via Faye of That NY Poet Girl
I haven’t been updating on the GOC and need to before school starts because I am going to be busy and it will be over in September!
Hair Goals and Regimen:
I have been washing my hair every 7-10 days using the Sauve Naturals Shampoo and condish with HH as a detangler and Shea Moisture/coconut oil as moisturizer/sealer. I have experienced extreme drying due to the high heat and humidity and then blow drying my hair. I attempted to go with it for a while, but the combination of wearing my hair out and being in the hot sun was not a good look. I haven’t been wearing as many protective styles and as a result my hair has been frizzy and dry :(.
In other (GREAT) news – My hair has grown almost back to where it was before I cut the layers, which is impressive! Overall, I am happy with my growth thus far after cutting off about 1 inch in the layering process! I also cut off another 1/2 – 3/4 inch on a search and destroy mission that went too far O_o! I have seen about 3 inches of growth over the past 4 months!! And overall I retained about 1.5 inches of growth!
I’m getting braids today for the month of September and October, so I am going to miss the end of the GOC! Therefore, I am going to chart my progress in photos from May until September 1st.
Health & Fitness
I wasn’t as diligent in my workout routine unfortunately, but I am going to get back on the horse this fall. Overall though, I have dropped the ball on my fitness goals. Partially, because I had nowhere to go this summer (i.e. Miami or LA), which sucks for me and is sooo horrid! LOL! I usually start in the Spring with a full body cleanse and only have very little to lose. But, this spring, I didn’t cleanse, had gained so much over the winter due to my accident and physical limitations and was way more busy than I expected to be this summer.
I am still 155 lbs! SMH! But, at least I have not gained any weight! (-_-)
Also, to compound the issues – my son had gone through a traumatic experience and wasn’t sleeping well, which meant NO ONE was sleeping well! LOL!
Anywho…. The fitness goals I have now are for the end of the year at this point. I read an article from Wellness Mama on Hormone Balance, which discusses supplements and alternative exercises like walking and weight lifting instead of intense workouts which seem to exacerbate the problems.
I also found a video on Leptin that says that perhaps I need to change my diet first and keep my exercise to a minimum in order to restore my hormone levels, because I was having problems with my insulin and sugar levels.
Things that I will do differently with the next challenge for my hair:
- I will be consistent with my protective styling.
- I will be consistent with my regimen.
- I will NOT cut my hair in the middle of the challenge! LOL! ^_^
- I will measure my hair with a measuring tape so that I can more accurately measure my growth and make a tank top for measuring as well.
For my fitness goals
- I will monitor and correct my hormone imbalance so that I am working smarter and not harder!
- I will work out consistently and work on building muscle.
- I will make sure that I eat well and when I fall off the wagon, I will get back on immediately!
That’s it! That’s all folks!
Thanks for playing Faye!! Best of luck as your journey continues and, we’ll “see” you around ;)!
And if you want to see how her braids turned out, see her results post here!