3 Ways To Use A Challenge To Develop Your Fitness & Health Journey

Monday I finished up a 21 day challenge with my girl Janice Shephard and almost 250 other people within her circle of influence.  Janice is known as the Zumba princess and it’s nothing for 75 to 100 people to show up for her classes weekly.   Beyond her Zumba super powers, she is a stellar fitness and health influencer.  Her foresight to host these occasional challenges is much appreciated from people at all stages of their fitness journey.  Here were the rules….

We Are Fitness Ultimate 21 Day Challenge with Janice Shephard

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Black Women: There’s NO Room for Hair Shaming in Fitness

Hair shaming!  Are we really doing this?  Are the internet trolls really ignorant enough to judge the appearance of someone’s hair that has made the lifetime accomplishment of competing in the Olympics?  My struggling thoughts for the past week!

The Olympics are a series of games where the world’s top athletes compete for the opportunity to win medals while representing their country!    I know you know what it is.  I am just baffled that the internet is acting as if they don’t.  When you take a stab at Gabby Douglas and other women for the appearance of their hair, you hurt all of us.

I mean seriously, I was boiling, 38, big mad when I saw posts speaking on Gabby’s hair AGAIN. I take it personal and so should you if you are an African American woman.  I have written about it time and time again. One of the top reasons why black women will not work out is for fear of messing up their hair.  When a woman is competing at life (Olympics, WNBA, Hypertension, Diabetes, stress, etc.), she is not expected to look like Cookie on Empire, Olivia Pope on Scandal, or Mary Jane Paul on Being Mary Jane.  There is a time and place for everything and BLACK WOMEN: There’s NO Room for Hair Shaming in Fitness!

Black Women There's NO Room for Hair Shaming in Fitness

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Fitness Never Fails Me When I Wanna Be Stress Free

I read a shirt while I was teaching BODYPUMP the other day that said “Exercise??? I thought you said Extra fries!”, HA! I’m sure extra fries is an easy way to handle a stressful  day!  For me, even as a child it was always some form of fitness.

Fitness Never Fails Me When I Wanna Be Stress Free

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Take These Steps to Find Time to Workout

With all the children’s extra curricular activities, where do I find time to work out? This was one of the prompts I got from readers at the end of last year!  With lots of kids heading back to school next week, it’s a good time for us to find a routine of our own.

Take These Steps to Find Time to Workout - Rx Fitness Lady

I am not a mother! In fact, some of you may remember, I’ve mentioned being verbally “attacked” as in the only reason I’m able to maintain my shape is because I don’t have any children yet!  I didn’t take offense to that ignorance but it’s sad how people see what they want to see.  This post is generated out of keen observation in the fitness industry and my own personal experiences!

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A Day at Sandy Beach Water Park at Lake Tobo

Last summer a new water park opened here in Macon, GA and I finally got the chance to visit.  I have read a wide range of reviews on social media so I was very interested to check it our for myself.

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This started as a day for me to find some interesting things to do with my Goddaughter.  What a day it turned out to be.

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How to Take A Lunch Break in A Retail Pharmacy

Does it shock you to know that there are a massive number of retail pharmacists out there that don’t take lunch breaks?  You’ve heard my tales of working the overnight shift in the pharmacy.  As a day shift pharmacist, I discovered a new challenge.  I was shocked to find I had to orientate my new coworkers to my lunch break method.

I run across a lot of pharmacists that look like a deer stuck in headlights when I inform them that I take a lunch break EVERY day.  It has sparked many of conversations so I decided to share it in a post! On Friday, July 1st, I celebrated 10 years with the same retail pharmacy company! Here’s what I learned in that time as it pertains to taking a lunch break…

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Exercise Hair Styles for Your Curly Hair Extensions, Bye Felecia!

“Bye Felecia” made a comeback a couple of years ago from the classic 1995 movie Friday, when people starting saying it all over T.V. and in households as a playful and sometimes snarky way of saying shut up!

It made another comeback in my life this past April when I decided to switch my hair up and get some curly hair extensions. I ended up hearing bye Felicia on a daily basis.  Im going to start off my reviews of the Virgin Curly Hair process with an explanation of the new term in my life.

Exercise Hair Styles for Your Curly Hair Extensions, Bye Felecia!

In order to work out and not damage my Cambodian Curly hair extensions, I had to come up with styles that would protect the hair and allow me to comfortably teach in front of people.  On the road to discovering my favorite style, I metamorphosed into the 95 legendary Felicia as seen in the picture above! Continue reading

A Review of the Transderm Scop Patch: 15 Years Anchored in Sisterhood

On April 22, 2016 my line sisters and I celebrated 15 years of sisterhood and service in Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc.  In honor of this anniversary, we set sail for 4 days on the Carnival Victory Cruise ship from Port Canaveral headed to Nassau, Bahamas!  I was a nervous wreck because my previous experience with cruising was not a good one due to extreme motion sickness.

I agreed in the reunion planning stages to try a cruise again after my mother had success with the Transderm Scop patch. I do not regret that decision at all. Editors Note: ***Transderm Scop patch requires a prescription from your doctor.***

A Review of the Transderm Scop Patch 15 Years Anchored in Sisterhood

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Hennessy was Teazed at PoleLaTeaz Atlanta

This past weekend I checked off one of my fit list desires from a few years ago & attended my first pole dancing class at PoleLaTeaz Atlanta.  Hennessy, that’s me! We had to pick stripper names & the pretty brown brown seemed to fit ;) !

Hennessy was Teazed at PoleLaTeaz Atlanta

The beautiful bride to be pictured above was surprised with a bachelorette party chain of events. PoleLaTeaz Atlanta just happened to be the kick off we needed to get the evening started to find our sexy!  Continue reading

Adjusting To New Schedules

Life always seems to be coasting along until something happens and drastically changes it.

I am talking about my real job cutting hours and eliminating the need for 2 days in my schedule! As a result, I got moved to another store and thus, have to work EVERY FRIDAY morning!

Friday mornings for the last 3 years have been the happy part of my week.  Getting the day starting with 45 minutes of BODYCOMBAT followed by another 45 minutes of BODYPUMP, what better way to start the weekend?

Adjusting To New Schedules

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