Black N' Fit
I am so happy to have found your page. I am a 21 year African American female and recently have turned to tumblr for weightloss inspiration. Through my search, i found that there wasnt any fit blogs catering toward African Americans or African American woman, and then there was you! Thanks for shedding the light!
Anonymous

Thank you so much! I’m glad you’re enjoying Black N’ Fit! If you have any fitness inspiration stuff you want to see up, please send it along!

Miss Ernestine does planks at home in her house slippers.  
So, you really don’t need to wait for your next check to get those fancy sneakers to start working out.

Miss Ernestine does planks at home in her house slippers.  

So, you really don’t need to wait for your next check to get those fancy sneakers to start working out.

Miss Ernestine runs 10 miles a day…  Now what was that you were saying about your achey knees? 

Miss Ernestine runs 10 miles a day…  Now what was that you were saying about your achey knees? 

Go Hard.

My workout plan.  It’s surprisingly simple, really.

My workout plan.  It’s surprisingly simple, really.

Miss Ernestine lifts heavy, why don’t you?

Miss Ernestine lifts heavy, why don’t you?

Guess what I’m trying tomorrow at the gym!!?!

Jade Johnson 

Jade Johnson 

Because we all start somewhere and if we hit it from Day 1 with passion and gusto, we’ll all  end up where we want to be. 

Because we all start somewhere and if we hit it from Day 1 with passion and gusto, we’ll all  end up where we want to be. 

What’s that? Post a picture of 75 year old Ernestine Shepherd everyday to show you black women can be fit at ANY age?  
What’s that? You want me to start TODAY?  
Well damn…
Let’s do this then. 

What’s that? Post a picture of 75 year old Ernestine Shepherd everyday to show you black women can be fit at ANY age?  

What’s that? You want me to start TODAY?  

Well damn…

Let’s do this then. 

And on this note, I’ll be off doing squats if you need me…

And on this note, I’ll be off doing squats if you need me…

ebonix:

I spent the last 2 days searching for health/fitness blogs that have fit black women (and men) on them because I can’t relate to the majority of fitblr inspiration pictures. I’m a young black woman which means I have hips, ass, legs and a lot of other shit I want to keep, but tone up. I have NO…

New Study Says to Black Women “Exercise is Futile”

Have you read this?

"While diet and exercise have long been considered the magic bullet in helping curb the obesity epidemic among adolescents, new research shows that the latter doesn’t reap the same benefits for black girls as it does for whites."


Am I the only one upset by this?  First we’re fat and happy, then we’re fat, miserable and ugly (I won’t even get into the long list of articles about us being epicly/ chronically/understandably unmarried), now we’re told that exercise (just for us) really doesn’t make a difference.  

Got a man? It’s a fluke, he’s gonna leave you for a white girl. 

Got a good job? Don’t matter you’re still only worth $5

First lady of the country?  Chiiile, please. 

Working on your fitness? Lifting heavy? Eating clean (with a few special date nights here and there to keep your sanity)? Don’t bother, you’ll NEVER be as fit as a white girl.  And we all know that’s the only kind of girl you should be.

*Sigh*