The Medical Tag

Thank you doctorinspe for tagging me. This same blogger is the one who came up with this tag in the first place. I am so happy that someone decided to get creative and make their own tag representing their studies – please feel free to check their blog out, it would be awesome if more medical student/professionals would get involved with this tag as well:)

The Questions:

Who are you and where do you study? Good question, I am Shay-lon Moss. I currently study at home, as I have graduated in college and working on getting a certification in a career path I want to do. I may decide to attend college again in the future but taking it one step at a time for now. 

When did you start studying medicine or pre-med courses? Well let’s see when I first started college was after high school, I was going for allied health and venturing into physical therapy for awhile. When I moved back to Ohio, I continued to study physical therapy but then switched my major after reviewing how long it would take for me to be accepted into the physical therapy program (figured I would graduate in something else first and if I wanted to then go back to school for physical therapy, I could and also be working in a field that I want to work in making more money. I ended up graduating in exercise science. 

What made you choose this medical field? It was a plan B to be honest, something I had to prepare myself for in case I didn’t make into the physical therapy program. 

How did you come up with your blog name/username? Let’s be honest, it is generic, no thought into it. I honestly just went with the recommendation because I didn’t really know what to name my blog at the time. Although I will be changing my domain name soon! 

How would you describe your blog? My blog is my personality. It establishes humor when necessary, kind words of inspiration to make someone’s day, and teaches people (something I enjoy doing) in my field. 

What’s your favorite quote?: “Well, what’s up doc?” – Bugs Bunny. Jk. I normally make my own quotes and forget about them down the road, here is one I made up that I like.. “being smart doesn’t mean you know it all” – Shay-lon Moss

Best memory in medical school? The time I never went  to medical school. 

What’s one course you struggled with? Anything that had to do with math, I struggled in EVERY math class, no lie.

What’s your favorite book? Hm, this is tough because I know I have read some good books throughout my life, but can’t think of any off the top of my head right now. 

What do you do in your free time? What free time?! LOL. I like to watch movies or catch up on my series, cooking, going for walks/hiking, traveling to new places (whether in town or outside of town), trying new restaurants, playing video games, playing cards/board games, finding new hobbies because I need some. 

What do you want to major or specialize in? Personal training – more specifically possibly athletes and both men and women. I haven’t thought about what specialty I want yet, but this is necessary if I want to stand out among other trainers. I have given thought to possible strength and conditioning coach as well, so the world can lead me anywhere, I am open to different paths for myself 😀

Who do you look up to? Anyone who has be significant in my life or did something significant for the world. 

How do you study (productively)? Right now I am using notecards I made. They have been helping, my problem is I get distracted when studying so now I have to have my phone on silent and have my TV off and no music and have a quiet place to really focus, and not to mention when my hands are moving (writing something down) I do a better job of studying. 

How do you stay motivated in medical school? Make goals for after med school. 

What are your best tips for future medical students? Drinks tons of caffeine, make friends with the smart kids, never go to parties, work less hours, make huge sacrifices, live with your parents, eat mac and cheese/ramen noodles to save money (PB &J sandwiches for the most amount of saving), wear glasses so smart kids will think you are smart, read more books, raise your hand in class and participate, arrive to class 30 minutes earlier to get the best seat, eat breakfast,  stay away from alcohol, listen to Beethoven while studying, join study groups, take extra credit (even when you don’t need it), take good notes, buy your textbooks, invest in highlighters, be better at math than myself, don’t date anyone – can cause stress & we don’t want that. LOL, tell your siblings to stay out of your bedroom while you are studying, invest into a laptop, take naps, stay up late studying, wake up the first time your alarm goes off, use your computer lab when necessary, score high on SATs/ACTs, take internship programs, don’t be a jackass to your professor – it could cost you your grade, don’t sleep with your married professor to pass the class – it doesn’t make you cool, tell your boss at work you want weekends off to study if possible, do some meditation to clear your mind, drink plenty of water, have a counselor on speed dial in case you get overwhelmed and have a nervous breakdown, don’t get sick, hold your pee during class so you don’t miss anything the professor said, wear comfortable clothing, make friends with the school librarian, & MOST IMPORTANTLY – DON’T FLUNK OUT OF MED SCHOOL 😀 good luck! 

If you are a medical blog, it is your turn to do this tag, and let me know, so I can read it! 

 

 

 

Starting Tomorrow : March Push Up Challenge (Reminder Post)

Hey Everyone!

I just wanted to remind everyone who was interested that tomorrow will start the March Push up Challenge, and I am very excited to have some of you participate in this challenge. Here is what to expect on the first day:

  1. You will receive an email from me discussing your first day of the push ups 
  2. I will continue to email those in the squat challenge about your challenge – 2 days left & this means you may be doing both challenges until the one is finished. 
  3. Remember you can re-read the rules and expectations at any time here

I am excited to have all of you on board and look forward to seeing you build strength! 

It is not too late to sign up for the March Push Up challenge, email me at: Shay.moss19@gmail.com 

Feel free to get your friends and family involved as well, the more the merrier. Share, comment, like and follow 🙂

 

Your Fitness Blogger 

Shay-lon xxooo

2016/2017 tag

Well, well, well.. here we are again.. with another TAG! I don’t know about the rest of you bloggers but I have noticed these tags are starting to take over the wordpress world and I don’t know how any us will survive if they start controlling our brains and making us type out many words and many numbers. Rumor has it, the awards have been jealous of the tags and I don’t blame them.. they are slowly being pushed to the side and forgotten about. I won’t let those awards go unnoticed, if no one has told you awards, I love you 🙂 lol 

That was a just a small amount of mediocre comedy, don’t judge me, it was the best I could do on a Saturday. If you are judging me, you probably ended up laughing anyways and if you didn’t laugh, well.. this kind of comedy wasn’t for you 🙂 Thank you PoojaG for making me spend my weekends doing another post (I was going to share my workout today, but since she wants me working overtime on this wordpress with these tags, pft I might not) LOL. Don’t check out her blog unless you wanted to be corrupted by tags! hahaha.

1. Mention Creator of tag
Thank you to David for creating this tag!
 
2. Use the image in the article
 

3. Mention blogger(s) who have chosen you

4. Answer the questions

5. Tag 9 other bloggers & let them know
Describe your 2016 in 3 words
Gym, Sleep, Eat
Write the name of 2 people that have characterized your 2016.
Youngest sibling, My friend John
Write the most beautiful place you’ve visited in 2016 and why you liked it so much.
Hm, wow! I think Pittsburgh was beautiful when I went, I loved the water and looking over the whole city. Sucks we broke up, now I have no reason to visit anymore! haha. 
Write the most delicious food you’ve tasted in 2016.
Um, I don’t know. I think it would have been this place in Pittsburgh once again! lol it was deli and they had huge amazing sandwiches. 
Write the event which has marked you more of this in 2016?
Graduating college. 
Write the finest purchase you’ve made in this 2016, and if you want to link a photo.
Really nice hotel and more fitness apparel 🙂 lol 
Write 3 good intentions for this 2017.
  1. Read more books
  2. getting stronger physically and mentally 🙂 
  3. spreading positive vibes.. 

Write 1 place you want to visit in 2017.

Anywhere outside of where I live 🙂 

Write 1 plate/food you want to eat in 2017

more good food, that is always good.

My nominees are:

anotherwisemonkey

thehangryrunner

gitfitsite

ken

nyse

lacey

jess

karinapinella

gojenbefit

For more tags, click here

Feel free to like, comment and share, or follow!

The A-Z Tag

I will thank PoojaG for nominating me for this particular activity, I have not done this before and found it to be quite interesting & a creative way to get to know someone. This definitely will challenge me because I am scared of what to think of when I get to letters I hardly use on a daily basis, but should be fun! Check out PoojaG blog for more encouraging words and inspirations.

A – Athletic (always have been involved in sports and love anything to do with fitness)

B- Bold ( I tend to make bold statements sometimes, never one to beat behind the bush most days)

C- Charismatic (my personality, I have had people tell me) 

D- Determined ( I go for things I want)

E- Emotional, I can be sometimes..

F – Fun, I am definitely fun to be around

G- Goofy  (constantly)

H- Humble ( I don’t think too highly of myself or my life)

I- Imaginative ( I always have very creative thoughts and ideas)

J- jesting

K- Kindhearted

L- Loving & Loyal

M- Mature ( I like to think I am when the time comes)

N- neat (very)

O- Organized, I always try to be and prefer to be

P- Patient ( I have always been somewhat of a patient person, some days are harder than others)

Q- Quick 

R- Realistic – I try to be realistic about things so I don’t get my feelings hurt 

S- Sexual (only when the time calls for it) but hey not afraid to admit it lol

T- Tactful, I take people’s feelings into consideration before acting on something

U- Unique (aren’t we all?)

V- Versatile

W- Wakeful ( I sleep very light so can be easily disturbed when sleeping)

X- xenodochial ( I am friendly to strangers as long as they don’t come off to creepy or make me feel uncomfortable)

Y- Young; some might say I am 

Z- Zealous 

My Nominees Are:

grevisangel73

Sarahlivelovelift

thesweetlifeofme

Bella

joesimmonsjr

Feel free to like, comment, share and follow 🙂 thank you!

 

 

 

Push Up Challenge – Day 5 & Day 6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKg9K3L8_Gg

I did day 5 push up challenge today because yesterday was my “rest day”.and today is day 6 and a rest day for the push up challenge, so yeah 🙂 Hopefully this video will help you realize what a standard push form looks like. I tried to capture my whole body, so you could see me do it. I did 10 reps today, wasn’t hard at all. 

 

A YouTuber nominated me for a challenge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjxidok33L4

I was asked to do this challenge by someone I follow on YouTube (Grey Wolf Fitness) and basically it is to do barbell bicep curls for 1 minute and see how many I can do. I didn’t do badly, but I would have done better if I had not stopped half way to check the timer to make sure I was not cheating on time. This was only for one day, so it was fun! Good challenge indeed. 

P.S I used very low weights because this was not a strength workout but an endurance workout. 

 
 

Push up Challenge (YouTube video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r32tH6TSXnQ

Hello everyone, this is the video of me today doing day four of my push up challenge. Today was only 5 reps, thankfully! haha. I will be explaining the challenge rules, etc middle to late Feb so that everyone is aware of how to sign up and what the challenge consist of and so I can still maintain the challenge going on for Feb – squat challenge. Just an Fyi, the push up challenge can be done the standard way (the way I am demonstrating it) sorry you can’t see my feet – the gym was packed (hands shoulders width apart, plank position), I only had so much room, or it can be done the modified way (“women” push ups”/knees on ground) it doesn’t matter to me. Depending on your fitness level and strength will depend on how you do your push ups, now I realize there are other ways to do a push up, BUT i am not trying to make this particular push up challenge a way to show off, it is a way to build strength and endurance,not to mention work on core stability in the long run, so for all that want to be superman and go above and beyond the two types of push ups this isn’t the challenge for you – you will need to wait until I make a more advanced push up challenge. If both those kinds of push up forms are too hard for you, let me know and I have an even more modified way 🙂 no worries!! 

 

If you haven’t feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel and watch me struggle through some push ups. I am warning you, I will struggle and I wall fall on my face and probably complain on camera! lol. I will take breaks, I will probably get frustrated but I will be doing standard push ups through the challenge (reason being is because I am totally capable of it and don’t want to slack knowing I am capable of doing them) – when the reps increase, just means more breaks for me! hahaha. — email me at Shay.moss19@gmail.com if you want to sign up for March’s push up challenge!

 

Your Fitness blogger,

Shay-lon xxx

A New Challenge & Another Gym Workout

Hey everyone, 

So while I have some of you working on the squat challenge and busting out your best squats , I have moved on to a different challenge for myself, in order to keep the challenges going and get people productive when squat challenge is over. I have decided to start a “Push up” challenge – I know this sounds like hell, but no worries, I plan on explaining the rules when we get to it. For now keep killing it at the squat challenge. So far, all my participants have been doing very well and I am so very proud of all of you 🙂 I will start posting videos of my push-up challenge either tomorrow or Saturday, today I did 10 reps (to catch up from yesterday) and it went over fairly well. This will be another 30-day challenge, if you think you will be interested in this challenge, start sending me emails at Shay.moss19@gmail.com so I can have a list going (this challenge includes modified push ups and standard push ups, so ANYONE can do it) no excuses! ha. 

 

I have some new things to share with everyone for my upcoming blog ideas & YouTube. I will post these in another blog post hopefully today or Saturday at some point. I think all of you will be fairly pleased, *fingers crossed*

 

My workout today was all upper body and went over well, I even tried some new exercises to spice things up. 

 

Workout Session:

Superset:

  • Inverted row: 3 x 10, 10, 8.
  • EZ Barbell Curl: 3 x 10, 10, 8. 30 lb

Superset:

  • Arnold DB press: 3 x 10, 10, 8. 2 x 30 lb, 1 x 40 lb
  • Smith machine push up: 3 x 10

Superset:

  • Alternating floor press: 3 x 10, 10, 8. 2 x 30 lb, 1 x 40 lb
  • Hammer curls: 3 x 10, 10, 8. 2 x 30 lb, 1 x 40 lb

Superset:

  • Triceps dips: 3 x 10, 10, 8
  • DB shoulder shrugs: 3 x 10, 40 lb

Superset:

  • Standing lat pull down: 3 x 10, 10, 8. 55 lb
  • low cable crossover: 3 x 10, 10, 8. 30 lb
 Also, if you are still interested in doing my squat challenge, please send me an email and let me know, never too late to join 🙂

Squat Challenge- FINAL DAY! :) I DID IT!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGWkq6GTcUQ

Hey everyone! 

Today was my LAST DAY OF THE SQUAT CHALLENGE! I conquered it, the unbelievable 250 reps, I did it! I fucking made it! I started off now knowing if I would even get past 50, I had no game plan and I thought to myself, I wanted to reach at least 100, and call it a day, but when I reached 100, I realized, the fire was still in me and decided to continue on! 

This challenge was hard, it was mentally hard because every chance I had, I could have quit if it wasn’t for the competitive edge in me – if it wasn’t the constant reminder that I want to know what it feels like to finish something like this. Many days I did this after leg day workout and fuck did it hurt like all hell, but I pushed through, I wish you could have seen the videos from the beginning up to now and how I have changed the pace and changed the amount of rest between reps, everything I did for this challenge made me realize something about myself and i am very proud of how far I have come! 

Tomorrow is the FIRST day for those that signed up for the squat challenge, you will all receive an email from me when I wake up. When you are finished with your reps, you may send them via video, or just email me back , letting me know that you finished them, I am keeping track of everyone’s personally, so when this challenge happens again, you will know where you left off and what you need to beat 🙂 

For those that missed out on the rules of this challenge, please click here

If you have not already signed up and would like to sign up, please email me at: Shay.moss19@gmail.com 

it is free and will be worth your while, it doesn’t matter how far you go, just do your best, and I am wishing all of you the best of luck!

Who will make it to 250 reps like I did, LOL.  Looking forward to finding out 🙂 

Your Fitness Blogger,

Shay-lon xxx

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