#SelfCareSunday: Quick-And-Easy Fitness Tips and Recipes from Dr. Christine Vu

We know you are working long and busy shifts, and sometimes have barely enough time to sleep, let alone work out. Here’s a few fitness tips from Dr. Christine Vu to help you squeeze in some moments to take care of yourself.

  1. Create a color-coordinated schedule. Easy access, visibility & a creative aesthetic helps you feel joy in your plans!
  2. Start every morning with calm & peaceful energy.
  3. Make slow and steady moves. (Perseverance will make you stronger.)
  4. Smile, connect with people & have fun! (Accountability from your community is always the best motivation.)
  5. Have a winning attitude about fitness. (Be deliberate & connect with what’s most important to you by reminding yourself why you started a fitness journey in the first place.)

Do these 5 tips every day for 30 days and you will hit your health & wellness goals without a doubt.


We also asked Dr. Vu to share with us her favorite quick-and-easy recipes that keep her going during her busy work week. Here are a few of her favorite well-balanced (and delicious!) meals.

For breakfast I like to use all organic ingredients (and no preservatives) as eating as many raw ingredients as possible. I never limit myself however, and never call it a “diet”.

Avo Toast & Eggs

Scrambled egg whites

1/2 Avocado

Large handful of arugula (or any type of greens)

1 piece of whole grain toast


For lunch or dinner I like to base the size of meal off of my energy needs (ie. whether I’m craving carbs, protein, or needing extra vitamins/minerals). The size of my meal usually correlates to how busy my agenda is for that day.

Taco Salad

Mixed greens (Darker greens = more nutrients)

1 handful of cherry tomatoes

1 cup Beans (Black, pinto or garbanzo beans are my favorite!)

Protein of your choice (optional & can vary between fish, chicken, beef or tofu)

1 cup rice of your choice (optional)

Top with cilantro dressing


Dr. Christine Vu’s Homemade Dressing

1 cup vinegar

1 cup olive oil

Quarter of a lemon (juiced)

Handful of chopped cilantro

Salt & Pepper to taste

Healthy Meal Prep Tip: Make a larger batch of your own homemade dressing to refrigerate and use on your salads all week.

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