Sunday, January 29, 2012
So I will be one month natural this coming weekend and its funny but I have learned more about my hair in the last 3 weeks than I have in my entire hair journey and I'm continuing :)
The last two pics are of my second attempt at a twist out which resulted in a textured fro for me and I love it. I've been cowashing nearly every day since my BC and my hair loves it. Sadly though tax season is about to go full blown and I'll need to give my hair a breather so I don't neglect it I will be getting tree braids this Wednesday and will continue with my GroAut regimen but switching to the ORS Herbal cleanse to keep my scalp clean.
Happy Growing everyone!!!
Thoughts of Ms. Cyone at 6:09 PM
Friday, January 13, 2012
Hello lovely people :)
Had the chance to hit the BSS for some goodies for my hair as I'm learning about it, and just a side note I was right my fiance did freak lol but its growing on him and personally I'm loving it :) Though its been a trial and error process to find some products to keep my hair moisturized and figuring out my curl pattern, I think i'm somewhere between an 3c-4a/b, it doesn't really matter much to me though lol, its kinky, curly, healthy and all mine, so the type doesn't matter much to me. Anywho moisture has been a slight problem but I've finally found some products that I think I will be using as staples.
Thoughts of Ms. Cyone at 11:32 PM
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
3 1/2 inches
Thoughts of Ms. Cyone at 9:32 AM
Monday, January 9, 2012
Ok last week with the passing of my niece and just other family drama I think I have shed enough tears to last me this whole year. Beginning today with my new workout and plan which is basically counting calories and working out. I love the Look Better Naked book and journal, so I'll be using them the pretty pink colors make me feel feminine lol while reaching my goals.
Week 1, Day 1
Week 1, Day 1
Thoughts of Ms. Cyone at 7:12 AM
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
I'm ALL NATURAL!!!!
:) I've been debating about this back and forth for the last few months, 35 weeks post I had more and more curly new growth coming in and I was itching to see what my true texture. I was going to do a mini chop today:
|New growth coming in 30 weeks post.|
|35 weeks Post relaxer, new growth.|
|The beginning of my trim.|
|Shea Butter and Olive oil mixture for moisturizing and sealing, and probably good ol water spritzed to moisturize, unless I find something I want to try for natural hair when I hit the beauty supply store.|
WEIGHT LOSS PLANS FOR 2012
For the first two weeks, no changes to my diet, just add the following foods daily:
- 2-3 cups of vegetables
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 2 whole fruits
- 8-ounce whey protein shake
- 2-3 liters lemon water
- 2 cups herbal tea
Happy Hair and Weight Loss Journeys!!!!
Thoughts of Ms. Cyone at 1:02 PM
Monday, January 2, 2012
Happy New Year!!!!!
Hello lovely blog readers, I've been slacking since the holidays started but as with everyone else beginning the new year I'm trying to get back on track :)
2011 Wrap Up
Well last year actually went much better than I expected, the saddest part however was losing my 1 year old niece on New Year's Eve:
But I know she is in a better place now, unhindered by life's complications though and in her memory I will continue to try to live life to the fullest because we never know when it will end suddenly .
2012 Plans and Goals
Jackie Warner's This Is Why You're Fat...
Firstly I love the way this book is written and the information within, basically this is the first non diet diet book that actually seems very doable.
The guidelines for the first two weeks, are simple you don't have to change any of the foods that you are already eating, its just requested that you add healthy foods into your daily plan:
For the first two weeks of the diet, you eat your regular diet plus:
2-3 cups of vegetables
1 cup oatmeal
2 whole fruits
8-ounce whey protein shake
2-3 liters lemon water
2 cups herbal tea
Thats it, you can still eat the same pizza, candy, sweets, etc that you are already eating just add in these fat burning foods :) After two weeks the meal plan will be easier to implement, but we'll get to that in a few weeks.
It’s not how long your workout, it’s how strong. Incorporate 20 minutes of high intensity cardio each day. Walk fast on a treadmill for 2 minutes at a 15 incline then sprint for 2 minutes on flat ramp. Cool down for 1 minute and repeat this cycle 3 more times until you reach your 20 minute goal.
Women must make sure to include weight training at least three to four days a week. If you add three to five pounds of muscle to your body, you will burn 250-500 extra calories per day which equals three to five pounds of fat loss per week.
Visualize the muscles you are working on–this is called the mind muscle connection and it will actually increase tone.
Your body hits a plateau with cardio and resistance training in one month so change your weight, reps and exercises accordingly.
The fastest way to get the body you want is through Jackie's power circuit training. Combine three upper body exercises and three lower body exercises together to make one big set. Do not rest in between and alternate quickly from upper to lower for maximum fat burn.
There you have it in my opinion very simple, I started using these principles today and will be weighing on January 14th to see if I've lost any weight before moving into the meal plan.
Jan-April Spring Break Goals
To lose 47 lbs. (3-4 lbs per week) with This Is Why You're Fat guidelines and 5-6x a week workout
Finally able to do 25 Full Pushups and complete 15 minute mile
Complete a spring 5k
Grocery shop and try to take my lunch to work 3 out of 5 days.
Save $500 in emergency fund.
Keep a daily journal for 90 days.
Thanks for reading,
Thoughts of Ms. Cyone at 12:47 PM