~*~ Nutrition, Exercise And Water For Hair Growth Challenge 2019~*~

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  1. Nightingale

    Nightingale On the Grow and Keeping it Semi-DIY

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    Now that all of my house guests are gone and my oldest is back at school, I went to the gym for my first gym workout. I followed a program so I didn't waste time trying to make something up or simply walk/jog on the treadmill. After the gym, I went grocery shopping, stocking up on healthy foods and snack for the week. I feel like I'm off to a good start.
     
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    I completely blew my diet yesterday and today (literally just finished munching on a whole bunch of stuff). I have to learn to cook healthy.
     
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    It happens to the best of us. If I'm having that sorta day (or days) I try to be more mindful. For me that usually means an internal dialogue of why I'm eating X/amount. It could be that I'm stressed about work or school, haven't been engaging in my hobbies or that I've been too restrictive (80% healthy has been a game-changer). Most importantly I remind myself that this is a lifestyle, so a day or two out of routine isn't going to ruin anything. That usually puts me back in the right mindset, and each time I do it, it becomes just that much easier.
     
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    I was nodding internally through this whole thing. I notice I eat portly when I'm having a bad day a long time ago. I agree about not letting minor slip ups negate the whole journey. I'm just now seeing my errors due to this from many, many years of resolutions gone down the drain. LOL.2019 is the year!
     
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    I think that's why many people struggle with having a good relationship with food. For many people (myself included), food is used as an emotional outlet, whether happy or sad. But it's growth to recognise it and decide to break the chain - and amen to the bold, it most certainly is!
     
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    Finished my 10 day cleanse on Friday, went out of town to a party over the weekend and didn't get back on plan until Tuesday. But I'm back at it now. Any weight I lost on the cleanse I have gained back. I didn't lose that much to start with.

    I am still on 2 smoothies a day and have decided to move towards a high potassium diet and get to the suggested allowance of 4700 mg. That means I am going to really have to up my fruits and veggies and be selected about which ones I eat. I'm hoping increasing my potassium helps lower my blood pressur but also improves my performance when I am ready to start cycling in March.

    Work is super hectic so I only got in 1 walk this week. I do plan on getting on my bike trainer tomorrow though and at least get the rust out. I know my legs will complain.

    I put my hair in 2 strand twist last Thursday but I think I need to stick to flat twist during the winter. My twist are super dry due to the dryness in the air and I have no way of protecting them. My hair does much better when it is clumped together. I may break out the 2 strands again in March.
     
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    Back on my regular routing of working out six days a week. My plan is t take Yoga on Sundays to stretch my muscles. Monday thru Friday I work out for one hour at OrangeTheory, Saturday is Cyclebar for 45 mins and Sunday is Yoga/rest day. My diet is also 80% on point. I am looking to see big changes this year.
     
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    I rode my bike for 5 miles on Saturday but haven't done anything since.

    I did some shopping for my new diet plan but I'm still working out my meal plan. But I have been eating according to plan consistently for the past 5 days. My weight is still in the same place.

    For my hair I plan to try water rinsing, applying conditioner and twisting it up eveyr other day to see if can increase my moisture levels.

    January is turning into a month of experiments for me.
     
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    How have you been finding your routine? I definitely need to include more workouts like you! Still considering whether to get that gym membership or follow Couch25K

    Will biking be your main source of exercise? It's a great strength and cardio combo. And don't forget to check your non-scale measurements, how do you feel (energy levels, productivity, strength etc.), improvements in skin, nail, or hair health, how do your clothes fit, any difference in pictures/inches etc. Considering you're in a healthy weight range, it'll take longer to show but know that your body is probably giving you a heads up that it's working in other ways:strong:.

    I've been trying water rinsing too with medium twists every 3 days, then a light application of oil immediately after and flat twist to keep stretched. It's been working well so far - minimal frizz! I'm hoping I can stretch it out for longer once my aloe & shea butter mix arrives. I've been doing some experiments of my own too, keep us updated on yours please!

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    Diet wise I've been trying to finish my fresh food to start my fast. So doing low carb OMAD (one-meal a day) at cutting calories. From below is my nutrient profile, should be noted that saturated fat isn't bad -- oxidised is (Ivor Cummins is a good resource on this). My carbs are in red because I set the level low for when I switch to full-keto. ETA: Selenium is high because of the Brazil nuts, no danger as long as it's not in supplement/prescription. I take a prescription for vitamin D, no way to get sun in the UK during winter. Concerns are specific amino acids, calcium and potassium/sodium. The latter I can resolve with dark green veggies and some low salt and calcium with a fortified plant milk. However, on a vegan diet it is particularly hard to meet protein needs whilst low carb/keto. I'll continue adjusting.
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