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Day 4 - Hurdles and Inspiration


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Dear Abby,

We need to talk about some stuff. First of all, I want a burger, fries and a beer. Can you please recommend a Bliss method item that might taste like these items? 

I did my first spin class today! That was hard and also maybe a little scary? I made the mistake of introducing myself to the instructor before hand so when she wasn't yelling, "LET'S GO THURSDAY!!!" it was "YOU GOT THIS RACHEL!!!" When you feel like you're pedaling for your life and someone is screaming your name it gets intense. 

Can I borrow a heart rate monitor for my next class because I was afraid I was on the verge of a stroke today? It was however, the most sweaty I have been since I was in Africa so I think it worked? Am I also supposed to consume a gallon of water after class, because I couldn't drink enough water?

I'm also sad today at the state of our country and it makes me want to eat alllllllll the things. think that the sugar intake in the form of wine may be higher tonight. Forgive me nutritionist for I have sinned, it has been 24 hours since my last sugar and there will be more tonight. *Sigh* I will eat a salad with steak and hopefully that will work for my burger craving? 

Anyway thanks for all your help! 
Love,
The Team Rachel Revamp Captain

Hello Rachel:

I completely FEEL you honey.  You have been working so hard on week and this is ALL NEW too.  So take a deep breathe.  
First, we are not trying to be PERFECT but just making PROGRESS-- so you get an A+ on that front.

Now,  weekends can be tough because we usually associate weekends with party time -- and that can include alcohol and other goodies (burgers/fries/pizza-that we may be REDUCING.  
BUT-- I am a big believer in BALANCE.  So I would suggest having your burger, maybe skipping the fries or having a few and a beer.   The key is not to have overdo and have 6 beers, a double bacon burger and large fries.   Does that make sense?  You get to indulge but in a mindful and balanced way.

Here are tips to get you through the WEEKEND!

1) Take a minute today to plan your weekend meals- yep, by now you are understanding that planning and prepping is the KEY. And it gets easier the more you do it.

2) Stock up on Kevita probiotic drinks or Kombucha. You can pour these into a wine or martini glass and enjoy your non-alcoholic drink along with everyone. You can add a lemon or lime wedge and drinking out of your martini glass will make you feel special.

3) Treat yourself to something special, that is non-food based. Sign up for yoga class :  ) , get a massage, mani-pedi, go on a hike, make a cup of tea and read a book, go see Bridget Jones' has a baby, take an Epsom salt bath, get a facial......

You get the gist, but do something special for yourself this weekend. You have been working so hard and you DESERVE IT!

4) Work on LOVING your BODY, RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW
I truly believe that the MIND is POWERFUL.

If you are not familiar with Kevita Drinks-- here is the link- www.kevitadrinks.com
Attached is a little inspiration for your day ahead.
xoxo,
Abby

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