Fire the Gladiator Shares Swimsuit Photo of "Accountability"
Fire the Gladiator, AKA Montell Douglas, is opening up about her body in her bathing suit. In a new social media post the track star-turned-warrior flaunts her fit figure in a white swimsuit while making a confession to her followers. "I can't stand my body right now… OK, to give context, without it feeling overly dramatic, it's more the way she feels as opposed to how she looks. Not everyday look great but FEEL," she wrote. How does the athlete approach health and wellness? Celebwell rounded up some of her top health habits.
Montell recently hopped on the spinning bandwagon. "My 1st Peloton ride. How do you think you would have done?" she captioned an Instagram post. The Cleveland Clinic explains that biking, a low-impact aerobic exercise, is great for building muscle, improving strength and flexibility, and improving balance. It can also boost mental health and help other health conditions, including arthritis.
She Does Crossfit
Montell is a fan of Crossfit. "Don't look back unless it's a good view! 4 weeks completed. Reflecting on my first block of training with crossfit coach @emillysteel and not only am I feeling soooo much better within myself I'm loving the confidence I'm getting back from the actual work. The body is responding well, but the mindset is responding differently! Down week incoming. Who's coming along with me for the next block?" she captioned a recent post. CrossFit is a form of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that focuses on improving strength, endurance, and body composition. However, it can result in injury if not done properly. The involvement of well-educated coaches decreases the injury rate.
As a track star, Montell spends a lot of time running. According to the Mayo Clinic, running is great for cardiovascular health, muscle building, and weight loss. "For every mile run, the average person will burn approximately 100 calories," they say.
She Keeps a Gratitude Journal
Montell helps keep her mental health in check with a helpful daily habit. "I have a gratitude journal that I write in and allows me to reflect on the day before as well as the morning now," she told Middlesex University London.
She Eats Breakfast at Home
Montell is thoughtful about her eating habits. "I take time to eat breakfast when I can actually in my house instead of on the road all the time. This time I give to myself has been crucial," she told Middlesex University London.
She Is Accountable
In her recent post, Montell stresses the importance of accountability. "I've always worked towards a goal, like many of you. Fitness, strength performance, but never really just because it made me feel good. And it does. It really does. My well-being mentally and physically is just nicer all round when I'm physically active. So this is my accountability post… believe it or not, this is MY before. This is the longest I think I've ever gone (bar serious injury) with ZERO training. 10 weeks post one of the toughest feats of my life, and my body looks and feels super different. I've been in pain. A lot of pain. I'm stiff. I feel dehydrated. I have brain fog. And my muscle tone has completely disintegrated. 10 weeks down… let's see what 10 weeks UP looks like," she wrote.