A healthy lifestyle can be as sweet as candy!

Time for a Change

I did something crazy yesterday. No, I didn’t jump out of a plane, or repel down the face of a mountain. I cut my hair. For anyone who has known me within the past 15 years, I have always had long hair. I was the girl who would get a haircut every two years and ask them to cut as little as possible. That’s why, when I started telling my friends last week that I wanted to cut it all off to donate, they were shocked. I am a pretty impulsive person when it comes to these types of things, so I wanted to make sure this was something I really wanted to do. I searched celebrity hairstyles, I talked to my family and friends, I even uploaded my own face into an app that would paste different hairstyles onto my face (I had a lot of fun with this one) No matter how many times I tried to convince my own self I would regret it, I was already set on the idea; to me, there was no going back.

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So yesterday was the day of the big appointment, which ended up running two hours long and was complimented by two free glasses of champagne. The hairdresser kept asking me if I was regretting my decision, and although throughout the process (and leading up to it) I was scared that I would, I didn’t! (hoping that wasn’t just the champagne talking) It felt amazing to have trusted myself and my needs, to in turn make the best decision for me, which is something I never anticipated to come out of this whole experience.

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Yep, that’s my hair

Change is scary. Something as small as a haircut or as big as a long-distance move can be uncomfortable and stressful, and can even make you feel pretty darn alone. But change is also freeing, thrilling, and valuable. There is so much to learn about yourself and others when faced with change, and it is so important to embrace those lessons in order to grow, because change is inevitable.

To me, this has so much to do with the lifestyle change I chose to make two months ago. I was sick of the way I felt and I desperately wanted to do something to change that, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t scary and difficult. Possibly the scariest thing to me has been putting myself out there when it comes to this blog. Health is something so personal, and I wasn’t used to putting my lifestyle out there for all to see. There have been times I have questioned if I am just in over my head, but the support from my lovely followers and the focus I have chosen to dedicate to this blog is something that has motivated me to stay on track. I have learned that your willingness to make changes in your own life, is dependent on how motivated you are to reach your goals.

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I have been faced with a ton of change in the past two months of my life. I have pushed myself to live outside of my comfort zone, and cutting my hair is just one more way I have been able to push myself further. I can no longer hide behind my long blonde hair, but I no longer want to!

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My New DO!

So now that my rant is over I have two new Sugarbowl recipes to share with you!

Strawberry-Mango Sugarbowl

1 cup frozen strawberries

1/2 cup frozen mango

1/2 banana

1 cup coconut milk

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 tsp vanilla

Throw everything in a blender and mix until smooth! (I layered this one with my overnight chia-pudding and greek yogurt on top!)

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BB-PB Sugarbowl (Berry-Banana Peanut Butter)

1 cup frozen mixed berries

1/2 cup frozen pineapple

1/2 banana

1 cup almond milk

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 tbsp PB2 powder

Throw everything in a blender and mix until smooth!

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