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September 5, 2011

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September 9, 2011

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July 26, 2013

My Fitness Journey

My Weight loss journey began last year. I wanted to have more energy and get back to how I looked when I was 19. I lost 20Lbs from may to december juicing walking and doing Yoga. I started lifting weights in december. I decided I wanted more of a fitness physique.
Beginning my Herbalife nutrition plan was the best thing I could have done for my health.
Before Herbalife I was working out 6 days a week 3 hours a day on a 1200 calorie low carb diet. I was juicing everyday and ate a lot of tuna and kale.
My first 30 day on Herbalife I lost 7% of my bodyfat and 8lbs it was easy to maintain and I deleted my calorie app and now I don’t have to spend 18 hours in the gym every week. I still eat clean but I get to eat more than I use to and I look and feel better.
In my next 30 days I gained 4lbs in lean muscle while keep the fat off I had already lost.
I am in the best shape of my life now.
Being healthy and In shape looks different for everyone.

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January 26, 20104 years ago

Queen Latifah’s Jenny Craig Meal Plan

After losing 20 pounds on the Jenny Craig diet, Queen Latifah has joined other celebrities like Valerie Bertinelli and Kirstie Alley by signing on as a spokesperson for one of the most successful celebrity diets. The 39-year-old rapper, actress and singer once weighed 240 pounds, and says losing the weight was not about being skinny for her; it was more about getting healthier.

While Queen Latifah hits the gym five to seven days a week (using the treadmill and elliptical machine) she still eats what she normally eats, just in smaller portions.

“I haven’t had to sacrifice anything that I normally eat, I just eat a little bit less of it,” she told The National Enquirer.

Here’s her detailed meal plan…

Egg-white scrambled with veggies, a glass of non-fat milk and a side of fruit.

Midmorning snack

Thai chicken soup, rotini with meatballs and salad

Midday snack

Jenny Craig’s Anytime Bar (110 calories)

Chicken fajitas with red peppers and onions

Lemon cake with non0fat whipped topping and raspberries

Celeb Diet Doc..
Food delivery plans are gaining popularity and they will all work if you follow them. Jenny Craig, while the most heavily marketed by paid celeb endorsers, has been criticized for its processed food ingredients and taste. I am also not a fan of processed food bars to lose weight as they will lead to weight gain if you don’t practice strict portion control.


January 25, 20104 years ago

DAY 1: Baby or Not, Here I Come!


30Mins treadmill / 6.0 incline / 3.5 speed / weight 229

2 sets of Dips / 2 sets of pullups

Glutamine/ Vit C/ BCAA / Multi

Breakfast: Egg whites and veggie patty


Water, Water, Water, Water ….

Meal 2: Protein shake w/ scoop of peanut butter

“Today is a gift, that is why it is called the present”  waking up up is hard: it’s cold, baby wakes up 2-3 times a night and my bed fells so good.

Why did I wake up 530am?

Body is soft

Waist line is getting big

Nephew beat me in a game of basketball (this will not happen again)

Life is too short to worry about the past and the future, because what will happen is you will not be in the present.  The present is where those little wonderful moments happen, that can give you peace.  Those moments give you a purpose, one that you could not have even imagined, and if you were too busy worrying, it would float right by you.  Living is taking it one day at a time, finding courage, accepting hardships as pathways to peace, and smiling when you can through the joy of others.  But you cannot accomplish any of this until you get honest with yourself…. and begin living!!! Become the person you ought to be!

January 24, 20104 years ago

Cook Yourself Thin Book Giveaway!


Since I’ve been majorly slackin…I’ve decided to get back to basics and prep all my meals Sunday night. If you’re serious about doing anything here you need tupperware. I’ve prepped Asian chicken salad using a Cook Yourself Thin recipe. The site features tasty recipes like Greek salad pitza and Veggie couscous to help keep your caloric intake under control. To check out the rest of the recipes visit: cook-yourself thin recipes.

These exclusive recipes cannot be found in the current book or the new one, only in Cook Yourself Thin FASTER — which hits shelves right before the New Year. The new book delivers more mouthwatering low-fat recipes, more skinny alternatives to your cravings, and more quick and easy meals in HALF the time! With a calorie guide, good food and a semi guilt free attitude you can get away with it.

When you visit the site, you will also see there is a chance to win a copy of “Cook Yourself Thin FASTER”(giveaway).

But, a lucky reader will also have a chance to win a copy of the book here at Black Fitness Blog! To enter: share this post on facebook or twitter let me know by “friending me” or sending me a link of your post.

January 20, 20104 years ago

Who's that Girl? Cara Heads (VIDEO)


Cara Heads is an Olympic weightlifter for the United States. Her experience as a World-Class Athlete has provided her with an understanding of what values are to be adopted, and are necessary for maximum personal achievement. Cara wears several hats including that of an Olympic Athlete, Motivational Speaker, Fitness Consultant, Coach, Fundraiser, Graduate Student and soon-to-be, published author.

This is what a healthy thick sister is suppose to look like …not buffy the body or any of those other BLEEP BLEEPS.

Here is some of her work:

Squatting 297lbs…

Recover/ conditioning work in the pool. Great example of being inshape, muscular and portioned without being “manly” debuffing all the myths about women lifting weights.

January 18, 20104 years ago

I think it's time.....


When ever the girl next door is squatting more than you….


January 13, 20104 years ago

Haitian Earthquake Relief

Haitian Earthquake Relief

The following is a list of legitimate charities and organization in need of donations to help with the relief efforts underway in Haiti.

The links to their donation pages have been shortened to make them easy to re-post on twitter and other websites. If you know of additional organizations that should be listed, please email me at nick@itsjustlight.com

The list is constantly growing, so please check back often and continue to share

Please feel free to direct people to the complete list here at: BlackFitnessBlog or on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Haitian-Earthquake-Relief/288681741232

American Red Cross International Relief Fund:


Canadian Red Cross:




International Medical Corps:


Medical Teams International:


AmeriCares Help For Haiti:


Doctors Without Borders:




Partners in Health:


International Organization for Migration:


Catholic Relief Services:


Yéle Haiti:


Hope for Haiti:


Beyond Borders:


American Jewish World Service:


Haitian Health Foundation:


Childcare Worldwide:


Friends of the World Food Program:




Samaritan’s Purse:


Operation USA:


Save the Children:


Meds and Food for Kids:


Direct Relief International:


Salvation Army:


Operation Blessing International:


World Wide Village:


International Relief Teams:




World Vision:


World Concern:



January 8, 20104 years ago

The Ultimate Workout Partner Part Deux


Don’t exercise with the opposite sex- This would be directed more towards someone in a relationship. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve seen “gym relationships” turn into more than that. Wisdom says be careful if you decide not to follow this friendly advice.” -unknown

Ok… let’s think about what it takes to be a good workout partner…reliable, trustworthy, knowledge, and fitness age. This is all good and can be found in many female/male workout partners. I personally have found female partners in the gym to workout with the same intensity as I do.  Honestly, pound for pound they might be doing the same workout as me. Eventually my ego kicks in so I end up lifting more by the end of the day.

Our bodies are inherently different, and it’s a special kind of cross training to let your partner broaden your routine into something traditionally used by the opposite sex. I’ve tried yoga and pilates because of a female workout partner. I’ve also done weird things with big bouncing balls…don’t ask me what they are….lol. This is a different topic but Rusty at BlackBookFitness begs the question “Should Women Do the Same Type of Workouts as Men?

Let’s get dirty and talk about the intimacy of working out with the opposite sex.


Let’s start with spotting. Think squats… need I say more? Seriously to allow someone to touch you, hold you or grab you requires a lot of trust. This exchange of trust between members of the opposite sex is huge.

Now let’s move over to sweating. Pheromones are natural scents, which play an important role in sexual communication. Consciously we don’t attract to sweaty workout partners but what if subconsciously we do? It has been documented that male sweat can boost a females hormone levels. More so we can get real comfortable with each other in our own skin when we sweat especially around each other.

Another aspect of working out with the opposite sex is the grunting and stretching. Yes, I know this sounds weird but every possible sound and movement you can imagine the opposite sex in,  happens during an intense workout. This might be a one sided view but watching an intense push and a shear desire to be better in itself is a turn on. Physicality aside motivation and drive are attractive traits, During one of my recent workouts I remember this one female say ” Interesting…I’ve never heard that sound come out of you before.”


Development- Typically, no matter what a woman’s size or shape is there are certain parts that are beautiful like shoulders, the lower back, arms and so forth.  It’s not until you’re in an intimate situation, working out, with the opposite sex that you notice the beautiful parts about them. Again these parts are enhanced over time while working out…it only gets bigger and better. Then you start imaging the possiblities….

Finally, the idea that you can substitute sex for a good workout. Your’re in top shape and your workout partner is in top shape, so the only thing left is to test each others strength, flexibilty and stamina. A solid base, strong core, more power, double the stamina = wilder positions. Trust me,  I used to date a track athlete …it is different.

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