When it comes to changing our lifestyle for the better, sometimes the biggest hurdle we face can be mental. Here, let’s discuss those hurdles and how we can overcome them together!
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 2 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 [...]
Does sharing your goals leave you open to being sabotaged?
It happens to the best of us. Out of nowhere, the downward spiral we all want comes to a halt. We start wondering what's going on, and become unhappy. It might also be those of us who are just starting out - sweating our hair out at the gym only to go a week and [...]
No matter where you turn, you'll find someone who is making that same tried and true resolution. This year, they're going to lose weight. That's right - they're going to hit the gym seven days a week. They're going to turn vegetarian (or vegan) and eat better. They're going to lick this thing. And it [...]
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 [...]
What tips do you have for choosing a therapist?
Someone - anyone - please... help me figure this motivation thing out. Where did it come from?
Give up 80% of my successes because of the 20% that I struggled with? I don't think so!
How I personally deal with food guilt, and the unavoidable shame that tends to follow.
My policy on depriving myself - or not - and indulging - or not.
If wellness were more of a priority in our communities...
A big part of my ability to workout was stripping myself of excuses. I run a business. I don't have time to get dressed, throw my hair back, go to the gym, and spend an hour. That's like.. two hours worth of time I could be spending on my business! I'm a single parent.. I [...]
I know I've said this before, and everyone jumped down my throat... but I don't believe in the concept of "cheating.""Cheat days," "cheat meals," and the like? I don't believe in 'em. It's ok to throw tomatoes at me. I'll just make tomato bisque out of 'em, anyway. I think it's appropriate to [...]
If there's one "fitness" cliche that I've always tried to avoid, it's the phrase "change your lifestyle."
Back in high school, my Mother was like the Iron Chef of the South... migrated way up north to the mid-west. She was always cooking. Baked ribs, fried pork chops and applesauce, fried chicken, steaks, roast beef, corned beef, cornish hen, polish boys.. It was seriously meat overload. As a junior in high school, out [...]