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Most people would be surprised to learn that volleyball is becoming an extremely popular and widely televised sport in Japan. The Women’s Olympic Volleyball Team has definitely benefited from the support and has been able to channel it into their performance. At the London Olympics in 2012, the 12 woman team placed 3rd overall, earning the bronze medal and making it the first time the country had placed in the top 3 since the 1984 Olympics! With the continued love and support from their country, there is no telling the heights that this team can reach. #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS #Japan #Volleyball #2012Olympics #sweatspiration #PGSTempleU | Written by: PGS Temple University Ambassador Zamara, 19 (@_zasa_)

Most people would be surprised to learn that volleyball is becoming an extremely popular and widely televised sport in Japan. The Women’s Olympic Volleyball Team has definitely benefited from the support and has been able to channel it into their performance. At the London Olympics in 2012, the 12 woman team placed 3rd overall, earning the bronze medal and making it the first time the country had placed in the top 3 since the 1984 Olympics! With the continued love and support from their country, there is no telling the heights that this team can reach. #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS #Japan #Volleyball #2012Olympics #sweatspiration #PGSTempleU | Written by: PGS Temple University Ambassador Zamara, 19 (@_zasa_)

HAMPTON UNIVERSITY!!!! Meet us at the 2014 Essence College Tour on Thursday, October 30 for a FREE day of beauty, fitness & giveaways! It’s our 3rd and FINAL STOP on the tour so we want to see all of your pretty faces there! We are looking for a super fun fitness instructor in the area to lead the workout! Please email us at pgs@teendiaries.net for event/payment details. Must be trained and certified! TAG ANY LOCAL FITNESS INSTRUCTORS YOU KNOW! To learn more, visit Essence.com/CollegeTour | To pre-register for this incredible workout, visit TeenDiaries.net/essencecollegetour! #EssenceOnCampus #PGSonCampus #Events #EssenceOnCampus #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS #HBCU #Events #College #Homecoming #HUHC14 (at TeenDiaries.net/EssenceCollegeTour)

HAMPTON UNIVERSITY!!!! Meet us at the 2014 Essence College Tour on Thursday, October 30 for a FREE day of beauty, fitness & giveaways! It’s our 3rd and FINAL STOP on the tour so we want to see all of your pretty faces there! We are looking for a super fun fitness instructor in the area to lead the workout! Please email us at pgs@teendiaries.net for event/payment details. Must be trained and certified! TAG ANY LOCAL FITNESS INSTRUCTORS YOU KNOW! To learn more, visit Essence.com/CollegeTour | To pre-register for this incredible workout, visit TeenDiaries.net/essencecollegetour! #EssenceOnCampus #PGSonCampus #Events #EssenceOnCampus #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS #HBCU #Events #College #Homecoming #HUHC14 (at TeenDiaries.net/EssenceCollegeTour)

Honey Crisp Apple Sandwich | You don’t need to be a kid to enjoy this simple, delicious, and healthy snack. It’s so tasty you’ll forget it’s actually good for you too! With protein-packed peanut butter, apples that are rich in vitamin C, and bacteria-fighting honey, you’ll certainly reap the benefits of snacking right and avoiding junk food. To make a Honey Crisp Apple Sandwich, you’ll need an apple, a spread of peanut butter, and a drizzle of honey. Slice your apple in 1/2 inch, bread-like slices and spread a nice layer of peanut butter on one of the slices. Add a drizzle of honey and top it with the other apple slice like a sandwich, and you’re all done. Enjoy! #PGS #Health #HealthySnacks #Apples #SuperFoods #HealthyTeens #PGSHowardU #HowardUniversity

Honey Crisp Apple Sandwich | You don’t need to be a kid to enjoy this simple, delicious, and healthy snack. It’s so tasty you’ll forget it’s actually good for you too! With protein-packed peanut butter, apples that are rich in vitamin C, and bacteria-fighting honey, you’ll certainly reap the benefits of snacking right and avoiding junk food. To make a Honey Crisp Apple Sandwich, you’ll need an apple, a spread of peanut butter, and a drizzle of honey. Slice your apple in 1/2 inch, bread-like slices and spread a nice layer of peanut butter on one of the slices. Add a drizzle of honey and top it with the other apple slice like a sandwich, and you’re all done. Enjoy! #PGS #Health #HealthySnacks #Apples #SuperFoods #HealthyTeens #PGSHowardU #HowardUniversity

SHOUT OUT TO OUR SWEAT SISTERS ACROSS THE GLOBE! We adore you @DoubleDutchAerobics (Atlanta, GA), @Supanovaesq (Brooklyn, NY), @thelyricaljaz (Washington, DC), @Jenniferremixed, Hailey (Sparta, NJ), Imani (Los Angeles, CA), @AndreaLewis (Toronto, Canada), @PorscheThomas (Los Angeles, CA), and @CarlaMaries1991 (London, England) | #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS #Sweatspiration #SweatSisterhood #shoutout

SHOUT OUT TO OUR SWEAT SISTERS ACROSS THE GLOBE! We adore you @DoubleDutchAerobics (Atlanta, GA), @Supanovaesq (Brooklyn, NY), @thelyricaljaz (Washington, DC), @Jenniferremixed, Hailey (Sparta, NJ), Imani (Los Angeles, CA), @AndreaLewis (Toronto, Canada), @PorscheThomas (Los Angeles, CA), and @CarlaMaries1991 (London, England) | #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS #Sweatspiration #SweatSisterhood #shoutout

Fall is here and so has the arrival of the popular Pumpkin Spice Latte! Skip the long lines at coffee shops (and save some money) by making a PSL at home. Stay in your pajamas while making this warm tasty treat instead of being cramped up in a coffee shop. Head to TeenDiaries.net to find out how to whip up this easy, delicious DIY beverage. Sipping on fall flavors has never been so simple! Written by: Mecca Russell, 17 (@mecca_omaria) #PrettyGirlsSweat #Nutrition #fallishere #fallflavors #diyPSL #PSL #diy #cooking101

Fall is here and so has the arrival of the popular Pumpkin Spice Latte! Skip the long lines at coffee shops (and save some money) by making a PSL at home. Stay in your pajamas while making this warm tasty treat instead of being cramped up in a coffee shop. Head to TeenDiaries.net to find out how to whip up this easy, delicious DIY beverage. Sipping on fall flavors has never been so simple! Written by: Mecca Russell, 17 (@mecca_omaria) #PrettyGirlsSweat #Nutrition #fallishere #fallflavors #diyPSL #PSL #diy #cooking101

Women’s volleyball is quite a tradition at Penn State University. The program was founded in 1976 by former coach, Tom Tait. The team’s current coach is Russ Rose, who has been coaching since 1979 and has won the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Coach of the Year award five times. The Penn State Girls’ Volleyball team has won the NCAA Division I Girls Volleyball Championship 6 times, and they have earned 5 national titles in the last 7 years. In 2013, their most recent victory, they beat Wisconsin 3-1 for the championship title in Seattle, Washington at the Key Arena. The Nittany Lions are currently tied with Stanford for the program record of 6 championship wins, which means that both teams are going to be fighting competitively this year at the 2014 Championship in Oklahoma City for their 7th win. As of October 9th, Penn State has a record of 16-2, putting them in a good position to excel in this year’s championship. Good luck to the Penn State Nittany Lions in the rest of their season! Follow @pennstatevball | Written by: County College of Morris Ambassador Mackenzie, 18 (@kenzie_h36) #PGS #SweatMakesCents #Sweatspiration #PGSCCM #PennState #Volleyball #NittanyLions #PSU

Women’s volleyball is quite a tradition at Penn State University. The program was founded in 1976 by former coach, Tom Tait. The team’s current coach is Russ Rose, who has been coaching since 1979 and has won the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Coach of the Year award five times. The Penn State Girls’ Volleyball team has won the NCAA Division I Girls Volleyball Championship 6 times, and they have earned 5 national titles in the last 7 years. In 2013, their most recent victory, they beat Wisconsin 3-1 for the championship title in Seattle, Washington at the Key Arena. The Nittany Lions are currently tied with Stanford for the program record of 6 championship wins, which means that both teams are going to be fighting competitively this year at the 2014 Championship in Oklahoma City for their 7th win. As of October 9th, Penn State has a record of 16-2, putting them in a good position to excel in this year’s championship. Good luck to the Penn State Nittany Lions in the rest of their season! Follow @pennstatevball | Written by: County College of Morris Ambassador Mackenzie, 18 (@kenzie_h36) #PGS #SweatMakesCents #Sweatspiration #PGSCCM #PennState #Volleyball #NittanyLions #PSU

There is strength in your words! We appreciate you for taking the time to type #PrettyGirlsSweat before, during or after each workout. Thank you for helping us flip ingrained perceptions of beauty and sweat on their heads. You are the change we seek! #PrettyGirlsSweat  #PGS #Sweatspiration

There is strength in your words! We appreciate you for taking the time to type #PrettyGirlsSweat before, during or after each workout. Thank you for helping us flip ingrained perceptions of beauty and sweat on their heads. You are the change we seek! #PrettyGirlsSweat #PGS #Sweatspiration

Here’s a delicious way to start your morning!
INGREDIENTS: 1 tsp - McCormick pumpkin pie spice 1/2 C - Coconut milk  1/2 C - water 1 TBS - Canned pumpkin 1 pack - plain Quaker oats microwave pack
Combine the coconut milk, water and Quaker oats together. Heat in the microwave for 1-1:30 minutes until oats are thoroughly cooked and fluffy. Then add your pumpkin pie spice and canned pumpkin mixture to the ingredients thoroughly, and you’re done! Enjoy this festive pumpkin oats breakfast during this beautiful fall season! #nutrtion #PGS #Prettygirlssweat #PGSCCM #Fitness #health #food #healthspo #recipe #fall #pumpkin #fitspo | Written by: County College of Morris PGS Ambassador Maya, 19 (@mayahajj)

Here’s a delicious way to start your morning!

INGREDIENTS:
1 tsp - McCormick pumpkin pie spice
1/2 C - Coconut milk
1/2 C - water
1 TBS - Canned pumpkin
1 pack - plain Quaker oats microwave pack

Combine the coconut milk, water and Quaker oats together. Heat in the microwave for 1-1:30 minutes until oats are thoroughly cooked and fluffy. Then add your pumpkin pie spice and canned pumpkin mixture to the ingredients thoroughly, and you’re done! Enjoy this festive pumpkin oats breakfast during this beautiful fall season! #nutrtion #PGS #Prettygirlssweat #PGSCCM #Fitness #health #food #healthspo #recipe #fall #pumpkin #fitspo | Written by: County College of Morris PGS Ambassador Maya, 19 (@mayahajj)

The 2014 ESSENCE College Tour came to Spelman College on Friday, October 17 during the school’s annual homecoming and brought along Pretty Girl Sweat to host a series of interactive workouts for students and alum.

The day began with hundreds of Spelman and Morehouse alumni stopping by Market Friday at Manley Center to shop from local vendors, participate in an Ultra Sheen model search, get tips from ESSENCE Beauty Editor Denna Campbell, and score the latest Ultra Sheen hair products. At the same time, Pretty Girls Sweat, a fitness movement that motivates young women to live active lifestyles, hosted some cool sweat sessions  such as Boom Shock led by Stephanie Jones and Hip Hop Zumba instructed by Brittany Inge. (READ MORE)

There’s no hood like sisterhood.

For more than 100 years, the Girl Scouts have been admired for their core attributes: camping, crafts and cookies. The foundation of this life changing organization has united women of all ages through its cherished traditions.

Every three years, Girl Scouts gather at the National Council Session and Convention to reinvigorate their movement, celebrate their accomplishments, and chart their future. On October 16-19, the 2014 National Council Session / 53rd Convention took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, and kept its promise to honor their roots and, at the same time, propel their Movement forward into the next 100 years of leadership for girls and young women. (READ MORE)

The Ultimate Girls’ Weekend w/ @girlscouts is here and @PrettyGirlsSweat is so excited to be a part of it with @MsJeanetteJenkins!!! Join us on Saturday, October 18 at 130pm in the Hall of Experiences at the Salt Lake City Convention Center for a SUPER fun workout, Q&A and giveaways… OF COURSE! We’re painting Salt Lake City green! #gsc14 #PrettyGirlsSweat #Events #GirlScouts

The Ultimate Girls’ Weekend w/ @girlscouts is here and @PrettyGirlsSweat is so excited to be a part of it with @MsJeanetteJenkins!!! Join us on Saturday, October 18 at 130pm in the Hall of Experiences at the Salt Lake City Convention Center for a SUPER fun workout, Q&A and giveaways… OF COURSE! We’re painting Salt Lake City green! #gsc14 #PrettyGirlsSweat #Events #GirlScouts

CALLING ALL SPELMAN STUDENTS AND ALUM!!! Meet @prettygirlssweat and @essencemag RIGHT NOW at the Lower Manley for a FREE day of beauty, fitness classes instructed by @BoomShock and @BrittanyInge, & giveaways. Also meet special guests Olympic track star @Monica_Hargrove and Get info at Essence.com/CollegeTour | #EssenceOnCampus #PrettyGirlsSweat #Events #Spelhouse #Spelman #TeamSupreme

CALLING ALL SPELMAN STUDENTS AND ALUM!!! Meet @prettygirlssweat and @essencemag RIGHT NOW at the Lower Manley for a FREE day of beauty, fitness classes instructed by @BoomShock and @BrittanyInge, & giveaways. Also meet special guests Olympic track star @Monica_Hargrove and Get info at Essence.com/CollegeTour | #EssenceOnCampus #PrettyGirlsSweat #Events #Spelhouse #Spelman #TeamSupreme

FOOD FRIDAY | Avocados are wonderful gifts from mother nature. They are perfect for adding a glow to the skin or delectable to eat when paired with a drizzle of olive oil and a dash of pepper. They are high in fiber and antioxidants: key ingredients for staying healthy. To find out more benefits of avocados and an easy delicious recipe, visit TeenDiaries.net. Written by: Mecca, 17 (@mecca_omaria) #PrettyGirlsSweat #nutrition #PGS #healthy #avocadosforthewin #anavocadoadaykeepsthedoctoraway #easymeals #cooking101 #cookwell

FOOD FRIDAY | Avocados are wonderful gifts from mother nature. They are perfect for adding a glow to the skin or delectable to eat when paired with a drizzle of olive oil and a dash of pepper. They are high in fiber and antioxidants: key ingredients for staying healthy. To find out more benefits of avocados and an easy delicious recipe, visit TeenDiaries.net. Written by: Mecca, 17 (@mecca_omaria) #PrettyGirlsSweat #nutrition #PGS #healthy #avocadosforthewin #anavocadoadaykeepsthedoctoraway #easymeals #cooking101 #cookwell

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Yesterday morning, our board member @SammyJoFruition and founder @AeshiaDevoreBranch flew to Salt Lake City, Utah to meet these courageous and confident @GirlScouts. It was 745am and they were filled with excitement and absent with fear as they joined @PrettyGirlsSweat for a FOX news segment and workout. In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. We are so proud to contribute to that. 

Stay tuned to see who will be joining us on Saturday, October 18th to induct 200+ Girl Scouts into our #SweatSisterhood. SIDE NOTE: If you have been eyeing this Green and Pink tee, today may be your LAST DAY to get it. All of these shirts will be heading to the 2014 Girl Scout Convention and we hear they may all sell out in less than an hour. Get yours before it’s GONE. TeenDiaries.net/shop

100% of profits fund free fitness programs for teen girls nationwide and provide scholarships for female students. #GiveBack #ShopForAcause #FF #FlashbackFriday #FF #GirlScouts #Events #FashionFriday #SweatStyle #gsc14

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Yesterday morning, our board member @SammyJoFruition and founder @AeshiaDevoreBranch flew to Salt Lake City, Utah to meet these courageous and confident @GirlScouts. It was 745am and they were filled with excitement and absent with fear as they joined @PrettyGirlsSweat for a FOX news segment and workout. In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. We are so proud to contribute to that.

Stay tuned to see who will be joining us on Saturday, October 18th to induct 200+ Girl Scouts into our #SweatSisterhood. SIDE NOTE: If you have been eyeing this Green and Pink tee, today may be your LAST DAY to get it. All of these shirts will be heading to the 2014 Girl Scout Convention and we hear they may all sell out in less than an hour. Get yours before it’s GONE. TeenDiaries.net/shop

100% of profits fund free fitness programs for teen girls nationwide and provide scholarships for female students. #GiveBack #ShopForAcause #FF #FlashbackFriday #FF #GirlScouts #Events #FashionFriday #SweatStyle #gsc14