Tips for Creating a Healthy Daily Routine

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Y’all. A few weeks ago (which, I’ll be honest, in my timeline was this morning), I started a new morning routine. And the first thing I did was set my alarm to 5:00 a.m. You totally read that right (and yes, I’m probably losing my mind).  Let me share my tips for creating a healthy daily routine.

Tips for Creating a Healthy Daily Routine

5:00 a.m. As in the morning. As in before the sun is even up (yup, it’s just as crazy as it sounds). My thought process is this: I need more hours in the day so that I can do all the things that I want to do, like working out, writing (morning pages, anyone?!), figuring out vlogging (yes, really), and generally positioning myself for some massive growth in my businesses.

Yes, businesses.

Um…what was I saying?

Right. New morning routine.

This routine includes some must-do items every day, like meditation (yes, I can meditate even though I have kids at home), movement, and proper nutrition.

And it starts with getting myself out of bed early.

Creating a Healthy Daily Routine

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Creating a Healthy Daily Routine – Don’t Hit Snooze

Yes, getting up before the sun can royally suck, but if you have littles at home, this is likely the only time you’ll have without someone else in your face.

And after the initial shock of an alarm at 5:00 a.m., you’ll start to wonder just how you survived without the glorious hours between when YOU wake up and when THEY wake up.

Trust me, this has been truly mindblowing.

I can take my time, hydrate my body, move my body, caffeinate my body, and take a shower without 5,276 questions.

It does take some getting used to, so you may want to try moving your alarm across the room so that you actually have to leave your nice warm bed for the first few days weeks.

Creating a Healthy Daily Routine – Detox and Hydrate Right Away

You’ve been sleeping for 8ish hours, right? Which means that your body has gone without hydration (water) for at least that long.

Which means that you probably need to drink something. I like to start my day with a quick drink that not only helps to hydrate my body but also helps me eliminate any weirdness.

That means that I’ll take a large mason jar (16-20 ounces) filled with filtered water, juice my lemon over it (yes, a whole, fresh lemon), add 1-2 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar, and a touch of honey.

Then I sit down and drink it. Or stand. The lemon helps to wake up your body’s systems, and the ACV helps to start the detox process (all good things).

Once I’ve hydrated, I need to get moving, otherwise, I’ll be super tempted to climb back in bed (not good).

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Creating a Healthy Daily Routine – Move

Honestly, how I choose to move changes from day to day, depending on how my body is feeling. Some mornings I want to stretch out and enjoy some yoga, and other days, I want to hop on my rebounder and bounce things out.

I have a fairly well equipped home gym in my basement. Along with a library of barre-type workouts on DVD. I try to make sure that I don’t go in with many expectations beyond 30 minutes of movement.

Some days I do more (which is totally awesome), and some days 30 minutes is all I need.

On days when I have a barre class scheduled for later in the day, I generally opt for an easier option like yoga just to wake my muscles up.

Once I’m done moving, I like to take a few minutes to meditate.

Creating a Healthy Daily Routine – Breathe

I would love to say that meditation has been easy for me, but I’d be totally lying through my teeth. It’s hard y’all. But I make sure that I do it

I’m really enjoying a good guided meditation, but someday I hope that I can guide myself.

6 Tips for Creating a Healthy Daily Routine

Creating a Healthy Daily Routine – Fuel Your Body

Once I’ve meditated, I need coffee and something in my stomach so that I can take my supplements because I’ve been up for anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes already (WOW!).

So naturally, I head to the kitchen to fire up my Keurig and get my coffee going. I grab a hardboiled or scrambled egg, or make myself a protein shake so that I can take my supplements.

Because I can honestly feel it if I forget them.

I’m currently obsessed with my new omega-3 supplement, by iWi,  which is made from algae and (obviously) vegan.

Which means that it doesn’t have a fishy smell. And it doesn’t upset my stomach. Plus, iWi has the highest absorption of any omega-3 source, is algae-based, 100% vegan, sustainably sourced, and non-GMO.


Creating a Healthy Daily Routine – Benefits of Omega-3s

Probably the most common thing that people associate with omega3s is heart health, but it’s so much more than that!

Omega-3s have been shown to reduce metabolic syndrome symptoms, which means that you end up with a lowered risk of heart-related disease.

My favorite benefit of omega-3s has to be the reduction of inflammation that I have noticed.

Pretty great, right?

6 Tips for Creating a Healthy Daily Routine

Creating a Healthy Daily Routine – Clean Up

Once I’ve gotten all of that out of the way, I strip down, hop in the shower, and get cleaned up for the day. By now, it’s getting close to 7:00 a.m., which means my kids will be getting up and needed to be fed.

Now, you don’t have to be crazy like me. You can pick one or two things that you’d like to change in your day and gradually add additional habits as they make sense.

How do you create a healthy routine?


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  1. Eliot on August 3, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Woman Hurray


  2. Bria on August 18, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    No idea how I stumbled across your site.. but I’m in love. I’ve just recently started trying to get healthier. I’ve worked my butt off just to lose 15lbs in the last month, to eat better, and to move more. Also, my name is BRIA. It was meant to be.

    • Brea on August 20, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      LOVE your name!! I am so glad to connect with you, Bria!!

  3. Traci Kropp on August 19, 2018 at 4:53 am

    Wow! I am so overwhelmed with your enthusiasm and great outlook on life!! I stumbled upon you while I was researching “Thrive” products and patches. I am very curious…are you still using the products?

    • Brea on August 20, 2018 at 12:09 pm

      Hi, Traci! I am no longer using Thrive by Le-Vel, but I am still losing weight! I’m working on an update about my weight loss journey that I hope to publish in the next few weeks! Stay tuned 🙂

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