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You see it every year. A huge push by diet companies to help you “not gain that holiday weight” before Thanksgiving and then another huge push to “lose those holiday pounds” after the New Year. I have overheard more than one conversation about how “I gained so much weight over the holidays” or “I need to lose this holiday weight”. And while the actual number gained may be exaggerated by marketing campaigns, the point is, don’t let what is supposed to be a celebration sabotage your progress.
It’s REALLY hard to be loving when you feel like poo.It’s also really hard, and in some instances impossible, to work hard at what you’ve been called to do when you are sick. It’s also difficult to work hard or put in long hours when you are physically weak or out of shape. You NEED to be healthy and fit for your God given assignments. WE need you to be healthy and fit. Those you are called to reach need you to be healthy and fit.
A few years ago, I desperately and immediately had to switch over my personal care and hair care products to natural replacements. Unfortunately, I had several, and I do mean several, bad experiences with hair care products. Many of them left my hair looking like I just won a marathon where they threw bacon grease on the champion.
So many shampoos just didn’t do a good job of getting my hair CLEAN. To put it quite frankly, they sucked. (Sorry Grandma. I couldn’t think of a better word)
Now, all you precious people who can do the “no poo” method, bless you. And all you lovelies that don’t sweat on your scalp much, well bless you and your stay-clean-for-a-week hair.
I sweat like a pig on a hot July day when I work-out, and resemble a homeless person if I do not shower and wash my hair immediately.
As a highly competitive person and an extrovert by nature, I thrive in the competitive sports arena. During cross country practice in college, I LOVED sprint days because it meant I had a chance at winning. I could push myself and out sprint not only all the girls on the team, but the guys as well. I loved being in competitive sports. But I am no longer a competitive athlete.
I applaud any and ALL healthy efforts to get healthy (read here, we do not condone or applaud crash diets, bingeing, or starvation). But here’s the thing, in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle and not let it be just a phase, we need to approach it in a more realistic and sustainable way.
As people who have maintained a healthy lifestyle for nearly a decade, we have learned some very valuable lessons along the way and want to help in any way we can.