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Be Your Own Body Goals by Competing with Yourself

Why competing with yourself is healthy? It's important for people to understand that when starting your weight loss journey, it's not good to compare yourself to other people. When you begin to compare yourself, you often find yourself lost and it can become mentally draining. The road to fitness and becoming healthy takes time, so trust your process and know that if you remain consistent the results will come. Just use this fit chick as an example! [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg4vF8FBttR[/embed] Stop making excuses and just do it! The more excuses you make, the longer it will take for you to accomplish any goal in life. You have to not only change your diet, but you must also transform your mind. Did you know that 80 percent of your success depends on...

Boxing Work Classes

4 Workout Classes to Help Maximize Your Calorie Burn

Get Out of Your Typical Workout Routine If you hit the gym 5-6 times a week and you dread exercising each day, don't you think it's time to switch up your workout routine? Don't get me wrong, I love the elliptical, treadmill, free weights, and machine bike, but there's nothing like workout classes. When you're in a workout class, it's rare that you find yourself dreading the workout and it doesn't feel like you're exercising. For the most part, you are more focus on doing the movements correctly and building friendships with other people in the class. For example, the women in this photo are having a blast dancing. They are fierce and confident while executing every dance move. The last thing they're thinking about is knowing that...

BGH: What does it mean to be fit

Question of the Day: What does living a fit life mean to you?

Living Your Best Life Some people believe living a fit life means you have to be a certain shape or weight. However, living a fit life doesn't mean you have to hit the gym every day. Living a fit life is more than checking the number on the scale. Living a fit life is more than depriving yourself of your favorite foods and dropping a few pounds. So, that's why I ask ...

Protein Powder

Why Pea Protein is the Only Protein Powder to Use

For some of us, dealing with acne breakouts is a thing of the past. For others, we only have to really worry around our skin acting up during a certain time of the month when our hormones are already out of wack. And then, there are those few who seem to have breakouts more often than normal, and sometimes without reason. But, what if we told you that there may be a reason behind those “not so random” breakouts after all? It’s no secret that one of the most popular post workout supplements to hit the market in recent years is protein powder. And when you think about it, protein powder is the perfect match for a successful workout routine. A good one can help you lose...

Style Inspiration

Style Inspiration for Every Event this Season

Who else has been so busy wrapping up shopping, work, and regular life that they haven’t even had the chance to think about holiday style. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. With the end of the season swiftly approaching and holiday events and parties on the horizon (and in some cases well underway) it’s time to start thinking about your holiday style. If you need some help with where to start, here’s a few ideas no matter what kind of event you’re headed to this season. The Office Party Deciding what to wear to your job’s holiday party can be tricky. Especially if you’re heading there straight after the work day or planning to head somewhere right after. Depending on your work environment, some outfits might make more...

Celebrities for Black Women Health

Black Women Health Advocates We Loved in 2017

Every year is a good year to stand up for the issues that affect black women and our health. This year, in particular, we had black women celebrities stand up and speak out on some of the most sensitive topics in our community. Here are four women we appreciate for using their platforms to shed light on the issues that affect black girls and their health. Gabrielle Union - This year, Gabrielle Union stepped up and spoke out in a big way regarding sexual assault. After this years’ (copycat) #metoo campaign that was led by white women, backlash from many women, including Gabrielle Union, occurred highlighting that the original campaign was created by a black woman, Tarana Burke, over 10 years ago. Over the past few...

Tia Mowry Gym

#NoExcuses: How Tia Mowry Motivated Us to Get in the Gym

This time of year most of us are either looking back on our goals for the year or scrapping them and starting over. And if we’re talking about fitness goals, most likely we’re in the latter. With all the good food, parties, gatherings, and cocktails on the menu for the next couple weeks, of course the last thing on our mind is the gym. But then Tia Mowry came through with her cute baby bump and gym clothes to remind us that we need to hop on #teamnoexcuses and get our daily dose of exercise in, no matter what. 💪🏽 A post shared by tiamowry (@tiamowry) on Nov 22, 2017 at 11:53am PST Since being diagnosed with endometriosis, Tia has changed her diet and exercise routine and being...

Fitness on a treadmill

6 Gift Ideas for Your Fitness Obsessed Friends

Let’s be real. While we all understand and can appreciate the impact that exercise and fitness have on our lives, there are some of us that do it because we know have to, and there are those who do it because the love it. If you have those people in your life who are obsessed with all things fitness, give them a gift they’ll really enjoy this year. Here are our picks for you fitness loving friends and family. Fitness Planner - If your loved one is all about planning, tracking, and documenting her fitness goals, a fitness planner is the perfect gift. There are so many different types available from yearly planners to planning for a specific goal. You can even get one that...

Staying on Track

Staying on Track During the Holidays

If there is one time of year that is guarantee to throw all our good diet and exercise habits out the window it’s the holidays. When you’re surrounding by all the good food, good people, and good times, it’s easy to kick your eating habits to the wind and put exercising on the back burner until next year. We’ve all been there. Now, we’re not saying you have to give up all the sugar, spice, and everything nice this season but practicing moderation and staying on track is a great compromise so you can have the best of both worlds. Here’s how: 1 | Be realistic. You want to know the easiest way to fall off the bandwagon hard? It’s by setting unrealistic expectations for yourself....

Body Positivity

What Rihanna Taught Us about Body Positivity

Who else can relate to the--sometimes constant--rollercoaster that comes along with body fluctuations and womanhood. The changes our bodies go through different seasons of our lives, different times of the year, during our monthly cycles, or even between days can be a lot. Especially if we’re super focused on reaching those weight lost. It can be discouraging when you head to your closet to put on your favorite pair of jeans that fit just right last week, but today? Not so much. One celebrity we know can relate is Rihanna. Let’s take a lesson from Riri and stop stressing about what we can and can’t wear and embrace our bodies, no matter the day. Here’s how Rihanna does it: She pays attention to her body and...