Lesley Youngblood

Granola girl, Earth Mama, Crazy Cat Lady, Dragon Whisperer

Tales of Chaotic Good

Day Twenty Nine on the Path: Getting Medieval In the Flow

Posted by lyoungblood1500 on February 4, 2020 at 1:30 AM

Hello, my name is Lesley and I am an Arbonne Independent Consultant.

I’m just getting used to the way this sounds as I start a 30 Days to Healthy Living challenge with my new products and start learning what it is I’m sharing with people. And there is much to learn…it’s a bit daunting, but also so fun to learn something new. If you get an invitation, don't feel pressured - know it's because I want to include you in the entire experience of this, and because I like you, and because I know you'll be a supportive face in the crowd.

Meditation – I feel the need to keep things simple this week. So much is changing and happening that I want my self care to support that rather than cause more anxiety. So, I open up my phone and go to the Oak App. This is a great little meditation app with guided and unguided music tracks, breathing exercises, and courses – if you want to pay for them, which I don’t – on meditation and mantras. I use it when I just need something quick and easy for my meditation. Like today. I pick “Loving Kindness” for today. 10 minutes of self love, sending happiness, health, and peace to others and to the entire world. It’s a very simple meditation, but really packs a punch to start your day on a positive note.

Exercise – I'm getting medieval on this exercise stuff and going for “21 Days to Phenomenal Abdominals” by Janine Murray on Daily Om. It’s affirmations and a workout all in one! She also has a rather in-depth nutrition plan, but I’ve never followed it – too complicated for my schedule. Remember that whole “I need to keep it simple this week” comment? Yeah, her diet plan isn’t, but her workout is comprehensive and pretty darn challenging. It cycles through alignment and balance, core strength, and cardio (aka empowerment) workouts – two of each every week with one day of rest and relaxation. Each workout is about 20 minutes long, and starting on the second day, she also has a 5-6 minute meditation after the workout. You’ll see what I mean when I use it tomorrow.


Healthy Meal – Day one of my 30 Days of Health with Arbonne. A vanilla shake with the digestion plus, a scoop of greens, and a shot of ChagIt, all mixed with cashew milk. Healthy meal #1…check! I also made a detox tea with my collagen supplement added in. It’s pretty astringent, so not sure I’d use that combo again. Healthy meal #2 is a chocolate shake, this time with water instead of cashew milk – just to see the difference. It’s slightly less creamy, but the taste isn’t really impacted at all. Both are good – and I’m not even a big fan of chocolate, so that’s saying something.


Creative – This afternoon we take another revision pass on the flyer for hubby’s headshot business. He has until tomorrow to get a final draft ready for printers to set and send back a proof. Can’t wait to see it. I also got a last minute audition in Santa Monica, which makes me smile. It’s a commercial audition – which means almost literally anything can happen – and that’s just the fun of it. Ever see that commercial where the guy dances with the cow? Ever stop to imagine what that audition room was like? Just imagine you walk into a room and the guy behind the camera says “I need you to dance kinda sexy with that imaginary cow over there.” Yep – that’s commercial land.


1- I am always grateful for auditions, but especially for commercial auditions. Even though it means a drive to Santa Monica right at the edge of rush hour traffic, I am looking forward to it! Yay!

2- I am thankful that the vanilla shake is so tasty that even my hubby liked it. (WHAT!?!) That’s right, he may end up joining me on this 30 days of healing. And once I sell something, I’m all for buying another kit so he can feel the full benefits right alongside me. As a side note, I will be posting some progress shots, recipes, and such of this 30 day Arbonne program here, but I’ll have more on my Instagram if you wanna see more!

3- I am so grateful for social media, my ability to function within it, and awareness of its utility, and for the friends I’ve met from faraway places I never could have met any other way. I know it can be a giant time suck if allowed, but it is also a fantastic tool for creating a smaller world where we can all connect.

4- I am thankful that my theatre bag – yep, that one from the show two weeks ago – is finally cleaned out and everything put back away instead of it sitting on my office ottoman for another few days and mocking my lack of attention to de-cluttering.









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