Phyt & Secure

Posted on February 22, 2014 at 4:35 PM


Growing up I believed I was a pretty girl but as most young ladies do, I expressed some insecurities. I had a nice shape, long hair, and boys always wanted to date me but I also had acne prone skin and wore head gear for a while. So I was about 13 when I started to wear foundation to cover my skin. My mother really didn't wear that much makeup but she owned some, so I started out by sneaking into hers...I think I used it all up. It came to a point that in my early twenties I wouldn't really even go anywhere without a full face, I mean Fashion Fair was my best friend! I was also the girl that kept the latest nail designs; weaves or braided hairstyles wore brown contacts, fake lashes and always had my lil fashion swag. There was nothing necessarily wrong with that picture, I was well put together even as I gained weight I stayed fly.


As I got into fitness, a couple of things changed for me. Working out every day I just had absolutely no time for the makeup and hair thing. I had to prioritize my life and what was really most important to me. Do I want to be a big girl with laid hair? Unhealthy with a face beat to death? Naw, I chose to get healthy. See as a black woman I have always been perplexed by my sisters who are so afraid to sweat, have fun, and workout because they don't want to get their hair wet. I mean I understand not dealing with that everyday...but there are many who NEVER do it. In my opinion it is really a problem because women adopt these sedentary lifestyles for such shallow reasons and end up paying the price of their health amongst other things. Slowly but surely the makeup applications became few and far in between and the hair got the big chop. I had to find my PHYT!


Now four years into my Sisterlocks sometimes I smile to myself at how far I have come. I realized that covering my skin and hair was insecurity. Even tho I had length to my tresses it didn't measure up. So what I have a good body, bright eyes and this beautiful smile (thank you headgear!), my skin made me so sad. While becoming more PHYT though, I also grew this security that I never had before. It went from not doing a damn thang without wearing makeup; to hating makeup on my face and really loving the way my natural skin feels! Ditching the MAC counter and investing in skin care products which remain to be trial and error, but I'm cool with that. Boy I adored my weaves, had a standing Friday hair appointment for many years, and spent at least two or three hundred dollars a month on my hair. SMH. Thank God I got that monkey off my back! It feels good to run my fingers through my hair and really be running my fingers through my hair~ LOL! It's a whole other life experience going through the growth stages and experimenting with the different styles. I feel as black women we have been blessed with the versatility of our locks and I am embracing that. Overall I still got my style and poise. But finding my PHYT also helped my find the confidence I needed to be happy with just being good old me. Now by far am I Plain Jane, I like to stay jazzy. I still wear mascara and gloss daily, and I stay in my hair braiding or twisting it one way or another. Going to the spa is my favorite pass time and I pamper myself with massages and facials instead of being a slave to hair and makeup, which is more beneficial to my overall health. But I'm not dependent on any of those things. I'm not using crutches to be good anymore. ..I'm PHYT, I'm Free, I'm NATURAL, and I just feel GREAT about ME!


Categories: *Share Your Phyt!* ( your ideas, comments, and pics)

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.


Reply yeezy boost 350 v2
5:21 AM on January 3, 2021 
I am commenting to make you know of the notable discovery my wife's daughter enjoyed viewing your webblog. She noticed a lot of issues, with the inclusion of what it's like to possess a great teaching nature to let other folks just completely grasp a number of hard to do subject matter. You actually surpassed visitors' expectations. Thank you for imparting such invaluable, trusted, edifying and as well as unique guidance on your topic to Julie.
yeezy boost 350 v2
Reply supreme
5:20 AM on January 3, 2021 
I and also my friends appeared to be examining the excellent information and facts from your web page then all of the sudden I got a terrible suspicion I never thanked the site owner for those techniques. Those ladies were definitely as a consequence joyful to read through all of them and have now definitely been having fun with these things. Appreciate your actually being considerably considerate as well as for going for this sort of tremendous tips most people are really desirous to be aware of. My personal honest apologies for not saying thanks to you earlier.
Reply pandora bracelet
1:45 AM on January 3, 2021 
I happen to be commenting to let you be aware of what a superb encounter my cousin's child experienced reading yuor web blog. She figured out some things, with the inclusion of what it's like to have an ideal giving spirit to get a number of people smoothly know specific grueling subject areas. You undoubtedly exceeded our expectations. Many thanks for supplying such priceless, trusted, edifying and fun tips about that topic to Ethel.
pandora bracelet
Reply jordans shoes
1:45 AM on January 3, 2021 
I wanted to compose you this tiny observation to finally thank you very much once again regarding the nice pointers you have contributed here. It has been simply seriously open-handed with you to convey publicly exactly what a number of us would've marketed as an e book to generate some cash on their own, notably seeing that you could have tried it if you ever decided. These basics additionally acted to become a great way to fully grasp many people have similar fervor just as my very own to know the truth way more related to this issue. I am certain there are many more fun periods up front for individuals that looked over your website.
jordans shoes
Reply jordan 11
1:45 AM on January 3, 2021 
A lot of thanks for your whole hard work on this website. Debby delights in carrying out investigation and it's really simple to grasp why. We learn all regarding the powerful method you make insightful solutions on the website and even inspire participation from visitors on this theme and my princess is undoubtedly discovering a lot. Have fun with the rest of the new year. You're carrying out a great job.
jordan 11
Reply golden goose shoes
1:45 AM on January 3, 2021 
I really wanted to make a remark in order to thank you for the fantastic information you are writing on this website. My extensive internet research has now been compensated with reliable ideas to write about with my guests. I 'd believe that most of us visitors are unequivocally fortunate to be in a fantastic place with many outstanding professionals with valuable pointers. I feel rather lucky to have seen your entire web pages and look forward to plenty of more cool times reading here. Thanks a lot again for a lot of things.
golden goose shoes
Reply kawhi leonard shoes
1:45 AM on January 3, 2021 
I want to show some thanks to this writer for bailing me out of this incident. After looking out through the search engines and getting concepts that were not beneficial, I believed my life was over. Being alive devoid of the answers to the difficulties you've sorted out as a result of your report is a critical case, and the ones which could have negatively damaged my entire career if I had not noticed your blog. Your personal mastery and kindness in controlling almost everything was very useful. I'm not sure what I would've done if I hadn't come upon such a thing like this. I can at this time relish my future. Thanks very much for this specialized and effective guide. I will not be reluctant to recommend your blog post to any individual who will need direction on this topic.
kawhi leonard shoes
Reply kobe byrant shoes
1:44 AM on January 3, 2021 
I wanted to draft you one little observation just to say thanks again for all the amazing suggestions you've documented on this page. It is certainly unbelievably open-handed of you to convey without restraint what a lot of folks could have advertised for an ebook to make some profit for their own end, primarily seeing that you might well have tried it in case you wanted. These solutions as well served to become great way to realize that other individuals have a similar fervor similar to my own to know whole lot more related to this issue. I'm certain there are several more fun times in the future for many who see your blog.
kobe byrant shoes
Reply bape
1:44 AM on January 3, 2021 
Thank you so much for providing individuals with an extremely wonderful chance to check tips from this blog. It is usually very pleasant and stuffed with a great time for me and my office mates to search your website minimum thrice in a week to find out the newest things you have. Not to mention, I'm so at all times happy for the special pointers served by you. Certain two ideas on this page are completely the most effective I have ever had.
Reply supreme clothing
1:44 AM on January 3, 2021 
I simply desired to appreciate you once again. I'm not certain what I would have achieved in the absence of those advice revealed by you relating to this question. It was before a very fearsome setting in my circumstances, however , finding out a skilled mode you treated it took me to cry with fulfillment. Now i am grateful for this support and in addition believe you really know what an amazing job you were carrying out training men and women all through your web blog. I'm certain you have never come across all of us.
supreme clothing
Reply adidas yeezy
1:44 AM on January 3, 2021 
Thank you so much for providing individuals with an extraordinarily brilliant opportunity to read in detail from this blog. It is often very fantastic and stuffed with a good time for me and my office friends to search your website minimum three times per week to learn the latest guidance you have got. And indeed, I am at all times pleased for the striking ideas served by you. Some 4 ideas in this posting are easily the most effective we have all had.
adidas yeezy
Reply yeezy boost 500
5:03 PM on January 2, 2021 
I wanted to develop a quick comment to be able to say thanks to you for these magnificent ideas you are placing here. My considerable internet look up has at the end been rewarded with reliable knowledge to exchange with my classmates and friends. I would mention that most of us site visitors are very much lucky to exist in a magnificent network with so many marvellous people with insightful solutions. I feel pretty grateful to have come across your entire webpage and look forward to some more entertaining minutes reading here. Thanks once more for all the details.
yeezy boost 500
Reply birkin bag
5:02 PM on January 2, 2021 
I as well as my friends came studying the good tips found on the website and then all of a sudden I had an awful feeling I never expressed respect to the web blog owner for those techniques. All the young men appeared to be for this reason glad to read through all of them and have in effect actually been tapping into those things. Thanks for getting considerably thoughtful and then for finding these kinds of important things most people are really desperate to understand about. My honest regret for not expressing appreciation to earlier.
birkin bag
Reply stephen curry shoes
5:00 PM on January 2, 2021 
I precisely wished to thank you very much once more. I do not know the things that I could possibly have achieved without those points shown by you about my problem. It truly was the distressing crisis in my circumstances, however , looking at your well-written tactic you solved it took me to cry over gladness. Extremely happier for your help and wish you are aware of a powerful job you're carrying out instructing people all through your blog post. I know that you've never got to know all of us.
stephen curry shoes
Reply lebron james shoes
4:59 PM on January 2, 2021 
I simply wanted to say thanks once more. I'm not certain the things that I could possibly have tried without these creative ideas provided by you relating to such a topic. This was a frustrating problem in my circumstances, but being able to see a new skilled fashion you managed that made me to leap over contentment. I am grateful for this support and as well , have high hopes you find out what a powerful job you're undertaking training many people through a web site. More than likely you haven't met all of us.
lebron james shoes
Reply adidas yeezy
4:40 PM on January 2, 2021 
I precisely desired to thank you so much again. I'm not certain what I could possibly have undertaken in the absence of the actual recommendations contributed by you on that area of interest. It was actually the alarming difficulty for me, however , observing your skilled avenue you processed it made me to weep for joy. I'm happy for the assistance and in addition pray you are aware of a great job you were putting in instructing people today with the aid of your webpage. Probably you've never encountered all of us.
adidas yeezy
Reply longchamp handbags
4:39 PM on January 2, 2021 
I actually wanted to send a small note to express gratitude to you for all of the fabulous facts you are sharing here. My long internet lookup has finally been paid with sensible know-how to exchange with my co-workers. I 'd declare that most of us website visitors are very much endowed to be in a good network with so many perfect professionals with great tips. I feel somewhat blessed to have encountered your entire web page and look forward to so many more fun times reading here. Thank you once more for a lot of things.
longchamp handbags
Reply golden goose outlet
4:39 PM on January 2, 2021 
I truly wanted to type a simple note to express gratitude to you for all of the fabulous tips and tricks you are placing here. My extended internet lookup has at the end been honored with pleasant facts to write about with my good friends. I 'd express that most of us website visitors actually are unquestionably fortunate to exist in a notable place with many marvellous professionals with very beneficial opinions. I feel very much fortunate to have encountered your web pages and look forward to really more pleasurable times reading here. Thanks a lot once more for all the details.
golden goose outlet
Reply lebron 15
4:37 PM on January 2, 2021 
Thanks for all your valuable work on this blog. My mother takes pleasure in making time for investigation and it's easy to see why. Most of us learn all of the lively tactic you render advantageous tips via this blog and in addition attract response from other individuals about this issue so our favorite princess is always starting to learn a whole lot. Have fun with the remaining portion of the year. You're performing a stunning job.
lebron 15
Reply giannis shoes
8:00 PM on January 1, 2021 
I want to show some thanks to you for bailing me out of this type of dilemma. Right after checking through the online world and getting concepts which were not helpful, I was thinking my entire life was over. Living without the answers to the difficulties you've sorted out by means of your good posting is a crucial case, as well as ones which may have negatively damaged my career if I hadn't come across your blog. Your ability and kindness in touching every aspect was vital. I'm not sure what I would have done if I had not come across such a stuff like this. I can at this moment look ahead to my future. Thanks very much for this professional and result oriented help. I will not be reluctant to endorse your blog post to anybody who should have counselling on this topic.
giannis shoes