Be-YOU-tifully YOU Project: Week #8

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Hello My Dear Darling Friends!

I am happy to be back on track with my weekly posts.  I just got through a period of feeling uninspired to blog and am so happy to be on the other side.  What causes this sense of lack of inspiration?  I think it happens when blogging becomes a task or a chore.  I guess this is why I have not chosen a niche in my blogging or set a posting schedule for myself.  I like having the freedom to freely express myself and to write about anything and everything <3.

I think that some of my best posts have happened in times when I have felt either sad, full of joy, or very passionate and I think that is a beautiful thing.

I feel kind of bad because it has been a long time since I have posted a “Workout and Word of the Day.”  Don’t worry, I have been working out, but I have taken the subscription route which has made it a little more challenging to share.  I will try and change this soon because I miss our workouts 🙂

This was a good week for me!  I finally decided to take up watercolor painting once again after a 6 year hiatus.  A dear friend of mine asked me to take lessons with her and I decided to reach out to my former teacher and 2nd mom from my childhood.  This was the BEST decision I could have made.  I still feel so nervous (since it has been so long) that I don’t remember what to do or how to paint, but I am choosing to start anew.


I braved the snow (I usually hate driving in snow so that was a big deal for me) for my first lesson on Tuesday and I loved it so much that I went back for another lesson on Friday!  I am excited to see where my creativity decides to take me ❤

I also completed my Next Step Training as a Mixxedfit instructor and am now qualified to teach classes.  This just means that the real work begins now.  I have to learn my music and choreography and boost up my confidence enough to teach and possibly approach gyms in the future.  We shall see and I will keep you posted!

I would love to invite friends over at least once a month so that I can practice teaching my choreography and we can dance together so if you live in this area please send me a message so we can connect and make it happen!



  • Count your blessings.  I have been doing this and it makes all the difference in the world.  I want to pick up my gratitude journal this week.
  • Learn about faith.  I have not done much with this, but I know that I will in the future.
  • Actively build your confidence.  I have been taking proactive steps to build my confidence like completing that Mixxedfit instructor training!  Also learning how to paint again will help too.
  • Believe in Miracles.  I always believe in miracles and the power of prayer ❤
  • Believe in Yourself!  Yes!!!

There are only 3 more days left in February and then we get to start a brand new month.  Things were a little rocky for me in the middle of this month, but I am so glad that it is ending on a high note!

I am actually REALLY excited about my goals for March!  Here they are:



  • Meditate.
  • Breathe Deeply.
  • Yoga EVERY DAMN Day!!!
  • Sing.
  • Begin Spring cleaning.
  • Laugh out LOUD.
Heyy!!!  Here’s that weekly pic 😉

Oh, one more thing!  I have been feeling very overwhelmed with all the workout possibilities and the fact that I want to do them all!  My bf and I finally decorated our downstairs with a home gym!


Now there is a world of endless possibilities and I love the fact that I don’t have to get up and move my bones around other people in a gym.  Haha.  I want to practice yoga, swim and run and lift weights and dance and do pilates…  Here’s the thing I can’t do all of those things in  one day and remain sane.  I have noticed that my obsession with the scale and tendency to over-train kind of go hand in hand.  I do a lot of workouts and then I get frustrated about the fact that the number on the scale is barely moving.  When that happens I try to workout even more, but *newsflash* this is NOT sustainable.

So this week I am committing to practicing Buti Yoga for 14 days in a row.  After I post this I will start day 3/14.  I am choosing yoga before anything else because I love how powerful, strong, and beautiful it makes me feeling.  It also has definite healing properties.  So yoga first and then I can do other things if I still have energy.

If you have made it this far and are still reading;  I applaud you and thank you from the heart.  This was a long post and I appreciate you taking time out of your day to chill with me.

How was February for you?  Please share your adventures by commenting below!

Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,

❤ Alana Xoxoxo

4 thoughts on “Be-YOU-tifully YOU Project: Week #8

  1. I’d love to have my own gym too! I don’t like it when other people see me workout. I feel judged 100% of the time. Have you heard of intermittent fasting? That works wonders for me. Maybe you should do try it! Also, I stopped weighing myself daily. I only weigh myself once a week. It definitely helped me relax and not worry too much about the numbers!

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