On Muscle Pairs and Strength Training

November 22, 2017 When I look online for workouts to try, the first results are for the cosmetic body parts. By that, I mean the rock hard abs, strong biceps, and powerful thighs. The issues with these workouts is that some of them only focus on the aesthetic muscle groups. This creates problems because when…

Consistency is Key

November 1, 2017 Consistency is key to most everything in life. Knowing this, why is it difficult for people to apply that to exercise? They don’t want to. A person wakes up around the same time daily, brushes their teeth, goes to work, and takes part in their hobbies regularly. These are established habits incorporated…

A Small Piece of Advice for Weight Loss

October 3, 2017 I’ll get straight to the point, no preamble. If you want to lose weight, make sure your dessert/later night snack is lower on carbohydrates, and higher in protein/healthy lipids. When you sleep, your body releases HGH, human growth hormone. When HGH is released, your body produces less insulin, making it less able…

Lessons in 4C Hair

August 30, 2017, Apologies for getting you so uncomfortably close to my face! This post is most relevant to people with type 4c hair, but I hope you can take something from it regardless of your hair texture! Nearly 6 years ago, I made the decision to wear my hair naturally, IE without chemically processing…

Exercises for When You Can’t Exercise

August 27, 2017 Injuries happen. I had a pretty bad infection two weeks ago that is almost done healing. During that time, I was unable to do the vast majority of my exercises. No cardio, HIIT, strength training, or yoga. Through eating healthy, I managed to nor gain or lose any weight. I felt bummed…

Meditation Notes #2: Comfort

August 2, 2017 The last couple times I’ve meditated, I didn’t feel too well. It’s likely because I haven’t done so in such a long time. Sitting in sukhasana felt incredibly tense, and I had issues letting my knees rest. Meditation is about relaxation and self discovery for me. I couldn’t exactly take part in…

Meditation Notes #1: A Return to the Floor

July 28, 2017 Today was the first day in a while that I decided to meditate. I looked through my diary yesterday, and remembered the numerous posts in 2014 in which I discussed my meditation experiences, some esoteric thoughts, and my pondering on the nature of reality. I also recently started watching a YouTuber called…

Upper Body Weight Routine

July 27, 2017 Here is an upper body (arms, shoulders, and back) routine that can be done at home with a set of dumbbells. I did this myself a few days ago and enjoyed it immensely! The routine is also beneficial for your abdominal region due to the need the need to retain proper form….

Workouts to Consider when on Your Period

July 13, 2017 For the first few years of my fitness journey, I didn’t work out at all during the week of my period. With uncomfortable pains, the bloated feeling, and general irritation, I didn’t see the point in getting any exercise in. Additionally, it’s not like I gained any weight by not exercising for…

Not gaining Muscle? More Protein!

June 17, 2017 If you’re not achieving your desired muscular definition, take a good look at your diet. What are you usually eating? Even when eating healthily, it’s very possible that you’re not receiving enough protein to aid your body in muscle development. When lifting weights, for example, you’re creating micro tears in your muscle….

It’s Important to Make Your Workouts Count

May 27, 2017 It seems obvious to us that we should make each workout important, but what does that mean? When one becomes accustomed to working out, they may place less energy into each routine. I’m certainly guilty of it, but when doing an intense cardio workout from Fitness Blender–their videos are absolutely amazing and…