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On the podcast today, I am chatting with Megan Kelsey, or @megannnkelsey, to pick her brain on fitness and lifestyle. Guest Megan is sharing with us all that there is to know about fitness, the benefits of having an active lifestyle, and how to prioritize fitness with a busy lifestyle.
How this all began…
“I created this blog because I learned a lot of hard life lessons before the age of 25. It’s hard to believe, I know. (side note… I’m 27 now.. and an aries ) And no, I’m not talking about every day “adulting” things we must learn on our own after we leave mommy and daddy’s house. But we’ll touch base on that here in a little bit!
Even through these hardships early in life, I’ve found positivity and a lesson. It has truly given me the knowledge and understanding that I need to be able to share my passion and experiences with you. I’m here to help you get to the place you WANT or NEED to be.
Whether it be through personal blogs, things that have helped me in life, tips & tricks of fitness and healthy eating, styling cuter outfits, or whichever topic you choose to hone into… I want you all to know I am here for you as a friend. Know that I have created this space as something that I wish I had when I didn’t know where to turn.”
Who is Megan Kelsey?
Megan found fitness after coming out of a dark place, and fitness changed everything for her. She states she woke up one day and realized she had two options moving forward 01. all this dark place to become a reality or 02. follow the faith and pull herself out of it. Megan started from ground zero but was ready and determined to change her life.
Making Fitness a Priority
Megan focuses on making the most of her fitness routine because she is busy AF. She has learned that through HIIT (high-intensity interval training) and making small lifestyle changes, she has still been able to prioritize fitness in her current crazy busy phase of life. Megan's tips for doing this are:
- prioritize your schedule (plan ahead!)
- time block and schedule 20-30 minutes for you, daily
- decide what is most important to you
- incorporate more mindful movement in your day
What are the different benefits between cardio and weight training?
Cardio// strengthens your muscles, increases your oxygen exchange rate, improves endurance, lowers blood pressure, and increases circulation
Weight Training// our bodies get used to sitting, and we need strengthened muscles for body longevity, improved muscles and joints, increased joint stability
Megan recommends a balance of both cardio and strength training is ideal; however, balance is key. She understands life can get hectic, so she emphasizes that movement is still movement. If all you can get in is a 10-minute walk on your lunch break, that is still movement!!
Megan's advice for those just beginning their fitness journey
Megan's biggest advice for anybody beginning their fitness journey is to know your why and make sure that why is coming from inside you and not for somebody else.
More from Megan's Episode:
Debunking fitness myths. Advice for how to begin working out when you hate working out. How to stop making weight loss the primary focus of fitness. Detaching from comparison. And so much more!!
Connect with Megan Kelsey on Instagram at @megannnkelsey or at beyoutifulsouls.blog here.