Category Archives: Health & Fitness

The Booze in Our Family

 

“Putang ina! Putang ina talaga!!!” (Son of a bitch! Son of a bitch!!!) Those were the words I repeatedly utter after finding out that Kim, my adopted brother was shot dead after picking up two of his friends detained in the police station last November.

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The Honesty of Children: Seeing the World Through a Child’s Eyes

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Megan Kemmer

Founder & Owner of: Meg Kem Magic

Millionaire’s Digest Staff Team, Author, Beauty and Fashion Writer


If you have read through my “about me” page, you will know that I am a 23-year old college student, currently in my second semester of graduate school. I do not have children of my own, but I absolutely love kids and try to be around them as often as possible, whether it’s through babysitting, visiting friends with kids, or volunteering at the local YMCA or Head Start programs.

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My Personal Weight Loss Advice: Just Do It (2 min read)

Recently, I had the priviledge of appearing on a local news program for an interview about my weight loss experience.  It was a brief interview, but I received a lot of positive feedback about it.  The growth continued when the story was replayed online, via the station’s website.

Several viewers reached out to me, and asked me a few questions about my progress, and also asked for advice.  Therefore, I decided to post one of my responses here, in hopes that it will help those who are on the fitness and weight loss journey.

Let me mention though, that because of the path that I chose, it’s taken me some time.  Almost 3-4 years.  But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be that long for anyone else.  There are certain steps that I took, while discussing this with my doctor, about what would be best for me since he’s been my doctor my entire life and he knew my family’s history.

TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR FIRST.  For instance, my mother passed away from congestive heart failure; my father passed away from cancer.  Plus, BOTH of my parents were diabetics.  Therefore, he watches my blood sugar and my blood pressure, and make sure there is a sustainable diet that can help me avoid these health issues.  He was worried about me a few years ago; now, he couldn’t be happier with me.

DO WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL THE MOST COMFORTABLE.  I tried many weight loss programs (i.e. Weight Watchers), but there were always some elements that didn’t fit well with me, or something that I didn’t enjoy.  Weight Watchers was OK for me at first, but the point system annoyed me.  I wasn’t too keen on the group meetings, either.  If you try to fit yourself into a box or premade program, you’re more apt to quit and gain back all the weight you lost.  The more you enjoy your program, the more fun you will have, and the more likely you are to see results.  That will motivate you to continue.

Luckily, I’ve been fortunate enough to never have any kind of major illnesses, surgeries or diseases myself, so that was clearly at my advantage.  Here’s a list of the steps that I took to get my weight on track:

  1. WATER, WATER, WATER.  I can’t emphasize enough.  You will go to the bathroom more, but that’s the whole purpose.  It flushes the toxins out of your system and relieves your bloating.  I drink about a gallon of water a day.  DRINK LOTS OF WATER.
  2. MOVE MORE.  I joined a gym and enlisted the help of Assassins (personal trainers).  That accelerated the fat burning process and my weight started to really drop.  I find great joy in working out; I go to the gym at least four times a week (and meet with the trainer once a week).  But you don’t have to join a gym.  You can take a yoga class; go out walking or jogging; bike riding.  Take the stairs instead of an elevator, whenever it’s feasible.  The point is, you have to get the sweat going and get the fat cells burning with an increased metabolism.  You have to move.
  3. WATCH WHAT YOU EAT.  This is a no-brainer, but it’s true. There will be a lot of trial and error here, but that’s why all diets should be individualized.  Try out certain foods to see the affect it has on your body/weight gain.  For myself:  I gave up soda (I don’t even drink diet soda) and all carbonated drinks.  I gave up fried foods.  I limit my red meat.  I don’t eat pork.  No junk food.  No processed foods (i.e. frozen dinners).  I eat my produce as fresh and raw as possible.  I eat lots of chicken and fish.  Also, it helps if you plan your meals.
  4. SEEK OUT ENCOURAGEMENT.  This is a major change in your life, and you can’t do this alone.  I turn to my family, friends, social media and those at the gym/personal trainer, who give me encouragement.  You may be shy about your plans, but the more people who know, the more chances of accountability and motivation.

These are just the basics.  If you’d like some more info, just let me know.  I also included a link to my live television interview.  Hope this helps, and good luck!

KETV.COM – Weightloss Inspiration

 

Efficient Effectiveness (2 min read)

Ok broham, we’ve got a little something to talk about today.

This actually came up in my private Facebook group
So I thought it’d be a great idea to share my thoughts with
Everyone, since I believe this is something very important
That we all should know.

Ok so there’s 3 things that I think that we should all know.
Two of them they teach early on in school, but unfortunately
The third, not so much.
What are they?
Pretty simple really…

Addition, Subtraction, and the 80/20 rule or
As it’s formally called, Pareto principle
The first two (I hope) you already know, but the last one
You may not be so familiar with.
So let me break it down in our language so we can talk…

The 80/20 principle is simply about the law of averages.
It’s actually a principle of nature that is based on chaos theory.
Essentially what it amounts to is that 20% of what you do is
Going to amount to 80% of your results

It’s something you see everywhere.
20% of the population has 80% of the wealth
The average person uses 20% of their apps 80% of the time
20% of the clothes you wear probably 80% of the time
Contractors use only 20% of their tools for 80% of their work.

You see it everywhere and when you understand what it is
You can use it to help you in everyday life.

First of all, you will see that in nature nothing can be equal
So, if you’re hoping for a society where everyone has equal
Wealth or what have you, then you’ll be fighting nature
And that my friend, is a tough battle.

For the full potential of the 80/20 rule, it’s just a matter
Of doing whatever it is that you are good at and get better.
Pretty simple right?!

Not everyone can be a billionaire, but if everyone works to
Their fullest potential by finding power through strength
Then everyone can and will eventually help society
Become stronger as a whole. 

So do yourself (and society) a favor and stop living in the 80%

First, know yourself. Or as Socrates put it: “Know Thyself”
Sounds a little vague, but you can gain clarity by first
Getting in touch with yourself (ha…touch yourself) with
Daily meditation and exercise.
It doesn’t take long, but it has a huge benefit on your psyche
And helps you produce amazing results in every part of your life.

 

7 Ways to Enhance Your Sex Life! (2 min read)

Written By Millionaire’s Digest Staff Member: Kenyona Copeland

Founder & Owner of: Christian Tea Talk & Podcast Blog

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Author, Books, Successful Living and Writing Writer


1. SHAVE. The hair on a man and woman can be very annoying, especially when it’s on her vagina and all around his shaft. No man wants to enjoy his treats, when it’s all messy and stinky. Hair does cause an odor! A Woman MUST be shaved from the beginning of her bikini line to the crack of her buttocks. The last thing you’d want is to make a terrible first impression.

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Tokhang on Our Doorstep

Putang ina! Putang ina talaga!!!I am so sorry for the inappropriateness, brothers, and sisters. But those were the words I repeatedly utter after finding out that Kim was shot dead after picking up two of his friends  detained in the  police station. Continue reading Tokhang on Our Doorstep