Sep 09

The Ministry of Victim Blaming: Domestic Violence is a Complex Issue

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed or via email. Thanks for visiting the My Faith and Fitness Blog! Enjoy!Yesterday, I watched the video of Ray Rice’s assault on his then-fiancee, now-wife, Janay Palmer.  The assault occurred in an Atlantic City hotel elevator on February 15, 2014.  At the …

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Jul 07

Cancer, A Relocation & Other Monkey Wrenches In Life

After my husband’s week-long hospitalization, the diagnosis is Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the bone marrow). We were surprised by the diagnosis and sought a second opinion. After confirmation, we immediately began his treatment two days a week. According to his doctor, he should receive the chemotherapy treatments for approximately four to six months, depending on …

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Oct 29

TURN YOUR MILES (RED) and Save Lives!

TURN YOUR MILES (RED) is an eight-week campaign that empowers walkers, runners and fitness enthusiasts worldwide to make a collective contribution that will save lives and affect change. (RED) was founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver to engage businesses and people in the fight against AIDS. (RED) partners with the world’s most iconic …

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Oct 20

Sometimes You Have To Encourage Yourself

Sometimes you have to encourage yourself. Sometimes you have to speak victory during the test. Lately, I have been singing these song lyrics to myself.  I have had many challenges to performing my normal fitness routine.  Consequently, the scale has been going in the wrong direction.  No surprises there.  Ideally, I would like to exercise …

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Oct 17

My Faith & Fitness is a Finalist for a 2014 Black Weblog Award!

We made it to the FINAL ROUND!  The My Faith and Fitness Blog is a finalist for a 2014 Black Weblog Award for Best Faith-Based Blog.  This is our third year in a row being nominated in this category!  The final round of voting runs from October 21 to October 28.

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Oct 08

Guest Post: Innovative Ideas To Raise Money For Breast Cancer Research

Everyone knows the pink ribbon is a symbol of breast cancer awareness. But knowing about the disease is only half of the equation. One of the biggest ways people can help those affected is to raise money dedicated to research. Walking is probably the most popular method of fundraising, but there are other innovative ways …

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Oct 03

Please Vote for the My Faith and Fitness Blog!

As you know, the My Faith and Fitness Blog has been nominated again for a 2014 Black Weblog Award for Best Faith-Based Blog.  This is our third year in a row to be nominated in this category!  The first round of voting runs from October 7 to October 14.

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Sep 29

My Faith and Fitness Is Nominated for a 2014 Black Weblog Award

I have great news to report!  The My Faith and Fitness Blog has been nominated again for a 2014 Black Weblog Award for Best Faith-Based Blog.  This is our third year in a row to be nominated! I am honored to be in the number.  Mark your calendars.  The first round of voting begins Wednesday, October …

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Sep 19

The Body & Soul Ministry ~ A Church That Exercises Together

On Thursday evenings, the Body and Soul Ministry at my church holds a free one-hour fitness class for women.  I am glad that my pastor sees the importance of living a healthy and fit lifestyle.  As you may know, I view health and fitness from a theological perspective.  That is one of the reasons why …

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Sep 12

The Nutrition Nook with Zahra ~ Balance

The Nutrition Nook is a monthly column featuring nutrition information for healthy eating. This month we’ll hear from Zahra, who writes The Natural Journey For Life blog.  * Remember to consult your primary care physician or dietitian before beginning a new nutrition regimen.*

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Aug 19

The United States Is Not FUBU

In the early 1990s, five Black men founded a clothing company called FUBU. The original meaning of FUBU was “Five Urban Brothers United” but the “For us, by us” motto later took root as the clothing line expanded. The “us” is Black folks.  I think about or discuss race and racism fairly frequently.  As a Black …

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