Hail to the V

This one right here is for all my ladies, some of you may know the knowledge I’m about to drop, some of you may not.

Feminine hygiene is so important and I feel like too many of us aren’t educated on how to properly take care of our private parts. Here are some facts/tips to help you ladies who may not know whats best for you.

Products like Summer’s Eve and Vagisil are not products you should be using daily, even though they are labeled as feminine washes. It is okay to use them once in a while. Using natural soaps like the ones I have mentioned in previous posts are better to use on the daily. Dr. Bonner’s is a perfect example of a good. (Peppermint may not be the best one to use down there cause it will give you a little burn, nothing harmful of course.

Eating healthy will always be on the list. Eating healthier gets rid of poor feminine odor. Drinking a lot of water is definitely one of the keys to eliminating poor feminine odor. Drinking things like soda and beverages that are only about 2% real juice will not help. They increase feminine odor, believe it or not. Drinks that are healthy for you will not have the same affect. I’m aware many of you have been fed the lie that pineapple juice will get rid of feminine odor. There is some truth and lie behind. 100% pineapple juice is good for you, but it will not completely eliminate feminine odor. However, drinking 100% pineapple juice is better for you than drinking those “pineapple juices” that are mostly sugar. To put it frankly, drinking water more than anything else is your best bet.

Now ladies, we all know UTI’s and other infections are easy to get if you’re not clean and careful. You should always urinate after sexual intercourse. Why? During sex it is possible for you to get bacteria up in there, close to your urethra. Urinating flushes out that bacteria and most of the time prevents you from getting a UTI. If you don’t feel the need to pee still go to the restroom an try. Not feeling that urge to pee could be a sign of dehydration.

There is so much more to feminine hygiene I just went over some things I felt needed to be said. After all, who runs the world? Girls.

Don’t forget my class February 28th, that’s this Saturday. The flyer is part of my previous post so check that out! Also the shades I am wearing in my header are called “Cleopatra” from Skyline FramesByAjani 2015

Green Beret Training

Next week Saturday I will be having my first class of 2015.I’ll have so much talking to do at this class, that I will keep this post brief.

Saturday February 28th, come join me, the General of Cleopatra’s Army, for an exercise class unlike any other you have ever been to. It will be a full body workout, we will not just be targeting one area. I regret to inform you that this class will be for ladies only but in a few months, males will be able to attend as well.

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Don’t mind the crapy flyer, I made it last minute.

 

 

If you read my previous post I briefly mentioned how excited I am about this class, and if you have been to one of my classes before- expect something different. As usual I’ll have plenty of water and DripDrop boxes to give you ladies who attend.  Dress how you would dress to workout, DUH! See you there, PLEASE COME ON TIME ! lol

For any further information feel free to contact me on any of my social networks or leave a comment on this post.

What I’m Really About

I am fired up. I have a lot to say.

I want to be help make this world a better place but, please understand I will never be perfect. How many people are following me, how I take pictures, my appearance, how much money I have shouldn’t matter to you, but changing the world in a positive should matter to you.

I am almost 19 years old and I have finally figured out what I want to do with my life and that is bring people together. My way of brining people together is through health and fitness because that is what I am great at. I want you, yes you reading this, to become a healthier person, regardless of who you are or where you come from. Even if I don’t personally like you, put that to the side for now because that doesn’t even matter when it comes to the following. . .

I’m trying to start a “fire” so that places like Harlem get the same kind of supermarkets that people living in on the Upper East Side of Manhattan have access to. I’m trying to start a fire so that people who don’t have a lot of money don’t view eating healthy as they can’t afford and is a waste of their time. Are you fully educated on the food you eat? Why not? You should be questioning the things that enter your body! Don’t you wonder why there are no Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s type of supermarkets in the hood? Why can’t you pick up quinoa salad at your corner store? And let’s say you do live in a neighborhood that has all this or something similar. . . Why aren’t you fighting for the people who don’t? How is that fair? Not enough is being done. I see the problem, I am going to be a part of the solution.

Don’t assume because I’m black I only want this for black people, I want this for EVERYONE who does not already have this. Say what you want about me but I am hear to help. I refuse to waste my gifts just getting cute for Instagram. I don’t understand how people can have a large following but don’t steer the followers in a positive direction.

My fitness class on February 28th will be the best one I have ever had. I have a new approach, new workouts, new ideas, but the same goal. I’m starting in NYC because that is where I live. Let’s get NYC healthier. . . Then I WILL move on to the rest of the world, with help of course. The #CleopatrasArmy movement has only just begun. If you want to become a part of this movement, have a similar movement, want to just help in general, please let me know. I can be hard to reach sometimes but I am always looking for people with the same goals as me.

Now you know what I’m about. Remember this.

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Starting Off Right

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BTS filming with NY.Coming

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“Hard work beats talent every time.”

I don’t know who was the first person to say this but it has stuck with me ever since the first time my father said it to me. When I feel myself slacking I repeat it in my head. Why? To remind me that someone out there can take my spot just by working hard. Just because I have talent does not mean I am entitled to anything. That is why I work so hard. That is why I am going to take advantage of this new year and continue on the right foot.

I have great new all across the board. First off, my next Cleopatra’s Army class is being held on February 28th, 2015. I’ll be posting more about that on all my social networks so STAY TUNED.  In addition, I am currently being interview by NY.Coming. They have been following me around for a couple of days and getting all the behind the scenes and inside scoops of my busy schedule. From photo shoots to workouts you guys will be able to see a information filled episode, once we finishing filming of course. I’ll be providing the link for that as well when everything is complete.

If you guys recall,  I am a supporter of the #FreeTheNipple campaign.   Some ByAjani’s photography is now being featured on t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc. (I am very happy for him). One of the photos being used is a picture of my boobs. If I’ve been on a shirt before, I was properly credited so this is a nice little surprise. Here’s a little preview . . .

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The shirts are being sold by a company called Gold Rebel NYC.

I have another interview with the host of DaniiTV coming up this month. That episode will be on youtube for all of you awesome people to watch.  Don’t worry, way more info on that coming your way. And last but certainly not least I was featured in Arsenic Magazine for the second time. Go check it out here!

I’m so happy my vision is starting to come to life. I will continue to spread the positive energy of #CleopatrasArmy and I hope all of you become a part of my movement. What a wonderful start to 2015.

Go Seahawks !

 

 

New Year, Same Dream

Yesterday I decided to do a mini photo shoot while I executed my morning workout. I look so young with my hair up and no make up on. You would think I was like 11 when I’m really 18. It’s cool when I’m 40, I’ll look 20. But it’s always nice shooting with Ajani.
IMG_6616 IMG_6617 IMG_6619 IMG_6621 IMG_6639 IMG_6657 IMG_6661 IMG_6664 IMG_6671 IMG_6698 IMG_6703 IMG_65832014 the year I turned my life around for the better. For me it was the year that I was able to turn some of my dreams into reality and it has been an amazing process. I am really happy with the turn around. I am healthier, happier and stronger.

I held more than a couple fitness classes, I lost a lot of bad body fat, I started a way healthier diet (without starving myself), among many other things that I wanted to do. I will only continue to grow from here. I have learned so much and I never want to stop learning. That’s why I have my blog, so I can share with you all some of the things I have learned.

I remember in Kindergarten I couldn’t believe I was going to graduate high school in 2014 . . I thought cars would be flying by now.

2015 is just a new chapter for me, but I still have the same ultimate goal – be the best kind of person I can be. I plan to do that by becoming an outstanding fitness trainer who travels the world helping people (after I’ve already helped my community first). My dreams are way more extensive than just that but I would have to write a book in order to list all of them. One small goal I do need to take care of is becoming more flexible. I have been dying to find the right yoga instructor/class.

I wish you all well in your 2015 journey. May you and your families prosper.

2015 . . . Cleopatra’s Army is ready for you!

 

Relax and let go

IMG_6492A couple of months ago, Ajani decided we should start meditating together. At first I was like this is going to be a complete waste of time. We found some calming hymns to listen to and then we sat there calmly with our backs pressed against the headboard. Completely relaxed with a quiet house we used a counting method we learned from Spirit Science and began to meditate. No surprise to me, I fell right to sleep. And the same thing happened the next time.

For a while I just gave up on doing it. I felt like  I didn’t have time to just sit around and clear my head. It wasn’t until I read this article in Undo Magazine that I decided to try again. The woman who wrote it said she had similar issues when she first started but after a few my tries she got the hang of it. I figured if she could do it, so can I!

Now I meditate at least twice a week. I don’t really do it on a schedule but I make sure it gets done. Being eighteen can be stressful (lol), so I use meditating as a way to escape, even if it’s just for a little while. I am one of those people who has a meltdown a week because sometimes I make a big deal out of small things. Meditating brings me down a notch and allows me to focus on taking a deep breath instead of an argument I may have had with my mother or something.

Soon I want to be meditating everyday, I think I would become a much more calm and focused person if I could fit it into my schedule everyday. I recommending meditation to all of you reading this. It’s not some hippie b.s., it is a really helpful part of my life. It can be the same for you. You may fall asleep or get distracted the first couple of times, but once you start doing it more frequently, you’ll notice a change for the better. You know how getting your hair and nails done is considered “Me Time”? Think of meditation as “Me Time”.

Photos taken by Ajani Brathwaite

Why I Fit

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” I love my body .” I’ve always hated when people use that excuse for them being unhealthy/overweight. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against those people, but if you truly loved your body, you would do what’s right for.  If you are properly taking care of your body you won’t be overweight. I’m not saying you’ll be skinny either. Some people are meant to be thick, others aren’t. Lita Lewis is an example of a fit woman who isn’t skinny. That’s why her hashtag is #THICKFIT.

I am simply saying if you truly love your body, let it be in its natural healthy state. That means a more natural diet and exercise.

I can understand the feeling of not being placed under society’s idea of beautiful. I am a black female with stretch marks on her but, a face that isn’t slim like a super model and I’m very short. So it doesn’t make sense to me when people say  that they don’t care about being skinny because that’s what society wants them to be. . .

Listen, it’s not about being skinny and don’t do it for anyone else but yourself. Being healthy and fit is all about self-love. If you love your body, you would want what’s best for it. Healthy diet and exercise is truly what is best for your body. That will remain true until the end of time.

This is WHY I FIT. I stay healthy and fit not to be skinny but to be at my best. I want my body to reach its full potential and be capable to do many different things. I don’t want to eat things that aren’t good for me because I’d rather spend more time doing what I love then getting sick from being unhealthy. I embrace my body, no matter what society thinks. I do this for myself and you should too!

Photos Taken by Shevon Miller.

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