Monday, April 26, 2010

I was so ready to cut it

Hey Blog!

With the birth of my son, I have been beyond busy. I had a moment. I was dreading washing my hair and looked down at the scissors. I was seriously going to cut my hair off because I didn't want to deal with the shoulder length locs. OMG!! I had to get some assistance and talk myself off the edge. Just think I was about to cut my hair right before my 4 year lock anniversary (June 2006). I would have probably kicked myself afterwards. Other moms have told me those moments are perfectly okay, but I really can't believe I was about to cut all of this hair. I attached a pic (sorry the hubby didn't capture the back). This is the longest my hair has ever been and it shows no signs of slowing down. Sidebar....I really need to color this gray patch in the front of my head but I fear that I will damage my locs by coloring too often. It has been over a year since my last coloring.
I am officially back on the workout circuit and it really feels great. I am doing run walk intervals on the treadmill for 30 to 45 minute time frames. I am also doing strength training with my bands. I also incorporated Bosu Ball training which kicks the core's butt. I ordered P90x since cancelling our $109 monthly fee gym membership. I really loved that gym but it just doesn't make since to waste that money if I have no daycare for that hour that I am there. I have heard some great things about p90x from both men and women. The men however tend to stay dedicated to the program more than the women I have talked to. That is about to change once my package gets here. I just have to keep my schedule with my hubby and son. I think during a certain time there will be no phone calls. I am discovering that answering the phone is my biggest downfall when it comes to my schedule.
So how did I do with the weight gain during pregnancy? I gained 45 lbs of which I lost 27. I can't believe I am sitting here at 217 and hating every minute of it. I know it was for a wonderful cause but it hurts to have it on my body. It is a lot of water too. I can press my shin and see the water move which is a little creepy. I am going to continue on my quest to get the 18 pound remaining baby pounds off so I can pick up where I started. I know it won't be easy but I am up for the challenge.


V said...

I'm so glad you talked yourself out of cutting your hair! We share the same lock birth month, lol.
Anyhow glad to see you are on the move! I see you are on a mission. You are officially my online workout buddy. I need the motivation!. I have a weight loss blog as well, check me out
Anyhow I said i was going to start May 1st but I might just start tomorrow. I need my mojo back!

Naturally Sophia said...

I'm glad you did not cut it as well. Your locks are looking fab; love the curls. Congrats on the new healthy baby!

JMcDonald said...

Been trying to reach you and came to your blog. Don't sweat the hair, that hair school we talked about on Buford Hwy, GA Institute of Cosmotology gave me the shampoo for $5 last week. Was coming off an illness and medication and too weak to deal with the hair in the shower and water in the ears. Stopped by there with my shampoo and was in and out!! We towel dried. Call/email when you catch a breath!