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My new path to healthy

My new path to healthy

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

I want to share with you all my recent decison to change my lifestyle.

Let’s start with the sob story shall we!

2015 was a reasonably challenging year for me both health wise and personally.

It started off in January with the rule of three – I had to put my 14 year old dog down, I had my tonsils removed and the guy I was seeing for 6 months vanished without a trace.

On top of the usual “I must have the worst luck in the world romantcially”, mid year I was diagnosed with a kidney condition. Nothing sinister but enough to answer some physical symptoms that I had been experiencing for 5 + years. FABULOUS! FINALLY an answer.

Then mid November the man of my dreams who I aimed to spend the rest of my life with (or so I thought) left me in Bali on HIS family vacation.

Now when I say left, I actually mean packed his bags and checked out of the villa while I was left sobbing in a nearby Seminyak bar sipping on a “Kiss Me Ketut”

No letter, no text, no call and definitely no post-it note. To make that situation much more fun, the volcanic ash cloud in Bali prevented me from flying home for another week. So there I was stranded in Bali pretty much by myself with no explanation as to why said EX boyyfriend had wanted to end our relationship (insert soppy Celine Dion ballad here). On top of that I had no annual leave owing to me, no money and no friends in Bali to at least try and enjoy myself with.

On a lighter note though, I made it back to Oz safely but extremely heartbroken and feeling super sorry for myself. How could someone tell you that they love you and want to spend the rest of their lives with you one day and then just check out of the villa and leave you there the next!?

And if you are wondering if we managed to get the same flight home, yes we did and said EX boyfriend ignored me at the gates while I stood there and cried like a baby. Great catch that one!

Now remember, at this point I still had no idea why he had left me and he was brilliant at ignoring my messages and pleas for an answer.

Later on however, I found out through the grapevine (as you do!) that said EX boyfriend was no longer attracted to me as I had put on weight. Shit really!? I had gained 3 kilos since we first met and that was due to the copious amounts of wine we BOTH drank having a great time (at least so I thought).

So after more tears, more Air Supply love ballads, sleepless nights and crying into my pillow I then found out that I was pregnant. Really!? We had planned to start trying for a baby in about 12 months but clearly this was an oopsie at it’s best!

Unfortunately, the bub was not meant to be and I miscarried. Leaving me in more emotional turmoil and feeling less than attractive and extremely fat, bloated and heavy and every other feeling under the sun.

For those that know me, know that I love my wine. My answer to dealing with these emotions was MORE wine. Not great but no matter what my friends and family told me – I didn’t have a drinking problem (or did I!?)

So 2 weeks ago, something happened, I woke up and thought to myself “this isn’t me and this certainly isn’t the life I want for myself” I knew I was overweight for my height, 5 foot tall women can barely carry off putting on an extra kilo let alone anymore. (I had gained 10 kilos in 6 yeasr let’s be honest here!)

I looked into everything from joining a gym to hiring a personal trainer, but with full time work and growing a buisness on the side I just didn’t have the extra hours in my day.

Then, as if by some sort of miracle, a gorgeous girl that I worked with 8 years ago kept popping up on my Facebook newsfeed. “All hail nutritional cleansing, clear out toxins, get healthy again”. She looked AMAZING! And the smile on her face said more than 1000 words. So I contacted her straight away without even an extra thought I signed up there and then and I am now on my way to a healthier, new and improved woman.  Now don’t get me wrong, I never really thought I was “fat” or “overweight” I just knew that being vertically challenged I could never carry it like taller women. I had a wine belly and a Kardashian booty to go with it!

What is nutritional cleansing?

Now I am a skeptic and I do read into things more than the normal person, so obvioulsy after jumping the gun and signing up for the program I had some doubts. Can I do this? Do I cancel? What was I thinking? OMG I can never drink wine again! But these were just that, thoughts and doubts and as soon as I started on day 1, I was already on the road to recovery. Days have gone by, not easily, but each day gets better and I feel absolutely AMAZING! I have more energy, my stomach is less bloated and I’m focused. Focused on my future self, focused on my future goals.

Nutritional cleansing isn’t just about weight loss, it’s about clearing your body from unwanted toxins, Which my doctor thought was great for my dodgy kidney and even better for my extremely high blood pressure that comes along with it.

PLUS adding in nutrients that our bodies so badly need these days, the prebiotics, the probiotics, the amino acids, the vitamins, the trace minerals, all of it!

I won’t go into it too much here and now but it’s all a major PLUS!

Why am I sharing this story with you?

There are so many people out there with far more challenging things that have happened to them and I definitely do not deserve a violin but I am a firm believer in positivity and if something feels amazing then you need to share it and help others feel amazing too. I am choosing to change my life for the better. Inside and out.

I want to take our bare beauty Australia readers on this journey with me. A new woman is about to be born and I am welcoming her with open arms and an open heart.

Sammy xx

I will keep you updated on the benefits, the progress, the good and the bad, through here and our social media platforms.

But in the meantime, if you would like any further information on nutritional cleansing and what it can do for you – drop us a line here.

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Sammy Harper
sammy@barebeauty.net.au

At Bare Beauty our aim is to make everyone feel beautiful inside and out.