Category Archives: health & fitness

September Fitness Update

Get Up


I am not going to lie. This months has been rough. I don’t know what it is, but I’ve lost a lot of motivation. Maybe my recent Vegas trip didn’t help in my motivation.

I have been doing Zumba and that is a lot of fun. I mean, zumba is always a lot of fun. But since I recently got out of a sew-in, I have been less likely to work out. It could be that I don’t want to sweat out my hair since I straighten it, but I still need to figure out a way to work out. Lately I have been watching natural hair videos on YouTube and they have been a great inspiration. I would like to see more videos on how women of color or women with kinky hair work out and still maintain beautiful hairstyles.

All in all, I didn’t work out that much.

Eat UP

I have not been eating very well in August and the beginning of September. Going to Vegas and eating all buffet style food didn’t necessarily help.

Calories Consumed: I don’t want to know!

It’s not about dieting, it’s about having a healthy lifestyle.  This lifestyle is definitely a journey more than a destination.  Check out my other fitness update posts!

June Fitness Update

Get Up

Calories Burned:  18 (Average)

I did a poor job recording my progress this past month.  Ugh!  Maybe I will get it right this month! (:

Steps:  2,664 (Average)

Work Out Activities: 

I did my usual but I was off towards the end of month I did Cardio Barre.  I absolutely loved it!  It was so much fun!  I wish they had more classes available – I don’t want to get up at 8 am on a Sunday!


I got a Gear Fit 2 recently because I love being able to have an accurate account of how many steps I took and how many calories burned.  It works perfectly with my Note 3.  I love that sucker!

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May Fitness Update

Get Up

Calories Burned:  472 (AVERAGE)

Steps:  6085 (AVERAGE)

Work Out Activities: 

I have been working out but as many know, it is what you eat not necessarily your work out. I have been pretty good when it comes to working out but I am definitely fighting against myself.

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Wishlist Wednesday | Bike & Bike Essentials

I am in a constant state of wanting and wishing for things. I have a problem! So, to try to curb my impulsive purchases, I am going to share my wishes and wants with you! :)

I used to ride my bike around the beautiful Michigan State campus my first semester.  Winter happened, my bike died (it rusted horribly) and I didn’t do ever again.  I have wanted to get back on the bike, but I stop myself for some reason. I want to do stuff like this:

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Health | March Fitness Update

I need to be eating like this for the REST of my life!  I consumed so much food it was crazy – I did do some activities but not a lot!  This is my March Madness! :)

Get Up

Calories Burned:  322 Calories (Average)

Steps:  4922 (Average)

Work Out Activities: 

I pretty much do Zumba ALL THE TIME.  Whether it’s the Zumba workout game or an actual class, I am shaking the fat right off (in theory).

I have been walking around a lot more.  It does help that I have to walk around to get my laundry and things like that.  Convience at times can equal laziness.

I have also been dancing around my apartment like it’s 1999.  I have been watching a lot of 80s teen movies (which are literally the best movies EVER) and getting inspiration on the carefree awesome routines!


I am back on track!  Man, last month was a bit rough for me both mentally, emotionally, personally, professionally, academically, just basically a mess!  However, I have slowly gotten back to my goals and making sure that I am focused!  Not to mention, my male bestie asked me to stand in his wedding in November.  I will be a groomsman in a dress.  This is exciting!!! I have to make sure that I am super FLY! (:

In other related news, I totally did something to the ball of my foot.  It’s hard to walk it and in turn, it’s hard work out in it.  How do you heal a cut on the ball of your foot when you walk practically EVERYWHERE!

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Health | January Fitness Update

Happy New Year folks! 1st day of 2014!

My Jawbone has been acting up again – I am a little sad about it because it wasn’t too long ago, maybe 4 months ago, that I had to get a new one.  I am looking into getting another pedometer, but right now, I am using S Health app on my Note 3.  It doesn’t link up to MyFitnessPal, but I am still going to enter and transfer things over.

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