{kaia brik results}


Getting healthy….again!

I feel like a fucking broken record!  Don’t I say this every January right before BRIK?

Yes, I do.  And unfortunately I have proof.  LOL!

In the last month or so, I’ve collected some new followers, so I thought I’d do a little run down of my Kaia Fit history……


It all started about 2 years ago.  2016!

Pre BRIK (January 2016) {weekend notes} // Post BRIK (February 2016) {before + after}

Pre BRIK (August 2016) {friday 5} // Post BRIK (October 2016) {BRIK results}

Pre BRIK (January 2017) {four}  // Post BRIK (February 2017) {brik results}

Pre BRIK (May 2017) {pre brik measurements} // Post BRIK (June 2017) {kaia brik measurements}

With lots and lots of CORE sessions in between…… {kaia fit core}


Ok, now we’re to BRIK 2018

After a couple of months off, Melika said “you’re doing it!”

Which I can’t thank her enough for.  I needed that push.  BIG TIME!


I read this a while ago and it stuck!  So I saved to remind me……

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Here is my January (beginning of BRIK post)

{dear self,}


That brings us to BRIK results.  Remember last {friday 5} when I was happy AF?  This piece of paper below contributed immensely to that good ass mood.

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{spaghetti squash taco bowls}

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Happy Taco Tuesday.  There’s no lie that I’m just here for the tacos!  I can’t think of another food/day that is celebrated 52 times in one calendar year.

With 52 Tuesdays, you gotta change it up a bit.

And you know I’m all about jazzing things up.


Check out some other taco recipes I’ve shared over the years……

{tomatillo salsa + crispy cheese taco shells}

{baked chicken tacos}

{spinach pesto tacos}

{taco shells}

{taco tuesday….salad}

{ranch chicken tacos}

{slow cooker carnitas}

{sheet pan fajitas}


Today, I’m brining you the spaghetti squash taco bowl.

I know what you’re thinking, really B?!?!  Aint nobody got time for this!  Spaghetti squash + tacos….dont mix.

Keep reading.  Give the spaghetti squash a chance…lol!

I made this last week.  The week of BRIK weigh-in/measurements.  You can see all those taco recipes above.  I don’t mess around when it comes to Tuesday.  But, I also really, really wanted to get some results.  So, I had to ditch the taco sell + tortilla chips for a few weeks.

And this right here, this is what I came up with.

It was a slam dunk!




First off, let’s go over how to cook spaghetti squash.  Most peeps I talk to are super intimidated by spaghetti squash.  Which KILLS me, because it’s so so simple.  I’m sure some veggie lover out there is currently working on bringing pre-cooked spaghetti squash to whole foods or TJ’s any day now.  I mean, you can buy just about any veggie noodle at this point, so it wouldn’t shock me.

  1. Using a sharp knife (must be sharp af) cut the top and bottom end off the squash. (I blew it and didn’t get a photo of this step, so I hope that makes sense)
  2. Stand the squash upright and slice in half lengthwise.
  3. Scoop out + discard seeds.
  4. Rub 1 teaspoon of olive oil on the inside of squash.
  5. Season with salt + pepper.
  6. Place squash cut side done on a foil lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for about 1 hour.  Depending on the size of the squash.
  8. Once you can easily pierce with a fork, squash is done.  And cut sides will be golden brown.
  9. Allow to cool for 2 minutes.  Then fluff with a fork making spaghetti like noodles.

There you have it!  Perfectly cooked spaghetti squash.  I’ve seen it cooked in a slow cooker + microwave + instapot.  I’m sure they all work well, but this is the no-fail, easy way to get perfect results.


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{slow cooker butternut squash soup}



Give me a “Hell Yeah” if you’re as excited as I am that break is over.  So ready to get back to our regularly scheduled routine + LIFE.

Longest winter break ever!  Even Bay was missing school and her homies.

And how is it only Wednesday?  Feels like it should for sure be Friday by now, right?

Dropped these pretty girls off at school and ready to finish off the rest of the week!! Impatiently awaiting FRIDAY!



Anyone else craving warm creamy soups right about now?  But, not with tons of cream + unhealthy shit?  You’ll never believe it?  I’ve got one for you 🙂

And it’s a slow cooker recipe, which is always welcome in my house.  One dirty dish!  Prep + pop in the slow cooker + go do yo thang.  Come back to dinner ready.

Kaia friendly + vegan + Gluten-free + healthy AF!


It’s healthy and so good.  Just ask my Mama!

She’s my healthy recipe taster.  I always leave a Tupperware (with toppings in a ziplock on top)  and call my Mom and tell her I’ve got something BOMB for her to taste.

I like a second opinion when I dig a recipe.

And let’s be real, Bay is NO help with it comes to anything with the word squash in it…lol.


Here’s what you’ll need:

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{dear self,}

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I’m going to keep this one short and sweet……

Tuesday, January 2nd marked the 1st day of Kaia Fit Woodland BRIK!

I didn’t want to do it!  I’ve been MIA since September-ish.  That’s a LONG time!

Melika made me…lol!  Honestly I love her for it.  She always knows when I need it the most.  Thank you Melika, for pushing me (actually shoving) Ha!

You can read all about my Kaia journey by clicking below….

Kaia Fit blog posts

You know what comes with the beginning of every BRIK….the dreaded measurements.

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{weekend notes}


Happy Monday!


Intentions for the week:

  • Stick to sugar-free diet (did great till the ice cream museum…lol)
  • Set a pretty “everyday” table
  • Search for cute summer clothes for Bay #hawaii jealous of her new wardrobe
  • Figure out a way to get out of Jury Duty!! No Jury Duty for this girl…WhoopWhoop!
  • Just say NO to chardonnay Haven’t had a glass since 1/6 #recordbreaking
  • Flowers/eucalyptus for the house TJ’s has gorgeous hydrangeas
  • Work on thank you notes First round went out and finishing the rest today
  • Log food in My Fitness Pal daily I even lost some lbs 🙂
  • Purchase a steamer with gift cards.  No more ironing.  EVER!
  • Go see The Post (Hopefully this weekend)
  • Share slower cooker butternut squash soup recipe…so good
  • Plan a fun day in SF ♥


Highlights from the weekend…..


Birthday dinner + sake bombs at Jinju with these chicks.  Thanks for spoiling me rotten homegirls!!!



Family Dinner //

Two of my favorite things…..

Baby on my hip + patron in my hand!!!  Happy girl right here!!  Even did a little dance to prove it 🙂


I requested a taco salad bar and I’d say my Mom straight up killed it!

Well done Mom, well done!



Impromptu mani’s with my Mom.

Totally diggin this almost nonexistent color.   And I didn’t even look to see what it was called.  Dammit!



Presents //

Chard + shoes.  What more could a girl ask for?

Happy AF!



Vinyl //

This Crosley record player was one of my favorite Christmas gifts.  It’s a gift that keeps giving.

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{friday 5}

Happy Friday, friends!  The first Friday of the new year.  Today I turn 36 years young.  Ha!  Although, I woke up feeling old AF.  I’ve spent the majority of this week equally parts overwhelmed and motivated.  I’m all for fresh starts and kicking the year off on a high note, but it can be a little overwhelming at times too.  I’ve got goals.  BIG ideas.  Too many to process.  Hope you all have a great Friday and even better weekend!


I’ve got 5 things on my mind……


ONE – 36 // Oh Fuck I’m turning 36!!  BIG thank you for all the phones calls + text messages + emails + FB shout outs + dinner dates.  Everyone keeps asking me what my big plans are….NOTHING!  Dinner with friends + family.  Relaxing.  Meal prep for the week.  Little online shopping.  Shoot, I may even take my happy ass into Nordstrom?!?!  Who knows.


TWO – 2018 Resolutions Printable // The topic of the week…..RESOLUTIONS!  Love them or hate them?  Really don’t like the word resolution.  Let’s call them goals.  Or intentions.  Doesn’t that sound better?  I think so too.  I’m working on mine as I type.  More on that next week.  But, how fun + cute is this 2018 “Goals” printable?

I will be adding my word of the year.  Love that idea!


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THREEKaia Fit BRIK // Today I completed week #1 of BRIK.  Iron Girl BRIK!

It is 2018 and the start of a new year & new you! Each year,
we wipe the slate clean of past mistakes, mishaps or failures
and look ahead with a strong heart and mind that is clear
and uncluttered. Welcome to IRON GIRL BRIK.

Never a truer word been spoken!

You guys, I have NEVER been this sore.  In my life.  Every single body part is crying.  Happy tears!  I’m so incredibly happy to be back with the 5am ers.

I have so many goals + plans for the next 5 weeks.  Don’t worry, I’m gonna tell you all about them!  Ha!


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{weekend notes}

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Weekend notes a day late.  Only for my Mama!  Hope you all had a good one.  Between Napa + volunteering + cooking + wine-ing…it was a nice weekend!  I woke up Monday morning ready to conquer the week.  Don’t you love it when that happens?


Intentions for the week:

  • Stay sugar-free (ish)killed it during the week/failed on the weekend
  • Drink 75 oz. of water a day aka 3 Yeti cups + a little more
  • Organize my closet (it’s on here AGAIN, I know)
  • Work out 5-days this weekAnd I actually enjoyed it!!!
  • Send back returns
  • Hang shit on the walls (not shit, but art/decor) Almost done!
  • Challenge myself to not place ANY on-line orders (last week was redic) – FAILED miserably.  In my defense, J.Crew was having a good sale and I had Nordstom bucks burning a hole in my pocket. 
  • Change passwords/update names for wifi + make a cute sign
  • Make smoked paprika roasted chickpeasmade another batch for this week…so good!
  • Get blonde again
  • Chill out on the BRAVO channel – Can’t stop, won’t stop


I’m getting the hang of this crossing shit off!  Take a peek weeks Intentions {weekend notes}


And here are some highlights….

Martini night kicked my ass Saturday.  But, I’ll do it all over again when Alex calls and invites me over for ”A” drink next time.


Especially when you’re 6:30 am alarm goes off to do a Kaia workout with Melika.  I didn’t die.  Almost though.

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I did wipe out the whole hour of exercising afterwards.  Believe it or not, I was an El Patio breakfast burrito virgin.  Until now!  I’ve been missing out…BIG time.

I also drank a soda the size of my face.  Probably haven’t had a soda since 2006.



A quick trip to Napa!

Dinner at Boon Fly Cafe made my dreams of staying at the Carneros Resort even bigger.  The grounds are to die for.  The price tag….Not so much.

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The fried chicken, that they are known for….legit!

And then I found this cute swing





If you follow me on Instagram Stories, then you are well aware of how I spent Sunday.

Meal preppin!

Pioneer Women Restaurant Salsa.  I always have a mason jar full of this in my fridge.  It’s my favorite, easiest, homemade salsa.  It goes on eggs + salads + chicken, you name it.


Chicken Burrito Bowls

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Whipped Ricotta + Feta Dip


3-bean salad

(I’ll share this one later this week.  It’s a good one!)


I even prepped everything for Monday nights dinner:

Steak Roll-Ups

Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream Pie

New York Times No-Knead Bread



Omega Nu sisters volunteer for the CASA event!



After our Friday night meeting, I was so inspired by the CASA organization.  I thought I knew what they were all about.  I had no idea what an impact they really make on kids in our community.  And now I understand why guests at the event are also so supportive of the CASA organization.  The speeches.  Watching the paddles fly up in the air.  We lost count at $150,000 during the live auction.  Speechless!

Oh and Park Winters isn’t too shabby either…….

That pool though.  I’m thinking we need a pool day soon!


Take a peek at the menu.


The food.  Equally amazing.  Look at the halibut ♥


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