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

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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.