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{january 5, 2016}


Today marks 34 years!!  It’s my birthday peeps 🙂

As I enter my 34th year, I want to share 34 things that I’ve learned….tried + true:

  1. Motherhood is the most rewarding profession
  2. Smile, it’s your best asset
  3. It’s okay to be alone
  4. Make your bed
  5. Family is everything
  6. Laugh at yourself, seriously!!
  7. Travel, even if it’s only 2 hours away
  8. Less really is more, unless we’re referring to shoes!
  9. When in doubt, wear ALL black
  10. Don’t sweat the small stuff
  11. Twice yearly teeth cleanings are mandatory
  12. Take lots of pictures
  13. Serving + giving to others feels better than you think
  14. Failure is the best teacher
  15. Fresh flowers are an instant mood lifter
  16. Clean the house on Thursday night (weekends are NOT for cleaning)
  17. Workout more days per week than you don’t.
  18. Thank you letters + snail mail never go unnoticed
  19. Learn to say “NO”
  20. Quality > Quantity
  21. Facebook is not for your dirty laundry
  22. ALWAYS have a bottle of wine at home
  23. Getting carded is a good thing these days
  24. When you find a man that likes to cook, keep him
  25. A clean car and full tank of gas make Mondays better
  26. Wear red lipstick
  27. Celebrate
  28. Call + text + email your friends often
  29. Don’t drink soda
  30. Sitting on a beach is the most relaxing place to be
  31. Make friends with your UPS man
  32. Don’t believe everything you hear
  33. Mom’s are the best therapy + they serve you wine too 🙂
  34. Never, ever give up!

Cheers to 30-ish years 🙂


Well, I made it thought my first day of Kaia workout + food plan.  Can I get a hell yeah?!?!?  My body aches, but it’s that good ache.  The ache I’ve missed.

We also received our first fitness challenge of the year…..

Crank Your Plank Challenge

Strengthening our core and increasing our fitness threshold with CYPC (crank your plank challenge).

The goal is to get to a 6-minutes plank without rest by the end of Amplify BRIK session.

Say what?  I’ve got a lot of plank practice in my next 6 weeks, let me tell ya.  My current plank time….1.40.  I thought in my head, oh I got this, at least for 3-4 minutes.  Nope, my body and mind gave in way sooner than I had hoped.

Was anyone else as shocked as I was to see some of the Kaia girls kick the CYPC ass?  Talk about motivation!  I will get there.  Watching them was proof!

What are your weekly CYPC goals?

I went home and challenged my family.  Bailey (my 9 year old daughter) + I are going to do our own little CYPC at home.

I found this on pinterest and thought we’d give it a shot.



Come back tomorrow 🙂

xoxo stacyb

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