My #Cinchspiration Update!

It’s time for me to give my Cinchspiration update and well, I feel like a failure.  I do.  I’ve been sick for the past month and I haven’t exercised at all.  I didn’t follow the Cinch plan because I didn’t feel like eating healthy.  I just wanted to sit with a blanket and drink honey tea or sleep.


The month started with me taking care of my sick little girl.  I hated seeing her sick, it hurt me to see her uncomfortable.  It wasn’t long before my husband and I were sick as well.  Together we went through two jars of honey and I wrote the post Homemade Cough Remedies after a lot of reading and asking everyone I knew for advice.  The doctor said that I had bronchitis and I went through two rounds of antibiotics and one round of steroids before I began to feel better.  It was bad!  I felt sluggish and I sounded like a man, an old man at that.  Even after the steroids kicked in and I felt remarkably better I had to go back to the doctor because I started having intense chest pains.  It turns out that I messed up the cartilage between my ribs from coughing so hard.   I didn’t even know that was possible!  “Messed up” wasn’t the way the doctor phrased it but I can’t remember his twenty-dollar word for it.  He gave me prescription pain medicine for it but I’ve held off taking it because the pain is bearable.  I’m using a heating pad at night to help ease the pain so I can sleep.


Long story short, I’ve felt pretty crummy recently and not only that but I have the overwhelming guilt of giving up on the Cinch program.  I’m not out and I will continue on but I feel so discouraged to get behind like this and lose a whole month.  Everybody falls though, right?  It’s important to get back up and move on.  Here’s to next month!  I can do it!  I’ll be posting a video soon since I no longer sound like a man.

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Ashley is very happily married and the mother to a beautiful little girl, and she is the main voice behind Embracing Beauty.


  1. Jennifer Clay says

    It’s okay! Everybody has bad months!

  2. Danielle Fouts says

    Aww.. sometimes you have to take a break, especially if you are sick. It’s the only way to make it work in the long run. Next month, you will be back on your feet with the program and doing great – I know you can! 🙂

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