• Health & Fitness,  Spirituality

    How I lost 8 Pounds in one Week!

    I started last week weighing 167 pounds.  But I decided to go vegan for a week.  Meaning no meat, dairy, or eggs.  To simplify it, I was to eat nothing that came from an animal. My whole childhood and adulthood until last week, were filled with meat.  I would eat meat for three square meals a day. And as I have been growing spiritually these last few months, I have become more aware of all living things on this earth.  The beautiful trees, the warming sun, and all of the animals. The cows, horses, chickens, pigs, and fish have it the worst of all the animals. Because they are slaughtered…

  • Health & Fitness

    Don’t forget your Body Frame!

    I have always been heavier than other women, even if we were the same height.  And I’ve always struggled with my body perception. I have been the same height and weight ever since I was in 9th grade.  I grew fast and then stopped, later on my peers caught up to me. So I considered myself to be tall and heavy most of my childhood.  Even as an adult, I have tried to lose weight to be considered normal. According to the height and weight chart for women, I am supposed to weigh between 125 and 140 pounds.  But I have always floated around 150, even when I diet and…

  • Health & Fitness

    Benefits of weight lifting for Women

    Weight lifting used to be something I hated in high school.  I played extracurricular sports and weight lifting was mandatory.  A couple of months in the gym gave me defined arm muscles, and bigger leg muscles.  I looked at my teammates who didn’t have any muscle mass after lifting for months and thought  I want to be like that.  I learned that I build and gain muscle easily. I weighed more with my new muscle, and I didn’t like it.   I wanted to be like the thinner girls who couldn’t gain muscle. They lifted everyday, like me, but didn’t look as bulky as I did.  As much as I wanted…