Wait, Did I Just Run Into a Wall?

OMG I went running yesterday and boy did I hit a wall. I could barely finish 2.5 miles. WTH? At first I thought it was because I left my headphones at home. But no, I had my music blasting from my phone without headphones in regular Radio Raheem fashion. But then I remembered my lunch….

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Ditch the scale and just live!

I went running this afternoon and it felt SOOOOO good. The weather was a perfect 57 degrees. The autumn trees were beautiful shades of orange, yellow, and red. As I ran I thought about how much focus we put on weight loss. Runs are often about calculating calories, burning fat, and slimming down our bellies….

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My Spirit Animals

When I was very young, my parents made me participate in two things that would ultimately shape my entire being- swimming and running. I hated them both in the beginning but I’m so grateful for them today. There I stood, a chubby little 4 or 5 year old girl with a crazy flowered yellow and…

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Parallel Universes

I feel like I’m living in parallel universes. One universe makes complete sense. Once universe just simply can’t be real. It just can’t. In the universe that makes sense there are only three things- family business exercise running. I had to scratch exercise out because that shit doesn’t make sense at all. Everything about it…

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Fat @$$ Mannequin

When I lived in Venezuela I found 3 things shocking- -They actually had plus size mannequins in their stores. I had never seen such a thing, even in stores that catered to plus size people. I brought it up to a friend I had met down there and she replied, “why wouldn’t they have plus…

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Why Flaunt Performance?

I (Aja) had the idea to launch Flaunt Performance earlier this year when I was training for my first half marathon.  I decided to run that first half in honor of my daughter Yaminah who passed away in January.  I had just given birth to her and I was the largest I’d ever been.  Training…

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