Beauty is NOT only skin deep!

What makes you feel beautiful?  I don’t mean putting on makeup or curling your hair or getting your nails done or buying that perfect outfit.  What makes you feel beautiful, on the inside, as a person?

There are a few basic things I do every day to help me feel good. I gave up ES33A4264about 95% of my caffeine intake years ago mostly to see if it would help me sleep better. It did, kind of.  I drink no soda, which is full of nothing redeeming anyway. My go-to drink is water. It’s so good for so many reasons. But water is rather boring. I bought some fun cups that somehow make it more interesting! And always have a few bottles in the fridge. To make sure I’m drinking enough, I have gotten in the habit of taking it with me wherever I go. It’s my travel companion.

I’m not a “go to the gym” type, but of course, exercise is important. Finally, I’ve got a routine down, same time every day, and it’s in the morning. (Knowing myself, if I left it ‘til the evening, it probably wouldn’t happen.) Push-ups and dips, sit-ups, a few other core exercises, and squats.  Could I do more? Sure, but I round it out with brisk walks with my very energetic pup (they’re more like trots than walks). It’s also another weapon in my fight for a good nights’ sleep!

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One of my New Year’s resolutions was to eat more fruit.  I know it’s good for me, but I’m more of a salty girl, so I would always grab nuts or cheese over an apple or orange. I decided to incorporate smoothies into my life. In the morning, along with my protein of choice. So far, it’s working out.  I try to make it as simple as possible to ensure I do it. My recipe is ice, a little juice, 1-2 bananas and berries (raspberries and/or blueberries). Notice these fruits don’t need to be cut up…just throw them in the blender…easy peasy!

Whatever you do to make yourself feel great, keep it up! Oh, and a smile on your face makes everyone more beautiful.

-Eve

Photos by j.steele.photography

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One Response to Beauty is NOT only skin deep!

  1. Lynda Sharpe says:

    great blog , eve. Really good, doable ideas.

    Liked by 1 person

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