BGR-Houston checking in. I originally joined the Sacramento group while living there last year as a way to meet women. The best thing I've ever done. I am lucky to say I've made some great bonds with terrific women. I attended the first BGR Convention and run in ATL in Sept. A spectacular moment is all I can say. I am now a member of BGR-Houston and am running my first half marathon on my 40th bday - Rock N Roll San Antonio.
If anyone is considering the group but continues to let the "but I don't run" slogan hold you back...stop right this moment and join. You don't have to be a runner or jogger to be a BGR member. It's a group encouraging us as Black women to lead healthier lives.
No matter how slow you go, you are lapping those on the couch.
current weight: 174.8
Fitness Minutes: (20,767) Posts: 4,854 10/2/12 9:03 P
A friend of mine turned me onto this group. VERY positive and uplifing!! Congrats Cynthia!!
When you have come to the end of all that you know... And it is time to step into the darkness of the unknown... Faith is knowing that you will be given something solid to stand on.... Or taught to FLY !!!!!
"What YOU eat in private....is what YOU WEAR IN PUBLIC!!!
YOU can throw in the towel....or use it to wipe the SWEAT OFF YOUR FACE !!!! Just do the Dang Thang!!
BBQ Team Leader
Pounds lost: 50.0
Fitness Minutes: (103,929) Posts: 4,974 8/17/12 5:13 P
Well Tiagayepfa, it's a month later from my last post and I have great news.....last night I jogged (slowly) a 1/2 mile without getting tired. YAY ME!!! That is a HUGE deal for me. I believe I'm a BGR.
Faith WITHOUT works, is DEAD!
Pounds lost: 6.0
Fitness Minutes: (103,929) Posts: 4,974 7/7/12 8:56 A
@Tiagayepfa, I'm right at 6 weeks post-op and am just now getting back to my workouts. I see the doc on Monday and if he gives me the green light, then I will start back to walk/jog intervals. I'll keep you posted!
Edited by: WCYNTHIA at: 7/7/2012 (01:31)
Faith WITHOUT works, is DEAD!
Pounds lost: 6.0
Fitness Minutes: (103,929) Posts: 4,974 7/6/12 12:58 A
Winston Churchill commanded his troops to "SINK the Bismarck", and they did, so for Christmas we will sink the bismarck by not over-indulging. Yes I will indulge but with Gods help, "I WILL NOT OVER-INDULGE"! SETASIDE1@YAHOO.COM
I'm a member of BGR! Chicago. After using the app C25k as an introduction to running. I somehow stumbled across the group and I absolutely love them! As a newbie to running, my Sole Sistahs are very supportive. There are daily/weekly runs scheduled throughout the city and suburbs where we conveniently get together to walk/run. I'm tickled pink knowing that 5 months ago I couldn't run a half block. With practice, I've increased my endurance to being able to run up to 4 miles. :-D I'm looking forward to running my first 5K in June, along side some of my BGR Sistahs.
I agreed that indeed black women do indeed run. Brava to you!
I do, however,take issue not only stats which can be skewed & there ISN'T a difference between an excuse & a reason.
An epidemic? That isn't pretty strong & over the top. Please do not make a mistake of thinking we could absolutely do a far better Job in health & fitness however we only get for the most part theta "doom & gloom" stats when it comes to "ussen" which can be counter-productive.
I want more sites like yours, morel faces like y’all... I hope more & more sisters-friend take it up! Excellent!
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Wondering if many you are familiar with this group? They've recently gained national attention on CNN and in Runner's World magazine. It's a great group! If you're a marathon runner like me, or someone who would like to start to run or jog or just getting active, there's probably a local chapter near you! They have a website and Facebook page! I'm part of BGR Tampa and love the group. This group was also instrumental in me being in the Dec. 2011 Ebony magazine because Ebony saw the online article they did on me in 8/2010 after my Figure Competition.
This is their Mission statement: Mission Black Girls RUN! provides a community and inspires black women who run and encourages more black women to run. Company Overview There’s a huge misconception that black women don’t run.
The goal of “Black Girls Run” is to encourage and motivate black women to practice a healthy lifestyle. For those women who consider themselves well on their way to being the next Beyonce, we want to serve as a fitness resource for runners and gym rats alike, as well as provide tips and commentary on staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
But we also want to start a movement to encourage aspiring Beyonce’s, to get off the couch and get active. According to a 2007 National Center of Health Statistics survey, “23.8 percent of black girls ages 12-19 are overweight, compared to 14.6 percent of white girls the same age.” The report also found that “51.6 percent of black women ages 20-74 are considered obese, compared with 31.5 percent of white women.” We can make a lot of excuses as to why these numbers are the way they are, but excuses never solved an epidemic.
So, we’re here to make a change, and we hope you are too. There’s a lot to talk about and a lot of calories to burn, so be sure to sign up for automatic alerts. Let the training begin.
DISCLAIMER: Okay, so we know “Black Girls Run” implies that this blog is only for…well….black girls. It’s not. We just happen to be two black girls who dig running and hope to change the shape (no pun intended) of the statistics above. So if you’re black, white, purple or pink, we encourage you to follur blog too. After all, we women have to stick together.
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