Black womanhood & the requirement to be strong

Strength was measured by how much discomfort I could endure emotionally and mentally. The more I could endure, the stronger I was viewed…until I was seen as indestructible. I did not begin to refute the “strong black woman” label until I was in my late twenties. To me being viewed as indestructible felt like a mark of success.

This is not a drill, I’m back!

It's been well over a year since I last posted on Faith, Fitness & Everything Else. In fact, this post has been sitting in my drafts since the 21st of August 2021. To the people that stayed subscribed y'all are the real ones. So why did I stop blogging? That honour is fully piled on depression.

Audit, Analyse, Attack!

Today is not a significant day. I am not celebrating any special occasion, it is not my birthday (sadly) but as I sit in front of my laptop, I am inspired by a quote I read recently on Twitter: If you aren’t seeing the progress in your life that you want, then take the initiative… Continue reading Audit, Analyse, Attack!

Mental Health Matters

Instead of writing this post, I should be working on the final changes on my slides for my presentation later this week. The changes are not that many, yet I find myself here undeniably stuck, uninspired. Sad without a reason to be sad. There isn’t anything out of the ordinary bothering me, my health is… Continue reading Mental Health Matters

In review: Superlatte Golden Cup Latte Blend

I know they say money makes the world go round but without coffee, I doubt the world would keep spinning. I used it to survive long days of lectures after even longer nights of partying studying when I was at uni.  I lived for that caffeine buzz and it quickly spiralled into an addiction. One… Continue reading In review: Superlatte Golden Cup Latte Blend

Athletes’ Corner part II: Adrian Conway

If I had to ask you about the most important part of a CrossFit box, what would your answer be? Facilities? Location? And then maybe after a little bit more thought, you'd say the coaches. In my opinion, CrossFit coaches are what make this sport unique and unmatched by any other. My first foray into… Continue reading Athletes’ Corner part II: Adrian Conway

Keep that core tight! 

A couple of days ago I was crying to God because I'm currently nursing a back injury which means that for the past two weeks, I've been unable to lift heavy. It is absolute torture!!! Going to the box, watching people throw their bars while I'm there stretching my lumbar spine 😴 and then the… Continue reading Keep that core tight! 

The Truth About Oreo’s

Every girl and boy, their mama, grandmothers and even their grandpapi's, know that I looooooooove Oreo's. My nickname is Oreo. I am a walking Oreo, just as sweet and D-LICIOUS, confession: I have always wanted to spell delicious like that! Oreo's are the easiest thing anyone can use to buy my friendship/my love/my allegiance and undying… Continue reading The Truth About Oreo’s

Skinny vegan

Very early on, at the start of my vegan journey, I remember someone asking me how come I wasn't a skinny vegan...almost three years down the line, I still haven't figured out how all this kale and broccoli can be so disrespectful to me, and hasn't yet caused my butt to whittle down at least… Continue reading Skinny vegan

You’re Gonna Be Ok

Initially when I was thinking about my next post, I considered writing about how much I hated Tuesday's wod...maybe not the wod, but one movement in particular...toes to bar. 6 Rounds For Time (why!!!) 7 x Burpee Box jump over 14 x T2B<---evil!!! 21 x SDHP (50/35kg) 15 min time cap WOD 2 (just to ruin your… Continue reading You’re Gonna Be Ok