40s, Apex, NC (the PEAK of Good Living)
What do we need to know about you?
I am an easy and outgoing 43 year old wife and mother of 3 handsome boys. I love to act like I'm still in my 20's!! I love people.. I love makeup, Younique makeup, that is. Exercising is not only my physical therapy but mental therapy. I love my family and friends to pieces-- don't mess with them or I will mess with you.
After waking up 5:45am (no, not everyday) , I like to go ahead and knock out exercise for the day. It's either running with my gal pals or hitting the cheap but good gym we belong to. After that, I hop in the shower. I love using my Nivea body wash in the scent, Orange Blossom... oh my, it makes me happy! I also use Hask Keratin Protein shampoo and conditioner since I just got the Keratin treatment. They both work great-smell good and cheap. I also love the EOS shaving cream in the Lavendar Jasmine... I love, love, love my Younique makeup!!! It's high quality hypoallergenic and paraban free makeup and skin care. As I have gotten older, I need that kind of makeup. It's light on my skin yet has the coverage I need. I also sell it-- that's how much I love it!!! Since getting the keratin treatment, it takes me about 5 mins to dry my hair and I just run a flat iron to it. I need quick and easy.... there is always something going on!! I'm not a huge breakfast person but I do like one cup of International Cafe in French Vanilla to get my morning going. I love watching The Today Show. While cleaning or hopping on the computer, I love to have our Pandora music playing on our Sonos speakers... favorite stations are Zac Brown Band, Today's Hits and Dierks Bentley/Luke Bryan.
Nightly routine is having a glass or two of my beloved Spiced Rum and Diet Dr. Pepper (that will be changing though-- read in Approach to Eating). I also work my Younique biz while listening to music. I wash my face with Youniques pore cleanser. I try to remember to exfoliate my face. I put on a thick slathering of Cetaphil lotion all over body and face. Quick tip: since it's non scented, I like to put a few drops of my DoTerra lavender oil. It smells lovely!! I also use Rodan and Fields Lash Boost which is a lash enhancer (it's pretty expensive but it works). Just found out Younique is coming out with one which I'm stoked about. I like to play a little Candy Crush or Facebook in bed before going to sleep. I just uploaded the kindle ebook, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, so I will be reading that tonight!
My husband works for Garmin so we are a Garmin gear family. I have the best watch ever!!! It's the Garmin 35. It tracks GPS, calories, heart rate, steps, etc.... I run with my girlfriends every Tuesday and Thursday morning. I love to take Body Pump, Body Combat, and sometimes Zumba at our gym. All their classes follow the Les Mills routine. My goal is to lose some weight and get more toned. I am at my heaviest now that I have ever been. Read in Approach to Eating how I will be changing that. Yes, fitness is crucial but nutrition makes up for 80% of weight loss. I have gotten off track with the eating and drinking.... I'm definitely in summer mode.
When it comes to eating...
I am starting something tomorrow!! It's called, Take Shape for Life. It's a Medifast program and it is REALLY expensive and strict! I will have a healthy eating coach who happens to be a friend and neighbor. Basically, I eat their pre- portioned packages of food 5 times a day and then I prepare a lean and green meal. No alcohol, no extra sugars, nothing except this for an entire month. I'm not even supposed to do vigorous exercise. I'm super nervous but I hear that I won't get hungry. For more info, go to the Take Shape for Life website.
Where do you draw inspiration?
For mom giggles, I love the blog, Tales of an Educated Debutante. For makeup, I love to visit many Younique "sisters" FB pages.
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