How I Accomplished my 2K18 New Year’s Resolution*

*Edit: May 16, 2018: turns out I lost 8 pounds, not 5! Weighed myself in the morning when I returned from university. May 1, 2018 I’m happy to report that I accomplished one of my New Year’s resolutions: I lost 5 pounds! At the beginning of the year, I weighed in at 159 pounds. Because…

How I Effectively Adjusted My Health Routine

February 19, 2018 This semester, I’m taking rather difficult classes. Because of this, I had to reduce the number of days and amount of time I spend exercising each week. Initially, I was upset due to my love of exercise. I was also worried that I would lose muscle mass and fall short of my…

How to Eat Yourself out of a Cold

January 14, 2018 I hope your year kicked off with a blast and that the new year is treating you nicely. If you live in the northern hemisphere, you’re probably facing a bit of cold right now. And if your immune system isn’t as strong as it should be, you might be sniffling as you…

2018 and This Blog

29 December 2017 Hi everyone! I hope you guys had a great Christmas, Saturnalia, or whatever holiday for celebrate during this chilly time. The new year is swiftly approaching, and I couldn’t be more excited! As always, I hope to grow spiritually, strengthen my mind, and learn new things. The purpose of Run Lift Breathe…

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…