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…

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…

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…

Teas for Health

March 25, 2017 Taking control of your health starts from what you consume. Teas have various properties that can be utilized to better your physical health. I compiled a list of the teas I commonly drink, their benefits, and how I personally prepare them. Feel free to share your own herbal knowledge! Black: All-around benefits Black…

The Unexpected Sugar in our Summer Drinks

March 22, 2017 Today I came across a WCVB post detailing Dunkin Donuts’ decision to remove their coffee Coolatta from their drink menus beginning this summer. While skimming over the article, I was surprised to discover that a Coolatta contains 133 grams of sugar. Now to be fair, the large has the 133 grams. Regardless,…

The Importance of Respecting Yourself

January 9, 2017 Yesterday, I browsed the Internet for sites giving advice on taking care of 4c hair, given I recently got a haircut and I want to improve my hair’s health. I came across quite a few helpful articles and tidbits, but it was this piece of advice from Jessica Pettway on Curly Nikki that…

Making your Cup of Tea a Meditative Experience

December 19, 2016 Whether it be chamomile, chai, Earl grey, green, or any of the myriad varieties of tea, the beverage holds a dear place in the hearts of people worldwide. When taking that first sip, the taste of the pure substance travels through the veins and heart, and creates a wholesome experience. I’ve found…