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 Direction of this Blog

March 17, 2017 Happy Saint Patrick’s day! You may notice there aren’t anymore posts relating to spirituality on this blog. I trashed them because I decided I want that part of my life to remain private. From here on, this blog will focus on fitness and wellness, primarily. I’m down for posts relating to general…

Tips for an Ideal Con Body

February 22, 2017 The convention season is upon us with Katsucon having just ended, and many are preparing for PAX East, Anime Boston, and the other coming mega-cons. I’d first like to say that anyone can cosplay regardless of body type. Whether very skinny or very fat, cosplay is for all. However, if you’re like…

The “Healthy” Look

February 16, 2017 There’s a term I heard of recently called “green washing”, which is when a company presents itself or its products as environmentally friendly. However, in reality, their actions do little to nothing for mother earth. Sometimes, they actually cause a lot of harm. Something rather similar occurred during my lunch today. When…

The Benefits of a Workout Buddy

January 27, 2017 I’d like to pretend that I’m an absolute fitness buff, that I’m 100% motivated all the time, and that nothing gets in my way of achieving my fitness goals. That would be a blatant lie, however. Like all humans, I’m filled with flaws, one of them being not wanting to work out…

How to Guarantee Workout Consistency

January 19, 2017 As we’re a little over halfway through January, this is the time that many give up on their new year resolutions. If you’re still hanging on, congratulations! If you find yourself fading away from your fitness goals, hold on! I’ve got a bit of advice that may prove useful. Oftentimes when people…

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…

Cardio vs Strength Training

January 2, 2017 Cardio or strength training? When beginning your journey into the fitness lifestyle, you may find yourself wondering which of the two is more beneficial towards weight loss and creating your desired physique. The reality is that both have their benefits and should be utilized towards a balanced routine. Regardless, I’m aware that…

My 2017 Goals

December 30, 2016 My apologies for the absence. I’m home for winter break and have spent a lot of time relaxing and gaming. The new year is upon us, and I wish to divulge my 2017 goals. Feel free to share what your goals are in the comments below! Let’s motivate one another! Learn how…

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…

On Fat Acceptance

December 15, 2016 I’ve recently encountered the phenomenon of fat acceptance and thin privilege. From videos I’ve seen on the topic, this seems to be largely an American issue. The United States has a major problem with its obesity rate, and until recently, was the fattest nation in the world (we are currently #2 now,…

My Gym Workout Routine

December 10, 2016 Today, I headed to the gym for the first time in a while with some friends. I had such a great time, worked myself hard, my body is sore, but I feel amazing. Although I tend to exercise at home or outside, I’ll occasionally go to a gym due to the sheer…