Friday 5
28 01, 2014

Friday 5: 5 Things I Learned From A Grade School Cafeteria

By | January 28th, 2014|Friday 5|9 Comments

"...if we want to change the food, we have to change the entire chain..."

9 01, 2014

Friday 5: Five Things Every African American Should Know About Sickle Cell Anemia

By | January 9th, 2014|Friday 5|21 Comments

In honor of Crystal Davis' passing, I bring you...

3 01, 2014

5 Things We All Need to Leave Behind in 2014

By | January 3rd, 2014|Friday 5|4 Comments

In 2014, we're stepping our game up and leaving behind unhealthy habits that go beyond the soda or potato chip habit. Let's make it happen.

24 12, 2013

Friday 5: 5 Things To Know About Buying Organic

By | December 24th, 2013|Friday 5|4 Comments

Five things you might not've known about the organic industry, and how you can avoid the foolishness.

23 12, 2013

Friday 5: 5 Things I Say To Myself To Get My Butt Off The Couch

By | December 23rd, 2013|Friday 5, Running|7 Comments

Surely, it's easy for me to get my tail in gear for all this running, right? Y'all have no idea.

23 12, 2013

Friday 5: 5 Reasons I Know You’re Snacking Wrong

By | December 23rd, 2013|Friday 5|4 Comments

Like I've said before, snacking is an art form. Plain and simple. And, while I don't believe everyone should be snacking on rice cakes - honestly, I'm not entirely certain I believe anyone should be snacking on rice cakes - I do believe there's way to do it that is both conducive to healthy living, [...]

25 11, 2013

Friday 5: 5 Reasons To Get A Gym Membership (& 5 Reasons To Say No)

By | November 25th, 2013|Friday 5, Strength Training|28 Comments

"...there are totally legitimate reasons to get the gym membership, and there are reasons to just say no..."

18 11, 2013

Friday 5: Five Reasons To Become Trained In Giving CPR

By | November 18th, 2013|Friday 5|4 Comments

"My CPR class made me feel like I, too, could save a life. If someone that close to me could save someone right in front of me, then surely I can do it, too."

15 11, 2013

Friday 5: 5 Ways Supermarkets Screw With Your Will Power & Your Money

By | November 15th, 2013|Friday 5|5 Comments

Let's take a look at how supermarkets play you against yourself at the checkout, and any other places in their stores where they can swindle you out of your hard-earned dollars...

8 11, 2013

5 Things You Need to Know About Trans Fats in Your Food

By | November 8th, 2013|Did You Know, Food 101, Friday 5, Healthy Eating, Supermarket Swindle|7 Comments

Everything you need to know about trans fats in your processed food, and how to avoid it.

31 10, 2013

Friday 5: 5 Reasons to Give Up Processed Foods

By | October 31st, 2013|Friday 5|9 Comments

Five reasons you need to clean out your pantry now, if you're trying to lose weight. Not NOW, but RIGHT NOW.

4 10, 2013

The 5 BGG2WL Clean Eating Commandments

By | October 4th, 2013|Food 101, Friday 5|7 Comments

My food philosophy, demystified.

3 10, 2013

Friday 5: 5 Things That Drive Me Nuts At The Gym (And 5 Things You Need To Get Over)

By | October 3rd, 2013|Friday 5|73 Comments

Are you the resident gym slob? Do you leave fresh booty sweat on the equipment? Are you the gym's Alpha Dog?

1 10, 2013

5 Things You Need To Know About Pink Slime In Your Ground Beef

By | October 1st, 2013|Friday 5|12 Comments

Here, listed for you, are five important tidbits you need to understand about pink slime, your beef, and what you need to do in order to avoid it.

19 09, 2013

Friday 5: 5 Reasons Why Pole Dancing Should Be An Olympic Sport

By | September 19th, 2013|Friday 5|19 Comments

Someone give me a reason why, short of "OMG they wear skimpy clothes and spread their legs," pole dancing shouldn't be considered a sport?

29 08, 2013

Friday 5: Five Things I Want People To Stop Saying To Themselves In 2012

By | August 29th, 2013|Friday 5, Running|26 Comments

Did "I'm not giving up chocolate!" make the list?

27 08, 2013

Friday 5: Five Things Every Feminist Who Wants To Lose Weight Should Remember

By | August 27th, 2013|Friday 5|15 Comments

An exhaustive guide to navigating the streets of "feminist" and "fitness enthusiast" without getting hit by a bus.

16 07, 2013

Friday 5: Five Examples Of Sabotage, From The BGG2WL Readers

By | July 16th, 2013|Friday 5|28 Comments

"You know, exercise will kill you...you should just eat and get fat..."

25 06, 2013

Friday 5… Plus 10: Top 15 Reasons To Run

By | June 25th, 2013|Friday 5|8 Comments

"...it invigorates your sex life...it gives you goals to work towards...it increases your self-esteem..."

14 06, 2013

Friday 5: 5 Reasons To Stop Looking at Magazine Models For Fitness Inspiration

By | June 14th, 2013|Beauty, Body Image, Friday 5, Standards of Black Beauty|10 Comments

Five reasons why I'ma need y'all to lay off the magazine inspiration stuff.