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Everything you need to know about running for weight loss.

15 09, 2015

Stop Telling Me Black Women Don’t Work Out

By | September 15th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, Body Image, Running, Social Construct|12 Comments

You sound like an idiot when you start your little rant about how black women 'don't work out.' We do, and we'd appreciate it if you stopped the nonsense.

5 08, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: ‘Good’ Weight vs ‘Bad’ Weight

By | August 5th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday, Running|2 Comments

Q: Is there a way for me to figure out what is “good” weight gain vs “bad”?

31 07, 2015

How Should I Dress To Handle Working Out In Cold Weather?

By | July 31st, 2015|Exercise 101, Running|4 Comments

How do ​you​ layer for cold weather? What are ​your​ favorite cold weather pieces? In this post, I share mine!

24 07, 2015

Friday 5: 5 Common Questions About Working With Weights Answered

By | July 24th, 2015|Friday 5, Running, Strength Training|4 Comments

The five questions women ask me the most regarding strength training and weight lifting, and some insight to help make you a strength training dynamo.

26 06, 2015

Welcome to Your #ScaleFreeSummer, 2015! Download Your Training Plan Now!

By | June 26th, 2015|#ScaleFreeSummer, Running|35 Comments

Get your copy of #ScaleFreeSummer: Your 90 Day Training and Nutrition Guide for Becoming a Healthier You!

8 06, 2015

True or False: Spot Reduction is Real

By | June 8th, 2015|Debunking The Myths, Running|0 Comments

Someone claims their magic elixir can "spot reduce" body fat, and I explain the realities of 'spot reduction' and how you can shape + sculpt the smart way.

13 05, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: Protecting Your Knees During Training

By | May 13th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday, Running, Strength Training|15 Comments

Q: can you suggest any leg strengthening exercises that won’t hurt my knees? Any suggestions (other than lose weight) on how to save/strengthen my knees?

20 04, 2015

Cardio Panic: Understanding Your Breath During Exercise

By | April 20th, 2015|Exercise 101, Running|0 Comments

All about how cheetahs and gazelles can teach you why breathing properly when you train is a life-or-death matter.

1 04, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: Does Healthy Living Ever Become Fun?

By | April 1st, 2015|Q&A Wednesday, Running|5 Comments

Q: Erika, I have to admit, I am miserable! I hate this! Can I have my social life back? Or does this ever become fun?

27 03, 2015

3 Simple Tips to Help You #MakeYourMove to Post-Partum Fitness

By | March 27th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, Exercise 101, Running, Strength Training|0 Comments

So, ever since I started talking about #babysprout, lots of people have hit me on the side asking if I have any idea what my post-delivery fitness plan is going to look like. I mean, first and foremost, the answer will be sleep! Even more...sleeping on my belly! I'm a stomach sleeper, and sleeping on [...]

18 03, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: I Want to Lose Weight…NOT Work Out!

By | March 18th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday, Running, Strength Training|5 Comments

Q: I should be able to get to and maintain a healthy weight without all the exercising shenanigans. Right? My answer, inside.

11 03, 2015

The 5 Components of a #ScaleFreeSummer: Consistency and Commitment

By | March 11th, 2015|#ScaleFreeSummer, Running|7 Comments

"my ability to see progress on the scale is in direct correlation with my ability to remain consistent..."

28 02, 2015

Sports Bras: The Ultimate Guide to Ta-Ta Protection

By | February 28th, 2015|Fit Gear Reviews, Running, Strength Training|4 Comments

How to choose the right sports bra, the proper fit, shopping for plus sizes, breastfeeding, and how to care for it once you've got it!

26 02, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: What’s On Your Running Playlist?

By | February 26th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday, Running|34 Comments

Q: Do you have a go-to work-out playlist?

26 02, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: Where Do I Begin?

By | February 26th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday, Running, Strength Training|31 Comments

Q: Can you give me the brief step-by-step of how you got started?

12 02, 2015

Friday 5: 5 Reasons Why Adopting A Dog Will Keep You Fit

By | February 12th, 2015|Friday 5, Running|22 Comments

The story of my dogs, and how adding your own might help you stay both mentally and physically fit.

6 02, 2015

5 Things I Learned While Running 10 Miles

By | February 6th, 2015|Exercise 101, My Journey, Running|94 Comments

5 simple little things I learned from running my longest distance to-date.

6 02, 2015

Calling All My BGG2WL Fit Chicks!

By | February 6th, 2015|Fit Chick Watch, Running|13 Comments

Send me your photos of you, mid-workout and in action, today!

27 01, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: Are They Jealous?

By | January 27th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday, Running|16 Comments

Q: My friends have yet to comment on my weight loss... could they be too embarrassed or jealous to comment on it?

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.