I believe health and fitness is a journey, not a destination.
Hi, I’m Sara, a girl in her twenties who’s on a journey to a healthy and fit lifestyle.
But let me be clear: I am not an expert in health and fitness, they are not my job they are my passion. I want to inspire people to make healthier lifestyle choices. I believe that it can be really discouraging to see the people who have already attained “their ideal”. Like you, I have little experience under my belt, and I am looking to get there too. I’m here to inspire you to make healthier lifestyle choices.
Downdog and Deadlifts…
What you can expect from me…
So what do I do to stay fit and healthy?
Funny you should ask!
I am both a Crossfit and yoga enthusiast (sounds like an oxymoron right?).
I believe in eating clean, but like every other human I make mistakes with my diet, and have more than a few YOLO moments. I believe in healthy eating, but I’m human and that means I don’t eat perfectly all the time. I have a serious love for BBQ and have been known to eat it weekly or biweekly.
So, why the name Downdog and Deadlifts?
I have an avid passion for both yoga and Crossfit. They seem like total opposites, but I find they really go hand in hand.
You need mobility for Crossfit, and you need strength for yoga. Also, both of the mindsets can be useful when practicing the other. It’s good to have a competitive (with yourself), “how can I do this better” attitude in yoga. It’s also great to bring a mindful and relaxed mindset to Crossfit. These are the things I find that I bring back and forth the most, and what I really love about the two together.
What made me want to start this journey?
I didn’t pay too much attention to my health in my undergraduate career. I had not outlet for all of my stress as a student and twenty-something, I ate nothing but junk, and quite frankly I was depressed.
I started this journey after a major move to a city I barely knew. I made a friend at a new job and she motivated me to get my ass off the couch and try new active things! We started with boot camp classes at a local exercise studio a few times a week, and found a groupon for some Crossfit classes.
From there we were hooked! I have been doing Crossfit for just over a year since then and it has been a wild ride!
So where does the yoga come in?
I started yoga in college as a freshman. I took a class twice a week and was absolutely in love. I took two other yoga classes for college credit after that and have been in and out of studios ever since. I have an on again off again relationship with yoga, but the more I get into crossfit, the more I try to get into my practice. I feel there is a deep connection between the two. They truly balance each other out.
A few random things about me:
So. Let’s get started! Our journey is calling.