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Tackle Your Tuesday: Tonight

I was soooo over tonight. I wasn’t going to exercise, but I did. I’m glad I did too! I thought about a quote we use at work by Harriet Tubman, “Every great dream begins with a dreamer…” It had me thinking. No way am I going to accomplish my wellness goals by just sitting around, so I got up and made it happen. I came up with a new workout tonight, and I feel much better that my day ended in a positive note. Remember everything starts in the mind. Whether negative or positive. Try to be better. I am right here with you doing the same. Have a blessed night everyone. 

Be well.

Live. Love. Well & Fit.

Motivational Monday: My Recipe

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A little late, but this was my recipe for success this Monday morning, and it is still carrying me through my day. Prayer. Putting on the full armor of God. Listening to my morning motivation, and JT (that would be Justin Timberlake, the 20/20 experience as a matter of fact). It took me a while, but I have learned how to get myself centered and ready for the day ahead. I can’t control the traffic, weather, or other people’s driving in the morning, but I can set myself up for starting my day. Let’s keep the positivity flowing throughout the remainder of the day!

Be well you guys!

Live. Love. Well & Fit.

@dommichele

 

 

You Are Powerful!

Motivation is OK coming from someone else, but true power is found when it comes from within in you. Whether it is the power to start something new, walk away or stay, forgive or deal with any issue, you have that power. Soon as you realize that, your life will start to change. I didn’t always recognized this in myself, but now I know I am so much more than I was living. It came from inside me. I know what I bring to the table, and that really is empowering in itself. We are all made in this beautiful image of God. Let’s make the most of His masterpieces. Stay powerful my friends.

Live. Love. Well & Fit.

EXERCISE + HAIR = ?

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I’m am working on a project at work that requires a lot of research, but what I recently came across while searching the internet made me say hmmm. Although I knew 4 out of 5 African American women are obese, I did not know the contributing factors. According to Medscope.com, a group of African American women were selected to participate in a study as to why they don’t exercise. Barriers included lack of social support, social stigma and shame, economic concern, and of course hair. I cannot express to you how many times black women will go without exercising, swimming, or participating in any physical activity just because they are afraid they will “mess their hair up”. Although I have been guilty of this myself, I say enough is enough! We have to set an importance on our health not our hair. It is upsetting that coming from a background of women that are so strong, we fall victim to such a small factor. The time for change is now. We have to be better and do better. Our families are depending on us. Obesity leads to so many other health problems. Heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, etc. I just want to encourage all of my African American women out there to be more proactive about your health. You are beautiful and strong! Let’s join together to start a healthy movement!

I hope this helps someone tonight. Be well.

Live. Love. Well & Fit.

At Home

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I don’t always have time to go out and exercise, so at home will do just fine. It gives me time to be in a space of my own. I make up workouts, Youtube workouts, and work on my strength training (with my weights). It is important to realize that the point is to get your body moving not to have to be in a gym or a specific atmosphere. If you have a even a little piece of space at home, it is an opportunity to exercise. No excuses people! Get to it! I hope you all had a wonderful Saturday. Be well.

Live. Love. Well & Fit.