Happy May 1st friends! We can’t believe May is here and April is gone. Crazy! Seriously where does the time go?
Yesterday we had some fun with our workout as we filmed a new #purelyfitlife workout. It’s a leg based workout. It was a killer!
From taking a good bit of rest days lately we are still getting back into our workout groove. Not saying we are out of shape but we have been just feeling blah lately. We did not fail. Nope. We pushed through and so proud we did!!
We realized we need to work on our lower body more. Make sure to subscribe to our youtube channel to see when the workout is live.
Yesterday we took it easy in the morning and just causally sipped on water as we took some morning supplements (cod liver oil, gelatin, l-glutamine, probiotic, vitamin D, B-complex, maca, vitex, magnesium). And enjoyed black coffee before we ate anything. Enjoyed our coffee talk.
One thing we have learned over the months we do not always have to eat immediately. We wait till we are hungry before eating anything. By doing this we have also learned it really helps with our bowel movements.
Once we got a little hungry and knew we were about to go workout we whipped up a very random dish. We each had some eggs with one small banana and 1l2 tbsp chia seeds. Mixed it all together and enjoyed every bite.
Later we enjoyed some lunch from Whole Foods– we had a mix of shredded beets, kale, sauerkraut, yellow squash, red pepper and beef brisket.
Also made a few new versions of quick individual cookies and sampled a few. No failures here. Each one we felt came out!
Also, made up some matcha green tea with maca mixed in which we ate along with our variety of cookies (recipes should be up tomorrow).
Dinner was a simple meal of mahi mahi, brussel sprouts, mushrooms, kale, sardines, sauerkraut, and coconut oil. Heavenly.
Like we mentioned yesterday how we are trying to stay focused. Focusing on our long term goals both physically (with our fitness goals) and personally (with health and work). Always working hard for more.
Lately, well the past 2 weeks or so I (Lori) have been feeling like a failure.
I feel like I have let so many of you down. I have let myself down. I have failed.
I feel like I failed because I don’t have the answers yet. As my face still is not better.
Reasons why I have been feeling like this is because my face has been breaking out pretty bad these past few weeks. I have been crying almost everyday because of it.
UPDATE — Video here of how I am doing.
But yesterday both Michelle and Gary kept reminding of how far I have come. That I am helping so many people. That I am not a failure.
I took some time yesterday to really think about that. How I am not a failure.
Because I am still here, I am still fighting to get clear skin for myself and for everyone else who is suffering from acne/pimples or any other skin condition. I have to keep reminding myself that I am my worst critique and that I need to really start being happy again. That my pimples do not define me. That I can’t give up!
I have some thoughts on why my face broke out so bad. One being stress. Damn you stress. Two being slacking on my supplements and getting my coconut oil in. Third from traveling. Fourth from eating more sugar than normal. Fifth being maybe eating fruit again (or maybe fruit has nothing to do with it). And I am sure I can think of many other reasons.
But I am going to keep moving forward. I am not a failure. This is just more learning experience for myself to grow more. I do feel my oil pulling is till helping and I will still do it. I have a few new skin products that I am trying both for face and my back. I also feel that some of my skin issues is from vitamin deficiencies and of course hormones (which I plan on hopefully getting my hormones levels checked again as it is been almost 2 years since my last test).
I will continue to share updates on my skin here with you all. And discuss more health and skin topics here soon. But for now I am going to stick to my supplements, drinking my water, eating a fairly clean diet, exercising, getting back into yoga, and SMILE everyday. Tell myself everyday that I am beautiful and that I can do this! To stop stressing.
That all these feelings of being a failure are part of my life journey. Part of my lessons on what works and what does not.
UPDATE — Read here to see how my skin is doing and what I am doing to stay acne free.
Twins question: Have you ever felt like you failed at something? How do you define failure? Do you have any inspiring quotes that you would like to share, please do
till next time,
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