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Hey guys!

The last couple days have been so jam packed that I didn’t have time to blog. I decided to prioritize sleep, so at least it was for good reason :)

Anyway, on Jan 16th, I celebrated my birthday!

And you know what I’ve realized? That time keeps going and no matter what you do, you can’t buy more time. Doesn’t matter how much money you have – the clock keeps ticking, the world keeps turning, and you keep getting older.

However, here are some 9 tricks that I learned that will allow you to play with the perception of time:

  1. HOW TO STOP TIME: πŸ’‹ KISS.
  2. HOW TO TRAVEL IN TIME: πŸ“– READ
  3. HOW TO ESCAPE TIME: 🎡 MUSIC.
  4. HOW TO FEEL TIME: ✍🏻 WRITE.
  5. HOW TO RELEASE TIME: 🌬 BREATHE.
  6. HOW TO SLOW TIME: πŸ– DO LESS.
  7. HOW TO SPEED UP TIME: πŸ’» DO MORE.
  8. HOW TO WASTE TIME: πŸ˜– BE AROUND PEOPLE WHO MAKE YOU FEEL BAD.
  9. BEST WAY TO SPEND TIME: πŸ‘©β€β€οΈβ€πŸ‘¨ BE AROUND PEOPLE WHO MAKE YOU FEEL LOVED.

Let think sink in.

Now, let’s recap some festivities!

Brought my flourless blue velvet cake to the office for the Blogifam to enjoy and the team said they liked it! I kept saying “DON’T LIE TO ME!!!!” But everyone ended up finishing their entire slice. So it was indeed a hit!!!

Released 2 new vegan suede yoga mats on POPFLEX on my b-day! This one above is called Terrazzo. I love the fresh new pattern so much! Plus the baby blue matches my Dream Collection outfit so well.

This one is called Desert Sky. I feel at peace practicing Pilates on this mat. Don’t you love!? Also, if any of you have not tried a vegan suede mat…OMG. You must switch now. The microfiber texture actually get GRIPPIER as your hands get sweatier.

Then, because everyone knows I love blue velvet cake…my friend Laura surprised me with 2 slices of ACTUAL REAL blue velvet cake from MILK – the bakery that inspired my wedding cake! Hahahaha. OMG. I totally devoured. So good. But like…was it better than my flourless blue velvet cake? Honestly guys…maybe my tastebuds are weird…but I kinda liked mine better!!!

Then I went out to dinner with Sam, Jackelyn, and Nick (forgot to take a fam pic!) and they surprised me with my other fave cake ever – green tea matcha mille crepe cake!!!!

OMG. Absolutely delish. Guys. Green tea matcha mille crepe cake goes head to head with blue velvet. These two are my fave two cakes in the entire world. And in case you were wondering how to healthify it…I’ve already made a Cheap Clean Eats video on it! ;)

 

I don’t know if I have ever had so much cake in one day, but it was so good and so fulfilling…for by belly and my SOUL!!!! I’m going to skip the food log for the past couple days because, well – in all honesty – there are too many pics to upload :P I’ll start back up again tomorrow!

I can’t believe I have been meatless now for 17 days! Only 3 more to go.

I’ve taken some intense cardio classes and I don’t notice a difference in my energy levels. I felt great when eating meat and I feel great now. So at least there is no negative impact. What I do know is that I am eating more carbs than I normally would on my regular low carb omnivore diet, and I am noticing that my muscles look and feel softer. You can’t tell obviously, but I can. I’m probably not getting enough protein for my body. I will review my average macronutrient intake on this 20 day meatless challenge versus on 90 day journey in my final blog post. I am actually curious how different my protein, carb, and fat intake has been compared to before, and how that is changing my body composition.

Time for bed! It is 11:31 PM, Friday night.

Going back to what I wrote at the beginning of this post…I really need to work on DOING LESS. My days go by too fast because of work. And then it ends up sucking away time from the people I love. Sam already went to bed and I always have to crawl in quietly after. It’s been like this for a few weeks. We were supposed to watch a show together tonight, but we couldn’t because I was editing and writing. I’ll need to figure out how to get more help in my business this year because it will begin to severely eat away at my personal life and my most important relationship.

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  • Cindy Eckles says:

    I also forgot to tell you Congrats on your sister’s up coming wedding. Plus I love your new mats. I think that I may need to get a new one.

  • Cindy Eckles says:

    I think that cake looks really good and I am glad that you had a fun day.

  • Dana says:

    I don’t think it is weird that you liked your cake better. From the photos I think the crumb of your cake looks lighter and the Milk one looks very dense and buttery. I way prefer that kind of cake!

  • PopStar123 says:

    Cassie, time stops for me when I am doing your pop pilate videos doing burpees and plank challenges!!! :D 30 seconds seems like a year lol

  • delegate, delegate, delegate! Did you need an assistant, give that joy to somebody else who can do the job better than you can see you can spend more time doing what you do with the people you love :-)

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