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How The Black Panther Party Changed Hunger and Poverty Policy in America

February 11th, 2016|2 Comments

The Black Panther Party changed the way we feed our children. Learn how.

True or False: Fat Is Converted to Energy When Burned

February 4th, 2016|0 Comments

More than 50 per cent of the 150 doctors, dieticians and personal trainers who were surveyed thought the fat was converted to energy or heat.

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Motivation, and The Power of Physical and Emotional Inertia

February 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Some people will struggle with their first steps towards fitness. Some will struggle with motivation for a long time. But they can be successful, too.

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Q&A Wednesday: The Stretch Mark Question… Again

January 27th, 2016|12 Comments

One of the most contentious comment spaces on my blog is the one where I talk about how I feel about my stretch marks, and what I plan to do about them. My response was [...]

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A Peek Inside @JCPenney’s Xersion Activewear Line

January 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on A Peek Inside @JCPenney’s Xersion Activewear Line

When JCPenney reached out to me to let me know they were re-upping on their Xersion line, I was definitely curious. So much of "activewear" or, pardon me, "athleisure" right now is these big boutique [...]

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5 Ways to Extend the Shelf Life of Your Fruits and Vegetables

January 22nd, 2016|1 Comment

Tips to help you extend the shelf life of the fresh ingredients you buy on your journey to being a full clean eater.

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Hi, I'm Erika! Lovingly known as Evil Fitness Barbie or The Fitness Fairy Godmother, I'm a wife and mother of two (!) who has gone from couch potato to NASM-certified trainer, with specialties in weight loss, women's fitness, and nutrition.

Oh, and I also lost 170lbs on my own through diet and exercise. Read more about that here.

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