Good morning, friends!
I hope everybody is doing fantastic and had a great Monday! I’m sorry AGAIN for coming at you a day late with this recap. I need to plan my Sundays and Mondays better!
I wanted to start by saying that these last few weeks have taught me so much already. My eyes are open, and I am listening. I am learning, growing, and I’m going to be better. I am 100% in support that black lives matter, and it makes me sick that these injustices are still happening. I encourage you to continue to learn so we can grow together and make this a better place to live for EVERYBODY. I have a list of books that I am going to start, and I’ll share those and any other resources I find as well. <3
This recap is going to be random, probably shorter than usual, and all over the place. This past week was full of headaches and slow days. I got a few things done that I want to share, but I didn’t do nearly as much as I usually do because I just didn’t feel well most of the time. I’m doing better, and I’m excited for a real recap next week! Here are the few things I did this week that I wanted to share 🙂
I had my last cup of caffeine for a while on Tuesday, and it has been a lot harder than I expected it would be! I’ve been trying to incorporate some of the diet recommendations from the Heal Your Headache book, and this was the one I was avoiding for the longest. Dr. Buchholz explains that caffeine is one of the biggest triggers for migraines even though we may think it helps our headaches. It’s more of a quick fix that ends up making it worse in the long run. Part of me obviously hopes it helps, and part of me hopes it doesn’t so I can have coffee again 😀
Massage Envy is open again so I headed in for my first massage since March! It felt so good, and the woman I had was amazing. Peep the indentation of the headrest on my face! I always feel so relaxed and in a daze when I leave.
Kyle and I have been wanting to be more conscientious of what we eat every day. Not to monitor calories or anything like that, but to find connections in things that trigger my headaches, our digestive tracts, and just our overall health. I found food diary print outs that are perfect for that so we have them up on the fridge so we remember to do it.
I didn’t go to the gym this week, but we did get in a few good walks in the sunshine.
I’m still working on this chair! It’s super close to being done now. Getting the old paint off was definitely the most difficult. This paint stripper was a game changer. I tried the off brand kind, and it was like using water. It is now all painted white and just needs one more coat!
Baby bird update! They eat a ton and are growing super fast. We love them, and I am going to be so sad when they fly away!
I made my own vitamin packs! I used to use Care Of, but it was almost $100/month for Kyle and I so I decided to start making them myself. I bought the vitamins at Kroger because they were BOGO 50% off, and I ordered these little reusable bags from Amazon!
We found a church and attended our first “in person” service on Sunday. We really liked the church, and I am super excited to go back.
I continued my normal morning routine of the She Reads Truth devotional, prayer writing, and Start Today journal! The coffee was from early in the week before I cut it out. AH!
I ordered Curology! I have been wanting to try their skincare line and then found out they offer a free trial month so I finally did it! I took a quiz, answered questions, and sent in pictures then a dermatologist made a treatment based on my skin problems. I know it has only been a week, but I have already seen some progress! I’m excited to see what it does in a month. I’ve linked the site where you can sign up for the free trial here. You only pay $5 for shipping!
Questions for you!
1. Do you keep a food diary?
2. What skincare brand to you use?
3. What was your last DIY or paint project?