Contrary to what the title may lead you to believe…no I did not have a long night last night. I was in bed by a respectable 1am after hanging out with my most beautiful friend, Chelsea Keller. If you live in L.A. you’ve most likely seen her on almost every bus stop in town. She shot the World Cup Bebe campaign about two months ago, and we are so excited for it to finally be out! Yesterday, I couldn’t help but run down to 3rd and La Brea and snap a pic!! (friends are allowed bragging rights) 🙂
So if I wasnt out into all hours of the night, why am I feeling so icky? The past few weeks I have been battling a pretty bad sinus infection (gross I know), and I thought the worst was behind me. It seems I must also be allergic to something in the air out here, because my eyes are itchy again. Hopefully “June Gloom” is almost behind us, it’s not fun being all stuffy and puffy!
Normally, allergies wouldn’t be such a huge problem. I’d get some sleep and stay hydrated. Then I’d play the waiting game until my body kicks whatever is looming around. This time however, I don’t have the luxury of waiting. I have a busy few days ahead of me and have to be looking my best! Tomorrow I will be filming something for a show, Monday shooting a look book, and Tuesday I’m flying back East! I wish I could release more juicy details of my job tomorrow (because it should be really neat), but I am held to secrecy. Having to keep secrets happens often in modeling. Many times the client will require that you stay “hush-hush” until the material is released. Its can be difficult sometimes when people want to know what you have been up to, but you have to stay true to your word and not let anything slip. 🙂
This morning I knew I had to take quick action to make sure my energy is up to power me through the next few days. Being so passionate about healing from the inside out, I quickly broke out my “Super Foods” and whipped up a Power smoothie!
It is so important to be feeding your body the proper nutrition it needs, especially when you are feeling under the weather. Although this powder tastes as “green” as you would expect it to on its own, mixed up with some fruit, flax and coconut water it just what the doctor ordered. I strongly encourage everyone to have some kind of green nutritional powder on hand. If you’re not able to get it down every day, shoot for at least once a week to give your cells the proper nutrition they crave!!!
Along with my delicious smoothie I have been drinking heaps of lemon water! Staying hydrated is not only important when your sick but in everyday life aswell. It helps keep your energy up and your skin glowing!
I usually start my day with half a lemon in warm water…but today I have decided to bring out the heavy artillery. 🙂
I have already powered through 4 lemons and will be heading to the store in a bit to stock up on more! Call me crazy, but they are an excellent source of vitamin C and as Jethro Kloss reported in his book Back to Eden:
“The medicinal value of the lemon is as follows: It is an antiseptic, or is an agent that prevents sepsis [the presence of pathogenic bacteria] or putrefaction [decomposition of tissue]. It is also antiscorbutic, a term meaning a remedy which will prevent disease and assist in cleansing the system of impurities.”
Happy Saturday xoxo