Posts tagged fitness
4 Habits I Wish I Maintained

Habits are a tricky thing. I often write about habits I want to break, but rarely look back at those that were once working for me and wish I’d never stopped doing. Habits for me are more a ritual than anything else—they give my life structure and provide fulfillment in mundane actions. I work well with a set routine and when I lose control of that and stop doing things that make me feel confident and capable, I lose a little bit of myself as well. Below are 4 habits that create the ultimate life I want to live and I wish I maintained throughout the past few years.

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WHAT I EXPERIENCED DOING YOGA FOR A FULL WEEK

A someone who always mocked people who followed the yoga trend, I never thought I'd writing an entire post about it. But here is: my experience doing yoga for a full week. The main reason I wanted to start doing yoga was because of the testaments people who did it gave me about how it made them feel. I could only brush it off as them following a fab for so long before I had to think about it as a viable option for stress release, muscle strengthening, and overall mindfulness. 

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MY WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY & WHAT IT TAUGHT ME

It's been about 5 years now since I lost 35 lbs. I'm commemorating this occasion not out of vanity, but out of self exploration and appreciation. I was a much different person before I'd lost the weight, a dampened version of my current self. There was undoubtedly a sadness lurking behind the puffy cheeked smile I still have, but it wasn't enough to make me lose sight of myself, my worth, and my potential.

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THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT ON YOUR PHONE

Recently I wrote a post coming out that I am a cell phone addict where I discuss many of the reason’s why it’s important to step away from your phone if you can. Today I wanted to discuss a few of the things you can do when you no longer have your phone around to distract you. First and foremost, I would recommend putting your phone in another room or on ‘do not disturb’ so as to not be tempted while you're engaging in new activities. I

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HOW EXERCISE HAS IMPROVED MY MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

I can sit here and tell you that I wholeheartedly enjoy working out and staying fit, but that would not be honest of me and I try to stay as honest as possible on my blog. The truth is that for much of my life I’ve hated fitness. Maybe it was the school system’s mandatory gym classes that made me feel like I was being forced rather than encouraged to participate in physical activities. Most of my childhood and adolescence was spent either hanging out with friends or locked up in my room writing—that was exactly how I liked it up until I entered university and acquired the inevitable stress of adulthood and post-secondary education.

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