Ah Thanksgiving. . . . A day to be thankful for all the blessings in your life, to celebrate with friends and family. A day to share delicious food, fun stories, watch football and take naps. Today is NOT the day to get down on yourself for that extra serving of stuffing or that extra slice of pie you have because "it's just so delicious." Keep your thoughts positive and happy and be thankful that you get to have those "extras" and spend the day with people you love. So today, after you have given thanks for all the beautiful blessings in your life, take a minute to be thankful for who YOU are and all the things you have accomplished this year! Get outside for a walk even if it's only 5 minutes your body will thank you! Happy Thanksgiving to you all I hope it is filled with love, laughter and joy!
YES!! Eczema is an itchy, red, flaky rash that you can get anywhere on your body at any age, but is most common in children.
I had my first eczema flareup around my eyes about 9 years ago, I had no idea what it was. I was working at Nordstrom at the time and was wearing more eye makeup than I ever had before. So I thought that I was getting some type of rash from the makeup, so I stopped wearing makeup for a little while but it just kept getting worse. I finally went to the doctor and was that it was eczema and to use cortozone 10 on it and should help it clear up. . . . it slowly went away, and I did't think twice as to why at 25 I had gotten it. I would have more random flareups but had my cortozone 10 on hand so I was always able to cure the symptom.
It wasn't until 3 or 4 years ago that I first heard that eczema can be caused by something in your diet. Ummmmmm what?? Any food which can cause an allergic reaction can cause eczema. The two most common food allergens are wheat and dairy products. Well after doing a little research I was pretty excited to know that just by changing some things in my diet I could stop putting cortozone cream on my eyes. Because how good could that be for my skin. So slowly but surely I cut most of the gluten and dairy out of my diet only occasionally indulging in a cheeseburger with a bun, but never enough to cause an eczema flareup.
So if you are one of those people that are constantly getting flareups, try eliminating gluten and dairy from your diet, obviously talk with your doctor to make sure these are the correct moves for you, but in my experience eliminating gluten, diary, and alcohol have helped clear my eczema up. I challenge you to cut out what you think your irritants are for 2-3 weeks just see what happens.
I am beyond stoked at the changes Scott made on his 21 day challenge. I met Scott randomly on a layover in Atlanta and have been in contact with each other for the last couple of months. I recently created a 21 Day Tabata Challenge and needed some people to try it out and see what kind of results they got. I thought of Scott almost instantly in our emails back and forth he had expressed interest in making some healthy changes in his life but wasn't sure what he wanted or how to get there. So I offered him the 21 day challenge as a little kick start into making those healthy changes. Scott travels A LOT and works 12 hour days regularly so this would indeed be a challenge for him. He ended up only being home for 7 days of the 21 day challenge and driving 1500 miles in the last week of the challenge. Scott managed to stick to the plan like a rock star and now he feels great, has more energy and can do jumping jacks with his niece. Oh and he lost 14 lbs, and a total of 7 inches
I love Scott's story because the number one excuse I hear regularly is I don't have time. . . . .Scott didn't have a lot of time but he made time, being too busy or traveling where not excuses Scott made for himself and is now on his journey to living a healthy lifestyle.
Thank you for your inspiration Scott!!
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