Where soul meets body

 

2017-2018.

Well…

Here is my progress. I’m no fitness guru, but I fcuking look good.  It’s crazy to think how much you can build yourself up to be. I’ve always been an athletic person growing up. I’ve participated in Cross Country, Track and Field, Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Softball, Baseball, Football, Kick boxing, Boxing, and Swimming. I’ve done cross fit, and I’ve weight trained. LMFAO let’s not forget I did a little cheerleading in elementary also. I’ve trained my ass off, put my body through hell, done insane diets and fell back into the same hole of thinking I needed to maintain a certain imagine, In which it is some what true. But what’s important is maintaining a healthy lifestyle that makes you feel good. I’ve struggled with my weight for the longest time, Feeling like I needed to amount to others perspectives instead of my own is exhausting. Of course I wanted to look good but I wanted to feel good too. It isn’t about the quick fix.. and sorry to break it to you, you’re not going to get it that easily, and everyone is different, everybody bodies are different and react differently. I’ve been restlessly active since I was 10 maybe younger I’m not exactly sure. It’s the consistency. I’ve lost myself one way or another over the years due to how much I took on mentally and the physical injuries I’ve endured. But regardless of how much you fall you’re bound to bounce back. I’m still not where I want to be, but I’m glad I’m not where I used to. I work out on the regular, I’m always on the go with school and work. I’ve learned what works for me and my body. Listen to your body it will then meet your soul.

Girls, Girls, Girls

We don’t need a day to show or explain how powerful we are, how much of a women we are, how much more we are, How f*cking great we are.

But —
I would like to take this time to empower women around the world, women close to me, and girls becoming women.

It all starts with you. Not society. No man, no women below or higher than. You dictate your life. You’re for you and guess what? You’re doing amazing sweetie.

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All the shit life as tornado’d to me …even when I wasn’t for me, wasn’t okay.. hurt so bad and I still love so hard. I’m still here being better everyday, no destination just to be better than I was yesterday and further more. Everything, all women have faced or will for many, many years before and after, 2018 – WE’RE STILL HERE. It was never a mans world. Don’t doubt your ability, your power. Look back on your battles. See and observe your strength, your mind, your body. — Grow.

Personally, if you aren’t here to grow for yourself, grow with others, generate genuine power, love, and kindness then you’re wasting your time.

I thank all the women in my life who inspired me, raised me, and shaped me.

I praise a lot of the women I know, who share the same beliefs for us women. We create our own empire, I see you all.

I’m ready to and I will raise a future for all my girls becoming women.

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY.

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Happy Holidaze

Taste of Tee wants to wish a Happy Holidays to everyone and to those who don’t celebrate Christmas.

AND

Merry Christmas to all who do.

I, personally aren’t very keen into the hype of the holidays – but I do strive and appreciate the spirit of it, when I see love being given and receive to and from one another.

As we all have love, food, friends, and family to celebrate with they’re aren’t many that do.

I believe in giving back whenever we can but the holidays help spark up awareness. – Please take the time to give some love back.

Here are are some organizations you can donate to.

SPCA HB

Goodwill

Good Shepherd

City Kidz

Children’s Hospital Canada

Plan International

Holiday Helpers

If I am missing any please feel free to send me more organizations to put down

*Online Donations can be incorporated if you cannot physically go down to make a one.*

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Cosmic Skies

As I’ve said in my previous’ posts, something is aligning in the stars.

Between October 20th – 22th the sky set to peak has Orionids Meteor Shower began. On November and December 3rd, 2017, The Super Moon occurred.

Tonight and just before dawn tomorrow, The Geminid Meteor shower is set to peak just around 9 pm tonight, it is best to view just after midnight. The Geminid is a meteor shower that is approx. 200 years old. It’s been known as the annual December light show since 1892. They occur when the Earth passes through a stream of dust and debris in space left behind by a comet or asteroid. For more info and visualization on the Geminid Meteor Shower you can view the video on SPACE.com

It was -15ºc this morning when I was heading to work, So, I can’t imagine how cold it will be tonight until dawn tomorrow. So if you are planning to watch the meteor shower be sure to bundle up, dress warm, and grab yourself and sip on some tee! If you don’t even wanna bother going out to watch you can view it live here provided by of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center around 6 p.m. EST

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The meteors will radiate from the constellation Gemini, which is between the Taurus and Cancer constellation. Gemini is easy to spot and in order to find Gemini, look for the bright constellation Orion as Gemini is just over Orions right side.

You guys wouldn’t wanna miss this!

 

 

 

Howell, Elizabeth. “ Spectacular Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight! How to Watch Online”. Space.com. December 13th 2017. https://www.space.com/39077-geminid-meteor-shower-2017-webcasts.html.

 

As The Rush Comes

Of course I had to dedicate a post to the greatest fighter of all time, Georges St.Pierre.

As you all know he has made an extraordinary come back after almost 4 years of retirement. Georges decided to take time off when he announced his retirement in 2013 as the Welterweight champion. Came back to fight Michael Bisping on November 4th, 2017 and became the new Middleweight Champion. Along with one of my other favourite fighters, Conor Mcgregor, GSP is another MMA fighter in the UFC to have hold 2 championship belts in 2 different weight classes. Unfortunately GSP withdrew his Middleweight title due to his health. Growing up I always had an interest with “fighting” as Muay Thai fights were always put on the tv in my house lol. GSP is one main reason why I became a fanatic of UFC and all combat sports. He was already “MMA’s GOAT” before UFC 217 showcased that.

Who is GSP?

Georges “Rush” St.Pierre

34 years old

From Quebec, Canada

Former UFC Middleweight Champion and Former Welterweight Champion

Professional Record of  26-2 

Wins

  • 8 TKO
  • 6 Submission
  • 12 Decision

Losses

  • 1 TKO
  • 1 Submission

Georges is one of the most classiest, and respectful athletes I’ve come across. He shows aggressive passion, great sportsmanship, and respect for this sport, to and for his opponents and their team after every fight, whether it be a win or a loss. GSP finds a way to improve himself to be faster and stronger in whatever is coming next. GSP made his UFC debut at UFC 46: Supernatural in 2004, where he defeated a highly ranked fighter, Karo Parisian by unanimous decision. GSP is a fast striker, he’s efficient, and disciplined. His style incorporates Wrestling, Boxing, Kyokushin, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai. Rankings of having 3rd dan black belt in Kyokushin Karate, 1st degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. With a striking percentage of 54% and take down percentage of 74%.

I was going to tell you what fights were my favourite, but honestly, I can’t even chose, lol. Each fighter he faces, his performance just get’s better and better. BUT – If I had to choose, one of my favourite GSP fights are UFC 56: VS Sean Sherk, no doubt man, I believe that was his peak. From what I know of, it is available to watch on UFC.TV or the UFC app if you have a UFC fight pass. If you don’t want to achieve UFC fight pass you can start a free trial. You will really see his drive, and what he is capable of when watching his fights.

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I stand with you

This piece isn’t up for discussion. It’s my personal feelings and just straight f*cking facts. That’s all.

I’ve seen a lot of controversy over rape culture and I don’t believe “rape culture” should even be categorized as anything. Rape culture shouldn’t even exist, period. But tragically, it does.

There are so many attributes I can elaborate on in this piece, and lately here is rape culture being a bigger thing than ever, having it blow up than it has before now that celebrities are coming forward with rape culture in Hollywood.

This issue has been going on since the beginning of time and it is serious. All victims, and their situations are just as important as others. Regardless of whoever you are, whatever you are, whoever you do, whatever you do, and whoever you wear and whatever you wear. No one deserves to be a victim.

In my opinion, it should be educated. But, we shouldn’t have to teach others to know that act of rape culture and no consent isn’t right. What about this and this act makes it right?

When, No means a straight f*cking no. Being pushed away means get the f*ck off. Or when a elder comes on to a minor. What makes that right or give you the right to go ahead with this act?

In this case. Silence, which is highly taken advantage Is also a NO. It also a sign of fear.

Let’s not forget those who have taken action and came forward to a higher power, who we rely on for safety and support, and they don’t care enough to give it to us. I mean who else or what else has to be endure in this world to see that serious issues just like this need to change and action needs to be taken.

I have been a victim before. This is the first time I’ve publicly said that out loud, and I don’t give a f*ck because, I know others have been and I believe many people I know have had too. The violation of the comfort and security of my own body, my privacy. Feeling powerless, pushed, pressured and obligated to do something I don’t want to.  Of course that has shaped me in ways I couldn’t explain. I can’t even begin to explain the horrid impact this has on a person.

Not only that but let’s talk about sexism here, why does a women’s confidence with their bodies and themselves or anything in regards to women and their sexuality classify as “slutty” or “their fault” in rape culture or just in general?

Never less, why do women knowing this issue is not one to play around with victimize and accuse men as sexual predators? Putting innocent people in these serious situations. Another reason for others to be more afraid to come forward or for authorities to put this problem aside as if it is nothing.

I have a platform, and I have no problem taking that advantage. I am speaking on behalf of girls, boys, men, and women around the world who don’t have the power, voice or are too afraid to come forward. For Women in countries where rape culture happens everyday. Whose rights, of their lives, souls, body, and voices aren’t ever heard. We all have rights

You’ve all been heard. You aren’t alone and you’re loved. 

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Wake me up when September ends

Alright, summers over.

The seasons have changed and fall awakens. The first month of fall has come to an end and OCTOBER begins. I had MAJOR writers block and had started this post since the beginning of September – Hopefully that’s over

The pass 2 months has been very hectic as I’m sure it’s the same for all of you. Getting settled into the new upcoming year with new changes, challenges, and ventures. I went through a lot involving myself and my work, and I do not regret my decision one bit. In life everything is unpredictable, but it’s all about balance. Being able to take what life throws at you and go with it with nothing but positive energy that goes within ur comfort zone.

I work within the child care field but, my writings and my blog are also my work. I believe in going in the path that you want for yourself and makes you happy. Do what you’re passionate about, don’t go to school for something you’re unsure about or work a job that doesn’t satisfy you. Do what makes you happy, life has so much to offer and there is so much you can do with it .. I’m talking about all things in general – Fall awakens all that.

HAPPY OCTOBER . xx

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