Category Archives: health

Start 2014 off with a 30 day smoothie challenge!

(My Kale smoothie with mixed berries and chia seeds) It’s that time of year! Time to make resolutions to be better, eat healthier, etc. Mine is always to be better: eat healthier, be stronger, etc. At the beginning of this year, … Continue reading

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Sometimes you just need to rest

Rest. A period of doing nothing. Saying nothing. Not having to meet anyone else’s expectations. Yesterday was that for me. Around 3pm, while I was looking up some literature for my final research project a wave of tiredness hit me. … Continue reading

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Gettin’ “Vegan” Wit it

If you are old enough you remember the classic “Gettin’ jiggy with it” by Will Smith. Not the coolest song out there but you do have to admit it does have a catchy beat.  I had this song in my … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Vegucated!

I have been doing my body a supreme disservice the past few months. Since I have been back in school, I have seen my diet go from healthy to blah and overly filled with processed foods. In addition, I have … Continue reading

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A hiking we will go….(aka Cosmo tackles a mountain)

Two years ago, I was what you would call a skinny fat girl. I was a couch potato, ate poorly, and rarely exercised. I was extremely prissy (and I still am to an extent…lol)–I didn’t like to sweat, never wanted … Continue reading

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Cosmo’s “big chopping” adventure

I always get the desire for change as it gets closer to my birthday. This year change was enacted on my hair. I had been wearing my hair perm free for about a year and a half after I had … Continue reading

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The Chronicles of a thirty something student (Part 1)

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July! I know I did hanging out with some of my classmates at harbor east. Being the old lady trapped in a 31 year old’s body kind of woman  that I am, it was totally … Continue reading

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Sunday morning farmer’s market frolic

6:45 am. Most of the Mt. Vernon neighborhood was quiet. As I stepped outside my apartment, I noticed a faint breeze in the air and the brightness of the sun against the charming row houses. As I began my walk … Continue reading

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Couch potato.Walk.Run: the evolution of healthy me

Since today is national running day, I thought I might be fun to  reflect on why I started to Run….again. The first time I ever ran seriously was in middle school– I vividly remember being on the track and long … Continue reading

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Eat Italian, but healthy: zucchini noodles with shrimp and goat cheese

It all started with a dream. After perusing various healthy and raw food websites, I started to dream about this kitchen gadget: What is it you may ask? Well my friend it is a vegetable spiralizer.  It has the ability … Continue reading

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