As everyone always set resolutions for the New Year, I don’t consider what I’m working on a resolution because many have set them and then forget about them. I have goals, dreams, as a single mom to become more in tuned with God and developed a more closer relationship with Him, to get more healthier, have long healthy natural hair, to work full time from home, and amongst a few other things to be mention in future posts. I believe that for your dreams and goals to be reached and become a reality, first, you have to put ALL your trust in God because without Him you are nothing. He makes all things possible and He is the only one who will give you the desires of your heart without selling your soul or your body. Second, you have to be determined, willing to work hard and have discipline and that’s where we fall short on at times because when things get rough, we complain how hard it is to reach our goal or to make our dreams come true. Of course, it’s going to be hard. If things were easy in this world, I can’t imagine how things would be. That’s why God plays an important role in our lives because rather things are easy or hard for us, through the good and the bad, we always need to call on Him, praise Him through everything we go through and when it’s time, He will bless us with what we need and want.
Ok, as for me getting healthier, I need/want to lose 60 pounds. Now I may not look like I need to lose so much weight because of my height but unfortunately I do. In order for me to do that, I have to work hard, be consistent, workout, and eat healthier. Now notice I didn’t say diet. Diet is a word we all run from and doesn’t last long at all. It makes you think you have to get rid of all the good and tasty foods we love, so we tend to slowly back away and then start indulging on those fast and fatty foods. When I say eat more healthy, it means portion control, eating good carbs instead of bad ones, eliminate fast foods completely, more water, no sodas, and no junk! As far as sodas, some of you may not be able to live without which you can just limit yourself. As for me, I’m not much of a soda person, if I do drink any soda, I would probably be eating at a restaurant drinking a sprite. So that won’t be a problem for me at all. Now the “no junk” part, I am a true junkie for real! I can go without sweets for a few days as long as I have nuts, yogurt, granola bars, or fruits around but boy oh boy let me run out or have a sugar rush! Having a sugar rush gets the worst of me because Family Dollar is right up the street from me so once my body can’t take it anymore, I drive to the store and load up! Yes I know, it’s definitely a bad thing that I have and been working on it as long as I can remember. This is where the discipline comes in at, I have to have control over my body and learn how to say “no”! Once I can do that, my body will get used to not having certain sweets anymore and only craves healthy sweets like yogurt, fruits, granola bars, etc… I absolutely love eating healthy, eating vegetables of all sorts, and working out, but if I can get rid of this junk problem I have, I will be alright losing those 60 pounds.
Healthy Long Natural Hair
By eating healthy, your hair will take in some of the things you eat like protein. As you’re living your healthy life, exercising, also maintaining your hair keep it moisturized, deep conditioned, etc., you will notice some growth to your hair. Maybe even a lot of growth depending on how consistent you are with your health and maintaining your hair, also if you take a vitamin supplement like Biotin or Hair Finity. When I first did my big chop, my hair was about an inch all over, that was August 2011, now it’s January 2015 and my hair is by my collarbone I believe when I stretch it out. I will post pictures in my gallery when I get them together. I love my natural hair and the thickness of it. My goal is to reach waist length straightened. Either for Valentine’s Day or Easter I will get my hair flat iron to see the real length of it. To achieve my hair goals, I need to have a routine which I have never had during my natural hair journey. Once I start a regular routine and be consistent with it, I will see a big different in my hair growth. I also take Biotin but not on a daily basis. After I incorporate my vitamins with a routine for my hair, my hair goal will become achievable.
Hope this post helps any and stay tuned for Part 2!
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