Author: afrogirlfitness

Jasmin Mercedes on body image after twins and Postpartum depression: “it doesn’t define me to have a six pack and to be super lean”

In our Q&A with Jasmin, she talks about accepting her body changes after having twins and overcoming Postpartum Depression (PPD) with exercise being her drug of choice. Learn the disciplines that have brought her happiness and enabled her to be resilient. I reside in Austin, Tx originally from Germany. I’m a wife and first time mother of twins. Prior to having them I helped my husband run his bar in downtown Austin while also having my own personal training business and competing in body building. It’s crazy actually, my husband found out he had to have open heart surgery...

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Lumbar Scoliosis: lose weight, lose the back pain!

Following a diagnosis of Lumbar Scoliosis, Manou had no choice but to start on her weight loss journey to alleviate the excruciating back pain that ensued. Lumbar Scoliosis is a medical condition where a persons spine curves sideways. It can affect any one of any age but most often starts in children between ages 10-15. Some adults may require surgery depending on the degree while in most cases, the condition is managed with pain relief medication. Read on to learn how Manou lost 50lbs in 9 months which eased away her back pain. My name is Manoucheka Larrieux , everyone calls...

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Intense Ab Workout (No Equipment)

Chanel Coco Brown shares an intense ab workout that can be carried out at home on a rest day or during / after a workout. The workout consists of a variety of different exercises all at the the 20 rep range. These exercises are: Flutter kicks Knee Tucks Bicycle Crunches Reverse Crunch Single Leg Drop Repeat every exercise at least 2 more times minimising the amount of rest between each exercise. Following this routine could assist you by adding some new ab exercises to your current routine and can also show you proper form. If you like this video,...

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Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Here’s a quick post workout meal idea from Chaz Hammonds (@soulfitgrill) on Instagram. Pair this delicious shrimp dish with vegetables or salads of your choice & simple carbs like Quinoa, wholewheat pasta & brown rice. Soul Fit Grill Spice shown in video:...

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I overcame high blood pressure and chronic knee pain

Weight loss story from @cheinspires Che suffered with high blood pressure & knee pain and overcame this by losing over 160lbs through the use of exercise and a low carb, high protein lifestyle. I am 37 years old living in Atlanta, Georgia. I am married with a 7 year old daughter. I am employed in management in the banking industry. Hobbies would include fitness, cooking new recipes, shopping, traveling, reading and women empowerment. I have been overweight my entire young adult life but I’ve been on a weight loss journey SERIOUSLY for the last 7 years. I say seriously...

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