Warriors is back with another member spotlight.
Meet Your Fellow Warrior, Megan (@meganddupius)
If you’re in our telegram group chat, then you know Megan. She is one of the most active members in our community. We took some time to catch up with her on the phone.
From bedtime yoga, to recovering from four concussions, to defining what it means to be healthy, we covered it all.
Megan: The thing that’s waking me up is going for a run in the morning. I was supposed to run my first half marathon in April but it never happened due to the pandemic. I’m still training though!
And at night...well, I worry about finances. To help with that I’ve been doing bedtime yoga before I go to sleep. It helps me calm down and center my thoughts. Sometimes I like to read too. Also...shopping. During the pandemic I have learned the joys of online shopping. So I do that quite a...
Having trouble getting back into your workout routine? Finding it nearly impossible to convince yourself to exercise again? Worried that you won't be able to get back to where you were before?
Take a moment to take a deep breath. Falling out of a workout routine is very common and a natural part of being a human. We've all been there before because honestly, life happens! And sometimes, we need time to readjust.
A big upside to falling out of a routine is that it gives you a chance to re-define a new one. Here's how to restart a workout routine once you've taken a break for a while.
Do you feel like you're starting from zero? That's okay. Everyone starts at zero at the beginning of starting (or re-starting) something new. Also, you're not starting from zero. You had a workout routine once so you know you get into one again.
So — you're struggling to stay motivated with your workout routine. Girl, we feel that too.
The good news is that you're not alone. Everyone faces this challenge along their fitness journey. Welcome to the club! The even better news is that after reading this article, you may feel an increase in your motivation to workout.
What you're about to read comes from the mind of one of our warriors, Edina (@ervenienne). We asked her:
In her own words, this is what she had to say:
This is one of the biggest eye-opening facts I have learned about life and progress in general.
Also, if your diet is well-planned, you do not need to spend hours in the gym every day.
But, if your diet is unbalanced, or you're unable to be flexible with your gym time you will likely:
Have you been craving sugar lately? Sugar cravings can be hard to kick and, surprising no one at all, are one of the most common inhibitors to weight loss. Many people struggle with them. If you're currently facing them, you're in great company.
Before we get into 14 ways to stop sugar cravings, let's unpack some potential "why's" behind cravings and go over why sugar can feel so addicting:
Have you ever felt like you're addicted to sugar? That you crave it and cannot keep from consuming it? Well, that's because sugar is very much like a drug.
A study from the journal of Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews showed that “intermittent access to sugar can lead to behavioral and neurochemical changes that resemble the effects of a substance of abuse.”
Just like other drugs, sugar triggers a release of dopamine in our bodies. Dopamine is a feel-good neurotransmitter linked to the reward...
Are you struggling to stick to your workout routine? Have you been feeling like "meh" when it comes to exercising? Do you need some extra motivation?
We do too. That's why we compiled a list of 11 motivational fitness quotes to inspire you to get up and work out.
Read them all first and then choose three that resonate with you and write them down or say them out loud. Before you know it you'll be halfway through your workout for the day.
“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.” — Oprah Winfrey
Today is a new day. What story do you want to live?
“It’s going to be a journey. It’s not a sprint to get in shape.”— Kerry Walsh Jennings
Sometimes the fact that we're not "fit" from the start is what holds us back from working out. Remember that everyone starts somewhere. Where...