If your body could talk, what would it say????
Our body speaks to us everyday, It has a way of letting us know when something is wrong but most of don’t listen. For many years my body was screaming at me with a blow horn, but I ignored it. Back in the day my body was telling me I’m falling apart. I’m itchy, my bones hurt. I can’t carry you anymore. I give up.

Today I have a pretty good relationship with my body. It’s saying, thank you for being so kind to me and following Gods plan. Your treating me like the Queen I am. I love how you work me out and nourish me with all those wonderful fruits and vegetables, but I still have a few complaints. I need a few more hours of sleep and I need a vacation. I thought we were gonna start doing yoga. I need to stretch more, please!!!!

Two months ago I asked a few friends and family what their body was saying to them, and this is what they said. ( with no filter):
“Keep stretching me!”

“I’m 44 but i feel like I’m 25!”

“You’re making me waste away, lazy!!”

“I have to pee, why are you holding it? is typing this last sentence that important?”(mom to be)

“lol.. really.. lol.. right now it would say… I’m tired, need sleep but thank God for grace when I’m weak!”

“Thank you for deciding to give me some attention. I have served you well for many years but I need a little maintenance. I appreciate the fact that you have decided to put me first in your life. All I need is a little TLC and I will keep going strong for you for many years. We are a great team together but I just need you to listen to me and focus on my needs. I will work a lot better for you if you feed me well, give me moderate exercise and try to let me sleep at least 8 hours a night. I love you powerful woman. Make me wonderful baby!”

“If u want me to continue running at this optimal level, make sure to stop and thank me with a power nap on a Saturday or Sunday. I sure do enjoy those every once in a while. I also really like it when you take the time to praise me for all the hard work I’ve gotten you through, instead of the little comments that I hear when get frustrated with me when your over indulge. I love you & I know you love me. I just need to hear it a little more and  I promise I wont let you down. we’ll get through anything TOGETHER!”

“Thank you for starting the year off right by setting goals to get me FIT!!!!”

“Help…. cant seem to get started with working out or eating healthier…. I’m tired”
“On the inside I feel like Jessica Rabbit but don’t always look it. So in essence my inside is saying “Help” & my outside is saying I’m tryin!”

“My body would say that it is working too much and not resting enough. It would also say that it would like to dance all day long or take me to the gym more.”

It would say. “The older I get the more maintenance I need…”

“I just want to say its been a honor being in your body for the last 21 years. You have taken really good care of me . I like that you always stay active in sports and remember that im still young and i still have much development to Do. I have lots in store for us. Continue to eat healthy and stay active, remember that rest is just as important as well, And also I like ice cream so its okay to indulge in eating some.”

” You really need to start eating your vegetable and eating lean and clean. You also need to start working out, not just running. I lost the weight, but I still have a jelly belly and arms. I also need protein.”
Thank you all for sharing with me. After reading this, what if anything has changed about your relationship with your body?


Recharge your workout


Work out of the week

100 jump ropes

25 squats

10 push-ups

50 crunches

25 lunges

1 minutes of planks

Workout of the week. Is just that. A workout for the week. It is designed for you to complete as many rounds as you can in 30 minutes on each workout day (take a 30 sec break after each completed round). For best results these exercise should be done at least 3 days out of the week. For those of you that are new to exercising, work at your own pace. No pressure. For those of you looking for a challenge, add weight to your workout.

Always consult your doctor before starting any new exercise regiment.


People always ask, “how does it feel to be a year older?”

Well!!  Here you go in no particular order
1. Blessed
2. 25 years young
3. Chemical free
4. Time to change careers
5. Fit
6. Stronger
7. Natural
8. Wiser
9. Black and proud
10. Deva
11. Fearless
12. Stuck
13. Happy
14. Sad
15. Ok
16. Joyful
17. 50 percent less
18. Qualified
19. Thoughtful
20. 50 percent more
21. Present
22. Alone
23. Unconcerned
24. Confused
25. Fed-up
26. Shocked
27. Beautiful
28. Encouraging
29. Like taking a drink
30. Like dancing
31. Used
32. Bent but not broken
33. Unsettled
34. Unapologetic
35. Useful
36. A winner
37. Hopeful
38. Invested
39. Grounded
40. Deserving
41. Like a grown ass woman
42. Available
43. Adventurous
44. Healthy
And one to grow on
45. Entitled to be…

Recharge for March

Time to recharge.

Can you believe it’s already March?

If you started your year out by setting goals for a healthier, happier, and more fit you, here’s a big high-five to you. If you did not, it’s not to late to start.
Every few months. I like to recharge my workout and health goes so that I don’t get bored or that my progress doesn’t plateau

Here are a few things that can help you recharge for March.

1. Do a pantry sweep. Remove all the trigger foods that call your name at night.
2. Make a new grocery list and have all the foods you need before the week starts.
3, Pre-plan your snacks and meals. Think healthy!!
4. Reevaluate/ start your workout routine. If you already have a routine in place, try pushing yourself a little harder by adding an extra 5 or 10 minutes to your workout or add heavier weights. If your just getting started, start slow but be consistent with your workout days.
5. If you’re not a jogger/runner, incorporate jogging/running into your work out.
6. Start weight lifting. You’ll be amazed with the results.
7. Drink your water and eat your greens.
8. Keep a workout journal. You’ll feel good to see how far you’ve come.
9. Get a workout buddy or two.
10. Stay focused and positive. Change will come.

| I’ve Got 99 Problems and the Gym IS One |

Oxford Fitness

Just a heads up…this post is just going to be a moan. I love a good moan though, I’m British after all. If it’s not the weather it’s the economy, or that a scallywag has pinched the last scone, and that I was so miffed that my bowler hat fell off. That’s happened to you too, right?


I’ve noticed that over the last couple of weeks that at least twice per week I seem to Tweet about something that has irritated me in the gym. I’m all about efficiency, so rather than keeping the twice-weekly ritual going, I thought I’d put together the ULTIMATE list of things that annoy us in the gym.

Please add your comments to this post so that I can keep extending this list. I want to make it a one-stop shop for people to rant!

So, in no particular order of annoyance…

1. People curling…

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