Friends, I have a confession to make: I cheated. That’s right—I’m no better than Barry Bonds or Lance Armstrong.
But I had to do it. I needed to do it. And I know everyone else does it, too.
Before you heard from others, I wanted to tell you first: I cheated—on my hairdresser.
My curls were crazy long and froin’ way too much, and since I don’t know when I’ll head home again, I went to Bumble and bumble (thanks for the recommendation, Jen!), and got the most expensive haircut of my 23 years of life.
I pulled it back into a ponytail to make sure it could be done, hence the limpness/loose curls. Looks good, though, right?
The actual salon blew me away—two stories, complete with its own café—and I couldn’t believe how thorough the hair-chopping process turned out to be. An assistant washed my hair (and gave me a scalp massage!) before my stylist, Nico, assessed my mane hair and developed a style plan (or whatever it’s called). My two demands? Keep the layers, and the shorter, the better, but it needs to be able to be pulled back into a ponytail. I’m used to my hairdresser at home who knows my hair, my lifestyle, etc. (I’ve been going to her since literally day one), so the whole hair-cutting process, including answering several hair-care questions, took more than an hour. Nico cut it and wanted to see how it dried and how my curls reacted—and he was visibly surprised when he couldn’t style them! He even said something like, “I can always control curls.” Mine have a mind of their own, though—ha! Anyway, he then cut more off, and I can still pull it back into a ponytail. Well, more like a pony-nub, but it works. And I got some samples!
Yeah, the salon has its own line of hair products—totally normal in NYC, right?
Last night’s dinner centered on leftovers—almond-crusted tilapia, plus roasted veggies and sweet potatoes.
Even though meal prep can be a pain, it makes for some speedy weeknight meals.
Workout – Yoga
After a challenging few days of workouts, I welcomed the chance to sweaty and stretch at Yoga Vida this morning. Even though I stick out like a sore thumb a triathlete at a yoga studio (ha!), I really enjoy practicing yoga once a week. Today’s class contained some hip openers and core work, both of which I definitely needed.
Before heading to the studio, I prepped some overnight one-hour oats with frozen strawberries and blueberries, plus plain Greek yogurt, chia seeds, almond milk, and instant oats.
Plus a huge scoop of almond butter!
After I cheated on my hairstylist, I finished up the spicy black bean quinoa.
I think an apple with almond butter is in order.
Have you ever cheated on your hairstylist?