Hair Journey Update: I Have NO Moisturizer For My Hair!

Sad Natural Long HairIts been like this for about a week now. I ran out of moisturizer and I haven’t moisturized my hair all week. I was moisturizing with my conditioner but my scalp REALLY does not like that. I really do love and care about my hair and I want it to grow and be healthy, so I dug into the little money have set aside for the bills I have and money saved for myself then I splurged it on stocking up on texturemenatural products.

You might ask why I would dig into the little money I have just to buy hair products. Well let me tell you, the area I live in really is not big on moisturizer and natural hair products. I have been looking for lemon oil for the longest time and its just not available here so I always have to result by ordering a lot of my natural hair items from online unless its shampoo or conditioner. Also I am not too keen on spending my money on these products. After my experience with Softsheen Carol’s Curl Mango, never again will I just blow my money on products. I know texturemenatural’s products very well and my hair loves it. Plus the owner of texturemenatural is closing her website and hasn’t set a date of when she will open back up so I HAD to get some products and make sure I have enough.

I am really really excited about what I ordered. I order her encore kit, of course I ordered her Auntie Cookies Moisturize (I did a review on it, you can see my before and after photos) and I ordered her hair tea. In total I spent $97 and that is only because I ordered the moisturizer and hair tea days apart from the encore kit and paid for separate shipping. If I had ordered it all together it would have been $89 but that’s alright. The encore kit was on sale days later and I wasn’t about about to let that slip.

Now I am ultra excited about the encore kit because I get to try majority of her products and I’ve never had a chance to do that. The encore kit consists of 12oz. Ayurvedic Hair and Scalp Detox, 12oz. Moisture Therapy Conditioner, 12oz. Amla & Avocado Leave-In, 8oz. Ayurvedic Hair Tea (Conditioning Leave-In, 16oz. Aunt Cookie’s MoistureCream, 8oz. Macadamia Styling Butter, 8oz. Healing Hair Butter. Im not sure what ALL of the products are used for but I will find out when I actually get them.

Besides that but I love love love love lovvvvveee how her lemon scented products smell. I am hooked on that lemongrass scent. IT IS SO DAMN REFRESHING! When my sister ordered it she wasn’t too crazy about it because she didn’t understand why the products all had a different scent to them but I loved it lol. She didn’t know how to use some of the products so she gave them to me. I knew how to use them but I just kept my mouth shut and took them lol.

I won’t say that I will do a review on it because whenever I do say it, I have intentions of doing it then LIFE just happens and I never get around to it. I will definitely take pics of it though, whether or not it will make it to my blog…I have no clue lol.

The only downfall to this is it will be probably 2 or 3 weeks before I actually receive the products. Unless I keep moisturizing m hair with conditioners it will literally be THAT long before my hair has anything in it :(. So we’ll just have to see what Im gonig to do. By the way, right now I have in braids/twists..I really do not like having weave or anything in my hair. I want my hair to breathe. So after June 29th, these babies are coming out of my hair. I will  be rocking wigs only and focus more on taking care of my hair while it is “out”.

-Jazzie

College Lige/Weight Loss Journey: School is Getting in the Way of Exercise

It’s like a ripply effect: If I don’t do my homework when I can andd decide to do it last minute I don’t have time to get proper sleep and when I dont have time to properly sleep, Im too tired to work out and when Im too tired to workout then Im too tired to even consider working out. Well thats how these past 2 days have been. I haven’t been on top of myy Statistics class like I should so I have been doing it last minute. I only have two more weeks of the course which is 8 days so Im hoping I can turn it around by then by staying on top of my work. As for my other course, Im taking American history online and I have a dick for a professor. He intentionally makes the course harder than it needs to be. Gives us 2 days to read 100 pages from 2 different books then we have a quiz and discussion. To finish based off of all of that information. I swear if he slips up once I will call the deans office within the quickness. Theres no reason to intentionally try to setup your students for failure.
So anyway Im going to try to stay on top of my statistics class even if I dont want to and see where it gets me.
-Jazzie

Healthy Foods for You because They Contain Water!!!

600869_10151389330532202_177151893_nI read once that watermelon contain 90% water before I saw this photo. Therefore it will fill you up easily and it wouldn’t be harmful to you like eating a hamburger because of the simple fact that majority of it is made up of water. Ever since I read that I have ALWAYS purchased watermelon as my primary fruit. So when I saw this photo it came naturally to me for me to post it 😀

-Jazzie

Healthy Recipe: Cucumber, Watermelon & More

So heres a little recipe. I’ll be posting more recipes according to what I buy weekly. I am trying to eat healthy more so when I Juicy ripe watermelons, creamy avocado, annnnnddd lime + cilantrgo shopping I buy what I like then when I get home I just look up recipes I can try to match the food I bought and if that fails I can just eat the food by its self :D. Its better than following a list of items and then going shopping to find something that matches and it saves me money because I know what I like.

Avocado, Watermelon, & Cucumber Salad

2 avocados, pitted and sliced or cubed

1 seedless watermelon, cut into 1 inch cubes

2 cucumbers, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/3 cup freshly chopped cilantro

salt and pepper to taste

Directions

In a large bowl add avocado and drizzle with lime juice and olive oil and gently stir to coat. In a separate large bowl, toss watermelon and cucumber together. Add the avocado mixture on top of the watermelon and cucumbers. Sprinkle with cilantro and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Credit to: http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/2012/04/avocado-watermelon-cucumber-salad/

-Jazzie

Insanity WorkOut Finally Uploaded!

I am proud to announce that I finally have uploaded the Insanity Workout on my DailyMotion channel. I know A LOT of people want to workout to it and I dont know if I will be doing it but I’m a thoughtful person and I couldn’t find it anywhere to watch so I uploaded it myself. Most of the files were big so I had to break them into part one and part two. Where I broke the videos apart are at the time where you “take a break” so you wont be missing anything at all or have to stop in between your workout to switch the videos. The videos have their own playlist so just click the play list and then you will see the videos that have been uploaded. Now let me just warn you, I do not know how long the videos will last. Majority of the places I went to download it either have it blacklisted or delete it within a couple of minutes but I will definitely keep uploading it until it stays.

Heres the link to my channel: http://www.dailymotion.com/journeytolong

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-Jazzie

I Lost 10 LBS, Yay!

work out motivationBut it took 5 months. LOL. So I got on my sisters new scale; mind you I was going by the weight I weighed whenever I visited the doctors office but I don’t have any appointments scheduled currently. I decided to hop on my sister’s scale, something I never do and when I weighed myself it said 220.2 LBS. I said to myself,”It has got to be wrong I haven’t weighed that much naturally since High School”. I hadn’t been dieting at all or exercising so I thought it was very odd. So I weighed myself about 8 more times to see if it would change and it didn’t. So I waited for my sis to weigh herself, since she always announces how her weight. She had just came from the doctors so I knew if her weight from the scale matched what the doctors told her, her weight was then mine was accurate. So she weighed herself, announced how much she weighed and it matched! So I’m proud to announce that I am 220LBS, woot!

That was some great motivation not to mention that same day I just happened to catch on tv abc the show called,”Extreme Weight Loss” with this woman named Meredith Prince and she just so happens to live in my area! My area is hardly EVER on national tv so I said to myself,”If that isn’t God speaking to me then I don’t know what is.” After watching her motivational weight loss and seeing her lose weight in a year. She went from 314 to 155lbs in one year. What an accomplishment! Anyway Im going to take that motivation and USE IT.

I read a long time ago that the hardest part of working out is the first 3 days. Well Im past the 3 days and on my 4th day! Now the challenge is the next quote I read sometimes ago,”It takes 8 weeks for you to notice the difference in your body. 12 weeks for the world to notice.” So I have to give myself 2 months before I really start to notice a difference. I wont say what my plans are or anything but I definitely will be working out more and Im going to keep trying. I want to get down to my desired size 120LBS.

BUT the important thing to remember for me is that I am beautiful no matter what size I am. I am just making an adjustment to my life for the sake of my health and financially (when it comes to clothes, doctors visits). So in the long run if I keep it up I will be in good shape.

-Jazzie

Natural Ways to Detox

28 Ways to Detox by Bembu.comDetox and Exercise

1. Replace a meal each day with a detoxifying smoothie.
2. Turn to organic foods when possible.
3. Get a good and intense massage.
4. Drink far more water.
5. Replace the morning coffee with green tea.
6. Get in more exercise and sweat it out.
7. Try acupuncture for a truly balanced body.
8. Eat more fiber in its most natural form.
9. Try fasting for a day or two.
10. Get in more sleep each night.
11. Avoid obvious environmental toxins.
12. Turn to probiotics to get rid of the bad bacteria and welcome in the good kind.
13. Try yoga for a new type of exercise and meditation.
14. Learn to incorporate superfoods into each meal.
15. Cut out simple carbohydrates, white sugar and flour, and any fried foods.
16. Learn to properly manage your stress.
17. Turn to home remedies for illness rather than antibiotics.
18. Adapt to a truly healthy lifestyle and try to eliminate daily medication wherever possible.
19. Increase circulation by massaging pressure points and skin brushing.
20. Promote elimination through proper diet and hydration.
21. Opt for a diet rich in whole foods that are free of additives and preservatives.
22. Learn to meditate and incorporate this into your life each day.
23. Eliminate common sources of toxins such as excessive caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and processed foods.
24. Turn to natural herbs and holistic medicine to give your body what it needs.
25. Become a juicing expert and incorporate key nutrients into your day through this process.
26. Perform a full body cleanse every month to get rid of any toxins that have built up.
27. Avoid second hand smoke or any other harmful toxins that you may come into contact with.
28. Learn to truly take care of yourself and listen to your body when something is or is not working.

Click the following link to learn important details about each of the 28 ways to detox… http://bembu.com/natural-ways-to-detox-your-body

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