Wrap the Naps! Black women do work out!

Maintaining that “Sexy” by hitting the gym on a regular can keep a woman from having that soft and bouncy hair most women strive to sustain, so she is professional and fabulous at all times!
Unfortunately, for many the two collide!!!  And a choice has to be made between a “Hot” body and hair that’s perfectly “Layed”.
For women who don’t have this challenge, what is your secret to great hair and a healthy body?
If you had to make the choice, what did you choose?  Your hair or your body?

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Comment by Yep, That's MEME's HAIR *¨♥.• on June 15, 2010 at 8:30pm
I started a work out group last August. Sadly it had over 200 woman; we are down to eight now. There were certain rules to follow ... simple ones. My sisters had a hard time just keeping up with a "Weight Loss Journal". Proud to say, that ALL my participants lost at least 20 pounds and one lady went from 219 pounds to 165 and she is still losing (size 20 to a size 12 right now).

I let the perm grow out of my hair two years ago. I walk around looking like ANGELA DAVIS and I love it. When I workout, I just braid it in two pigtails or I cornrow it back. I've even got my husband to braid it, when my arms get tired (that stuff is THICK). LOL

I agree with Dionne ... it's amazing to see the chicks parading around the gym, holding up the equipment.
I work out in my husband's sweat pants and his big ole t-shirt. For the longest, NO ONE knew what I looked like under all those clothes. One day I walked in with jeans and a halter top ... HILARIOUS to say the least.

Right now I'm getting ready to restart my P90X series again ... after that I plan on doing INSANITY ... yeh plan on it ( LOL ).
Comment by Dionne on April 18, 2010 at 8:42pm
I workout 3-4 times a week. Sadly, you can count on one hand the black women who workout at my gym. The ones like myself who are there to workout, have our hair pulled back into a scrungie because rubber bands break our hair off. I don't wear a wrap cap because I sweat in my head and I'm going to the gym, not to bed. I normally wash my hair twice a week because I don't like dirt and build up from oil sheen. I don't oil my scalp either. I will do a conditoner wash to remove the excess salt and sweat from my hair after a workout. You can tell which ladies are in the gym trying to pick up guys because they are not sweating, their hair is done up, and they are not working out vigorously. They have make up, earrings, and perfume on. I have to beg my black female friends to come to the gym with me. They have all kinds of excuses. I don't have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, excess fat, nor cellulite. I have a flat smooth stomach even though I have a child. Black women have the bodies, but we have to maintain them. All big booties aren't nice booties, especially when you have a big stomach.
Comment by IRIS on April 16, 2010 at 9:52pm
It can be done. I don't have a relaxer, so I put my hair in a pony tail and secure hair off the hairline and neck. Yes, the scalp gets a little damp/the hair close to it gets a little 'poofy', but after I oil it & wrap it, it's great the next morning.
Comment by sharifa williams on April 16, 2010 at 9:19pm
Janet Liddell Hurd
You go girl! Congratulations on your weight loss!
Comment by Tammy Hudson on April 16, 2010 at 5:27pm

Feeding into white peoples perception of Black people.

But anyway, although I try exercise on the regular, and my hair is really mine (scalp grown) I just put my hair in a ponytail and keep it moving, I understand that everybody's not able to do that. But at the same time alot of us black women like to where weave anyway, so there's just really no excuse not to exercise.
Comment by Brownskin1 on April 15, 2010 at 11:58pm
I work out everyday and twice I week I leave the gym and go straight to the pool. I refused to let something simple as hair keep me from living a long and healthy life.
Comment by MsGoldielocs on April 15, 2010 at 8:28pm
I recently started working out with determination and passion. To improve my heath and my over all appearance. My hair is not an issue because it's natural and it's locked. I just pull it back, put on a scarf and work it out. I am loving how I feel and looking forward to the positive changes that are going to happen.
Comment by richsistah on April 15, 2010 at 7:19pm
I did like George Willborn said, "Cut it off". At one point, hair was an issue with different situations. Now, hair is the last thing to worry about. I work out 3 to 5 days a week. Taking care of myself is too important to let hair get in the way.
Comment by Quwanda Brooks on April 15, 2010 at 7:13pm
I am 40 and I work out at least 3 days out of the week.. because I do not eat junk food I can do 3 days out the week. Some women do need to stop making excuses with the hair!! Work out ladies it makes you look good and feel good too!!!! Just do it!!!!
Comment by Tammie Anderson on April 15, 2010 at 6:55pm
I wear every hair style I want and I work out faithfully. When my wrap drops i wear a bun until my next visit to the beauty parlor. I found out that weave styles (sew in) last longer when your working out.


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