Sometimes I Don’t

I like to post unhealthy choices I’ve made from time to time because what I post often makes me sounds super healthy, and I’m not. I don’t dwell on these choices either and I quickly  move on from them. Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean you’re perfect all the time (in fact, it’s unhealthy to be obsessive about it). I think it’s important to do your research, stay active and find the balance between happy and healthy. 

Here are a few of my most recent unhealthy choices. All of these choices I have posted about on the blog about wanting to change and why or that I have changed. It would be super hypocritical if I didn’t strategically name my blog. Phew, good call on the name, Shannon. 

  • I have chronically dry skin and after this harsh winter, it got severely dry. I tried natural product after natural product, but nothing would restore the moisture back into my skin. I finally had to cave and just buy the stuff with chemicals in it. This makes me disappointed in myself, but I’m also glad my skin doesn’t feel like it’s going to fall off. I know this may seem silly, but using natural products is something so easy I can do for myself to keep the gross things out. Every night I’ve been slathering chemicals on my skin… but it feels really good. I will be able to go back to my usual products by spring I’m sure, and I’m looking forward to it. 
  • Nail polish. There’s no medical excuse here. I wanted pretty nails. I saw this thing on Pinterest where you can recreate a gel manicure on your own and I got excited. I went out and bought all of it. I’d like to say “it’s just this once,” but it’s not. I’m going to keep painting my nails. And by the way, I think I did something wrong, but it’s not like a gel manicure. I already have a few chips. This is one of those ways you can quickly eliminate chemicals from your every day life… oops. 


Don’t they look pretty, though? 

  • Umm… okay, here goes… I may have eaten a Subway sub… twice. You know, after it came out what was in their bread. It wasn’t my proudest moment, but I kept hearing about Subway all over the news and it sounded good. I never feel guilty about what I eat, but I do feel guilty when I support a company that needs to change. I won’t drink diet soda, but I knowingly ate bread with chemicals. No good, Shannon, no good. 
  • I haven’t juiced in months. I really don’t see myself ever going back to juicing. It’s time consuming, expensive and messy. There, I said it. Green smoothies are so much easier. I’ve really tried to make it work for me. I’ve even posted tips, but nope, nope, nope. I’m just done. 

What’s something you’ve been a hypocrite about lately? 




  • Hey. I have the same problem with my dry, cracked scaly burning skin on my hands. I have been using NOW vitamin e cream. It’s a little pricey but it is nice and thick and does absorb and my hands feel so relieved when I apply. I do think you may like it. I too tried several creams that sucked. This one is a keeper.

    • Thank you!! I will check it out :)

  • I gave in and have been using tanning lotion for a week, in preparation for Spring Break. Oops… bet the chemicals in there aren’t too good for me. But the thought of laying it all out there after a long cold winter… tanning lotion was a must! :)

    • This made me laugh, Livi, it’s totally something I would do!

  • I tan every once in awhile. It really helps clear up my skin, but I knowwww how terrible it is in a million other ways for the body. I only do it a couple times a month, but I definitely am a hypocrite in that sense.

  • I’ve been using the Lalicious Coconut Cream Body Butter (by the same brand that makes the sugar scrub I sent you) – smells so good. I have to admit – I stopped at Starbucks yesterday for a Gingerbread Soy Latte even though I’d just read an article from Food Babe about how their soy milk contains carageenan, which is bad for you. But after being sick with the flu/cold all week, I needed something to get me through my morning at the office! I’m making up for it this weekend my attempting to make my own almond milk at home. :)


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