I grew up a competitive club gymnast, joining the team program when I was five years old. For ten years I lived and breathed gymnastics, and everything that came with it—the intense training lifestyle, the body aches and crashes, not a day lived without calluses and blisters on my hands, and the love of competing in the sport. Being a gymnast was my identity and my passion, and it molded me in big ways as a young girl. Particularly, it instilled in me a high level of work ethic and physical fitness. I was a small muscular power-house, with a little bit of a perfectionist attitude and whole lot of mental toughness. I was a gymnast, and that is what I knew. Continue reading “My Story: I Am Strong”
Pushing yourself on a treadmill can be challenging. For those of you taking your running indoors for the winter, but struggle with the treadmill, here are my tips and tricks to motivating yourself and conquering your cardio workouts year round!
Let’s talk about time. And in the essence of time, I’ll keep this one short and sweet.
Think about how valuable the object of time is in your life. It’s obvious, we do life around the time we have before us or the time we wish we had back. The time we never seem to have enough of, and the amount of time it will take us to accomplish something. Why isn’t it as easy to live in the “here and now” as it is to say we do?
Hey everyone! The first Healthy Intentions 21 Day Mini Challenge officially came to a close on Thursday night, so I wanted to post a little recap to let you guys know how it went for me. Continue reading “21 Day Mini Challenge Recap”
5 Steps to Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle With Your Career
We all go to work. It’s how we make a living, it’s satisfying, it’s tiring, and, unfortunately, it’s the reason why our health and fitness can get put on the back burner at times. Whether you’ve been holding a 9-5 job for years, are fresh out of college and getting acclimated to full-time work life, or still a student, I’m writing this post for YOU.
We’ve all heard time and time again how it supposedly takes 21 days to break or build a habit. That’s 21 days of changing something that your mind and body have been conditioned to doing for an extended period of time. That’s 21 days of not doing something you most likely enjoy, but would be better off without. That could also be 21 days of introducing a new healthy habit into your life that you’re not accustomed to doing. Either way, habits are hard to break and we all fall victim to a few unhealthy ones here and there. It takes some perseverance and strong desire to kick these little annoyances to the curb.
That’s where this 21 Day Mini Challenge comes into play. Continue reading “21 Day Mini Challenge”
Why do you work out? What is your motivation behind your work outs?
My answer: I work out to feel good.
Exercising makes me feel healthy and alive. I feel strong and lean when I run. I feel energized and powerful when I cycle. I absolutely love the feeling of a good sweat and some sore muscles, and I feel accomplished knowing that I’m doing amazing things for my body. Continue reading “Work Out To Feel Good”
Welcome welcome welcome! You are officially reading Healthy Intentions, a health and fitness lifestyle blog. I’m Meghan, a 20-something who loves to workout, take care of her body, and eat all the good-for-you foods.