Thursday, August 21, 2014

No Such Thing As a Bad Hair Day

Temperatures have been above 100 degrees and humidity levels are high; perfect conditions for a bad hair day!! Go Getter Girls beat the heat and continue to look flawless doing it by using simple fuss free buns and up 'dos to tame their tresses.  While summer is almost over, its still scorching outside in many places.  Opt for simple, minimal effort styles that allow you to stay cool and still look put together.  To a Go-Getter Girl, there is no such thing as a bad hair day.  TLJ has scoured YouTube to find a few videos that will show you how to pull up and tuck away those tresses!!  And don't worry, long hair, short hair, straight or curly/natural, we have you covered.  Click on the videos below for full tutorials.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

SMAT-J: Staying Motivated Around This Joka'

Six years ago, I went through a series of life changing events.  Though tough at the time, all of these events made me a better person.  In September 2008, my eleven year relationship with my daughter’s father came to an end and that event led to my decision to take a position overseas.  I was separated from my children for the first time in their lives.  Needless to say, I was on the fast track to having a breakdown but the only thing that kept me from crumbling was the gym.  I went hard every day running, elliptical machine, free weights, yoga, you name it.  I didn’t have time for tears! I sweated my anger out and pain was my motivator.  I left 37 pounds of the old me in that gym in Iraq.  Fast forward three years later and I was ready to start my life anew back in the states, Richmond, Virginia.

The first year back was great.  I was able to maintain my weight loss but was very aware that I was only maintaining.  It had been a year and I was staying at the same weight.  I guess that’s good but there was so much more that I wanted to accomplish.  I realized that I was starting to eat poorly and was still working out but was just going through the motions of working out unenthusiastically.  I was totally unmotivated