My Fitness Journey Continues

Hey everybody, I’m back and I am human. Yes, I slacked off. I admit, I haven’t been everything I told myself that I’m capable of being. But, I didn’t give up! Let’s start at the beginning with my original fitness journeys (yes plural). It started just like many of yours’. I felt I had something to prove […]

Hey everybody, I’m back and I am human. Yes, I slacked off. I admit, I haven’t been everything I told myself that I’m capable of being. But, I didn’t give up! Let’s start at the beginning with my original fitness journeys (yes plural). It started just like many of yours’. I felt I had something to prove always being labeled the fit athletic girl that was always skinny by the perceptions of others.The way I saw myself was a different story. I looked at the biggest parts of my body (my thighs) and saw it as a representation of my overall physique.


Altering body image becomes OBSESSIVE so, instead of focusing on an unhealthy obsession, I decided to focus on positivity. This new journey was not going to be about how I see myself or how I appear to the world. Nah, this new journey started as a means to enhance my health in its totality. I realized a LONG time ago that my wide shoulders small waist, booty, stretch marks and thunderous thighs were all beautiful.They’re all a part of my beautiful body at the CURRENT moment that they’re here. But THEY’RE NOT PERMANENT.


Everything can change, and being a hypochondriac about every small imperfection WILL have you taking 10 steps back instead of 10 steps forward. So, if you really want to know where my motivation comes from, it comes from my ability to differentiate the superficial nonsense from the stuff that matters like your health. Outside of this internet crap, your body is still crying out for attention and love. So, make the change!


When it came to changing the way I ate, I started to dabble in different types of “diets” so to speak. Two years ago I was a pescatarian for 6 months, but that became way too expensive and I began to think something bad would happen to me from eating so much seafood. Although, I really did love eating seafood all the time (hmmI just might go back to pescatarianism). Instead of solely eating fish, I opted to give up pork and beef. I haven’t touched that stuff in almost 2 years, and I know that I’ve added valuable years onto my life because of that simple alteration. You see, in the beginning it’s not really about these random diets. It’s also not about jumping in head first and living on salads and sparkling water. You have to be reasonable with your abilities to sustain a healthy lifestyle.


Diets are SUPER temporary and you WILL fall off, ESPECIALLY if your whole reason to change has nothing to do with you and more to do with the way people think about you. Instead, try my method, I chose to find things in my life that I know I can currently live without. Like fast food, soda, beef, and pork. Everybody, always tries to tell me pizza is fast food…I mean…I guess…but the Lord himself will have to come down and fight me to make stop eating pizza. It’s truly all about moderation and I know that pizza can be my weakness, (God bless the Italians)…I digress. But honestly, if you’re making these changes for yourself and no one else moderation and eating right will be a breeze.


I’m not going to lie at times I do eat like a 5 year old. Chips, candy, carbs and fats GALORE. Again, im human, but I know that if im going to eat savagely I need to work out savagely, and that’s what I’ve been doing. You have to find your strong suit in this whole new lifestyle and change process that we all get wrapped up in. If you can’t control how you eat, you better be tripling up on those workouts and vice versa. DISCIPLINE IS KEY!


My strong suit happens to be working out. It’s such a rush for me! I love to push myself to the point of nausea at times which ISN’T necessarily good by any means, but that’s just how much I enjoy it at times. My body has to make me ill to stop myself from over doing it. Sometimes though, I swear im not that crazy all of the time. Lol.


*Short Backstory*

When I was younger I would push myself so hard at everything physical. I had to be the best, I hated the thought of anybody else being physically better than me whether exercise or dance. (Super barbaric and competitive I know). For example, everybody knows the good ol’ pacer test. I would run so much to the point that I would taste blood in my mouth and be gasping for air, but I HAD to be the last girl running. The pushup and sit up test was always a breeze and easy to beat out all the females in my gym class.

You all probably think im crazy after that pacer test comment, lol, but we all know that saying or mantra, whatever you wish to call it, “blood, sweat, and tears.” If  you don’t pour all your blood, sweat, and tears into the things you want the most in life, then ask yourself…How bad do you really want it? And answer that truthful because you’d only be lying to yourself.


I hope my blunt and openness encourages someone else. I only wish to encourage and I will be forceful with you if I see your potential. My family and friends don’t call me a drill sergeant for nothing!!

Until next time xoxo✌✌

My Fitness Journey Continues

Hey everybody, I’m back and I am human. Yes, I slacked off. I admit, I haven’t been everything I told myself that I’m capable of being. But, I didn’t give up! Let’s start at the beginning with my original fitness journeys (yes plural). It started just like many of yours’. I felt I had something to prove […]

Hey everybody, I’m back and I am human. Yes, I slacked off. I admit, I haven’t been everything I told myself that I’m capable of being. But, I didn’t give up! Let’s start at the beginning with my original fitness journeys (yes plural). It started just like many of yours’. I felt I had something to prove always being labeled the fit athletic girl that was always skinny by the perceptions of others.The way I saw myself was a different story. I looked at the biggest parts of my body (my thighs) and saw it as a representation of my overall physique.


Altering body image becomes OBSESSIVE so, instead of focusing on an unhealthy obsession, I decided to focus on positivity. This new journey was not going to be about how I see myself or how I appear to the world. Nah, this new journey started as a means to enhance my health in its totality. I realized a LONG time ago that my wide shoulders small waist, booty, stretch marks and thunderous thighs were all beautiful.They’re all a part of my beautiful body at the CURRENT moment that they’re here. But THEY’RE NOT PERMANENT.


Everything can change, and being a hypochondriac about every small imperfection WILL have you taking 10 steps back instead of 10 steps forward. So, if you really want to know where my motivation comes from, it comes from my ability to differentiate the superficial nonsense from the stuff that matters like your health. Outside of this internet crap, your body is still crying out for attention and love. So, make the change!


When it came to changing the way I ate, I started to dabble in different types of “diets” so to speak. Two years ago I was a pescatarian for 6 months, but that became way too expensive and I began to think something bad would happen to me from eating so much seafood. Although, I really did love eating seafood all the time (hmmI just might go back to pescatarianism). Instead of solely eating fish, I opted to give up pork and beef. I haven’t touched that stuff in almost 2 years, and I know that I’ve added valuable years onto my life because of that simple alteration. You see, in the beginning it’s not really about these random diets. It’s also not about jumping in head first and living on salads and sparkling water. You have to be reasonable with your abilities to sustain a healthy lifestyle.


Diets are SUPER temporary and you WILL fall off, ESPECIALLY if your whole reason to change has nothing to do with you and more to do with the way people think about you. Instead, try my method, I chose to find things in my life that I know I can currently live without. Like fast food, soda, beef, and pork. Everybody, always tries to tell me pizza is fast food…I mean…I guess…but the Lord himself will have to come down and fight me to make stop eating pizza. It’s truly all about moderation and I know that pizza can be my weakness, (God bless the Italians)…I digress. But honestly, if you’re making these changes for yourself and no one else moderation and eating right will be a breeze.


I’m not going to lie at times I do eat like a 5 year old. Chips, candy, carbs and fats GALORE. Again, im human, but I know that if im going to eat savagely I need to work out savagely, and that’s what I’ve been doing. You have to find your strong suit in this whole new lifestyle and change process that we all get wrapped up in. If you can’t control how you eat, you better be tripling up on those workouts and vice versa. DISCIPLINE IS KEY!


My strong suit happens to be working out. It’s such a rush for me! I love to push myself to the point of nausea at times which ISN’T necessarily good by any means, but that’s just how much I enjoy it at times. My body has to make me ill to stop myself from over doing it. Sometimes though, I swear im not that crazy all of the time. Lol.


*Short Backstory*

When I was younger I would push myself so hard at everything physical. I had to be the best, I hated the thought of anybody else being physically better than me whether exercise or dance. (Super barbaric and competitive I know). For example, everybody knows the good ol’ pacer test. I would run so much to the point that I would taste blood in my mouth and be gasping for air, but I HAD to be the last girl running. The pushup and sit up test was always a breeze and easy to beat out all the females in my gym class.

You all probably think im crazy after that pacer test comment, lol, but we all know that saying or mantra, whatever you wish to call it, “blood, sweat, and tears.” If  you don’t pour all your blood, sweat, and tears into the things you want the most in life, then ask yourself…How bad do you really want it? And answer that truthful because you’d only be lying to yourself.


I hope my blunt and openness encourages someone else. I only wish to encourage and I will be forceful with you if I see your potential. My family and friends don’t call me a drill sergeant for nothing!!

Until next time xoxo✌✌

“Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity. Racism can, will, and must be defeated.”

While watching this movie, I felt that I can relate somehow to Malik Williams in the sense that I being born as a   Muslim American is very tough especially living in the United States where so many people believe in everything that the media portrays and some people are so foolish enough to believe anything …

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While watching this movie, I felt that I can relate somehow to Malik Williams in the sense that I being born as a   Muslim American is very tough especially living in the United States where so many people believe in everything that the media portrays and some people are so foolish enough to believe anything that people tell them.  The groups upon my knowledge, I believe are whites, blacks, and Anti- Semitism groups that have evil thoughts in their minds, and these are the people that will lead people to the wrong side of the direction. The terms diversity, race, culture, racism, ageism, sexism, anti- Semitism, and heterosexism. So if I had to define the terms in my own words, here is how I will go about defining them.  Diversity has to do with how people with different race and religion get along in any public setting with no bias whatsoever.  Race is where a group of people shares common characteristics as another person like facial structure or similar skin color.  The term culture deals with the values, norms, the way in which that mixed variety of people interact with each other in a social environment, and having own moral and religious beliefs.  Racism has to do with the attribution of superiority, or inferiority on a place where they are very different in every aspect of life.  Sexism deals with where people judge genders typically woman where one gender is better than the other.  Ageism is the basis that deals with discrimination against a particular age group.  And Anti- Semitism deals with discrimination or prejudice of hostility towards Jews. The  “isms” that I saw in the movie is the terms of anti Semitism, racism, and sexism.  Fudge and Remy are part of this anti- Semitism group where Remy would constantly tell Malik that he cant do anything because the whites are still in power of the black race, and there was this one time where he would tell Remy to go down in the floor as well as this other guy who lived next door, and these groups are not even educated.  The stereotypes that were displayed dealt with prejudice and racism against black minorities.  And   Malik got it all wrong when he confronts Phillips about a paper where he calls his professor a sellout for the  “white establishment” and Phillips would respond angrily “ that the world owes Malik anything, and he must work hard for his own good in order to make a difference in the world.” If I were to describe the main character, I would say one was a girl who was white named Kristen, and she was short, while the other character was named Malik who was black and short, and he is involved in running at track next to his school. And throughout the movie, the interactions between the two roommates were very well, and they both generally got along without any conflicts, while Fudge’s roommate gets upset and angry for music being played so loud and late, since the room next door wouldn’t turn down their music, Fudge’s roommate who was studying for an exam decides to go somewhere to study.  The aspects of college life that were shown in this film were both had to do with academics and social life, which is very similar to my college life.   

 

 

 

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English 126 Reflection

When  I  first  had this class,  I  really  had  great expectations and things I didn’t get to do as much in  English  125.  As  I  am  coming closer to  the end of  my  semester as  a  freshman, I  will  try to  keep in  mind  when we were assigned  variety of  reading  works  and  2  essays, …

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When  I  first  had this class,  I  really  had  great expectations and things I didn’t get to do as much in  English  125.  As  I  am  coming closer to  the end of  my  semester as  a  freshman, I  will  try to  keep in  mind  when we were assigned  variety of  reading  works  and  2  essays,  with one  research paper,  I  will try to  take in  the  different types in how to address  the question very  thoroughly  and finding some way to find a theme within the assignment, and get  secondary  sources from a  scholarly journal  site.

I also learned from great professors like  (Prof. Namphy and Abbott) whenever we are doing any  essay, and if we  happen to like a quote by the person of the book or  article, we have to try to give  credit  to  the  author  by  putting quotation marks whenever  we  get any quote that is not ours. I really have to admit that  I  really loved  this  class in  particular  because  even though  Prof.  Abbott, is a new  professor at  York  College, I  really like how she  tells us when she writes stories  herself, she always proof reads it and  peer  reviews with everyone  so she can learn from her mistakes, and when  I  first heard we had to  do  peer  reviews in class, I  was  at first  confused,  because I  have never done it before,  and when I  finally got used to it after a  while, I would have a  different  reaction  and  to me it was very unique  having the  privilege of  reading  other  classmates’  paper and them reading my paper, and every time  I  would try  to take  everyone’s  suggestions and comments  to improve my  paper  even  more.  There was another time where   we met in the library to help us with citations and how to have access to scholarly journals where Du Si was nice enough to take his time and help us with any confusions we may have and how to have access when offline.  

 Another reason why I really enjoyed this class is because in my first semester in English 125, I was always afraid to raise my hand because I was afraid I would say something stupid, and then in English 126, I always raised my hand and  I  really  loved  participating, and at the end I wanted to  finish  strong  by coming to class everyday, doing class  assignments, participating, and doing the three writing assignments which were apart of  the rest of  the  requirements.  When I go to  graduate York  College in the future and when I am doing my job that I will really be passionate about, I want to try to work with people, where I will try to improve in my writing more further so people don’t judge me based on how I write or how I  present myself to  them in a good manner when I  speak in front of  people.

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Donald Trump’s hate for America

How can we have and elect such a president who is always saying whatever he feels like on Twitter, who is always spreads hateful comments on people, groups, and organizations,  there has been over 700 hate crimes already within the first two weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency. Society and media really needs to change its …

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How can we have and elect such a president who is always saying whatever he feels like on Twitter, who is always spreads hateful comments on people, groups, and organizations,  there has been over 700 hate crimes already within the first two weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency. Society and media really needs to change its perspective by having more of an open mind and embracing differences between one person to another, in many Muslim communities like those seven countries also recall campaign promises that they wouldnt be welcome when Donald Trump gets elected as president,  so to elabarate more further in this travel ban, where they pushed through a ban before to deny visitors with passports and visa entry into the United States on basis of their home country.

My use of social media is not Presidential – it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. Make America Great Again!

Crazy Joe Scarborough and dumb as a rock Mika are not bad people, but their low rated show is dominated by their NBC bosses. Too bad!

I am extremely pleased to see that has finally been exposed as and garbage journalism. It’s about time!

Watched low rated for first time in long time. FAKE NEWS. He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad show

I heard poorly rated speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came.

I am thinking about changing the name CNN to !

The FAKE & FRAUDULENT NEWS MEDIA is working hard to convince Republicans and others I should not use social media – but remember, I won..

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