Author: afrogirlfitness

I tried every diet and non diet under the sun

Weight loss story from @30stepsfor30 After trying all types of diets, Faith was able to find what works for her in order to lose weight. Faith learned to substitute the usual sugary / salty foods with sweet fruits and salted nuts. I have always been that girl who has had to work hard to lose or maintain my weight. When I was 11 my mom would wake me up to do Tae Bo, which was a pain.My mom didn’t do it because she was obsessed with me becoming thin, she did it because she could see how unhappy I was...

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Measuring weight loss Progress- 3 Tips

Image Credit: @gymhooky I have a powerful idea that I think would be useful for anyone on a weight loss Journey. The premise is about how critical it is to properly define workout goals in a way that increases a person’s ability to be successful AND how powerful it is to find more non-traditional ways to measure results of all of your hard work (i.e. not relying primarily on the scale). This year I started my own journey to become physically fit.  I set ONE goal and that is to be consistent. But what is consistency really? and what...

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Wife, mum of two, Lecturer and PHD candidate. Tega shares how she fits in her fitness lifestyle

Fit Mum Tega Tell us a little about yourself My name is Tega, I am a wife, mother of two gorgeous boys aged 3 and 1.5 and a Lecturer and Ph.D candidate. I am originally from Nigeria, but my family and I recently relocated to Wellington New Zealand. Can you share with us a little about your fitness journey how it started? In college, I was one of those slim people who could eat anything and never add weight. I never worried or thought about health and fitness. But as I grew older I started to put on the weight...

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I’m extremely competitive so being in class with others fueled me to push myself harder

Weight loss story from @plusisaplus Cymande shares her weight loss story with us, she writes about how she made a change with fitness classes and correcting her diet. Eating healthier and meal prepping enabled her to to stop eating fast food 75% of the time. My entire life I’ve worked out on and off, for different stretches of time.  I would lose a bit of weight here and there, never more than 50lbs at a time, but I always quit, gaining everything back, plus some. In 2014 I lost my dad to congestive heart failure. Before his passing he...

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