Day 8: 21-Day-Detox

Monday, July 3, 2017

Every Monday, we must weigh in. Today was my first weigh. I tried not to think about it, but it continued to come into my mind.


This morning at The Camp Transformation Center, we started today by running 2 laps around the building, which was about 6 blocks altogether.

Then the instructor told us we had to listen to a song and follow the instructions for are actual workout. The song was actually pretty catchy. When we heard the word “down” we had to complete an exercise and when we heard the word “up” we could then stand up.

We began with squats, every time the singer would say down, we did a squat and held until she said up. After 45 minutes of squats, lunges, and leg lifts, I was drenched in sweat and begging for water.

Weigh In

After my workout I ran to the weigh in table. I just wanted to get it over with. I do not have a scale in my house because I hate scales. They give me anxiety and immediately I feel like any loss won’t be enough.

Well, it wasn’t enough and I was disappointed. I know that muscle weighs more than fat and blah blah blah; I expected smaller bigger number.

I lost 1.6 lbs. in 1 week of sweat, tears, pain, and temptation, and guess what? I am definitely disappointed. 

But, no matier what, I WILL NOT GIVE UP! 

No matter my schedule, my job, my failing relationship, nothing can stop me except God or my daughter.

So because she is healthy and I feel God is speaking loudly at this time in my life, I will continue my journey at The Camp.


  • Day 8: Post Workout Shake
    • 2 Scoops of Pea Protein Powder
    • 8 oz. Spring Water
    • 8 oz. Vanilla (unsweetened) Almond Milk
    • 1 cup Strawberries
    • 1 cup Banana
    • 1 tsp. of Flax Seed
    • 1 tbsp. of Spicy Organic Cinnamon
  • Day 8: Lunch
    • Spring Mix Greens
    • Chicken Breast with Pesto
    • Tomatoes
    • Baby Carrots
    • Cucumber
    • Red Onion
  • Day 8: Dinner 
    • 1 cup of Almonds

To be honest, tonight was one of the worst nights…it is 5:00 AM, my relationship is failing….so much drama…lost my appetite….please pray for me and my family.

In the past, when under stress, I resort to old and bad habits. A part of this 21-Day-Detox for me, is to tackle my spiritual and emotional well being and to look to healthy alternatives when I am dealing with stress instead of overeating, comfort eating, and sitting on my butt not working out. Although, I am not in a good place, I must continue to focus on my goals to be a healthier me.

I will not be posting a self-love affirmation or my Gratitude journal. I need a time for self-reflection, prayer, and time with God. I will continue to post my journey. Thank you all who are following along and those who take the time to read. 





Ta'lor Pinkston

Hey beautiful! I am Ta'lor Pinkston, MSW|founder of LADYHOOD journey, LLC|Women’s Inspirational Self-love|Poet|Prospective Self-love Coach|Feminist|Equality Advocate|Women’s & Family Therapist LADYHOOD journey, LLC focuses on helping college girls, mothers, and every woman to incorporate self-love into their lifestyle. The topics discussed include Women's Empowerment, Beauty Standards, Body Love, Equality, Mommyhood, and Healthy Relationships. I want women and all my readers to leave my site feeling inspired, uplifted, supported, and empowered in every stage of life. I love to spend time with my daughter, going to local bars and restaurants with family & friends, online shopping, photography, writing poetry, sipping Tea , sitting on my porch, trying new wines, and listening to music from artists like Chance the Rapper, SZA, Pentatonix, H.E.R, Alessia Cara, Sabrina Claudio, Jhene Aiko, Frank Ocean, Coldplay, and Kings of Leon.

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