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I’m back, back in the new year groove

After a much longer break then intended, I’m back! And couldn’t be happier about it. I know it’s cliché but I’m ready to take 2013 by the horns and run with it. It’s that time of year when we all make promises to ourselves and are overcome with optimism for a new year. I know I’m a little tardy to the New Year’s resolution party but sometimes life decides to creep in and hit you in the face with a terrible cold and slap you on the back causing a back spasm so severe it hurts to breathe. Don’t worry world. I’m not holding it against you. Though my sincere apologies go out to my readers for being unable to gab about all things beauty. I’ve been foaming at the mouth over some of the great stuff I have in store for you in 2013. Woot!

As many of you know, turning 30 is on my horizon and in 2013 I really want to make some changes so that my entire body, mind and soul are in beautiful alignment. I want my inside to match my outside. My first step? TEMPLE STATUS! In other words, treating my body like the temple it is. Something I’m guilty of is always biting off more than I can chew. In a rash decision I decide to be an overzealous exerciser, only eat crazy healthy food, no sugar, no carbs—the list goes on. I think we’ve all been there at one time or another. I’m not saying you shouldn’t incorporate a little of all those habits, but let’s face it, when does cold turkey ever work unless it’s a leftover? My first baby step in 2013 to become the woman I want to be is changing my relationship with food. We’ve had a love/hate relationship for as long as I can remember. No more. I’m letting the guilt go, which is something I need to do in other aspects of my life too. It’s not even that I’m a terrible eater. What I’m guilty of is stressing over every food decision I make and feeling ashamed because of them. Why do we worry so much? If we’re looking after ourselves what’s one cookie going to do? Nada. Yet I eat the cookie and then torment myself for it. It’s a vicious cycle. One that I refuse to continue being part of.

I’m not claiming to be the picture of health either. Like everyone else, I have my issues. But with one foot in front of the other I’m going to focus on fuelling my body with what it needs, not what it craves. And for the first time in my entire life it’s not for vain purposes. Beauty is only skin deep after all. I just want to feel better and live a long life. Confession? And this makes me very vulnerable— my biggest fear in life is dying young. So instead of passively living, I’m going to actively make an effort to ensure that doesn’t happen.

How heavy is this beauty post? Let’s lighten it up a bit, shall we? What are some of your 2013 resolutions? Big or small, I’d love to hear them. Some of mine?

1. Laugh more
2. Be grateful
3. Focus on the positive
4. Don’t sweat the small stuff
5. Buy expensive shoes (ha! kidding Scott! but maybe not really…)
6. Cut the stress/guilt from my life
7. See my family more often
8. Align my body, mind and soul




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