I love obstacle races. There's something about being able to push my limits, to really test my strength, to challenge my physical and mental endurance, that just gets me GOING. It's no wonder "GRIT" is a characteristic and concept I value (see previous blog post here). I've competed in the Spartan Race for the past two … Continue reading Conquer Your Obstacles: BE A SPARTAN!
It's been a while since I've talked about my fitness endeavors but I've certainly been busy! This past weekend, I had the opportunity of speaking at an event, the "Be Empowered: Live Workshop and Network Event" hosted by On-Point Eventz. I spoke on embracing your passion and getting paid for it, and used my fitness experience as … Continue reading Get Fit and Fine with Dee!
It's that time of the year when I sit and reflect on the year - the highlights, the lessons learned, the challenges, and the celebratory moments. To do this, I use my journal and scan through the many months of writing, laughing, "oOoo'ing" and "Awww'ing" all through the exercise. It is in this moment I … Continue reading Reflecting on 2014: A Year of Greater
"Nothing shapes your life more than the commitments you choose to make. Your commitments can develop you or they can destroy you, but either way, they will define you." - Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren This is another post on my gap year chronicles. I did mention it was full of adventures right? Check out my post on "Teaching … Continue reading Just Call Me Coach D!
Taking a gap year has its advantages. It's certainly not for everyone but this period is invaluable in allowing you to mature as an individual, explore your passions, and better yourself - which has definitely been my case. My gap year has been full of many adventures - gaining more research experience, two Spartan obstacle races, … Continue reading Teaching My First College Seminar – “Say No to the Freshman 15!”
Folks, it's time to get down and dirty with FITNESS! As mentioned in a previous post, working out is one of the strategies I use to manage stress. The benefits are simply POW, out of this world. Not just physically, but mentally. When you exercise you release chemicals called endorphins aka "the feel good" hormones. … Continue reading 7 Fun Ways To Get Physically Active
It has been months...scratch that, almost A YEAR, since the last time I wrote here. Apologies for the absence. I write in a private journal frequently, which makes it easy to neglect this blog. I promise to do better! There are so many updates! Updates on my job, life after college, the med school journey, … Continue reading Well hello stranger.