My Top Hair and Skin Products

Although I'm not an official member of the beauty world.  I know enough not to be clueless.  Currently, my skin, hair and makeup routines are set in stone and they've been working for me.  Here are my favorite products right now.   FORM Beauty If you need a personal hair care regimen, here you go. … Continue reading My Top Hair and Skin Products

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What is food to you?

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?

Meatless Protein

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

New Routine Alert!

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!

Hello, Again.

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.

M is for Mental Health

  There's a new episode of Sister Talks with Anaston and Alexandria up! This months episode focuses on Mental Health and how to maintain your own personal peace.   Click here to listen to our latest episode.  Don't forget to like, rate, comment and subscribe to Sister Talks With Anaston and Alexandria on iTunes and… Continue reading M is for Mental Health

The Art of Snacking.

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.

A Lesson from my Brother

  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

Peace and Happiness.

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.

Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice

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

The 14 week Challenge

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

Got Bad Habits?

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?

The Tea on Flat Tummy Tea

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

Body Shaming?

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?

So you’ve fallen off a bit…

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 Low Carb Recipe!

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!

It’s Easy to be Fat.

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.

Workout at Home: Part 2- 4th of July Edition

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

Workout at Home: Part 1

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

Patience.

Pa·tient: able to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious. Patience...Something that I don't have.  But lately, God has been forcing me to develop this skill.  In almost every aspect of my life, I've been forced to practice patience.  At work, socially, and with my weight loss. A couple of… Continue reading Patience.