From Beauty to Wellness: My Journey Towards a Healthier, Happier Me

Today, I want to share with you my personal journey and the reason why I've shifted my focus from makeup and skincare to health and wellness.

As someone who has always been passionate about beauty, I loved experimenting with different makeup products, skincare routines, and beauty hacks. I was fascinated by the transformative power of makeup and the confidence it could instill. 

But as time went on, I realized that there was something missing. 

I was so focused on the surface that I was neglecting what was beneath it... my health and well-being.

In my quest to look good, I had forgotten the importance of feeling good. That's when I decided to delve into the world of health and wellness. 🌿

Why Health and Wellness?

Health and wellness are the foundation of true beauty. When we take care of our bodies from the inside out, it reflects on our skin, our hair, our eyes – every part of us. 

We radiate energy, positivity, and a natural glow that no amount of makeup can replicate. Plus, prioritizing our health ensures that we age gracefully, maintaining our vitality and zest for life as we grow older.

There is an old saying that goes, "You are what you eat." And I've found this to be true. The changes I saw in myself when I started eating healthier were astonishing. 

My skin cleared up, my hair grew healthier, and I felt more energetic and alive than ever before.

My Evolution

I remember when I first started my blog, Basta Igat, Sikat by MyMaria, it was personal. I talked about my mid-life crisis, what it was like being independent living in a different city in an apartment, my drinking sessions, and travels and adventures with friends. And then I got married and it was about starting a family. 

Then it was all about the latest makeup trends and skincare products. But as I began to learn more about health and wellness, I realized that these were just quick fixes. They could enhance my appearance, but they couldn't make me truly healthy.

And so, I made the decision to change. That was before the pandemic. Then COVID hit and I lost track because of all the restrictions. Eventually, I started incorporating healthier habits back into my life - regular exercise, a balanced diet, and more positivity. It wasn't easy, but it was worth it. It felt like forever to see changes but then I felt better, looked better, and most importantly, I was happier.

Steps Towards Health and Wellness 

If you're wondering how you can start prioritizing your health over aesthetics, here are some tips that have helped me:

  1. Develop a Healthy Routine: Start your day with a glass of warm lemon water (or better yet, take Alkalete!) to cleanse your system. Follow it up with some light exercise, like stretching or a brisk walk.

  2. Maintain a Balanced Diet: Incorporate more fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains into your meals. Avoid processed foods as much as possible and skip the soda whenever you can.

  3. Stay Active: Find a physical activity you enjoy, whether it's dancing, swimming, hiking, gardening, or even just taking your dog for a walk. The goal is to keep moving!

  4. Spread Positivity: Carve out a moment each day to soak in the good vibes. Whether it's meditating, taking deep breaths, diffusing your favorite uplifting essential oils, or just enjoying the peace of nature, let's let the positive energy flow. 

Remember, the journey to health and wellness is a marathon, not a sprint. It's about making small, sustainable changes that add up over time. So, take it slow, be patient with yourself, and celebrate every win, no matter how small! 

I'm writing all about my journey so that I can share it with all of you and hope that my experiences can inspire you to prioritize your own health and wellness. Remember, you are beautiful, inside and out.

Here's to a healthier, happier you! Until next time, stay beautiful and keep shining! πŸ’«

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