The Health Apps

Hey! everyone! I told you I would be reblogging my older post before creating new post and I meant it, this is another one I did on Health/Fitness Apps, It was written 10 months ago, but still is very useful, hopefully you all enjoy it!

Staying healthy isnt a crime-Fitness is a lifestyle choice

Top 50 apps for health and fitness

Itunes Apps– health and fitness list

“trying something new , challenges you for change” -Shay-lon Moss

I don’t want to keep track of my calorie intake, my water consumption, the amount of activity I partake in, the type of exercise, the maintenance of my body (weight/height), the types of food I indulge in, and make myself feel worse when I go over the goal for today because I probably don’t want to face my fear and find out what I am doing wrong because that means I’ll have to change it & what If I fail? What if I can’t afford a healthier me? What if life happens and I forget to keep track? What if I find out I am overweight/underweight? What ifs aren’t good, because they go nowhere and keep you from everything. Instead try this “I am”, “I can”…

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Personal Training: Helping a Friend Day 25

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Welcome FitFam! 

Today was a good day with John and his sister at the gym, but my day was horrible with my workout – something I will talk about later. 

Nonetheless, I am going to keep the yacking to a minimum this time for everyone’s sake and get to the point. 

Also, thank you for everyone who has told me that my posting of the workouts has motivated them to start working out, try new things, lift heavier, and start focusing on their health. I appreciate it and I am so proud of all of you for your own accomplishments! – You will learn that I have my HORRIBLE days at the gym, more so embarrassing, and so many of you may be able to relate to, unless you are awesome, then I am jealous and want to be awesome too! haha. 

John’s Workout

Warmup:

Dynamic stretching:

  • Knee to chest
  • Walking lunges
  • Leg swings (10 reps each leg)
Workout Session:
  • Stationary bike- 45 minutes, level 4 resistance, RPMs 70-80 (but he kept his RPMs between 80-94) -Yay!
Cool down:
  • Walk 2 laps around the gym
Overall he did very good and had no complaints, we talked over this goals, his stresses, etc and he is working on having balance in his life. Everyone gets to the point where he is at right now and I let him know that he will figure things out and I will continue to work with him. He is my friend at the end of all of this, he is my close friend, so no matter what, that comes first, our friendship & always will. I don’t look at him as a client when he opens up to me about things because at that very moment, I am now being who I am out of the gym, his friend. Anyways, Good job John! way to kill it!
My workout
Warmup:
I did the same warmup as John, we all did it together. 
Workout Session:
  • Crunch machine: 70lb, 100 reps
  • Barbell squat: no weight, 10 reps (Warm up squat)
  • Barbell Squat: 35lb, 1 set, 10 reps
  • Barbell Squat: 65lb, 1 set, 10 reps
  • Barbell squat: 105lb, 5 sets, 5 reps
Linear Leg press: 
  • 390lb, 1 set, 5 reps
  • 370lb, 3 sets, 5 reps

Russian Twist: 25lb, 3 sets, 30 reps

My leg day was HORRIBLE! First of all, My barbell squat went down incredibly low. It used to be 200lb was too easy, and I was on my way to 250lb, but now I can’t go anywhere near 200lb and failed when doing my 200lb rep. I do know one or two reasons why my strength in the squat decreased, and that is something I will need work on more with myself. To say the least, I will be working on making a workout routine for myself to increase it within the next 3 months hopefully, because I am pissed off about it and very embarrassed to have failed, like literally the bar fell on me failed. Luckily my gym only has smith machines (although I wish we had free weight barbells) – this probably saved me from injury and yes, I was pissed off afterwards, about ready to scream and shout! lol. Typical of me in a gym when I flunk at something. So after my squat, I pretty much just barely put any effort into my leg press exercise, because the fact I failed my squat was on my mind. 
With this all being said, my workout was HORRIBLE & one that will need some fixing and time. I am impatient when it comes to myself (a flaw), I hate losing strength, I hate when I fail at a lift and I hate when I know why – because it runs through my mind over and over and over again. I do realize it had been some months before touching the barbell squat because I was losing faith in myself at some point when I was at the gym – long story. Regardless of today’s workout, I am going back to the gym perhaps tomorrow (upperbody) day and will take sometime during my weekend to reflect, make appropriate changes and to keep striving for what I want, if my weekend isn’t too bogged up with writing articles and turning them in. No need to feel bad for me, or anything, this is typical of me, I am very competitive at heart and have some things I need to work on as an athlete and person., & I will do what I have to do in order to reach my goals! 
Anyways, thanks for listening to my rant. Tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday are my off days from blogging on WordPress, I may blog tomorrow but it depends on my schedule because I work. So look forward to me on Monday! 🙂
Your Fitness blogger,
Shay-lon xoxo

Pre-judgement zone at the Gym

Hey everyone! Another older post from 10 months ago .. Just so everyone is aware, I will be reblogging my older post to bring awareness to things and to give people a chance to read some of my older writings! I love doing this because not everyone had the chance to read my old stuff and before I create new stuff, I want everyone to know where I started when I started blogging 🙂 Hope all of you enjoy this piece.

Staying healthy isnt a crime-Fitness is a lifestyle choice

Your biggest eyes have been used to assume the worst in others” -Shay-lon Moss

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So for the past couple of days or so, i have been trying really hard to post different topics on each blog site because I thought that was the “way to go” but then I realized, its probably not the best option because not everyone uses other blogging sites.  For those of you who do not already know this, I have a tumblr, wordpress and google blogger account and so I realized not everyone has each of these like I do so not everyone can see what I post if I post something different on all of them, I want to make it easier for all of you & make my new goal copying all my post from each site onto one another so that EVERYONE sees EVERYTHING. If you do have all three of…

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The Black Cat Blue Sea Award (2nd time) Woot!

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Obviously somebody thinks I am an awesome blogger and is spamming me with all these awards (pst) PoojaG, I love it! thank you. This is the second time I have been nominated for this award and I was hoping for some reason that maybe the cat would turn into a puppy! lmao, because dogs are better! (shh) no judgement though, I love animals. Anyhow, congrats to PoojaG for being nominated for the same award, obviously that means you are an awesome blogger as well , BUT there is only room for ONE  of us, so I may need to push you off the ship 😛 (All jokes) – good job girl and take a look at her blog post, because something tells me she has some good answers! 

This award is for bloggers who strive to write for everybody, and no matter how many viewers they get, make an impact on reader. This award is an expression of gratitude to the nominee. It should be awarded to anybody that you choose deserve it and it doesn’t mean that they must have hundreds of followers and likes.

The Rules

1 Anybody nominated can nominate eight bloggers.

2 The nominee has to answer three questions asked by the nominator.

3 Questions should not be offensive and you can ask any three questions to your nominations.

Questions that I was asked are:

  • Whose responsibility it is to make sure that tomorrow… universal love would sustain instead of hatred and ego & what are the possible steps that could be taken? Omg when did people get so clever and decide to ask good questions, I almost feel like I am becoming a motivational speaker when I answer questions like these. Okay (Serious Face, holding the mic in one hand and my dignity in the other) : I had a dream that one day, you, me, him, her, them, they, us would all come together in peace, love, and harmony. It would be beautiful, we wouldn’t judge you for your looks, your sexuality, your failures, your falls but we would judge your heart, your soul & your positive actions. We wouldn’t take away your home, your family, or your job but instead help you grow, teach you love and spread kindness. I had a dream that one day we wouldn’t have to kill in order to seek justice, we wouldn’t have to take in order to seek revenge and we wouldn’t have to fight in order to gain acceptance. This dream I had was hope waiting at the door, it was a smile waiting for a response, it was cry for help. This dream I had was only just a dream.
  • Do you believe in the audacity of hope as I do…despite all adversities ?? Hope, a four letter word that either lets people down or brings people together. Lately hope seems to be a little late. I lost hope a long damn time ago for myself, for others, and for the world. Someone told me to have faith, but faith brought back hope and I wasn’t ready to let hope in again. Nowadays, I don’t use the word hope like I drink water, you have to watch out, because sometimes hope can kill a man. Hope survives when people believe & for me, I never stopped believing. 
  • Do you agree that practicality is just another manifestation of our so called value system. Please elaborate with one illustration if possible … This question is something I never once gave thought to, so I am going to keep it simple and be as practical as I can be without sounding impractical. lol. I think everything has its place in life but there is room for errors. See I am not good at Math and that is a very practical class. It may have its impractical courses, but most of everything I learned in math was practical and in my opinion is why I did poorly in it for a long time. People get so caught up in the what is “actual” and what is not, that they don’t see beyond their four walls of reality. People don’t like more than one answer to a question because it confuses things, they want definite and they want absolute but people like myself see things differently sometimes and people don’t like different. Well most people anyways. So to make myself clear, I did a horrible job with answering this question and know nothing about being practical because I am impractical 90 percent of the time and the other percent of the time, I  don’t know what I am. Sorry for wasting your time, I felt the need to ramble.

Since the questions asked to me were so awesome and interesting I think it would be fun if my nominees answered the same because I think it would be really great to hear their take on them!

My nominees are:

Anne

K.Phoenix

Christian

BgddyJim

For more of my blog awards, click here

 

The 3 Day Quote Challenge- Final Day!

3 Day Quote Challenge

Thank you PoojaG for nominating me for the quote challenge and I am happy today is the final day! lol woohooo! party at the Shay blog! Bring your own refreshments though! If you missed yesterday’s quotes, go check them out, if you missed out on PoojaG quote challenge, go check it out as well! 

Rules to be followed:

  • 3 quotes each day
  • 3 nominees to be nominated (no repetition!)
  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Inform the nominees

My quotes for today are:

  1. “Beauty is power, a smile is its sword” – John Ray
  2. “A kiss that is never tasted, is forever and ever wasted” -Billie Holiday
  3. “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light” -Helen Keller

My nominees for today are:

Braddahr

Hannah

gojenbefit

For more challenges on this blog, click Here

 

My Gym Workout Nov. 2nd

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Hey FitFam!

So first of all I want to say “DAMN” I got a lot of feedback on my “Child Obesity” Reblog post and it is all wonderful because I am learning from all of you how you feel about the matter. I wrote that original post toward the beginning of my writing days back in 2015 so my writing is very “childish” compared to now, and so it might come off like I am being a “biased bitch”, but honestly, the meme wasn’t the purpose of me reblogging the post, the only purpose the meme served was explaining how I felt in that particular situation. So if you were one of those people who got upset by the meme, sorry, but it is what it is, there are meme’s like that posted all over social media and I don’t hear or see people advocating against them, so in my opinion I had a right to judge the meme by thinking that it was sad to see a child who was overweight and not know why or how she felt about it; while others thought it was funny and cute, and another person getting offended because they work with the welfare office and think they know about everyone’s situation when really they only know what they are told, not everyone who is on welfare is the same situation and how dare she judge me for judging the meme, when she is judging by saying people sometimes can’t afford eating healthier because I work at the welfare office and know this; well guess what? NOT everyone on welfare is broke ass , no job, some of them just need extra help and shame on you for assuming family’s on welfare can’t afford to eat healthier. Now putting that all aside, I have learned more since writing that post, and I have been introduced to different reasons why children become obese, was it right for me to say the child on the meme was being abused? Personally, yes. because I was asked if I thought so and personally no matter what stand point I look at it from, I see a child who MIGHT be getting made fun of, who MIGHT be dealing with self esteem issues, who MIGHT have parents who don’t give a fuck and who MIGHT be struggling just enough to consider suicide. So no matter if the parents are good natured and she just has a health conditions or if the parents are fuck ups and don’t give a shit, all that matters is I see someone who COULD be broken.. and that is enough for me to say, it saddens me that children are being  bullied and tormented because of something their parents can or cannot control. It is in fact the child who endures the most pain from beginning to end because it is their body and their life they are living. That is my opinion. CHILD OBESITY IS REAL! SO REAL THAT INSTEAD OF PUTTING CHILDREN DOWN AND MAKING LIGHT OF THEIR WEIGHT, WE SHOULD MAKE PEOPLE AWARE AND ADVOCATE AGAINST BULLYING. 

Now to my workout.. -sorry for the minor rant.

Warmup:

  • I did not to a proper warm up again today, lol shh
Workout Session:
  • Low Row: 100lb, 5 sets, 10 reps
  • Tricep pushdowns: 50lb, 5 sets, 10 reps
  • Cable curls- 30lb, 5 sets, 10 reps
  • incline pushups- 2 sets, 10 reps
  • External Rotation with Cable: 10lb, 5 sets, 12 reps each arm
Compound exercise:
  • Squat to shoulder press: 10lb dumbbells, 5 sets, 10 reps
Isolation exercise:
  • Standing upright row (cable): 30lb, 5 sets, 10 reps
I went back and forth between the compound and Isolation exercise.
  • Bentover barbell row: 85lb, 3 sets, 8-10 reps
  • Bench press: 55lb, 3 sets, 10 reps
My workout wasn’t all that much from looking at it, but I felt it afterwards and during. Right now my bench press is only 70lb at the highest, but I am working on it day by day. I can Low row at 120lb comfortably, My tricep pushdowns are normally around 60-70 lb right now, cable curls, I can do 30 fine, 35 gets to be a bit harder for me. External rotation, not sure, because I haven’t tried going much higher than 10lb. Overall good workout for a Wednesday! Feel free to share your workouts in the comment section!
Your fitness blogger,
Shay-lon xoxo

“child obesity”

Now this was a blog post from a long long long while ago that I did, but I am bringing back some older post on my blogs for people who failed to see them or because they are relevant. Hopefully no one finds this particular post offensive, but I want people to be aware that child obesity remains a problem.

Staying healthy isnt a crime-Fitness is a lifestyle choice

“Put an end to this before it puts an end to them”

child obesity

CDC child obesity

medicine.net childhood obesity

American heart association Child obesity

Kids health child obesity

So in case anyone wants to know why I am jumping to this topic, it’s because the other day while on facebook, I was talking with a “group” page that I have joined (not going to give out information to protect the people in it) but someone had decided to post a facebook “meme” with a picture of a girl no older than probably 12 eating an ice cream cone but she looked to be “overweight” & the picture asked “Do you consider this abuse” or something around that.   Now knowing myself this was the perfect topic for me, seeing as I am major in exercise science and I have this strong mindset on helping people in the fitness/health world.  Before I…

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