Be-YOU-tifully YOU project: #37

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At this point, change is becoming a way of life for us and I am learning to love it!  Also it is fall which is the season of change so this is perfect timing.  I am learning that change requires a big leap of faith and once you decide you want to make big, bold changes you just have to trust the process.  There are a lot of unknowns, but things have a way of working out.

It was an exciting week for me.  I launched an ad campaign for the spa that I work at and it has been successfully bringing in new clients!  I decided that I wanted to “leave” this place in a better state than when I started.  I am getting ready to start school and take a complete program rather than the individual study that I had initial planned.  I think this is a good decision and I am looking forward to this quarter!

We bought our 2nd house with cash which seems absolutely unbelievable and amazing!  We just turned 30 this year and we have already reached our goal of living rent free!  This is going to free up our energy to be more creative and accomplish more goals!  It truly feels like a dream come true ❤

This week I made it into the gym 4 times which has been my goal, but I honestly have been a little too lax these past two weeks.  My nutrition is not on point and I have not been working out as hard as I was.  I am worried…  I don’t want to lose the progress I have worked so hard for all summer.  I am also worried that with school starting and all the changes that I will just fall back into old patterns.  I am choosing to turn these worries into awareness and since I am aware of these facts, I can do something about it!

I am determined to go right back into my healthy lifestyle.  I start school next Monday and I know that this week I may still be out of sorts with all the changes, but I am NOT going to shame myself over it.

Before I leave for school I am going to make a decision about what kind of nutrition plan I will follow and I am going to write out a workout plan for myself that I will stick with.  I also plan on joining a gym that is close to my house!



  • Create a Bucket-list (my year truly begins in September.) I still need to do this.  I am going to work on it this week!
  • Make Time.  
  • Forget about the results.  I am doing better with this and am falling in love with the process!
  • Live Passionately.  Hard to do when stressed, but I am doing my best!
  • Master a new technology.  I am working on it.  I want to learn C# / .net development.
Here is my Be-YOU-tifully YOU pic ❤

I have to admit that I have been super stressed these past 2 weeks with all the unknowns, but I am feeling a little better now.  I have been stress eating, but again, rather than shaming myself; I will simply stop.

How are you doing with your goals?  Please comment below to share!

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

❤ Alana Xoxoxo

6 thoughts on “Be-YOU-tifully YOU project: #37

  1. Helloooo my dear darling Alana! It’s 2:30 and I’m wired for some reason…possibly too much coffee today? LOL, at least I made $111 at the market this morning, and spent 2 hours reading while lounging at the lake at sunset. With all the holidays and the busyness of the school year, I’ve fallen off the gym wagon too, plus here in Wisconsin we’ve been having a lingering summer…so outside beckons! Need to sleep now so I won’t spend the whole day in bed tomorrow.

    1. Hello Jacob! It sounds like you had a lovely day 🙂 I was feeling super wired off coffee too often lately so I am taking a little coffee hiatus, but am still drinking green tea. The caffeine withdrawal headaches are awful, but hopefully they will loosen their grip soon. Summer is the perfect time of year to get outside and soak in those rays. Hope you had a great rest of your weekend!

      ❤ Alana

  2. Woooow, congrats girl!! A 2nd house! That’s amazing and congrats on you turning 30! Keep thriving girl! The thing about eating healthy is that you need to plan. And prepare each day for the next. If you don’t you’ll end up snacking on something or eating something you aren’t supposed to. Always make sure the food for the next day is set aside. I have several week menu’s I reuse. And I try to do the grocery shopping on saturday and wednesday. I only meal prep for max 2 days, because I like my food to be fresh. Once you’re in that rhythm you’ll be able to stay on your path! xoxo Sarah

    1. Hi Sarah!
      Thanks for your tips. I think that is exactly what is happening to me. I have not been planning and then I get hungry and have more of a tendency to reach for everything and munch. I am going to start doing that this week. I might even write my meals down the night before so that I have a plan and commitment!
      ❤ Alana

      1. Hi Alana, don’t underestimate the stress of having to choose what you’ll eat. If it is decided beforehand, you won’t be stressed about looking for omerhing healthy to eat. Wisdom of Mrs Gillian Perkins on how to be productive ;D. Xoxo

      2. I really think there is something to that, Sarah! It takes a lot of thought and energy to figure out on the spot and it affects so many areas of our life: energy, finances, time. I think this is a good time for me to start planning ahead ❤

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