Author: afrogirlfitness

Team USA – Femita Ayanbeku: “Life after amputation can still be great”

Femita had an accident at age 11 which resulted in part of her right leg being amputated. Her altered body caused her to develop a negative body image for much of her childhood but she didn’t internalize the social stigma she experienced nor allowed her disability to define or stop her from pursuing her goals. Today, 25 year old Femita is a graduate, Founder of non-profit organization Limb-it-less Creations Incorporated, and 2016 US gold national medalist for 100M after just 6 months of training! Femita oozes strength of mind! read on as we connect with her. So who is Femita?...

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4 no gimmick steps for weight loss success

With all the information available on the market for weight loss, it can seem daunting to start on your own journey. This no gimmick guide for weight loss is all you need to get started. Read on as our contributor Caprisha also shares her journey of losing over 30lbs in 7 months. 1.Just Start! You’ve been scrolling through your Instagram feed and you’re awed by the transformation stories. You pause and tug at your bulging tummy that you just managed to squeeze and quickly zip into your new skinny jeans. you wonder how long it will take to finally be the...

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Miss Black USA 2017: 6 Things you didn’t know about Daphne Lee

For  Daphne Lee, Miss Black USA  “is a woman who knows how to serve her community, knows how to speak and engage her audience, knows how to use her God given talents for good, and knows how to market herself.” Daphne is a professional ballerina, an Activist, Goodwill ambassador to the Republic of Sierra-Leone Daphne, national spokesperson for the Heart Truth Campaign and a Masters student of Fine Arts in Dance. When she isn’t wearing one of her many hats you might find her “eating popcorn and watching black and white movies from the 1930’s-40’s and chatting with her boyfriend.” Read on...

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How I lost weight naturally with PCOS

My name is Febeh and I am originally from Cameroon, but I’ve lived in the DMV since I can remember. I am currently working towards my DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy).  What led you to want to make a lifestyle change? I’ve struggled with my weight since I was 11 years old. So my weight & PCOS are the two reasons why I decided to change my lifestyle.  I have had Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome since I was 13 years of age. About PCOS Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects a woman’s hormone levels. Women with PCOS produce...

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PharmD student Nae shares 4 tips for weight loss success

Chanae led an active lifestyle for much of her childhood years; but after suffering several sport related injuries which meant she had to quit basketball, she realised that you cannot out run a bad diet. Athletic performance pushes the body to the edge and without adequate nutrition the body is placed under stress and consequently, recovery is prolonged or not possible. Chanae is currently studying for a Doctorate in Pharmacy in Howard University and shares 4 tips that helped her lose weight.  Tell us what got you on your fitness journey I guess you can kind of say I...

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