A New Year, A New Start, A New Me! PT 1

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.

Eating Healthier

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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“I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me”

Let’s Get Back On Track for 2015

I’ve been working a lot and haven’t been able to work on my blog as you can tell from the date that I started and now it’s time to get on the ball. It’s now 2015 and a lot of changes will be made to my life such as blogging full time with another hobby I’ll be working on, starting my youtube natural videos, working out 5 times a week, eating a lot healthier, and more. I guess you can call this my new year resolution, I just want to work on being more consistent and always to remember to never give up. I have been trying to lose weight as long as I can remember, my weight would go down then back up repeating itself because I’m not being consistent. Also I consider myself to be a junkie and that has played a huge role in my life trying to lose weight. Diabetes run in my family and thank God I don’t have it but if I keep going down the same road I’m going on then I will end up with it. As you may or may not know, your health plays a role in having healthy hair especially if you are trying to retain length. The more healthier you eat, your hair gets those same nutrients making it become more healthier, thick, and long. What I will be working on it more deep conditioning, protein treatments and protective styling. I have noticed that my hair loves protective styles as long as I take care of my hair underneath, my hair grows a lot faster that way. So my hair goal for this year is to be more consistent with deep conditioning, protein treatments as needed, and protective styling to see how my hair ends up at the end of the year. Well, that’s it for now so talk to ya next time!

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Welcome to my blog

I would like to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit my blog. I hope you enjoy every bit of it and that you subscribe and share my posts.  This blog is about my natural hair journey and how I am managing my hair.  The importance of health and fitness plays an important role in our lives, plus having natural hair will help you promote long healthy natural hair. So with that being said, I want to share with you the last past 3 years of my being natural, what my hair has done for me doing that time and my goals I want to achieve in the future with my hair. Throughout this blog you will find how I moisturize my hair, what products I use, all about protective styles, protective style and fitness challenges, along with a few healthy recipes, healthy crock pot recipes, healthy on the go snacks here and there and much much more.
As I am doing this blog, I am doing a fitness challenge and protective hair challenge. If you would like to join me it’s never too late to start. All you have to do is comment below that you are interested, subscribe, and I will send you an email with all the details. My goal is to lose 50 pounds and to achieve waist length hair. Now I don’t have a goal date as of yet but will have one soon. I have been working out as long as I can remember but my eating habits wasn’t always good. So I am working on being consistent with eating healthier and working out so I can continue living a better life not only for me but for my kids as well!

This August made 3 years that I’ve been natural and I’m loving it. I don’t like going to beauticians to get my natural hair treated or trimmed because I’m afraid that if they are not specialized in natural hair, they may damage my hair and I definitely don’t want that. So I have learned to treat, trim, and style my own hair. I am working on more styles because I’m not that creative =) but I absolutely love to do protective styles in my hair because it helps me not to play in my hair all the time and as long as I take care of my hair while in a protective style, it will grow drastically and I will reach my hair goal!

I would love for all of you to comment below telling me why are you natural? How long have you been natural? What’s your hair goal? I only answered 2 of these questions so to tell you why I went natural is because my hair started breaking off a lot after going back and forth from natural to the creamy crack. I did this for about 2 years but the last 3 years I have been 100% natural and I promise myself I would love my natural and never return to the creamy crack!

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