Yesterday, I began to put some of my goals regarding this lifestyle change into action. Mr. Perfect and I were supposed to meet a friend of his to help prepare for his wedding, but the friend was delayed and his arrival was pushed back. With a free day on our hands, Mr. P. and I had a few things we wanted to do to spark some changes in our lives–well, I had a few things to do to spark changes; Mr. Perfect wanted new sandals.
On Friday, I went to Wal-Mart and purchased some essentials for my lifestyle change–a Brita pitcher so that I can have filtered water on hand at home as well as at work; some apple cider vinegar, and some soft scrub to clean my tub. I have to admit, the apple cider vinegar I got was not the one that was recommended and has all of these health benefits for the inside of your body. I didn’t realize this until I got it that it was distilled and I was supposed to get raw. There’s my first black mark in my journey to health and wellness. But I can still use it for my and hair, right? It was a start.
Yesterday, I went a little further. I needed a new flat iron, but I didn’t have a ton of money to spend on one. I love my current one–a Jilbere ceramic flat iron, but the coating on the outside has come off. It would cost upwards of $50 to replace it, so I opted for a cheaper one until I can work back there. I found a good deal on a flat iron at Marshalls–$20 for a flat iron, paddle brush and hair clips. Mr. P. bought me new pumps as part of a buy one, get one 1/2 off sale at Shoe Carnival. I bought some Argan Oil heat protection spray to try on my hair. Obviously yesterday was a day to implement new hair practices for me. I even signed up for the Ulta card to earn points towards discounts on products. I believe they offer classes and demos as well that I may begin taking advantage of in the future.
What is today the day to focus on? Fellowship, faith and friends. I am getting ready to head out to Sunday School in a little while, and we are meeting up with friends after morning service. I’ve been trying to catch up with these particular friends for a while, but with their busy schedule at the hospitals and decorating their new home (not to mention being newlyweds), all of their weekends have been busy. It will be nice to catch up and have a little fun with some friends, especially friends who we fellowship with at church.