Author: afrogirlfitness

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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30lbs weight loss in 6 months: No Surgery, no pills

After a friend questioned whether Tara would be able to pull off a bikini, Tara took this as a prompt to start on her all natural , no surgery weight loss journey. At age 39, age wasn’t a factor but one of the reasons to get her health in order. Read on to learn how her journey of one Personal Trainer, no waist trainers and no pills improved her health. Hello, my name is Tara Mabrey  and I started my lifestyle change three years ago at the age of 39.  I am a Math Specialist at an elementary school in Washington, D.C....

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Weight loss journey after losing Mother to diabetes- Evelyn’s story

Prior to becoming a mother Evelyn was an active Division 1 basketball player, however becoming a mother for he first time brought with it extra weight which she didn’t think much of. Following the death of her mother to diabetes, Evelyn started comfort eating to cope with her loss. Her turning point was fearing she’ll die young and leave her daughter behind if she continued to neglect her health. Read on to learn about her weight loss jounrey. My name is Evelyn Victoria Lewis and I’m originally from Hampton Virginia. I now live in D.C with my adorable four-year-old...

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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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