Metamorphosis (2016-2018)

It’s pretty insane finding photos of yourself from just a year ago and thinking about how different everything is now.  Everything really can change in a year. Advertisements

Detoxification

This blog post originates from a Twitter rant I posted earlier on today. The best thing I ever for myself did was take control of my life back in late 2016. I finally lost my weight (I put on 40 pounds during a rather dark period of my life), cleaned up my eating, escaped law…

5 Ways MMA Has Impacted My Fashion and Beauty Choices

The saga of my MMA fight training continues. And let me tell you — man, do I love fight training.  It’s been glorious so far, and I’ve enjoyed each new skill I’ve learned, each opportunity to drill the same thing over and over again for the sake of gradual [but sure] improvement, the whole blood/sweat/tears…

11 Reasons to Make “My Fitness Pal” Your Ride or Die

“So, tell me… what’s your trick to losing all that weight?” “Just between you and me, how did you really lose so much weight?” These are the types of questions I get pretty often these days [ever since I successfully dropped the many, many pounds I accumulated in my final few semesters of college and…

Wax On, Wax Off: A Shower Theory About [Female] Body Hair Norms

Let’s talk about body hair.  More specifically, let’s discuss body hair removal… mainly, as it applies to women. I’m actually seriously starving after my morning fight training, and usually I dash to my fridge for food the moment my post-gym shower has concluded. But today was different because a thought struck me as I shaved my…

7 Things Female Fighters are Tired of Hearing

As some of you already know, I love fighting – [kick]boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, MMA, etc.  Better yet, I’m finally getting the chance to make it an integral part of my life by actually learning and practicing it.  Training for a real fight is nothing short of a dream for me – I’m blessed and…