Weekend Warrior is a California lifestyle clothing brand that is set out to accomplish 3 Core principles: inspire, motivate and empower a healthy living.
Weekend Warrior was born after a series of life changing events. This is how it happened...
A few months ago, I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression.
I was juggling with a job and two needy toddlers. My physical health was poor; my mental and emotional health was not much better. With the exception of being the breadwinner and sole provider for the family, I had no purpose in life. I had no friends, no social outlet and no time for myself. I was stressed and compressed. I was my own prisoner and I had no way out. I was miserable and unhappy. I had anxiety. I was depressed. I was drowning.
After I settled down in 2014, I focused less on myself and more on my new family. I stopped hanging out with friends. I stopped exercising. I worked harder than ever to provide for my wife and children. Along the way, I had forgotten to provide for myself. The combination of stressful days and junk food nights started to accumulate over the weeks, months and years. Weight gain followed by anxiety. Anxiety followed by depression. Swiftly and silently. Then it hit my family, my relationship with my wife and my interaction with my children. They were affected by my lack of self-care. Finally, I’ve had enough! I needed help.
After years of being in denial while battling anxiety and depression alone, I decided to take better care of myself by seeking help from my physician and therapist. Asking for help was not an easy decision to make from the get-go, but my desire to live a longer life so I could be there for my family and watch my children grow make it a less daunting task. Fortunately, seeking help turned out to be one of the best decisions that I have ever made for myself. It was the best decision that I have ever made for my life.
This life-changing decision led to serotonin medication, talk therapy, reiki energy healing, healthier diet, and a weight loss of 35 pounds in three months. Moreover, with the encouragement from my physician and therapist, I decided to get back into organized sport and do the things that I once loved: play volleyball.
I googled for a nearby beach volleyball course and I managed to enroll myself in a Saturday morning class offered by VolleyOC in Huntington Beach. This class gave me an opportunity to learn more about the game, make new friends and have fun at same time. Taking the class was a wonderful experience because I felt a sense of freedom, satisfaction and contentment. After the initial class meeting, I was feeling happy and hopeful; inspired and empowered. I felt as if I could enjoy life again. Finally, I can have an activity to look forward to every weekend. It was a blissful moment and I wanted to share my experience with others that there is hope. Then and there--on the sand of Pacific Coast Highway & Newland Street-- I was alive and Weekend Warrior was born.
EMBRACE THE WEEKEND WARRIOR IN YOU
The Weekend Warrior team salute and celebrate people like you. We respect people who work hard Monday through Friday and still managed to find a way to be productive on the weekend. We admire people who get up early on the weekend to take better care of themselves or do good for others. We look up to people with so much responsibilities on their plates yet refuses to quit on the weekend. Moreover, we pay homage to those who dedicated their weekend to live and practice their faith.
Weekend Warrior hope to encourage you to live your weekend to the fullest while doing the things that you enjoy most. Whether playing your favorite sport or engaging in your favorite activities or hobbies; spending quality time with your friends or loved ones; volunteering in your community or serving your country; working to support yourself or working to put food on the table for your family---you're a true Weekend Warrior!
We acknowledge and commend people who persevere through their struggles and keep the hope alive to find their inner Weekend Warrior.
Hats off to you!
more to come…