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Marathon Training Tips From Head to Toe

Marathon Training Tips From Head to Toe

In less than 10 days, I will be completing my first marathon on December 14th in Dallas, Texas. Marathon training has been very tough yet educational but I’ve managed to train in style. If you’re thinking about training for your first marathon, I have three training tips to help you from ...

Three Tips for Staying Active in Cooler Weather

Three Tips for Staying Active in Cooler Weather

  The weather is much cooler now in Texas.  I am so happy to wear my tights, boots and large scarves to work now. Yay! But with cooler temperatures, your workouts might take a backseat. Check out three tips to stay active in cooler weather.   Three Tips for Staying Active in Cooler ...

How to Fix Dry Natural Hair While Working Out #AskSportyAfros

How to Fix Dry Natural Hair While Working Out #AskSportyAfros

We’re starting a new You Tube series called #AskSportyAfros. Use the hash tag in social media outlets to ask us anything about hair, fitness, nutrition or life in general. The responses have already been pouring in. We can’t wait to hear more from you guys.   For our first episode ...

The Workout Holy Grail: Tabata

The Workout Holy Grail: Tabata

Tabata. A word that strikes fear in the heart of the most avid fitness enthusiast. Just in case you live under a rock, tabata is a short,  4-minute round of ridiculously intense exercises. Just 4 minutes of tabata has proven more effective than 60 min of jogging. Seriously! It’s not just ...

5 Steps to Negate Your Cheat Meal

5 Steps to Negate Your Cheat Meal

  Alex and I have been working hard for the past few months. She’s been training for a marathon and I’ve been trying to whip my body into shape for my latest fitness goal (to be announced shortly). When you’re training hard, a cheat meal is an absolute necessity (to me at ...

5 Tips to Start Your Healthy Lifestyle Today!

5 Tips to Start Your Healthy Lifestyle Today!

Have you fallen off the healthy living wagon? It’s ok. It happens to the best of us. Maybe you looked in the mirror and realized that you could be a better version of yourself. Whatever your reason is to get back on it, here are a 5 tips to help you get started. Set a goal What do you want ...

What’s In My Gym Bag – Toiletry Bag Edition

What’s In My Gym Bag – Toiletry Bag Edition

Training for a marathon means I live out of my gym bag. I typically workout in the morning and take a shower at the gym, so my toiletry bag is essential. Here are a few of my staples. A bottle containing my personal blend of oils Natural soap and bath scrub Loofah Shower cap Facial exfoliating ...

How to Deal with a Bad Workout Session

How to Deal with a Bad Workout Session

We’ve all been there. You got up, got dressed, traveled to the gym, trail , pool or whatever and you have a bad workout. It starts off bad from the very first minute of the warm up. What should you do? Grind it out? Go easy? Go home? Check out what I decided to do when I had a bad workout ...