I am writing this post as a courtesy to the few followers that I do have. I have several personal conflicts going on right now and I am taking the time to reevaluate things in my life. New post will come in June/July.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
April is African-African Fitness Month!
(Caution: due to the subject matter, this is going to be longer than usual)
Aight ladies, time to get it right and tight, ‘cause the warm weather upon us!
Although many who read this have not seen my likeness, I am an African-American woman and not a skinny b*tch , so this blog is straight from the heart.
In the search for the perfect depiction of a fit African American Woman, it was pretty hard, way harder than it should have been. Does this mean that we don’t have enough images of fit black women in our mass media? Maybe, but this is the internet and we bloggers have total control over the images that we release to the masses. So maybe it’s just a matter of numbers, there is just isn’t enough of us advocating for fitness.
In my personal social media activities I attempt to post physical activities here and there. In my non-cyber adventures I struggle to keep the fat away, and find it hard to share my story in part due to embarrassment. I know k that I do not have a magical metabolism that will make 3 slices of pizza disappear, but I indulge anyway. I don’t have a fit buddy but the fact is, we AA females have to encourage each other. We need to speak the truth about our struggle so that we can help someone else.
African-American Fitness Month was created by Shelia Madison & Associates to encourage health awareness through physical activity for black women. We should all get plugged in to our community and find creative ways to make healthy activities a part of your daily schedule. American society, along with all levels of government share the responsibility to accept that we are a fat America that needs to get fit. We need to change our attitudes, get moving, and drop the weight so that we can live
I’m gonna keep it simple an wrap this up. We need to each make a personal commitment to encourage ourselves and others by putting more positive images of of fit and real black women out there is the media spaces by first taking on the challenge of eating right, exercising, and overhauling our greasy lifestyles. WE can do it, I can do it.
If you are looking for some motivation, right-right-RIGHT-now, blogger Erika Nicole Kendall is a great place to start. She is the subject of this HolidArt for going from 330 lbs. to a becoming personal trainer! That is a feat! She is incredible motivation of what it means to make a “lifestyle change”—and she looks hott as hell too, no saggy skin or anything. She makes my fat look like water weight.
I could write about this topic forever, as it hits close to home, but I encourage you to stop reading about it and be about it. Today may be the last day of April, but it is not to late to make a change. Fitness is a lifestyle change that we can all implement, and maybe my post gave you some motivation.
Read Up! (THEN GET OFF YOUR ASS AND GET FIT! thank you, that is all.)