Tuesday, March 13

Working it Out

I  finally got myself motivated to get back in the gym!!!  
I am determined to tone up and lose a few pounds by July which I know I can do if I put in the work. 

I plan to hit the gym 3 times a week doing:

45 minutes of cardio (either on the stair master or elliptical) 
15-25 minutes of core-strength exercises (free weights, ab machines, etc.) 

Then once a week I will either go for a 2-3 mile walk or do some jumping jax and crunches at home.

I'm a pretty healthy eater and cut out 95% of processed foods from my diet. I just put on a little weight because I have been eating out A LOT in the past few months. I basically celebrated my birthday January and February. 

Now that I am past 4 months post relaxer, I don't see myself wearing my hair loose while working out. I sweat a lot, especially on my head, and I don't want to have to deal with detangling after cleansing my hair. For now,  I'm thinking twists may have to do but I miss wearing my hair out! I may do twists during the week and a braid-out or something on weekends.  I'm going on a mini vacation the first week of April which I def plan on wearing my hair out for. But when I return, I'm  thinking of doing single braids earlier than planned(July). We'll see! 
For now, health is more important than my hair! 


  1. Girl I started working out the other day too. I dance though. The gym can be too monotonous for me. I get bored easily.


    1. That's good! I take Zumba classes from time to time. The gym can get monotonous which is why I usually go with a friend to keep me entertained and encouraged!

  2. I'm with you! I am starting a work-out regimen this week... looks like it will be bun city over here!!

    Good luck reaching your goals!

    1. That's great! Let me know how it goes.
      I wish I could only do buns!!!

      Thanks, girl..same to you!!

  3. I'm working on my body too girl. July we're having a BBQ/pool party for one of my cousins so thats a short term goal for me as well. Its actually been helping with my hair because I've been coming up with creative bun styles although I'm not normally a big protective styler. I'll be revealing with you in July regardless of how I do!

    1. I saw your recent post on healthy meals and total weight loss and you're doing great so far!
      Can't wait to see your gym styles!
      Keep up the good work and let me know how you do!!


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