Howdy, Howdy fit friends!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! After receiving so much feedback from you guys about my Reebok collaboration I decided to make a video and post about my ‘fitness regime.’ I say ‘regime’ but it really is more about being conscious about what I eat and how much exercise I need in order to feel….ya know…like a functional human. LOL SOOOOO Today I will cover the basics: what I DO, what I EAT, and what I recommend for other folks! Let’s get started.
And just as a disclaimer (which I also state in this lovely video you should watch) I have no personal trainer credentials. I am midway through becoming a 200hr Yoga teacher, but I am still in training. The Reebok PureMove Sports Bra was gifted to me by Reebok and all of the thoughts expressed are my own.
WHAT I DO:
I work out twice a day 4-5 days a week. I get my cardio/strength training at my Crossfit gym, Trident Crossfit. I also compliment that with about an hour of yoga every day (and for those of you following me on IG @trickyvibes watching my stories #yogaeverydamnday is my FAVORITE hashtag.) I know that Crossfit sounds really intimidating and there are lots of rumors circulating about ‘the sport of fitness’ but I’ve been doing it for a few years and its still one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for my health. I wrote a blog post previously about it, so you can read it here.
First and foremost I understand that I exercise A LOT. I aint CRAZY! For most people 2-3 workouts a week is more feasible and for a few years I did that as well…..but now I AM GETTING OLDER. Recovering from a night out and recovering from a tough workout were staaarting to feel about the same so I had to kick it up a notch. *Drake voice* “I’m really too young to be felling this old!” Additionally, my thought process was that If I am to become a yoga teacher I should become an excellent student, hence the daily practice (annnd its kinda part of the yogic philosophy.) If you want to hear about my yoga teacher training fun check out my yoga page here.
WHAT I EAT:
You would think I have a special diet, but eeeehhh, not so much. I am very mindful about what I eat but if I have to do math for a diet or excessive counting in any capacity I simply wont do it. My old mantra was “EAT WHAT YOU WANT! DIVA’S HAVE CURVES” but I was young and naïve back then (like 1.5 years ago LOL.) Everything in moderation is my new jam (except Goldfish, I eat an unnatural amount of Goldfish.) I make my best efforts to stay away from fast food entirely, but you may catch with some McDonalds fries on occasion because…….. salty goodness?!?! The only fitness supplement I take is BCAA Shredded to recover my muscles. When I made the decision to take control of my diet I used the My Fitness Planner and it was insanely helpful because all the counting is done for you YAAAS. I plan to eat a salad everyday, keep meat servings palm-sized twice a day, and drink roughly six bottles of water per day. I also detox this ol’ body twice a month with detox teas. Lesbehonest, we all know I eat like a grown a** man, because I gotta fuel this fire sis! My wife keeps me in check and we utilize food subscription boxes to keep the diet interesting. We previously reviewed them, so check it out here.
1) The PureMove Sport Bra from Reebok is one the most comfortable sports bras I have ever worn. Period. I felt fancy and wrote an Amazon review about it too, so check it out. It will be worth every penny.
2) Try Crossfit. I would never dissuade you from any type of fitness, but Crossfit has a special place in my heart due to its humbling nature and the ability to easily track your progress. #bootygainz2019
3) Group fitness is great place to start your journey if you have a hard time mustering the will to go to local gym. Enroll in a Pilates class, a Spin class, a Zumba class, or a nearby boot camp run by a personal trainer (with credentials :) ) Nobody needs you to be broken down dying in a park because someone “made up” an unrealistic boot camp for you to do. If you have major injuries, then chair yoga or beginner series yoga classes are a great way to get back in the game without overexertion. Here’s a great one.
Staying active is so important to me and it should be for you too! For my African-American ladies- I know hair is a BIG issue that stops us from maintaining an active lifestyle….(I feel that struggle 100%) but and you can’t put a price on your health. Get those box braids or whatever and keep it moving. LOL
I hope that you begin (or continue) your fitness journey with positivity. This is still YOUR YEAR. You got it! Comment below about your fitness questions, suggestions for others, or biggest concerns! Thanks guys! See you soon!