The Power of Transformation

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!


  1. 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!

  2. 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? 😛

  3. 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?

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