Elite Newcastle: 6-week body transformation

Hello, what follows is my diary of the 6-week journey of losing 20lbs and getting fitter. :) Pre-challenge Basically Elite: Transform is a 6-week challenge/ boot camp to improve your fitness, weight loss, eating, creating habits etc. It’s about making positive changes, becoming active, building and becoming a part of a community, changing and challenging yourself both physically and mentally. For more info check out Elite website. They offer different programs for different fitness levels or goals so if the 6-week challenge isn’t for you there are other options you can consider and join Elite fam! They have got location in North East…

Pornography: shame, reality, and society. Let’s evaluate.

hypocrite (n.) 1. a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs. 2. a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, especially one whose private life, opinions or statements belie his other public statements. Before I dive into this juicy topic, I need to clear few things up. If for any reason you don’t agree with the opinions stated in this blog post, you are welcome to start a lovely discussion on either any of my social media platforms…

I want to remember…

Be prepared to be hit with a block of cheese in your face wth this post. The beach. I want to remember how sand feels between my fingers, I want to engrave in my memory the pattern of waves. I want to be able to smell the salt in the air in 50 years time, I want to be able to recall the calming swish of the ocean late at night when I have nothing but troubles clouding my mind. I want to remember the blue of the ocean in the dark months of winter and I wish to feel…

What is your biggest fear?

Today my work college from Iran is hosting dinner for twenty people in celebration of the year’s longest night, which is only one second longer than last night was or tomorrow night will be, this is their tradition of showing appreciation for every second. When I was little, I used to fear heights and spiders. Over the year, I’ve developed a new fear, much stronger and much more intimidating than an eight-legged insect (is spider even an incest?). Time is now my biggest fear. I’ve never understood the comfort in saying ‘time will heal you‘ or ‘give it time‘. The…

I always pray or give thanks to the animal before I eat it, so doesn’t this make it okay? – or why I went vegan, part2.

This is the second part of my ‘explaining veganism’ entry, if you haven’t yet read part one of this then please go and do that now. As explained before, I will touch up to some of the FAQ that I have gotten whenever I mention my lifestyle choices. If you have any more questions then send them my way on my social media channels. Veganism is not healthy. Most of the time, this is not even a question, but more of a statement. Yes, it is possible to become malnourished on a vegan diet, just like it is a possibility if you…

Do vegans care about animals more than people? – or why I went vegan, part1.

This is part one of two part blog entries about veganism. This should explain and reflect on all the why’s, but’s, how’s and so on and so forth. Part one (this post) will basically highlight how I came about going vegan, how I am adjusting and how I find it. Part two will be sort of like FAQ’s and anything else that I hadn’t covered in part one. I think I have already answered the ‘why’ question with the educate yourself on veganism blog entry. For those, who didn’t bother reading that post – I went vegan for humanitarian, ethical and…