Workout Recovery Shake: Strawberries, Soy Milk and Tart Cherry Juice

Workout Recovery Shake: Strawberries, Soy Milk and Tart Cherry Juice

After coming to terms with being a soreness-junkie post-workouts I realized that it can be really draining in my day to day activities – can we talk about legs-shaking-soreness while you are trying to balance over a public toilet? Yea that kind of soreness is getting in the way. Hanging clothes on a hanger shoulders-on-fire-cray-type-soreness.

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Weave Chronicles Day 25: Swimming in Freetress Gogo Curl Crochet Braids

Weave Chronicles Day 25: Swimming in Freetress Gogo Curl Crochet Braids

Ok so I lied. I can't help myself. Why did I think I was not going to try out these Freetress Gogo Curl crochet braids in some pool water? I mean I love swimming for one, but then again I really like experimenting with the life cycle of different crochet braids styles.

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Art of Pilates: Barre Class Review

Art of Pilates: Barre Class Review

last month I dedicated myself to doing 5 sessions of barre classes at Art of Pilates through a Groupon deal. I have been hearing about these classes and how it is a mix of yoga, pilates and barre workouts. Oddly enough the barre part of the classes, at least at this studio, is not so ballet focused but used more for support when you are working those inner thighs (more on that thigh burning experience in a moment).

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New Curly Website: www.nappiology.net

www.nappiology.net I stumbled upon this website, which is also a non-profit, dedicated to celebrating and embracing natural hair! It is especially informative for anybody considering transitioning from chemically treated hair to natural hair.

I especially love how the site touched upon black women, hair and exercise. I'm the biggest advocate for working out in some way no matter what type of hair style you rock. You shouldn't put your health at risk because of the hair on your head!

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Saving Our Do's from some Women's Kryptonite - Sweat!

Normally a girl likes to wear her hair in it's natural state.  Partially because she is too lazy to blow it out, partially because it's healthier and partially because she can get her dose of power out to the people.  Sometimes though, when she's feeling a bit saucy, she likes to let it flow.  Maybe she feels saucy pretty often ;) (maybe twice a month).   When this happens, the last thing she wants is some damn sweat from her daily workout messing with her swag.  After praying day and night for her swag-saving hero,  it has finally arrived.  Thanks to Nicole Ari Parker (the wife of super cutie Boris Kodjoe), women everywhere can rejoice for frizz-free hair after workouts.  The Save Your Do head wrap prevents us creative hairstyle chicks from using any of the following excuses for why they cant work out ever again:  1. I just got my hair done! You know I need those five days.  2. I have a date tonight, I gotta keep my kitchen in check. 3. Oh no, I am not trying to sweat my hair out, I just flat ironed this last night. Now ladies, Save Your Do (SYD) is not 100% perfect, don't get too TOO excited.  If you take no prisoners at the gym and are an aggressive sweat-er (like me) then your edges may still curl up a tiny bit.  Honestly I was a little p/o'd upon discovering this.  BUT....with a little balm before using SYD and a quick, light blow dry on those edges I was good to go!  Don't take my word for it though, visit Save Your Do to check one out for yourself.  Oh and, for all of us princesses, they do come in pink.  Let me know what you think!

Love, Veggies and Sweat, Brocollete