How She Fu­els

Oxygen - - Contents - By Maura We­ber

Ve­gan yogi Koya Webb be­lieves in liv­ing life to the fullest with fit­ness.

Koya Webb fol­lows a nu­tri­tion phi­los­o­phy that goes hand in hand with her en­thu­si­as­tic at­ti­tude to­ward life: “Eat foods you love that love you back.” The health coach and yoga teacher trav­els to nu­mer­ous fit­ness con­ven­tions and re­treats through­out the year to spread her pos­i­tive ap­proach to well­ness. She says her mes­sage is to “Get Loved Up.” What does that mean ex­actly? “Prac­tice more self-love, love for oth­ers and love for the planet through men­tal, spir­i­tual and phys­i­cal fit­ness,” she ex­plains.

Webb, a ve­gan, is also an au­thor and fit­ness model who tries to in­cor­po­rate fresh foods at ev­ery meal. “I sug­gest five fruits and five veg­eta­bles per day,” she says. “This can eas­ily be achieved with smooth­ies, soups, salads and veg­gie bowls.” She rec­om­mends eat­ing small, fre­quent meals. “I think it’s im­por­tant to eat some­thing ev­ery four to six hours to keep the me­tab­o­lism strong,” she says.

The Sun­war­rior-spon­sored ath­lete uses tech­nol­ogy to stay on track de­spite a hec­tic sched­ule. “I put my meal plan in my phone, and I get alerts that re­mind me to drink wa­ter, eat meals and when it’s my bed­time. Re­minders keep me on track,” she says. Be­fore her busy day be­gins, she likes to take time to vi­su­al­ize what’s ahead. “Re­view­ing my daily sched­ule be­fore I start my day helps me stay fo­cused,” she ex­plains.

Do­ing a va­ri­ety of work­outs keeps things fresh for Webb. In ad­di­tion to yoga, she does high-in­ten­sity in­ter­val train­ing and to­tal-body weight train­ing. She at­tended Wi­chita State Univer­sity in Kansas on a track-and-field schol­ar­ship, so she’s no stranger to drills and sprints. She also med­i­tates daily. “It brings full aware­ness to my­self and my body,” she says.

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