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April 5K by 5PM Challenge


You guys have heard of my #4Kby4PM giveaway, but this month, I'm doing something different; this month, I am joining my friend Tikima (of Tikima Renee Fitness) for a #5Kby5PM giveaway challenge! We want to challenge everyone to try to get in 5,000 steps by 5pm each day in the month of April. It's more of a challenge this month, as most of us are stuck social distancing in our homes, but that doesn't mean it's impossible! Instead, it means we're going to have to get up and move around a bit more than we might have in the month of March.

My Top 5 Must-Have Items from Grove Collaborative

My Top 5 Must-Have Items from Grove Collaborative

It's been a long time since I last wrote about my experience with Grove Collaborative, so I thought it would be worthwhile to share with you my top five must-have items from this awesome company.

There are a lot of things to love about Grove Collaborative, and a ton of green cleaning products I now can't live without that I've discovered through Grove.

3 Things I'm Doing Differently This Week


Week 2 of social distancing has had its challenges, but I learned a lot from Week 1 and set goals to manage my sanity moving forward. Week 1 was hard y'all, and learning that I would have to telework for at least another month sent a chill down my spine. I knew I had to change the way I was doing things, and so I have.

On last week's episode of the Fit Black Queens Podcast, "Social Distancing," we challenged each other to do something new this week. I made this my mission this week, and even downloaded a couple of apps and set up my bike trainer for this first time ever! Scroll down to learn what the other queens did differently this week.

9 Things I Learned From Completing An Armpit Detox


Earlier this month, I completed my first 7-day armpit detox. Believe it or not, I learned a lot after doing this detox! Overall, I really enjoyed it. It's definitely not necessary before transitioning to natural deodorant, but as I shared in my previous post where I highlighted some of the research I found on the topic, it didn't hurt me to try it. In fact, I learned quite a few things while running this experiment on myself! I'm sharing 9 of those things in this post.

How to Make Some Triflin' Tacos


Today, I'm going to teach you all how to make Triflin' Tacos.

Excuse, me, what tacos???

You read that right! I'm going to teach you how to make a super quick, easy, under 30-minute taco recipe, and you're going to love it!

How I'm Transitioning to Using Only Natural Beauty Products

How I'm transitioning to using only natural beauty products

It has been a few months since I was first introduced to Follain. I thought I was doing pretty well with natural skincare until I first found Follain's Restricted Ingredients list, and it really changed the way that I shop for beauty products. I haven't swapped out everything yet because, well, I don't want to waste it, and that stuff was not cheap! Nonetheless, I really am transitioning to using only natural beauty and skincare products.

Social Distancing: Day 5


Day 5 was rough. Work was crazy busy, it was the end of the first full workweek while social distancing, and I did not get any fresh air all day. Sounds lovely, doesn't it?
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