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Q&A Wednesday: How Do I Get My Boo to Workout with Me?

October 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Q: Erika help!!!! i love my man but i need him to workout with me! he just doesn't enjoy it the way that i do and it worries me because i want us to grow old and healthy together!

My Name is Erika, and I Have Postpartum Depression

October 18th, 2016|3 Comments

One black woman's bout with post-partum depression, and how she is evolving from 'strong black woman' into 'resilient black woman.'

Fit Gear Review: Forever 21’s Activewear Line

October 13th, 2016|1 Comment

A quick look at my haul from Forever 21's athleticwear line, an accessible, affordable, and cute collection of workout gear!

Q&A Wednesday: What Does It Mean to be Healthy While Pregnant?

October 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Q: Can you help me understand what it means to be healthy while pregnant?

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3 Major Myths About Fat Loss

October 10th, 2016|3 Comments

You cannot starve yourself into fat loss. You cannot cardio yourself to death for fat loss. You cannot only eat chicken breasts for the rest of your life. And that's just the start of it.

Q&A Wednesday: How Often Should I Work Out?

October 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Q: How many times a week do you need to do each type of workout to have it be worthwhile? I don't want to waste my money if...

The Case for Sustainability: Healthier Planet, Healthier Communities, Healthier Economy — Part 1

October 4th, 2016|0 Comments

A reluctance to protect the planet is very much tied into a reluctance to protect our economy, and the people who contribute to it. This series defines sustainability, and makes a case for why we need it.

Supermarket Swindle, Beauty Aisle Edition: How Legit is Your Face Cream?

October 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Not very legit at all, really. Phrases such as “clinically proven” or “dermatologist approved” have little meaning, because...

What Kind of Man Calls Miss Universe ‘Miss Piggy?’

September 27th, 2016|0 Comments

"She gained like 55 pounds in 9 months [...] she was like an 'eating machine' [...] I guess she ate a lot of everything."

5 Tips to Help You Lose Weight While Still Feeling Satisfied

September 23rd, 2016|1 Comment

5 tips to help you control your portions, feel satisfied, and still shed the unwanted pounds.

Weight Loss Surgery Isn’t Fool-Proof, but Neither is a Low-Carb Diet

September 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

The difficult thing about doctors prescribing low-carb diets to reverse conditions like diabetes? Most people struggle with sticking to them.

Q&A Wednesday: I Hit My Goal, Now I Don’t Know What to Do!

September 21st, 2016|2 Comments

Q: I not only hit my goal, but I am 15lbs below it...and now I don't know what to do! I don't know what to focus on! I don't know how to handle the attention! Help!

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Hi, I'm Erika! Lovingly known as Evil Fitness Barbie or The Fitness Fairy Godmother, I'm a wife and mother of two (!) who has gone from couch potato to NASM-certified trainer, with specialties in weight loss, women's fitness, and nutrition.

Oh, and I also lost 170lbs on my own through diet and exercise. Read more about that here.

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