• The Power of Transformation

    August 28, 2012

    On my travels home from Oregon the other day, I bought a copy of O, The Oprah Magazine. (The “How to Transform Your… Stress Level” headline caught my attention!)

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    On one of the first pages of the magazine was a piece where five of the issue’s contributors (including Ted Allen – remember when I met him?) were asked a series of questions about the power of transformation.

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    I enjoyed reading the various questions and responses, so I decided to turn them into a fun post on CNC. Here are my responses to the five questions asked. 

    My all-time favorite makeover is…

    My home office—just check out the before and after pics! Holy transformation!

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    I’d love to transform…

    My colon health.

    But I’d never change…

    My sense of humor!


    The one thing that makes everything better is…

    A pug boat.

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    Nature’s most magical transformation is…

    The beautiful colors of leaves in fall. I’m so looking forward to the season change.

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    This morning’s breakfast was a two-ingredient pancake (I’m getting really good at making these things – look how perfectly round it is) with almond butter on top. I also drank a glass of an iced decaf vanilla chai tea with almond milk and cinnamon.

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    For lunch, I reheated some leftover cod and sautéed kale from last night’s dinner. I also added some avocado on the side.

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    As an afternoon snack, I ate a sliced banana with almond butter. Best snack ever.

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    Question of the Day

    Finish this sentence…

    I’d love to transform_____, but I’d never change_____.

    P.S. Check out my newest post on The Supplemental: At-Home, No-Equipment Required Workouts!

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    { 9 comments… read them below or add one }

    tag August 29, 2012 at 10:28 am

    I would love to transform my feeling of always having to find a solution/fix for everyones problems; but I would never change being there for everyone I love and listening (which is how I get into the whole stress of feeling I need to ‘fix everything for everyone’)

    Love the colon cartoon, haa!


    Katie | wholelivingimprint.tumblr.com August 29, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I’d love to transform my career path, but I would never change my passion to help others live a healthy life and determination to be successful 🙂


    Rachel August 29, 2012 at 11:20 am

    I’d love to transform my body image, but I would never transform my ability to listen to others and their own problems 🙂


    Jolynn August 29, 2012 at 11:33 am

    I’d love to transform my future, but I’d never change my past.


    Caitlin August 29, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Your home office looks freaking amazing, holy cow! Dying over the pug boat baha. I love fall leaves but I keep hearing about fall and I am so not ready for it…I need more summer BBQs and white wine first, ya know? 😛


    Ashley @ Sweat for Sweets August 29, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    I’d love to transform my insane need for 8+ hours of sleep/the fact that my stomach gets bloated every time I eat, but I’d never change all the wonderful people I have in my life 🙂


    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance August 30, 2012 at 12:32 am

    I’d love to transform my thyroid, but never my sense of humor. 🙂


    Travis Ehrenstrom September 4, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I’d love to transform my work schedule, but money helps keep the lights on…

    I want to thank you for the great work you’ve put into the blog. Since I’ve started reading this blog (one week ago) I’ve run 4 miles everyday and prepared every single meal!

    Your almond butter in these photos looks righteous! May I ask where you buy this, or is it homemade?


    Tina September 4, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Nice job! 🙂


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