If you are following me on Instagram, you have seen this picture I posted as a way to help introduce fresh juice into your life! There are numerous benefits of adding just one glass of juice into your diet and I feel this challenge is a great way of doing that! I've never been good at eating the suggested amount of daily vegetable servings, but I will drink them! This challenge is also to help ease into a 30 day juice fast for the month of May! If you would like to join me and the other ladies join in! It's easier when you have a partner(s) and accountability buddies to keep you strong. Not only are we juicing, but I am asking everyone to keep up with your current fitness routine. I try to get in 5 days a week of 30 minutes of aerobic exercise. My goal is to stay consistent with that and increase that. I hope to get in an hour of exercise 5 days a week because I know I can go harder. I've been having motivation issues and don't have the same drive I had in the beginning. The following picture does help some of showing where I started and how much I've come. I am proud of my progress but I am not where I want to be. I will get there and with the support of my Instagram fam and Facebook partners, I will continue to push on and hope my journey is inspiring someone to do the same.
|November 2012 - April 2013|
Natural Hair Journey
I am currently reading the book, better than good hair by Nikki Walton of curlynikki.com and have come to the conclusion that I am in the terrible twos stage of my natural journey! I'm past the TWA phase but not yet at the "hang time" phase so I found myself being bored, and disgusted with my hair. I said I wasn't going to dye my hair but would do several henna treatments until I achieved the look I wanted... well I did one treatment and it was so messy, and time consuming that I was turned off! I found myself back online looking up wigs because y'all know I love my wigs but I became irritated with the one I ordered! It looked nothing like it did online so I sent it back and realized I had purchased a box of dark and lovely red hot rhythm about a year ago still sitting on my night stand. Without second guessing myself I watched a tutorial on YouTube then the next day I applied it myself! Needless to say, I am no longer bored with my hair!
|Day of dye application, hair styled in a wash n go|
|Color in sunlight, more brown than red; braid out|
|Current M-F protective style; weekends I wear my hair out|
Hopefully, I'll get through the terrible twos and not do anything too drastic. If I get tempted or feel the need to straighten my hair, I will rock a straight wig! Whew... that's all the updates on my hair. With the extra length I have been wanting to try new styles. If you find yourself in a not so happy place with your hair, do something about it but don't give up! Its not always easy but it's worth it!