Just Checking In

Sorry for not posting in like, 2 months! I have been seriously busy with college, trying to pass my classes hahaha…. anyways, I don’t wanna leave this blog empty for so long, so some days I’ll just post poems or random stories that I write, or just anything in general, just to make up for the time lost and so that I feel that my blog isn’t that lonely.

Anyways, for today, I’ll just leave a little bit of what has happened in my recent time while I was gone from this blog.

So, I’m in college, woo! I’m in college and I’m already quite stressed and nervous. I flunked a class, and I’m trying to save it. Today I had my exam for that class, and I’m very nervous awaiting the results. Hopefully, I’ll pass. 🙂

It’s also been a year since the earthquake that struck my city. My city was the epicenter of the earthquake in which many people lost their homes and lives. One of my neighbors and her child included. So, may they both rest in peace.

My momma’s uncle, very old of age, got sick last week. He wasn’t able to recover and died yesterday, October 1st. I’ll miss seeing that old man outside his home, but he’s in a better place now where he will no longer suffer. In the end, we’re all heading there, right? May he rest in peace as well.

Let’s see, what else is there to say for now? Not much after this. So, thanks for reading and I’ll tune in as soon as I can. 🙂 I’m thinking of posting on Sundays, so I can have at least 1 weekly post. I hope I can do so, as time right now is tight due to a thousand homework assignments and projects and exams.

Thanks, cya!

-Karuchan. 

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The Law of Attraction

Do you want to attract a special someone into your life? Do you want to have a new phone? Maybe change something of yourself? Just ask, the universe will do it.

Oh look it’s me I’m posting again after like a month 00ps! I’ve been in college this past month! That’s right, I’m in college already. But that’s not the point of the post, the point is the Law of Attraction (also known as the LOA) to gain whatever you want from the universe.

Now, what is the law of attraction?

The law of attraction is the ability to manifest your thoughts in the physical world. To put it in a simple form, you basically just, wish for something and it comes to you.

You can think about something and focus on it and sooner or later, you will attract what you are thinking and focusing on.  You can ask for money, love, a work opportunity, a different eye color, longer hair, a specific person, or whatever you want and it’ll be given to you.

How does it work?

There are many methods to make this work, such as scripting, listing and affirmations being the most common. Like mentioned before, all you gotta do is ask for something, desire something that you truly want in your life and remain positive, open minded and to believe after everything. You must focus on what you want, think about it and visualize yourself already having what you wanted and how that makes you feel.

Does it work?

Yes. It does! It is really something amazing and powerful that unfortunately many people do not know about. We as humans have this power in our hands, but many of us don’t discover it never. This works with everybody. We are all capable of using this law no matter what.

Of course, I must mention, that for some people it works faster than for others. This depends on how much belief and positivity you have, as well as for how long you have been practicing the LOA. If you are new to this, it can either go both ways: You attract what you want quickly or slowly.

Remember:

The less positive you remain and the less belief you have, the slower you will obtain results.

A while ago on this blog, we talked about subliminal message videos to obtain what you want, most of these videos are linked to physical changes. Such as, changing the shape of your nose or your eye color to your desired eye color. Read up on this here.

In this case, subliminal videos for your own good are linked to the Law of Attraction, since subliminals are a way to attract something into your life.

We must remember that us as humans, we are what we want to be. We are what we think we are. If you think of yourself in a negative way, you will be negative. If you think you are ugly, that the world around you is horrible, that you’ll always be miserable and never be successful or have what you want, that’s exactly what you will receive. The world around you, the reality around you, is shaped by YOU. If you think of yourself as beautiful, lucky, smart, etc., it will eventually become your reality. Why? Because it’s what you wanted.

I strongly believe in this, I have done it many times and I have proven it to work. I will post about the methods that I use, how I discovered this, and a success story later!

Thank you for reading and please excuse me for being absent these past weeks. Like I said, I was at college doing a course that all freshmen must do for a month. I will be going to classes officially in a few weeks. Until then, let’s hope I can post more! 🙂

Also, excuse me if this was a very, vague post. I’m a bit tired at the moment. Anyways, I gotta go to the bathroom! Thanks for checking in and reading! Until next time, goodbye.

-Kchan .w.

Daddy Issues

I was 16 when I got kicked out,  my daddy threw me out. I don’t know why, I guess he was tired of my shit. My mother was a hardworking woman, who I still love and visit frequently to this day. I love her, and I love my siblings, too. Sadly, I got kicked out at 16.

Daddy never liked me, I don’t know why though.

Out of the 5 kids, he never hugged me. He never kissed me. In the contrary, he would leave me alone, he would leave me out while he played with my brothers and sisters. He would yell at me, hit me, not buy me any dolls like he did with my sisters, neither any toy cars like he did with my brothers. It was sad, I was sad. I was always sad.

I grew up into my teen years, and he would try to control me. Like if he suddenly cared or something. He wouldn’t let me go out, so I would sneak out. One day, I met a dude. A handsome guy, a guy I became close friends with. He was a bit older than me, but in the end, we ended up liking each other.

A pack of cigarettes in between both of us as we lay in his car, in the cold night, gazing at the sky above us.

I loved him. He gave me love, he gave me attention. I was happy. Until one day, one day, my daddy saw me with him and dragged me into our house by my hair. He yelled “Who the fuck is that?”. My momma ran out and so did my siblings because I was screaming and crying as he yelled at me. My momma stepped in to help, and my daddy told her what he had seen. My momma then picked me off the floor carefully, like she always did, and asked me “Baby, who’s that guy you’re seeing?”

I then remembered him. Us. the scent of cherries and lukewarm feelings in the back of his car and then coffee and pancakes in the mornings. Proud hugs and romantic hugs. Late at night. Early in the morning. What is he? Is he my friend? My boyfriend? What do I answer?

“He’s my daddy.”

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lolololol idfk anymore I’m all sleepy

Creating your Own Workout Plan- Get Fit 4 Summer pt. 2

Whattup! I’m tired and I wanna watch some vice documentaries so, let’s get straight to the point!

**Note: I’m not a professional fitness instructor or nutritionist! I’m talking through my OWN experience and knowledge. If there is any information taken off any websites, they will be credited at the end of the post! 🙂 

Alright, so, do you wanna start to work out but don’t know when or on what to start? No probs, I got your back. It is important to keep a workout schedule so that you know what to exercise each day, it helps keep your body in order and yourself in order, too.

1.- What results are you looking for? 

Determine firstly, what results do you want? Do you want to build muscle? Lose weight? Tone your body? Before starting a workout plan, you need to know what you want to do or need to do first! This way, you can focus on your goal and gradually move onto new goals.

2.- What exercises work for what I want?

Depending on what you want is how you will know what kind of exercises to do. For example, if you want to lose weight, cardio is a great option. So is Circuit training. If you want to build muscle, try either strength or bodyweight training. If you want to build muscles and lose weight, involve cardio and strength/bodyweight training into your workout plan.

Basically, investigate the types of exercises available for what your goal is!

A bit of info here: Types of Exercise- Get fit 4 Summer Pt.1

3.- Check out videos or consult a fitness trainer 

Now, if you have access to a fitness trainer, they can set up your workout plan for you. If not, then check out videos on the internet. YouTube is your best friend for getting fit, it has lots of fitness videos for free and with many varieties. Follow along vids, vids that already explain to you how to do everything, for how long, how many times, etc.

Investigate, you’ll find the right things for you! Watch many videos, and the one that grabs your attention, fits your needs and makes you feel motivated is the right one.

4.- Check your times 

How many times a day can you work out? For how long? Remember that there are exercises designed to be done in just 10 or 5 minutes. Every little step counts, remember that! Find as much time as you can, and fit your exercise plan into that time. Exercise at least 3 times a week, alright? This is where bodyweight exercises come into handy, as these can be done anywhere- at your house, office, wherever you are.

5.- Design your workout schedule 

According to the time you have, decide what days to work out this and that. For example, on Mondays and Fridays do arm workouts, Tuesdays and Thursdays cardio and Wednesday can be your rest day.

IMPORTANT: INCLUDE REST DAYS. Rest days are important so your body can recover from soreness! Include at least 2 rest days.

It is important to exercise the same amount of time each day, if you have 30 minutes free time every day, use those 30 minutes every day, or at least try to.

Here’s an example of an exercise schedule:

  • Sunday: Rest day
  • Monday: Abs and butt- 30 min.
  • Tuesday: Arms and legs- 30 min.
  • Wednesday: Cardio and Yoga- 30 min.
  • Thursday: Abs and butt- 30 min.
  • Friday: Arms and legs- 30 min.
  • Saturday: Rest day

6.- Start your schedule! 

Keep track of your days worked out, rested and missed on a calendar! Keep track of your results, too. A notebook/journal or planner is great for this. 🙂

 

And that would be it on how to do this, I hope this information served you at least a little bit! Remember that everybody is different, we each have our own case, so remember to work with yourself and design your own plan according to what you want/need. If not, consult a professional, or even do it online! There are websites that build a planner for you that accords to your own body (height, weight, gender, etc.) and some even give you the exercise list of what to do and for how long. In the end, it all depends on you. So work hard for what you want!

Once more, hope this was useful to ya. 🙂

 

Types of Exercise- Get fit 4 Summer Pt.1

Hello! Welcome to day 1 of this blog series! Today, we’ll start off with types of exercises that are out there, and today we’ll focus on 4 of them.

Exercise is the physical activity that maintains your body fit, strong, energized and healthy. Exercise isn’t only good for your physical well being, but for your mental and emotional being as well. Doing exercise boosts self esteem, and encourages the mind to try new things, to challenge one’s self. There are many types of exercises out there, here are a few of them. 🙂

**Note: I’m not a professional fitness trainer soooo yeah. I’m talking with my own experience, knowledge and information taken from websites. All sources will be listed at the end!

1.- Bodyweight 

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Bodyweight workouts is the type of workout that uses the weight and strength of one’s self to do a routine of exercises. What does this mean? This mean, doing exercises that requires no equipment. Of course, you can add dumbbells, resistance bands or even weights to these types of exercises to build up results faster and strengthen your body more. When you’re a beginner in exercise, bodyweight workouts are the best to get your body started. Of course, you don’t need to be a beginner to do them either. BUT if you are a beginner, then don’t add weights or resistance bands just yet! Let your body become used to bodyweight exercises first, and then after a few months add some dumbbells or something to intensify the work outs.

 

These types of exercises consists of various moves that target an area in the body (such as the abs) and uses the weight and force that your body already has. With time, your body starts to build up more force/strength and balance and this is when the workouts start to feel easier. 😉

Examples of these exercises are:

  • Squats
  • Glute bridges
  • Bicycle crunches
  • Butterfly kicks
  • Arm circles
  • Calf raises

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I love bodyweight workouts. They are great for toning your body and gaining muscles. You can also do these exercises anywhere, at home in your living room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, grocery store, wherever!

2.- Cardio

Cardio is the type of exercise where you move around a lot and burn off calories/fat. Cardio is pretty essential in order to lose weight. Remember that you cannot spot-reduce, which is when you try to reduce fat from only one specific part of your body. If you want to lose fat, you gotta do it all over your body. Cardio will do this for ya 😉

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Examples are:

  • Dancing
  • Running/jogging
  • HIIT cardio (High Intensity Interval Training, which is a more fierce type of cardio that will be discussed later on in another post 😉 )
  • Jump roping
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • Sports
  • Basically anything that requires you to move around a lot

I only do cardio once a week, and that’s enough for me since I don’t aim to lose weight, in the contrary, I aim to gain a bit of weight and muscle, but cardio is important to keep cholesterol levels down and reduce fat that can be stored in the abdomen, legs, arms, etc.,  or around the organs (which is very dangerous!).

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3.- Strength Training 

Strength training is the opposite of body weight training, as strength training uses exercise equipment. This type of workout is usually done in gyms where there is access to weights or other equipment’s that work for strength training.

Or you can just go to Walmart and use the exercise equipment that’s on display, don’t recommend it though.

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This type of training builds muscle and a lot of strength for sure! You start off with small weights and gradually increase it, and your job is to lift it.

Examples are:

  • Weight lifting
  • Body Building
  • Power lifting
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    Pole dancing

  • Tennis

Bodyweight training is actually a form of strength training, too, since bodyweight uses your weight as the thing to support.

4.- Yoga 

Yoga, one of my favorites forms of working out. Yoga is the practice that involves the body, mind and spirit of a person. Yoga is great for increasing balance, flexibility, strength, energy and self power. Yoga is relaxing, with moves that help release tension, with moves that give you health benefits such as helping with constipation or helping you sleep better. Yoga is a wonderful way to work your body. It is gentle on the body, focuses on breathing and really, really builds up your strength.

Yes, yoga can help you reduce body fat, too. Yoga is as intense as any other form of physical exercise. In this post we’re talking about yoga seen as a form of exercise, but yoga is also a form of meditation that can help with emotions and mental health. It reduces stress, anxiety, I’ve even heard of cases where depression was completely gone after starting yoga and how this discipline can also help with schizophrenia.

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Something yoga has taught me that I use for every single type of exercise that I do is that breathing seriously distracts you from the pain that you are feeling, turning it into a very relaxing feeling and…it just starts to feel good.

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Yoga is perfect for everybody, but please don’t try to force your body into some of the poses. Go ahead, try them, but with time you’ll gain flexibility. balance and strength to be able to get into certain positions that require all of those elements. Of course, the mind and spirit also come in to help. If you convince yourself that you can do it, your body will eventually accept it and do what you want it to do.

 

So that’s it for this first post! Hope this information helps you and motivates you to start looking into exercises or trying new things out! 🙂

Thanks for reading,

-Kchan ❤

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Get fit 4 Summer- Blog Series

Hi! I’m Karuchan and I haven’t posted for like a month due to lack of time but I already got out of high school and am finally free (until college)! Now, summer is around the corner, and who doesn’t want a fit, summer body, aye? I know I do. 😉 It isn’t a bad thing, either. Getting fit isn’t just good for your self esteem, aesthetic or social life, but also for your body and mind.

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Now remember: change your body because YOU want to, not because other people want you to. Change yourself for YOU not for those negative people around you. Change yourself for YOUR health and well-being, okay? Remember we’re all beautiful inside and outside, but sometimes beauty means recognizing one’s flaws and wanting to change them in a healthy, fun, beneficial way.

Now, for this summer, I have decided to do a little blog series where I’ll be posting tips, exercise videos, DIY’s, foods, etc. to help you get fit and ready for summer! Hopefully, once you’re fit for summer, you can go on with your exercise journey and stay fit all year long. 🙂

This series will consists of idfk how many parts. Honestly, it’ll consist of as many parts as necessary. But for now, I know that the following posts will be made:

  • DIY’s
  • Types of exercises (cardio, yoga, body weight…)
  • How to know what exercises work for you
  • How to decide what exercises to do
  • How to make your own exercise routine
  • Easy exercises (beginners, intermediate, advanced)
  • Dance exercises
  • Eating tips
  • Keeping track of progress
  • Subliminal tracks for body change/ law of attraction
  • And more

If you’d like a certain request, go ahead and mention it! I’ll be glad to do it. 🙂

Now, for this series I will be posting 3 times a week. This will give me enough time to investigate and put together my blog posts. ^^

So, this is it for now. I hope you can stick around and enjoy this fun little series with me. 🙂

Thanks for checking in, see you soon!

-Karuchan. ❤

 

How do Homeless Women Deal with Periods?

I’ve always asked myself this question. What do they do? Do they ask around for pads or tampons? Do they use something else? Do people help them?

So, I decided to go on the great and all mighty YouTube and search it up. Gladly, I found a video and my question found an answer.

The problem now is that, it made me feel both sad and angry at the situation. It’s hard for these women living on the streets.

The video I found was done by the channel Bustle. It interviews multiple women in New York City, USA. It is sad to see these women are worried every month because their cycle is coming or it has arrived. It’s amazing how something that women need is so hard to get for these women. Women need these feminine hygiene products every month to keep clean and to in a way “control” the bleeding. No folks, menstruation isn’t something that we can stop, it isn’t something we can decide whether or not it should happen. It’s a thing that we just do because it’s our nature and it demands to be done every month. But through these products, we can keep it under control until it’s gone.

It’s sad to know that, there are places where you can get condoms for free but not pads nor tampons.

Now, you tell me:

What’s really a necessity? A condom, or a tampon?

I understand that condoms are great to avoid STD’s and pregnancies especially in homeless people, but…I don’t know.

Seems kinda unfair in a way?

Like, a condom isn’t really something you MUST have, it isn’t a necessary object like toilet paper or toothpaste. Meanwhile, a pad or a tampon, is something that a woman needs to take care of period blood from getting everywhere or avoiding smells or infections.

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These women have been really creative using things such as t-shirts, socks and toilet paper/napkins as sanitary pads. It isn’t always the greatest option though. Like mentioned in the video, these women are exposing themselves to infections. It isn’t as clean, it isn’t as sanitary to use these items instead of actual pads or tampons, but what else can they do? What other options can they get?

I know that there are such things as Dollar Stores where they can find the things that they need and I know that in some places there is help for these women such as homeless shelters that can provide them with what they need, and some public restrooms even carry them. But I guess that every situation is different. I guess that not all of them can afford to buy from a dollar store, who knows how much they make. Some may not have access to homeless shelters, either.

But wherever these women are, may they find help. Ladies, if you see a homeless woman on the streets and she needs a pad or tampon, don’t hesitate. Give them one. I’m sure most women carry one around and if not, help them out with buying a box for them. Imagine if you were in their situation, you would want help, no?

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Appreciate what you have because there are women out there who cannot have it and have it hard during those days of the month. Always appreciate and remember to always have a helping hand. We girls gotta help each other out.

But remember: we all have to help out one another no matter genders in the end. We just have to see each other as human beings, and nothing else. If you see a homeless person either man or woman, give them a helping hand. They will appreciate it. And don’t judge them just because they’re on the streets. Don’t instantly assume they’re alcoholics or druggies, they all have a different story.

Just like we each have our life story, so do they.

Just a slightly more different. 😛

What do you think?