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Laila Ali Was In Town!

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Thanks to my university (University of St. Thomas), I had the privilege of meeting and greeting one of the most inspiring and influential women in the world, Laila Ali. She is not only known as Muhammed Ali’s daughter and the one to carry on his boxing legacy, but she has proven to be much more. She carved a niche for herself in women’s boxing championship and with sheer hardwork and dedication proved to be a world champion. She is now a mother of two beautiful kids and happily married.

Her talk involved topics of healthy eating and staying fit in order to increase the longevity of one’s life. She was at UST to inspire college kids to start being more aware of their health at an early stage itself. My biggest takeaways from the talk were:
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Seriously! What Can We Eat?

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This question has been bugging me for quite sometime now. I am one week into my extremely clean diet without workout challenge. And I must say, I’ve been successful in losing those tough pounds that I had been trying to for quite sometime. But, eating clean is not easy. The not easy part is the constantly coming up with ideas and searching for good healthy items. My weekly grocery shopping time just doubled, and so did my grocery bill! But it is something I am willing to let go for my health. But at the end of a few days, its more or less annoying.

The other issue is that the more health articles I read and youtube videos I watch, the bigger my list of “what you cannot eat” gets. Everything I used to love eating, has now been moved to the “cannot eat” list, leaving barely a few items on the “you can eat” list. So now I have to find ways of being creative with those few items along with the craziness of work and school! Go time management! However I have found a way to make my eating habits fun, and here’s what I do:
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