30 Days of Nerdy Hair – Day 1

Day 1: Cressida from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 1)

Welcome to a brand new series of my biannual hair challenge called 30 Days of Nerdy Hair. Here’s the story… One day I was reading Shape magazine (a rather non-nerdy publication) and I read about a 30 day hair challenge where the author of the article tried a new hairstyle every day for 30 days. And I thought to myself “Liz, you are terrible at doing your own hair! You should try this.” And of course I had to find a nerdy way to do it!! So 30 Days of Nerdy Hair was born.

If you are new to Nerd in the City and don’t know what I’m talking about you can CLICK HERE and check out all the past hairstyles I’ve accomplished. Trust me when I tell you, before I started doing this I had very un-extraordinary hair!! It’s true!

Kicking off my 5th series of nerdy hair is Cressida from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

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Ok…so it’s not a completely accurate representation because I didn’t shave my head and get ivy tattooed on my scalp. (Though I really thought about it!!)

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I’m ready to overthrow the Capitol!!! May the hair be ever in your favor!

Check back each day for the month of June for a brand new nerdy hairstyle and don’t forget to send me any suggestions you might have.

You can also follow along on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Google +.

#AvengerinTraining – Recap

After 6 weeks of weekly challenges, superhero meal plans and different classes all around New York City, I lost 15 pounds and I feel stronger than I ever have. 15 pounds is by no means as extraordinary amount of weight to lose. But it’s a good amount and it’s enough to be very proud of. There were times I faltered. Times I gave in to the temptation to fall off track. But it’s the getting back on part that makes the difference!!

If you decide to take this #Avengerintraining challenge, remember that any amount of activity is better than none.

-Staying motivated is sometimes hard, but never impossible.

-The second you make it about more than just a number on a scale…that’s when you find out the reason you want to do it in the first place.

-Never compare yourself to someone else’s goals or progress. Not the models in a magazine or fit actors in a movie or your coworker who is always hitting the gym. Their plan isn’t your plan. Their plan might not work for you. Find what does and ignore the rest!

Thank you for reading! I’ve got a couple ideas for some new nerdy workouts in the future. So I hope you’ll check back! And come follow me on other social media platforms! I love to connect with new people.

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Iron Man Week (photo by Cristina Fowler)
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Hulk Week (photo by Cristina Fowler)

 

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Black Widow Week (photo by Cristina Fowler)
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Thor Week (photo by Cristina Fowler)
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Hawkeye Week (photo by Cristina Fowler)
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Captain America Week (photo by Cristina Fowler )

Let me know what you thought about my workout. Did you try it, did you like it? And which week was your favorite?