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…

How to Eat Healthy

May 9, 2017 Many of us are aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle. When approached on dieting advice, the first question I’m often asked is how to eat healthily. Although I find the question odd, I’m aware that not everyone was raised in a household that eats right. With that in mind, here’s…

Yes, We Know You’re Fit

May 1, 2017 I live a healthy lifestyle and enjoy working out. If you’re reading this article, you likely do, too. And that’s great! With two thirds of American adults being overweight, being physically fit is a real achievement in this day and age. However, like with most accomplishments, it’s not necessary to rub it…