Having a treat, then flexing the will power muscle

This morning I had an appointment with my hairdresser.  It is a great salon. The chairs at the basin fully recline, and they are vibrating massage chairs, and while you are waiting for your colour to take, you get an iPad with wireless connection to play with.

The other treat is the little individual Tim Tams you get with your cup of tea or coffee.  Last time I was there – my first visit – I had two cups of tea and was given a Tim Tam with each – and of course I had to be polite and scoff both!

I decided before I walked in the door this morning that if I had a second cup of tea, I would decline the Tim Tam – only one for me today.  Before I ate the Tim Tam that cam with my first cuppa I took a look at the ingredient panel.  About 400kjs from memory.  My division skills leave a lot to be desired – and I guessed it would be about 100 calories.  I decided to eat it and enjoy it.

When I was offered the second cup I decided to be proactive.  I knew if the second one was placed on the counter in front of me it would be hard to resist.  So I asked if I could just have the cup of tea without the Tim Tam – that one was my limit.  No problem.  Of course a salon that has iPads and massaging chairs would accomodate your request to hold the Tim Tams.

And here is a photo of me with my hairdresser fresh hair.  Walked in with a big humidity frizz, walked out all sleek and soft.  Now, going to the hairdressers is not a priority for everyone one.  For me though, prior to late 2003 I used to go on a regular basis – I loved it.  But once I started gaining weight I didn’t feel like I deserved to treat myself to visits to the hairdresser – I felt I wasn’t worth the trouble.  My mum used to be a hairdresser before I was born, so between 2003 and December 2011 she would trim it for me – and the last year or so I got her to colour it for me, and I always wore it scraped back into a ponytail.

All that changed during Round 3 2011.  At some point about half way through the round I decided I was worth the pampering after all, and I made an appointment with my local hairdresser for the day before the Finale Workout and Party.  We are working on a total transformation – one step at a time.  Today more came off the length, the colour was made one shade lighter and she started to layer and shape around my face.  Rachel said that getting rid of the excess hair I didn’t want or need was like getting rid of excess baggage.

So, how are you going to treat yourself well this week? In a calorie free way of course!

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. leanfitstrongandhealthy
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 20:42:41

    Great work on the Tim Tam and excellent haircut. You are beaming 🙂


  2. Belinda
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 22:08:29

    looking great Leonie!!!!…….. I expect to see it looking that good during pump on Saturday!!!!! lol

    my hairdresser knows better now…. she says ”oh you dont want the bikkies right”

    got her well trained……….


    • 77noni
      Jan 19, 2012 @ 22:17:13

      Thanks Belinda 🙂

      Yep – we’re testing how long I can keep it nice and straight. May not be able to work up a sweat now at pump 😉
      And I checked the cals of the little Tim Tam when I got home – only ended up being 71 calories.

      Leonie x


  3. Sandradra
    Jan 21, 2012 @ 21:36:58

    What a timely post, Leonie! On the same day you were getting your hair done, I got a long overdue pedicure…hmm pretty red toes and soft feet…heaven, can’t stop looking down at them 🙂


    • 77noni
      Jan 21, 2012 @ 23:16:01

      HI Sandradra 🙂

      What bliss! I think I’m goign to reward my feet with a pedicue when I can run/jog/shuffle 3.2kms – hopefully it will be after the first Sri Chinmoy Race Day this year.

      Leonie x


  4. Sandra
    Jan 21, 2012 @ 21:38:30

    Ooops…how did I end up with an extra sylable in my name…? :-))


  5. Sandra
    Jan 21, 2012 @ 21:40:00

    WordPress is playing silly with me…just deleted my post…just saying that I got a pedicure the same day as you got your haircut…love my pretty red toenails..:-)


    • 77noni
      Jan 21, 2012 @ 23:18:01

      It didn’t delete – it just sent you to moderation because it thought you were a new “commenter” – this wordpress likes to boss the readers around! Be careful with the syllables!

      Leonie x


  6. Kristi
    Jan 24, 2012 @ 17:09:12

    You look so beautiful with your hair out!! Lovely colour, and I’m so jealous of your complexion!! Just gorgeous, I hope you’re seeing it too!


    • 77noni
      Jan 25, 2012 @ 00:07:36

      Hi Kristi 🙂

      Thank you. I have to be honest with you and say I’m not seeing it yet – although when Miss G took the photo for me and turned the camera around I did think “Is that me?” – so maybe that’s a first little step in being kinder to myself. Pulling my hair back in a ponytail has been the only way I’ve worn my hair for so many years, my hairdresser has a plan, and is changing “the do” a little more each visit.

      Leonie x


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