I absolutely ❤️❤️❤️ this post by @melissa_hartwig.
Real and Raw. It’s all about progress not perfection. We all have to find that balance that works for us (mine includes crawfish, chips / salsa and hurricanes 😩) Only you can determine what and how often certain things work for you and your life. Do you!
: As expected, I received a lot of... feedback on yesterday's Story, where I mentioned I get Botox a few times a year. Responses ranged from curious inquiry to harsh judgment, mostly along the lines of, "How can you care so much about what you eat, then inject poison into your face?" (I'm paraphrasing, because many people weren't that nice.) After giving it some thought, I have a very good response.
It's not my job to make you try to understand.
Human beings are complicated creatures. We can buy organic produce, and inject Botox into our foreheads. We can run in the morning, and pour alcohol down our throats at night. We can make our own cleaning products, and apply makeup laden with chemicals. We can recycle, and drive an SUV.
You'd be hard-pressed to find a single person without beliefs or actions that are seemingly contradictory. This doesn’t make us hypocritical, stunted, or illogical; only magically, uniquely complex and ever-evolving. Just remember, dear ones, the only person you have to reconcile yourself with is you.
So to REALLY answer your question: Whether you understand this or not, my Whole30-inspired diet and commitment to a healthy lifestyle coexist in perfect harmony with the Botox in my face, and I'm not at all confused about how that can happen.
[Image: me, a brown-haired woman, taking a photo selfie-style. The right side of my face is highlighted by the sun, and I’m smiling, but the wrinkles next to my eyes are minimal because I got Botox a few weeks ago.]
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