Debbie Gibson Is Not Going to Get Stuck in the Past
When he gave some to hfis 45-year-old sister, Susan, she was able to melt 54 LBs by simply drinking this red soda daily before 10am...
But my favorite thing, my kitchen hack, is using avocado oil cooking spray in my hair. I spray my hands and do a lumpy thing on my ends. It gives it such an amazing texture.
Make peace with lines
I had botox twice in my thirties and then the third time – I think I was around 40 – I got this terrible reaction. I think it’s because I didn’t know at the time that Lyme was on board and my body couldn’t handle it. I have accepted the fact that if you are an expressive person you will have lines and flaws. I celebrate all of this at this point. I’m not going to put my health at risk just to freeze a few lines.
For a long time, I was afraid of food because of Lyme. I didn’t know much then. I had to do food allergy and susceptibility tests. I was super, super strict, and ate organic proteins, vegetables, and low glycemic fruits. I am happy to say that I now know what works for me. I’ve rebuilt my body to the point where nothing can pull me down completely.
I have been working with a nutritionist since I was 17. I referred them to Janet Jackson and Paula Abdul. She is amazing – Lisa Giannini. She has so many great tricks and she is very into colon health. It’s about learning your own health and nutrition puzzle.
Learn to relax
I used to train for three hours before a dance rehearsal! I was like an Olympic athlete. I’ve been doing just enough exercise to be fit since Lyme, but I can’t use up all my reserves. I got a peloton and I love it so much. I also have an elliptical trainer and do my own customized version of a light weight workout with a Pilates ring. And I walk my dogs a lot.
I try to do things that feel fluent. I discovered Kundalini Yoga from this woman on YouTube, Sat Dharam Kaur, who does these amazing breathing exercises. I used to be addicted to this super sore feeling, I can’t walk the next day. It hurt me a lot. I’m a more-is-more type, but my body is like, “Sorry, you have to learn moderation.”
I think everyone has a journey – we all have rough edges that we’re trying to contain – but I think one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is that I don’t like people anymore. I have no problem with saying I need to do a self care day.