Erika Nicole Kendall

About Erika Nicole Kendall

The proud leader of the #bgg2wlarmy, Erika Nicole Kendall writes health, fitness, nutrition, body image and beauty, and more here at #bgg2wl. After losing over 150lbs, Kendall became a personal trainer certified in fitness nutrition, women's fitness, and weight loss from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and crtified in sports nutrition by Precision Nutrition. She now lives in New York with her husband and children, and is working on her 6th and 7th certifications because lol why not.
8 12, 2016

Time to #BreakUpWithSalt!

By | December 8th, 2016|BGG2WL|0 Comments

Here are four quick and easy tips to help you kick salt to the curb, brought to you by A Black Girl's Guide to Weight Loss and the American Heart Association!

7 12, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: Why Keep Doing It If I Can’t See My Progress?

By | December 7th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|2 Comments

Q: I can tell it's working because I feel active....but how long does it take to start actually seeing a difference? I'm not seeing anything!

6 12, 2016

A Few Words on Self-Love, Self-Care, and Fitness

By | December 6th, 2016|It's All Mental|1 Comment

It's not that people don't 'love themselves enough' to work out—we just don't all define "loving ourselves" in ways that include 'working out.'

2 12, 2016

“You’ve Changed a Lot Since You Lost Weight”

By | December 2nd, 2016|It's All Mental, Social Construct|0 Comments

"You know, you've changed a lot since you've lost weight." It was always—always—said scornfully. It was supposed to signal to me that I was different now, and the difference was not welcome.

30 11, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: The Older I Get, the Less Motivated I Am!

By | November 30th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|1 Comment

Q: After hitting age 38 everything did not work the same as it did. So now my motivation is not as strong. YES...I want to lose weight but my motivation SUCKS!!!

29 11, 2016

Chub Rub: The Best Ways to Stop Chafing and Exercise Comfortably

By | November 29th, 2016|Fashionably Fit, Fit Gear Reviews|0 Comments

It's bound to happen, sooner or later—chub rub, more 'officially' known as chafing, rears its ugly head and causes rash, irritation, or otherwise uncomfortable dry patches of skin in places it just doesn't belong.

22 11, 2016

The Truth About Using Exercise as a Tool Against Depression

By | November 22nd, 2016|Exercise 101, It's All Mental|1 Comment

One of the frustrating things that I've learned in reading about depression is that people rely heavily on the idea that you should just be able to work out, and boom—problem solved. And this is sort of true. Sort of.

18 11, 2016

How to Care for Yourself While Being a Caregiver for Others #RealTalkAboutCare #ad

By | November 18th, 2016|BGG2WL|0 Comments

Are you a caregiver to a loved one? Me too, friend. Here are a few things I do to make sure I care for myself while also caring for my family.

18 11, 2016

True or False: Watermelon is ‘Just Empty Calories’

By | November 18th, 2016|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Food 101|1 Comment

I see many, many, many fitness 'enthusiasts' who advise against eating foods like watermelon because it's just empty calories. Is this true?

17 11, 2016

The Case for Sustainability: The Environment and the Economy, Part 1

By | November 17th, 2016|The Op-Eds|2 Comments

If the entirety of the system, as it stands, relies solely on paying disenfranchised populations as little as possible, is this sustainable? More importantly, what kind of precedent does this set?

16 11, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: What Do I Do the Day After a Sugar Binge?

By | November 16th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|0 Comments

Q: Erika, I screwed up. I had a stressful week, and this weekend I went on a sugar bender! And when I woke up, I realized I'd put on 3 whole pounds! WTF?? I'm so ashamed of myself and I want to get back on track right away. Do you have any advice to help me undo this mess I've done?

14 11, 2016

Review: ButcherBox Brings Grass-Fed Organic Meat to Your Door

By | November 14th, 2016|Fit Gear Reviews, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

A review of the ButcherBox, a subscription service that delivers organic, grass-fed, hormone-free meat to your door on a regular schedule.

2 11, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: How Do I Know What Diet Advice To Follow?

By | November 2nd, 2016|Healthy Eating, Q&A Wednesday|2 Comments

Q: I feel so overwhelmed by everybody's advice that I'm like UGH!! So my first question is: How do I know which way is up?

31 10, 2016

How to Handle Halloween Candy in the House

By | October 31st, 2016|Emotional Eating, Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Do you struggle with willpower during the Halloween candy dash? Can't keep your hands out of your kids' trick-or-treat candy? Here's a few tips to help you avoid the candy stress!

28 10, 2016

5 Things You Learn When You Tell the Internet About Your Post-Partum Depression

By | October 28th, 2016|Debunking The Myths, My Journey|3 Comments

I learned a quick and dirty lesson—well, five of 'em—about not only depression, but the way we talk and think about it.

26 10, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: How Can I Stop Midnight Cravings?

By | October 26th, 2016|Emotional Eating, Q&A Wednesday|2 Comments

Q: I come home late from work, around 12 in the morning and I always crave rice! I will eat bowls of plain rice with soy sauce or whatever I can find in the kitchen! I'm pretty sure this is the cause for my weight gain. I've tried preparing meals ahead of time but I will still reach for the rice AFTER i eat the planned meal. Help :(

25 10, 2016

The Ultimate Guide to Saving Money on Healthy Food and Clean Eating

By | October 25th, 2016|Clean Eating Boot Camp, Healthy Eating, The Recessionista|1 Comment

A massive collection of tips and resources to help you eat healthily, and do it on the cheap!

19 10, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: How Do I Get My Boo to Workout with Me?

By | October 19th, 2016|Q&A Wednesday|0 Comments

Q: Erika help!!!! i love my man but i need him to workout with me! he just doesn't enjoy it the way that i do and it worries me because i want us to grow old and healthy together!

18 10, 2016

My Name is Erika, and I Have Postpartum Depression

By | October 18th, 2016|#ScaleFreeBaby, Debunking The Myths|11 Comments

One black woman's bout with post-partum depression, and how she is evolving from 'strong black woman' into 'resilient black woman.'

13 10, 2016

Fit Gear Review: Forever 21’s Activewear Line

By | October 13th, 2016|Fashionably Fit, Fit Gear Reviews|1 Comment

A quick look at my haul from Forever 21's athleticwear line, an accessible, affordable, and cute collection of workout gear!