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Ten More Pounds …    

The year of a flatter stomach, muscular legs and arms along with an amped up metablisim was 2007 for me (Pre-pregancy). That was then and this is now.  Flash forward to 2015.  I have to work a little harder to obtain the same physical goals.  That’s OK. I’m willing to do the work.  While at the same time I don’t want to experience uneccessary mental stress in my pursuit of physical perfection.

Ever watched a pot filled with water on a hot stove eye? Wondered when the bubbles would dance – indicating now is the time to add your food? For a while I developed that same attitude with my scale. Waking in the morning to see if the numbers were dropping. Not a good idea.

Once I decided to focus on actually making it to the gym and reaching my running goals and not the number on the scale, I saw results (current weight 145).  I’m not suggesting you don’t monitor the scale. I’m saying stop looking everyday.  That one thing can break down the strongest of women if we don’t see what we believe to be the magical number staring back at us. The body you desire can be yours and mine, we just have to focus more on on eating better, busting a sweat and getting the proper rest. 
– Step on the scale once a week or every other week

– Weigh yourself first thing in morning, when you do (empty stomach).

– Set realistic goals. 

– Save your money on waist trainers (buy a medicine ball instead).

– Don’t compare your body to others. It’s OK to look and admire.

* I’m not a certified trainer.  The views expressed are from my personal experience.  Consult a doctor before starting a new workout program. Now … Go get it!! 

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Rain, Sweat or Showers For 2: No Worries

I’m remembering the last rain fall. It seemed as if the water droplets would never stop falling from the sky. Sometime later on this particular morning, my mom arrived. I asked if she had an umbrella! She told me it was in the car. My mother l sports a short natural.  It’s clear she wasn’t concerned about a little extra moisture wetting her hair do. 

I feel the same way, especially when it comes to rocking locs. I walk in the rain, play in it sometimes and workout when I want too without fear of messing up my do.  If you too are sporting some form of a natural, take advantage of the freedom and get the recommended amount of daily exercise needed to keep your body happy and your mind free of stress.  

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a steady routine. That’s about to change! I’m on week two of my fitness journey (join me).  Hair is not an issue. Making time to get moving is the battle. 

How about you? Are you making fitness a lifestyle? Share your routines, ups and downs and success with me in the comment box.  

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To see some of today’s workout click here: http://instagram.com/p/0T4gfqKjqh/ 

*Quote: Tyra Banks