After the holidays, vacation and then a week packed with moving and seeing clients, I haven't been taking the best care of my body lately. By that I mean, I haven't been getting to the gym as often as I'd like and had one too many pizza and wine nights last week. Oops! But hey, that's life and the pizza tasted damn good. Now, I'm even more motivated to get back on track. So, when I'm getting my body and mind back on a healthy routine after a brief hiatus, I focus on these 5 things to look and feel my best.
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Although living a healthy life is a huge part of my mission and who I am, I am a big believer in a good splurge every now and again. I actually think that indulging in a few special treats can be good for you. First, it helps tame our daily cravings. When we tell ourselves that we are never allowed to have another cookie or piece of bread then all we can think about is the cookie or bread! If we allow ourselves to enjoy those treats every once in a while, then we can get a better handle on our cravings. Second, when we overdo it on unhealthy food or alcohol, we really feel the effects of it the next day. Especially when we've been eating clean. So, it gets us back on the healthy train really quickly and we aren't tempted by those treats for a while. Lastly, life just kinda sucks when we don't allow ourselves to enjoy everything that it has to offer.
Charcoal, in your mouth? That's right! Activated charcoal toothpaste is where it's at!
For those of you unfamiliar with activated charcoal, it’s one of the world’s oldest detoxifying remedies. It has been used for thousands of years in Chinese Medicine and is even used in hospitals today to help patients that have ingested large amounts of toxins.