Official Start Is November 1, 2016, and I’m Ready!

I officially start my personal 5-year challenge on November 1, 2016! I'm ready! In preparation, I have done the following: Committed deeply to the challenge, informed loved ones, and prayed; Created this blog to document, stay on track, etc.; Begun a detox using Essence of Vitality (I feel GREAT!); Recorded my initial body measurements and … Continue reading Official Start Is November 1, 2016, and I’m Ready!

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How I’m Detoxing to Jump Start the Challenge: Essence of Vitality Drink

At the Long Hair Care forum (LHCF), I encountered an informative thread about a detox drink called Essence of Vitality. Typically to get things -- *ahem* -- moving, I have used an inexpensive herbal tea called Smooth Move (available at most health food stores, stores such as Target, and so forth). Smooth Move works like a … Continue reading How I’m Detoxing to Jump Start the Challenge: Essence of Vitality Drink

Natural Detox Drink

After I complete the jump starter detox using the Essence of Vitality drink, I plan to maintain. Every morning, the first thing I plan to put on my stomach is 8 ounces of water. Then, while driving my oldest to school, I plan to drink Dr. Draxe's natural detox drink as discussed here: https://draxe.com/recipe/secret-detox-drink. That's … Continue reading Natural Detox Drink

Books I’m Using for the Journey

Pictured below are some of the books I'll start out using for support for the challenges. Fitness and Health   Soul/Spirit Some of the most helpful books I've read in the past include the following: Failing Forward by John Maxwell Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves … Continue reading Books I’m Using for the Journey

Proposed Daily Schedule

Once I wrote down a daily schedule designed to result in my succeeding at the challenge, it all seemed a TON less daunting. It seems more like a list of tiny tweaks to attend to daily versus huge giant goals that I don't have time for in a packed schedule. Here's my initial stab at … Continue reading Proposed Daily Schedule

[Report] Day 2: Nighttime Prep, Exercise, and Hair

Nighttime Preparation Nighttime preparation fared much better sans the trick-or-treaters, of course. Also, hair-wise it was a "Night B." NOTE: For my hair care regimen, I alternate between tasks done on Night A and tasks done on Night B. On Night B's, all I do to my hair is place a clothy Ouchless band on … Continue reading [Report] Day 2: Nighttime Prep, Exercise, and Hair

[Report] Day 2: Inspiration/Soul

Yesterday God infused amazing inspiration into my morning and day. I was so grateful! I could write pages and pages about it. I'll just share two of the most impactful things: 1: Switchfoot's "Dare You To Move" came on the radio. Maaaaaaaannnnnnnnn, that song! Those lyrics!!! I was singing in the car by myself at … Continue reading [Report] Day 2: Inspiration/Soul

Product Review: Soultanicals Slip-N-Slide Knot-Proof Hair Glide

Product name: Soultanicals Slip-N-Slide Knot-Proof Hair Glide Product type: Detangler Ingredients: Distilled Water Botanically Infused with Slippery Elm, Oatstraw, Okra & Marshmallow Root, Certified Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cocoa Butter, Stearalkonium Chloride, Pro-Vitamin B5, Guar Gum, Mushroom Gum, Vegetable Silk, Potassium Sorbate, Gluconolactone, Sorbic Acid, … Continue reading Product Review: Soultanicals Slip-N-Slide Knot-Proof Hair Glide