How To Make Your Walking Routine More Enjoyable When Losing Weight

We are designed to move & in some form or another we do this every day anyway inside the house or not.

 

We should be walking at least 10K steps per day (Read More) for those of you that don’t know.

  

If you’re walking routine is dead/you’re just bored with it then add some of these adjustments to your walk.

 

Find Locations That Are Beautiful & Peaceful

What I find that really helps me is not going to the same place over and over again out of force!

 

We all know how that feels like when we are told that we must stay in a certain place and cannot leave now huh.

 

So I’ll have at least 4 locations that I can get to close to me and 4 locations that are far away from me.

 

So that’s 8 right?, so I can switch whenever just in case it becomes same old & to be honest with you the locations are so beautiful that I could happily just pick one of these and keep going there, but I always have other locations at hand just in case.

 

Google Maps is a great way to find new spots & see exactly where the hell you’re going without getting lost… Google Maps saved my life countless times from being lost & eaten by wolves!

 

I think it’s so important to find a location that is peaceful & you feel comfy, there is no price you can put on a walk where it feels like the place is your own land…

 

But hey if you have your own land that is big enough to walk around go for it! Lastly it will make you want to actually go on your walks & skip days and potentially turn into a rut.

 

Bring Supplies With You

The amount of times I have Di1’s telling me that the reason they don’t walk as much is because they do not have anything to do when they are walking.

 

It is really strange to me because at school for example we would have things called backpacks & they had books in them and pencil case etc…

 

So why not use the same method but instead bring Water & healthy food to keep our strength up, Weights to carry for part of your walk, skipping rope, your dog if you have one, your phone to listen to an audiobook or music!

 

It’s just simple things like this that can make your walk so much better or not just the same thing over and over again, I think if we have a love sense of value on what this walk means then I can see why this question is asked.

 

Put more value on the walk in what that means to you and your life in the moment & you won’t feel like mehhh it’s just a walk.. But you need to ask yourself why you’re even doing this in the first place if it’s got that point.

 

It has to be deep for you to keep doing it, or it’s just not going to become a habit which sucks for the two of us because… You’ll be right back at square one again & just have to read this all over again…

 

I mean my numbers will be higher, but I want you to get it the first time!

 

Oh, as the healthy food I’m not talking about any stupid energy bars or sports drinks, you can put that in the bin right now. I’m talking Nuts, fruits, veg etc…

 

So if you do feel tired along the way the foods can boost you in a way that last vs a big sugar rush and then your levels just drop along with you on the floor LMAO.

 

Obstacles Are The Way

These parks these days all have some form of work out equipment in place.

 

You know things for pull-ups, push-ups, a mini type rope etc, which is all a form of exercise.

 

So why not when you see them use them?

 

Even the lightest of reps will be worthwhile and just shock your body because it will not be expecting you to be doing such work.

 

This is strength training and this will help you get stronger but also lose weight, you see in this case the obstacles are the way!

 

Bring A Loved One With You

Having someone who is into the same things you are is a great thing to have, you just feel better.

 

You know going out for walks in no different, workout together stay healthy together… That’s your body and your mental health.

 

The joy it brings to just have one person come along with you that you’re aligned with makes all the difference, a long walk can feel really short when you’re with someone you really like or love.

 

If You’re ALONE Speak With Yourself

 Stop thinking so much about what others are thinking of you & start thinking about what’s best for you!

 

You know It makes zero sense if they are strangers, you’re walking alone anyway so speak with you.

 

It can be in your head or out aloud, whatever floats your boat…

 

Just speak with you uplift yourself, pick yourself first, love yourself, praise yourself, see yourself as you really are & not the run down version your old self used to be from the past.

 

For me, I cannot spend any time thinking about bad things or worries when I am going for walks, I go on walks for peace of mind not to go to war with my mind, over thinking this and that…

 

Let go & let it be, be present in the moment… What can you hear, what can you smell, what can you see?

 

This is a great time too when alone to manifest and to see what it is that you want, if you’ve not been able to find a place that looks nice you can use your mind to make it so, it’s all about choice you have imagination so use it.

 

Take The Stairs Forget The Elevator

Going up stairs is great for your health I’m sure you already know this, doing this daily is a must for any walking routine for faster results.

 

I get asked well how many times per day, to me it’s like as many times as you can!

 

Why? Because we are walking up and down anyway for those of us that have stairs in our homes, so it makes no sense for me to tell you oh go walk 5X up and down and that’s it…

 

When I know well that you’ll be up there for toilet breaks, phone charger, hats, lipstick, or something you thought was downstairs but is really up.

 

Stair climbing has been shown to decrease the risk of death and is so easy to add to your walking routine even before you’ve left the house…

 

If all you see is a stairs mehh that’s all it will be, if you see it as a place for you to drop weight faster and smarter before you go for your walk the game will change for you, I’m telling you attitude is everything.


THAT’S IT!

 

I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys. Please do let me know though…

 

 What Did You Make Of All This?

  

 How Often Are You Going For Walks ?

 

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   Until We Meet Again, Ciao

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Karim David

The Healthy One

 

126 Comments

  1. Paddy Maguire May 5, 2021 at 9:22 am

    I like my options right about now, I just need to work on my why’s like you said.

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    1. Karim May 5, 2021 at 12:20 pm

      Cool, take the time out and just focus on that.. I know you know about the why game so all the best Paddy!

      Reply
  2. Ruad Egan May 5, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Quality!

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    1. Karim May 5, 2021 at 12:20 pm

      Thank you Ruad.. It means so much!

      Reply
  3. Louis Miley May 5, 2021 at 10:00 am

    I need to you use them maps more often like oyu.

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    1. Karim May 5, 2021 at 12:21 pm

      Yeah you should Louis, I’m on it like every day lmao!

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  4. Samuel O'Hennessy May 5, 2021 at 10:14 am

    Thank you karim for the share, I’ve been really lazy on my walks tbh this was the kick up the backside I needed!

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    1. Karim May 5, 2021 at 11:22 am

      Ahaha well I’m glad then.

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  5. Aleksander Griffin May 5, 2021 at 10:19 am

    Love this bro!

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    1. Karim May 5, 2021 at 11:23 am

      Thank you for the love.

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  6. Cat Doherty May 5, 2021 at 10:21 am

    I’m walking 2X a day for my walks for 3 hours.. this is where most of my work gets done.

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    1. Karim May 5, 2021 at 11:23 am

      Yeah the clear peace and space really hitts aha.. I’m happy.

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  7. Benjamin Mullen May 5, 2021 at 10:23 am

    Peaceful location for me.

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    1. Karim May 5, 2021 at 11:24 am

      Cool.

      Reply
  8. Shay Guinness May 5, 2021 at 10:26 am

    Very well said I want to get 10k steps in from now on, I never knew about that before.

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    1. Karim May 5, 2021 at 11:25 am

      Well I’m glad that you know now.

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  9. Ray Prendergast May 5, 2021 at 10:29 am

    Cool 😁

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    1. Karim May 5, 2021 at 11:26 am

      Aha thank you!

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  10. Reuben Davin May 5, 2021 at 10:30 am

    3X a week.

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  11. Iarla Quaid May 5, 2021 at 10:31 am

    This was really good thank you very much.

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    1. Karim May 5, 2021 at 12:26 pm

      You’re welcome

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  12. Sean Dowey May 5, 2021 at 10:34 am

    I thought this was really good and more than what I thought it would be.

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  13. Thomas Gleeson May 5, 2021 at 10:36 am

    Soudara sent me here.

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  14. Stephen Haughey May 5, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Super value, thank you!

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  15. Antoni Hanraghty May 5, 2021 at 10:39 am

    I need those 10K steps Karimmmm thanks for the heads up.

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  16. Cara Henry May 5, 2021 at 10:51 am

    This was one of my fav this year.

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  17. Hannah Murry May 5, 2021 at 10:55 am

    Thanks for the advice once again.

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  18. Caelan MacHenry May 5, 2021 at 11:09 am

    Wow this is much more than just for those of us like me that need to lose weight, if you walk you need to read this wow!

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  19. Robin Guinness May 5, 2021 at 11:39 am

    Everyday I walk.

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    1. Karim May 5, 2021 at 12:27 pm

      🙂

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  20. Logan MacElwee May 5, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Thank you for the share Karim!

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    1. Karim May 5, 2021 at 11:28 am

      You’re welcome

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  21. Aaron Mainey May 5, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    bring supplies

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    1. Karim May 5, 2021 at 7:48 pm

      Yeah this was an important one, Thanks for letting us know 🙂

      Reply
  22. Séamus MacGrath May 5, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    This is ace Karim.

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    1. Karim May 5, 2021 at 7:48 pm

      Thank you Seamus!

      Reply
  23. Aiden MacKeon May 5, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    I’ve stopped walking but I will start now 😤

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    1. Karim May 5, 2021 at 7:49 pm

      Good, glad to hear it.

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  24. Johnny MacCann May 5, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    Not often but i will increase my walks

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    1. Karim May 5, 2021 at 7:49 pm

      Ayt bet, I hope you do.

      Reply
  25. Tia MacBrady May 5, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    All of it to be fair.

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    1. Karim May 5, 2021 at 7:49 pm

      Cool.

      Reply
  26. Philip Duddy May 5, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    I’m so happy with this I’ve taken away so much.

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    1. Karim May 5, 2021 at 7:50 pm

      I’m really happy that you have taken a way so much!

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  27. Robbie O'Kenny May 5, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    Daily walks for me.

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    1. Karim May 5, 2021 at 7:50 pm

      Ayyyy I love that Robbie, keep it up!

      Reply
  28. Lukas O'Rourke May 5, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    Chris sent me here!!!

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    1. Karim May 5, 2021 at 7:51 pm

      Hey lukas.

      Reply
  29. Zack Dunphy May 5, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    Once a week becasue I’ve been working a lot of late, but I will do so more now.

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    1. Karim May 5, 2021 at 7:51 pm

      Oh ok Zack thank you for letting us know.

      Reply
  30. Benjamin Muckley May 5, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    Speaking to myself better.

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    1. Karim May 5, 2021 at 7:52 pm

      Yeah this will help you a lot over time, thanks for letting us know 🙂

      Reply
  31. Robin Leonard May 6, 2021 at 12:55 am

    I’m not really walking that much.

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    1. Karim May 6, 2021 at 3:30 pm

      Please start Robin it will be well worth it.

      Reply
  32. Annabelle O'Rooney May 6, 2021 at 8:41 am

    Thank you so much for these tips Karim.

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    1. Karim May 6, 2021 at 3:30 pm

      You’re welcome Annabelle

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  33. Leah Caroll May 6, 2021 at 9:09 am

    I’m making the most of year and pushing for this 10k.

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    1. Karim May 6, 2021 at 3:31 pm

      That’s the spirit you can do it Leah!

      Reply
  34. Zofia Kennedy May 6, 2021 at 10:14 am

    This is really making me want to leave work and go for a walk right now 😩

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    1. Karim May 6, 2021 at 3:31 pm

      Aha do it when you’re next off instead.. Bless!

      Reply
  35. Kate MacNaughton May 6, 2021 at 11:47 am

    I’m very happy with this good job.

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    1. Karim May 6, 2021 at 3:32 pm

      Thanks, Glad you like it Kate.

      Reply
  36. Evie Gilroy May 6, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    Alex sent me here.

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    1. Karim May 6, 2021 at 3:32 pm

      Hey Evieee!

      Reply
  37. Sally Sheehan May 6, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    Going on walks with my loved ones , I almost always go on my own and feel alone.

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    1. Karim May 6, 2021 at 3:33 pm

      Yeah it can be better with another person that you love.. Well I hope you get to go on a walk with them soon Sally, thanks for letting us know.

      Reply
  38. Liliana O'Shea May 6, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    I love this so much

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    1. Karim May 6, 2021 at 3:33 pm

      Thank you for the love 🙂

      Reply
  39. Cassie Phelan May 6, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    I really want to find great spots to walk in now, I’m tired of the same old places like you said in this.

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    1. Karim May 6, 2021 at 4:33 pm

      Yeah it get’s long yk.. All the best on finding them Cassie.

      Reply
  40. Zara Ahern May 6, 2021 at 3:44 pm

    My sneaks need to be dusted off for my walks now.

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    1. Karim May 6, 2021 at 4:34 pm

      I’m happy to hear that Zara but don’t Loool don’t forget the cowbwebs too 😉

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  41. Abby Kilmartin May 7, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Good info bro.

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    1. Karim May 7, 2021 at 1:37 pm

      Thank you

      Reply
  42. Nessa Kane May 7, 2021 at 12:48 am

    The advice I needed most thank you!

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    1. Karim May 7, 2021 at 1:38 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂

      Reply
  43. Aurora Kenny May 7, 2021 at 1:50 am

    7 days a week I do.

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    1. Karim May 7, 2021 at 1:39 pm

      Ok cool

      Reply
  44. Tara Cahill May 7, 2021 at 7:30 am

    I’m grateful thank you.

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    1. Karim May 7, 2021 at 1:39 pm

      You’re welcome Tara

      Reply
  45. Tina Lonergan May 7, 2021 at 8:53 am

    Kim sent me here

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  46. Lisa Higgins May 7, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Thank you for this one, I’ve been putting of walking for months now.

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    1. Karim May 7, 2021 at 1:40 pm

      Np at all!

      Reply
  47. Sofia Garvin May 7, 2021 at 11:02 am

    I really liked this Karim! Taking my notes boyyy.

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    1. Karim May 7, 2021 at 1:40 pm

      Lmao thank youu

      Reply
  48. Ailbhe Keily May 7, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    I thought this was really, really, really good!

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    1. Karim May 7, 2021 at 12:41 pm

      Thank you so much!

      Reply
  49. Taylor Tierney May 8, 2021 at 12:57 am

    Thank you for the support.

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  50. Daevon Barnwell May 8, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    I’m not really walking much but I will try and walk more.

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    1. Karim May 9, 2021 at 6:54 pm

      Ok, thanks for being honest.

      Reply
  51. Cleavon Palmer May 8, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Sou sent me here and I’m so happy that she did.

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    1. Karim May 9, 2021 at 6:55 pm

      Aha me too Cleavon heyyyy

      Reply
  52. Barri Veitch May 8, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Working hard to get my walking right daily.

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    1. Karim May 9, 2021 at 6:55 pm

      Good keep going & don’t give up.

      Reply
  53. Carnell Vanburgh May 9, 2021 at 11:50 am

    My walks were getting very dull so this one was for me.

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    1. Karim May 9, 2021 at 6:56 pm

      Aha I’m glad I did it.

      Reply
  54. Dylan Heineman May 9, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Thank you so much for the advice buddy.

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    1. Karim May 10, 2021 at 6:57 pm

      No probs Dylan.

      Reply
  55. Laron Conningham May 10, 2021 at 7:55 am

    Most days.

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    1. Karim May 10, 2021 at 6:58 pm

      That’s really good.

      Reply
  56. Amos Orell May 10, 2021 at 8:30 am

    3 days in the week.

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    1. Karim May 10, 2021 at 6:58 pm

      Nice Amos.

      Reply
  57. Luther Sutton May 10, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Great one

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    1. Karim May 10, 2021 at 6:59 pm

      Thanks.

      Reply
  58. Trenton Strawbridge May 10, 2021 at 11:39 am

    Every other day I go on it.

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    1. Karim May 10, 2021 at 6:59 pm

      Oh ok thanks for letting us know Trenton.

      Reply
  59. Liam Vernon May 10, 2021 at 11:50 am

    Love this Karim pure value.

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    1. Karim May 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm

      Thanks for the love Liam.

      Reply
  60. Elton Bethune May 10, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    I’m not but I will.

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    1. Karim May 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm

      Ayt bet.

      Reply
  61. Al Middlesex May 10, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Bring Supplies With You!

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    1. Karim May 10, 2021 at 7:01 pm

      Yeah it’s a must.

      Reply
  62. Rodney Barrett May 10, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    All of the advice I need to work on the same.

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    1. Karim May 10, 2021 at 7:01 pm

      Cool.

      Reply
  63. Jerom Hyde May 10, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Really enjoyed this read.

    Reply
    1. Karim May 10, 2021 at 7:01 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed it Jerom.

      Reply
  64. Mancel Peete May 10, 2021 at 3:07 pm

    Thanks for the share again.

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    1. Karim May 10, 2021 at 7:01 pm

      You’re welcome Mancel

      Reply
  65. Jarell Jeston May 10, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    I’m working on finding more loactions to walk with my family.

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    1. Karim May 10, 2021 at 7:02 pm

      I’m really happy to hear that Jarell, It will be so worth it when found 🙂

      Reply
  66. Kian Garbrand May 10, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Obstacles are the way is the one I need the most.

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    1. Karim May 10, 2021 at 7:02 pm

      Well I’m glad I could help with that Kian.

      Reply
  67. Malik Napier May 10, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    Fantastic advice.

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    1. Karim May 10, 2021 at 7:02 pm

      Thank you.

      Reply
  68. Daevon Neil May 10, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    Love this one I can’t lie.

    Reply
    1. Karim May 10, 2021 at 7:03 pm

      Thank you for the love Daevon.

      Reply

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