Monday, January 24, 2011

6 Months Natural

Hey Guys I'm 6 months natural (:

Weight Update

The last 2 weeks has been a hit and miss, because I've been trying to find exercises that will help me burn more fat. In my last update I mention the fact that I was losing inches, but the number on the scale wasn't going down. Last week I ended up losing 1lb (: but found out that my body fat is 50% ):
When I heard my body fat was 50% of course I was bummed. When we do our weigh-ins we have to keep our shoes on which in my case adds 2lbs to my actually weight. When I weigh myself at home I'm 173-174 (no shoe) and at the weigh-in I'm 175-176 (wit shoe). Now to some that may not be a huge different but for me it is. I'm trying not to let the number on the scale get to me, but it is. Last Saturday I went to a Cardio Kick class and it kicked my ass butt. I was sore for days but I had to keep pushing plus I couldn't have done it without my Girls Bridgette, Erin, and Devin. This week we got an extra Zumba Class!!! I had a great time booty poppin with the girls you could feel the energy in the room, which surprise me because it was a 9am class on a Saturday morning.

Anywho I'm starting to realize trying to reach 160lbs is not going to be as easy as I thought

Wish Me Luck, I need it!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Natural Hair-Oils

Oils are an important factor to achieving healthy hair rather your natural or relaxed. Oils can help with growth, dryness, and so on. There are two different types of oil Essential and Carrier.

Essentials Oils are lightweight, evaporates quickly, and mostly used to treat the hair. Carrier Oils are oily and can be from different veggies, fruits, and nuts. You can use it for moisturizing. Essential oils are normally mixed with carriers oils.

I won't go into full details about oils but here are a few popular ones

Olive Oil
Jojoba Oil
Coconut Oil
Tea Tree Oil
Castor Oil

When I was relaxed I mostly used castor oil, I would apply it to my DAX grease. I use tea tree oil for my nose ring to help with the healing process. Oils can be use in different ways. Everyone has a different way they use oils. Hot oil treatments. You can apply them to dry or wet hair.  I personally use the first three on my hair. I moisture my hair by mixing the three oils plus water in a spray bottle and apply it the hair. I spray my hair after washing, while styling, and when it gets dry.

What I'm using
Queen Helene Jojoba Oil, Pompeion EVOO, Organic Coconut Oil

My spray bottle

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Out wit the Old...

Hey Yall, it seems like I haven't made post in two weeks. Its been a very busy week. I started my new workout plan this week and it kicked my butt! Me and five other wives decided to take up a weightloss challenge at base, sortof like the Biggest Loser (: Our group name is Desperate Airman's Wives!! We had to go weigh in and the only thing I didn't like was we had to weigh in with our shoes on!?! which added to 2lbs. Yall know I wasn't to happy bout that. Just means I have to work harder to lose the weight. After my workout on Tuesday my feet were killing me so I finally got a new pair of workout shoes. I wish I had gotten them sooner because the back of my right heels has a boo boo /: However its not going to stop me from working out.

Old Shoes you will be missed
The New Kicks are really cute plus it feels great on my feet. I actually broke them in by walking/jogging for a hour and a half.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Dang I'm SORE

I went back to working out hardcore this week and I'm already SORE!! but its all good because I know its going to pay off in the end. I finally got a workout plan down to keep me going. One of my workouts is going to the gym on monday, wednesday, and friday with Hubs since he has to go after he gets off. The plan is for me to work on weights and run. Yes, I said RUN!! I'm slowing getting into running. Believe me I'm nervous about the whole thing because a few years ago I was hit by a car and my left knee was messed up so too much pressure makes it uncomfortable. However, I know if I push myself I can do it. I also went to a new workout class on base called 4-3-2-1 its basically a 4min cardio/3min strength/2 min core work/1min stretch and Repeat. I loved it she really worked us. I will be going back. I also wanted to post a few pictures of what I eat on Monday.

 Before I forgot has anyone seen Special K commericals?? Lose 6lbs in 2weeks. Well I decided to buy the cereal and one of their snacks to see how it actually works. I will do post tomorrow.

 A Ham and Cheese Bagel

Oatmeal with Banana

Natural Hair-Shampoo & Conditioners

Hey Ladies, I wanted to do a post on the Shampoo and Conditioners I use on my hair. Alot of my friends are thinking about going natural and not sure what to use on their hair after the BC. Now these are the things that I LOVE for my hair. I really don't like changing products that I use on my hair specially when its working great.

Here are a few terms that you may want to know.

Cowash-Using a conditioner to wash your hair in place of a shampoo
DC-A deep treatment or deep conditioner

Now these are the 2 terms I use the most there are a lot more terms you may hear around the Natural Community here's a few links to great websites for more terms

Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo+Conditioner
Description "Moisturizing shampoo+conditioner with orchid and coconut milk
This shampoo not only makes my hair soft but it also smells great, it has a cotton candy scent. Nothing overpowering. I've posted several pictures with this in my hair. I love the cute quotes on the bottle.

"I'm a moisture packed multitasker"

Herbal Essences Totally Twisted
"Curls + Waves conditioner with a fusion of french lavender twist"
I have to honestly say this really makes my curls pop and the smell is great as well. This has a cute quote as well.

 "I'm Deliciously bent and your hair is too"

"Tree Tea triple treat invigorationer conditioner" Its great for All hair types. Now this is suppose to do a whole lot of great things for your hair. I'm going to list a few.
-Strengthens hair with a 3 organic oil blend to stimulate and condition.
-Alleviated dry, flaking scalp with organic tea tree botanical.
-Moisturize, smooth, detangle.

Creme of Nature Lemongrass & Rosemary Leave in Conditioner
Leave in Conditioner for dehydrated hair.
-Creamy formula quickly softens, detangles and condition.
-Organic lemongrass add shine
-Rosemary helps protect and strengthen.

I hope this helps.