How To Avoid Messing Up Your Hair While Working Out…

Caption: Last night after my hairstylist RJ hooked me up!  One of the biggest concerns that we have when working out is how to maintain our hair. I’m natural and have been for over 20 years, but I wear extensions. Curly extensions usually hold up with minimal maintenance. Straight extensions can be a disaster when…

Summer Body In Progress…

I started using the video recommended by our 31 Days of She’s Gotta Show Coach Akisha here. It is a 15 minute Shaun T Insanity Workout. In the past, I have not been successful when I try to workout any other time of the day than first thing in the morning. I have also used…

A Conversation With My Temple…

Last night I signed up for a 31 Day Fitness Challenge with Akisha Lockhart of All I Need Is One Mic. I signed up for a number of reasons but mainly because I haven’t been putting my health & fitness at that top of my priority list. In fact, when it’s time to start cutting,…

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…

Pin Up Your Goals

“When you become mom, you become the frame instead of the picture,” Lorna says a friend revealed to her. Becoming a mom is a shock to the system and its evident by the extra pounds, the extra sensitivity and the hickies the universe leaves on our skin (stretch marks). On most days Lorna can be…

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.”  In 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 😉…

Michelle O. Dancing To Beyonce’s “Let’s Move”

Our first lady is the General of a fight against flab with her “Let’s Move” Campaign. You guys know how much I stalk love/honor/respect our first lady and it’s nice to see her let loose. It’s really cute how she puts her hands in the air like her hubby. Not to mention that “serious” dance…

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…