Sunday, October 2, 2011

30 Days of Running-Day 2: Running for my Life!

Today was Day 2, and I must admit....I DID NOT FEEL LIKE RUNNING!!! But, my niece and nephew insisted that I not give up because I am a FIREWORK!

Amirah, my niece reminded me that I must "Run, Run, Run as fast as you Can!"....

so that's what I did.

We went to a park in the neighborhood, and I ran around the tennis court 4 times!

Yes, I am a FIREWORK...and I almost blew up and "popped-off" because I was so mad while I was running.

But once I was done, I felt better!

Now it's time to soak in a Epson Salt Bath!!!

Do you like my LANE BRYANT outfit? I think it's cute!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

30 Days of Running : Day One "Baby, You're A Firework"

My next 30 Day challenge has begun.....and I think I temporarily lost my mind when coming up this one.

"30 Days of Running"

Yep, everyday for the next 30 Days, I will do some type of fitness activity that involves running. I plan to begin with 5 minutes of running, and by the end of 30 days I want to be able to run a mile without stopping.

The motto was created by my 5 year old niece:
"Run, Run, Run as fast as you Can!"
Which for me means that I will push myself, but I will also go at a speed that is doable for me! No pressure, no feeling of defeat....because I will run as fast as I can....I will do what I can.....and I will succeed!

I don't know why, but for some reason, I just have the urge to run! In a way, I'm running for my life! I am hoping that by getting active, I will be able to live a long and full-filling life! I also want to inspire other plus-size women to get up and get moving!

Today I ran on a track in my neighborhood, and my family came to support me and run with me.

It was very hard for me, but I felt so encouraged when my 5 year old niece Amirah, and her 3 year old little brother Eric sang "Firework" to me as I ran!!!!!

I wore a cute Marika Miracles "Total Slimming Capri with Tummy Control" and Marika Miracles "Miraculous Uplifting Tank" by Lane Bryant.

I also wore a Enell Sports Bra, and it is by far the BEST sports bra in the world for well endowed women.

And my work-out would not be complete without my Body Media FIT Armband. It is soooooo awesome!

Today I did a 5 minute walking warm-up, then I jogged for 1 minute, walked for 90 secs, and walked again for a minute until I did a total of 5 minutes worth of walking!

I pray that I can continue this challenge for the full 30 Days!

Special Thanks to the following people for sponsoring my "30 Days of Running"


and also the fabulous wig made for me by Hadiiya Barbel made with WAGMAN MAN! That way I look fab as I run!!!!! (Use Code: ERICA1) to get $12 off your next order of Wagman Hair.

Also, much love to Dana Divine, radio show host on WGCI everyday Sunday morning! She is awesome! Dana is a breast cancer survivor and very inspirational. I ran into her while I was running...and she was working out too! Please visit her page at

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Day 18 of "30 Days of Dance" at the Brooklyn Museum

It is Day 18 of my self-emposed marathon of "30 Days of Dance". Today I went to dance at Target First Saturdays at the Brooklun Museum. DJ Herbert Holler from the Freedom Party was the resident dj and it was a blast! I danced my ass off!

"30 Days of Dance: Love Yourself, Love Your Body, Love Your Life...Dance!"

That's the motto of my marathon. and that's what I want to do. I want to love myself, love my body, love my life and express it all through dancing.

I had such a great time tonite dancing! My good friend and hilarious comedian HADIYAH ROBINSON danced with me tonite and well as my buddy TIA RUDD.

There were over 3,000 ppl dacing lat night! I entered one of the the dance battle circles and I shut it down!!!


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Day 12 of 30 Days of Dance w/ Marina Franklin in BK

My friend and sister in comedy Marina Franklin loves house music! I mean, she LOVES it. If there is a house music party in NYC, she is there!

For the past few years I have been telling Marina I was going to go dancing with her, but I always fake out. Now that I am doing my 30 Days of Dance, it would not be complete without me dancing with Marina!

Marina invited me to attend NYCDeep Summer BBQ Indoor+Outdoor Bash!

It was at Good Company in Williamsburg Brooklyn, and we had a great time!

My video camera died, so I did not get footage of Marina and I dancing, but I got some pics!

It was all you can eat bbq, games, good drinks, fun people and hot music!

Much Love to DJ's: DjJustice Nyc, Timmy Richardson, Mark Emkai Heaslip, Alan Liddell, Kev Dot Kruz, Mari Oliver, TheRedness Hayes, Junior White, Carlos Mena

Check out Marina's website

She and I will be dancing together again soon!


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Day 11 of "30 Days of Dance" WATCH OUT FOR THE BIG GIRLS!

Yep! It's Day 11 of my 30 days of dancing...and this is starting to be lots of fun. It's also a challenge because I am so tired....but no matter what, I make sure I dance for at leats 45 minutes straight!

Tonight I went to the Bigger and Better Thangs (BBT) party at Club Remix in NYC. It is a party for Full-Figured women and the men that love and support them. Basically it's a place where plus size women can go and let it all hang out...without dealing with the bullshit at other clubs that cater to skinny chicks!

I know most of you are like WTF? What is a BIG GIRL party....well, although I have mixed feelings about them, I must say I had a ball at the BBT party! It's hosted by my good friend MIKE (who is laying his head on my chest in the pic above) and is one of the best parties in town. Lots and lots and LOTS of guys (black, white, asian) who love plus size women....and this is the place to go for that!!!

Friday, June 24, 2011


Tonite was amazing! Me, Tia, Lanisha, Alicia, Kendra and Edwinna went to the FREEDOM PARTY's annual tribute to Michael Jackson.

They play Michael Jackson and related music ALL NITE LONG!

It was so much fun! DJ Herbert Holler is the best! He even play the demo version of P.Y.T before Quincy Jones came on board and produced it. It was FIYAH!

When we arrived at 11pm when the doors opened, the line was already wrapped around the corner!

We danced for hours! I am having so much fun with my friends!

of me and TIA having fun after the party!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 9! ZUMBA!!! ZUMBA!! ZUMBA!!! again

It's day 9 of my "30 Days of Dance" and I am tired as hell! I have been dancing everyday for 9 days straight! What in the world made me come up with this idea.

Lanisha and I had so much fun last week, that we decided to take Lauren's class again that the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn!

The class was jam packed! Lauren is so popular....they need to give her a BIGGER ROOM!

After class, Lauren showed me a few more moves!!!! I was so tired I could hardly keep up, but she altered the difficulty for me a bit. But believe me, during the real class, Lauren works you out like crazy!!! It's such a great class!

For more info on Lauren and the Mark Morris School of Dance click HERE