The point here being! Over the past few months of living with my dad and adopting my family's lifestyle and eating habits as my own, I've somewhat on accident, changed the way I look at food. Not to say that I don't have a stack of frozen chocolate at the top of the freezer. Because I do. But I stopped the bread habit. And generally, I try to be more mindful of practicing self-care by feeding my body with love. Nutrient-dense, energy-sustaining food, that makes me feel like the best version of myself after I've eaten it. This is almost never easy. Not even almost. It can seem like it's just plain never easy. However! I picked up a little trick from my parents that's totally changed everything about how I measure what I'm eating and what to look for when grocery shopping.
This is how I discovered that Clif bars are a whopping number 30, and wow, really are designed for intense intervals of hiking and NOT a bedtime snack. Revelation.
I'm not saying that this method is perfect for determining everything you eat. The really great things don't necessarily come with a nutrition label. And chocolate rice cakes alone are going to be a really small number, but that doesn't exactly mean they're giving you any good stuff. But as far as interpreting all the fat-free, sugar-free, gluten-free labels? It helps make things a little easier.
Nourishment has sort of become a theme in my life in the past few months. Seriously just to survive mentally, emotionally and physically as the sole caretaker of these two babies, I felt like I needed to arm myself with a few really good things. Good food, regular exercise, and a nighttime routine that humanized me again. My favorite thing has been a hot shower, followed by a small vat of moisturizer, and then finally plugging my headphones in and listening to various meditation prompts or Amy Poehler (meditation in it's own right) until my eyes droop.
A few weeks ago I started incorporating Biossance's Revitalizer (to be launched July 1st!) into the routine, and the honest truth, it's sort of been a game changer. First of all, it's pretty. It must be said. It totally legitimizes my beauty routine in a way that a jar of melty coconut oil just can't, you know? Second, it makes me glow. I've mentioned glow before. Glow is important to me. You know the feel of make-up primer? Like, so soft that when you put it on, you're rubbing your face like, "What isssss this??" and you realize that your cheek has turned into an actual baby's bottom? It's like that. But as a moisturizer. It's truly a remarkable combo to have sink into your skin. The key ingredient being Squalane - a moisturizer already found naturally in our bodies- which I love. I've used it to smooth my hair, boost and lighten my winter foundation, and I would probably use it on my cuticles if I ever get around to paying attention to them.
Thank you to Biossance for sponsoring this post, and thank YOU so much for your continued support and kindness.