Body, Mind

Why I’m Creating a Natural Beauty Plan

January 4
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I’m engaged!! Andy proposed to me the day before Thanksgiving, right before we got in the car to drive 8 hours to visit my dad’s side of the family. From that moment on, my brain has been thinking “wedding, wedding, wedding” with a little bit of home improvement and Pilates anatomy thrown in.

Since we had already been talking about a wedding, and we wanted a short engagement, we jumped right in to the planning. I love being organized and on top of things so, naturally, I went straight for the checklists, and I found a satisfyingly interactive one on The Knot!

Of course, it has things I expected like “Draft a budget,” “Research venues” and “Book photographer.” But it also includes a few I’m not familiar with… “Make a beauty plan” and “Make a fitness plan.” Huh? I was scheduled to start them both in January, but I was clueless about what they were talking about.

So I did what any information-hungry geek would do. I googled it. “The knot beauty plan.” And surprise surprise, I found an article all about it.

After skimming their Bridal Beauty Plan, I gathered that beauty and fitness plans are about setting yourself up to look your best on the big day. I am all for that. I was, however, disappointed by the single-minded focus on looking good. I also wasn’t thrilled with following their all their advice or product recommendations because of my… ahem… natural inclinations (read: crazy hippy ways).

But I’m looking forward to using their framework to create natural beauty and health plans to set myself up to feel my best. And I’m especially looking forward to sharing my daily, weekly and monthly practices with you. Much like The Knot’s plans, mine will include:

  • Hair
  • Face
  • Body
  • Hands and feet
  • Fitness

But even more importantly, it will also include areas of focus to help me feel good:

  • Health
  • Nutrition
  • Emotional health

Each post of the series will address a different area. I’ll put in the time and effort to research so you don’t have to! I’m setting this plan in motion as a Bridal Beauty Plan, but I think that it can be followed any time you want to pamper yourself or you feel like you need a health boost.

You don’t need a wedding to get healthy and feel your best! The New Year itself is a great reason to start implementing some of these practices.

What do you do to help you feel your best? Am I missing an area I need to pay attention to?

Image credit: Agberto Guimaraes via Unsplashed

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1 Comment

  • Reply ebforeman January 5 at 9:52 am

    Love the idea of a health boost. Looking forward to reading these!

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