Hair Update

Hey guys!

I’ve had my hair in a set of minitwists since a few days before I went to Mexico last month (post on that coming SOON)

I’ve been MIA and owe you guys 80 day obesession results AND a recap of Mexico… but first, HAIR.

These twists are on week 3 and still slaying. Theres TONS of updos you can do with them. Heres 3 of my favorites.

2B mindset

I am so excited about a program coming out in the very near future!! This program will take the focus off of exercise (which is important for having a body that can move and function freely, BUT we aren’t all ready to start it all at once) and onto FOOD.

Let’s be honest. No one go to a place that they aren’t happy with their weight by eating healthy and not exercising. It’s our diets that get out of control first and foremost. And the first thing we try to do is DEPRIVE ourselves. We count calories, we limit intake, and for some people – it works. But for the rest of us? We cycle on and off of those plans because depriving yourself is HARD.

But there will be none of that with this program. No calorie counting at all and you do not have to incorporate exercise until you’re ready. And guess what? Once you master the 2B Mindset, it’s yours for life. Losing the weight and keeping it off will be second nature — it will be your new reality — and food will forever remain an enjoyable part of your life.

This new program was designed by Illana Muhlstein, R.D. Nutritionist. If anyone has fought the battle, she has. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist-the highest standard in the field of nutrition. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Maryland, sits on the prestigious Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association, and leads the Bruin Health Improvement Program at UCLA.

Ilana’s early inspirations were the knowledgeable Registered Dietitians that she’d met every summer at fat camp. Once she finally had the chance to become one herself, she never hesitated. Using everything she learned, she was able to personally lose 100 pounds. She’s built a thriving private practice in Beverly Hills, and has helped hundreds of people lose weight happily-and keep it off. Now she’s revealing all of her tried and true weight-loss secrets with the launch of The 2B Mindset program.

This program drops May 2, 2018. If you want to be one of the first to try it out with me – fill out this form! Make sure to select “2B Minset Nutrition Education” from the dropdown.

Three Strand Twist out

I’m behind on posting my tutorials here – I posted a braidout last week but haven’t had time to write a post. But I was really excited to share the results of my 3-strand twist out with you! Check it out!

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Oh and heres pics just because

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Twist Out Routine!

I was peer pressured into starting a youtube channel last week. I do washday every tuesday night now and try to publish on Wednesday – sometimes Thursday.

Here is my first video from last week – the next will come later today. Just finished editing and have to wait on the upload.

This one is tips for the perfect twist out! I give tips and tricks to not ruin the pattern when you’re taking down your twists.

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oh and here’s days 2-5 (day 6 i forgot to take a pic, day 7 was a bun)

Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Guys, I struggle with emotional cravings. I want the foods I ate at highs in my life to make me feel that good of them. One of them for sure is junk chinese food. Not the real kind. The Americanized sugary fatty mess.

Usually I head out and grab some but I decided this time, I shouldn’t. Because I’d had Panda Express like 5 days ago. And it’s time to quit acting like my meal plan doesn’t matter. LOL.

So I made this up spur of the moment and it was LIT so I thought I’d share.

 

Ingredients –

  • chicken breast
  • whole grain rice
  • pineapples
  • bread crumbs
  • soy sauce
  • sweet n sour sauce
  • honey sesame sauce
  • olive oil

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I knew I wanted the chicken to be breaded. I’m ok with breading as an occasional ‘healthy cheat’ and I count it towards my yellow containers (80 day obsession meal plan). But what I don’t have a lot of space for in my diet is fat. So I wasn’t going to fry it.

I took the chicken and seasoned it (heavy, like I was always taught LOL) and then dipped it in sweet n sour sauce and honey sesame sauce. Once it was all coated I put it in a ziplock bag with breadcrumbs and additional seasoning and shook it up.

I ‘fried’ in like a few drops of olive oil.

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Here’s a visual of everything I used for the chicken.img_0602

I also added some pineapples because they’re lit.

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While all this was going on I had my rice in a rice cooker. It’s so worth it to have one.

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I flipped each piece over to get it all evenly cooked. Once it was all done I served it on the rice and had a side of edamame. Oh, I added a little soy sauce to the rice and some sweet and sour sauce over the chicken.img_0605

 

Yum :). Because of all the sauces, I counted this meal as a 2x yellow, 1x blue, red, purple, and tsp.

Hair update – straight to curly :) and back to my fave product

So a lot of people have asked about my hair pressing routine. There are so many things I do to make sure that I don’t end up with damaged hair – mainly only doing 1-2 passes for each section of hair and not touching up with heat.

But I still hold my breath on wash day! Here’s how I do it 🙂

This was the last day of my press. It lasted about 3 weeks. I was over it. Idk how people with straight hair deal. Hair just shedding. Combing every day. Styling daily. Just not cool.

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Here it is with the braid taken out (ignore my sticker, I had taken Beezy to the childrens expolorium earlier haha)img_9757

Bad pic but I section my hair in four sections like I do in my normal washday routine.img_9758

I take one section and totally saturate with water. First it gets smaller and straighter than it starts curling up within like 20 seconds. Then I add my fave deep conditioner and put in a bun.img_9760

I put the 4 buns in a shower cap (flipped inside out so I always have 1 clean side to protect my hair if needed haha) and wait about 5-10 mins.img_9761img_9762

Then I detangle and rinse and add my styling product. I reached for Deva Curl decadence line because honestly, I had my hair styled by devacurl stylists over a year ago and they SLAYED. So I went with it. But it’s never worked as well for me. I have to use SOOO MUCH. And it never lasts as long.img_9763

Anywho finished product the next day. I was hype to have my curls back but not hype with the results.. I NEVER AM with that product. Yet I keep stupidly using it.img_9788

I tried spraying and redefining a few times the next couple of days and it just wasn’t working right.img_9806

So here’s my story – and I’m not AT ALL knocking deva curl. But basically, I don’t know why I kept fighting with those products when I already knew what worked for me. More details on that here.

So basically, I got tired of fighting with products that didn’t work and I reached for Kinky CUrly. It was my staple for YEARS (2009 – 2015 – from growing out to taper to growing out again). I still had some left. Yal, look at the difference in how my hair looked!

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I knew from how it looked wet – it was gonna be lit. AND it took me half the time that it takes when I use deva curl. Literally took me 20-30 mins.

But dry – girl….. POPPIN.img_0017img_0002

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it’s almost time to do another wash – but I’m happy with how this one lasted. I’ll be back to kinky curly for wash and goes for the unforseeable future haha. Moral of the story? It’s ok to try what works for everyone else. But don’t stick with it if it doesn’t work for you! Do you, boo!

And for the record – no heat damage in sight 🙂img_0243img_0278

80 Day Obsession Results – day 22

IIght yal I’m on day 22 of 80 day obsession and I haven’t updated ya because a biah been busy. 😂😂.

Let me tell you first and foremost – I have NOT been good on the meal plan. I’m always missing meals or eating the wrong things at the wrong times. But I’ve been killing the workouts and trying to clean it clean.

Oh and the vegna plan? That’s cancelled. I couldn’t. I gave it a good shot but I didn’t want to keep cooking 3 separate meals (1 for me, 1 for LB, 1 for hubs) and I was always cheating. So I figured a perfect plan means nothing if you can’t stick to it and went to the regular plan instead. I’m still doing mostly meatless options.

Anywho, let me let the pics do the talking. These are from last week. I didn’t even want to take these because I thought I’d done so bad with food it would be terrible. But I took them because I noticed how much easier it was to get that same outfit on for my workout.

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Of course the waist is stealing the show but my triceps and shoulders also made a HUGE come up

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Yas love handles!!! Be gone!!!!!

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And for an update – here’s a pic from today. Let me tell you – I’m in my PJs and this is a non-supportive tank top (not a bra) soooo don’t mind the saggage LOL. You know I nursed 14 months.img_9907

I’m crazy hype about my results thus far. Youknow I’m an apple shape, so shrinking my middle is a challenge. Literally all my fat goes there. My little booty? solid muscle. Hard as a rock. LOL!

I don’t like working out for almost an hour most days. But you know what I do love? doing a whole day dedicated the glutes. It’s taken my lil booty from ‘it’s got potential’ to ‘iight girl I see you!’02a4530f-bd03-4d99-8c86-c14b7dfad2ce

I acutlaly used to hate these gym shark pants because they showed off my belly pudge and made my booty look flat. But they may be my favorite pants by day 80!

You should probably get your booty into my group. Hit me up and lets talk. Fill out this form for more info.

You better hurry before I complete my transformation to total baddie and I’m too good to answer. LOL! jk jk <3. But do hurry. Summer is coming.