A Morning In Her Shoes – Catalina Miguel

A morning in her shoes…

It’s been said time and time again that attaining a morning ritual or taking solo time before the pressures of the day begin, can truly help success, productivity and happiness. 

Call me nosy, but i’ve always been curious about how other people spend their mornings before they arrive in the public eye polished for their day.  

I wonder, how did their day start…have they eaten breakfast yet? Did they meditate? Did they already run 8km? Find out…

We will be asking a range of successful ladies from all over to find out what habits put the spring in their morning step.

This week we have the gorgeous Catalina Miguel from ‘The Unimpossibles’…

Catalina is the editor of The Unimpossibles, a super inspiring lifestyle blog covering all things healthy, fashion & travel, based out of Melbourne & Auckland

She’s also recently launched the exciting new business Comme Co. (activated charcoal). Keep an eye out, we’re hoping to see more of this goodness over here!

Tell us, what does your morning look like as you roll out of bed…what habits or rituals do you have that keep you on top and in the game?

Keeping a regular routine whilst being on the road has been difficult, however, when I think about it, there is stuff I tend to do every day regardless. I’m getting good at being organised and making sure I have access to things that I need to stay dairy-free and healthy.

What do you Drink?

I’m trying to cut back but I love coffee on ice! Or just black coffee in general – a little dairy-free milk if available otherwise I’m a cowboy! I also drink a lot of tea – green, camomile and spearmint. Other than that I drink water.

I also love green smoothies but haven’t had many while travelling. I need to start carrying a nutribullet or something!

What do you Eat?

I never skip breakfast. EVER. I think it is so important and you need to set up your day right. You can’t be your best self hangry and starting the day of right is the best chance you have in giving yourself the energy to do everything at its fullest.

It is a chance to fuel your body with nutrients and take a minute to just love yourself and be. Saying that, I am biased! I love breakfast– it is my favourite meal of the day.

My go to is my Superfood Muesli! Probably the simplest recipes on my website but it is so delicious and convenient and can be made anywhere around the world – for example I carried it in ziplock bags all throughout Europe! The best!

I have this with fruit and dairy free milk or just water and honey if no milk is available.. Eventually I stopped being able to carry honey on the road- and actually water and fruit ended up being just as tasty!

Otherwise, I will eat eggs on wholegrain toast then sometimes I will treat myself and have bacon or whatever looks good on the brunch menu! I’m a sucker for good quality bread – especially ones with lots of seeds or sourdough.

How do you Move?

I love yoga and stretching in general. It isn’t always easy to pop into a class when I am on a budget but I try to incorporate it when possible. In the morning is the best for me but my lifestyle is flexible.

Other than that, I try to live an active life where passive exercise is the norm. Walking to destinations, swimming, hiking, biking and all of that good stuff. I hate the gym so I find working it into my everyday life is best for me.

Do you have a practice of stillness or quiet?

I am an introvert so I tend to think a lot. I treasure ‘me time’ and often if I am alone I will take a moment to reflect, give thanks and gratitude for everything in my life and how far I have come. I think how you talk to yourself and the language you use is so important, as well as realising what you have when you have it.

I also like to meditate and I am working to incorporate that more into my life – especially at this point where I am at cross roads again. I’m not sure where the next steps are, so in these times the best thing to do is literally do nothing and wait for the answers.

Walking I also do a lot of – I find it very healing. Whenever I have a problem I walk. This is probably why I was drawn to the Camino de Santiago – a 780km pilgrimage across Spain. Perhaps one of the most profound experiences of my life.

Can you share you favourite go-to breakfast recipe?

If I’m feeling a bit fancier and have access to the ingredients (e.g when I am at home!)…

I love love love to make my 3 Minute Gluten Free Quinoa Porridge OR

Paleo Orange and Blueberry Almond Meal Scones with Cashew Cream.

Now that you have asked me though.. I think my quinoa porridge will be easy to make on the road as well! YAY!

You can find more of Catalina over at –

The Unimpossibles OR Comme Co.

If you’re not already, follow her social media adventures to be inspired daily! X