After the SuperBowl tonight aka Beyoncé Bowl, I’m still on a super high after watching that performance. You know, the one Beyonce just kilt! Now before you go assuming I’m some crazed BeyHive nut, take a breath I’m not. What I can tell you is that I can spot GREATNESS a mile (plus some) away. You can’t … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Beyoncé is Winning (besides the obvious of course)
Fitness has become the new black. Everyone wants to be in shape, but some don’t know where to start. My friends make comments all the time about working out and getting in shape. They say, “girl I can’t get up that early” or “what you do is too hard, I can’t do pushups and burpees” or my favorite, “I’m going to start working out Monday.” Many people are intimidated by the gym and gym equipment because they don’t know how to use the machines or they think they are too weak or too overweight to be able to do most of the exercises when working with a trainer. You may know people that frequent the gym and they make it look effortless.
My mom doesn’t like going to the gym because her perception of the gym, much like a lot of other people, is a bunch of muscle men pumping iron and skinny women running on the treadmill. Who wants to be surrounded by that when they’re struggling just to lift those 5lb dumbbells or walk at least 1 mile on the treadmill? The problem with that perception is that, ‘perception is not always reality.’ You can only see where these people are now, you didn’t see their beginning so you have no idea how far they’ve come. Everyone has to start somewhere. I’ve been searching for a way to help some of my friends get over their gym-timidation, so I sat down with my trainer and asked her how people could overcome their fear of going to the gym. She gave me 5 simple steps to help anyone get over their gym-timidation. Come inside to check out our interview with Fitness Trainer and Nutritionist Danya Love!
Have you ever ran into an old friend or acquaintance from years ago and your interaction with them was somewhat awkward? It was like you knew who they were but they were no longer the person that you used to know. I’ve experienced a lot of those moments lately. I’ve heard the saying, people come … Continue reading A Reason, A Season, A Lifetime
Often times, when we are given a vision or an idea, we envision the finished product rather than the work that needs to be put into the vision to make it happen. When looking at the work that needs to be done, this can be discouraging if life is still happening. You have work deadlines to meet … Continue reading Work Your Vision!
Frustration is the mere birth of purpose. It’s a sign that you are moving in the right direction. It’s a sign that you’re engulfed in purpose and invested, so do not be discouraged. Let the frustration remind you of your journey – where you were and where you are at this present moment. Tap into … Continue reading Let It Go
I’ve always had the notion that distance makes the heart grow fonder. Whether it was distance between a lover, a relative, or a friend, I always believed that being separated from someone helps you realize how much you truly want and need them. But is that always the case? Isn’t it possible that being apart … Continue reading Long Distance: Is It Helpful or Harmful?
One of my favorite songs on J Cole’s latest album 2014 Forest Hills Drive is a track called Love Yourz. The song talks about being content with your situation and life regardless of what it might look like in comparison to another persons’. The message of the song is so relatable in this period of … Continue reading Love Yourz: Are You Lovin’ You?