Happy Friday ALL!!! Do you have big plans tomorrow for V-Day? I got my honey something – I kind of went out on a limb with this one so he may or may not like it. You will find out tomorrow when I give it to him. He is also getting homemade truffles which of course he knows about because I ALWAYS make them for him. I think this year I am going to add some whiskey to them and see how he likes it. In the past I have flavored the truffles with Grand Marnier, balsamic vinegar (not together – two different batches) and I have just gone with straight dark chocolate. I usually roll them in unsweetened cocoa power but this time I am thinking some chopped nuts would be a nice added texture. I will be sure to post the final product.
This morning I was up at 4:30 and ready to get the body moving. I did 20 min. on the Elliptical, a speedy 3 mile run (24 minutes exactly), then a 20 min. ride on the Recumbent bike and finally weights. I am really looking forward to getting outside over the weekend for some running. The past 2 days have been warm (in the 50’s), so a ton of snow has melted. I can actually see the sidewalks again.
For breakfast this morning I cooked up a big creamy bowl of oat bran.
I used 1/2 cup oat bran and 1 1/4 cup water. When it was finished cooking I added 1/2 a cup pumpkin and 1/4 cup cottage cheese.
Today’s toppings were a shaving of Raw Coconut butter, 1/2 a tablespoon roasted unsalted peanuts and a tsp agave nectar.
So if you don’t all know by now, my skin is super sensitive. I break out way to easily from skin care products, make-up and food (growth hormones being the #1 culprit). The dermatologist prescribes this face wash for me to use and it does work great. I always read about exfoliating your skin from time to time, unfortunately this is not an exfoliating wash. A while ago I bought a small pad (one side was rough the other wash like washcloth material), but I think even that is too tough on my skin.
I also bought this Exfoliating wash a while ago. When I used it, just after I bought it, my skin did not react very well. Now my skin was still under the influence of growth hormones at that time so I think anything that I put on my skin would cause utter chaos. Today I decided to give this another shot. My skin feels so soft and clean. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I don’t wake up tomorrow with an evil demon popping out of my forehead.
My question to you all is – How often do you exfoliate? or Do you not exfoliate at all?
If this wash proves to not irritate my skin I will definitely use it more often, I just don’t want to over do it.
Today we are making a TJ’s run. I would like to get it out of the way before lunch so that I can make the truffles and the bake sale brownies this afternoon. D is not down with having to go to the store – oh well.
Have a great day. See you later.