Inspiration
28 02, 2015

400 Pounds Lost? No Surgery? Stop Lying!

By | February 28th, 2015|Health News, Inspiration, Video Vault|32 Comments

Taken from Fitness 102: Here is a man who a few years ago contemplated suicide.  He felt hopeless and had no desire to live.  He wanted to disappear from the world around him.  Just a few years later, he’s completely changed his life and is starring in his own television show. His story should certainly [...]

6 02, 2015

Understanding Calorie Counting: A Final Word

By | February 6th, 2015|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, Inspiration, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss|21 Comments

For our first series ever, Black Girl’s Guide To Weight Loss will be explaining calorie counting, and ways to win the war. This is post 6 of the series - post 1, Defining The Basics of Calorie Counting, can be found here. Comments are always welcomed, and questions will always be answered to the best [...]

19 08, 2014

A Year Ago Today

By | August 19th, 2014|Inspiration, My Journey, Running|62 Comments

A year ago today, I weighed 281lbs. I worked out in a gym for six months, and didn't have much to show for it. I mean, yes - some weight loss took place, lots of muscle development took place, but I still felt so defeated. I wanted to lose inches!! I wanted to be smaller! [...]

22 07, 2014

Beyoncé’s Personal Fitness Mantra: Do You Have One?

By | July 22nd, 2014|Inspiration, It's All Mental|37 Comments

The YBF got wind of an upcoming In Touch magazine article where Beyoncé (one of my personal favorites, sue me) and her trainer discuss her methods for motivation in fitness and weight loss. “She is performing the best shows of her life and her body looks amazing,” her trainer and author of Power Moves, Marco [...]

3 04, 2014

101 Revolutionary Ways To Be Healthy

By | April 3rd, 2014|Inspiration, It's All Mental|23 Comments

101 revolutionary principles to live by to help us all live a little healthier and happier.

23 12, 2013

Understanding Calorie Counting: The Payoff – Why Am I Doing This To Myself?

By | December 23rd, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Healthy Eating, Inspiration, It's All Mental, Tools For Weight Loss|7 Comments

For our first series ever, Black Girl’s Guide To Weight Loss will be explaining calorie counting, and ways to win the war. This is post 4 of the series – post 1, Defining The Basics of Calorie Counting, can be found here. Comments are always welcomed, and questions will always be answered to the best [...]

10 10, 2013

A Very Big Piece of My Weight Loss Story

By | October 10th, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Inspiration, It's All Mental, My Journey, Running, Testimonials|128 Comments

The other night, on twitter, I was asked about different pieces of my story. I guess that means... more about my struggle? How I came to a point where I was comfortable with my efforts and my ability to continue on to where I want to be? Okay.. here goes. Once upon a time, I [...]

11 05, 2010

Motivation and Measuring Weight Loss Progress: The Progress Dress

By | May 11th, 2010|Inspiration, It's All Mental, My Journey|81 Comments

I'm almost tickled to tell this story. Partly because it's lightweight embarrassing, but what the hey - it can't hurt, right? Right? In 2007, I ordered a dress-I-had-no-business-buying-and-never-would-wear-in-public from Fredericks of Hollywood. Well, I purchased three of 'em but this one... this one was different. I knew it would be my "Awww, snap!" [...]