A September health update – Raw & Real

Well it hasn’t been the finest of months I must say. When I say this I don’t mean to sound so dramatic or negative but you know when everything kind of happens at once? It’s kind of a bit like that – I’m sure we can all relate.

On Monday I went to the hospital to have a mole removed on the side of my face. Nothing cancerous although they are still taking it away to be looked at the lab as its always better to be safe than sorry. It was only a minor procedure with a few stitches that are going to be taken out at a later date, but its just the whole thought of having to deal with anything that requires a lovely needle (the little prick!!).

On top of that I’ve had a lot of grief with my wisdom tooth. But without going into too much detail here, its finally getting the pull next week.. lets just say that I’ve never been so excited to take a trip to the dentist, and I visit this place a lot with my Invisalign! 

On the plus side of all of this, I have been taking my capsules every single day for the past 5 weeks and I can honestly say that I have seen some vast improvements. Obviously you cant see all of these results over a blog post so I could just lie through my teeth about it, but then I would only be kidding myself and really, I have no time for that. 

The one thing I have really noticed is my nails. I have battled with brittle nails for years. It probably doesn’t help that I used to wear acrylics for many years plus a load of nail polish which has slightly stained them (and I’m not even a smoker!). I work in an office with people who see my hands all the time, so its important for me to have clean looking, healthy nails. Next time I will upload a picture but if you could see the difference I think you would be as shocked as I am. They are stronger to touch, no broken ends or overlapping which makes it look like you have 5 nails growing in different directions!!

Another thing I’m going to mention is my skin. As I’ve said on social media before, I have had issues with acne since I was about 15 years old. It’s never been that bad but its never really gone away and especially since I’m in my 30’s you hope to think that something like this only hung around in your teens. Of course my party lifestyle has certainly not helped this but I’ve always drank a ton of water, eaten well and cleaned my face twice a day. I also don’t wear heavy makeup because its just too much effort (I’m no Kim K alright).

Now when I look in the mirror I see way less spots and my skin is kind of glowing?! In fact, one of my managers at work mentioned it to me the other day which totally took me by surprise.

Lastly, I want to talk about my sleeping and energy levels. I’ve never had a problem with getting some shuteye, sometimes I can sleep for marathons like 13 hours and think nothing of it. These days I have no time to sleep like that but it’s more the waking up in the middle of the night and dealing with disturbed sleeping patterns. I’m not sure if this is caused from over thinking about everything but never-the-less this seems to be improving. I certainly don’t feel as tired during the day and thats even after a heavy drinking session at the weekend… which brings me to another point.

Recovery. While I normally feel like a bag of puss for 2 days after, it only seems lately that I’m feeling back to my normal self within a day. Now I might be overdoing it here but the fact that I have been to Ibiza and attended quite a fair amount of my boyfriends DJ gigs in the past few weeks, means I’ve got some hard evidence to back this up. 

Finally, I have to mention that I purchased a smoothie machine at work (much to my excitement) so I can make use of my complete powders in vanilla and chocolate. I’m now make use of this everyday, whether it be a breakfast smoothie with banana and oats or an afternoon snack before a workout with peanut butter and chocolate. I can’t tell you how good these really taste and I reckon I’ll have everyone at work on them in no time 🙂

These are by no way a meal replacements, I don’t really believe in replacing ALL solid foods and I certainly don’t need to be loosing a heap of weight being a smaller size. I just think its great to mix things up a little, in particular when those sugar cravings decide to creep up in the afternoon!! 

So that’s it. This may not apply to some and I get everyone has different opinions, but this is just me being very honest and hopefully encouraging a few to have a think about their well being. You don’t need to make dramatic changes to see results, its all about taking the first steps and making a few lifestyle adjustments. My mind is always open when it comes to making improvements in whatever aspect of my life that could be. We all want what is best for ourselves but sometimes it can be hard and scary to say hey, yeah lets do this!

 

 

 

 

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