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Let’s Stop Making Excuses and Get Our Booties in the Gym

When are you going to stop making excuses? I'm sure there are days when we aren't feeling your best. Every day, we come up with a list of excuses to prevent us from eating healthy and sticking with a workout plan. We all fall victim to it and know that you aren't alone. But when you make a decision to change your body and change the path you would like to take during your health and wellness journey, you will find your excuses to be minimal. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BkyaJyegb3H[/embed] It doesn't take much to make a difference The majority of people believe that in order to make a difference in their health it means spending long hours at the gym and depriving yourself of food. The truth is - the road...

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7 sculpting workouts

7 Sculpting Moves to Get You Motivated and Fit for Summer!

Ladies, Summer is Here! With summer now officially here that doesn't mean you stop working towards your health and fitness goals. There are so many ways to get in shape over these next three months.  In this short video clip, Jeanette Jenkins, shows us 7 sculpting moves to get in shape this summer. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj8Iw1iny6B[/embed] 7 Low Impact Exercises to Sculpt Your Body Side Lung to Front Kick Push-Up  to Squat Bicep Curl Shoulder Press Plie Squat with Upright Row and Front Deft Lift Goblet Squat Stationary Bikes with Bicep Curls Back Row to Back Fly with Back Taps Chest Fly's with Ab Double Leg Lower Make sure you complete each workout for 15-25 reps and 2-3 sets. Key Takeaway High-Intensity Training and aggressive cardio isn't the only way to properly get...

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Head to Toe Nutrition Series with Regan Janell: How to Heal Your Skin With Certain Food Items

My Skin Journey I’ve never been one to have extremely poor eating habits nor have I ever been one to have major skin issues. About 6 years ago I noticed my face beginning to change. It would get extremely dry, or become too oily, rashes and anything else you could possibly think of would appear. Fast forward to 2 years ago, I went through a dramatic hormonal change causing my face to spiral out of control. My face went from one month or glowing skin to 2 years of confusion, frustration, stress, cystic acne, symptoms of depression and low self-esteem. I didn’t understand what was going on or even why. This lead me to get SERIOUS about my skin health. I began to “eat for my skin” I researched...

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5 Seasonal Fruits That Will Help You Stay in Shape

Why should I consume fruit daily? Fruits and veggies are naturally low in calories and can help reduce diseases like heart disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers. Fruits also hold a lot of nutrients, natural vitamins, and minerals that will help us function regularly. Also, fruits provide us with natural stimulators that help us produce energy to stay in shape. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/Bg2E9JsnCIo[/embed] Here are 5 seasonal fruits that will help you stay in shape: Apples - Apples are low in calorie and are powerful antioxidants that help stimulate brain cells. People who eat apples are less likely to develop high blood pressure, colon cancer and it promotes healthy teeth. Kiwi -  Kiwi is loaded with a lot of vitamins C and E. Both vitamins are strong in antioxidants that help prevent cancer and promote...

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How Zendaya Coleman Stays Healthy

Have you ever wondered how so many celebrities stay fit and healthy while living such busy lives? Well, the big secret isn't as complicated as you think. For most of them, including our #wcw for this week, it all comes down to eating habits. And for Zendaya Coleman, unique snacks and meals are how she sticks with it. I know what you're thinking, good eating habits sounds so boring. In a world full of fast food restaurants and endless FB videos of cheesy, carb heavy food, to try to eat well isn't exactly a walk in the park. And if you just so happen to be a celebrity like our favorite magical black girl, Zendaya Coleman, Disney Channel Star turned Woke Teen celebrity, a crazy schedule,...

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Makeup 101: How To Contour

It's the beauty trend that keeps on thriving. No matter what your makeup expertise level is, knowing how to contour is the beauty trick you need in your arsenal. Want to learn how to apply your concealer, powder, and contour your cheeks? These steps are just what you're looking for to achieve a flawless, natural look. STEP 1: Apply the concealer. To cover blemishes, apply concealer cream to the tip of a small flat brush and dab any excess on the back of your hand. Dot the concealer over the blemish. Clean the brush on a tissue, and then use it to blend the concealer into your skin. Dot concealer from the bridge of your nose to halfway under the eye. Use a brush, sponge or your...

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Keep Better Hair With A Night Time Regimen

You know the women who always have the perfect bouncy wrap, feathered curls that Farrah Fawcett would be jealous of? What about the ones who always have the even edges that are laid to perfection? It makes you wonder, does she ever have a bad hair day; probably not. Why? Because she has a good hair night. The women whose hair just seems to sway and behave are usually women who have a night time hair regimen. A good night time regimen can prevent a bad hair day and giving them amazing results in the morning. A nighttime hair regimen should consist of maintenance, protection, and preparation. Start by moisturizing or oiling--whichever you prefer on your hair. Black hair typically needs more moisture than other hair...

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THE OLDER ANGELA BASSETT GETS THE BETTER SHE LOOKS

Our #wcw Angela Bassett is not only known for her amazing acting skills, but also her toned physique. At the age of 58, Ms. Bassett keeps her body in tip top shape with her blazing arms and rock hard abs. Being a talented petite 5’4 African American beauty has landed her prevalent roles such as Tina Turner in “What’s love got to do with it” and Stella in “ How Stella got her groove back”. So how does she do it? Well, for starters, her fitness routine includes muscle work that works for women who want to be muscular, while still maintaining a feminine appearance. When she prepared for the Tina Turner role, surprisingly Angela only had to work out for 2 hours 2 days a...

Is Strobing the New Contour?

We've all heard about the infamous highlight and contour but it's another beauty trend that has the beauty counters buzzing. Strobing is all about drawing more natural light to your face, hence the catchy name. Many professional face-beaters will tell you, the technique has been around for ages, but we all love a new, sexy name for a trend, right? This highlighting trick can make your face look like it’s been dipped in crystals. And this technique isn't limited to your face. There’s strobing for your abs, legs, arms and just about every other body part you can think of! I haven’t personally done it but, I’ve seen other MUA’s do their legs, arms, and necks. Now before you brush off strobing or burn your contour brushes, give the makeup trick “all...