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Staying on the Grind

Author: Tafari, Friday, December 7th, 2007 at 5:33 AM
The post title is inspired by Erykah Badu's song “The Grind” from her "World Wide Underground" album (2003).
Every day is a struggle how to hustle some doe
If you was raised in the hood well then you already know
It be days it be good but mostly money be slow
Have you ever been hungry before
"gotta get these dollars man"

Steady on the grind
Steady on the grind
Cause I got to make it happen
For one last to make ya know me
Steady on the grind
Steady on the grind
Cause i got to make it happen
Ain't nobody gone do it for me...

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I joined the gym to get rid of my man tits. Well, weeks later, I am starting to notice results. Although the results are not major, they are still results.

When I started weeks ago I could not even do 10 minutes on the elliptical machine; now I am able to do 1 hour without a problem, I like getting all sweaty doing it! Depending on how fast I go, I can do anywhere from 3.5 to 5 miles and usually burn up to 500+ calories. Needless to say, I’m happy that I made this progress. Coupled with my ass moving on the elliptical, I have stepped up my weight lifting and added an additional set per machine to my regimen.

All this exercise has helped my energy levels, as I have noticed that I am not felling like I used to previously. I also noticed that my metabolism is faster which helps burn calories and I am using the bathroom like crazy (TMI).

In addition to my exercise, I am working very hard to watch what I eat and my meal portions. All of the fruits and veggies have my doing some major farting but luckily, by the time I get to the gym, the farting has calmed done and not nearly as bad where as when I started there.

With all this said, I am happy to say that I have lost 6 solid pounds so far and I think some inches too. A few shirts and pairs of pants are definitely fitting a bit better. Suit Suzy even felt on my booty the other day and she was like oh, fells tighter. That made me smile. Mindspill

In other on the grind news:

  • I am the featured member on the Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce website. Not sure how long it will be up, so check it out now!!!
  • The Detroit Fashion Pages did a feature article on Quench Essentials, sales are up and, we are saving many people from ashy skin!!! (notice the nice photos of out products.)
  • I just got a new web design client who happens to be a local Detroit fashion designer. Her designs have been showcased in magazines nationwide such as Essence and Vibe. Also her designs have been worn by top celebrities: Outkast, Pink, Angela Bassett, and Monique. Stay tuned!!!

  • 12 Responses to “Staying on the Grind”

    1. Erica C. Says:

      Congrats and continued blessings!!

    2. Cluizel Says:

      Damn…congarts on…well…everything.

      Jeez. I need to be like you when I grow up


    3. Darius T. Williams Says:

      Congrats on the gym thing…and glad u got that farting under control. Craisins are a great snack – high in fiber, low in fat – high in fart factor.

    4. Tamra Says:

      Keep it up–keep it up! Don’t know if you’re into it, but Ants on a Log is a good snack too (celery sticks w/peanut butter and a few raisins)–takes the edge off the sugar craving…

      Way to go on the new client–hopefully that will be me at some point soon–i.e., the new client (as I’d mentioned before), and having my stuff on AB, M, etc.

      Again, high five, and nice work!

    5. Renea Says:

      You go. And I don’t care how ‘firm’ you get DO NOT post pictures of your man-tits. That is all.

    6. Lola Gets Says:

      See, when it comes ot excercise, “a little dab’ll do ya!” I need to get back into that as well. It would improve my mood. Hmpf. Ill let you know what happens, lol.

    7. Naturally Sophia Says:

      Yes congrats on everything indeed!

    8. Jose Says:

      i’m happy for you, man. do your thing.

    9. Bygbaby Says:

      Thx so much for the props yall!!!

    10. The Second Sixty-Eight Says:

      Sweet! Glad to see ya doing things big!

    11. Bygbaby Says:

      Thx Brotha! BTW, where you been???

    12. Bygbaby Says:

      Renea – The man tits will stay tucked away! For now :)


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