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Is working out with your man a good idea or nah?

August 22, 2014

Five weeks ago my husband, Andre, and I started doing P90X together. I had done it alone several years ago and it took me about that long to sell him on the idea of joining me. I love P90X but always thought the workouts were too long, especially the Yoga X, 90 minutes in length, […]

MY NEXT NEW THING

July 18, 2014

I have an intense hungering for anything fitness, health or beauty related. Don’t judge me; I just like knowing what’s going on in that field. I am officially a self- diagnosed “information junkie.” Processing and gathering information is like a high for me. In fitness, I’m always up to trying something new. A few years […]

My not so good experience in a chiropractor’s office

June 13, 2014

I had never thought much about visiting a chiropractor. It’s something that had never crossed my mind until several weeks ago. I was enjoying an outdoor festival and was approached about a chiropractic screening with the promise of a free hydro massage so reluctantly I gave my information. A few days later I received a […]

Eliminating sugar may be the key to the fountain of youth.

May 30, 2014

I remember all those age defying beauties that I studied carefully on the pages of Essence and Ebony magazine in years past. When asked how they managed to look so young they all said limited or no sugar intake. Some even said that they never touch white flour. With a nation on a sugar high […]

FED UP

May 9, 2014

While checking emails today I ran across one that I thought was just spam. Upon closer inspection I had run upon a rare gem. It was an email advertising a movie called FED UP. The movie is about revealing food industry lies.  Looks like we’ve been hoodwinked, bamboozled, and all at the sake of our […]

Why Women should lift weights

April 25, 2014

Why Women should lift weights Hey guys, as I seek motivation to “Turn Up’ the weights I came across this article that has added to my inspiration. I’m a reader by nature and need to find a reason to do everything, although I’m self motivated, cardio has always been my “go to”, because it’s so […]

Mission Accomplished

April 18, 2014

March, 30, 2014 marked the end of my 28 day journey on the Fast Metabolism Diet. I lost a total of 7 pounds and while that might not seem significant to most it made a tremendous difference in the way I feel and the way my clothes fit. The more you weigh the more you […]

What I think about Weight Watchers….

March 28, 2014

I’m nearing the home stretch of the Fast Metabolism Diet as I’m in the fourth and final week, but I’m not sure where I go from here.  The jury is still out on this this diet because it’s said to take 28 days to repair the metabolism but I won’t know how effective it is […]

Fast Metabolism Diet-Week Three

March 21, 2014

As I near the end of week three on the Fast Metabolism Diet by Hayle Pomroy, I can’t help but note a significant difference in the way my body feels. Not only am I 6 lbs. lighter but I feel energetic and confident. I don’t feel tempted or controlled by food any longer and Phase […]

So tell me what you really think about home video workouts: ChaLEAN EXtreme? Part III

March 14, 2014

I bet by now you guys think I’m crazy and maybe a bit confused because I’ve tried so many different Beachbody workouts and counting. Let me start by saying that I am always looking for something new and different as I am easily bored. I would chalk that up to my self-diagnosis of Attention Deficit […]