Category Archives: Fitness

Free Tampon Alert!

If I see something cool happening online, I’m never going to keep it from you, so I’m saying it loud right now in my best DJ Khaled voice *ahem* FREE TAMPON ALERT!! If you already know you want free tampons sent your way, click here to place your order. If you’re curious about why we’re talking tampons today, keep reading. Don’t use tampons? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered too. The other day I had some meetings, a TRX workout class and after that, a dinner where I wore my favorite pale blush colored kimono– I did all of this while on my period. As someone with PCOS, I’m grateful that I have a monthly period. I’m also grateful that…


Waist Trainer Workout ? Let’s Do it | Plus Size Workout Video

Summers over and for me this is the best time to get back to working on my fitness goals. Winter is long and terrible, so I might as well hibernate in the gym lol Two people hit me up on my instagram asking my thoughts on waist trainers at the gym. I’ve seen celebrities wearing them at the gym on social media and I’ve read that some people swear by them and some people swear against them. For me, I do find the back support that comes from a waist trainer helpful and as someone who carries weight in her tummy, I like taking off my waist trainer and seeing a bunch of tummy sweat. But the thing I remember…


25,000 YouTube Subscribers | Thank You

Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been growing a little YouTube channel… well I just hit the 25,000 Subscriber milestone! I really want to get to 100,000 subbies in 2016, let’s see what it takes to make that happen! Are you subscribed?Click Here I’d love the support… To celebrate, I’ve got some videos on deck for the weekend that I’ll be sharing annnnnd, I’ve created a $25 off Friends and Family discount code for theCURVYcon. Get the code below! Use Code CECELOVE for $25 off at  Thanks again everyone, xo

My First Soul Cycle Class | Plus Size Workout Tips For Beginners

Before I forget, I’m offering a free masterclass in two weeks and you’re invited! Reserve your spot below!Okay, now on to today’s post…If you know anything about me, you know that I’m pretty adventurous when it comes to my workouts. I’ll try pretty much any workout and I love to mix things up because it keeps me motivated. But the ONE workout I avoid is spinning. Spending an hour on that bike seat? Um, ouch and no thank you! So, when my good friend Ray invited me to a soul cycle class, I politely declined. When he texted again saying his friend was teaching the class and he really wanted me to come, I crossed my legs, said a prayer…


I’m in Women’s Running Magazine!

I’m so excited to share that I’m in this months issue of Women’s Running Magazine! I’m still in awe that I (a Plus Size Princess) am in a fitness magazine… Hooray for Healthy Curves at Every Size! If you follow me on snapchat, you know that I run a lot on the track here in NYC and when I travel. I took my running to the next level of commitment last year when I shared How to Run Your first 5K Race after I did mine in Philadelphia. Welp, I guess you never know who’s watching because Women’s Running Mag reached out and asked me to share my favorites for plus size runners. So cool, right? (*waves hi to my parents*) Anyway,…


Brown Rice for Breakfast

So many of you were inspired by my Quinoa for Breakfast post, I thought I’d bring you a new healthy breakfast option, brown rice for breakfast! Why Brown Rice? Worlds Healthiest Foods sums it up well: The health benefits of brown rice continue with its fiber, which has been shown to reduce high cholesterol levels, one more way brown rice helps prevent atherosclerosis. Fiber also helps out by keeping blood sugar levels under control (PCOS girls, take note!) I am obsessed with this recipe because it’s super easy, customizable and delicious. For me, the toasted sesame oil is the secret flavor here, but I’ll let you try it out and decide for yourself. I’ll give you the rundown of how I made…


Plus Size Workout Video | Rihanna “Work” feat. Drake

I’m traveling a lot right now, so it’s up to me to keep my workouts fun and interesting. If you follow me on snapchat (CeCeOlisa) you’ve seen me walking, swimming, boxing, etc. Yesterday I was working out in my parents back yard. I realized that I haven’t created a one song workout for you girls in a while, so I took my camera and started messing around to “Work”, by Rihanna. Shout out to AceMula for this remix! I think it’s easy to take fitness too seriously, but movement is fun and makes me happy so I do it and I share it with you girls.   Send Me this Workout Video! Is this my most perfect workout ever? Nope,…


Healthy, Yummy NYC Brunch at Bluestone Lane

Fun fact about me, Brunch is my favorite meal! I love sleeping in but still getting breakfast food, I love chatting with friends into the late afternoon and I really love it when a brunch meal is outside or has extra sunny views. The only drawback with brunch is that when you’re trying to live a healthy lifestyle, sometimes mimosas, french toast and bacon aren’t the best choices. On the other hand, staying home to eat oatmeal every weekend isn’t always super appealing either. I asked you all on my instagram if you were interested in healthy brunch options in NYC and lots of you said YES! So, as I find great reastaurants, I’ll send them your way. If you…


13 Things You Should Buy Yourself for Valentine’s Day

If you know anything about me, you know that I don’t need an excuse to buy myself something pink and girly. But, in case you need an excuse– it’s Valentine’s Day this weekend! Want to buy yourself a little present? Here are 13 gift ideas that will arrive by the weekend! 1. LaneBryant  |  2. Fitbit  |  3. Under Amour  |  4. Sivan  |  5. Miraclesuit  |  6. S’well  |  7. Beats Pill by Dre  |  8. Nike 1. Giorgio Armani  |  2. Michael Kors  |  3. Rebecca Minkoff  |  4. Facial Cleansing System Brush  |  5. Rebecca Minkoff      

Event Alert: I’m Speaking in Fresno, CA

Fresno, California– I’m coming for you!! I’m happy to say that I’ve been asked to speak at California State University Fresno during their month of love. How cool is it that colleges are embracing self-love and body positivity? I’m so happy to be a part of this. This event is open to the public, so if you live in, around or near Fresno State, I’d love to see you. Here’s an excerpt from the article on Fresno State’s website: ‘MONTH OF LOVE’ ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO PRACTICE SELF-LOVE Students are encouraged to practice self-love by caring for all aspects of their health and well-being with theMonth of Love campaign at Fresno State. Lasting throughout February, the campaign includes the “I Heart…