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One of the biggest challenges many of us will face is getting our hair to grow longer! I personally suffer from OMG! It’s Not Growing Syndrome. Many of you probably do to! The symptoms include: Staring obsessively in the mirror Dreaming about longer hair Constantly stretching your hair with you finger to see if has grown since last night Avoidance of hair washing for weeks due to possible tangling Trying any product that claims to see stronger, longer hair in a few days Product Junkiness You get the point! We all have gone through this stage. The one thing I took from going through all this, and after consulting with beauticians and friends, is that you must protect the ends. Yes, hair goes through phases of growth, loss, and dormancy, but these are not the main determinants of hair length. Besides genetics, water and proper nutrients, the best way to…

One of my favorite shows is Parks and Recreations on NBC!! This show is super hilarious! One of my favorite episodes is from season 4 called “Pawnee Rangers.” In this episode Tom and Donna invite been on their annual shopping spree “Treat Yo’ Self 2011.” In this episode, the go to the mall to purchase pretty much anything they want. They go to the spa, get massages, mani/pedi’s….the WORKS! They only do it one a year thought, not everdyay or every week because that could get costly! I say all of this to give you your next challenge: Treat Yourself!! I am challenging you not to deprive yourself of everything you like forever. Reward yourself for the hard work you are doing! Maybe this week you wear your hair out in a HUGE fro or just let it hang loose. Have your favorite dessert once this week. Usually when you…

In learning how to care for you hair and your body, sometimes you will get discouraged! I get discouraged all the time, but I try not to stay that way. Negative thoughts creep up on us when we are trying to make changes for the better. Though some of thoughts only come from other people, the majority of the feelings come from us. We are our own worst enemy, but we don’t have to be. My challenge for you this week is: Stay Focused. Stay focused on the positive things about these changes! Sure taking care of your hair is tough, but it’s worth it. AND there is a TON of information on youtube and blogs to help you out! Being healthy is hard, but there are website that teach you how to make your favorites with LESS calories! Life is never easy, and if it were we would never…

Today I am sore! Yesterday morning my husband and I got up to go play tennis! Now…I stink at tennis, and the only thing I have going for me is that I can serve pretty consistently (though not always in the right box). But that is not the point. The point I’m making is that I got up and did something. We were out there about an hour and we were running after our balls and swinging those rackets. We were moving!! My challenge for you this week: Go do something you like!! Hopefully most of you have been exercising throughout the past three weeks. Find some physical activity that you enjoy and do it this week! Get out of your normal routine. If you like dancing and not just doing Zumba (though it is VERY fun), GO OUT!! I’m sure there is a Spanish dance club with your name…