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Everyone loves getting the inside scoop & seeing real-life examples when it comes to just about anything in life — and living a healthy lifestyle is no exception.
So this week I wanted to give you a behind-the-scenes look into my lifestyle — an example of a day-in-the-life of Dr. Christi when it comes to meals, working out, daily routines, & anything related to healthy living. ☺
Disclaimer: I’m not saying EVERY single day looks just like this — obviously my meals are different each day, my workouts are different, & unfortunately I’m not perfect at getting all of these health-boosting activities into my day 100% of the time 😬…but I do my best!
My hope is that this gives you ideas of things to incorporate into your lifestyle to make it even healthier & happier, and that it shows you how simple healthy living can actually be (we don’t have to make it more complex than it is!).
✅ Morning Routine — Right After I Wake Up:
I like to start my day off with a simple yet powerful routine that jumpstarts my day & gets me into a positive state. This routine supports my physical, mental, emotional, & spiritual health! ☀
Here are the main components I include in my morning routine:
- Morning Detox Drink: Water + greens powder + tangerine-flavored powdered multi-vitamin + fresh lemon juice + apple cider vinegar
- Hot herbal tea
- Take Cell Detox supplement
- Pray, read Bible or devotional, & have some quiet time
- Write in gratitudes journal
- Do spinal homecare exercises
- Look at vision board
- Say affirmations
For more details on morning routines, WHY they’re so important, & a simple step-by-step process to create your own, check out this post!
✅ Intermittent Fasting — Throughout the Day:
I typically fast for about 16-18 hours per day, & eat all of my food for the day within a 6-8 hour window. My eating period is usually between ~12pm to 7pm, & then my fasting period is usually from ~7pm until 12pm the next day.
Intermittent fasting promotes fat-burning, detoxification, weight management, brain health, & more! (It’s one of my favorite health hacks that has so many benefits for overall wellness, is easy to implement, & doesn’t cost a thing! You can learn more about it here!) 🙌
✅ Workout — Before Lunch or Mid-Afternoon:
My workout time changes depending on the day, but I prefer to work out either shortly before lunch (around 11:30am), or sometime in the mid-afternoon or early evening, between lunch & dinner.
Working out before lunch is even more ideal because the benefits are heightened by working out at the end of a fasting period. 💪
Here’s an example of the TYPE of workout I like to do most days: (This is a tough one! But you can do it at YOUR maximum output & modify the exercises if needed. Give it a try!! 😄)
- Jump Squats
- Half Burpees
- Jumping Knee Tucks
20 seconds on, as fast as you can; 10 seconds rest
Go through the sequence of 4 exercise movements 8 times!
Tip: Download the free Seconds App on your phone to easily time interval workouts like this one!
For more fat-burning, high-intensity workouts that take less than 15 minutes, check out this post. Or, click here to download a free workbook that will walk you through exactly how to create your own fat-burning workouts!
✅ Lunch — Sometime Between 12pm to 2pm:
My lunches are usually pretty simple, & sometimes kinda hodge-podge (a little of this & a little of that — a random assortment of healthy snacks/foods).
An example of a typical lunch for me is a GIANT salad with arugula, raw red bell peppers, raw cashews, ½ of an avocado, a healthy dressing (either organic extra virgin olive oil + balsamic vinegar, OR Primal Kitchen dressings — my fave!). Plus 2 organic, free-range eggs (cooked in organic virgin coconut oil) — which I like to put on the salad & mix together with everything else. 😋
✅ Supplements — Taken With Lunch or Dinner:
Some of my daily supplements include:
- Vitamin D3 + Probiotics (supports immune system, digestion, & more)
- Optimal Omega (promotes cardiovascular health, brain & nerve system health, & healthy fat ratios)
- Multi-Vitamin (I take a kids chewable multi since I’m not the best at swallowing pills…🙃 haha).
✅ Get Adjusted — Sometime Throughout the Day:
I get chiropractic adjustments at least once per week, but usually 2-3 times per week.
Chiropractic care removes interference from the brain & nerve system, allowing the body to heal & function at the highest level. Weekly adjustments help me stay healthy, happy, & reaching my full potential. ☺
To find an awesome chiropractor near you, or to learn more about the benefits of chiropractic, click here.
✅ Snack (Possibly) — Mid-Afternoon:
I usually eat 2 big meals per day (lunch & dinner), but if I’m hungry in between, I’ll eat a healthy snack.
Granny smith apple with raw almond butter, flax crackers with coconut oil or hummus, raw nuts, or a smoothie are all snacks I enjoy.
For more easy, healthy, delish snacks, check out this post.
✅ Dinner — Sometime Between 6:30pm to 8:30pm:
An example meal I like to have for dinner is Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps — made with organic grass-fed ground beef, sauteed veggies (like onions, mushrooms, peppers, & garlic), & a delectable sauce (made with raw almond butter, Bragg’s liquid aminos, apple cider vinegar, olive oil or toasted sesame oil, salt & pepper). This delicious beef, veggie, & sauce mixture is best served in romaine lettuce wraps or on a bed of greens.
For dessert, I’ll often have some Lily’s Chocolate (sugar-free dark chocolate sweetened with stevia & erythritol)! Or if I’m feeling ambitious, I might make a dessert like Chocolate Chia Pudding or Almond Butter Cups. 😋
About 4 times per week, I’ll eat a delish, healthy dinner from Factor 75 for dinner, (like goat cheese chicken with quinoa, peas, & pureed carrots, or grass-fed steak with sweet potato fries & broccoli), instead of having to make dinner — #win #dreamcometrue! 👌
(You can learn more about Factor 75 & why I love it so much here!)
✅ Water Intake — Throughout the Day:
I make sure to drink at least 62 ounces of water per day, but ideally I shoot for 70-80 ounces.
Drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water every day for optimal health!
✅ Bedtime Routine:
As I’m winding down for the night & getting ready for bed, I like to promote peace & relaxation as much as possible. Here’s how I like to end my day & transition into sleep mode:
- Possibly drink some soothing herbal tea about an hour before bed
- Turn the lights down low
- Use relaxing essential oils (either diffuse them or put on my wrists & pillow)
- Take Body Detox supplement
- Listen to calming music & relaxing nature sounds as I’m laying in bed & falling asleep (check out my Rest & Relaxation Playlist here)
There you have it, friend — a whole example day-in-the-life when it comes to healthy living!
To keep track of most of these healthy habits & routines and make sure I’m staying disciplined & consistent with them, I use Way of Life. It’s a free habits-tracking app that I love — & I definitely recommend it if you have any habits you want to start, break, or track! 👍
Cheers to healthy habits & a healthy lifestyle! 💜
I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below to let me know:
- What do your daily health routines & habits look like currently?
- Which areas of your health are you most looking forward to improving (nutrition, fitness, sleep, emotional health, spiritual health, something else)?
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