At 42 years old staying healthy is very important to me. Actually staying healthy really should be important at any age but as you get older it should be top priority. Our lives are filled with stresses and our schedules don’t leave time for much more than sleep. In the last couple of months I gotten the same question from a few different people. “With all that I have going on how do I keep myself healthy?” First of all, it’s not easy. I have to make a conscious decision to do the things needed to take care of me. As I think about all the things I do, I always come back to 3 basic things that I always make sure to incorporate into my life.
It's been a couple of years since I've been on my health and fitness journey. It's a journey that has taught me a lot about my body. I have a better understanding of what works for me and what doesn't. Looking for foods that contain natural ingredients have become more important to me over the years. Not just for me but for my kids as well. Finding products that are both tasty and healthy can be a challenge. And with some many different options I'm always open to trying now things.
I've been drinking cold pressed organic juices a lot lately. I'm enjoying them and I can see how they're benefiting my body in so many ways. I have tons of energy, I sleep better at night and my skin is looking refreshed. Those are just a few of the benefits I've been enjoying since I've been juicing.
On October 6th I hit a milestone in my life. I turned 40. It's so funny because when I was a kid 40 seemed so old to me. Now that I'm in my 40th year I actually feel like someone hit the reset button. I'm just now really starting to live again and enjoy life.
I don’t consider myself wise beyond my years by any means. However, 40 years on this planet have taught me a couple of things. Most of them are things I wish I knew when I was was younger but they are all things that I'm taking into my next 40 years.
It's hard to believe I started this hair journey of mine almost 2 years ago. It really just feels like yesterday that I grabbed the scissors and went to chopping. It wasn't easy in the beginning but now that I've got the hang of it I can't imagine wearing anything but my natural hair. When I first cut my hair I honestly didn't know if I could make it this far. There were a few days that I sat in my room really asking myself what the hell I was doing. Day I was so frustrated with my hair. Debating just submitting to the cream crack. I would be lying if I said I didn't hear that perm calling my name a couple of times. But, I got through it with the hopes that I would grow a head full of big beautiful curls. Two years later I'm almost at my goal and I couldn't be happier with my decision.
I'm writing this post because I've been getting a lot of questions about my hair. What products I use? How do I get it to curl? Am I happy I went natural? All very good questions but let me start from the beginning.
I got my first perm at the age of 8. I have very thick hair and my Mom did what many other Moms dealing with a head full of thick natural hair did and actually still do. She permed it to make it more manageable. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining, I loved my permed hair. I think I wore it well. But a couple of years ago I started on my fitness journey. I went from not working out to intensely working out 6-7 days a week. And let me tell you, when you're always in the gym and you have a tendency to sweat in your hair, it doesn't really mix well with permed hair.