Beauty From The Inside Out…Day 12

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You know what is challenging me right now? No, not chips and popcorn! Drinking enough water. I know how important it is for you, but it seems like such a pain to make it happen and I don’t like to chug it all day. I like seltzer water and I wonder if that’s ok to drink in place of regular water. Not sure, but it’s what I’m doing most of the time. I try to do things to make water more appealing to me, and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.

Have any of you tried those water enhancers? Some of them come in powder to make your water a juice, and the trendy thing now is the flavored drops that you squeeze in your water. I’ve tried them, and I’m still not a fan! The ones I’ve tried leave a strange feeling in my mouth and have a funny aftertaste.

Staying within my points range has been good, now that I’m back home. I can’t believe how many obstacles I was faced with while I was gone. It’s amazing what getting out of your comfort zone can do to you!

I’m halfway through this challenge right now, and I feel good about it. I haven’t stepped on the scale to check if there has been any progress in that area, but my skin looks really good, and when I do drink enough of that darn water, I notice I have a lot less oil to deal with on my face. I’ve told people for years that oily skin is a big sign of dehydration, and now I’m seeing that first-hand. I’m not dehydrated internally, so externally that’s showing. Also, my nails seem to have grown pretty fast in the last 12 days and they’re not peeling or chipping. Victory!

So, tell me what you do to get more water into your body!

You’ve Been Beautified!

Beauty From The Inside Out…Day 11

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Well, I’m still coming off my quick weekend trip and I did good today. I’m exhausted, so I’ll keep this short.

This is the first time traveling that I have ever felt so dehydrated, it’s crazy! I’m thirsty and tired, and I am ready for bed. I feel like an old woman! Ha ha! My day started good with a protein packed breakfast and a light lunch. I kept it all in check with roasted veggies and salmon for dinner.

This last weekend taught me so much! I realized how good I feel and look when I put the right foods into my body. Most important, I really understood the importance of water. I know it’s important, but most of the time I just don’t care because I hate water. I have gained a new respect for something so simple!

I am more than halfway through this self-challenge and even though I’ve had some challenges and a set-back this weekend, I feel good about it. A good night’s sleep is on tap for tonight and a good workout is on the agenda for tomorrow!

Have a good night, everyone!

You’ve Been Beautified!