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How You Know You Are Getting In Shape

We found this blog post and thought it was fantastic – and oh, so true – so we thoughtWoman-Boxer

we would share it with our loyal readers. Thank you BuzzFeed Life.

Are you feelin’ it?

“23 Things That Inevitably Happen When You Start Getting In Shape”

1. Heavy things now feel so…light.

2. Somehow you’re able to climb flights and flights of stairs without feeling winded.

3. Probably because you feel a lightness akin to moon gravity.

4. None of your clothes fit anymore.

5. You actually crave healthy food.

7. Speaking of food, is it lunch time yet?

8. Your healthy habits are starting to rub off on everyone around you.

9. You sleep good. Soooo good.

10. You realize there are veins you never knew existed.

11. You can actually hear your body talk.

12. The combination of endorphins and confidence results in the best sex of your goddamned life.

13. You’ve never had to deal with this much dirty laundry.

14. Two words: mental clarity.

15. BIGGER AND BETTER POOPS.

16. You get hangovers after one beer.

17. Your new favorite activity (besides working out, obvs): fondling your own muscles in self-satisfaction when you’re bored.

18. Feeling sore is such a surprisingly satisfying feeling.

19. You are now officially a morning person.

20. Fresh air never felt so good.

21. Your new-found addiction to working out has helped you kick all your other vices.

22. Your skin hasn’t looked this good since you were in elementary school.

23. The realization that you’ve reached the threshold where working out is not a chore — you legitimately enjoy it.

It is REALLY worth it to check out the original post – the video/pics make this list even more entertaining: FULL POST

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Going to Beautiful Lengths

I am constantly looking for inspiration – for Heels to Laces, for my Yellow Bloom marketing business and in my relationships with others. Funny, sometimes you realize fia w girls croppedthe inspiration is right in front of you.

My 10-year old daughter Sofia had a goal to “grow her hair long” for over a year. The longer it grew, the more she realized her long hair could actually serve a purpose. So, her new goal was to grow it long enough to donate it to those who have lost their hair to cancer. We asked her what helped her come up with this idea and she said when her cousin Ben was diagnosed with Leukemia and lost his hair, she knew how much it upset him; “If I can help one person feel better when they lose their hair, I can make a difference in their life.”

So, we found a program called Pantene Beautiful Lengths that encourages women and men to grow, cut and donate their healthy hair to make wigs for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments.  The donated hair is used to craft beautiful, high-quality wigs by Pantene’s partner HairUWear. And they only need 8 inches (the deal closer in Sofia’s eyes ;-).

We called one of our favorite salons, Hair Salon in Summit, NJ, to ask them if they could help us cut the ponytail and avoid destroying Sofia’s hair ;-). Not only did they gracefully and generously offer to help with cutting the ponytail, they also donated a fresh, new haircut for Sofia.  They said “it would be our pleasure to be a part of such a great cause.” So this Memorial Day weekend, we made the cut.

hair salon beforeAs we beamed at our daughter and her new look, we were inspired – inspired by our daughter independently wanting to help others, inspired by Pantene for creating the program that can make a difference in people’s lives and inspired by Hair Salon for genuinely wanting to be a part of something good. There lies a fresh outlook on life – kindness does exist and often if you look right in front of you, you will find it. When you focus on the good, it spreads miles and miles.

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Many, many thanks to Hair Salon and Pantene for making wishes come true.

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  • Robert

    Well done Sofia! Your hair looks great and certainly a worthy cause;-)

  • Sharon Priore

    Your daughter is beautiful. What a wonderful thing to do.

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