wellness: training with nike

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Earlier this year, I made the decision to change my diet, and get active.

The goal: To lead a healthier lifestyle!

Ironically or divinely ( you be the judge) the decision came right around Lent season, a time where my pastor led the congregation into abstaining from sugar, red meat, bread, and dairy for 40 days.

I was made aware of the fast on March 6th 2019… The fast began on March 7th. I wasn’t mentally prepared for the effects the latter would have on my body.

It took me a little over 2 weeks for me to adjust to my new norm. Extreme fatigue, irritability and sugar cravings are a few of the symptoms I experienced while my body detoxed.

Weeks after that detox, I joined Nike and met up with some of the city’s media influencers at On Your Mark to train with Nike Master Trainer, Emily Hutchins.

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We were joined by the Chicago Red Stars and briefly discussed their training… shortly after, our trainer Emily led me to what felt like a slow painful death.

In hindsight, the workout was timely, specifically paired with my new eating habits… It did my body good.

photos : Nike

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