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Thursday, June 21, 2018

You're F****ing Perfect.... Just the way you are ;p

Who isn't a huge fan of the rebellious beauty Pink!? She's always bringing us fresh beats, new looks and very powerful messages about the real meaning of beauty.   We ran across Pink's oldie, but goodie songs/videos "Stupid Girls"  and  "F&^*ing Perfect. We love the strong message that beauty IS power but only if it's accompanied by brains and a strong sense of who you are. 

In the age of photoshop and filters, it's no wonder,  men and woman, of all ages, feel "less than perfect." They feel misunderstood because they don't agree with the "status quo" or their self-image doesn't mold into the media's definition of  "perfect."

  To the "less than perfect" person they must alienate themselves from others because they are "ugly"  and not "good enough." They feel no one understands them. They feel loneliness and depression and may reach a point where they just feel numb inside.

  As a way to cope and to express their emotions of rage, rejection, desperation and emptiness they may turn to drugs or self-inflicted injuries.

Pink's video F***ing Perfect depicts the importance of letting go the illusion of perfection because there is no such thing as perfection. It brings awareness to an increasing problem of kids hurting themselves, especially here in the US.

 "Making this video was a very emotional experience for me, as was writing this song. I have a life inside of me, and I want her or him to know that I will accept him or her with open and loving and welcoming arms. And though I will prepare this little munchkin for a sometimes cruel world, I will also equip this kid to see all the beauty in it as well. There are good people in this world that are open-minded, and loving. There are those that accept us with all of our flaws. I do that with my fans/friends, and I will do that with my child, whoever they decide to be."-Pink

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Beat Boredom On The Treadmill

Outside and timing conditions prevents a lot of us from having the luxury of running outside, but lets get real for a minute, treadmills are boringggggggg.  

What's worse than running in place and not going anywhere?!?! 


 Here are some ways to beat  boredom and shorten your time on the treadmill. 

1) Watch TV! Schedule a running time set around your favorite television show. During the show run at a moderate pace. During commercial break sprint until your show comes back on-then go back to moderate. 

***If there isn't a TV available, download an audio book, podcast or a motivational workout book to keep you going! 
2) Mix it up with intervals! Run moderately for 2 minutes, walk for 2 minutes, sprint for a minute, change speeds and inclines every time you find yourself becoming bored. 

3) Run with a friend and compete with them! Set a running time and see who can run the furthest. 

4) Add strength training! Run for 5 minutes- get off the treadmill do pushups, sit-ups, lunges, then jump back on the treadmill and run another 5 minutes and repeat! 

5)  Use a virtual runner. This is pretty awesome- Software for your IPad or laptop  allows you to create the illusion of running outside on trails, famous race courses and running routes.  You set your own pace too! Works on all treadmills. 


BEAT BOREDOM: While commonly used as a laptop treadmill desk, this portable standing workstation mount can also be used with a jogging treadmill when watching TV talk shows, the news, movies, YouTube videos or presentations.


Friday, June 15, 2018

Can You Mend A Split End?

Can You Mend A Split End?  

NO. NO, you can’t

According to New York Celebrity hairstylist Francky L’Official, it’s not possible to save a split end.  

“You can smooth them by “pasting” them back together with serums and oils that stay put until you wash your hair again, but the only way to get rid of a split end is to cut it off, or stop them before they get worse."

1.    Trim your ends every couple of months, a split end that has gone untrimmed can actually travel up the hair shaft. The higher the split end, the shorter the hair cut to fix it. 

2.    Use a weekly conditioning treatment with strengthening ingredients. LOB is a HUGE fan of anything with coconut oil. We use organic coconut oil religiously. SOOOOO many studies have shown the benefits of using coconut oil in the hair, it may even strengthen hair so much the hair will start to "grow back."   

                                      LOB's FAVORITE MASK

3.    Avoid drying out the hair. Wash it every other day. If you blow dry or curl your hair use heat-protective products.  

4.    Most importantly, don’t forget what you’re eating and drinking. Proper hydration is key. Not only will your hair look shiny your skin will too. Drink at least half your body weight of water a day and eat a well balanced  diet high in protein. These two tips are essential for strong, healthy hair

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