Be Your Best Hero

by Christine on August 25th, 2010

filed under Christine's Life Updates, Exercise

So I got my hair all did up yesterday. My ginormous forehead has been bugging the crap out of me, so I asked her to give me bangs. I’ve never had bangs before! I’m not too sure how I feel about them. How do they look? (Other than crooked. That’s not her fault…I’ve got a cowlick.)  I love the color she gave me..a mix of blonde and red! (The “curly hair” photos are actually my natural hair curls. I straighten it up every day. I feel like a poodle with it curly like that!)

This morning I went to the gym. 4.2 miles…not too bad. I didn’t break any records, but I got a good 400 calories burned. The guy in front of me was wearing a tshirt that said, among other things, “HEROES TAKE ACTION.”

That got me thinking. What are you doing to be your own personal hero? What are you doing to be a hero to your friends, family, and community?”

I’m trying to be my own personal hero by taking action: applying for new jobs and interviewing. I’m going to the gym, eating well, losing this weight.  But what am I doing to be a hero in my community. Well….I bought books for my neighbor’s kids.  But that’s all I can think of that I am doing to be a hero outside of my own personal world. I need to reflect on that more, and try to find ways to “pay it forwards” more. Take action, you know?

In other news, I’ve got serious arm DOMS from the arm-weight workout my hubby gave me at the gym on Monday. I’m LOVING IT!!! My whole chest/arms/back/armpit area are sore as hell. LOVE IT.  It means I pushed my body to the edge!

Wish me luck at the interview! I leave for it in 20 minutes.

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  • MrsFatass

    Love the bangs! And the color! (and the natural curl, btw). Foxy. Hotass.

  • Lesia

    Love the bangs and color! You are adorable! I don’t do much on the hero thing, but I have had others tell me I am a hero. I don’t see it but I will take it with a smile.

  • Bonnie

    Wishing you a ton of luck at the interview. I have naturally curly hair too. The weird thing is that I didn’t get the curly hair until after my second daughter was born – I had to get perms before that. I like the bangs. For a change of pace, you could part them to the side. It still would cover your forehead like you want, but would be something different you could try once in a while.

  • http://vernswifevickie.blogspot.com/ Vickie

    I love the new hairstyle. You look adorable!

  • Dr. Fatty

    I love the color!! There’s nothing wrong w/ your curls. I think it’s great. And that’s coming from a fellow poodle, btw. The bangs are good. Let us know on the interview. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  • Band Groupie

    Love the color, and the bangs! Good luck with the interview!!!

  • Crazyfatgirl

    Um Hello??? Pay it forward… help other in the community… think about the vlogging community, not just your geographic community. How many people have you offered encouragement and help? You can’t even measure the amount of good you do right here. It means so much to a newbie just to get a comment or a follower… and then to be supportive… you rock girl! You are good at this. Are there support groups for WLS in your area? You could be a guest speaker or lead meetings… just a thought.

  • Patrick

    That hair looks great Christine, the bangs work for you and the color does too.

    Fingers crossed the interview goes/went well!

  • Seeingincolour

    I prefer the curls!

  • Freckle on the Nose

    Good hair, lady! Woo!

  • Shane G.

    Ok, I actually prefer our natural hair, curls and all. I don’t dislike the new look, but don’t like it nearly as much as the curls. I think crazyfatgirl nailed it on the head. You have no idea how much it meant to me that you, someone that is a huge success story, took interest in my blog and began being a follower and a commenter with helpful and insightful tips for my journey. Don’t even try to shortchange yourself chick!

  • http://www.phoenixrevolution.net Christine

    Awe thanks Shane!!! And thank you for the kind words that you appreciate the tips I give you! That means a lot to me. I’m so excited about your success, Shane! You know you’re going to take this ALL THE WAY, right?

  • http://www.phoenixrevolution.net Christine

    Thanks Patrick! I hope the interview went well. I felt like it did, but you never know…and competition is so fierce in this tough economy!

  • http://www.phoenixrevolution.net Christine

    Really? Hmm. Thanks!

  • http://www.phoenixrevolution.net Christine

    I think I’ll address your comment in today’s post. Thank you Crazy!

  • http://www.phoenixrevolution.net Christine

    Holy crap! I got a real-life visit from Mrs. Fatassed! You’re like…one of my blog heroes. I LOVE your blog. Thank you for visiting mine. It means a lot to me, it really does!

  • http://www.phoenixrevolution.net Christine

    Thanks Bonnie! I’ll definitely try that, parting the bangs to the side. :-)

  • MOODY7279

    LOVE THE HAIR, THE BANGS WORK FOR YOU! GLAD INTERVIEW WENT WELL. TAKECARE

    • http://www.phoenixrevolution.net Christine

      Thank you Moody!