It’s been a few days since I checked in, but I’ve been trying to keep myself from just sitting in front of the computer wasting time. Today I’m bored though, so I started poking around a bit. I’m not going to the social networks, but I did spend some time on YouTube.
I spent a fair amount of time using Google and YouTube to look up easy hairstyles for long hair. I’ve never been the type to do much with my hair, but for some reason I find myself wanting to do some things. I’m a big believer in going natural, but that doesn’t mean I can’t ever do anything pretty or cute with my hair. It was annoying though at how many “easy” tutorials were actually insanely complicated, how many seemed to require having your hair done by someone else, and how many “natural” hairstyles involved using several different products. Hell, I didn’t even know that “volumizing powder” and “spray clay” were things until today. I’m not messing with crap like that, so I have to do the best I can without them.
I did finally find a tutorial for fishtail braiding that makes sense! Woot! I’ve tried to learn to do it before, but it seemed insanely complex. Now I understand how to do it, and it came out pretty well just doing it here in my chair without even using a mirror. Here’s the video:
One thing I became painfully aware of (literally) is that I don’t do a lot of up-dos. I was trying a fauxhawk and my arms were killing me from having them over my head for so long. I think I might need to do more with my hair just so I can get my arms stronger! They need the work anyway. Which reminds me, I’m trying to get into exercising again. I’m skipping the yoga for a while so I can focus on getting off this extra weight that I’ve built up in the last handful of months. I’m not sure what happened, but I seem to have gotten unpleasantly squishy. I’m still not over the high end of healthy, but I’m a little too jiggly. So… Step aerobics! I’ll be turning on Music Choice EDM/Dance and working off some of this jiggly butt. Hopefully it won’t take too long. I’m not too far over my goal weight, so it shouldn’t be too big of a deal. I just have to convince myself that I like exercise.