Posts tagged with "birthday"

Weekend Recap {March 13-15}

Posted March 16, 2015 in weekend, Weekend Recap, running and 8 more

My weekend was filled with catching up with family and friends. My niece celebrated her 9th birthday, my relatives from Omaha came to visit and the BF and I spent time with friends we hadn't seen in awhile.

I didn't get much of my to do list done this weekend, but I did get the most important thing done - my 8 mile half-marathon training run!

The BF and I also ended up eating out a lot this weekend because we were running around a bunch.

Here's how my weekend went...

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Happy Birthday To Me!

Posted May 1, 2015 in birthday, memories, accomplishments and 8 more

Today is my 32nd birthday! (That is what I look like today…on my 32nd birthday! ; )

I absolutely love birthdays. I thoroughly enjoy having a day (or a week…or a month) that is all about me. Truth: I've been celebrating a birthday week! I have discovered that so many people don't like their birthdays or don't think birthdays are that big of deal!! I think it's because people rely on others to make the day special. I am a believer in making the day what you want it to be!

I always plan out exactly how I want to celebrate my day. I think about the things that make me truly happy and I think about ways to treat myself, and I make it happen! My birthdays almost always involve taking the day or part of the day off of work, getting a massage, indulging in some delicious sweet treat and spending time with the BF and my family. My favorite things!

My birthday week began on Monday with Ben & Jerry's The Tonight Dough (amazing!). Tuesday was Wild from the Redbox (we never watch movies during weekdays!). Wednesday was a spa night. Thursday I treated myself to a new pair of yoga leggings. These Reebok pineapple capris. And today is my birthday, which will be full of special treats.

Birthdays, to me, are also the perfect time to reflect on the past year. I'm constantly distracted by my to do lists and future plans, that I don't always take time to appreciate what I've accomplished.

(The BF and I camping in Colorado in 2013. One of my fave memories)

One thing that I've realized in the past year is that life is about relationships and experiences. I've spent way too much time wishing I was skinnier or prettier or had certain material items. But my happiest moments aren't times that I felt thin or pretty or when I bought something I wanted. My happiest moments are those spent with the people I care about or experiencing something new or exciting.

One of my goals in my 32nd year is to shop less. I really love shopping, and I often use shopping as a way to treat myself or make myself feel better when I'm feeling down. But things don't improve the quality of my life.

New fave quote: "One of the best things in life is realizing you're perfectly happy without the things you thought you needed most."

I also want to be more present. I'm definitely someone who is always thinking about the future, thinking about my to do list, my schedule and accomplishing my goals. I have a hard time enjoying the present because I feel like I need to be going, going, going.

New mantra - "Stillness is the key to success" - Gabby Bernstein

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Weekend Recap {May 8-10, 2015} - My Sweet Sixteen x2 Party

Posted May 11, 2015 in birthday, Sweet Sixteen, celebrate and 3 more

I celebrated my birthday again over the weekend!

I also learned an important adult life lesson this weekend - I need to clean my house more often. The BF and I keep our house pretty tidy, but cleaning doesn't always happen on a regular basis. So when we're having people over, we have to clean our entire house. It's a bit overwhelming.

We spent ALL day Saturday getting ready for my birthday party and were totally exhausted on Sunday. But the party was totally worth it. We had so much fun with my family and our friends.

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How to Live a Full Life Without Regret

Posted May 20, 2015 in dream, bucket list, universe and 6 more

As my birthday approached this year (it was May 1), I started thinking a lot about what I want to do. Not where I want my career to go or where I see myself years from now. I was thinking about fun things I've always dreamed about doing.

I've never written these things down, and I've probably never shared most of these things with anyone. But I've always had a running mental list of life goals.

I love the quote, "In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take, relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make."

Now that I'm in my 30's and living (or at least pretending to live) as a real adult working full-time, paying bills, doing household chores, etc., I am so much more aware of how little time we have. I don't want to get too deep here because I have a fun list to share, but in my teens and 20's I felt like I had all the time in the world to experience the world.

Now it feels like there isn't enough time. I'm not talking about death. Just that between working and fulfilling obligations, we don't always make the time to be adventurous or make our dreams happen. I don't want to look back at my life and think "Wow, I worked really hard, paid my bills on time and had a clean house." I want to look back and think, "Wow, my life was full of adventure." I want to live a full life.

Which is why I'm sharing my list of dreams. I originally shared this list in my newsletter (you can sign up here). I'm putting them out in the universe so that I can begin to manifest them.

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Happy Birthday to Sweet Success!!

Posted June 5, 2015 in blogging, blogiversary, giveaway and 11 more

Sweet Success is 4!!

I can't believe I've been blogging for four years! It's been an incredible adventure. I'm so grateful for you! All of your comments, likes, favorites, retweets and love make working on Sweet Success so worthwhile.

Ever wonder how Sweet Success got started? Well....

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Weekend Recap {Jan. 29-31, 2016}

Posted February 1, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, yoga and 8 more

Happy Monday!

I had an indulgent weekend celebrating the BF's birthday. We had a party with friends, a date night and brunch with my family. All the eating out has me feeling a pretty bloated and heavy today. 

So today is all about moving on and getting back on track. When I have an indulgent weekend, I don't spend time feeling guilty about my food choices. I actually enjoyed every single indulgent bite, and was happy to be celebrating my guy. 

To get back on track, I'll feed my body with nourishing foods and drinks all day. I started my morning with an apple cider vinegar drink and oats, chia seeds, blueberries, almond milk, cinnamon and almond butter. I'll sip on some green juice later in the morning, and drink lots of water throughout the day.

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Weekend Recap {March 11-13, 2016}

Posted March 14, 2016 in Weekend Recap, weekend, running and 5 more

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

The BF and I didn't have any major plans for the weekend...he had to work and I had to run. 

When I wasn't running, I was eating, doing a bit of work, celebrating my niece's birthday, listening to Serial and watching Jessica Jones on Netflix.

Here is a look at my weekend...

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Coffee Chat {April 29, 2016}

Posted April 29, 2016 in Coffee Chat, birthday, energy work and 5 more

Hello! It's been awhile since I shared a Coffee Chat post. It's a chance for me to catch up with you and share what's been going on around here. 

I normally post a coffee selfie, but it's been a few months since I took one! What?!? I've been smoothie obsessed lately, and I only had recent selfies with smoothies.

While it would be more fun to have coffee (or a smoothie) and catch up in person, this post will have to do. 

Please let me know what you've been up to in the comments below! 

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Lincoln Half-Marathon 2016 Recap

Posted May 3, 2016 in half-marathon, running, run and 4 more


I finished my 10th half-marathon!!! I ran the Lincoln Half-Marathon on Sunday, May 1, which also happened to be my 33rd birthday!

My family and the BF helped me celebrate my day and supported me during my run. It was a fun weekend, and I was really proud of myself for completing the race.

Here are details from the weekend and the race...

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It's My Birthday!

Posted May 1, 2017 in birthday, personal development, health coach and 5 more

Today is my 34th birthday! I love using my birthday as a time to reflect on the past year and set intentions for the coming year.


I love birthdays! 

Birthdays are like the new year in my book. It's a time to look back at the past year and take some time to set new goals and intentions for the coming year. 

I also think it's a time to really celebrate. I always take a vacation day from work, and spend the day doing exactly what I want. I'm also a fan of giving yourself a birthday week or a birthday month!

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