As many may know. I love dieting.

Dieting doesn’t always mean you want to lose weight, or you’re starving yourself.

For me it means choosing the right energies to place in and OUT of your body.

I have struggled with the insecurities of acne, being too small, thinking too big.

But as I go each day I find something new about myself that I can live with and that I’m comfortable sharing with you all.

Here is a few fucked up and out of the ordinary dieting regimes I’ve made apart of my life, sometimes everyday sometimes when I feel like it.

Just as long as it’s done.

RUN. I run a couple blocks and I’m usually winded. DONE. But luckily my conscience tells me to keep pushing, my friends tell me I can do it, and my tummy begs me to go on so it doesn’t get bigger. My legs hate me. I take pride in how fit my body LOOKS but if I want to maintain that I have to run. and it’s a great stress reliever. I make a playlist on my phone or think of something that pisses  me off and I usually don’t stop running.

YOGA. I don’t do this everyday, hell sometimes I don’t do it at all, but when I do I try to keep a clear mind and heart. To be one with yourself and physically content you have to be at peace.  There’s physical and mental yoga you can do to strengthen your appearance and your vibes.


STRETCHING. When I was little when my “granny” would wake me up before school and she would tell me to stretch. As soon as my feet hit the cold floor I was stretching. It’s a great way to get your blood flowing, become more flexible, and have more energy. After awhile it becomes secondary to brushing your teeth (you all brush your teeth don’t you?!)

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE. I love fruit. I love vegetables. What better way to have a healthy intake than to consume those two things. They’re sometimes extremely expensive but if you can spend 15 bucks at micky d’s or 30 at apple bees, I’m sure you can afford broccoli and apples. Simple.

DON’T INDULGE. This is a personal decision I’ve come to terms with. NO HEAVY FOOD BEFORE 12P.M. Although I don’t wake up til 1 on some days if I am up before the sun I try not to indulge in a crazy amount of heavy solid food. I honestly have no sense of time, but for this particular diet I try to keep it tight (eventually I’ll just know when I can pig out). Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day..but I’m teaching myself to not indulge in biscuits, grits (damn!), and turkey bacon. I can take my time with small portions or a bottle of water and yogurt to start my day. Same for dinner and lunch..DONT INDULGE.

this next one will fuck you up but…

EAT WHATEVER I CHOOSE. Eat whatever..not whenever. I’m sure not to contradict my dieting habits. People think because they don’t eat pork or they never had candy they’re the most amazing folks on earth. uh. no. Sometimes it’s all about HOW MUCH you eat. I personally stay away from pork and beef (and if I do slip up and even take a bite I wash it down and out with water and veggies..or else I’ll get sick).  It doesn’t make you better because you don’t eat those things, you’re just conscious of its effects. But if you ate turkey burgers and rice all day,you never know what you’ll look like at 40. So I learned to enjoy food PERIOD and eat what I enjoy the most in portions, like a gift to my tummy every now and again. 

DANCE.  I LOVE to dance. Alone, in front of a big mirror, with my friends, my King, family. I may not go twirling around everywhere or dropping it like it’s hot at every party. But I like to dance. It’s a fun way to stay in shape and I look pretty damn good doing it. BAM BAM!

CRY. I’m the biggest cry baby. I cry about almost everything. Sometimes you see it sometimes you don’t, but I realized this helps me release a lot of negative energy. Even positive because not every tear is a result from hurting. 

Those are just a few things I think about when I think about how i want to look and feel when I’m 50.

I want to be able to run, stretch, dance, eat whatever I want, have crazy wild sex, and be okay when all is said and done.

I don’t do these things everyday and that’s cool.

In order to have outer beauty you have to be beautiful on the inside.

Eat and move fearlessly.

Breathe.

Your intake becomes your outtake.

@tylr_