|Twist out after 8 day old twist/braid style|
At least it hasn't taken me as long to post something. I have been doing my usual, working, bowling and supporting my wonderful College Sophomore Daughter. My weight journey has not ended but I am beginning today to rededicate my focus on this because I want to have a healthy and long life for my Family.
|SALON STYLIST TWISTS/BRAID STYLE|
This past Saturday I dedicated my morning and afternoon to a hair day. Here is what I did and the products that I used.
Pre-poo - Yes to Tomatoes/Vatika Oil 1hr pre-poo
Shampoo - Lush Curly Wurly
Masque - Butters n bars Original Hair Masque ( Boy did my curls Pop!)
Deep Conditioner - ORS Hair Mayonaise/ Olive Oil - Heat Cap for 30 mins/ Sit 30 mins.
Leave In Conditioner - Hairveda Whipped Creme Ends Hydration
Styling: Oyin Whipped Pudding and Burnt Sugar Pomade
Oil: Hairveda AvoSoya Oil with Neem
Moisture: Aloe Vera Gel/ Aloe Vera Juice/H20 ( to curl the ends)
My hair when finished was super moisturized, shiny, soft and NICE! At night I usually twist all in 5 twists, 2 on each side and a big one in the back and put a scarf on and then a satan bonnet. The ones in the back I try to band a little to delay the shrinkage after moisturizing at night. I did my hair very similar to what the stylist did with basically a braided fan with twisted ends for 2 inches then individual twists all over. This style keeps the twists out of my face when bowling and exercising and helps with my edges (growth and retention). I pay special attention to the edges around the front of my head due to thin edges and fine strands. With this style I am able to do several up do's because the majority of my hair is still mini twisted.
"Shrinkage is a Mutha tho". The sides of my hair are Collar bone length and beyond but still shrinks to jaw length. This is why I feel like my hair is not growing, although I know different truthfully.
As for my weight, I have gained 4 pounds and I am on a mission to lose those 4 plus more by the end of September. My eating habits will be put back on track as well as I will be using a combination of Cardio (treadmill) as well as strengthening.
|My lunch Thursday ( Jumbo Shrimp Salad/Jumbo lump Crab Meat Club||on Wheat Toast (LOL)|
Pictured Above - You see how I gained that 4 pounds...LOL. must be the Mayo and Old Bay Seasoning
I have been surprised by my ability to run on the treadmill whereas I cannot on the actual track/field. Not as much pressure on my knees. I have cut back the amount of time on my cardio to 1 hour as oppose to 90 mins and are doing 2 30 minute sessions. Once in the Morning and Once in the evening. I need to get my butt in the gym that I am paying for because I have not gone once since paying the $150 to the campus gym.
I sure could do my strength training with weights at least 2 times a week if not more.
I do bicep curls, pushups, lunges and lots of stomach crunches while home but need to hit the gym because of the nice equipment and for what I paid for the membership. I would like to get some weights for home but feel almost redundant in that I have paid for the gym with all its resources.
I had started to feel frumpy again as only a 5'9.5" girl could although no one could see those 4 pounds but me. I have been finding it hard to wake in the morning due to the fact it is dark outside at 5 and decided to move my cardio in doors during the week at least 3-5 days or go out at 6am-7am or just go out on Weekends when I don't have as much time constraint. On my treadmill I am able to incline and do interval training much easier without worrying about my pores opening and catching bronchitis or pneumonia. Trying to get my body used to the treadmill for much more rough weather ahead.
Well I guess that is a lot for updating but I will try to be much better. Please if your interested in logging a weight loss journey, seeking motivation and help or just logging your exercis and foods, I encourage everyone to use www.Myfitnesspal.com It is a very useful tool and it is also helpful for all ages for reviews of all kinds of diets (discouraged)/lifestyle changes (preferred), Exercise Regimens (DVD's/Programs/Equipment) and a whole lot of good folks and great conversation of like minds. Also I have met quite a few Naturals on there. Healthy Living = Healthy Hair.... it all goes together. Have a Blessed Day!