Fall: The New New Year

 

The other morning I took the dog out and was overcome with the glorious feel of fall in the air. The beautiful blue sky, pleasant temperature and humidity just said “Welcome to Fall”.  Much to my surprise, according to the WSJ, fall has become the new season for resolutions and commitments. Fall is the new New Year.

Fall has become the most popular season for weddings! Who would have thought?

Get to the gym!
Get to the gym!

Gym memberships and commitment to lose weight were 32% higher than in January last year.  Cathryn Marshall is a superb fitness trainer and nutritional coach and the author of Simple Fat Burn.   She worked with both my husband and me about 5 years ago.  My husband lost 20 pounds and I lost 5, dropping from a size 6 to a size 4.  You can do it yourself with her book, join one of her classes or private consultation.  Her web site is www.simplycathryn.com

Grocery stores see an increase in sales as people plan meals to cook at home, eat better and achieve their weight loss goal.  This makes sense.  Kids are back in school, vacations are over and it’s time to settle down and get serious.

Yummy fresh veggies for dinner.
Yummy fresh veggies for dinner.

Attention shifts to career development and education coupons, showing a 30% increase.

Skincare and fragrances sales rose 30% in September last year.  You might enjoy reviewing last weeks post on San skincare.

Ready for fall Closet edit.
Ready for fall Closet edit.

Time for cleaning out garage, closets, and getting organized.  A closet edit each season is essential.  Start the new season fresh, knowing everything fits, is in good repair and free from stubborn spots.  You know before you walk into the closet what top goes with which skirt or slacks and how to create variety with accent pieces.   Need some hep?  Give me a call.  404-428-2527.  50% off for first two callers who book appointments.

You Look Great!

Sandra Minnes
Sandra Minnes

You look great!  As I was leaving the doctor’s office following my annual exam, I was startled to hear him make that enthusiastic comment!   When I got home, I told my husband and he responded with, “You DO look great!” Now this is the man who notices if I have changed a shade of lipstick, have done something different with my eye makeup, or doesn’t hesitate to tell me my skin is looking a little dry. A couple of days later, he remarked that my skin was really looking good. (I might mention that this is the skin of a grandmother with college-age grandchildren.) With this great feedback, I had to share with you the new skin care I have been using for several months.

Marine Collagen
Marine Collagen

I have super sensitive skin that runs a little dry so it is always a challenge to keep it moist without being so rich that it causes breaking out. Over the years, chemicals contained in many of the well-known commercial products have prompted trips to the dermatologist to alleviate itching, rash, and great discomfort. When my friend Sandy Minnes shared in a business meeting that she is now representing a completely organic skin care line out of Canada, I wanted to know more. I have been using the products for about 6 months resulting in the compliments that I shared.

Bloom Day Cream
Bloom Day Cream

These products are made by hand from natural ingredients and contain no water or preservatives. You simply spray a little water on your face (I use rose water which is inexpensive and available at Sprouts or Whole Foods) add a small dab of Marine Collagen at night or Bloom for day and massage it into my skin. I have just added the Exquisite Eye Cream at night resulting in reduced puffiness under my eyes.

To learn more about this unique line of products, go to SanSkinCare.com. The good news is that their pricing compares to many of the moderately priced name brands.

Exquisite Eye Cream
Exquisite Eye Cream

Sandy can be reached at sandy@sanskicare.com or 404-379-3741. I find it easiest to send her a text and she will return the call shortly.