Well, not really! I entered the lottery but recently found out that my entry was not accepted. I submitted with very little training and my only goal was to obtain the coveted Tiffany finishing medal. Although I can barely run more than three miles straight, I was going to give it my all just to get my grubby hands on that medal! But all is not lost, the Rock n Roll Marathon will be coming to my area and I will continue my training to participate. I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus lately and apparently I’ve been eating – I’m not really a fan of Thanksgiving – because I noticed my pants have been fitting a bit snug! So in addition to my marathon training, I decided to continue my attempt to follow incorporate my weight lifting into my regimen. One of my favorite channels on Youtube is Fitness blender and the workout attached below is a great upper body workout. Hopefully this addition will help rid me of my holiday pounds!
Since my experimental “Month of Moisture”, I’ve been forgoing the shampoo in favor of washing with conditioner, aka co-washing. I’ve read about a lot of naturals using this method to wash their hair but I wasn’t confident in its abilities … Continue reading →
Hey Curlies – I haven’t done much posting regarding fitness lately but I’ve still been working out on a pretty consistent basis- usually at least 5 days a week. My neighbors and I have formed a walking group so I … Continue reading →
Hi all – So I’m 4 weeks into my experiment and I’ve noticed that my hair is really thriving. My hair is getting longer and most importantly, my previously damaged area is starting to rapidly catch up with the rest … Continue reading →
Hi Curlies – My month of moisture is continuing and I’ve been wearing my hair in protective styles. I have noticed much softer hair but I’m not sure if this is the result of me not using henna or the … Continue reading →
I haven’t tried this yet but I stumbled on this new site via Hairgetskinky.com titled Randomabs. Randamabs provides you with a daily ab exercise to help battle everone’s favorite trouble spot- the abdominal area.-
Hi Naturalistas – Throughout the month or perhaps further down the road, I thought it would be a great idea to compare some products on the market to my shea butter mix for comparison. Last week I used my ever … Continue reading →
Hi Naturalistas – I am about 15 months post relaxer and I pretty much went the entire summer without using any heat on my hair. It wasn’t a purposeful thing but done more out of necessity. I work out about … Continue reading →
I got a fresh-to-death trim and blow-out on Friday and after a bout of Zumba, weight-training, an outdoor fundraiser and the video posted below, my hair has reverted quite a bit! But since I really went to my stylists for a good trim, I’m not too phased about my hair situation right now. LOL! I’m back to shoulder length -I’m slowly trimming back the relaxed hair to meet my newly natural hair so I’m feeling pretty good about my hair situation right now but very anxious to be completely natural. But enough about hair! The purpose of this post was to chat about my new fitness find – HIIT training! I know very little about the subject so I’m not going to write too much and expose my ignorance. With that said, I do know it is important to switch up your exercise routine occasionally to keep your muscles guessing. I’ve been on a big Zumba kick since July – I take it about 5 times a week – and I haven’t really noticed any major weight loss since then. If I were to hazard a guess, it would be because I control my effort in Zumba and if I’m being lazy, my weight loss reflects that. My family, friends and colleagues have noticed but my clothes fit pretty much the same until the past two weeks when I went back to my old standby – the elliptical- and then I started to witness some new losses.
But I’m rambling again, I love Fitness Blender on Youtube and when I don’t feel like leaving the house to workout I scan their channel for any fun workouts. Today, I tried and I emphasize the word try, their HIIT workout and I huffed and puffed like the big, bad wolf! And an hour after the workout, I was in a bit of pain. I’ll try it a few more times and post my full review at that time.
Hi Naturalistas – I’ve been out of commission for awhile and slow to blog. I’ve been more focused on weight loss than hair and it seems I have a complete addiction to Zumba. I usually participate in Zumba class at … Continue reading →