Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Get fit with Netflix

You read right! Now you can get fit with Netflix. There are tons of fitness DVDs you can receive by mail or upload to your TV. Here is a list of just a few: Jillian Michaels, Crunch, and the Biggest Loser. If you have Netflix you should take advantage of it to try out the DVD before purchasing it. This morning I worked out to a kickboxing fitness DVD uploaded right to my TV. How convenient? Now I can have more variety without stretching my pockets!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Weekly Inspiration

Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.

Viktor Frankl

Hair Woes…

It’s common to experience frustration with your natural hair. During my transitioning phase I was able to avoid my hair “woes”. Now that I’m embarking on 1 year natural the frustration with my hair is starting to build up. Oh where do I start with my hair rant? The frustration is in every aspect of my hair from length, thickness, shrinkage, battling the frizz, to finding the right product(s). At this point I just want to enjoy my hair but I feel like I cannot. On one hand I want to wear my hair free but on the other hand I need to wear protective styles to retain length. Right now I’m trying to find a healthy balance but it’s hard when the weather is battling against me. The humidity in TX is unbelievable and I’m having the hardest time finding the right products to help with the frizz.

Now I’m constantly learning new things about my hair and documenting the process but at what point will “everything” just click for me. Please do not be alarmed but I truly thought about just relaxing my hair. Seriously!! Then I thought about how limp and lifeless my hair was, the money spent on relaxers, and not to mention the countless hours in a hair salon! What’s the point?! At the end of the day I decided to stay on my natural journey and get back to the basics. For me, moisture and making sure to restore my hair’s ph balance is essential. But every now and then I sway away from the basics after viewing or reading an awesome product review. At some point, like now, I need to get it together in order to reach my bsl goal in December. *sigh*

With all that said I still love my natural hair and just needed to vent. Thanks for reading and sticking with me on this journey!!

Fitness Woes…

*sigh* Yes I start this post off with a DEEP sigh! Where do I start?! As you know I workout at home; a couple of months ago I completed the INSANITY workout series. Due to the lack of progress after completing the 60 days I simply stopped working out. Seriously?! If you are not familiar with INSANITY please search it on you tube. If I was unable to receive my desired results using this program what is the point of working out. Now there is NOTHING wrong with the INSANITY program, it’s me! The program comes with a nutrient guide and I followed the guide around 90%. However, the menu guide was comparable to my current eating style. Honestly, I’m not sure what went wrong with the program. I just do not know.

Since being on the fitness hiatus it’s time to get back on the band wagon. Fortunately, I did not gain any weight in the last 2 months. So I’m trying something different and switching up my workout time. Instead of working out in the evenings after work I decided to work out in the mornings before work. Another change is I’m taking my workouts outside to the park. Today only makes 4 days on this new routine. For now I’m going to give myself 21 days to decide how I really feel about these new changes. But I will say that getting my workouts over with early is very convenient! If any of you prefer to work out in the morning please leave a comment!!