Why the hell am I still DATING BLACK WOMEN?

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Why the hell am I still DATING BLACK WOMEN?

By: Ebrahim Aseem Follow@fuel4thebody

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A tall, Blonde, hazel eyed Aryan Beauty walked into my Black-owned, professionally-hood barber shop today, greeted by a cascade of compliments, as each patron’s brown eyes followed her from the very moment she got out of her car.

She had successfully made it pass the dozen Brown Skinned Beauties standing outside of the barbershop, staring daggers at her.

There are always at least a dozen Black Women standing outside my barbershop, dressed in club attire, hair freshly done, make-up on point, high heel game vicious, wearing their best body suit or mini skirt.

These Women have careers, own businesses and are in grad school, pre law, & pre med; yet they commute at least once a week to stand in front of a barbershop, like it is a night…

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Life of a Christian vegan monk.

There are few people who embody the Word of God and Christ the way I do. Seriously I believe that if someone deserves it I will give them the shirt of my back and I show my allies that I’m good people. When I told an associate I was vegan she laughed in my face. Being 1% of the population is very challenging because who can relate to me. No eggs, meat, milk or bread are present in my diet. I keep my food selection very simple to create purity in essence. Adding honey, peanut butter or flax oil is the most I do to dress up oatmeal. In my eyes, more is less. In today’s society everything is an addiction. Sex, money, food and power are the most sought after desires of the 21st century, which may be the last century. Nobody cares about another human being I’ve heard about so many child offenders and relatives betraying their family’s trust it’s ridiculous. But I am angered because many of these men of color are affecting the reputation of others who have done nothing wrong. To be judged on sight is not ethical, how could you tell me from the average person if you judge me before I open my mouth.

There are many ways to lose weight.

Many people in modern times are struggling with weight. This is not because of gluttony or laziness but in this high tech world we often don’t have time for exercise or to make a nutritious meal. Other factors for weight problems can be stress, sleep apnea, diet and hereditary factors that make gaining weight all too easy. to right these wrongs you need to take a holistic approach, from the inside out. You must first make a serious verbal and written commitment to lose enough weight for it to positively impact your health. Second, exercise is needed to burn fat. Lifting weights can help lifting low reps with heavy weights or high reps with light weights can be a great cardio. Third, we often overlook the importance of stretching and aerobic exercises such as jumping rope and jumping jacks. These exercises are good for the heart and you can do a 100 of them in a few minutes. Portion control is very important because the stomach naturally holds only 24 ounces of food at a time. Giving the body 3 to 6 hours to burn off the last snack or meal is a good practice. I don’t advise carb counting it can be time consuming and inefficient. I do advise worrying about how much grease, salt and sugar is in any given meal. Certain foods to be avoided are soda, junk food, pork, salt, sugar and dairy. Fruit is a wholesome snack but don’t overdo it, 2 cups of fruit a day is the recommended serving. Know your limits and make a reasonable diet and exercise plan that you can keep on hand. Writing a food log of everything you eat and drink over the course of a month is a very good idea. Why should you listen to me? As a vegan and health enthusiast I have dropped 73 pounds in just 7 months with exercise and superior nutrition. In March 2014 i weighed 229 pounds and was 52 pounds overweight with a BMI over 30. Now I’m 5’8.5 and weigh in at a lean 156 pounds and between 11 and 13% body fat.

I used to hate PE!

At school, PE was the only class I despised with a passion. Not because I was lazy or extremely out of shape but because I didn’t exercise enough to be adequately prepared. I went to several different schools and 2 times I’ve had coaches that would run the fxck out of you just because, either way you would get a C or B in the class. I just think that today’s youth in most scenarios probable have it a little easier unless they are athletic. We were forced to play basketball and run a dozen laps around this big a** park. At one school we had to hold this position for 45 minutes it was like some jacked up abdominal exercise. Those were the good ole days (not really), some of those coaches were more like Marine sergeants than Elementary PE teachers. Narcissistic, tight short wearing sociopaths who had hearts of stone. To this day I can’t relate to them the best way to fitness is nutrition AND exercise none is effective without the other. I could be a better PE coach than them in my sleep, after all the hereditary barriers I have overcame my talk is backed with results.

Resiliency is mandatory!

  1. It’s funny how in life so many people tell me I’m a baby at 21 but they don’t know my life. The resiliency it took to see 21 with all my capabilities and sanity in check took lots of mental strength and determination. I’ve battled with low esteem, body image and sexism all simultaneously. Nobody respects the short, plump black kid whose a regular bookworm. People talked lots of noise about me and I was believing it. But there was a determining moment in all of our lives when we decided enough is enough. I will meet and exceed my goals while ignoring other’s advice unless it makes complete sense. I have worked in all types of sleet, snow, rain, fog and hail. Conditions were so bad I considered quitting when I couldn’t feel my hands with two pair of gloves and two pair of socks on. And as far as the heat it was 108° outside and there was no breeze. Coming home late working 8-12 hour shifts for sub-par wages was really rough. Then on the other hand people want to tell me what I coulda shoulda woulda done to prevent the situation. But they fail to take into consideration my circumstances and the resistance I get from my own people. Even after walking miles at night in freezing single digits I can still hold my head up high and know that I will have better days.

Male Body Image pressure to be Captain America

This guy Captain America is 6’2 240 all muscle but the actor Chris Evans is 6’0 200 and it took him a lot of hard work to get that muscular. As a child I was a natural scrawny child at 7 years old 4’0 and 50 pounds and I was almost 8. My parents gave me Flintstones vitamins and it gave me an incredible appetite and I started gaining 12 pounds a year and at 11 I was 4’9 at 104. The nurse said I had the potential to be overweight even though I was a normal weight. Fast forward to when I am 13 and 124 pounds this after doing a lot of exercise and eating just 2-3 times a day. I just never had that cut, ripped physique that is seen as ultra masculine. Being a black American male makes it even worse because I see my brother and cousins with ultra lean bodies and I’m the oldest the comparisons drove me crazy. To make matters worse I had gynecomastia since I was about 9 or 10 years old. People talked shxt about me all through childhood and many times my weight was healthy but I looked stocky. After the shame of adolescence I started feeling myself at 14 and 15 because I got to 5’7 and stayed at 150-160 pounds. I was pretty strong and could do 9 1/2 pullups in one motion. Once I got 16, I started job hunting and relaxed my exercise routine and went up to 180 rather quickly and my growth stalled at 5’7.5-5’8. The years went by and at 17 and 18 my weight went up to 190 and 200 respectively. Still I was unaware of weight gain until my uncle reminded me of it. At 19 I stayed at 205 and later went up to 220 and stayed there. Finally at 20 years old I weighed myself and I was 229! The scale said even for a large framed individual I was 52 pounds overweight, meaning obese. I quickly decided to live a healthier lifestyle and lost 33 pounds in 3-4 months. My weight stayed at 196 so i became a vegetarian and stopped eating highly processed foods and sodium rich foods and my weight went down 30 more pounds in 3 months. Today I’m 5’8.5 and weigh around 165 pounds my chest is pretty flat and I resemble a normal guy, could I be more ripped? Of course but for now regular exercise and diet will do. be happy with yourself but if you’re serious then make the change.