5 Ways to Get Ready for a Big Day
Here are five easy ways to get glamorous for a big day. Okay, so you may not be walking the red carpet to accept an Oscar, but you may need to ramp yourself up for a big date of your own. Whether it’s for a date with the man of your dreams, a special birthday, or for that tropical vacation you have planned with your gals, these five tips will help you achieve your ultimate glam.
One Week Countdown:
1. Eat Empowered
Order Nutritious Life Meals. Stop worrying about what extreme diet you need to start and get NLM delivered right to your door. No more counting calories and no more worrying about getting all the nutrients your body needs to be in top shape. When time is limited and you can’t afford to waste any precious glam-time at the market and in the kitchen, let Keri work out the menu details for you so you can sit back and relax, and feel confident knowing you are eating empowered.
Fact: Nutritious Life Meals will make you feel better, give you more energy and help you lose weight. You will eat fresh, portioned, nutrient dense foods to fuel you for your special event and every day after that to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
2. Exercise Steady
Get 45 minutes of aerobic exercise and 15 minutes of weight training each day the week before your main event. Alternate days between different muscle groups to allow muscle recovery and growth time, for example: shoulders, triceps, calves and hamstrings one day; back, biceps, quads and abdominals the next. And don’t forget to stretch for at least 5 minutes before and after your workout. The morning of your big day, do some good ol’ classic pushups and crunches to boost blood flow and invigorate you for the night. Also, most people find more muscle definition in the hours immediately following their work out, which is a nice added bonus.
Fact: You will shed pounds by burning calories in your aerobic exercises and tone muscles with your weight training. Exercising increases blood flow which helps with circulation giving your skin a healthy glow. Exercise can also help reduce stress and it can help you sleep better, which are both needed to calm your nerves for your special occasion.
3. Sleep Deep
Aim for 8 hours a night, settle for no less than 7. For some reason sleep has become one of those things that we give up to fit everything else into our busy schedules, but sleep should really be a top priority, especially when we want to be looking and feeling our best.
Fact: They don’t call it “beauty sleep” for nothing. While we sleep, our body’s natural antioxidant melatonin, a sleep hormone, fights off free radical invaders. If you’re not getting enough sleep at night, you’re reducing the amount of time that melatonin gets to fight off wrinkles and those bags under your eyes will only get worse. By getting enough sleep at night, we will not only look and feel well-rested, but our immune system will be strengthened. What a bummer it would be to feel sick and run down on the red carpet!
4. Drink Up
Drink 8 glasses of water and 2 cups of green tea a day. The day before your special occasion, drink a cup of dandelion root tea as well.
Fact: Sounds counterintuitive, right? But by drinking water throughout the day, you reduce bloating, flush out toxins, hydrate your skin to achieve a healthy glow, and keep your digestive organs in good working order. Green tea has been shown to boost metabolism and dandelion tea will help flush you out, further reducing toxins and any bloating.
5. Pamper Thyself
Cleanse! No time or money to book that expensive facial? Have no fear, your cleanser is here. Give this easy homemade cleanser and mask a try and you will almost be able to feel the antioxidants and nutrients seep into your skin making it soft, smooth, and younger looking. Don’t forget to moisturize twice daily.
Pink Dairy Cleanser: Each day in your countdown, use this quick and easy cleanser by mixing 2 teaspoons milk, 2 teaspoons pink grapefruit juice with pulp, and 2 teaspoons Greek plain yogurt or sour cream until smooth.
Soothing Green and White Mask: 7 days and 4 days before the big day puree ¼ can white beans and 5 cucumber slices in a food processor until smooth. Gently massage the mask onto your face and let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing off.
Fact: Pink Dairy Cleanser – the yogurt will gently exfoliate and stimulate collagen, to help firm your skin. The pink grapefruit will protect your skin from sun damage and the formation of free radicals. Soothing Green and White Mask – This refreshing mask will help sooth redness and inflammation and leave your skin feeling serene.Posted on: Feb 17, 2012