Let Your Soul Sparkle: Reveal, Review, Giveaway!

It started with a headband.

I adore my very short hair.  It fits my lifestyle and it is low maintenance.  But it does require some maintenance.  🙂  I sweat a lot when I exercise, I wear contacts and those two combined can make for a very unhappy Tasha.  I have been known to rock hats, scarves, braids and whatever else I can to keep the drama to a minimum. (Remember this blog post about my hair?)  And yet there is one little, well, BIG problem that alters my decision….and it’s not even fashion.

It’s headaches.  I have MAJOR headaches.  I have the type of headaches that lead to seizures.  I am on medication for them.  You can breathe on me and I will get a headache.  Anything I put on my head has an expiration because the pain becomes more uncomfortable than the sweat in my eyes.

That’s when I was introduced to Sparkly Soul.

They were nice enough to send me two headbands, one thin, a little more thick to try out.  They have ALL of these fantastic colors (some sparkly, some not, some multi colors) and I settled on a pink thin one and a black thick one.  (I’m boring and cautious but I did opt for a little bit of sparkle). There are days that I am out for twelve or thirteen hours. They promised me that the headbands would fit my head and that they would not leave me with a headache.  I was hopeful but, well…..  Wow! I wore my thinner bling to Zumba the first night and it was a hit, not just because people were staring at it but because I had no sweat in my eyes and I DIDN’T have a headache!!!!  I wore my thick one the next day.  I’ve worn them just about EVERY DAY since then.  But I was surprised that they did more than what I thought they would.

Even though I am in the public eye a lot, I, honestly, hate to be seen.  It’s a habit I acquired as a child.  I didn’t want to wear the sparkly headband because I didn’t want to draw attention to myself.  It gets deeper.  I have been afraid to let myself shine.  That’s part of the reason why I chose the black headband even though I have dark skin and dark hair.  But I felt like I REALLY stepped out of my comfort zone with those headbands.  And it felt good to feel “girly” (I work in a gym and I have never been the girly type but that’s another blog).  And it feels good to not criticize myself or care about being criticized.  So, I decided to come ALL the way out….

I took this picture and thought of all of the ways I “sparkle” in spite of wanting to hide.  I don’t want to be afraid to let any part of me shine.  I want to give myself permission to shine, in spite of what I have thought in the past and my flaws.  And I think I need another headband….maybe multi-colored. ::) You do too.

Sparkly Soul is going to give one lucky reader of this blog a headband of their choice!  I’m telling you….you WANT to enter this drawing.  Here’s how to enter (you will get one entry per activity)

1.) Follow f7wellness and SparklySoul on Facebook and leave a comment saying you did so.
2.) Follow f7wellness and SparklySoul on Twitter and leave a comment saying you did so.
3.) Share this blog on your Facebook page.
4.) Tell us how you plan to let your soul sparkle in 2013!

The winner will be announced Thursday, January 24th!

Sparkle On!

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28 Responses to Let Your Soul Sparkle: Reveal, Review, Giveaway!

  1. Chrissi says:

    Liked and shared! Super cute headbands! My hair gets wringing wet when I work out which means it drips all in my eyes. I’m going to let my soul sparkle by trying to keep working toward my goals, pray more (because He is the only one who can help me change my soul), and make sure to compliment people (strangers and friends) more. You never know what type of day people are having and how bad they might need it! If you think they have cute shoes or pretty eyes or a great laugh, tell them! Thanks for the awesome post and I love the picture where you show how your body helps you and others 😀 YOU ARE FABULOUS!

  2. Jennifer Ramirez says:

    I LIKED AND SHARED !!! 🙂 I have worn some headbands mainly for running but always have felt insecure about how the look as well. These are very cute and I feel like your story with them rings so close to home. When I see other strong and fit women I am constantly hoping to someday measure up or fit in with them in some way. Last Year was the first time in my whole life that I was proud to be me beacuse I felt healthier, but just like all goals we reach in fitness or life, we can sometimes degress and have to struggle our way back. I have decided to not let these regrets or thoughts win my focus. My 2013 will be even better than how i felt last year. I choose to “sparkle” in a new way, being ME!!! You’re right tasha , the more we learn to accept and love ourselves the easier it is to get to any goal!!!! Its like a hand in hand feeling, confidence and progress. love your message and blog.

  3. Sheryl says:

    I liked the Facebook pages and Twitter pages and shared your blog on my Facebook page. In 2013 I plan on letting my sparkly soul shine by completing my first half marathon! I have long hair and have been searching for a really good headband to keep the hair out of my face as I run, walk and workout to my dvds. I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about Sparkly Soul and would be so grateful to have one of these headbands.

    The way that I’m going to sparkle in 2013 is by constantly pushing myself to improve my life, not only with fitness, but overall. I plan on being happier and focusing on the positive things in life, instead of the not so positive. I want to not only improve my life, but other peoples lives as well, by volunteering and donating food/clothes, etc, more often to those in need. I want to let my sparkle shine into other peoples lives in a positive way.

  4. Erika says:

    I liked you on FB!

  5. Erika says:

    I liked Sparkly Soul on FB!

  6. Erika says:

    I follow you on Twitter

  7. Erika says:

    I follow Sparkly Soul on Twitter!

  8. Erika says:

    I’m going to sparkle in 2013 by being the best mom I can be and teach her how important being fit is!

  9. Leeanna says:

    I followed F7Wellness on FB; have been following Sparkly Soul.

  10. Leeanna says:

    Followed on Twitter (I’m @leaflette) and have been following Sparkly Soul.

  11. Leeanna says:

    As for sparkling, I really want to get back into running and do my first half marathon sometime this year!

  12. Paula V says:

    I follow you both on FB.

  13. Paula V says:

    I follow both on twitter.

  14. Paula V says:

    I’m going to let my soul sparkle by growing stronger spiritually, emotionally, and physically. I’ve hit a valley and I need to get back into enhancing these. I want to return to the love of a good workout and what it feels like to lift heavy and get my sparkle sweat on.

  15. sheenabean13 says:

    I liked you on Facebook and already love (wish there was a button for that!) Sparkly Soul on facebook 🙂

  16. sheenabean13 says:

    I already follow Sparkly Soul on Twitter and now I follow you as well!

  17. sheenabean13 says:

    I’m hoping that 2013 will bring a year of new, exciting things. I’ve been unemployed since the end of November, and it’s been incredibly frustrating job hunting. I just keep telling myself that there are so many other people out there doing the exact same thing as me, so stop feeling sorry for myself! I want to work on my strength, so that my running can become stronger. My core has no strength, so that’s definitely something I need to work on so I can sparkle through a PR at my races 🙂

  18. Keri says:

    I followed both of you on Facebook! 🙂

  19. Keri says:

    I followed both of you on twitter!! 🙂

  20. Keri says:

    I shared your blog on my Facebook page! 🙂

  21. Keri says:

    I will sparkle in 2013 by making it my healthiest year yet. I just joined a new gym in town which I had my fitness test today and I have a lot of work ahead of me to build strength, endurance & core muscles.I want to train for an half marathon as well as doing 13 5K races this year. I’m embarking on expanding my family’s food palate to get my hubby and 4 kids eating healthier & physically active. I want to be the best mom I can to my 4 kids and get the best help I can for my 2 sons who have Autism. My oldest son( who has Aspergers) has gotten into Cross country,basketball and wants to do track so I will do everything in my Power to help him achieve his own success while hopefully making a friend or at least increase understanding & compassion for those affected by Autism. My youngest son(has PDD) & I just started piano lessons so I hope this will give him an outlet like his brother has found. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this wonderful giveaway you’re doing! 🙂

  22. Like f7wellness and SparklySoul on Facebook

  23. Liked f7wellness and SparklySoul on Twitter

  24. Gina says:

    I follow you both on Twitter & Facebook!!! I plan to sparkle by continuing to just be me!!! 🙂

  25. Heather C says:

    I am following your page and SparklySoul on facebook : )

  26. Heather C says:

    I plan to sparkle this year by continuing my wellness journey that started last year by eating healthy and exercising. I hope to become more flexible, strong, and healthy as the year goes on. I hope to sparkle by keeping this a habit and lifestyle, not just a fad!