Thursday, October 29, 2009

3 Week Fitness Challenge

On November 21 I’m attending a benefit dinner with the main man in my life, Jeremy. This is the perfect time to set another short term fitness goal to keep myself motivated.

Duration: October 28-November 20
Start weight (October 28) - 144lbs
Goal weight (by November 20)- 138lbs (down 6lbs)

Routine (minimum)
2x wk cardio 1 hour (any order)
20 minutes stair master
20 minutes treadmill
20 minutes elliptical

2x wk 40 Minute Full Body workout (

Meal Plans
Stick to meal plan given by Nutritionist. Only 1 night for happy hour within next 3 weeks Prepare meals every week: breakfast, lunch, and dinner Maintain food journal for review at conclusion Wish me luck!!

Monday, October 26, 2009


Hello ladies! I’m Harmony and welcome to Naturally Free 2B Me (Naturally Free). Recently, I’ve decide to transition to natural without the big chop (BC). I searched on hair boards, blogs, and you tube and found many sistas who’ve also transitioned long term, SUCCEFESSFULLY! Yes, ladies you can transition longer-term without the BC. My blog serves as a journal for my journey to natural hair. I will document my journey in grave detail to serve as an inspiration to other sistas who are on this journey or contemplating transitioning. Naturally Free is a website for anyone to benefit regardless if you are relaxed or natural.

Health and Fitness is also included in my blog because we have to take care of ourselves from the inside out. Every Monday you will learn more and more about me and the different ladies who inspired me along the way. My goal is to share my experience with you so please feel free to embark on this journey with me so we can meet our goals together.

****Disclaimer- please note that I am not a license cosmologist or doctor. I’m a regular person who is sharing her own hair care, health, and fitness routines with others. This blog is for informational purposes only. So please consult with your own primary care physician, nutritionist, and stylist before using any methods I describe on this blog. I’m simply sharing my experiences with you so if you follow any methods on this blog, you follow at your own risk. ****

Weekly Inspiration

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
His love endures forever….psalm 118

Health & Fitness

I truly believe that what we put into our bodies also affects our hair’s health. Healthy eating habits and exercise are the keys to living a healthy lifestyle. Every week I will share my exercise routines, recipes, and fitness goals successes and failures. So let’s get fit together!!


Cardio – 45 minutes (minimum) 3x week
Weight train – 2x week
Current Weight – 142lbs
Goal Weight – 125lbs


I absolutely LOVED this recipe. I listed my changes in red. Add your touch and Enjoy!

Greek Lentil Salad
Mix 1/2 c canned lentils, rinsed and drained, with 1/4 c each chopped tomato, chopped cucumber, and chopped red onion; 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar; and 1 tbsp. canola oil (used red wine vinaigrette dressing instead). Sprinkle with 1/4 c crumbled feta cheese and 2 tsp. dried oregano (added a dash of celery salt).

The Shoe Whisperer

Hello World…my name is Harmony and I’m a stilettoholic. LOL! They say the first step to recovery is admittance; but in this case I’m not concern with healing. I LOVE shoes!! Even though my love for shoes runs deep I’m very picky! I love comfortable, stylish, and reasonably affordable shoes. Every week I will share my favorite shoe either from my personal collection or watch list. So, are you a stilettoholic?

Jimmy Choo
Ask any one of my friends my favorite shoe designer and they will tell you Choo. I LOVE Jimmy Choo shoes. I have yet to buy a pair but when I do you will know it!
FYI…Jimmy Choo launches it’s line at H&M on November 14.