Day 17: 21-Day-Detox 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 

I am so thankful for my mother. Without her, I would not be able to go to these workouts.

Being a single mom is rough. It is still very new to me and not easy deal with at times. I am deep breathing instead of yelling more often, focusing on self-love, and going through the stages of grief at my own pace.

Despite the odds, I am loving my workouts and I wish that I could continue at The Camp after the 21 days and do the 6-week-challenge, but financially and with limited options for a babysitter, I can’t make the commitment at this time. Maybe that will change, but right now, its not looking like a possibility.

The last 16-days has been a roller-coaster, but the positive side is that I can feel the difference in my body from the workout and detox. My joints are not stiff and I have more energy. Of course I am tired, but it is more sore than sleepy.


Workout

The workout today was a challenge,  I struggled all the way through, but I pushed through it as best I could. I think the rain had the entire class a little slower than usual. The trainers were getting frustrated with the lack of energy in the room from our AFF (awesome fit family). My energy was definitely lower than usual, but I have a lot going on emotionally. Between dumbbells, free weights, ropes, cowbells……. I stopped a few times during each workout to just breathe.

It’s rough but it is worth it! 


Meals

  • Day 17: Pre Workout Shake
    • Pineapple
    • Strawberries
    • 1 Mandarin
    • 1 scoop of Pea Protein Powder
    • 1 tsp. Milled Flax Seed
    • 2 scoops of It Works Greens Blend
    • 1 tsp. Organic Cinnamon
    • 6 oz. Spring Water
    • 6 oz. Almond Milk
  • Day 17: Lunch/Garden Salad
    • Spring Mix
    • Red Onion
    • Cucumber
    • Baby Carrots
    • Virgin Olive Oil
    • Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Almonds
  • Day 17: Dinner 
    • Sauteed Chicken Breast
    • Baked Sweet Potato Fries
    • Kale Greens with tomatoes and onion

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Self-Love Affirmation

I love my sore body!

Daily Gratitude Log:

Here are the 5 things I am grateful for:

  1. My Mother 
  2. My Daughter
  3. The Camp Transformation Center – Pittsburghthe AFF and trainers 
  4. Self-Love Affirmations
  5. God’s Grace 

-Pinkspen

Ta'lor Pinkston

Hey beautiful! I am Ta'lor Pinkston, MSW|Founder of LADYHOOD journey, LLC|Self-love Social Worker|Women’s Self-love Lifestyle Blogger|Poet|Prospective Self-love Coach|Feminist|Equality Advocate LADYHOOD journey, LLC focuses on helping college girls, mothers, and every woman to incorporate self-love into their lifestyle, to be advocates for women's empowerment, and to focus on Healing Over Everything. Some of the topics discussed in my blog includes beauty standards, motherhood, body shaming, equality, and toxic relationships. In February 2018, the LADYHOOD journey Self-love Box will be launching with items to help you take care of you. I want women my site feeling inspired, uplifted, supported, and empowered on every stage of the journey. 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, Sabrina Claudio, Jessie Reyez, Jhene Aiko, and Coldplay,

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