How to Treat Side Bae: At Home Work Out Tips

It’s a new year and for some of you, a brand new day! Through out life, major milestones require us to switch up our routines. Some of those routines can have us floating on cloud nine rocking this journey of life to the fullest.  Yet and still, when change happens, we are forced to adapt that routine.   Working out is not always going to be your TOP priority, however, we can aim to keep it pretty high so that when change occurs, we find new ways to continuously move our bodies!

My favorite form of working out is group fitness classes! I think you new that considering I write a whole blog about it!  However, last year I took a position in my company that requires me to commute to work and decreases the amount of time and energy I have through out the week to devote to going to the gym.  I was forced to start doing some workouts at home.

I am here to encourage that you too can modify your normal routine and do some activities at home.  This isn’t the easiest task, but when you consider the alternative which is NOT working out at all, this becomes slightly attractive.  You may feel like you are cheating on your trainer, group fitness instructor, running group etc., but in the fitness relationship ONLY, you actually get permission to have a side bae!  I’m hoping to help you treat them right 😉 !

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Flexirods Can Help You Stay Fit & Fly

I frequently discuss hair as a barrier to workouts in the African American community.  Whenever I discover another tweak to the hair maintenance routine of a sister trying to stay fit and fly, I get super excited to share it with you.

My latest discovery is the Flexirod! It has changed my fit, fly, and financial life here the last six months and I will show you how!  I think this is an appropriate share for black history month!

This is how I leave out of the hair salon. I literally took this photo at the shop. There is nothing like the feeling you have when you prance around with a fresh new do! The problem is, as soon as you hit the gym, the freshness of you fly goes out the window.

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What if I showed you how the flexirod not only helps maintain your hair but it empowers you to get your workout on knowing that you can still keep pretty curls…..WINNING!

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One Word for 2017: FEARLESS

Happy New Year to you PFL!  I hope you had an amazing holiday season.  Even having to work most of the time you all were on break, I was truly blessed to spend time with family and friends on Christmas day.

I am super excited to get this year started with you.  I have a pretty good handle on who my PFL audience is after sharing time with you for four years.  My goal this year is to really reach you with the material that you desire.

Rather than share a bucket list or resolution roll call, I’m choosing to focus on one word again as I’ve done in the past.  My word for 2017 is fearless.

fearless – without the feeling or condition of being afraid.

One Word for 2017: FEARLESS

Fear can be a super sized strong hold on your dreams.  I have wasted enough time in  relationships, fitness, and in my career with fear for my entire PFL audience.  I have let fear hold me back on several occasions.  When I’ve finally mustered up the courage to move forward with change or something new, it never disappointed me.  Guess what tho, I still struggle with fear!  

That’s the thing, it will always be there. I am not encouraging you to ignore it all together because sometimes it is with good reason that you are fearful.  I am simply sharing that when you want to move forward, you can probably do so fearlessly if you walk through a few steps along  the way.

 

Research  – The first step would be to do your research.  Often times we have dreams, but we don’t even know the work that goes into those dreams.

Prepare – Once you have done the research, you need to get your house in order.  This could be in the form of education, finances, spiritual warfare, etc.

Be Positive – After you’ve set the foundation and you take the plunge, you will have people around you who try to discourage you from your dreams.  You need to stay positive and have positive affirmations ready to say to yourself and prepare your responses for the haters as well.

Persevere  – Lastly, just because you did all the ground work and remained positive doesn’t mean you will not come across barriers.  You have to be steadfast in the mist of storms of trouble.  You may have to adapt your pathway to achieve the goal, but as long as you achieve the goal, that’s all that matters.

These steps have helped me; get out of relationships, start my blog, become a group fitness instructor and more.  I hope that it can inspire you in some way as we kick off the new year!

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Yours in Healthy, Active, & Prosperous Lifestyles,

Rx Fitness Lady wants to know…

  • What is your word for 2017?
  • How do you manage your fears?
  • How was your New Year?

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10 Christmas Gift Options for Your Tribe In Your Budget

December is here and it came rather quickly!  What will come even quicker is Christmas day!  Most of us have special people we have to take care of before Christmas with tokens  of appreciation. Everyone wants to know that they are appreciated and the Christmas season is the perfect time to do something a little extra for your tribe.  No matter if it’s your; child’s teachers/aid, staff, boss, Pastor, beautician, etc., here are some winners.

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9 Places for A Busy Girl to Create a Healthier Lunch World QUICKLY

Yesterday, I attended a local event in support of National Healthy Lunch Day. The goal from the American Diabetes Association was to move people toward making healthier choices for lunch.

I was happy to be amongst some of my city’s fitness professionals while supporting the national efforts of ADA and the local efforts of the Georgia Wellness and Fitness Festival.

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I am sharing a couple of the American Diabetes Association’s infographics today and dropping my 2 cents in as well!

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My Brazilian Hair Bust

I have made it perfectly clear on some of my initial posts, that I wear a sew in! After several attempts to keep a steady workout schedule while practicing good Hair care, the sew in is what won me over for appearance and maintenance purposes.  You should really give it a try if your hair is holding you back from exercise.

Women take their appearance SUPER serious (well, most women)! I had an experience that I must share for those of you who are in a similar boat as me.

BRAND NEW DO

BRAND NEW DO

For the record, I didn’t like these pictures!

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A FVSU Homecoming Recap & Education Intelligence Test

Last weekend I returned to my alma mater as usual to celebrate HOMECOMING! The campus of Fort Valley State University owns some of my fondest memories.  I built the foundation for my pharmacy career, played collegiate basketball, pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and much more while being there for four years.

This past homecoming was a little special as my line sisters and I were celebrating 15 years in sisterhood.  The homecoming committee pulled out all the stops so that we could  create new memories while celebrating the past.  I made a little video to share some of those moments with you.


One of my most memorable moments on campus when I was a student at FVSU came from a Delta workshop where a Delta D.E.A.R. (Deltas age 62 and above) was facilitating.

She said she was going to tell us the difference in leaving FVSU and being  a person that went to college verses being educated. 

I think EVERYONE  can do better if you know better, so on PFL today, we’re going to make sure you can pass the test!

Who knew education was based on your intellect AND social graces 🙂 ?

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Should Pharmacists Use the Title Doctor?

If you are a RPh (registered pharmacist) who completed your pharmacy education in a Doctor of Pharmacy program, do you use your Pharm.D. to apply handle to your name? Do you expect others to do so as well?

After last week finishing up the Presidential Debates for 2016, I figured you’d be craving for more 😉 .  I am humbly offering a debatable topic in honor of American Pharmacists Month.  I am going to argue a bit on both sides and you will see why.

If you are a regular reader of PFL, then you know that I am a Community Pharmacist and I have been practicing with the same company for the last 10 years. 

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I don’t think the question “Should Pharmacists Use the Title Doctor?” has a black and white answer.  I truly think it depends on the setting, so let’s discuss!

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The Importance of a Professional Mentor and the Four Letter Word Networking

Can you tell when someone is befriending you?  I can, and it’s a great feeling.  Establishing  mentor relationships are the same way.  Matter of fact, the mentor/mentee roles often times cross the lines over into friendship.  This is a necessary relationship for everyone in any profession.  You might not have to reach out to a mentor, they may take it upon themselves to be your mentor.  You have to keep your ears and eyes open and listen out for any opportunity.  You never know what type of mentor will be able to help you progress through your career.

Often times, we can find mentors through the internet.  Your mentor doesn’t even have to know you exist, but you need to have a team of them.

It’s American Pharmacists Month, so I am talking about my pharmacy mentors.  However, I have additional mentors in the areas of Group fitness instructor, blogging, and real estate investing.   I have to mention that mentors are not just important professionally.  I, like most of you, probably have mentors for church, family, and life in general.  I can’t get enough of talking about mentors.  Nobody starts out any adventure knowing it all.  Where would we all be without a little help along the way!

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Meatloaf No Ketchup: 10 Year Pharmacy Reunion Recap & 10 More Customer Service Confessions of a Community Pharmacist

I’m really not as stuck up as onlookers give me credit for and neither are my 2006 South University Pharmacy School graduating classmates. I write this in honor of a classic moment this past weekend in Savannah, GA while we were celebrating our 10 year reunion. Our class president ordered meatloaf in Savannah.  Yes, I know but it was highly recommended by a classmate that lives in Savannah.  When it came out, it was just a loaf, nothing on top. She kindly offered it to us, to which the response from one of the husbands of my classmates “meatloaf is supposed to have ketchup on it!”  The whole table started in about never seeing meatloaf without ketchup.  Then we quickly reminisced on an earlier lunch at The Old Pink House where everyone was wishing for hot sauce for their fried chicken!

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I think we were pleasantly in agreement that it was good to be a part of a successful, yet grounded group of pharmacists.

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October is American Pharmacists Month (APhM) with a goal of promoting the profession and getting the attention we deserve among our peers, patients, and communities.  There are so many ways to celebrate this month in practice and in the community.  I am choosing to blog through the eyes of my profession for the month.  I hope you enjoy!  What better way to start than share with you my reunion this past weekend and a walk down memory lane!  Just for fun, I’m throwing in more Customer Service Confessions of a Community Pharmacist, part 2 that is…

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