WHEW...what a time (especially to be a Black American)! Without a doubt, this has been one of the most exhausting, overwhelming seasons I’ve ever walked through. Between COVID-19 and the loss of my uncle, my struggle to stay engaged / motivated at work, and the recorded incidents of police brutality and racially charged crimes from [...]
For the past year or so, my InstaStories have been littered with snapshots of me at the gym, on a yoga mat, or heading to a fitness class. More often than not, these behind-the-scenes peeks into my day—featuring a sweaty, crazy-haired, make-up free me—are snapped between 5 and 6:30 am. I'm officially an early morning [...]
Now that I’ve officially recovered, I’m so excited to share an overview of my Bachelorette weekend. For so many reasons, the bachelorette was one of the best times of my life! I felt so loved and so blessed to be celebrated by 14 of my best friends—6 bridesmaids and 8 friends-turned-sisters—in an amazing city! Not [...]
Well, if this incredibly late post is any indication, this week has been a struggle! Due to poor planning and overestimation of my stamina—I thought I'd do Monday's workout after landing in Dallas around 10pm—I've been playing catch up all week! Today I'm going to double up and get two workouts in so I can salvage [...]
Alright! Today’s the day I restart the 80 Day Obsession (by Beach Body Fitness) program! As I mentioned in previous posts, I started this program back in March and was blown away by how quickly I was getting stronger and how fast I saw results. This program gave me the chance to be consistent—at home [...]
These past few months, I’ve taken my fitness routine to the next level. I cut out some most problem foods (and alcohol), started working out more often, and have been trying to get more rest—and it was showing! In only a few weeks, I’ve noticed differences in my muscle definition, my skin, my energy levels [...]
Now, I'll be the first one to say that talking about sex, especially at church, can feel a little awkward. But as awkward as sermons on sex can get, I wish churches discussed it more often. I mean, we're all thinking about it anyway! Imagine the healing that could happen, how many relationships could be transformed if we made sex UN-taboo at church.
Nearly two months ago, I decided to stop drinking.To be fair, I'd "considered" going dry dozens of times before (typically mid-hangover in my post-college years). I'd feel crappy after a few drinks, take a few hours to rebound, and then forget about it. But recently, I wasn't feeling too great after one drink, and a [...]