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I Gave Up Social Media for a Week (insert gasps here) Here’s What I Learned

Every new year at the beginning  of the year, my church has a seek week, and a part of that week is fasting (either of the food kind, Netflix binging or social media). I’ve tried for a few years to give up social media for a week, failing miserably after the first day. This year, I actually did it. I made it 5 whole days without a tweet, like, selfie, or snap. Some in interesting things began to happen as...

Yoga: A Better Alternative to Losing Your Mind

I was always skeptical of the benefits from yoga. I always saw it as a lot of stretching and no physical exertion whatsoever. That was until I actually tried it. Contrary to what you may believe, yoga is great for helping to build strength and flexibility. While you may not get the same impact when lifting weights, yoga can help build functional strength in the body. How else would you be able to do a headstand holding yourself up by...

Emotional Eating, How Sweet It Isn’t

Emotional Eating

Ah emotional eating. Something I’ve had plenty of battles with. After a long stressful day, an argument with a loved one, or just because I wanted to, food would comfort me. It was always there for me when I needed it, I mean I saw it in my waistline, it was ALWAYS there. As I started my weight loss journey and looked at the food I ate, I also had to take a good hard look at the foods I...