The Dumbest Excuses We Make To Avoid Exercising

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For years, I had such awful, stupid ideas about taking care of myself. For a long time my goals were in weight loss, and I was caught up in limiting ideas about dress sizes instead of considering health and wellness. As a teenager, I was bulimic and that began as a deliberate choice. Dumb. I […]

The Plus Size Princess Fitness Initiative – So Smart & Inspiring!

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I’ve shared my health and fitness journey here off and on, but more often lately that kind of sharing has been off. I figure if I don’t want to talk about it, I should be about it. For me, my journey to wellness has never been about fitting into a specific dress size or being […]

The Need For Beauty Sleep

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How much do you value sleep? Do you get enough of it? Do you have a healthy sleep cycle? What’s your relationship like, with you and shut-eye? These are all important questions, but ones we rarely ask ourselves. For many of us, sleep is literally the last thing we think about. And then we close […]

Working Out Like The FLOTUS — What’s On Your Playlist?

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Michelle Obama inspires me on so many levels, bellas. She inspires me in terms of her poise, her grace, her accomplishments, her style, and in the way that she makes health and fitness a priority. I’m trying to do the same in my life, and the First Lady’s workout regimen inspires me. Check out this […]

5 Easy Fitness Tips from Afrobella’s Fitness Expert, Renisha James!

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Last week I started by introducing my first guest blogger on Afrobella.com. You’ll be seeing posts by makeup expert Meagan Shea on a biweekly basis around here! Now it’s time to introduce Afrobella.com contributor #2 – health and fitness expert Renisha James, personal trainer and creator of the blog Renewed Fitness. You might recognize her […]

Health, Body and Fitness. My Issues. My Journey.

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I got called out right on this here blog sometime around January. Someone came on and commented – hey Bella! Didn’t you used to be part of the 50 Million Pound Challenge? Whatever happened to that? Good question! And one I didn’t really want to answer. Because I’d fallen off the wagon to the extreme. […]

Workout Review: Hoop It Up

If your workout has become stagnant and uninspiring, if you feel like a hamster stuck inside a wheel, if you are just plain bored with your regular routine — switch it up! You’re as limited as your mind allows. It’s up to you to find something you like to do. In continuing the 50 Million […]