Fitness App…Hmm…I’ve been thinking about building a Black Fitness App but wanted to see what out there. So I just zapped 3 hours of my life today cause there are tons of apps.
I can’t say there is a need for a BlackFitnessApp right now. If you need a dietician or meal plan… maybe a workoutplan for a 5K or quick pickmeup, well there is a fitness app for that. Check out the list — organized by category Read more
So you say exercise helps with skin, hair, nails and body? How about you look better and as a male I’m more sexually more attracted to you? How about this “new you” has revved up your self confidence and it makes you more appealing? A person’s physical appearance can be beneficial on an emotional level.
“If health and fitness aren’t enough to get you to exercise, how about improving your sex life? Sure, exercise can help you look good and maybe that will help you get more sex, but I’m talking about increasing your drive, ability and making sex more fun. You already know why exercise is so important for your health, but you may not know the sexual benefits. So, exercise can make your sex life more enjoyable. “
I’m thinking about my ex who use to run track and boy we use to…oh…back to the article…like I was sayin’
Rules for good sex:
#1 I know from experience no girl likes it for hours upon hours, but a one minute man is worst. For enthusiastic sex, you’ll need some type of cardio. It won’t be any fun if you half ass it and fall short!
(Get that cardio in 2-3 times a week your partner will thank you later and will notice the difference in no time.)
#2 Working out has enabled me to pick up the wifey and do what ever I please, I’ll leave the rest to your imagination. I can do pushups over/on my lady, support her weight and …okay okay enough already you get the point. We might as well cover muscular strength, which is something else you’ll need. Your muscles will be contracting like crazy no matter what position you’re in, so it pays to be in shape.
(Incorporate weights as part of your regimen 2-3 times a week. Every woman likes to hold on to some arms and broad shoulders, they feel protected.)
#3 We all like variety tired of the same ol positions? Work on your flexibility. Flexibility can enhance anyone’s sex life by making it a bit easier to get into your favorite position without fussing about it.
(While cooling down after your workout, don’t forget to stretch. Not only will you be testing your Karma sutra skills but when your flexible you can afford to be a lil rougher in bed)
Keep in mind that exercise minimizes stress & sleepless nights and maximizes drive & desire.
There are several rational reasons why a physically fit person is more likely to fully enjoy sex compared to a non-fit person. For instance, improved muscle tone can increase sexual gratification since orgasms depend on multiple muscle activity. Better yet these discoveries are even better when both parties are improving their fitness.
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Is this the End of Black Fitness Blog? My first born is here as of Tuesday 4:02 pm 08 Dec 09 at 8lbs and 2oz. No sleep , lots of junk food and only one gym session. Although the down fall was happening since November, it is not getting any better. I can’t be that role model/ spokesperson if I can’t stay true to myself. Obviously, this is a “to be continued” moment.
All eyes on Mel B. as she got her BlackFitness On. The former SPICE GIRL showed off her 6 pack and ripped figure in Las Vegas yesterday. The self-confessed fitness nut has a body that could rival a bodybuilder…I’m getting jealous here. She’s taking it to another level post pregnancy. (two babies by the way)
Stephen Belafonte and Mel B
People are email me telling me this is too much….are you kidding me?
Please do not compare her to buffie the body
and yes she too has a fitness dvd…
Mel B. with fans
The reason for her donning this skimpiest of white bikinis was to host the Hot Bodies at Tao Beach bash at The Venetian hotel.
the New Mel B.
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Now let me stress that i did not write this. IT actually comes from Pauline Nordin’s fighter diet blog. check it out.
This is for you who just found weight training and are very eager to get the results you want.. Like yesterday or even earlier!;-)
Think of you and the weights as a love story. First out is the crush. All you can THINK of is this wonderful thing you now wonder how you could live without before, right? And you cannot wait til you see the gym again. You plan your workouts, you cannot wait, and whatever you do, every little move, you get instant feedback! Your muscles are growing, you can FEEL it! There is no stop, no end, your energy is so high and vibrating, all you wanna do is cuddle those weights LOL. You fantasize about what you will look like in the future with those weights in your daily life.
Then, after a while, just like a crush, the routine gets lame, you’ve seen every move those dumbbells do, it does not feel the same and your emotions are not as intense. It got to become an every day thing. It losts its vibe! This is where you either find out there is more behind those bars and dumbbells, there is a deeper connection that is actually stronger than the crush. Yes, you and the weights know each other very well know, you’ve “been there, done that”, in all angles and positions! But you got to a halt or an incomplete stop in the relationship. So, now…. either you hold on to the weights because you’ve got something beautiful going on there, OR you say hasta la vista baby, try a new love story and kiss goodbye to the dream body of yours you wanted so bad!
But now, if you stay committed, and you enjoy the every day life with this your love, the dumbbells in the gym, you grow. Literally. And find deeper meaning with going in, doing the same thing over and over again. And some days when you reach a personal best, you find a new connection, yes, you fall in love again! Those newbie crush feelings arise from deep inside. And then cease again like the waves in the ocean. They come and go.
Getting results is all about commitment. It is a relationship. You cannot walk out of it just because you have some issues to deal with, if it’s worth it that is. You have obligations, you know? Just like paying bills, you got to put in your work hours in the gym. And quality that is in those hours. You must be kept accountable.
Relationships go up and down and so does this one between you and the weights. It’s normal to hate them sometimes, to even wanna kill them, strangle them, tell them to fxxk off and kick them in the balls! But you gotta go back and give back to reap the rewards. After many years of true commitment, you will feel like you’ve got it all.
“God pulled her through.”
That was the simple statement her assistant said that explained the whirlwind ordeal that Jennifer Hudson had gone through in 2008. The American worker had a rough autumn last year; J-Hud had a heartwrenching, tragic, devastating autumn.
But now she has announced plans for a 27-city tour with Robin Thicke, the first time since the tragedy that she will be put the kind of strain on her body and mental state that tests one’s mettle.
People close to her said she’s built for this; she’s a better person; she’s stronger.
She’ll need to be.
J-Hud herself explained in a recent interview her reasons for jumping back into the limelight as such: ”I have been active for the past four or five years, and to be working like that and then to just stop and all you hear is the clock ticking…” She shook her head. ”That will drive you crazy.”
Before competing in 2004’s Idol, the 5-foot-9 Jennifer Hudson, 25, had already accomplished a major feat: losing 60 pounds!
“I used to wear size 22,” the now size-10 Season 3 finalist (who cut out fried foods and jogged to slim down) tells Us Weekly magazine.
Yet, for Dreamgirls, the Golden Globe nominee actually had regain 20 pounds, which she piled on with cakes, cookies and inactivity.
“It bothered me to not workout,” she tells Us.
As soon as filming wrapped in May, Hudson returned to her healthy habits – and her fighting weight.
Jennifer Hudson’s Diet
“It’s all about healthy living,” says Hudson, whose staples include green salads, fish, chicken and cranberry juice. Her stay-energized snacks: cashews, almonds and raisins.
Jennifer Hudson’s Workout
Chicago-based trainer La-Fonza Alston gave Hudson a plan she can do on the road: squats, pushups and abs (four sets of 25 each), plus running. “I never would have guessed I’d be up at 4 a.m. to run,” she says. “I love it!”
Lean on family. Hudson tells Us her mom encouraged and supported her weight loss. “She is just pure love,” says the singer. [source: Us Weekly]
Aditya “Romeo” Dev is officially recognized as the world’s smallest bodybuilder. Training has completely changed his life, turning him into a celebrity. We are all given a deck of cards, it is completely up to us, on how we use them. At first I wanted to laugh but..well just check out his story:
The interesting thing is some people are afraid to go to the gym. Here and like everywhere else, the gym can have some of the most supportive people. Dissolve your F.E.A.R. (False Evidence Appearing Real) and deal with what you have!
The beautiful thing about blogging is how huge a solid network of bloggers can be. From web surfing to active community bloggin, I have been fortunate to meet and work with a lot of people. One of those people being Elizabeth, a 37 years young (she might kill me for the age disclosure) sister from Indiana. One of the reasons I love working out, is not only does it change you physically but also mentally. Below is her story…please share it as an example.
In 1997 I began having severe pain and cramping… I found out that I had endometriosis. I had surgery, thus began my ongoing battle with this disease. Every two years I would have to have surgery to scrape down my uterus, and to try to contain the growth. This was unsuccessful time after time. In between these surgeries I was given different medications to combat the pain, to try to slow the growth of the disease. By the time it was all said and done, I was on 6 different medications, including medication for hypothyroidism. In September of 2007, I had one final surgery that was supposed to take care of the problem once and for all. That surgery was also unsuccessful because in February of 2008, I ended up in the emergency room with heavy bleeding and pain so severe I couldn’t walk in. My doctor informed me that we could no longer try to prolong a hysterectomy. I had emergency surgery that Thursday to remove my uterus and my right ovary. Luckily, he was able to save the left ovary. When I left the hospital, I weighed a whopping 170 lbs. A month later I found a lump in my left breast. I had to have an ultrasound and a mammogram, which showed nothing. However, the right breast was the one that showed the fibristic tissue and could be a problem the doctor said. He also added that if I lost at least 40 lbs. I could severely cut my chances of developing full blown breast cancer my more than half.
That was it, I decided that I didn’t want to be unhealthy anymore, and I could see my quality of life lessening more and more daily. I decided that I was not going to be unhealthy anymore. That I wanted to live a productive life, that I was too young to be sick. That I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. And that I didn’t want all the diseases passed on from generation to generation from my grandparents and their parents. That I would be the one to finally break the mold of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer. My doctor released me to begin exercising in May of 2008. I bought an elliptical, and began doing cardio 4 times a week for 30 minutes. I cut out all pop, all sugar and all processed food. I also stopped eating anything that was dyed white. I started making sure that I got at least 7 hours of sleep every night. I also joined my local gym and began lifting weights. I read everything I could find about healthy eating, weight lifting, cardio, etc. By August of 2008 I had lost 30 lbs.
However, I was stuck. I couldn’t seem to lose that last 20lbs that I wanted. I still felt heavy at 5’0 tall, and still 140lbs. I ended up meeting a trainer at the gym who completely changed the rest of my life so far. I began training one day a week, and the other days he told me what to do for my exercise routine. He gave me an eating plan, and the guidelines for exercise. I started working out 6 days/ week. I started weight training 3 days/week. I began eating 5-6 small meals a day, which consisted of high protein and complex carbs at every session. I began ingesting at least 1 gram of protein per lb. of body weight. I changed my cardio from evenings to mornings. I began increasing my cardio from 30 minutes to 60 minutes / day. I started looking at life differently. I no longer lived to eat. I began eating to fuel my body to perform. To feed my muscle to continue to help it grow. The weight began falling off. I trained for 3 1/2 months, and am now currently at 107 lbs. with 11 % bodyfat. I never believed it could happen. I am healthier than I have been my whole life, even when I was younger. I am no longer on any medications whatsoever. I drink at least a gallon of water each day, get lots of green veggies. I started looking at working out differently. It no longer was a chore. It has become a way of life. I look forward to going to the gym and sweating all the toxins from the day out, and lifting weights to feel my body molding the way I want it to. To be able to manipulate the muscle, and to see the shape taking place.
I am a work in progress, just like we all are, but most of all, I want to be encouraging to others. Especially other black women. To let them know that they can succeed with their goals. They can change their bodies. They can be healthy and strong. That our genetic makeup does not “have” to predetermine the people that we are. WE are the ones to determine who we are, and what we will become. And that our daughters can look at us and be inspired to continue in our footsteps on the journey of life in a healthy and happy way.
How’d she do it? Leave a comment, email me or subscribe to BlackFitness and I’ll send you her personalized workout!