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<2 Months until big holiday - what would you do to prepare to feel/look your best?

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Redcherries Tue 14-Jan-20 11:15:34

We're off on a special holiday in just under 2 months, a combination city (Hot) and beach holiday. I've looked at some recent photos and know I can look and feel better so I'm just pondering a plan and am interested in tips and ideas and generally use what you would do?

I need to:
Drop half a stone to stone (but toning up would improve how I look a lot)
Reduce my wine intake, for weight and my MH, always feel anxious and low after drinking.
Maybe look at some face care, I don't do anything at the moment but have noticed drier skin and I have crinkly eyes when I smile (quite like those tbh, so sexy on a man! hopefully women too)

Clothes I am happy with, and hair won't be changing but I could maybe add teeth whitening (are there any ways that don't feel like you've sandpapered them down to the nerves) and stop biting my nails.

What would your plan be with 2 month countdown?

Redcherries Tue 14-Jan-20 11:19:05

I'm not sure where the random 'use' came from at the end of the last paragraph, possibly meant to be curious?

Aquamarine1029 Tue 14-Jan-20 11:21:26

I would spend the next 2 months doing a modified cleanse/detox. Cut out the alcohol entirely. Increase your water intake and avoid sugars. Focus on eating lean proteins and loads of veg, with very little/no processed foods.

Redcherries Tue 14-Jan-20 11:32:29

Thats pretty much my food plan too, although I won't cut alcohol completely as I do love wine and socialising over dinner but no more midweek glasses which I think will help a fair bit and also kill the habit of winding the day up with a glass.

I tend to either eat really healthy foods and stick with it or I go through phases of thinking sod it, recently has been (far too long a period of) sod it so that needs to change.

florriepeck Tue 14-Jan-20 14:53:01

Good advice re PP re diet.
I would add:
Ask dentist for Boutique whitening treatment.
Sort out facial skin care: I'm a LIz Earle devotee, so I would say visit a LE counter for advice.
Daily body moisturising: Palmer's cocoa butter is good.
Make appointments for any extras that you fancy for those last few days before you go away, eg gel manicure and pedicure, eyebrow shaping and tinting, eyelash tint, spray tan.
I love doing these things in preparation for a special holiday; all part of the anticipation, and make you feel better about yourself.
You might want to focus on exercise , too: walking, maybe,or yoga?

florriepeck Tue 14-Jan-20 14:53:49

from PP

kittykatkitty Tue 14-Jan-20 14:59:58

I'm away in 6 months
I'm eating healthy
Drinking more water
Body brushing every day

florriepeck Tue 14-Jan-20 15:06:54

Yes to daily body brushing, too.

Redcherries Tue 14-Jan-20 16:19:38

@kittykatkitty Body brushing, brilliant idea, I have noticed my thighs and bum look much better after exfoliating too so might do both.

I should add, I'm fine with what I need to do, eat etc so not seeking advice, I was just curious what others would have on their list and maybe poach some ideas. I've just had a really rough year and lost the exercise and healthy life focus and would like to be back in that place when we go, I love running, short cardio bursts and plan to introduce some weights too. Will be lowering my carb intake and general picking and cut back on wine (I've been drinking more than I'd like after stressful days) I don't really eat sweet things.

I've also lowered caffeine as I drink a lot of coffee, so a couple of cups then over to decaff.

Is the boutique whitening easier on the nerves @Florriepeck ? I had to abandon the last treatment I had after being unable to eat, drink without a straw or be in fresh air for two days! It was awful.

Will definitely be having hands and feet done, hopefully I can kick the nail biting!

DD would like to do Yoga. We are considering getting a PT as a family a few times a week, DH is looking a little dad bod after this year too, but I quite like it blush

kittykatkitty Tue 14-Jan-20 16:33:25

Get some Newton sponges of amazon they are a game changer for feet.
Also do a few hair masks on the run up, always help my hair.

Lucked Tue 14-Jan-20 17:02:46

Came on to say newton sponge but PP beat me to it. Absolutely brilliant.

Redcherries Tue 14-Jan-20 17:06:17

Newton sponges noted, I'll have a look when I finish cooking smile

florriepeck Tue 14-Jan-20 19:14:25

The Boutique whitening does cause some sensitivity.
I used Sensodyne toothpaste and mouthwash for a while, and that helped a lot.
It was worth that slight discomfort for a good result.

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