One of the main reasons I started this blog was actually to document the struggle I’ve had with acne over the years. I’ve mentioned before, I’ve had acne since I was 11 years old, and now, as an adult, suffering from cystic acne still, I have been trying every solution I can find. Long story short, after trying goodness knows how many different face washes and acne treatments you find in a store (with no long-term success) I decided to try natural products. That led me to learning about essential oils, which then led me down another path toward overall healthy living. And here we are! Continue reading “Oil Cleansing”
First and most importantly, thank you to all those who showed me so much love based on the last entry. It was a bit of a rough patch, but I have some news. I got my results back from the doctor, and amazingly enough, everything came back normal. Continue reading “What’s going on – Update”
Disclaimer, right up front: this topic is a bit tough for me to talk about and it’s a little fresh in my mind, but I knew I wanted to write about it, because it’s a huge step on my path to wellness. Please keep that in mind if you decide to read on.
Earlier this week, I went to the doctor for an annual check up. This was a new doctor (new job, new insurance, yay!) so we had to go through medical history and all that. We came to a question that I honestly don’t even remember now. But I brought up my on going issues with acne. Continue reading “What’s going on…”
While reading the Whole30 book today, I found that my favorite part is the “what you’ll probably experience over the 30 days.” I noticed that I have followed the pattern (a little) that is laid out in the book. In it, it says probably around days 12-15, you will dream about food.
YUP. I dreamt about food on about day 15. and not even food I have all that often! I dreamt about ice cream. You know, when you get a brand new container, and the first scoop is always so satisfying to take? Yeah, THAT was what I dreamt about. Thankfully, that was only one night. Otherwise, no dreaming of food. Continue reading “Whole30 – Week 3”
Happy New Year!!
First, apologies for the lack of updates recently. As I explained in my previous post about sleep, and what I’ll also detail below, I’ve had quite a bit going on. Here’s to a new year with more blog posts! Continue reading “Resolutions”
Once again, it’s been quite some time since I’ve last written. This time the gap has a little more to do with the topic I wanted to write about, and less about the amount of free time I’ve had to write.
This post has everything to do with the title of this blog. One of the most difficult obstacles I have come to tackle while on this path towards wellness is not so much an obstacle of fitness, medicines or food, but rather, coming to value myself for who I am, and loving myself. Continue reading “Loving Me”
(This is a long one, explaining my reasons for going gluten-free. Trust me, no sane person willingly chooses to be gluten free just because.)
As I mentioned in my first entry, I am following, to the best of my ability, a gluten-free diet. For the past two years now, I have been learning about how the food I eat affects my health. For a long time, I paid little attention to what I ate. Especially through college, I didn’t really think I needed to. I was on the rowing team, and I ate pretty much anything I wanted, and the “Freshman 15” was actually muscle mass, not fat. I distinctly remember my coach once told us, “for breakfast after this practice, you need to eat at least 1500 calories.” For some people, that’s all they eat FOR THE WHOLE DAY. Again, I didn’t really pay too much attention to what I was eating, because I thought I could eat pretty much whatever I wanted. Continue reading “Gluten-Free”