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

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  1. faithVA

    faithVA Well-Known Member

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    I haven't done anything. I'm sleepy and cold and I don't feel like eating or working out. It is supposed to be warmer next week, I hope that helps get me out of this lull.

    As far as my hair, I am still rinsing every other day so that is going OK. I hope to henna next weekend so I can stop looking at these grays.
     
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    Evallusion Yes, that's really me.

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    Haven't checked in for a while. Don't know if I've already mentioned but I'm having a rough pregnancy so I've been pretty sick. I have been drinking at least 50 ounces of water daily which is a huge improvement for me ( I was barely drinking 8oz before). I've also been eating many more fruits and vegetables to counteract the side effects of a medication I'm taking. The only thing I haven't been doing is working out because of the pregnancy. I'm due on June 21 and there is a 5K on June 9th that I want to WALK. I'm thinking of signing up for that but scared because my two previous babies came a week or 2 early. Wonk Wonk.
     
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    Morning ladies. Let's get this day started!

    My morning workouts:





    On the Keto Diet for the rest of this month and will hopefully be moving into the Mediterranean as my way of eating moving forward.
     
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    Are you starting to feel any better?
     
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    I'm sticking to my morning smoothies. I love them. I think I will do the 10 day smoothie challenge again but do 2 smoothies and a meal. Sticking to my supplement plan. I'm doing too much snacking though. I need to get past that.

    I'm walking but not the 4 times a week I want to do. I looked at my Strava activity last year and I didn't start riding until late May. So I feel much better that I haven't gotten started yet. I plan to start getting out more this week.
     
  6. Evallusion

    Evallusion Yes, that's really me.

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    Yes, feeling a lot better now (I'm at about 75%) and I'm finally off of all medication! Yay! Thanks for asking! :)
     
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    I'm so glad. May the rest of your pregnancy go smoothly.
     
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    I keep forgetting this thread. So sorry. I have been taking some of my vitamins and exercising at least 4 times a week. I need to update better. I even downloaded a water app on my phone to keep me drinking since without it, I have been doing quite poorly.
     
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    My workout for this morning:



    Started working on cleaning up my diet (since Keto is not for me - makes my heart race terribly) a little and drinking a lot more water than I was before. I will try to keep updating so this weight can come off. My hair is coming along nicely so that's not my main concern at the moment.
     
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    What were you eating on ketosis like for a day. I'm just curious since I see so much about keto.
     
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    I was doing the free 2 week trial from dietdoctor.com. I noticed anything with butter and bacon especially was rough on my heart. Not sure if I want to try it again. Already made 3 attempts.
     
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    My regimen this weekend is:

    Pre-poo - Chicoro's moisture pre-poo of AVG and EVCO - I need the big guns this weekend and this works well on my hair.
    Shampoo - Natur Growth Bambu shampo
    Protein DC - Natur Growth Bambu DC
    Moisturizing DC - Afro Love Hair Souffle mixed with Bekura YAM Nectar
    Leave-in - IN Aloe and Hibiscus
    M/S - CFCG Curl Moisturizer and BM Grease or diy Shea Butter
    Style - Bunning since my hair still roots still look pretty dark from my henna color last weekend.
     
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    This week I will be:

    -Prepooing with Chicoro's Moisture Drench Prepoo - AVJ, EVCO and EVOO
    -Shampoo with Afro Love Mint Eucalyptus Rosemary Shampoo

    -Protein Deep Conditioning with Natur Growth Bambu Nourishing Treatment
    -Moisture Deep Condition with Afro Love Raw Honey and Shea Butter Hair Treatment
    -Leave-in with IN Aloe and Hibiscus

    -M/S with CFCG Curl Moisturizer and Shea Butter/Blue Magic Grease
    -Styling - Bunning with Wetline Xtreme Gel, MO Curling Custard.

    My workout this morning:

     
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    It’s been a while! I really fell off from my health goals - no motivation. But its a new month so I’m getting back on track:

    Exercise:
    Strength Training 3x/Wk
    Run - 2x/Wk
    Food:
    Meal Prep May (gonna try again)
    34 Oz Water Minimum Per Day
    Back to no soda, sugary drinks
    Misc:
    Multivitamin, Fish Oil, & Nature’s Bounty HSN Gummies
     
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    OK. I'm trying to get back on track. My nutrition has been pretty good. I do a smoothy in the morning and I have been having some type of bowl for lunch usually high in vegetables, moderate meat if any with a little fat. Dinner is either a smoothie, salad or something like that just because I'm lazy by the time dinner gets here.

    My head is a mess. I've been doing rinses with conditioner every other day since January. It has helped but my ends still split like crazy. So still working on my moisture. Now I'm trying oil rinses. I will see how that works. It does seem to keep my ends from strangling each other.

    I may have damaged my ends when I got my hair flat ironed but no real way to know. It has been a year so I will just keep dusting my ends and keeping the splits at bay and maybe I can work through it.

    My weight is out of control. I am just as fat as I want to be :nono: I was overweight before the cruise, then I ate desert at every meal on the cruise and I haven't recovered. I need to cook more but just not feeling it. I'm still snacking too much and eating too much candy. I will get it together.

    I was walking but the weather was back and forth and then I got sick and I stopped. I'm ready to get back on it. I got a new bike and I took it out for a ride on Saturday. I did 15 miles but it was a struggle. I started back with my HIIT with Maggie Brinkley yesterday. I really like her videos. Yesterday was whole body and today was arms. I really need to get my upper body straight because it really helps with long rides.

    This month I hope to get on a regular HIIT and riding schedule. I also need to add my walks back in at work. Before just walking every day was dropping the pounds.

    I guess I will weigh myself in the morning to see the damage.
     
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    I started exercising at home at the start of the year. Then I slacked off a bit as work started to get challenging. I joined the gym at the end of March after seeing my feet being swollen every evening from sitting so long. I have been leaving my hair alone. I took it out of a protective style after 7 weeks but i haven't trimmed as yet.

    Here I am with my stats.
    Hair Goals
    Current Length: Between APL and BSL
    2018 Goal Length: full BSl back
    Relaxed, natural, texlaxed: Natural 4C
    How you will achieve goal: I really want to leave my hair alone these days. However weekly washes, daily moisturizing and actually combing hair every 2 weeks will be my regimen. Trim every 6 months.

    Exercise Goals
    Current Weight: 160 lbs (went up as i started gym)
    Height: (for those looking for body buddies) 5' 5"
    Goal Weight and/or Inches to lose: goal weight is 145 lbs and maintain.
    How will you achieve this goal?: Already doing weight training 3 days a week, run once a week, those days i can't make it to the gym i use Youtube videos and dvds

    Water Goals
    Daily Intake Goal: still struggling with this. 2 litres is my goal for now.

    Nutrition Goals
    What are your Nutrition Goals?: Eating healthy- more greens to be specific, more fish
    How will you achieve them?: Researching and incorporating clean eating habits, committed to drinking green smoothies daily, buying my own groceries and most important actually COOKING my meals.


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    Congratulations!!
     
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    15/05/19 going into my 7th week of being in the gym. Non scale achievement- stomach is not so noticeable in clothing. Will have to try on all my work dresses to confirm officially. They all fit me differently. My lilac dress felt like a bag on me yesterday, my blue dress today, my stomach is not noticeable. I have a grey dress that was a little too close when i first made it, will see how it fits tomorrow.
    I'm afraid to go on the scale. lol. Started this year at 157 and now seeing 160 will make me depressed.

    This is a journey of body and mind.
     
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    Used some of my diy Fenugreeek oil on scalp and I used up a bottle of IN Aloe & Hibiscus Leave-in tonight as my cream moisturizer for tonight.

    No backups left of the latter and probably not a repurchase either. I liked it but don't actually NEED it.
     

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