Health

Summer Sunburn Misery

By on July 17, 2019

*This is a fun repost from a few years ago. I am still in Israel and you will hear more about that soon! ūüôā 

I’m really white. Not the Starbucks frappuccino, Ugg Boots, and leggings type of white, but my skin is so pale that when I go outside I’m being cooked like a pizza. I have always had my run ins with the sun, but let me tell you about the summer from a few years ago.

I feel like I should have known better about protecting myself since skin cancer runs in my family and I have had some lesions cut out for prevention, but you live and learn.

Then this happened when I was working softball working camp:

The sun double burned me on the neck and legs. I wore long socks with shorts, but the sun still got me in the space between. Now, I have a sliver of a tan in the crack of my knee on my left leg where I got burned the worst.

Now after all of this you would think that I would just never go out in the sun with my skin uncovered ever again? Right? Wrong.

Now I’ve really learned my lesson. It’s a real hassle sometimes to put on multiple layers, but that’s something that I have to do to keep from turning red in .2 seconds of being outside.

Now you tell me, ” T this is why you should get a base tan.” and to that I tell you “NO!”. I already have my permanent hand tan and I’d just rather not take the time to damage the rest of my skin cell DNA.

My body reacts a certain way to the sun for a reason and when I’m sun safe, I’m happy.

Because I totally *much sarcasm* go swimming so much I bought this long sleeve swimsuit and swim pants from the internet. The top is from somewhere in China that I got off Amazon and the bottoms (which look like leggings, but I promise they are made for swimming) are from a modesty swim suit website.

This outfit was THE GREATEST THING EVER when I went swimming at my friend’s birthday party.  I didn’t have to worry about the sun and I had fun at the pool. How great is that?

Even though I felt like I looked like a total mom in it, I could not be any happier being outside.

Circumstances are different for everybody, but it is important to become comfortable in your own skin and ignore everyone’s crap. You have to be able make yourself happy before you can make anyone else happy.

It definitely took a lot of time to get comfortable wearing pants and long sleeve shirts all the time around other people growing up. Not because I was physically uncomfortable, but because people would always say: “Aren’t you hot?” or “You’re so pale, you should get some sun.”

Now if I just tell someone who asks why I do what I do they are like “Oh, that makes sense”.

Strange thing that in the 115 degree Arizona heat I promise having my full body covered doesn’t make my body temperature any hotter than yours. It sometimes even has a cooling effect.

Moral is to get comfortable with yourself and always reapply sunscreen after 1.5 hours.

What is your worst sunburn story? Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo

T

This is a repost from a few years ago! 

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Health

Dr. Oz 3 Day Detox Cleanse Fail

By on July 3, 2019

My college best friend, Michelle, and I decided that we were going to do the Dr. OZ 3 Day Detox Cleanse because it’s the beginning of summer and why not?

Little did I know that I would make people’s day on Snapchat with how much I got my life together with this cleanse.

How much did I get my life together you ask?

Not at all.

And I’m about to give you this experience as real as Kim K’s ring.

So let’s begin with the price: Reading other blogs and reviews, I thought the price tag on this 3-day ordeal was going to be close to $100. Surprisingly, it cost me $63 for three days. I¬†did, however, skip out on the Epsom salt and tea mostly because T does not like the taste of tea and I already had Epsom salt. I was pretty pumped because I read about people having good results from this cleanse.

Day 1: 

The first drink was not too bad, it was warm when I juiced/blended it so I put it in the fridge for a bit to make it colder. It was drinkable.

Then came the demise of the detox:

Even though I was pretty traumatized by that event, I drank whatever was left of the celery-cucumber lunch concoction and then made the dinner juice for later.

I’m not going to lie the breakfast and dinner juices were not too bad, but the lunch one was just not good at all.

I don’t know why the lunch recipe calls for so much celery and cucumber, but it fills an entire quart Ziplock baggie and trying to get all the ingredients inside my tiny blender seemed impossible.

Day 2/3: 

So I did not give up, I just opted to eat food with my juice drinks… I was making sure that my calorie intake would be enough in order to do physical activity… so that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

The juices tasted better during the 2nd and 3rd day because I think I knew what to expect this time around.

I also wound up going to In-n-out late after WCS on Friday night, but hey I got a lettuce wrapped patty. Which was actually really good and totally worth it.

I’m keeping track of what I consume on¬†MyFitnessPal, so I’m still keeping to my goals, but this juice thing was a nightmare. Especially if you’re an on the go person, who is not always home for meals (aka staying over at a friend’s house).

As a side note, on day 2 I did feel less bloated.

I also clearly don’t know how to work a blender. Live¬†and learn, but at least nothing is broken so some success right?¬†

Juice is not my answer for trying to start my forever journey for eating better, which will begin once I stop eating chocolate chips directly from the bag.

What is your favorite detox? Let me know in the comments below since I am clearly in need of a new one.

xoxo

T

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