Be-you-tifully YOU Project 2.0 Week #7

“Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things.”


Hello My Dear Darling Friends!

This was another good week for me.  How was your week?  Did you do something special for Valentine’s Day?  It was a good week, but I also noticed that I was fairly emotional especially on Valentine’s Day.  I think it could have been caused by the rainy, overcast day.  I still did my workouts each day which was the highlight of each day.  I am learning that I definitely thrive with consistency and structure (without too much pressure).

I get down when I do not know what to do with my time.  I think it is time for me to start creating more of a schedule for myself.  I also did a decent job of not eating my feelings this week and taking time to pause and think about why I was feeling a certain way.

I have started meditating on Earl Nightingale’s quote:

“You Become what you think about.”

~Earl Nightingale

This has helped me to be more aware of where my mind goes.  I can tell it is going to take practice to get used to this way of thinking.  It is crazy how quickly I revert to being over critical and mean to myself.  Lots of wise people suggest thinking about the life that you want to live.  That is hard for me because I am so used to failing and not getting what I want or being too afraid to try.  This is a good time for me to try something new.

I found out on Valentine’s Day evening that my Dad had to go to the emergency room and had to have his triple bypass surgery yesterday (it was initially scheduled for 2/28.)  I made it a point to call him and talk with him and I am so glad that I did.  I also found out that his brothers traveled over to see him and support my mom while he was in the surgery.  Today my sister and her boyfriend are going to visit him.  Please continue to keep my family in your thoughts and prayers.

It is sad and so hard for me to think about the pain my parents are going through right now.  It is scary to even think of the possibility of losing my Dad.  In the past, I used to worry so much about my Dad and the stress always made me sick.  This time around I decided to think about it differently.

I decided to hope for the best and felt grateful that he is in good hands at the hospital.  When I got the news about his condition, I was in the middle of my Valentine’s Date and immediately traded our desserts for salads.  This is adding to my motivation to get healthy and fit.  My Dad was around 34 when he was diagnosed with Diabetes.  I want to do everything I can to prevent those diseases or at least increase my quality of life by being healthy.


“Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things.”

  • Count your blessings.  I have been counting my blessings every day and I think it is helping.
  • Learn about faith.  I want to spend more time doing this.
  • Actively build your confidence.  My morning routine and actively working towards my goals has helped build my confidence.  It is still a work in progress and some days are always better than others.
  • Build strength with weight lifting.  I am doing a good job of staying consistent and investing in myself and my health.
  • Believe in Miracles.  Yes!  I believe in miracles.
  • Believe in Yourself!  I believe that I can do amazing things.

Overall it was another wonderful week and I am looking forward to seeing what this next week has to offer.  I started meditating first thing in the morning and practicing my own yoga flow before morning pages.  It has been a wonderful way to start my day!

These are my posts from the week:

There are definitely some weeks that I write more original posts then others.  This week, I mainly wrote my “Workout and Word of the Day” and I am still proud of that!

Here is this week’s Be-YOU-tiful pic ❤

How was your week?  Please comment below.  I would love to hear all about it!

❤ Alana


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