Winter Wellness Challenge #4!

Annnd we are back – with our FOURTH wellness challenge! You guys are kicking butt. I loved reading your comments from this week’s check-in – they make my day and everyone is doing SO WELL! It’s hard to believe we’re already at week four… a full month of wellness. How is everyone feeling?

Keeping things brief… 


  1. Get to the gym five times between now and Friday’s check-in. If you worked out Friday or Saturday, that counts. This will now be our ongoing goal; 5 workouts a week. We can do it!!!
  2. Try something new (this is going to be an ongoing thing!) It can be a new class, a new wellness treatment, a new face mask… even a new recipe! Don’t stress, this one is meant to be fun.
  3. Try a new (filling, protein-packed) healthy breakfast, every day. I did a smoothie this week.
  4. Continue to meditate every day.
  5. Start a 2018 happiness or gratitude jar. I got this idea from my mom when I was home… on her vanity she had something called a “happiness jar.” It was just a simple mason jar that she labeled “2017 happiness jar,” and every day for the whole year she took a little scrap of paper and wrote something that made her happy. It’s such a simple idea but I loved it so much that I had to steal it for the challenge.

 * And if you need a refresher on how this all works, just refer to the first challenge! I give you a challenge every Sunday and every Friday we all report back for with how we did. This challenge isn’t about being a certain size or number on the scale. It’s about feeling our best, having more energy, and making little changes… TOGETHER! You can start at any time… each challenge builds upon the last but they aren’t so intense that you will miss out if you start late. All of the posts from the challenge are housed on this page.

photography by Trent Bailey.

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  1. I love the 2018 gratitude jar idea! Definitely going to start one this week. It’ll be so fun to look back on at the end of the year! ❤️

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  2. Denise says 1.21.18

    love this, and love that you are doing the happiness jar! It was really fun reading them later and putting my favorite ones in my inspiration scar[p book! Can’t believe four weeks have flown by. I am happy to get to yoga once a week, thrilled at twice and agree, need to meditate more! Love you!

  3. briana says 1.21.18

    i was planning out when to gym this week, shooting for 5 times now!


  4. Tracy says 1.21.18

    I love my gratitude jar from 2017. One New Year’s Day I’m 2018 I pulled out random sheets and it made me smile!

  5. Katie says 1.22.18

    I love the happiness/gratitude jar idea! I use a planner at work (old school, I know I know. Now that I use an alarm clock I’m officially back in 2006), and there is a section at the bottom called “Daily Gratitude”. I will start writing what I write in that box on paper and saving in a jar, what a great idea!

    • grace at the stripe says 1.22.18

      Yay, love it!!! xo

    • Shelley says 1.27.18

      I use a planner at work too! There’s nothing better than writing down your to do’s. I love stationary!

  6. Katie says 1.22.18

    Also, I went skiing for the first time yesterday! That’s my favorite “try something new” of the wellness challenge yet, so fun, and I was actually really good for a first timer!

  7. Lisa S. says 2.3.18

    Thanks Grace! Week 3 of new spin class going strong! I also learned in class that I “can do anything for ten seconds!”
    Also found an organic , unsweetened peanut butter powder and I am having fun making no sugar added peanut butter (powder) and banana smoothies

    • Nice job!!!!
      I want to try peanut butter powder – it sounds yummy – and healthy!