Be-YOU-tifully YOU Project: #44

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Hello My Dear Darling Friends!

This week felt productive and I also feel oddly caught up with my homework even though I still have a lot of reading to do before class on Tuesday.  I am just going to go with the flow because worrying too much just adds unnecessary stress.

So far I have missed 1 day this entire quarter and that is a record for me.  We are already about to start week #7/10.  It may not be perfect attendance, but I will certainly take it especially considering the fact that fall is usually the toughest quarter for me health-wise.  I think this is another sign of progress!

I am very proud of my health and fitness habits!  I just completed my 2nd week of intermittent fasting and my first complete week of Keto and I feel great!  I started drinking one cup of coffee in the morning.  I know that some people would argue that this breaks my fast, but I am going with it.  I gave up coffee for an entire month and tried to drink green tea in its place, but I still felt really dazed.  I also think it negatively affected my sleep patterns because I would drink a cup in the afternoon to get through the day and then I would not be able to sleep.  Sometimes I would toss and turn until after 2 am.  This week I was able to sleep at night and it was nice 🙂

I made a few adjustments to my workout schedule.  I used to workout first thing in the morning before class, but this week I decided that it is not really practical with my new eating schedule.  I eat between 1 pm and 8 pm so if I were to workout until 9:30 am that would be a super long stretch to my first meal.  I might start adding in fasted cardio in the morning if I feel super energetic, but not lifting weights.  I noticed that I have more energy on this way of eating so I started doing workouts at the end of the day.  This week I did 5 strength training workouts for the first time!  I usually do 3-4!!!  It feel so good to challenge myself and hold myself accountable!

This Halloween was my very 1st sugar free Halloween!  I did not have any candy, sugar, or munchies.  I did want some, but I nibbled on cacao nibs and macadamia nuts instead and it did the trick.  I also played around with pork rinds a little, but I am not going to make that a regular thing because I want to eat less processed foods.

I got to dress up several times this week!  These were my costumes:

We had a Faboolous 80’s themed party last Friday.  I am on stage leading a song!
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Isn’t this a fun edit?!?!

On Halloween morning I ran through the woods with my Friend Diana and her 4 dogs around 8 am.   Then I borrowed her jacket to wear over my costume.  I was excited to see that I am growing stronger!

Growing some strong curves ❤
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I wore a long jacket over this to be modest!
I also decided to dress up for Dias De Los Muertos ❤

Here are my goals for November in addition to the intention I set for myself to See The Good.



  • Use good manners.
  • Give positive reviews.
  • Offer a helping hand.
  • Honor and respect others.

Have you set an intention for the month of November or set some goals?  If so, please comment below to share or send a link so I can read your post!

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

❤ Alana

5 thoughts on “Be-YOU-tifully YOU Project: #44

    1. We really had a blast! I definitely have goodwill to thank for the costumes. I got both of them for under $20 and then the 3rd dress I got for my birthday 4 years ago 🙂

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