Lindsay Manfredi is part of the band COLD, the people behind the riff audio for FitFluential Radio. Kelly met Lindsay in 2008 back when social media was still very new. Lindsay has wanted to be in the entertainment industry since she was 21 years of age and she literally lived the kind of life people associate with a rock band that’s always traveling and performing. She literally drank lots of alcohol and ate fast-food whenever it was available. This was how her days went until she realized she was overweight and had no muscle in her body.
She didn’t want to look like that on stage so she joined a fitness program called CURVES. She has since lost the weight and maintained a fit lifestyle comprised mostly of short workout sessions and meditation.
Today, Lindsay tells us what it’s like to be in a band and adopt a healthy lifestyle at the same time, the equipment she brings along during her road trips, and tells us why meditation is much more important than people give it credit.
"Over exercising is very much an issue as far as like how your body reacts to things.” Lindsay Manfredi
In this episode, you’ll learn:
Lindsay did what it takes to incorporate a healthy lifestyle while playing for her band. She mostly brought portable weights, resistance bands, and a yoga mat.
She also says you have to make sure you bring healthy food along the way and best prepare them before you go on a road trip. There are plenty of healthy snacks available in supermarkets or you can snack on some healthy nuts. She also drinks a lot of water every day.
Lindsay also reads a lot of books on the road. Among them are books that promote meditation
Meditation is an important aspect of fitness. Meditation keeps you grounded.
Meditation is the new black. Look into it and try it.
You're not what you eat, you're what you think about what you eat.
If she has trouble sleeping at night, she would pop in some good meditation music. She says 7-8 hours of sleep a day is necessary to do what she does every day.
So many people don't put themselves first because they think it's selfish. If you're not healthy and doing this for yourself then nobody around you is going to be happy.
Sometimes it's alright to indulge. Life is meant to be enjoyed. Health and fitness is about maintaining balance and not about punishment.
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