On today’s day in the life vlog episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing my morning hydration routine, healthy office snacks, and a Sunbasket dinner recipe.
This is a day in the life of a fit new dad and entrepreneur.
In Live Lean Life Vlog Ep. 035 I share:
What’s up guys, good morning.
Here’s my regular hydration routine in the morning.
I used to fill up a 2 liter jug with water first thing in the morning, however I now use this 40 oz stainless steel water bottle from Hydroflask.
I love having this water bottle because it basically measures how much water you have all day.
Then I use the water from my water bottle to make the following morning drinks:
After drinking those 3 glasses of water, I’ve already drank approximately half of the water from my 2 liter water jug.
I don’t count water from coffee as part of my water goals.
That’s just a bonus on top.
I will then probably drink the rest of the water from this 2 liter before I hit the gym in the next hour.
Then when I go to the gym, I’ll drink another 2 liter bottle of water.
By following this routine, I pretty much hit my water goal first thing in the morning.
Then I just drink water throughout the day when I feel I need to hydrate.
That’s how I get my water gains.
Go get it.
Here are the two reasons why I like drinking that amount of water first thing in the morning:
Speaking of being regular, I’m going to the bathroom right now.
It’s just what I do in the morning.
*2 minutes and 30 seconds later*
It’s now coffee time.
Now that that’s done, it’s time for some coffee.
As you may know, I am the furthest thing from being a coffee snob.
I blend it all together to make a really thick and creamy drink, similar to a latte.
If you haven’t seen me make it before, here’s how to make coconut oil coffee.
You have to be careful when blending coconut oil coffee.
Every time you put the lid on, it stores all the heat in there.
Then when you hit the button to blend it up, it may explode and spill over the side of the blender.
This causes lost coffee gains.
Be careful so you don’t make this rookie mistake.
Since we’re blending hot coffee, it’s best to use a blender with a glass container.
This is one of the reasons why I use this cheaper blender from Costco.
A lot of the other blenders use a plastic container.
Since I’m using really hot coffee, I don’t like to blend that in plastic.
That’s how I make my creamy and delicious coconut oil coffee.
Those were just a few of the daily morning habits that I do.
Since it’s a habit, I do it every single day.
By doing this first thing in the morning, it sets you up for more positive habits to come later in the day.
I find the intentions you set, the habits you do, and the behaviors you take in the morning, really sets up the rest of your day for success.
Start incorporating my positive habits into your mornings.
If the habits in my morning routine don’t works for you, it’s up to you to figure out what does work for you, and stick with it.
Just make sure you keep consistently doing it.
Oh I forgot to mention.
The most important thing for me to do in the morning is kiss my daughter, tell her that I love her, and tell her how beautiful she is.
Daddy loves you.
Even though it’s a Sunday, I’m working in my new office.
I’m currently working in a temporary spot since my private office is still under construction.
Now that I’m back working in an office environment with Live Lean TV, I’m getting back into the healthy habits used when I was working in the corporate marketing world.
This was when I had to bring healthy snacks and pack a healthy lunch since we spend over 8 hours in the office.
Based on this, I wanted to share some of the healthy foods that I stocked up my office.
All of the nuts, except for the macadamias, are raw and not salted.
However, the macadamias are salted.
This is important because when adding a bunch of different nuts into the bag, I like to have just one of the nuts be salted.
That way, it adds just the right amount of salt to everything else, with being overpoweringly salty.
I also portioned it out because trail mix is obviously made with nuts, seeds, and dried fruit, therefore it can be a little calorie dense.
This is why you should alway portion out your trail mix.
For me, I portioned it out to approximately 1/2 cup of trail mix for each serving.
I add the servings to a plastic storage bag and then store them in my desk drawer.
I also brought in some Wild Planet canned albacore tuna that I picked up at Costco.
When you look at the ingredients list, it lists just albacore tuna and sea salt.
Therefore it’s a very clean tuna.
I don’t eat this tuna every day, but if I need a quick protein source, this does the trick.
You don’t even need a can opener since you can just crack it open from the top.
I store those cans of tuna in my desk drawer.
Lastly I have a paleo protein powder from my friends at Rootz Nutrition.
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I showed you how to make these No Bake Paleo Protein Bars Recipe with it.
There is no whey protein in it.
Rootz Protein Powder contains the following ingredients:
This is a very clean protein powder that is sweetened with just a little bit of stevia.
I’ll keep that in my desk drawer and mix it with water in my shaker cup if need be.
I also keep an extra fork in a baggie in my office desk.
Speaking of that, I’m glad I brought this fork from home, because on my way here I stopped in at Chipotle since I was kind of hungry, but I forgot to get a fork.
Before I talk about Chipotle, I want to share one other healthy snack food for the office, homemade chocolate chip cookies.
Jessica made me these homemade cookies.
I’ll keep these four cookies in a plastic bag and store them in my office desk.
Lastly, here is a healthy fast food lunch option you can enjoy if you’re in the office.
Chipotle is probably one of the best fast food restaurant options you can do.
I ordered a carnitas bowl with the following ingredients:
Note: since I need the calories at this point, I did add some rice and black beans.
Those are some healthy snacks that you can bring to your office.
When you have healthy snack options in your office desk, it will help stop you from:
Always be prepared by keeping those healthy snacks in your office drawer.
It’s now 5:13pm on a Sunday.
I think it’s time to get out of here.
I’m excited that the new office has meeting rooms that we can use as our set to film new #AskLiveLeanTV podcasts.
Fun fact: the office bathrooms also come fully equipped with mouthwash, because you can never be too fresh.
Let’s go home.
We’re back with another Sunbasket recipe.
We just hade 3 new Sunbasket meal kit recipes sent to us in the mail and delivered right to our front door.
Today I’m making Japanese Pork Curry Curry With Broccoli And Cauliflower Rice.
In this Sunbasket recipe, we have pork, which is packed in cold, so it stays fresh while it’s at your door.
The rest of the ingredients and spices are in the bag.
Let’s get cooking.
All right, where’s my date?
Oh, she’s changing the baby’s diaper, since she just did a number 2.
It looks like I’m eating by myself.
This Japanese Pork Curry With Broccoli And Cauliflower Rice recipe has so much color and so much flavor in it.
Sunbasket recipes are on point once again!
I have not yet had a bad meal from Sunbasket.
Everything has been freaking delicious.
You guys can be eating these delicious meals, delivered right to your door.
I’m telling you, give it a try and you will be hooked.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.