Well, that meant that I had some by-force Me Time, so I had to find ways to keep myself occupied and busy. I'll share with you, some of the things I like to do when I have time to myself.
If I have a long stretch of time to myself, chances are that I'll give my hair some TLC. Usually, I'll detangle my hair while deep conditioning, then wash and flat twist. On Saturday though, I decided to do a DIY protein treatment on my hair (Protein treatments strengthen your hair, and helps stop breaking and excessive shedding).
|Pre- hair regimen|
|Protein treatment ingredients|
|All mixed up|
|See how coily my hurrs is!|
If you follow me on Instagram, then you know what my reaction was to the protein treatment - here's a video to show how that went... let's just say I shall NOT be doing home made protein treatments in the future.
I usually also decide to give my skin a treat too when I'm home alone. I whipped out my The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil face mask - it's supposed to help cleanse and refresh your skin. I do feel a deep clean face after I use it normally, but I'm very inconsistent with it.
In addition to giving my skin and hair some attention, I like to give my body some love too (get your mind outta the gutter!) How so? Food and exercise, innit?
After my face mask, I threw in 45 minutes of exercise. As you guys know, I would like to lose the 20lbs I gained last year. For the past month, I have exercised almost every single day. I've scheduled exercise in such a way that there's no way to avoid it during the week. I try to get in between 30 and 60 minutes of exercise during each session, and it includes cardio and strength training. I haven't done well with stretching though, and I've kinda hurt my knee so I've tried to take it easy, doing exercises that have minimal impact on my knees - except for squats, because I like them, and erm, Kim K's booty needs competition.
My favorite app for exercising is Skimble, which you can download on Google Play Store (and iTunes, I suppose). There are hundreds of free exercise routines, so you don't bored. You do 5 minute sessions to 60 minute sessions, and exercises range from strength to yoga to stretching and so much more!
Another way I love my body is by drinking tea!!! I love tea! Well, I love specific teas. I'm not really into herbal or fruit teas, but give me Earl Grey tea any day and I'll love you too!
Oops, I ate all the food without taking pictures! Don't worry, it wasn't that much food. And I ate a lot of fruits too.
Me-Time can get boring, if I'm being honest, so I like to find entertainment! Usually, my go-to is watching TV - romantic comedies, classic movies on TCM (and now AMC too!), or reality shows (Come Dine With Me, everything on E!, etc). These days though, I also block time out to just read blogs via Bloglovin. If I don't read any blogs during the week, I have close to 100 posts to keep me company on the weekend. Additionally, I like to watch vlogs on Youtube (my current favorites are from Patricia Bright and Shirley B. Eniang).
Speaking of vlogs, I kinda made one on Saturday but I'm too shy to post it up :(
Okay, so that's what a day of me, myself, and I looks like. Oooh, I forgot to add that I twerk in front of the mirror just to make sure I've still GOT IT!
It's Valentine's week guys!!! A lot of men are mourning the postponement of the elections because they had deluded themselves into thinking there would be no V-Day celebrations. HAHAHAHAHAHA! Serves all of you right! Don't forget to call Cakes for your Valentine orders! The number is 08033118995.
There might be 2 more giveaways this week. Congrats to Bluey on Instagram who won the O And G Pieces fabric. Don't forget the Valentine Love Box Giveaway from Luxe Beauty Lounge is still on until next Monday.
Have a berry pretty lovely week guys!