I get asked a lot, how many kids I have, and I think it's because I talk about my kids all the time :) When I say four, people are taken back. They look at me like I am crazy and say "What?? You have four kids?" And then the next question that follows is "How old are you?" When I say 49, a conversation follows that begins with "what is your secret?".
There is no secret, I am a simple girl and my routine is plain and simple too...I eat clean and drink a lot of water. I exercise when I feel like it(not as often as I should) and I try to be as positive as I can as often as I can thus eliminating stress which really makes us look old.
I take good care of my skin and practice a healthy facial cleansing regime morning and night(that's another post altogether). I dont get a lot of sun these days and definitely stay away tanning beds.
The most important of all of these things that I do is to eat clean and drink a lot of good quality water.
Clean eating means that you eat only those things that are clean; without chemicals and nothing that has been processed or at least very minimally processed. Essentially, fresh fruit, veggies, gluten free breads and crackers, fish, eggs and organic meat. I have been feeding my family this way for 20 years. For some reason, probably chaotic schedules, I fall off the wagon from time to time but always go back to this most beneficial way of eating. My body loves me for it and responds with health and a youthful appearance. Tis true that you are what you eat my friend!! It is also true that you are what you think about but that's another post for another day :)
Tiffany, author of The Gracious Pantry blog, does a great job of teaching others about clean eating and how to achieve it. She also has many wonderful recipes on her blog! Check it out!
Water...pure water, free of chemicals, sugar and sweeteners, is best for you and will do wonders for your body as well as your complexion. It cleanses and removes toxins and keeps your body hydrated. All important in a youthful appearance and healthy body.
I wont say it's always easy because it isnt and if your schedule is anything like mine, and you have to be on the road alot, it's tough to make good choices. I try and stick to a salad(being mindful of the dressing) and a grilled chicken sandwich(I usually remove the bread because of the gluten). It sounds hard doesnt it? But after awhile, you get used to it and you feel great; that's what allows me to continue...I feel great and I see the results.
For today, just try to drink more water and celebrate yourself when you do. It's a simple way to celebrate doing something good for your body and it's so easy. If you are feeling more adventurous and want to try something different, try these simple recipes for infused water and let me know what you think! I would love to hear from you. I cant wait to try them myself!
Have a great day and drink lots of water! Oh, and there is always the occasional weekend in RoundTop, Tx where I indulge in pie and ding dongs:) It's all about balance! For more good recipes on clean eating and lots more on interiors check out my boards on Pinterest.