It has been three months now since I kicked off my 4-3-2 diet and exercise plan and I’ve definitely seen some benefits. (To refresh your memory, my plan is to exercise at least 4 times a week, drink no more than 3 times a week and have sweets only 2 times per week.) I’ve done pretty well on the first two and not so good on that last one. Sugar is a hard habit to kick! As planned, I did go ahead and treat myself to a new Missoni scarf, similar to the one above. I love it and wear it all the time!
Even with all my hard work, I’m stepping up my regimen now. My birthday is exactly a month from today and I’ve already planned a fab trip to Mexico with my co-editor, Hope, and our hubbies. There’s nothing like the thought of being seen in a bikini and turning another year older to get a girl motivated! On the plus side, exercising is easy for me, at least, especially at this time of year. I truly love being outdoors and the endorphin rush I get when I up my heart rate.
It also helps that it stays light out longer, because I can take my pup, Spencer, for long walks in the morning and the evening now. I’m also trying to sneak in more exercise when I can: whether it’s a set of push ups during that walk, getting off the subway a stop earlier to take in the sunshine or going for a stroll with a friend instead of a cocktail (yes, I actually do this!).
As a side benefit, the more I exercise, the healthier my skin looks. Immediately after a workout, I notice a healthy glow. Of course, I’m always careful to use sunblock beforehand if I’m going to be outside, making sure I get my face, décolletage and arms; I generally don’t workout with a face full of makeup and I try to wash my face immediately after a workout. When you wash your face more than once a day, it’s imperative to use sensitive skincare products. Cleansing can strip away your skin’s natural oils, but a sensitive skincare product like Simple Refreshing Facial Wash Gel will wash away sweat and grime without irritating your skin while giving it a cooling boost.
Sunblock is another toughie when it comes to sensitive skincare products. For everyday and for walking my dog, I like Simple Vital Vitamin Day Cream with SPF 15, which, moisturizes and protects skin all day. Using a sensitive skin moisturizer with SPF saves a step in the morning to use a moisturizer with sunblock.
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