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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Beauty Goals For 2011

Hello Divas!

Everyone everywhere is thinking about the goals they would like to achieve for the new year of 2011 and I am no different. For the new year I would like to focus on a few things for myself in terms of improving my health and looks and keeping my Diva status.

Here are some of the diva beauty goals for 2011:
Hydrate
Rest
Exercise

Hydrate.
I cannot tell you how important it is to moisturize even during the winter. Most people think that you only become dehydrated during the summer when it is hot and you are sweating up a storm. While this is partly true you should know that you can become dehydrated during the winter as well due to a number of factors.

Firstly is that people tend to drink less water during the winter because they do not feel thirsty. It is important to note that you can be dehydrated without the feeling of thirst so it is important to ALWAYS drink water to stay hydrated.

The other thing that contributes to winter dehydration is the dry heat from the constantly blowing heaters that we run. This dry air is VERY tough on your skin so you need to apply moisturizers to keep skin moist from the outside as well.

Rest
It is very important to get between 6 to 8 hours of good quality sleep to keep skin looking moist and youthful. Your actual needs will vary according to your habits and how deeply you sleep but study after study show that the optimal number of hours lie between 6 and 8 for most people.

It is during our sleep time that our bodies heal and provide the cell turnover that is critical for refreshed looking skin and bright eyes.

Exercise
Exercise not only helps you to maintain a healthy weight but it also increases blood flow throughout the body and this helps to move toxins out faster. Improved circulation also benefits your skin by bringing nutrients to the skin and carrying moisture to the cells, resulting in better looking skin all around.

These may look like three very broad goals but if you take steps within each section to maintain your health and beauty then you will be doing a lot for yourself and living a longer and better life.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Started Tracking What I Eat Again

Hello Divas!

So after gaining back all the weight I lost PLUS some and weighing in at 152 last Friday I decided that this week I will go back to my daily hula hooping while watching television so that I can go back down.

I will also be eating a salad every day for the next two weeks in order to help fill me up and reduce the number of total calories that I eat for the day. I will vary my salads between lunch and dinner on different days so that I do not get bored and will continue to track the total calories for the day using FatSecret.com.

According to the calculator I need to eat 15oo calories maximum for the day so that I can lose weight with my current level of activity.

 

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