Our mission for this blog is to be supportive, authentic, and a place where women of color can come to find resources and tools to help them live a healthy lifestyle.
We send out links, rate products, share tips--but now we want to take it one step further.
As many of you know, I'm a BodyPump instructor, but what many of you don't know is I'm also an average African American woman who struggles with her weight. In college, senior year, I lost 68 lbs doing Weight Watchers. I was on top of the world. Gaining confidence and becoming a BodyPump instructor to inspire others.
Flash forward to 6 years later, and I became a statistic. Some say 95% of people who lose weight gain it back, but others disagree with that percentage, with good reason. There are many people who keep it off, and sadly other people like me, who seem to struggle to maintain. This year, after a tough 2 years, I’m ready to get back to the fit me. (see my FIT picture). I know the following works for me: accountability, friendly competition, and small rewards. So you all will help me out with the accountability part. I think if I check in once a month with my progress, making a promise to all of you to do so. This will help keep me in check, avoiding the potential cheat days that will throw me off my game. So here I am. Month 1.
Current statsWeight: 223 Heigh: 5’8 Body fat %: 40% Current Weight Loss method: WeightWatchers PointsPlus Ultimate Goal Weight: 175 My Pros: I enjoy working out. My cons: I’m an emotional eater who has trouble drinking water per my diet soda addiction.
During my month of hopeful progress, I’ll be sharing updates on roadblocks, solutions, and handy tips that help me reach my goal.
Will you join me? If you’d like to be accountable to hundreds of your fellow goddesses across the country, please send me your month one photo, your stats as I listed them above, and a brief intro about your goal sand weight loss journey to firstname.lastname@example.org.