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).

 

JANUARY:

DISCIPLINE

  • 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!!!

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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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