Author: afrogirlfitness

Pimples, fatigue, irregular periods, extra facial and body hair led to self diagnosis of PCOS

PCOS Story from @peaceoverperfection I was that girl in class with the pimples. As a young teen, this wasn’t anything out of the ordinary. But as the next few years went by, I also had extra facial and body hair to contend with. When I started college at around 16, fatigue decided to jump into the mix, closely followed by lengthy, irregular periods… I know they say that self-diagnosing through Google is a big no-no. For the most part I agree, as I’ve given myself more concern than consolation with getting diagnoses that way. However, on this occasion, a...

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How the office gym changed Labelle’s life

Weight loss before and after of @labellesunshine Growing up I was always the big girl in the group. Whenever it was time to try clothes on, it would always fit my sisters or cousins and I would feel left out; for that reason, I hated shopping. Whenever it came to guys, I was never the pretty girl; but always the cool friend. I grew up seeing guys go for my sisters more because they were thinner than me. I was always insecure about my weight so whenever a guy would go for me, I would hold on to them...

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How Remi overcame her eating habits

Remi’s Before and after weight loss @remi.idowu From when I was a little girl I was always the athletic girl running, doing cross country and pretty much any sport you could imagine! However, my downfall was always food. I would binge on food constantly throughout school and when I got home I’d also help myself to a massive portion of whatever we were having for dinner. Moving schools is when I became the heaviest I had ever been. I would constantly be snacking on pizza, waffles, cake and it didn’t help that a fish and chips shop was located right next to my school. A year ago, is when I started my fitness journey. My beautiful sister’s wedding was coming up and I was turning 17. I remember telling myself this is not how I wanted to live the rest of my life feeling sick, bloated and lazy all the time and so from that day I wanted to change. DO NOT BE FOOLED it was not easy! Because of my athletic past, exercise came easily to me. I would highly recommend Julian Michael 30 Day Shred. My results were not amazing but it gave me a kick start  and motivated me to keep going. When I was finished with that, I forced me and my sister to start going to the gym. We would do about 30 mins of HIIT on either the elliptical trainer or treadmill. Then do 15 minutes of either abs or arms. Overcoming my poor eating...

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Amber shares her four year weight loss journey

    weight loss before and after of Amber Instagram @getfitwithkatleho From childhood, I’ve always had extra weight on my body. As a result, I grew up having a lot of insecurities about myself. I lacked confidence in myself as well as failed to show myself enough self-love. Four years later, I made the decision to love myself and to start my fitness journey.  I currently find myself at a place of contentment with all that I am and have achieved in terms of my body. I’ve grown spiritually, mentally and physically throughout this journey. I, first and foremost, changed my...

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“Feeling jaded and unfit”

It was June 2015; it was a little over 2 years since I resigned from my job and became a stay at home mum. It was more a case of accepting a redundancy and choosing to stay and care for my child (I had one child at this time) as I wasn’t happy with the child care arrangement; and quite frankly I couldn’t trust anyone to do a better job of caring for him than me. Yes, I am that kind of mum. Back to June 2015; I was now a stay at home mum to 3 boys; ages...

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