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Suzanne B

New York, New York
I am very passionate about health and fitness. The Eights and Weights blog is a fitness blog for African men and women. This blog provides tips about nutrition, exercise, and overall healthy living for females (Eights) and males (Weights). You only have one body, so why not treat it well so you... Full Bio
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May Fitness Basics: Carbs or No Carbs? by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Have you cut out all carbs to lose weight? No-carb diets are constantly in high demand. However, is the premise true? In fact, most no-carb diets still contain foods ... Read on »
Try this Tabata Routine by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Looking to spice up your workout? Try adding in some intensity with the Tabata workout. What is Tabata? Well, I'll tell you! Tabata is a 4-minute workout program that ha ... Read on »
May Fitness Basics: Losing Weight by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living One mistake a lot of people make is with the fad "lose 10 pounds in 10 days" diets. While losing weight is great, losing weight too quickly can negatively impact you ... Read on »
May Fitness Basics: Metabolism by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I think it is important to understand metabolism. Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. Even when you're at rest, ... Read on »
May Fitness Basics: Running by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Think you are not fit enough to run? Well, it is probably mostly mental. Runners train very hard, but that training is not limited to the physical. It is a combinati ... Read on »
May Fitness Basics: Pushups by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It is no mystery that females tend not to like pushups. The pushup is one of the most dynamic exercises. It works several muscles in your upper body and your core. L ... Read on »
May Fitness Basics: Diet and Exercise by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Your diet AND your exercise habits are equally important to lose weight and tone up. Don't exercise endlessly without eating healthy and don't starve yourself and no ... Read on »
May Fitness Basics: Lifting Weights by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Women sometimes have the impression that if we lift weights, we'd just become Tyrese. Men produce hormones that allow them grow larger muscles than women, and so doi ... Read on »
May Fitness Basics: The Abs Myth by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living A lot of people make the mistake of just doing thousands of crunches and hoping for abs. The truth is that you need a good combination of cardio, strength (e.g.cCrun ... Read on »
May Fitness Basics: HIIT by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I thought I'd start with a question asked by about the effectiveness of HIIT. If you haven't heard of HIIT (high intensity interval training), it is a mode of exerci ... Read on »
May is for the Fitness Basics by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living For our May challenge, I will be discussing some basics to help you in your fitness journey. This includes information about how the body works, and talking about so ... Read on »
April Booty Challenge Day 30!!! by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It's the last day of the challenge! Thanks to all who participated. I hope you are well on your way to that bodacious booty :) Now, for today's video, to end the month, ... Read on »
April Booty Challenge Day 29 by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living One more day to go! There are 3 exercises today and they all require doing one side and then the other. Do 30 secs on each side for a total of 3 mins. Repeat 3-4 times ... Read on »
April Booty Challenge Day 28 by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If you have been following this challenge, you are probably wondering why there has been a gap. I have had limited access to the internet for the past couple of weeks an ... Read on »
April Booty Challenge Day 15 by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Do the 3 exercises for a total of 3 minutes. Repeat 3 - 4 times.  Suicide lunges (1 min) Single leg Wall sit (30 secs each leg) Burpees (1 min) Cheers Eights & Weigh ... Read on »
April Booty Challenge Day 14 by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living There are 2 exercises:  Split squat lunge In and out jump squat  The first one involves control and balance (upper body straight), and the second involves power. Do ... Read on »
April Booty Challenge Day 12 by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living There are 3 exercises:  Half leg circles with ankle weights  Wide deep squats  Lunge with a kick  If you do not have ankle weights, do the first exercise ... Read on »
Friday Inspiration: Do Something by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yoga pose: Lunge variation. Peekaboo :) Inspiration: "If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you d ... Read on »
April Booty Challenge Day 11 by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We have lots of lunges today! Start with 20 (10 each leg) jump lunges, then 20 (10 each leg) backward lunges, and finish with a static squat for 1 minute. Repeat for 3 ... Read on »
April Booty Challenge Day 10 by Suzanne B Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We are incorporating some kickboxing today. So it's a squat, front kick, and round kick. For the round kick, you flex your foot and look in the direction you are kicki ... Read on »