When exercise and nutrition doesn’t cover it all, you step outside the box.
“Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside”Chanel
This sounds so vain. By far do I see myself as vain, but maybe others do. I have no clue, nor do I focus on that.
I read an article not too long ago on Melissa Hartwig’s Insta page. It was chastising her for getting Botox. She is the guru, the mind behind Whole 30, and a fitness fanatic. She was having to defend herself for getting injections to remove the unwanted wrinkles that diet and exercise would not get rid of. It’s part of the aging process. Until reading this, I never really thought how others would view you if they knew the truth about what you also do to keep looking your best.
Time to come clean… “be honest, Brutally honest.” Lauren Hill
Yes, I get Botox. I started about 3 years ago. It was probably “the talk” at the time. A friend of mine got it regularly (every 3 months) and I was like… “dang that looks good”. I already have the “resting bitch face” so I was like it can’t hurt. I also have this one horrible line over my left eye. It was so deep, and this is was the only way I could fix it. It was. Why not? I did it without telling a soul. Ten days later, people started noticing something was different. The lines began to smooth out and the thick sink-hole above my left eye was so much less noticeable. I haven’t stopped since. It not only makes me feel better about myself (which we all strive to do) but I love it. Thank you, Teri, at Glo Med Spa, for being my person in this area. I’m not ashamed.
Everybody wants great lashes, so why not pay for them as well? Lash Boost from Rodan and Fields has been my saving grace. My lashes fall out. They are thin. They are scattered. They are horrible. Not only my lashes, but also my eyebrows. I guess I just wasn’t born with those beautiful long thick lashes. I have to work for them, well, really, I have to pay for them. $135 a tube that last about 3 months, but it works. Am I a consultant for R+F? Yes. Do I want to sell you a tube? Absolutely, what consultant wouldn’t. Does it work? Yes. Here is a pic of my friend, Katty, and, a consultant and her amazing lashes. I never have taken a before and after of me, but I will.
BOOBS – BOOBS -BOOBS
December 22, 2017, I went under the knife. One of the hardest decisions of my life. It took me over a year and two consultations at The Wall Center to make up my mind. Why? Because of what people would think of me, that is my reason. The worst reason ever and the one thing I preach, I was worried about. I exercise. I eat right. I do everything I can to live the life that I believe in and have a body that I am proud of (except my stomach). I work so hard to be a role model for healthy living and doing the right thing and here I was contemplating cheating and getting a breast augmentation… hell, a boob job. WTH? I had breast fed twins for eight months. I had been a yo-yo dieter for years. My boobs were pancakes, droopy, tired and wilted. There was absolutely no number of pushups, chest exercises, pull ups, or anything that was going to fix them.
And then a friend and I were talking about it, they said… “why not? It’s the only way to fix them. If they were going to go back in their right spot, it would have already happened.” Words to live by, right? Vanity… All my hard work and dedication to weight training and running, I am going the easy route. I was seriously struggling.
I went for my last consult with Dr. Holly Wall. She asked if I wanted to get the scar on my stomach fixed as well. I had had that consult previously with her father in law. That was tough. You see, I have a large scar on my tummy that I HATE. I hate it. She was wanting to do a complete tummy tuck to help the look of it. That decision was by far the hardest. That scar was left there as a 2-year-old when my appendix ruptured. That scar is there because I lived to tell about it.
The scar that was re-opened to take my twins on 1-15-08. That scar has built a lot of character in me, so let it stay. I still hate it, but I leave it. I wish I had the nerve to share a pic, but I don’t. Maybe one day… I stayed with the augmentation and lift. DONE!
Would I love some Juvéderm? Hell yeah. That’s not happening right now. I’ll let you know if I decide.
“Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.”
That’s my truth. I continuously work every day to be my best self. I will continue to help you find your best self. I will also defend your decision to be a better you if it will truly make you feel better about yourself. I will not defend your efforts of any of the above if you are not truly a happier person afterwards.
I love my Botox; Lash boost and Boobs and I would do it all over again. If anyone wants to call me vain, so be it.
Live your best life.
Stay Strong –