Hello everyone! Welcome back to another episode of the Glow Up Diaries. Today I'm going to be talking about the truth behind glowing up. As always, enjoy and leave a heart!

How I'm Feeling

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In perfect honesty, I'm so-so. I've been in quarantine for almost a year and I have had to live with my family the whole time. Because I don't get to leave home much or see my friends, it has taken a toll on my mental health. At the same time, I've been feeling weirdly motivated these days. So I feel somewhere in the middle. I'm looking forward to better days.

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Physically I feel pretty good. I just finished the Chloe Ting 2021 Flat Stomach Challenge which I really enjoyed and I highly recommend. I had nice results from it and I'm looking forward to the next program.

The Truth About "Glowing Up"

Over the course of my health journey, I've seen a lot of people are more focused on the visible aspects of Glowing Up rather than on how it makes a person feel mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. For example, we see a lot of transformation or before and after photos of people that have "glowed up".

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I was like that once too. I thought Glowing Up meant losing weight, getting your dream body, and becoming hot. But that's how society defines a Glow Up. For me, however, Glowing Up is about becoming confident and in love with your body. It's about improving yourself and taking care of your body and mind and soul.

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Losing weight didn't make me confident. It didn't make me any happier. For some people Glowing Up is a very visual endeavor, but I believe the truth about Glowing Up is much more than something physical. It's about learning to love who you are. It's about improving yourself- not just how you look, but how you think and act.

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I hope that if you are going through your own "Glow Up" journey, you aren't too hard on yourself. I hope you learn to love yourself for who you are. I hope you find confidence and beauty both inside and outside.

What I'm Eating

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I went out for ramen and ice cream on Saturday night! I had an amazing fried oyster ramen, the best ramen I've ever eaten! I also had black sesame ice cream. I haven't eaten ice cream in such a long time, and it was amazing!

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I also made my family pumpkin waffles for breakfast on Saturday. It was a very delicious week!

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Okay, and here's something else I've been doing. I've been gradually reducing my added sugar intake. There is nothing wrong with eating sugar, but it makes me personally feel very unwell. I also noticed my skin improved a lot when I cut out sugar. Although I still have it a few times a week, I feel better without it.

Next Week's Goals

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start Chloe Ting "Get Fit" challenge
start a new k-drama!
make my March bucket list
meditate

Health Tip of the Week

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Don't use social media and other people as your source of health information. Ultimately, you know your body the best. Follow the advice of your doctor and listen to how you feel (ie. sugar makes me feel unwell, but I love it, so I limit my sugar intake but still have a little bit every now and then).

Shoutout

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And that's all! Take care of your body and mind this week! DM me on Insta if you want to talk! I'd love to get to know you!

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