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Weekend recap with a big haircut and announcement!

June 1, 2014

It was a lovely weekend for me!

It was the first weekend I have not had to travel in a few weeks. I was able to take it a little more easy than normal and enjoy myself. It was low key, but a lot of fun. Plus, I only gained a pound, but still lost in fat mass. The scale was probably up due to water. Normally, I would not be happy at ALL about gaining weight, but after my long Memorial Day weekend paired with 4 days out of the gym, I was worried. I have been back on the grind though.

Friday after work, I went to my stylists house to get my hair done. She has been working so hard at building her home salon and it is really coming together. I am so proud of her. She is literally the best with hair; she's taught at schools, managed salons, and is so creative. If you live near Charlotte and want her information, let me know. She can do anything.


My hair ended up taking about 4 hours. Ugh. And well, it is quite a bit of a change. I had 4 inches cut off, side bangs added, and no red streaks. 

Here is what I thought about it...


I'm not happy. I'm working on getting there, but it is hard. Luckily it is just hair and I know it will grow back, but I do not feel like me. I love my long hair and my red streaks. However, my ends were really fried and stringy, so the cut truly needed to happen. Now time to embrace it and make the best of it.

After, I did an Ulta trip. I had $200 points to use and Redken products were 2 for $22. Plus I was out of translucent powder. I love the Sulfate free shampoo, it is wonderful. It's light and does not weigh the hair down. Which for me right now is essential. If I have the short hair, I want it BIG! Also, for the first time ever, I tried Bare Minerals.I bought the mineral "veil" powder and it is so soft. I am really enjoying the product thus far. Of course I had to get a hot pink brush to go with it... hashtag true Fitness Blondie style!


I was in bed by 11 and slept until 10 AM on Saturday. I have no idea why I slept so late. Once I got myself up and awakened from my zombie-like state, I downed a Quest Bar for breakfast then walked to the gym. It was a gorgeous, sunny, and breezy morning. I lifted and did 40 minutes of cardio.


Once I finished at the gym, I walked back home to shower and get ready for the day. I tried to work and play with my hair to try and manage it to my liking. I did OK, but I am not content with my bangs yet.



Once I was ready, I ran by GNC then met my friends Karen, Johnathan, and Alexis at the movie theater. We went to see "Maleficent". Y'all I cannot rave about this movie enough! We saw it in 3D and that made it that much more spectacular. Angelina Jolie is majestic... breathtaking... perfect. The movie was just so awesome. I LOVED the story, graphics, and acting. I would love to go see it again and cannot wait for the movie to come on DVD. If you get the chance, go see it.

Before the show, I wanted a treat. I did not want to get a huge popcorn or drink, so I asked the cashier if I could get a kids box, and I was able too, ha!


After the amazing movie, Alexis and I went to one of my favorite neighborhood spots "Cantina 1511". It was a gorgeous, breezy evening, so she and I had dinner and a cocktail on the patio. There was also a cute guy singing and playing the guitar, so I mean, it was totally an all around win. Also, since Lex and I had movie tickets, we were able to get free guacamole dip. Unfortunately I had to pass because avocados give me awful, awful stomach pains... even though I love it. Ugh. It was cool though - the waiter made it right in front of us! I sipped on the drink to the left; a mint and strawberry Mojito. I loved it - it was refreshing and best of all, no syrup. I cannot stand cocktails with that syrup crap.





After dinner and music, I went to Target and Harris Teeter for my weekly groceries (I know, I am rockstar) then spent the rest of the evening watching George Lopez and Roseanne comedy specials on HBO. Ha!

Today I left around 11AM to go to my happy place; hiking at Crowder's Mountain. I had 10 miles on the agenda.




I made it to the top as usual. However, when I was coming down, I took quite a tumble. I tripped over a tree root (I think) and fell into a tree. I'm thankful the tree was there, because if it wasn't, I'm sure I would have kept going. To make the fall even worse, of course there was a big group of people slightly ahead of me who heard me fall so they all came over. I was thankful for them checking on me, but it was still so freaking embarrassing. I was slowly able to finish my hike and the damage just seems to be a slightly swollen ankle with scrapes on my legs. I feel fine; just a little achy and very tired.

Once I got home from my fun adventure, I propped and iced my ankle and legs for about an hour. I felt better so I was able to get my food prep and cleaning done.


Now I am finally settled down and able to rest. But I have one more thing...


What an amazing opportunity. I am so excited to be able to host this giveaway. This book is for everyone - men, women, black, purple, white, yellow, young, old, married, single - EVERYONE. It will change your life! Seriously, ask anyone who has read Dave Ramsey books or listens to his show. The giveaway starts this Wednesday at noon EST. More details follow then!

30 comments

  1. I'm excited about the giveaway! I hope I win :)
    Girlfriend, I love your hair!! It's so healthy and gorgeous. You are beautiful inside and out. xo

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  2. I love your hair, its so pretty!!! glad you are ok after your fall...so scary! good to hear there are good ppl out there to help you!


    That giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so awesome

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  3. I know how you feel with the haircut. I have cried many of times over a haircut, and even now just going to get my haircut gives me anxiety because I never love it right at first. But it's just hair, and it'll grow on you (no pun intended). But I think the haircut looks really cute on you! I hope you had a great weekend.

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  4. Girl you looks so beautiful with that haircut. Either way it will soon be long again :). Looks like you had a fab weekend otherwise!

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  5. I like the new hair on you! You're looking fab :)

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  6. Your hair looks amazing! I'm sorry your having length-loss-shock, I've been there myself :( I bet in a week you are loving this look on you as much as the rest of us!

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  7. I know the feeling when leaving the salon and feeling ehhh about your new do, but I think your hair looks fabulous! And I keep hearing about these quest bars, I need to finally try some :)

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  8. i think your hair looks good! but i know it's always weird getting used to do a new shorter haircut. i think you'll get used to it!

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  9. Look at you getting all your necessary food steps in order while having an accident. Push through the pain, am I right?? ;)

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  10. I love your hair, girl! But I totally know what you mean about not feeling like yourself... that's how I felt with shirt hair, too. But like you said... it grows back! :)

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  11. boo to not liking your hair, i hate that!! i hope it grows on you, or grows fast! it does look fabulous, of course!

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  12. Sorry about your hair and ankle. I think it looks good, but you are the one that has to deal with it. When I donated my hair (15 inches gone) i hated it, and everyone else really really loved it, so I know the feeling.
    Hiking on beautiful days can be a danger in themselves because you are distracted by the beauty. Just be careful on your ankle for the next few days, don't want a minor ding to turn into a strain or something!

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  13. I actually love your hair. Its more edgy and youthful. Very you! She did a great job!

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  14. LOVE Dave Ramsey! Also, where do you get the protein chips? They look awesome! Do you know if they are gluten-free?

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  15. I LOVE your hair sweet girl!!!!! And im so sorry you fell, be careful out there!!! :)

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  16. I few weeks back I had to get a significant haircut too.. To get rid of the dead ends, old dye, and so my hair would grow in nice for the wedding. The first day, I liked it, when I had to style it.. I hated it.. it took 2 weeks, and then I got used to it, and it is growing in SO much fuller.

    I think you look beautiful, and think how wonderful your hair will grow in, and the side bang just accentuates your cheek bones!

    I hate tripping.. I hate when people NOTICE me trip.. TOTAL EMBARRASSMENT! But, it happens, and you know, you've met your quota for a while! hahaha!

    And KIDS BOX! WHAT A GREAT IDEA! Seems like a good sized portion! and fruit snacks are so GREAT!

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  17. I totally get kid sized portions sometimes at different places. I think your hair is super cute & those pictures from the hike are gorgeous.

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  18. I wasn't sure about my hair either after I chopped it off, I definitely miss my longer hair. I think your hair looks great! Congrats on the giveaway too, that'll be a fun one :)

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  19. I totally know what you mean about the hair, I always freak when i get 2 inches cut off. My hair will always be long. Once you get to play with it more you'll like it, until then grow baby grow!! That's awesome they let you get a kids portion.

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  20. Every time I cut my hair I regret it. However I think your hair looks awesome!! I am going to give mine a big chop in two weeks (and will probably hate it) but it needs a really good chop every now and again!

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  21. For a "low key" weekend it sure does sound like it was a productive one! I LOVE your hair cut! I think it looks great! :) Those mountains are so beautiful! That must make working out a lot more enjoyable! Lol.

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  22. I hope you are feeling much much better after your little tumble! Those silly roots;) Glad to hear you liked Maleficient. Maybe I will go see it in theaters now:)

    Cheers,
    Alyson

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  23. I think you rock that hair cut! I want to see Maleficent so bad. Maybe one of these days soon :)
    Glad to hear you are okay - tripping down hill is scary!

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  24. LOVE your hair! It's so chic! And seriously, if I had a nickle for every time I fell down a mountain, I'd have like 100 nickles haha. I'm embarrassingly clumsy, Tyler hates walking around with me in public haha.

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  25. I love your hair! I am with you my hair has split ends and is very damaged at the moment I need a haircut badly. I love your accent! I had never heard it before. The drink looks amazing and it was awesome they let you get a kid size popcorn. I'll have to keep that in mind the next time I go to a movie. I am sorry about your fall. I hope you feel better soon.

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  26. Your hair is adorable!! Ugh, I cannot tell you how many times I have fallen/tripped and embarassed myself royally. Dave Ramsey - he is a genius and I swear by his tips and tricks. It really does work people!

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  27. I love love loveeee the hair!! It's hard to get used to new cuts but I think the bangs are fab!!

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  28. I think your new hair cut is beautiful! New cuts always take some getting used to, especially when going from quite long hair. And mmmm your mojito looks perfectly summery :)

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