give him a bottle if he wakes up really early, like 5 a.m., and he'll usually go back to sleep for a little while. He's very obliging like that.
My dogs, Lucy and Josephine, are angling for their breakfast. While they're eating, I get a cold glass of water and add a packet of Emergen-C Lite, slices of lemons from the trees in my yard and a great probiotic powder I swear by. I think it really helps my immune system.
There's a cooler at my door from New Leaf, a company in L.A. that makes and delivers juices. I ordered a thick green smoothie and "Un-Coffee." It's got roasted maca, chicory, chaga and green coffee bean extract. I don't drink regular coffee, but this is even better. Yoby has a banana and oatmeal while I sip my breakfast.
I'm not shooting or traveling today! In the last five months, I've had several jobs and visited Ethiopia twice. When we're home, I love to spend the morning hiking in the hills around my house. Yoby loves to ride in the ErgoBaby carrier on my chest, and since he's adopted, I really believe that the face-to-face bonding makes a difference.
I swing by one of my favorite places to grab lunch, Urth Caffé in West Hollywood, and get their greek salad to go. It's got avocados, cucumbers and feta, and I always ask for some fresh roasted turkey on top -- it's delicious. I also get a green matcha tea latte made with almond milk
If I have a spare moment while Yoby naps, I indulge in online shopping, especially for my son. Those invitation-only sales sites are my weakness! I can't help myself -- the clothes for little kids are so cute.
In between running errands, Yoby and I stop by the park. He loves to be outside and is so sad to come in! Whenever I have free time, I want to spend it with him.
When I'm filming I don't snack -- it's too much of a slippery slope for me -- but if I'm hungry I'll go for almonds. If it's been a long day, I'll throw in some M&M's. But what I really want is a chocolate chip cookie!
I try to work out in the evenings, but I'm not much of a gym person. I love Pilates, and my instructor gave me the bands so I can do it at home, too. But the truth is, I usually don't!
I never cook, so I'm meeting friends out for dinner. I order wild-caught grilled salmon, salad and tons of veggies like brussels sprouts and artichokes. When I splurge, I get filet mignon medium rare. I don't need fancy sauces, but I love sautéed spinach with garlic and olive oil.
You know what life is like for a new mom? Passing out in bed right after I get him down. I'm not even washing my face! Luckily, when I eat well I feel it making a difference in how my skin looks. So, it''s lights out without the fuss.
Good night, Connie!