Monday Motivation: Ledisi – Shut Up

The title sounds kinda harsh, right? But this song is speaking to me in so many ways. I’ve been on a Ledisi kick for the past few days because of the release of her new album and the fact that I got to go see her perform at a very intimate concert this past Friday. (Very special thanks to Afrobella for the opportunity. Check out the write up for the concert experience on her blog very soon.) I sat front row and got to listen to her tell us the story of how “Ledisi” came to be the woman who was sitting before us. She’s gorgeous and talented and her voice makes my soul so happy. If you aren’t familiar with her or her work, definitely check her out at ledisi.com and on Twitter (@ledisi). Continue reading →

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Paul Simon

Monday Motivation: Paul Simon – Call Me Al

Paul Simon has got to be one of my most favorite artists from my childhood. My mother introduced Paul Simon’s “Graceland” album to my siblings and I a couple of years after it came out (1986). I remember her being so excited because he’d done a few songs with one of her favorite South African acapella groups Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The memories I have of this particular song are full of joy and dancing and laughing and happy times. I know it sounds so cheesy, right? But the song itself is just awesome. And Paul Simon is a phenomenal artist with decades worth of amazing and unforgettable music. I love watching this video and watching the crowd dance and go wild. There are certain songs you hear throughout life that you’ll never forget. For me, this is one of them. Continue reading →

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Monday Motivation: MaryMary – Walking

I haven’t done a “Motivating Music” post in such a long while! So since it’s Spring and this is the perfect season to either begin something, or start over…that’s what I’m going to do! Take this opportunity of a fresh new season

to start looking for new, fresh, energizing and motivating music to add to your workouts. Now’s the time to change it up and bit and get ready to go hard for that summer body. Continue reading →

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Monday Motivation: New Year Edition!

First and foremost…HAPPY ReNEW YEAR Fitness Fanatics! I pray you all had a wonderful start to 2011 and that you are blessed beyond measure.

I’ve always LOVED this time of year because people always seem so much more happy. We all seem so grateful to have a new start and we begin to promise ourselves we’re going to be better, do better, love better, and just start over. It’s all so great! Continue reading →

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Monday Motivation – Water and Sweat

As a part of this journey into establishing a business that serves people in the best way possible, I was looking to get a logo for Renewed Fitness. Like most small businesses, one of the first things you establish is what you want your business to look like. Your logo reflects your vision for who and what you are in business for. What’s even more interesting is that I couldn’t, for the life of me, think of what I wanted my logo to look like. I knew my mission, I’d set my goals, I had my vision. But a logo, what would that look like? Continue reading →

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