Be-YOU-tifully YOU Project: Week #31

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I can hardly believe that August is already here!  I think that July was a solid month for me.  It was my first month at a new job and new place.  I also did my best to follow workout and nutrition guidelines from a book I read.  This included intermittent fasting, fasted cardio, and eating 3 meals preceded by exercise first.

I think I did a decent job.  I did not always follow it to the tee, but I did my best.  I started my days with Buti Yoga and then I followed the Blogilates calendar after work.  I quickly noticed that my man and I basically have opposite work schedules so I tried to start finishing my workout completely before leaving for work.  I also liked this timing because I could relax at work with some cryo and not have to worry about feeling motivated to work out.

My motivation honestly started to fizzle out towards the last 2 weeks of July.  I think that I was starting to feel warn out.  Last week was a big week for me.  I did some serious adventuring and I was also able to get into a headstand (against the wall).  Unfortunately, I must have tweaked something in my neck/upper back area because I have been paying for it for the past 3 days.

I have been taking a break from Buti yoga these past 3 days because I want my neck and back to heal.  I also joined a gym on Friday.  I am excited, but also so damn nervous about going to the gym.  I have not had an official payed for gym membership since 2016.  I still get intimidated by the thought of working out around other people.  Also, I have been on such a roll these days with my buti yoga / pilates regime and I don’t know how I will fit in strength with the mix.  This whole thing is honestly overwhelming…

I think August is a good time to give our relationships a little TLC.  Take stock of what is going well and what can use some progress.  I think things are going pretty well so far ❤



  • Quit nagging.  I hate to admit that sometimes I am totally a nagger.  I like to be right and it is not below me to pepper him with a couple of “I told you so s” I know, it is kind of a bratty thing to do and I am trying to do it less.
  • Listen.  I am working on this.
  • Cultivate healthy relationships.  I am working on this too.  I don’t want to be toxic.
  • No dumping.  Nope!  Let’s figure this out together!
  • No Complaining.  I have gotten better at this.  I think something that has helped me curb my complaining habit is to take deep breaths and remember to listen.  Also try to see things from your partner’s perspective.
  • Give proofs of love.  Learn your partner’s love language to live it with action!  That is my goal and we are all capable of it!

I bought my gym membership on Friday and it is now Sunday and I have not used it yet.  Overall, I am trying to rest and let my neck and back heal, but I also know that I am terrified of going in and I don’t know exactly why.  Do you have any tips or tricks on getting back into going to the gym?  Please comment below to share!

My Be-YOU-tifully you pic of the week!

I hope you will have a wonderful week!

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

❤ Alana Xoxoxo

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