2020 Hyundai Sonata HEV Limited: Food for Thought in a Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

I love it! The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) has a range of 560 miles and 47 combined mpg based on my driving style. It breaks down to 51 highway mpg and 45 city mpg.  I bet you can increase the range with extended economical habits. The Sonata HEV is so fuel-efficient and looks so good that it precipitates impromptu human behavior such as long drives hours away.

When the 8th-generation Sonata (Hyundai’s longest-standing and most successful model) arrived in a Shimmering Silver hue and spindle 17” alloy rims wrapped in Michelin tires, I knew that we would be putting out high mileage during Fit Fathers weekly test drive. To pay it forward, my wife and I decided to exercise for three hours to burn off 1000+ calories and then hit the road from Silver Spring, MD to Philadelphia, PA, to score some vegan cheesesteaks from the all-vegan Blackbird Pizzeria. I put work in on my new Specialized Sirrus 4.0 hybrid bike for two hours and boxed while Misa ran and jumped on the spin bike. [Read more…]

Kimatni Rawlins Speaks with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Fun and energetic interview with Chuck Carrol from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine as we spoke about vegan journeys and my athletic path to positive change. Dr. Neal Barnard also discussed COVID-19 and the food correlation. Tune in if you are seeking plant-based health changes. Namaste. www.FitFathers.com

PCRM: “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll is joined by Kimatni Rawlins who went from eating overzealously as a college football at Georgia Tech to motivating thousands as the founder of Fit Fathers. After breaking his own addiction to the Standard American Diet, Kimatni is now educating dads worldwide about the importance of nutrition and exercise so that they can lead the healthiest life possible and pass those healthy habits down to their children!

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Recap: 7th Annual “Fit Fathers Day” Celebration: Virtual Edition

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Father’s Day 2020 was such a blessing for the Fit Fathers crew and the dads and families we were able to reach with our spirited health message: “lead by example, so your child becomes the example.” Therefore, blessings to all the kings who pay homage to the honorable role of protecting and nourishing your children.

Fit Fathers Day was presented by Kia and received the support of Men’s Health Month, JBL, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), the African American Health Program, and Turtle Wax. Viewers throughout the United States and as far as Japan and Jamaica were able to join us for a Facebook Live Interactive Workout. We featured dynamic boxing with Coach T, full-body family fitness from Shannon Will, yoga by Dante Settles, and cycling with Kayla Gorrell. The trainers’ team led an energetic and life-enhancing exercise set for everyone’s participation. The new 2020 Kia Telluride SUV was also on display, Turtle Wax sent us shine products for our vehicles, and JBL provided Flip 5 Bluetooth speakers for the crew. DJ P-Cutta also livened us up with his South Jersey flare. [Read more…]

June 21-Day Self-Awareness and Enhancement Fast

The plan is simple Kings and Queens. Let’s strengthen our temples, sharpen our minds, and deepen our spirits with a simple 21-Day Self-Awareness and Enhancement Fast beginning Monday June 1st and ending Monday June 22nd. There will be no check-ins or reminders. Self-motivation is the key.

Simple, we will eat normally except drinking only water and decaf herbal teas (no milk, soda, juice, coffee, alcohol, smoothies etc.), no snacks (chips, crackers, popcorn, cakes, pies, etc) and every Friday we will fast for 24 hours drinking water and decaf herbal tea. It should be self-explanatory that no fried or fast foods are permitted. Only clean, wholesome meals. It doesn’t have to be vegan, but if you want, go for it. Just make sure to eat 5 to 7 servings of fruits and veggies daily.

Some of us didn’t have the choice of life extension. We do, so let’s pay homage to our inner beings.

One Love!

Quarantine Lifestyle: Turn Your Garage into a Garage Gym

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins

Well, it’s quite apparent in this global era of wellness that we will all be spending more time at home to focus on safety. And with gyms and fitness clubs closed indefinitely, the next best remedies are to exercise outdoors and to convert home spaces into health solutions. So, why not exploit your garage to serve as a wellness center opposed to letting that valuable real estate go to waste storing items that have been idling for years.

I knew from the onset that my garage would not be housing automobiles; the driveway is suitable enough for this task. Quite naturally, I had a head start by constructing mines when I first moved in 14 years ago as an antidote to attain freedom from physical limitations. But don’t despair, here are a few suggestions to get the life-enhancing project underway. [Read more…]

MEAT Vegan Cyborg Kimatni Rawlins

1/3 Man 1/3 Plant 1/3 Machine

 

Welcome to the plant-based exploits of “nutrition and fitness technician” Kimatni D. Rawlins aka Vegan Cyborg. The former Georgia Tech running back gave up animal foods in 2010 for continuous education on the benefits of an overall healthy lifestyle and awareness of chronic disease causation. The goal is to eat clean, energize life, and stay active. Plus, he doesn’t mind beating non-vegans in arm wrestling! Currently, Kimatni is 13-0.

Seek me out if you are looking to:

  • jumpstart your new lifestyle
  • incorporate foods from the plant kingdom
  • lose weight, tone, and gain strength
  • increase running speed and cycle distance
  • reduce and eliminate alcohol consumption
  • reprogram your mind and its effect on negative habits

Personal Activities: 5Ks, Marathons, Mountain Biking, Yoga, Hiking, Strength Training, Swimming, Urbanathlons, Sprinting, Basketball, Football, Boxing, etc.

DOB:    11.09.1973

Weight: 205 lbs.

Height:  6’

Diet:    Clean Vegan

Plant-Based Nutrition Certification by the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition.

Feel free to join the Vegan Cyborg YouTube Channel at:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfEdG1yss4sM_A63dSA3kKQ/playlists. 

Chickpea & Tofu Coconut Thai Curry: Vegan Cyborg Recipe

Tonight, we head to the Far East for a tasty curry meal from Thailand. Well, almost. To start, steam two cups of cauliflower, a handful of chopped carrots and a few sliced Japanese sweet potatoes. After they became soft, toss in a wok with fresh onions, half a cup of chickpeas, and a few splashes of water. Next, add “organic extra firm” tofu chunks and mix together. Pour in the Coconut Thai Curry and let simmer down like Bob Marley for 15 minutes. Serve over brown rice or your favorite Asian noodle and enjoy!

No meat, No problem! Eat More Beans

No meat, No problem! Whether running, hiking, arm wrestling, boxing, lifting etc, fuel the body with plant proteins such as beans and quinoa and complex carbs like collards, sweet potatoes, and brown rice, and it will excel with greatness.

Family Hiking for Fun and Fitness

Are you looking for safe and adventurous activities while school is out due to the Coronavirus? Well, go hiking with the kids to keep the body physically engaged and the lungs full of fresh oxygen during these challenging times. Thankfully, young vegan athlete Aya and her best friend Abby love exercising as they have put in 2 hours daily playing volleyball, basketball, soccer, and strength training in Fit Fathers private facility. Hiking is icing on the cake for the sports fanatic pair. Stay blessed and continue to eat clean to strengthen the immune system while burning daily calories.

7th Annual Nomadic Journey: Trekking the Incan Citadel of Machu Picchu

Experienced by Kimatni D Rawlins

For my 7th Annual Nomadic Journey to enlighten the mind, body, and soul, I adventurously explored the remote citadel of Machu Picchu by way of trekking the awe-inspiring Inca Trail. Consisting of continuous miles of stone paths and thousands of original rock-strewn Incan steps carved from the Andes Mountains centuries ago, the short expedition was spiritually uplifting and full of awakening sustenance.

The Journey

 

You will fly into Jorge Chavez International Airport outside of Lima from your home destination and then take a short flight into Cusco to prepare for the adventure to Machu Picchu. In my case, United Airlines routed me on a direct Business Class flight from Newark. It is advised to enjoy Cusco for at least two days to acclimate to the altitude before hiking. But please make sure to visit Green Point while in Cusco for some of the most delicious and purest vegan food the city has to offer.

Whether you decide to engage in an extended 4-day hike to Peru’s 7th Wonder, or ride lavishly aboard the 1920s-styled carriages of the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train through the Sacred Valley, the enchanting experience will replenish your temple with restorative Andean wisdom and vitality. More affordable options include either IncaRail or PeruRail from San Pedro station in Cusco. I chose the 1-day Inca Trail trek with Sam Travel Peru, which required me to train it to stop 104 (common hiker’s drop-off point) for a deeper understanding of the archeological site. This option was about $400 from the experienced Peruvian tour group. My guide Miguel educated me on the history of the Incas and vicariously showcased the ways of the ancient world.  I also met some new friends from London, Marta and Nuno, who were just as adventurous.

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