Beauty 101…

Skin… the largest organ on the body. it protects, insulates, and basically holds everything together.  Over the next few posts I’ll be sharing some of my tips on how to take care of your skin from your face to your feet!!!

WATER!!

Healthy Skin

Water provides so many health benefits to your body, both internally and externally. As you will already we need to consume at least 8 glasses per day in order to replenish the water we lose each day. Your body is 75% water depending on your body size. Water is used in your muscles, blood, bones and your brain.

Your body has ways of telling you that you need water. Someone who has a headache is always told to drink water, that is because your body is letting you know you are dehydrated.To be honest you should not drink water when you start feeling thirsty because it’s one of the first symptoms of  dehydration. So drink water regularly

If me or my sisters had something wrong with us, whether it was a rash, headache or anything else that caught out attention my parents would always say “drink water” allll the time 🙂 as funny or annoying as it was, it did hold some truth to it. Water is so vital for our overall health. Here are a few of its powerful benefits:

  1. Relieves fatigue: Your body will find it easier to flush out toxins and waste products from the body. if you are dehydrated your organs will have to work harder which in turn will make you feel tired.
  2. Healthier Skin: Water aids in keeping your skin looking younger and clearer. Drinking water helps replenish skin tissues, keeps it moisturized and increases its elasticity.
  3. Keeps you alert: Your brain is 90% water. So drinking water will increase your concentration and decrease/eliminate those headaches.
  4. Decreases your chances of illness: Water is great, if not the best at detoxifying your body. It flushes out toxins and helps fight against the flu. It also keeps your kidneys functioning well.
  5. Better exercise: helps with your body’s ability to regulate you temperature and fuels your muscles!
Regular Exercise

That is just the beginning of all the benefits water has for your body.

Here are some tips on how to consume enough water for your body:

  • When you wake up drink 1- 2 glasses of water

I love squeezing half a lemon into my hot cup of water with 1tsp of honey to start the day. Using lemon will kick start your body and remove any toxins in your body. 

Lemon Water

  • Drink at least 1 hr before you eat.
  • Carry a water bottle with you everyday and drink throughout the day.
  • Drink water instead of soda or coffee, which dehydrates your body.
  • To make sure you’re drinking sufficient water for your body, here’s a calculation I use:

 ½ of my body weight in ounces

for example “if” I weighed 121 pounds I will then drink 60.5 ounces of water which is approx. 1.7 liters

Drinking enough water is a key element for maintaining your health and general well-being. Increasing your daily intake of water helps keep your skin looking vibrant and younger, aids digestion, improves your concentration and helps to remove toxins from your body.

Be Hydrated

XOXO

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Confessions of a vegetarian “meat-eater”…

So I´ve now officially decided to become vegetarian (once again) and ultimately aim to become vegan. I have attempted so many times to implement this into my life… and I´m so determined (many of you who know me will know what I mean lol) for the first 3 months or so and then slowly that ´just fried´ smell of chicken slowly travels across the room specifically looking for my nose just to tease it, and i instantly start craving it.

It definitely is a constant battle for me but I recently read a post about self-discipline, and what I was that so many of us start new year resolutions, set goals and start challenges…we start so strong and focused but somehow,  somewhere along the way we get distracted or we relax for a just a moment and before you know it you´ve given up, made excuses and not finished what you set out to do and you´re back to square one.

The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem well my problem is my weakness for chicken (as silly as that sounds it´s the truth)

I have been vegan before in May 2010, when I first learnt about all these diseases like cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholestorol, stress related illnesses etc it was very intersting to find that majority of these are preventable by simply following a plant-based diet. I learnt recipes and easy methods to implement this into my lifestyle and I was doing so great until I let myself get really hungry and all of a sudden all I could think of was chicken and then I “happened” to walk past KFC……..the scent just pulled me and before you know it I was staring at a plate of bones *guiltyface*…

Anyway let´s not dwell on chicken so much… the whole out of mind out of sight doesn´t quite work for me because as much as I try to avoid being around chicken at some point it will be placed infornt of me and I will need to have the self-control and discipline to look at it and feel nothing for it.

This is what I am aiming to achieve over the next couple of months. there´s a difference between a vegetarian/vegan physically but it has to be a mental thing, just like forming a habit.

I´ve reached a point in my life where I want to live my life on purpose, direction and  focus, mentally, physically and spiritually. The beginning of each of these journeys that I am taking are so exciting and so full of motivation, and dedication but that´s the easy part… the challenge will come when I reach those tough situations and the choices I make will determine whether I fail or Follow On Course Until Successful!!!

I´ll be doing regular posts about my journey to update you on my progress 😀 And if you have any ideas I could do let me know in the comments section.

P.S. If you want to join me on these journies just let me know and I´ll set something up where I can fill you in,  in much more detail on all the things I am doing so that you can take part too 😉

A few quotes that keep me motivated and focused…

  • Philippians 4:13 I can do all thing through Christ who strengthens me.
  • “The price of discipline is always less than the pain of regret”. Nido Qubein
  • “Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.”

— Denis Waitley: American motivational speaker

  • “People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.”

— Harvey Mackay: Best-selling business author, columnist & speaker

Be Disciplined

XOXO

New Place

Heyyy

I’m soo excited about this lol I just discovered wordpress and I love it.So this is now the new home for all my blogs (“,) I’ll transfer my last blogs onto here, so if you’ve read them they’re the same but for those who haven’t feel free to read and comment.

Hope you enjoy my new blog… got so many things in store on here so follow.. follow … follow…me on this journey.

Hugs and Kisses