The Pros & Cons Of A Long Distance Relationship | Talk Tuesday

With social media being a big part of the success and failures of relationships, ask yourself if you would consider being involved in a long distance relationship. What is considered long distance? If you start off dating in the same state and then one of you move away would you carry on with the relationship or break up? Let’s talk.

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Talk Tuesday: How To Tell If You Are The Other Woman

Living in a world that revolves around social media, it has been pretty difficult for people to date. When you do find someone who you’re interested in and begin to date, how can one simply tell if they are not the other woman? When you ask a guy if he is single do you give him the benefit of the doubt right away that he is telling you the truth? Some of us don’t have trust issues, some of us still give a person the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise, but for the rest of us well…

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Talk Tuesday: Can You Pay My Bills? How Are Bills Handled In Your Household?

There has been this meme going around on social media pertaining to how much one should pay when it comes to bills. This would be for those individuals in relationships that live together whether married or dating. I have seen some interesting comments in regards to the meme and I thought let me share my own insight.

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Talk Tuesday: A New Reality Series Documenting Side Chicks

What has reality television come to? Are we even surprised anymore at what they show on television for ratings? In months to come there will be a  reality show titled ‘Real Side Chicks of Charlotte’.

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Talk Tuesday: Fitness Is A Lifestyle Not A Diet 

When it comes to working out and eating healthy it’s not temporary, it’s a lifestyle. You have to want to include it in your day to day life. Most people diet because they want to lose a few pounds before vacation , or before a special occasion like a Wedding.

I started my fitness journey April 2016 after a surgery I had and I wanted it to be ongoing I didn’t want to put an end date to it. I wanted to be healthy and in shape, it wasn’t about losing 5-10 lbs. It’s a struggle but the results are rewarding. You won’t look good overnight and you won’t be the strongest person in the world but  you’ll live longer and feel good within yourself.

Working out isn’t about #bodygoals nor should it be a competition. Go at your own pace , understand this is an adjustment and you won’t always be on track everyday, allow yourself to slip up but don’t stay there. 20% of a healthy lifestyle is in the gym and remaining 80% is what you eat. Abs are made in the kitchen, so if you want that six pack or defined stomach, drink half your body weight in water and meal prep weekly so that it is easier to stay on track.

Eat. In order to get the right amount of nutrients and to stay nourished, you have to eat 5 times a day. This means 3 main courses; breakfast , lunch and dinner, and two small snacks in between those meals. Never skip breakfast and always eat within 45 minutes of working out to restore muscle.

Don’t get so caught up in numbers. Yes I step on the scale once every 2-3 months. In  December I weighed 135 lbs and then in March I weighed 135lbs the difference here, is muscle.

Focus. I know it can be overwhelming and it’s easy to forget what you ate or how much water you drank. Try writing your meals in a small journey each day and when you worked out and for how long. There are also apps for iPhone and Android. One of my favorite Apps that I’ve been using is MyFitnessPal. You can document each meal and it tells you how many calories it holds, you can add your workout as well as how many ounces of water you drank.

I hope this post helps your fitness journey and remember to take it one day at a time.

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