Be-YOU-tifully YOU Project: Week #3

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Can you believe that we are more than halfway through the month of January?!?!  I can tell that 2018 is off to a great start!

This past week I completed 7 pristine days of clean eating!!!  This is a huge accomplishment for me because I usually fall off after the first 3 days.  I successfully cut out all sugar (including sugar alternatives like honey and stevia) I also cut out flour.  Additionally, I wrote down my menu the night before and committed to eating only what I wrote down!

I am thrilled to know that I still have some willpower in my soul.  Towards the end of this week, about 3 days ago I started to experience some challenges…  It is recommended during the weightloss phase of this nutrition program that we give up exercise to focus on nutrition.  I did not believe it and I stubbornly continued to weight train and work out.  It is hard for me to wrap my mind over a glimmering possibility of losing weight without exercise.   Is it really possible?!?!  I chatted with one of the coaches and she said that people who continued to exercise struggled a lot more than the folks who gave it up.  A day later, I decided that I would give this a try.

I continued to do my daily yoga, but I have committed from taking a break from hard cardio and resistance training.  Getting down to a healthy weight really is a dream and it seems like an unreal possibility for me, but I will continue trying and I will not give up!

I have to regrettably admit that I got off track last night 😦 My cravings have really kicked in this week.  When my bf suggested that we get a pizza I just couldn’t say no.  Luckily it was a thin crust pizza.

Tomorrow I will get back on track.  At least I know how to recognize my cravings and I have a plan in place for when they hit again (which I am sure they will).




  • Get your beauty sleep. I am doing great on getting sleep.  I have even had less trouble falling asleep at night, but I want to start waking up earlier in the morning.
  • Follow a morning ritual and a nightly routine.  I have gotten off track with my morning ritual and still have to create a good nightly routine, but I am okay with that since I have been working so hard on my nutrition.  I will pick this up this week!
  • Complete homework early.  This week my Independent Learning Contract got approved and it is time for me to dive into my homework head first!
  • Commit and follow through promptly.  I need to do a better job with this!
  • Create a healthy routine.  This is coming together nicely.  Consistency is key!
  • Eat Clean.  Yes, yes, YES!!!!  For the first time ever 😉
  • Plan ahead and prepare (keep a food journal and write a daily schedule).  YESSSS!!!
  • Exercise daily. This priority has gone on the back burner for the time being. I plan on practicing yoga and meditating with the occasional pilates session.  Keep your eyes open for a new “Workout and Word of the Day!”
  • Do what you Must.

Overall, this has been a wonderful week for me.  My headache has gone away and I have been able to focus on my nutrition.  I was a little scatter-brained this week, but that was intentional because I didn’t want to stress over whether or not my classes for Winter Quarter would get approved.

Thankfully all is well in my academic world and I can charge forward.  This quarter I am studying: Python Programming, Debian, and Linux, and Robotics!!!  Wish me luck!

Yesterday and today were not great days for me nutrition-wise, but I feel confident in my ability to bounce back and get on track!

How was your week and what are your goals for this week?!  Comment below to share!!!

Here is my weekly pic.  With no makeup on.  It was Saturday morning and I was feeling so lazy, but I got on my mat and practiced yoga!

I hope this will be a fantastic week for all of you and remember:

Be Real. Be True. Be-YOU-tifully YOU!!!

Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,

❤ Alana xoxoxo

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