Be-you-tifully YOU Project 2.0 Week #8

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


Hello My Dear Darling Friends!

How was your week?  I felt a little less sad and emotional and more thoughtful.  I am thankful for the fact that emotions go up and down and that feelings change with time.  While, it is not pleasant to feel sad or anxious; it helps me to appreciate the good times even more.

Last week I shared that quote: “You become what you think about.”  And it has become a powerful reminder and mantra in my everyday life.  It has helped me to catch myself when I start thinking those toxic thoughts.  I also committed to doing at least one thing that scares me everyday and I am starting to enjoy this challenge.

Most of these things that “scare me” are small and silly, but they are empowering too.  For example: on Friday I wanted to walk across the street to Target to pick up some sour cream and cheese for chicken tacos, but it was pouring down rain.  I think I was mostly worried about what people would think about me walking around soaking wet in the store without an umbrella more than I was concerned about getting soaked to the bone.  I decided to go outside anyway!  The rain was so heavy that I had to take off my glasses to see straightly.  I took my time in target and by the time I headed home, the rain had stopped and the sun was out.  I could not stop smiling and was so glad that I chose to do something that “scared me.”

I always feel so inspired when I visit my friend Sarah’s Page: Sarah’s Cup of Beauty  You should visit her for makeup tutorials, reviews and jewels of wisdom.  I decided a few weeks ago to start doing my makeup at least once a week on Friday evening whether or not I had plans.  I usually hate nude or pastel lips, but I decided to try it in honor of doing another thing that “scared me.”  I will show you a picture below!  Another example happened earlier this week when I decided to try on workout clothes and swim suits to celebrate my 30th workout of the year.  I tried on a bikini for the 1st time in maybe a decade and it was probably the 1st time that I did not completely hate what I saw in the mirror.  I am not ready to go public yet in a 2 piece, but I have made a lot of progress internally and physically.


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

  • Count your blessings.  I am learning that it is hard to feel sad and thankful.
  • Learn about faith.  I am learning about faith by figuring out what I believe in.
  • Actively build your confidence.  I am so happy that I am finally working on this!
  • Build strength with weight lifting.  Yes!
  • Believe in Miracles.  Yes!
  • Believe in Yourself!  Yes!

Overall, it was a good week and I am looking forward to this upcoming week.  Cindy is coming to visit me in Scottsdale and I am looking forward to having the company / adventure buddy.  Part of me is also feeling some anxiety around it.  I do not host company very often so this will be a good way for me to step outside of my comfort zone.  I will tell you more about our adventures!

I started dancing this week on my own and am learning new choreography.  It has been a lot of fun and I am enjoying movement.  I sprained my wrist last week so I had to take a rest from push-ups, but hopefully I will be able to start again this next week.

Here are some of my blog posts from the week:

It is hard to believe that February only has one more week and then March will be starting.  2019 is off to a swift start!

Here is my weekly be-you-tiful pic with the nude lips!  ❤

I hope this will be a wonderful week for you my darling friend!  Thanks for visiting with me!

❤ Alana

One thought on “Be-you-tifully YOU Project 2.0 Week #8

  1. Aww thank you for mentioning me Alana! You’re a great inspiration too! And that make up look is awesome. Nude lips are so scary right :p. You look gorgeous! I love seeing your weekly creations! xoxo Sarah

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