Today was another successful day of Operation: Get Clear Skin. Successful being used very loosely of course – meaning I pulled out all the stops by sticking to the list I posted yesterday…but my face is technically still not clear at all. I honestly do think I can see a glimmer of improvement, though, so my hopes are high. Thank you for all the supportive comments and advice. You guys rock!
Actually, the drama with my face brought back a memory of Thailand for me today. It was Valentine’s Day of 2008, and Jonathan had planned a one night getaway for us at a hotel in Chiang Mai. It was really only about 15 minutes away from our apartment, but had air conditioning, a bath tub and was gecko free as far as we could tell:)
this little guy welcomed us to our kitchen the day we moved in – little did we know his entire extended family + all his friends lived in our house as well.
flowers the husband bought me from the market
hotels like this are fairly inexpensive for Americans
I seriously stayed in this tub for hours on end. It was like I was back in America.
The next morning he took me out to breakfast…
and then it was time for the big surprise.
He had booked me a massage and facial (also really cheap in Thailand – I could get a manicure for about three dollars)!
I remember laying on my back, feeling like I had died and gone to heaven as a sweet Thai woman massaged things into my face.
You see where this is going.
The next morning I woke up and throughout the day this rash began to show up on my face. It was like my entire face was completely overtaken by blemishes…seriously beyond anything I’ve ever experienced in my 27 years. I wanted to hide under a rock and never come out. And I kept asking myself “what could have possibly made you think it was a good idea to let someone rub not only their hands, but also various other unknown concoctions all over your face?!”
Needless to say I haven’t had a facial since.
And that’s where memory lane ends.
Back to today. I started off again with a delicious breakfast juice before doing an hour session of yoga in preparation for my class tonight.
The goods. Parsley, escarole (leafy green I picked up at Whole Foods last week!), 1 plum, 1 organic carrot, 1 beet and 1 apple
aren’t beets so pretty?
a spry little sprig of parsley
and the finished product
After yoga and some light house keeping, I was ready for a snack.
apple and almond butter
I haven’t had an apple and almond/peanut butter together in a long time…but I think it is time to bring it back! holla.
I also sipped on a Pom spritzer (a few ounces of Pom juice mixed with seltzer water) on the side. This little drink was so refreshing to me today.
A little while later lunch was a green monster just like yesterday’s, except with almond milk – yay for a stocked fridge!
After meeting with a new student whom I will be tutoring now as well as student I’ve been tutoring for awhile, I came home craving exactly what you see above: homemade salsa (recipe coming soon!), baby carrots, sugar snap peas, spelt pretzels and spicy garlic hummus. This snack plate was so filling and it took me forever to eat it, which is a plus in my book:)
Dinner was a little more carb heavy. I somehow failed to get a picture, but the husband and I made Mexican Fiesta Pasta. It was hot, mexicany, spicy and it really hit the spot!
I must be off to bed now…I’m planning to make it up in the morning in time for a run, but I’m a little worried seeing as how tired I am right now and how late it is. Must. Get. Sleep.