Is it annoying that I talk about Italy so much? I annoy myself sometimes. But I’m mentioning it again today because it is just so relevant to this topic that I can’t not mention it.
So I keep saying that all we ate in Italy were all things dairy, wheat and sugar. However the truth that I totally didn’t want to admit to myself, is that I was slipping a little of that in even before we left. I told myself it was to acclimatise my body – so that it wouldn’t be such a shock. But in reality, I just needed that half an excuse to let myself go. To give in to all the temptation that surrounds me every single freaking day.
When I got back I thought it would be easy to slip back into my healthy eating plan.
Guys it’s taken me a MONTH AND A HALF to fully get back on board with my lifestyle. And granted, although I was not eating pizza or pasta for every meal since we got back, trying to not snack on the delicious things in life is just so hard when it’s all over the place.
But the good news is that I am back in the game. Yup. Finally. I’ve made it.
Which means that the shocking regression I had of basically looking like I did in the first picture up there (not even exaggerating – we were all surprised at how much my wayward eating affected me) has calmed down a bit. My face has lost a lot of the redness and I can only attribute that to finally get my diet and supplements back on track along with the wonderfully therapeutic PDT treatments at Skin Renewal. Those work like a total bomb! I can feel the difference in my skin after 2 treatments.
And let’s just quickly talk about the post treatment shoulder and neck massage. Swoon. As I was lying there the other day I realised how much I liked being touched. No. Don’t get weird thoughts here. I just mean intentionally touched with purpose. Not the random pulling that my children inflict on me, or the desperate seeking of attention from our dogs or the awkward spooning from my husband. Touch with no expectations. It’s instant relaxation for me. Man, this is getting weird. But there you have it. Give me a massage and I’ll be in the best mood ever.
Speaking of mood, I realised that I have been in a really foul mood for the last week or so and now that I’ve had a chance to think about it, I really do think it’s because I caused myself such harm in Italy. I feel guilty that after all the hard work Skin Renewal put in, how hard I’ve been trying and everything, I just let us all down. Not to mention hating looking in the mirror again. But that’s another story.
The good news that things are looking up! I woke up this morning and even Seth could see the difference in the colour and texture of my skin so YAY! Here’s to many more days on the straight and narrow.