Thanks to my good friend, Mallori, I have been watching some videos of a girl who’s Instagram I stumbled upon today. Her YouTube account is HolisticHabits and she is incredible. She has so much information and she gleams with positivity. I’m so eager to try some tips and tools she’s provided to creating a very healthy, happy life for my family and myself. I cannot express how much excitement is pent up inside if me right now.
Plus, I’m getting into oil pulling and tomorrow will be my third day doing it. I’m SO eager to really get my body used to it and make it a habitual part of my routine, both day and night. I’ve also found some great tips on growing long, healthy hair and just essentially being the healthiest version of myself that I can.
My body is becoming much stronger and healthier and I’m really ridding my body of unhealthy habits and chemicals. I’m really excited about this process. So far, I’ve been without these horrible foods/habits for a LONG time, some include:
-Drinking soda (or any artificially refined sugar-sweetened caffeinated drinks, drink like coffee, too). I haven’t drank coffee in months and I’ve been soda-free for a few years now.
-Using aluminum, toxin-filled deodorants. I make my own coconut oil deodorant and my body has been without harsh deodorizers for a little over a year. This one was made on the discovery of coconut oil. One day, I decided to give up deodorant and trade it in for it oil counterpart. I’ve never had a problem with body odor, but I have eczema and shaving mixed with the chemical-filled deodorants always left my skin bumpy and tender. Since cutting out deodorant completely, I have not broken out in eczema ONCE. In over a year. I’ve battled extreme eczema my whole life and by simply eliminating aluminum (and other icky chemicals) I’ve turned my skin condition around, completely.
-I’m also cutting sugar out of my diet. Not natural sugars, but refined sugars and I don’t even mess with artificial sweeteners, which are WORSE than regular sugar and can deteriorate your health! (Rethink that diet coke!)
-I’ve also been GMO-free (as much as humanly possible) and vegan for just about two years. I have slipped up a handful of times on the dairy (it can easily sneak into meals you think would be safe) but luckily meat is not sneaky or subtle. I have not consumed any meat product in over two years and I’m very proud to say that!
-Alcohol, drug, and tobacco free. I’ve never battled or struggled with this one, but it’s still something I’m proud of. I did have a drink in November, but I’m making a personal vow to never drink again. It’s not for a specific or strict reason, I just know I can live without it and I don’t see the reason of putting harmful substances in your body.
I’m very pleased with my life, though some people (ahem, Alexis’ family) think I’m boring and prude-ish. I’m very proud of the lifestyle I lead and the natural, healthy lifestyle examples and foundations I’m laying out for my son.
Life is good, guys!