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

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Ta'lor Pinkspen

Welcome ladies and gentlemen! This is Ta'lor Pinkspen, BA|MSW|SFW, Inspirational Blogger, Poet, Self-love Coach, Feminist, Equality Advocate, Women and Family Social Worker My blog focuses on Women's Empowerment, Beauty Standards, Body Positivity, Motherhood, Healthy Relationships, College girls and Equality. LADYHOOD journey seeks to uplift all women and promote self-love. LADYHOOD journey challenges social concerns like body shaming, beauty standards, racial and gender discrimination, in order to empower women to be advocates and to love their natural beauty. I want women and all my readers to leave my site feeling 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 Chia Tea or Iced Coffee, sitting on my porch while drinking a glass of dry red wine or dark beer, and listening to music from artists like Chance the Rapper, SZA, Pentatonix, H.E.R, Alessia Cara, Jhene Aiko, Frank Ocean, Coldplay, and Kings of Leon.

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