• Like You Just Stepped Out of a Salon

    March 9, 2012

    Yay! I love my new haircut! It looks a zillion times better—healthier and shiner with a nice, rich color. I feel like a new woman!

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    Check out these before and after photos—it’s amazing what a little color can do!



    My hairdresser only cut off about an inch, but it made such a difference. My ends look so much healthier!


    Lunch was a random mix of goodies: scrambled eggs with spinach and bacon in a whole wheat wrap, sweet potato wedges, and a couple of Frosted Date-Nut Cookies. (Only one cookie is pictured, but I went back for a second one. They’re so good!)

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    A few hours later, I made myself a protein smoothie with banana, coconut milk, and a new protein powder that a friend of a friend sent Mal and me to try out. (FYI: Mal loves this stuff, and he has been drinking it almost everyday since we received it.) The “Fortified” variety that I tried this afternoon is a whey protein derived from grass fed, free-range cows.


    The chocolate was really tasty and blended well with the other flavors in my smoothie, and it didn’t have a weird, chalky taste or anything like that. Sweet and smooth. The chocolate was also a nice change from my usual vanilla protein powder.

    Off to walk the pug and then CrossFit! Wish me luck on 12.3!

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    Kelly @ Vegolosophy March 9, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I love getting hairs cuts, definitely so refreshing! I myself need one badly haha, but I am waiting to go home to my normal hair girl, I get a little picky/nervous having new people do my hair 🙂


    j3nn March 9, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Your hair looks gorgeous! So shiny and healthy looking. I love hair salon days. Enjoy the weekend with your new do! 🙂


    Bjorg March 9, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Love the new hair!!

    The color looks good, and suits you well 🙂

    I love going to the salon, since I don’t have color i my hair I tend to procrastinate it, I should call for an appointment now lol


    Lindsay @ Running the Windy City March 9, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    I love the way your hair feels after being at the salon!

    Good luck tonight!


    Kristen @ notsodomesticated March 9, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Love the new ‘do!! Gorgeous! 🙂


    Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio March 9, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Your hair looks great!!!


    Emily March 9, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    yay for a haircut!


    Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries March 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    beautiful tina! you’re right, a little trim and some color does wonders! i’m definitely in need of a trim right now too…


    Charissa March 9, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Beautiful hair!!! Thanks for the links to the protein powder…I`m eager to check those out. They look great!


    Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life March 9, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    I love getting my hair done, it feels so nice to be pampered! I usually only color my hair once every 6 months to keep it healthy and save some money, but I love that fresh feeling when I leave the salon!


    BethT March 9, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Like you just stepped outtttttt of a salonnnnnn….Salon Selectives!


    StoriesAndSweetPotatoes March 9, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Your hair looks great. It’s amazing what just cutting off the split ends can do. God, I never cut my hair, lol.


    Brittany March 9, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Love the new hair cut lady! It reminded me that I need to make an appointment soon.


    Sana March 9, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    The new color looks awesome and healthier!


    Corrie Anne March 9, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Ooo! New hair feels so good! I love it!!


    Marie March 9, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    I love the new color and your cut! I agree, even just a little trim feels awesome. I love getting haircuts; it’s one of my splurge although now I’ll wait 6-7 months in-between cuts. I live my stylist, she’s the only one to make my long hair not look so flat and dull and I can go longer in between cuts. Enjoy your workout tonight!


    Ash Bear March 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Haircuts are possibly my favorite thing ever! I walk out feeling beautiful and my hair is so soft and silky!


    [New Balance] Nicole March 9, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Looks great! I love getting my hair cut 🙂 Those cookies look so good, I might have to make them this weekend!


    Alaina March 9, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Love the hair cut! That reminds me that I need to make an appointment. My ends are looking pretty bad right now.


    katie @ KatieDid March 9, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    I’ve been wondering about protein powders lately, which types people enjoy and the differences between whey/ plant/ rice etc. Glad to see a sustainably sourced whey powder, I’m going to have to look into that one. Have a blast at crossfit, looks like another tough workout!


    Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction March 9, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Love the new haircut! It’s amazing what just a little trim can do for our mood 🙂


    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More March 9, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    I love how something so simple like a hair cut and fresh color can make you feel so much better. I know when I get my hair done, I feel like a new woman for a good week or so! woo! 🙂


    Olivia March 9, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I don’t notice a difference in colour, but it looks much healthier. I like your natural colour though! Haha it’s like mine.


    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com March 9, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    I need to have a haircut and color — but I’m afraid of coloring. Never colored before because I have a full head of black tresses. Anyone willing to recommend how do I tame those greys in between? Which color would work the best?


    Alyssa @ fit and fun in third March 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Yesss getting your hair done is the best feeling! Great way to start your weekend!


    Hilary March 9, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Hair looking good…I need to get my butt to the salon!


    Liz @ Tip Top Shape March 9, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Cute haircut!!


    lynn @ the actor's diet March 9, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    EVERY TIME i get my hair done i think of salon selectives. what a catchy jingle…


    Maria @ Beautiful Busy Bee March 9, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I love your haircut! The layers at the end look really nice. 🙂


    Katie @ Peace Love and Oats March 9, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Love the hair! I got mine cut this Wednesday and it’s WAY too short. I’m not a happy camper!


    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama March 9, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    It’s amazing how cutting 1 inch can make your hair feel lighter and healthier. Looks good!

    Thanks for mentioning the Date Cookies again. I’m off to make them right now!


    Lauren March 9, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    You look STUNNING. Your hair looks fab! 🙂


    Michelle (Better with Berries) March 9, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Haircuts are the best feeling ever! I always schedule them on days when I know I can go relaxed and truly enjoy it 🙂


    Deb @ wiseupslimdown March 9, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    My hair is the bane of my existence. I doubt I will ever make peace with it because I have a hug scar on one side of my head, thus I have less hair on that side and I have many cowlicks. I think my most embarrassing style was when I had a body perm on the top with layers and then long and straight on the sides. Ugghhh.

    What a coincidence….I have been meaning to try whey protein for a while now and bought a small pouch of MRM chocolate flavored whey protein this morning. I know it’s high in glutathione, a powerful anti-oxidant. Going to put it in a smoothie for breakfast in the morning.


    Sabrina @ Nutritiously Sweet March 9, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Your hair looks awesome! Now I think I’m craving some breakfast right now 🙁 But I already ate dinner, boo!


    Amanda @ Simply Southern March 9, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Beautiful! I just got mine trimmed too! Makes a huge difference!


    Debbie March 9, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    I love Murpy’s expression!


    Tina March 11, 2012 at 9:54 am

    @Debbie: Ha! He’s a goof, isn’t he? 🙂


    Debbie March 9, 2012 at 9:36 pm



    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers March 9, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    I love your hair! It’s a nice color! The picture of you and Murphy is so cute!!!


    Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie March 9, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    I love haircuts!!! Except the few that have gone horribly wrong, of course 😉


    Khushboo March 10, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Love the color- looks so fresh!


    Roz@weightingfor50 March 10, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Isn’t it incredible that a haircut can completely transform the way you look at yourself??? Glad you got “sassy-fied”. Have a great weekend.


    Tina March 10, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    @Roz@weightingfor50: I love the word “sassy-fied”! 🙂


    Ann @ Turbo Teacher March 10, 2012 at 9:16 am

    I love lunches that are a random mixture of goodies!! Those are my favorite!!!


    Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 10, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Ooooh love the cut/color! Lookin’ good. Hope CF went well!


    Erica March 10, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Your hair looks SO good! I really like the dark color. Little bit of this and that lunches are my favorite. I just saw your email- such a cute idea! I will try and get back to you by tomorrow 🙂


    Diet Tips March 10, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I absolutely LOVE your new hair color. Looks amazing.


    Laura March 10, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    howd you do on 12.3? it was a tough one!


    Tina March 11, 2012 at 9:53 am

    @Laura: Really bad. 🙁 I’m going to blog about it later today. How’d you do?


    Laura March 11, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    @Tina: pretty good! i did 7 rounds + 32 reps. i made the bad decision to do back/front squats the night before, working up to my 1 RM. my legs were definitely feeling it on those box jumps and push presses!


    Tina March 11, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    WOW! Nice job!!!! 🙂


    honeywhatscooking March 12, 2012 at 12:43 am

    i know what you mean, a little haircut and color can make such a huge difference. lately i’ve been having issues with whites.. so annoying, i’m so young for white hair, but thanks to my mom. and i look like 5 years younger after highlights. 🙂


    Wendy Irene March 12, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Tina, your hair looks beautiful! I love it 🙂


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