Exercise 101

Understanding the pure basics of exercise and how to develop more physically fit bodies!

26 01, 2015

The Biggest Loser & The Problem With Weight Loss Porn

By | January 26th, 2015|Health On The Small Screen, Running, The Op-Eds|79 Comments

It's almost as if seeing people struggle with weight is being fetishized. Pornographic in nature, even.

21 01, 2015

Erika’s Guide to Layering for Cold Weather Running #MakeYourMove

By | January 21st, 2015|Fashionably Fit, Fit Gear Reviews, Running|1 Comment

How to layer in the cold, plus personal recommendations from my own closet! And a bonus selfie of my WHAT IS WITH THE WEATHER?! face!

20 01, 2015

Friday 5: Five Reasons Why Losing The Final 15lbs Can Be Just As Hard As Losing The First 150

By | January 20th, 2015|Fat Loss, Friday 5, Running|26 Comments

For ANYONE who's trying to lose weight...whenever you experience that plateau, it's time to regroup.

16 01, 2015

This Girl Can, Campaign Promoting Fitness for All Women, Meets Criticism

By | January 16th, 2015|Beauty, Body Image, Running, The Op-Eds|11 Comments

An empowering campaign met with criticism from people who call themselves feminists? Ya don't say.

9 01, 2015

My Tips For Choosing the Perfect Cross-Training Shoe

By | January 9th, 2015|Running, Video Vault|17 Comments

Almost everything you need to know about buying your own cross trainers, and which ones I'm rockin' right now.

9 01, 2015

5 Tips for Your Post-Exercise Recovery

By | January 9th, 2015|Exercise 101|15 Comments

How to recover from your training like a pro, so you can get back out there and crush it.

8 01, 2015

Putting All Your Faith In Fitness

By | January 8th, 2015|It's All Mental, Strength Training|50 Comments

You know, I get it. If I'm having a long day, I may forget to eat. That hunger hits me. I wander over to the donut table in the break room. I take the first bite... and the angels sing. The chain of events is something like this: The problem presents itself. I [...]

8 01, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: Overcoming Cardio Fear

By | January 8th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday, Running|22 Comments

Q: In one of your posts you mentioned a fear of having your heart rate go to high. I've always felt uncomfortable and kind of afraid when my heart beats "too fast," but how fast I consider too fast is completely in my head and based on a lifelong avoidance of exercise. Can you speak [...]

8 01, 2015

Sound Off: Naked Yoga – Would You Do It?

By | January 8th, 2015|Exercise 101, The Fitness Files|19 Comments

Completely nude yoga classes - could you do it? One NYC studio is betting you can.

8 01, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: Creating Your Weight Training Routine

By | January 8th, 2015|Exercise 101, Fat Loss, Q&A Wednesday|32 Comments

How did you come up with your weight training routine?

6 01, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: Unsupportive Friends Tell Me “Live A Little!”

By | January 6th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday, Running|33 Comments

In my post titled "Handling Unsolicited Advice and 'Big Girl Guilt'", I got this comment that I've been saving... ooooh, have I been saving it. Q: I usually don’t comment, but some recent events in my life have lead me to seek the advice of others. Since the beginning of the year I [...]

1 01, 2015

The BGG2WL 2015 State of the Blog Address

By | January 1st, 2015|About The Site, Running|16 Comments

TL;DR: I did and learned a LOT this year, and now big changes are in store for us! Fill out this survey so that I can better understand your wants and needs, and so I can help make A Black Girl's Guide to Weight Loss the best health and fitness community on the web! Ladies [...]

22 12, 2014

Why Women DON’T Do Pull Ups, and How to Change That

By | December 22nd, 2014|Exercise 101, Strength Training|12 Comments

Oh, women can't do pull ups? Wonder why. Let's dig deeper into that.

18 12, 2014

Friday 5: 5 Reasons to Get That Workout Done in the Morning

By | December 18th, 2014|Friday 5, Running|10 Comments

Five reasons to make that workout happen in the AM!

18 12, 2014

Clean Eating Boot Camp: Step 12

By | December 18th, 2014|#ScaleFreeSummer, Clean Eating Boot Camp 2013, Running|6 Comments

Since you should already be planning your meals and keeping a diary of what you eat, this week's going to be easy.

4 12, 2014

Friday 5: 5 Simple Tips For Running Your Best Race

By | December 4th, 2014|Friday 5, Running|6 Comments

Five little things that are often overlooked in preparing for your first race.

14 11, 2014

The 5 Components of a #ScaleFreeSummer: Pleasure and Praxis

By | November 14th, 2014|#ScaleFreeSummer, Running|6 Comments

What role does pleasure play in a #ScaleFreeSummer?

11 11, 2014

Q&A Wednesday: They Told Me To Only Strength Train!

By | November 11th, 2014|Q&A Wednesday, Strength Training|17 Comments

Q: I am currently going to a gym that says that you should only do strength training and not cardio...

3 11, 2014

Why Exercise Makes You Gain Weight, and How to Change It

By | November 3rd, 2014|Did You Know, Exercise 101, Fat Loss, Running, Tools For Weight Loss|9 Comments

Three scenarios that explain how exercise can result in weight gain, and how you can prevent that.

31 10, 2014

Q&A Wednesday: I Can’t Stand My “Know-It-All” Spouse!

By | October 31st, 2014|Q&A Wednesday, Strength Training|9 Comments

Q: While my husband didn't seem satisfied or even very supportive unless...