Balance. I never understood the importance of this word, until I lost it. Around July 2017, I lost my balance and in October of 2017, I totally gave up on trying to get it back. How did I get thrown off balance? There were a lot of moving parts. I moved, I started school, I… Continue reading Got Balance?
Recently, I have been evaluating my relationship with food and exactly what it means to me. For most of my life, I've had a very unhealthy relationship with food. It was a coping mechanism. I would eat to celebrate something, eat when I'm bored, eat when I'm actually hungry (and even when I'm not), eat… Continue reading What is food to you?
Recently, I've cut back on my meat intake. No, not because I watched the Netflix movie about how meat is bad for you. No, not because I watched some video on Facebook about how animals are taken care of and how the meat is processed. I decided to cut back on my meat intake because… Continue reading Meatless Protein
I've statrted new workout regimine! Now I'm warning you, its kind of aggressive BUT its working, so I'm going to keep going. So firstly, I'm a vegetarian. I lied. I eat meat when I feel like it, which is not often. It takes too long to digest and most of the time I get the… Continue reading New Routine Alert!
Episode 3 is here. Take around 30 minutes to listen to Sister Talks with Anaston and Alexandria here. Remember to like, rate, comment and share! Thank you in advance!
Its been awhile. I've been absent for almost 2 months (a long time, I know). But I've been busy! I've gotten a promotion at work, moved back to Memphis, gotten a puppy, grew my relaxer out and started wearing my natural hair, had a terrible skin breakout AND I gained 10 pounds. TEN POUNDS. My… Continue reading Hello, Again.
Snacking is dangerous. So. So. Dangerous. You can plan all your meals. Drink all the water in the world. Workout for hours and ruin it all by snacking. Now don't get me wrong, snacking is important if you do it right. I've read numerous articles that recommend eating more smaller meals during the day, which… Continue reading The Art of Snacking.
We are human. We have human experiences. We experience heartache. Sometimes we don’t reach our goals exactly when we want them. Sometimes, we have to adjust our goals because they end up not being what we want. We stumble. We fall. This past weekend, my family and I went to Nashville to watch my… Continue reading A Lesson from my Brother
NEW RECIPE ALERT! I LOVE Chinese and Japanese food. So when I had to give up rice, lets just say I had a big problem. I've been looking for alternatives for my addiction and I feel like I'm finally having a breakthrough. First, I tried the quinoa and it was okay, but it tasted funny. Cauliflower tastes… Continue reading Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice
So the New Year is around the corner, and we all know how it's going to go. We're going to make a New Years Resolution to lose weight and start the year off strong. We may invest in a gym membership, and we may even go to the gym for the month of January. But… Continue reading The 14 week Challenge
Over eating or eating the wrong things are all a result of a habit we created for ourselves at some point in time. However, I've found a trick that may help you turn your bad habits into healthy ones. At work, my team is currently reading "The Power of Habit: Why we do what we… Continue reading Got Bad Habits?
So I decided to try the Flat Tummy Tea that everyone has been talking about. I went to their website, used their 20% discount and ordered a $40 tea supplement. It consists of an everyday morning tea, and a detox/cleansing night-time tea. When I first decided to buy the tea, I read all the reviews… Continue reading The Tea on Flat Tummy Tea
Lately, I've seen multiple IG posts, Facebook posts, and random blog posts about body shaming. However, once I started reading these articles, I discovered that they weren't what I thought they were. I've always been used to smaller girls/guys making fun of me because I was bigger. So when I thought of body shaming, I… Continue reading Body Shaming?
Have you slipped up on your journey to be a healthier you? I'm not going to lie, I HAVE. I didn't gain any weight, but I sure didn't lose any either. But let's be realistic, life happens. I started traveling every other week, work picked up, and I've started packing for my move. It seems like there's… Continue reading So you’ve fallen off a bit…
New Recipe alert! I've tried it, and its delicious! Here are the things you need Spaghetti Squash Spinach Bacon Parmesan Cheese Basil Pesto Salt Pepper Minced Garlic Italian seasoning Onion powder If you've prepared spaghetti squash before, then you may already know how to do these first few steps. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees… Continue reading New Low Carb Recipe!
Every where you look, there's food. Literally. Its gotten so bad that you can order food from your phone. A few weeks ago, I was in a particular restaurant that produces particularly delicious cheesecake and there was a sign on the door saying that you could download their app and BOOM...there's cheesecake. That's absolutely amazingly...unhealthy. … Continue reading It’s Easy to be Fat.
Happy Fourth of July! I hope you all have enjoyed your long weekend with your family. I know I have. From grilled zucchini, shrimp and a little bit of my Mother's delicious pound cake. I need a good at home workout. Today, I have another special guest who was generous enough to give us… Continue reading Workout at Home: Part 2- 4th of July Edition
I hope you all have made time to work out today. It's okay if it's early in the morning, in the middle of the day, or late at night, as long as you find time! Today, we have a very special trainer who is based in Chattanooga, TN soon to be in Charlotte, NC. She… Continue reading Workout at Home: Part 1
Since I've been on my weight loss journey I've lost around 70+ pounds and people ask me all the time, "Alex, what was your motivation?" I would always end up giving them the same generic answer, "to be healthier....blah blah blah". But in reality, that's not the reason. For most of my life, I've struggled… Continue reading Why I lost weight…