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!
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.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I know I'm almost 2 months too late. I've been slacking, but I'm here and that;s what counts...right? Anyway, I was taking some time to reflect on my previous year and actually write down lessons that I've learned in 2016. I can honestly say that I have learned so much, and one… Continue reading Peace and Happiness.
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.
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…