I'm b-....yeah. That was so 3 weeks ago.
I'm here again, and looking even sexier than
last week. How is that possible you ask me?
It's simple! It's the Regimen! Dan Kern's
Acne.org Regimen, to be specific.
So, let me give you an idea of how my past
few weeks have been going, since I made
that first blog post. Essentially, I've been
following the regimen as strict as I possible
with a few exceptions. There have been days
where I've missed it due to laziness or other
things that oh so tend to happen in life. Not to
say I don't regret those times where I've missed
following the Regimen! Each time it happens
I always make sure to punch myself extra hard
in the gut (I do this often) to get back on track.
I don't beat myself up too hard, however. What's
done is done, right?
The first week was notably easy. I was excited to
get back on the regimen, so doing the regimen
for those first few days was more of a hobby than
a chore. A matter of fact, the first day or two of
my face stinging felt more like relief than actual
pain. You know when you've just got done with
a really good workout and are feeling sore yet good?
Yeah, it was sort of like that. Got back into the
rhythm, learned how to use the body buddy (one
of the BP applicator tools Dan offers on his store) in
a way that reached all the acne prone areas of my
back, and let the good times roll. Yeahhhh.
My second week, started off a little more
interesting. I was quite annoyed with myself
when I missed the first few days due to my
sleep schedule radically shifting. I have a
tendency to get down on myself whenever
I've had success with things in the past yet
can't get back up to that level in the future.
That came up again when I was missing the
Regimen for a few days; My thoughts were
quietly wondering at one point if I truly could
start this habit again! Remarkable, isn't it?
Anyway, no matter those thoughts, I put them
in the back of my mind and focused on taking
more action. At certain points during this week
I would be basically sleepwalking - yet I still
grit my teeth and trudged down my hall into
the bathroom to wash my face, let it dry, put
on BP and moisturize, yet again.
Third week, up until now...
Would have to be the easiest week. This week
I started upping my daily BP dose to 2/3rds of
a finger and have continued to stay at that dose.
I also fell asleep on my couch last night. I gave
myself a healthy dose of self-motivation for that,
you can bet. I wager that some folks get down
on themselves too much too soon instead of trying
to focus on action and simply putting the
medicine on. There are three things in life I'm
thankful for when I feel like crap: my dog, the
sun and acne medicine. And an education. All
three, and now since summer is over, four, I
can count on to force me out of my bed and face
the wonderful day that is calling out "Take ad-
vantage of me!".
School has been quite interesting so far. But this
is a blog about me pursuing skin-perfection. I'll
leave it at that.
P.P.S.: This new "Unicomp SpaceSaver" keyboard
I got in the mail last week is very satisfying
to use. I opted for the one without markings on the