Off My Playlist…

So I’ve started working out again. I’m trying to lose about 20 pounds and I’m giving myself until the end of the school year to do it. I’m doing it the good ol’ fashion way – with my treadmill, diet & weights. Here are five great songs that I worked out to tonight. Warning: most…

She’s 45?

Stacey Dash is 45! Remember her from Clueless? All I have to say is where is the magic pill or potion? This woman has some amazing genes!

Serena Williams Work-Out Secrets

Serena Williams is an professional athlete so her muscles are ripped, but she’s also naturally curvaceous. Williams also, like me, hates working out. She said “I actually hate working out. I hate working out more than anything, but I have to… when I’m running. I think about how much I want to win.” ┬áIn an…

Manifesting The Manifesto

I always enjoy when I accomplish something from my personal manifesto! Not only did I go out to get my skates today but I went to the rink! I will now be going skating once a week. The DJ played great music, I got to “break in” my skates and I broke a sweat ­čśë…

Weight Loss Update

Approximately 2 months ago, I purchased a pencil skirt from one of my favorite sites. Once I got it, I couldn’t fit the skirt above my thighs!!!! It was so cute and I was incredibly sad & disappointed. Rather than return the skirt, I kept it around for motivation! This morning, I put the skirt…

Beyonce’s Workout

Standing at 5’7″ and weighing an average of 139 lbs. The pop diva works hard to maintain her shape. She claims to be predisposed to chunky genes and fights flab in the following ways: Every morning she does 30 minutes of cardio + 45 minutes of free weights runs 6 days per week doing 4…

An Inspiring Weight Loss Story

It’s amazing how much weight loss can really change your physical appearance. I’m inspired by this sista and her 100 pound weight loss in 1 year. She’s managed to keep it off for 4 years now! BEFORE: AFTER It’s always nice to see real world examples of weight loss. She has a wonderful collection of…

Work Out Mix

Tonight, I did 30 minutes on the ‘mill (treadmill). I started with 15 minutes of step and ended with 15 minutes of power walking. I then used 5 lb. weights to do my arm exercises. My favorite music for cardio is called “juke” or “ghetto house music.” DJ Clent always remixes some of the new…

Weight Watchers Check In…

So here is what I’ve learned so far on my weight loss journey. #1. Diet really matters. All the experts and everything that I consulted said that diet is at least 50% (but more 75 or 80%) of the weight loss battle. I started eating more fruits and veggies (which are worth 0 points on…

Why Weight Watchers?

After watching Jennifer Hudson’s amazing transformation… I became a believer! I signed up for Weight Watchers Online yesterday and my starting weight is 177.5 pounds – Dress Size 10! I’d like to lose about 40 pounds and get down to a size 6… Not to mention increase my stamina and flexibility. So here are the…

My Home Gym

Yesterday I joined Weight Watchers for the first time ever. I joined Weight Watchers Online. I’ve been building my little “home gym” for a while and it’s coming along nicely. Here is what I have so far:   So far: Treadmill, free weights (3 pounds & 5 pounds), 3 pound weighted hula hoop, speed jump…

Happy New Decade!!!

Each year I set new goals. Partly because of tradition and partly because of a deep desire to make positive change. This year is no different. As you are thinking about the end of an era in your life think about those things which will die… that you are letting go of and think about…