After talking to the kids at A. Philip Randolph Elementary about setting and accomplishing goals
I don’t really talk about it much here, but I work for GE’s Developing Health program as an Initiative Coordinator. The program works to increase the level of healthcare access to members of underserved communities. We do this by leading community and skill based volunteer efforts at non-profit health clinics around the USA.
Our latest event was at Atlanta’s West End Medical Centers, Inc. The clinic is great to work with because you can tell their staff has a true passion for helping those in need. The event itself was cool: free health screenings and a bunch of family fun activities. I always feel the best part about these community events is that they help steer people toward adopting healthier lifestyles and taking more preventative health measures.
Healthcare is obviously a huge area of concern within our country and people are always asking me what they should do to get in better shape. I always tell them they should start by eating as cleanly as possible, i.e., avoid eating things that don’t grow or are prepared naturally. I always use the example - instead of eating a fruit nutrition bar, just eat some fruit.
It can be hard to hop off the fast and easy eating lifestyle, I just had one of those nutrition bars myself, but if you ease into it and do a little research into what all those long words that are listed on your food lables actually are, you’ll be way better off for it.
30 second planks and 15 incline sit-ups for 10 minutes
Trying Something New
I made the decision to coach myself this year. I’ve had a lot of great help from great coaches throughout my life, but I’m at a point where I feel like I understand what I need from a training perspective more than anyone else. I know training yourself is a risk, but in order to obtain something you’ve never had, you have to be willing to try something you never have before. Hopefully I’m right and it all works out for the best. If not, at least I know I gave it an honest try. I start this week.
I just made sweet SWEET love to my foam roller.
Hit up the #blaxican and #bubbletea #foodtruck for lunch with @ashleymrosado (at Atlanta Food Truck Park & Market)
There comes times during a race when you are forced to decide whether or not you want to win. And to pass anyone you must tell yourself that you want it more than the person in front of you does.