English: Holistic health, body, mind, heart, soul (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Do you ever look back at old photos and think (excuse my french) what the h*ll happened? As I approach my 32nd birthday, I realize how much gravity, kids, and life has affected my body overall. I mean really. Sometimes I feel like I stepped out of my old body into another one. Something has got to give. Time flies but wow. I miss my youthful stress free look. After almost ten years of marriage and four kids later I could hang with the best of them don’t get me wrong. I haven’t totally fallen off but I’m definitely not where I want to be. This is the year of change. I want a new look. I want my sexy back. I want a new hairstyle, a firmer, tighter body and loads of energy…just like the old me. It can’t be that hard, right? Of course, things will never be exactly the same but there is nothing wrong with improvement. Therefore, I will not be setting a weight loss goal just a get fit better me goal. If that means I lose some weight along the way that’s fine but if that means I gain weight to suit a stronger leaner body then I’m up for that too. The goal is getting fit…not losing lbs.
On this day let us not forget about Martin Luther King. Had it not been for him we may have never seen this day where for a second term a Black man has been nominated for President of the United States.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Watching the Presidental Inauguration. I am filled with so much proud and hope for our country. My heart feels so full right now. God Bless America.
God Bless America (Photo credit: ClaraDon)
Along with so many other great complimentary gifts sent in my Holiday 2012 VoxBox by @influenster, I was sent the Good Quikstyle Brush. I am a Black women with kinky, 4C afro textured hair. I will be honest when I saw the brush I was a little apprehensive. Not because of the brush but because I don’t using style tools like combs and brushes in my hair. When I detangle I normally finger-comb my hair. Finger combing is when you use only your fingers to detangle your hair. I stared at the brush a couple a days before I decided to use it. After reading how the brush will cut down drying time by drying and detangling at the same time I figured I had to try it at least once. Well….I tried it and I like it. After cleansing my hair, I took a small section of hair and brushed my hair. I was pleasantly surprised. Since my hair is soooo thick I had to use very small sections. It did not completely dry my hair. However, it normally takes all day for my hair to dry but I was able to do a braid out and it was try in half the time. My hair was completely dry four hours later. For someone like me with my hair texture that is an amazing improvement. I will definitely include Good Quikstyle in my natural hair care regimen. Make sure you check it out and try it for yourself. When you do please leave a comment and let me know what you think.
Happy 4th Birthday to my baby girl Iyana! We love you so much.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
This year I made a vow to not make any New Year’s Resolution. However, like most people working out continues to be a goal that comes to mind every year. I purchased the 10 Minute Solution Cardio Work for the Wii and The Firm Express DVD Workout Series. So I have to tools now I have to figure out where in my schedule to fit in my workouts. At the end of the day I am exhausted so that’s out. Getting up early will be a challenge because I often stay up late to study. So, when will I work out? Right, now I have no idea. Hopefully, I will figure it out soon because I know that it is something that needs to be high priority right now. I’m not trying to lose weight but I do need to get in shape. I’ve been getting winded doing simple tasks like walking up one flight of stairs and for me that’s not the norm. We shall see how this all works out (pun intended).