A TYPICAL DAY IN MY LIFE
Good morning! I set my alarm for 6:00 am every morning. I usually snooze once or twice before getting up. Sometimes I lay there checking my phone, glancing Instagram, Snapchat and emails, and then I roll out of bed to get ready for the day. After brushing my teeth and getting dressed into my gym clothes, I give Ian 2 kisses (while he's still sleeping) and quietly make my way to the kitchen.
It's 6:30 am and I am making my morning tonic- lemon/ginger/turmeric/honey water. I'm obsessed with this combo because not only does it taste delicious, but it's immune boosting, detoxifying, and anti inflammatory. You can use the following recipe if you want to make this healthy concoction yourself : )
1 full lemon juice
1 tsp Honey
2 fresh turmeric roots grated
1 inch ginger chopped into small pieces
1.5 cups of hot water
I make my way to the living room to drink my cup of tea. I love looking out the window to watch the sun come up. I am completely present in this moment. By the time I'm done with my tea it's around 6:45 am. If I'm sore, I'll squeeze in a quick foam rolling sesh. I should really do this every morning because it helps me loosen up and relax even more. If you haven't foam rolled, you are seriously missing out : P
On to the gym! I listen to my online health coach and nutrition courses while I'm in the car. It's so efficient and gets my brain going. I am so happy I signed up for IIN (Integrated Institute of Nutrition) because not only am I learning about nutrition, but also on how to manage time, how to "crowd out" junk food, how to balance all aspects of my life including (relationships, finances, and spirituality). I'm finding it so helpful for myself as well! If you have any questions about the courses, please reach out to me. Happy to answer : )
It's 7:15 am and at this point I've had my plant based pre-energizer and I am excited about working out. I'm currently on BBG 3.0 week 32 so every workout is a death challenge. On Monday's I do legs, Tuesday- HIIT & butt, Wednesday- Arms, Friday- Abs, Saturday- REST, Sunday - LISS and Full Body, Yoga, or Soulcycle. I usually find a spot in the gym with a mirror, go find all the equipment I need, blast my music, and just get my workout done and I'm outta there.
Once I'm done at 8 am , my day can go many different ways. No two days are the same. Usually, I have 2-3 events scheduled during the week. They range from restaurant tastings, showroom visits, blogger brunches, workout events, etc.
Yesterday I visited a showroom to pull styles for Coachella and tested out a new pilates class. Today I'm trying out a new studio called Plate Fit and then going to an Adidas Originals party later at night, which I'm all really excited about.
For the other part of the day I am either shooting content, writing a blog post, planning the next work out meet up, testing recipes for my e-book, and answering emails.
My favorite Lunch Spot at the moment is Paramount Coffee Project. I've been coming here ever since Chinae posted it on her IG while she was visiting LA and now I'm hooked. Oh and if I haven't had coffee by this point, I will enjoy an iced coffee with almond milk. Yum yum : P
Yes, it's as delicious as it looks!
If I've been working all day and need a refresher, I will step outside for some green juice. I love exploring and trying different juice spots. This one was LA Juice. The packaging of the juice was what got me to come in and the Vero greens I chose was really refreshing. I'll of course, take moment to snap a photo of what I'm eating or drinking through out the day :) If I'm out and about I'm using my iPhone but if i'm at home shooting food I'll use my Canon Mark iii 5D Camera.
I start cooking dinner around 6 pm, if I don't have an event. Lately I've been making an array of Japanese foods...from Veggie soups, miso soups, Hot pots, and udon with a bunch of vegetable sides, umeboshi plum, fermented soybeans and sea veggies. It's the most comforting food for me and it's also well balanced.
Between 8-11 pm I watch Netflix with Ian, catch up on health coach classes, and plan for the next day. I take 5-10 minutes reflecting before bed in my Daily Journal from IIN that helps me keep track of my food choices for the day.
Did I drink at least 8 cups of water, have enough whole grains, veggies, fruits, healthy fats, protein, etc? I'll make note of any Self care I did, for example mindful eating, used a tongue scraper, home cooked food, morning intentions, exercise, meditation, time to myself, etc. There's also a section that I think is helpful to jot down at the end of every night too!
1. Today I appreciate myself for:
2. Choices that did not serve me or support me:
3. Today I added in or crowded out:
4. Loving thought before bed
It's time to set aside my gym clothes for the morning and get ready for bed. By 11:30 pm I'm tucked in bed browsing Instagram and Snapchat and I eventually snooze off.