26 episodes

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.

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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.

    Sit down or get sat down Ep 26

    Sit down or get sat down Ep 26

    Listening to your body and putting health before body goals.

    In this week’s episode, we decided to take a different route other than our usual “planned” topic. We opened up the podcast with a new segment called “don’t forget to read”, where we mentioned some of the latest books we’ve read or are currently reading and give a brief synopsis. We then move on to the topic of why we decided to slow down on our workouts (weightlifting in particular) and what mind frame we need to take on in order to remain sane these next few weeks without our usual routine of the gym, which acts as our daily stress outlet. We give others tips on what to do when they experience injuries as well and stress the importance of taking it easy while going through the healing process. Thanks for listening and supporting us! Stay tuned for our next episode!

    Where to Listen

    • 44 min
    The Do’s, Don’ts, What’s and Why’s at the gym Ep 25

    The Do’s, Don’ts, What’s and Why’s at the gym Ep 25

    Gym etiquette to avoid gym fails.

    Let’s face it, we’ve all seen weird people doing weird things in the gym (just go Google “gym fails” and you’ll see what I mean) and didn’t know what to make of it. In this podcast, we start by sharing a few stories of experiences we’ve been through while at the gym including rude things and weird people. We then share some gym etiquette we believe everyone going to the gym needs to follow to avoid these stories/encounters we mentioned at the start of the podcast. Share a good laugh with us, come along for the ride and don’t forget to breathe! Thanks for listening!

    We apologies for the audio issues this week ( Sade says it’s Anthony’s fault, Anthony wants it to be clear that his intentions were good)

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    • 42 min
    Well, not just fitness – Fitness Podcast Ep 24

    Well, not just fitness – Fitness Podcast Ep 24

    What is the difference between fitness and wellness?

    In this week’s podcast, we talk about the difference between fitness and wellness. We begin by going over the definitions of each: fitness is mainly dealing with just the physical body, while wellness describes all aspects of life, such as mental, financial and social health. We mention how having a “fit” body does not equate to a healthy body. There are plenty of people in the fitness industry that mainly focus on their calorie/macros goals and working out, not the quality of the food they are in taking, stretching or getting enough sleep. We also mention the fact that many people with desk jobs, do not take the time to move around during the day but go to the gym after their work day and think this makes up for being sedentary for eight hours or more. On the contrary, this actually does not equate to having healthy habits and this is something we both agreed we need to work on now. In the end, physical fitness is not enough, you also have to focus on mobility, good nutrition and sleep so later on in life, you are in outstanding health and you can look back and thank yourself for following these overall wellness habits. Thanks for listening!

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    • 27 min
    Hold up weight a minute – Fitness Podcast Ep 23

    Hold up weight a minute – Fitness Podcast Ep 23

    Is it good to weigh yourself daily? Can scales be wrong?

    In this week’s podcast, we talk about the misconceptions regarding using scales to measure weight and progress. Usually, people like using scales because they find it easier to measure their progress with simple numbers they can easily compare and they make them feel more in control. We touch on our personal experiences with scales as well and talk about the mistakes we’ve made when using them in the past. We leave listeners with a few tips to consider if they decide to use a scale to weigh themselves. Some of these tips are: only weigh yourself while in the right mindset, remember weight goes up and down daily due to hormones, water weight, etc. and consider using a body fat scanner or pictures to measure progress as well as a scale. Thanks for listening! Continue supporting our podcast and feel free to give us some topic ideas for the next episode.

    Where to Listen

    • 30 min
    CheckIn – How are your resolutions going Ep 22

    CheckIn – How are your resolutions going Ep 22

    How to avoid falling off track at the beginning of the year

    Let’s face it, many beginners starting their fitness journey start off the New Year extremely motivated to reach their goals, only for that motivation to fizzle out and they quit. With this in mind, in this podcast, we talk about ways people can stay dedicated and avoid this from happening in the future. It is a fact that everyone on their journey will make mistakes along the way but as long as you are able to analyze those mistakes and make certain changes to avoid them from occurring again, you are succeeding! Remember, it’s mostly a mental game! Some of the tips we give are: don’t get distracted by other’s journeys on social media, following the two day rule regarding working out and getting someone else involved in the process for encouragement. Thanks or listening & supporting!

    Where to Listen

    • 24 min
    New year same bad habits Ep 21

    New year same bad habits Ep 21

    Is making New Year’s resolutions beneficial?

    In this week’s podcast, we reminisce and contemplate on whether we met last year’s resolutions and go over some reasons we may not have been successful in completing a few. We explain how important it is to start by planning and recognizing step one before automatically jumping to step ten, making your resolutions/goals more reachable. I have an issue, where fear holds me back from even starting step one and Anthony jumps ahead to step ten, finding it overwhelming and not completing the full task/goal at hand. We speak on our biggest weakness being “following through” when starting any habit and explain how important it is to start by changing your habits before even focusing on vague resolutions. We mentioned some changes we are going to make next year such as incorporating more cardio into our routines around the holidays in order to take preventative measures when overeating is imminent around the holidays. Also, since I’m a food addict and have been all my life, Anthony won’t give me a heads up when we have cheat meal days until we all get home so I am less likely to mess up my diet starting that morning. It’s important to find ways around your weaknesses so you can ultimately reach all of your goals for next year!  Thanks for listening and supporting! Leave us a comment and let us know how we are doing!

    Where to Listen

    • 39 min

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