Thursday, November 1, 2012

1in3: One Month Down!

Hey, ladies!  Today begins our second month of the 1in3 challenge!  (For challenge guidelines, read this post.)

So, how was last month?  Well, I'm really digging these box braids.  I haven't had to fiddle with my hair in almost a month!  

Last weekend, I did my first wash since the installation, and it went really well.  (See box braid regimen description here.)  This month, I plan to do one or two more washes before taking down the set.  Thus far, I am hooked on the simplicity AND style of the braids.  I think I might install another set in January?  We'll see.

As for the "internal" health part of the challenge, if you haven't picked up on it already, I have been on smoothie kick that I carried into the challenge.  (Check these posts for smoothie recipes.)  This kick has made it easier to absorb multiple fruits and veggies in one sitting ... which in turn makes it easier to meet my goal intake for the day.  Now, I just have to get my workout regimen together, and I'm set.  So far, I've been using my trusty exercise DVD, but I think I want to join a gym.  Well ... til next time, ladies!

How was your first month of the challenge?  What are you doing this month?

MOTIVATION FOR THE MONTH:  
Always have the destination at the forefront of your mind.  Then you will be able to complete the journey.  Let the 1-1.5 inches of length retention be your destination.  Now, just do what you need to do to get there! :o)

12 comments:

  1. I've had yarn twists in for almost two weeks and love them! It took me 10 hours to install them. Totally worth it though cause I love the look. For my month of November I'm doing this challenge which will help with the internal part: http://heyfranhey.com/image/34766366936

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    1. Love Fran & Fran! Thanks for checking in, LaNeshe! :o)

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  2. I started my first month with box braids extention that had already been in for a month. I took them down and install mini twist with extention ( i used the bob marley hair).

    As for internal and my workout regimen I did not do any at all....But, I started Nov 1st.

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    1. The mini twists extensions sound really cute! Thanks for checking in, Nessa! :o)

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  3. For the month of October I wore my hair in plaits, and on tuesday I did a flat twist up-do. Want to do a weave, but still not sure if I can.
    I was doing well with eating my fruits, and veggies for the first part of October, then I went astray. I plan to fix that this month, and will try to incorporate some type of exercise into my schedule.

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    1. A weave can be a great option (when worn healthily) for the upcoming winter! Keep us posted on what you decide. Thanks for checking in, Beautiful Me! :o)

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    2. I decided to put off weaving for another time and got my cousin to install Jumbo braids instead. Will be keeping this in for the remainder of the challenge.

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    3. Jumbo braids sound cute! (Janet Jackson in Poetic Justice comes to my mind.) Thanks for the update! :o)

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  4. So far, so good. The first two weeks I had mini twists. The second two weeks I had did flat twists/two strand twist updo. Friday, I putted in some small twists. Gonna pin them up in different styles for the next two weeks.

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    1. Lovin' the sound of your twist routine. Thanks for checking in, Devonee! :o)

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  5. Last month I had my hair in big box braids with extensions. So far this month I have my hair in medium twist and plan to take then out and place my hair back in box braids. Its funny how when I want my hairstyles to last a long time they only seem to last a week.
    Internally every thing is going good. I eat plenty of veggies, and I exercise regularly.

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    1. Lol! I know the feeling (wanting a style to last a while but taking it out sooner). It takes some discipline, but you'll get there. Thanks for checking in, tamspray!

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