Haircut Horror!

Hello Everybody,

For a long time now, I have had long hair and I have always sort of kept it the same style; minimal layers and to chin length pieces at the front, but recently I have been getting very bored with my hair. I feel it is just a extremely long brown mop. I love it for school because when I pull it back in a high ponytail, it is very long but other then that I feel it is kinda useless.

After much deliberation I have decided on a new style. Why the deliberation you may ask? Well, I sort of have a fear of hairdressers. I have my fair share of hairdresser stories including the time a certain hairdresser cut my hair crooked and way to short; literally about 3 inches shorter then I asked (a big deal for me). Since this incident, my haircuts have been extremely far and few which for my hair anxiety it’s good, but for my poor long brown hair the split ends can tend to take over paired with the frizz :/

So, I’ve booked an appointment and I’m going. I’m going to get it trimmed so all the dead ends can be banished from my head and I am going to get a lot more layers put in and my hair thinned a bit because it is super thick at the moment. Meaning my hair will be a lot more voluminous and it will bring out my natural curl more (yay!).

I’ll keep you updated on my thoughts on my new do when I get it all done.

I’m sort of excited for such a change 🙂

Jess x

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The Paleo Effect

Hello Everybody, As I have mentioned in previous posts, I have really tried to eat more healthily. It came to my attention that, what I was eating was making me break out and feel sluggish. This change in lifestyle has been unbelievably beneficial for me even though it is such a simplistic concept. What is this concept you ask? I call it, The Paleo Effect. Paleo meaning older or ancient as in Palaeolithic. In diet terms, the way in which the caveman ate. 

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I chose this lifestyle as an experiment, wondering if it would change me in any way, and boy did it.

Previously to this wondrous change in lifestyle, I never ate particularly unhealthily, but there were common times I didn’t think before I ate, and therefore commonly ate the wrong things. And, by changing from that to all health food, I was skeptical as to whether it would be an easy change or if I would struggle to not turn to the ‘bad stuff’. SIDE NOTE: I don’t like calling it a diet, because I think eating healthy is a lifestyle change more than anything.

Amazingly, I have honestly noticed such a change. I have been on this lifestyle change for 13ish weeks, and my energy levels have skyrocketed and may I add, my skin is clearer and the redness has massively decreased. As I said before, my energy has increased, which helps in my motivation going through school with doing my work and everything else. I have also noticed a mood change. I have been happier within myself, and therefore happier when around others. However, as any lifestyle change, there are always slip ups. I personally, don’t care if I have a few slip ups. I am not going to rid myself of the occasional ‘unhealthy’ meal because of my healthy eating regime. I don’t believe in starving myself of life’s delicious and unhealthy foods just to be healthy forever; I find it impossible to live like that. Honestly, I do have the EXTREMELY occasional McDonalds with my friends or home cooked brownies cooked by my sister (etc…) because I enjoy them. I have stages where I am fully Paleo, and other times where I am loosely on the lifestyle. And personally, I think that is fine. I’m a teenager, and admit I go to the movies with my friends and eat bags of Chocolate and Chips. Also, some nights I’ll come home after a long day and eat rubbish. However, overall I commit to the Paleo regime in my common everyday life and within my meals and most snacks.

I am a strong believer in what I put in my body, will show on the outside. And that is why I want to commit to a healthy lifestyle now, so I can get the life long benefits. Wow, what a both reflective and somewhat informative post (hopefully…hehe). If you aren’t interested in the Paleo Effect but you still what to be healthy then go for it. I agree Paleo is somewhat of an intense and sometimes pricey change, but you can just change from maybe a white bread sandwich at lunch to a salad. Any healthy change can be beneficial to you.

Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post. I know this was a bit of a different post to what I normally have on my blog, but I really wanted to share my experiences with all of you and I hoped you liked hearing them.

Love, Jess xx

I am not a doctor and all experiences are my own. All opinions are my own.

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