Welcome to the “Don’t Forget to Breathe Podcast” hosted by Sade and Anthony, a black couple living and thriving through fitness! We talk about our relationship, our goals, and our quest for self improvement through the lens of fitness and health.
Two weeks notice, finishing the year strong Ep 32
In this episode we discuss our absence from recording. We also discuss how the pandemic, work stress, and a new puppy have all contributed our slack gym habits. We also discuss Sade pursuing her dreams at a new job and the stress of quitting her job of the past 4 years.
The new gym routine and new workout plans - Ep 31
In this week’s podcast, we talked about our new, updated gym routine. Due to the “Rona”, our schedules/habits have changed a bit. We currently just go to the gym once or twice a week and keep human exposure to a minimum. The rest of our workouts we do from home or our apartment gym. I got a workout book from one of my fitness inspirations, fitgurlmel or Melissa Alcantara as a gift (linked below). It includes her fitness journey story, recipes, a six-month workout plan and pictures. Anthony purchased an online workout pan from the rapper, Ace Hood. It includes a basic six-week workout plan. We talk about how we are trying to stay active and on track during these tough, stressful times. It has been difficult, but we are making it work. Thanks for listening and hope everyone stays safe!
Dealing with the stress of it all Ep 30
In this week’s episode of our podcast, we talk about how we are dealing with the stress related to the COVID predicament and how its changed our lives. We recently realized how different our lives currently are regarding our careers. Anthony is able to work from home, while my job doesn’t have the resources to let their employees work from home. This is causing a lot of stress in my life due to the undergoing changes that are happening in the company such as, limited employees, reducing pay across the company and still dealing with the ongoing effects of the virus and trying to stay safe at the same time. Things are stressful for everyone right now! The way I deal with the current conditions is starting off by being aware of my surroundings and how they change my attitude and emotions. Once I recognize the emotion I’m feeling, I make sure stay there, feel it, work through it and look at it through positive eyes. Along with all of this work stress, I decided to limit the use of my anxiety medication and stop using it as a crutch. This will be a long journey to learn how to cope with stress and anxiety but I think it is worth the effort.
See what had happened was Ep 29
In this week’s podcast, we talk about how we’ve been doing the past few weeks of quarantine life since we have not updated the podcast for some time (we will do better, I promise!). We start off by mentioning some blessings that we’ve seen in our lives as of late, such as family, health and also some more materialistic things like new cars! We talk about why these things have helped us through our current situation and why they keep us moving forward. We then go into how our fitness habits and goals have changed since quarantine started. We purchased (and invented=) more gym equipment and moved our “home gym” onto our balcony so we could change scenery and end up with less distractions. We touch on some lessons we learned during this time such as workout motivation, having effective workouts, finding out how much sleep is right for you and how our new work habits are causing us to be more productive. Thanks so much for listening. See you next week!!
Quarantine Fit-Ep 28
How has the corona quarantine effected our workouts and mental health.
In this week’s podcast, we talk about how quarantine life is going for us and how our lifestyles have changed due to this. All gyms have closed to slow down the spread of the virus so our workout schedules have changed dramatically as we had to adapt to solely home workouts. Of course, you have to have more dedication when you rely on solely home workouts to get fit because you can easily just watch TV or play video games instead. We also talk about our experience with how this virus is changing other parts of our lives like our work schedules and what our plans are while we have his extra time available by working remotely. Hope everyone is staying safe out there and remaining healthy. Thanks for listening!
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When you lose your gym partner Ep 27
How not having your gym partner can negatively effect your workout and finding motivation.
In this week’s podcast, we decided to go for a “free for all” vibe and talk about all of the current thoughts/events that are going on in our lives right now. Of course, this podcast is still coming together, meaning we are still in the works of figuring out how our segments will be formatted and if we will switch to just doing more random talks instead of having planned topics. When we do it this way, we feel that our words come across more natural and sincere. Let us know your thoughts on this! In this podcast, we talk about gym motivation and how it can decrease when your gym partner is injured, sick or needs to take a break for whatever reason. We also touch on the topic of entrepreneurship and how this way of life appeals to us and aligns with our future goals. We talk about why owning our own business in the future is important to us (ex: freedom, etc.) and also why a 9-5 job is difficult to hold when you have this mindset. Please rate and comment on our latest episode and also give us some suggestions on future topics, how we can improve, etc.. Thanks for listening!
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