Stacy Rody
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Stacy Rody

  • Quick Hair Updo Tutorial for Date Night

    Quick Hair Updo Tutorial for Date Night

    Do you ever feel like you wear the same hairstyle to every event? That’s me and I’m over it! To style my longer hair, I’m always thinking braids but this half up, half down style is actually something I could get into. It feels dressier and with the little techniques used by my hair bestie, Carine, looks dressy, too! Perfect for the Holiday parties we have coming up!!

    Having a volume spray helps get the hair ready to style and this one is my favorite: VOLUME SPRAY IS HERE! It smells amazing and also gives the right lift to my heavy hair! I love it on days two and three of not washing my hair to bring the volume and prevent the flat “dirty hair” look. Did I mention it smells amazing? I’m such a sucker for the good smells!

    With all the tricks of wrapping the ponytail and bobby pins, you’ll be sure to feel put together and even more glamorous than ever! My favorite part is how leaving the sections of hair in the front adds the spice!

    This hairspray is perfect to finish off any style. I’ve used it for years and it not only smells great (see, told you), it adds a good amount of shine to the hair. I prefer the medium hold version found here: MEDIUM HOLD HAIRSPRAY IS HERE!

    More hair tutorials in different styles to come so stay tuned!!

  • FabFitFun Winter 2019 Full Review | Is It Worth It?

    FabFitFun Winter 2019 Full Review | Is It Worth It?

    I finally did it!  After a year of asking all my friends what FabFitFun box was their favorite, this one WON!!

    Save $10 on your box with my link here so you know you’re getting the same options I’ve shown here.  FabFitFun Custom Box HERE!

    The main reason this box stood out to me was because of the jade roller.  I get terrible “puffy face” if I get on a plane or even look at a glass of wine.  I’m excited to travel with this tool and keep it in the fridge for the refreshing and relaxing effects it will bring.  The rollers at Nordstrom are around $20 so I thought all the other products I got would be worth my extra investment.

    It was really fun customizing my box!  You get an email before your box ships every three months so you can see what you want and what you don’t want.  I think I could use some of the fun products as gifts for my friends or family if I don’t think I’d use them.

    If you delay on investing in self-care goodies like I do, wait no more!!  This is something that will bring fun and excitement each season to your home.  I’ve heard Birchbox and Ipsy are fun as well (Birchbox winning in popularity) but everyone still says FitFabFun is their favorite!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

  • What you get with Transform :20?

    What you get with Transform :20 on your your way to your Weight Loss Transformation!

    I’m beyond excited to share this new program with you! In this video I explain everything that comes in your pack when you order!  There are so many highlights but here’s a few.

    • Every workout being unique as they are filmed live.  No fitness boredom over here!
    • The fact that the workouts are only twenty minutes and that there are six strength workouts and two ten minute bonus workouts.  A ten minute booty workout and cardio blast. I’ll be excited to use these as I need them!
    • The tracker so I can improve my speed and numbers!  I also like that he has a daily journal for us to track what we eat, how we felt and lots of other things!!

    I have twenty spots open for our exclusive Transform:20 accountability group starting January 7th with an optional three day cleanse.  You can try the workout now before the program releases. Message me today so I can send it over to you, or I’ll send it once you sign up:  Transform 20 with ME!!

    Here’s what you’ll get when you join our Transform :20 group:

    • One superfood meal a day you don’t have to prep or plan in 9 flavor choices, even vegan options
    • Full customizable meal guide
      based on your eating style and preference.
    • Hundreds of workouts to choose from.  I’ll help with what fits with your preference and goals after you’re done with Transform:20.
    • Me as your 24/7 coach, you’re go to girl!
    • Fun workout buddies rocking their own schedule from home but checking in online (app and Fb)

    I can’t wait to help you with your goals!!  Transform 20 with ME!!

  • Legs, Booty and Abs Workout! Oh MY!

    Legs, Booty and Abs Workout! Oh MY! My Favorite 80 Day Obsession Moves!!

    If you’re like me, there is nothing better than feeling  long and lean after your workout. It’s one of my favorite feelings!!  Here’s a short video with some moves to achieve a strong core, tight legs and round booty.  I will be making another one soon with some other bun burners.

    Grab a pen and paper and sketch a quick note so you have the sequence handy.  You’ll do 15 reps of each move. On the moves that require you to alternate legs, simply count the right leg 15 times as you alternate.  You’ll also need one weight, I’m using a 10 lb dumbbell.

    If you have slides and loops at home, grab those to have handy. If you don’t, grab a paper plate to work as your slide and forgo the loops. If you have hard floors, you can actually use a small towel to use as your slide, it will give the same effect.  

    I would love to connect you with the bundle pack that gives you these amazing little tools to enhance your workout, so message me for details on the current sale packs!  

    There are over 800 workouts for you to stream from any device / smart t.v. and you’d have me as your one on one coach. These moves are samples from these amazing trainers and workouts.  I did not come up with them myself. 80 Day Obsession moves are some of my favorites.  Autumn Calabrese is one of my favorites.

    The Workout

    • Here’s your order and you can repeat this 2-3 times depending on how much time you have.  Make sure to run in place and warm up.Tension
    • Squats with loop.  I love how this move engages the legs and booty at the same time.  
    • Four Way Lunge.  I love this move!!  You’ll go into a back lunge, curtsy, side and then a squat.  By the 15th rep, your legs will be screaming.
    • In and Outs.  Start at the top and press your core to the floor as you extend your legs and arms back.  
    • Cabbage Patch Crunches.  
    • Bear Kicks with a 10 second hold at the end.  Make sure to keep your knees just 2 inches off the ground and your hands directly under your shoulders.
    • Swimmers.  Amazing move for the lower core and back.  
    • Side Tucks with loop.  15 each side.
    • Squat Jumps with loop and weight.  Do two lateral shuffles before each jump squat moving right and left.  This one will blast your heart rate for an extra calorie burn.
    • Inner Thigh Burner.  15 each side. Tuck the loop around the arch of your outside foot and around the ankle of the leg that is being lifted.
    • End all moves with some leg stretching, morning stretch and the upper body connector stretch.  Stretching post workout is so important!! Don’t ever skip that part.

    I hope this was a fun workout for you to do quickly!! Leave me a comment if you have questions or you completed this!!  How did it feel? I hope amazing!!!

  • Babyliss Pro Curling Iron, The Best Curling Iron EVER!

    Babyliss Pro Curling Iron, The Best Curling Iron EVER!

    I am only slightly freaking out right now, girls. If you have been frustrated at all with your hair and how it’s styling, something from this blog should help you start enjoying the entire process. I know first hand how frizzy and unruly hair can be in humidity and also from the highlighting chemicals and styling tools. Did you know your flat iron and curling iron can actually be damaging your hair every time you use them?

    I know now that my curling iron was not helping me one bit!!! I was so tempted to invest in the T3 system I kept seeing women rave about and while I’m sure the tools are beyond amazing, my budget does not fit that type of investment right now.

    So I asked my hair bestie and she quickly knew where to send me. Straight to the Babyliss Pro line of tools. After posting about this on my Instagram stories today, about 4 of my friends immediately responded that they have been using this brand of tools for a while and LOVE it!! I was behind the times on this but not any more!

    Here is the curling iron I purchased. 1 inch is the perfect size for me right now. https://amzn.to/2PlpcyI

    I also talk highly of these tried and true styling products I’ve been loving lately. Here they are in order of how I use them on hair wash day. I explain how and why I use them in my video for you.

    First I sleep on this pillowcase to prevent fine lines and hair kinks: https://amzn.to/2UmtKsl

    I also love these hair ties for my workouts because they don’t leave marks in my hair: https://amzn.to/2QhkXts

    Sexy Hair Active Recovery: http://bit.ly/sexyhairactiverecovery

    Moroccan Oil Root Boost: https://amzn.to/2L4mPjq

    Amika The Shield: https://amzn.to/2Ssd40A

    Living Proof Volume Blast is great for refreshing day old hair and adding volume and texture anytime you need it: https://amzn.to/2Urfyy5

    Moroccan Oil Medium Hairspray: https://amzn.to/2SvHpLZ

    If you get this brand of styling tools, you have to message me and let me know how much better your hair wash days are.

    XO, Stacy

  • REVIEW OF SHAUN T’S NEWEST PROGRAM “Transform :20”

    REVIEW OF SHAUN T’S NEWEST PROGRAM “Transform :20”

    “Conquer your mind…so you can TRANSFORM your life.”

    Finally, Transform :20!! It has been 3 years since we’ve had an entirely new workout program from Shaun T. We got to spend a week with him in SHAUN WEEK but it’s now time to TRANSFORM our bodies and minds in 20 minutes a day, 6 days a week, for 6 weeks!

    What is TRANSFORM :20?

    Transform :20 is a total body workout for both the body and the mind. Cardio, strength, and massive core balance work using a step riser. It is not the step aerobics you may think but rather a nonstop 20-minute workout to burn crazy amounts of calories, sculpt your body, and build long lean muscles. If you know Shaun T, you know he takes cardio to a whole new level of burn!  Within five minutes you’ll be breathing heavy, within ten minutes you’ll be sweating and within 15 minutes you’ll be checking the clock. 20 minutes is all you’ll need with Shaun, I promise you that!!!

    • 20 minute workouts
    • 6 days per week
    • 6 week program
    • Modifier in every workout
    • In real time…you will never see the same workout twice!  I used to get so bored with my workouts, it would be harder to push play. This way, we will stay engaged and excited for what’s to come each day.  I even heard he throws some curveballs and surprises our way.
    • Super simple dialed in nutrition plan to help you not only achieve and sustain your goals!

    When is it available?

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    Launches in April 2019 on Beachbody On Demand. BUT, you can get VIP Early Access in January 2019! Fill out the Transform 20 with ME!! form to get in my VIP Test Group!

    Who is TRANSFORM :20 for?

    Everyone! Shaun T created this program knowing that there are many people who just don’t have the time to work out…not anymore! As a new father himself, he finds less and less time to get a workout in. This is what motivated him to create a program for EVERYONE. And if you’re thinking that 20 minutes isn’t enough for you…just you wait.  I pinky swear you’ll be maxed out by minute 20!! There is a modifier in every workout for you to follow if you’re just starting out on your fitness journey. I personally will be taking some of the moves at my own pace if I can’t keep the exact speed of Shaun. The goal is always progress, NOT perfection on our team.

    When can I start Transforming?

    You can join my TRANSFORM :20 Online fitness challenge January 2019 with VIP Early Access. BUT, you can start transforming your life now. I will have a custom hybrid calendar to give you of all Shaun T so you can get acclimated and join our crew early.  ORDER TRANSFORM :20 to get started on your health and fitness journey now as we wait for TRANSFORM :20.

    What equipment do I need?

    The Beachbody Step and that will launch on December 4th with the packs! I will be logging in bright and early that day in case there is limited supply.

    I am personally SO excited for this new program.  When I was in my early 20’s, I found myself at a really low point.  I was eating fast food 1-2 times a day, having bags of sour patch kids or red vines every night and the weight started to pile on.  My anxiety levels were also rising and I knew I needed to get healthy. I started taking a step class at my local gym and found a love for it.  It was really the only time I got excited to workout.

    Sure Billy Blanks Tae Bo in my living room was fun but this step class was everything for me. I watched the instructor intently, I wanted my body to move exactly like hers did.  As I lost weight and worked to keep my body and mind healthy, I truly found a piece of myself in that class. The instructor ended up moving and I went on to other classes but I will never forget the feeling I found there.

    I still find those same feelings with every new program and trainer I work with.  This time it’s all at my fingertips because of my “Netflix of fitness” membership I have.  Now, being a mom of two I can push play from home and work it around my schedule, not the gyms.  That is everything to me and keeps me in the game. I am in better shape now thanks to this lifestyle and all the amazing programs I do than I was before kids!!!  I never thought that was possible!!! Anything is possible for you, too, and I hope you decide to jump on this opportunity!!

    I find that the new year already brings a ton of momentum but by adding in a new workout calendar and linking arms with my fitness besties, I will feel unstoppable.  Plus, I know this one scares me a little which is a good thing. Change happens on the edge of my comfort zone and I need to shake things up often. Hence the reason why I love coaching, it keeps me accountable to my fit crew and also trying new and scary things!

    Fill out this form to reserve your spot!!! Fill out this Transform 20 with ME!! form, add the “commit” pic I sent and the before and after.

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  • Stop Drinking Alcohol for Better Weight Loss

    Stop Drinking Alcohol for Better Weight Loss

    This year has been pivotal in my pursuit of a leaner, stronger, more energized body.  The secret? Giving up wine for longer periods of time than I normally would. I’ve gone over 200+ days this year without alcohol and was even successful on two vacations with the family.  You may think I’m crazy but for my personality, it works really well to give me the edge I’m always looking for in my health journey.

    There was actually a time in my life when my husband came to me and said he was worried because I was drinking almost every night.  It was becoming a really bad habit and I needed a change. That was a hard thing to hear and honestly, pretty scary. I was slipping into feeling like it was part of who I was and simply what I did.

    Being home with two small kiddos at the time and pressure with growing my online health and fitness coaching business may have had something to do with it but either way, coping with alcohol did not leave me at my best.  I thank God that season seems like a lifetime behind me but I still must watch and set up safeguards around my health.

    When I look at all the things I truly want in life it comes down to giving up momentary pleasures for long term gains.  I like to celebrate with treats and drinks and also do what I want to do when I want to do it. That was a theme in my life until I realized the scale kept going up and I wasn’t happier..I was unfulfilled.

    Learning now that structure, disciplined behaviors and simply showing up when it’s not always convenient is the essence of success in my weight loss, business and overall life goals. I workout when I’d rather stick a fork in my eye. I say no to late night snacking, drinking and Netflix binging because I remember my fitness goals and clients who are counting on me.  I live by an integrity that my talk is also my walk.

    Here are some pro’s I’ve personally experienced by taking time away from the drinkie-poo’s:

    -I can actually get and maintain a strong, lean core

    -better sleep

    -less anxiety (way less)

    -less bloat

    -saving money

    -more energy and life in my body, especially during my workouts

     

    Here are some con’s:

    -bloat all over and my clothes feeling tight

    -broken sleep

    -2-3 days to feel 100% again

    -dragging my entire workout

    -food cravings

    -puffy face and eyes

    -fine lines showing from dehydrated skin

    -less motivation and energy

    -HIGH anxiety if I’m drinking every few days

    As I type this, I am starting to wonder why I would ever have a drink again, geez.  What I do know is saying no forever isn’t realistic but I also know that these big chunks throughout the year have served me well and I’ll continue in this trend.

    I was really nervous the first time I did longer than two weeks of no wine.  Here are some ways I’ve learned to cope.

    The first week and weekend are the hardest but after a couple weeks, I was fine without it.  It’s so weird how you can go without something and then come to a place where you are so indifferent that you can take it or leave it.  That’s what happens. I will say in Palm Springs this year, the wind was just right and I felt an overwhelming urge to have a glass. Luckily I had all my fellow 80 Day Obsession girls (the workout we were all doing at the time) rooting for me so I refused to let them down.  It just goes to show how powerful our online accountability groups can be.

    I make this lemon-ginger water recipe and keep it in the fridge:

    • Juice from two lemons
    • Pinch of cayenne to taste
    • 2-3 drops of vanilla liquid stevia https://amzn.to/2EgZiKm
    • 1-2 one inch chunks of peeled ginger to taste
    • I blended all ingredients with one cup of water and then strain off the ginger pulp with a fine mesh strainer.
    • I mix with a gallon of water and pre-fill my 32 oz Hydro Flask for the day! https://amzn.to/2L91Trf

    I love little tricks of the trade like this lemon ginger water recipe. I would have never known about this if it wasn’t for my fit community.

    I always have my favorite Zevia Cream Soda sparkling water on hand and low sugar Kombucha ( the label needs to have 6 grams of sugar or less on it). I even put kombucha in my wine glass if I want to be fancy.

    I also carry this tea in my purse when I’m out and about. https://amzn.to/2QogzZI  I order a cup of hot water and use this as my treat drink instead of wine.  I also love sparkling water with lots of lemon, I enjoy my meal perfectly with that.

    The most important part for me is being better than I was yesterday.  I’m far from perfect but I have also learned that the secret to success in life is found in our daily habits.  What I do now not only serves me now, but when I’m in my 60’s. It’s like eye cream…you don’t always see the benefits until they start to compound over time.  With my esthetics background, I’m a firm believer in eye cream!!

    I also like to remember that every time I say no to something that doesn’t serve my goals or priorities, I trust myself a little more and gain more confidence and even more of an edge.

    I hope this helps you!!  We are in this together and please reach out if you’re ready to jump into a fun fitness or health challenge!!!  I’m your girl!!!

  • Week 8 Liift 4 Review – Tone and Weight Loss

    Week 8 Liift 4 Review – A Mom’s Weight Loss Transformation!

    Oh,  it’s week  eight and I  am loving how  tight and toned  my body feels. I  think some of the highlights  from this program for me has been  that when I am increasing my strength,  I’ve been doing 25lbs for my chest presses.  I’ve been doing seventeens and a half for my  bicep curls. These are weights that I’ve never ever  picked up before. But what happens when you’re picking  up heavier weights. I don’t feel bulkier, but I feel tighter.  My arms feel smaller and they’re tighter and I’ve lost inches, but  I haven’t really lost pounds.

    I’ve  lost two  pounds over  the whole program,  but I love that I can  pick up these heavyweights  and they feel lighter to me,  so I’ve been able to stay on course  with every single workout because it’s only  been four days a week, which again, amazing for  any busy mom.

     

    The  one other  thing that I  love besides feeling  that super tight, toned,  lean feeling, my body is that  he had us working core every single  workout, which I’ve never done before.  So now I am in the habit of doing it  and even if my program does not call for  it. I am going to add it on and that is something  that I have noticed my abs have changed the most. Obviously  the meal plan has helped, but from working them everyday wanted  to show you the moves from this program because sometimes when you  see someone else doing it, you think to yourself if she can do it,  so can I.

    That’s  the theme  in our online  groups is if she  can do it. So can  I. and that’s what I  saw when I lost 40 pounds  and I caught wind of these amazing  calendars and these amazing trainers that  I could just from a touch of my finger, play  my workout and do it around my kids’ schedule.

    It’s  been such  a blessing in  my life and to  be able to be consistent  with it I think is the most  important thing. Because I used  to always think, why do these people  have this healthy lifestyle and how do  they fit in? I did not comprehend how they  made it their lifestyle, with all the other things  they had to get done in their daily life.

    Now  I know  now I know  and that’s why  I love sharing it.  So of course on my free day,  I’m able to use my sliders, my  loops from one of my other favorite  programs. And this workout was a burner.  It was leg day and 10 minutes in I was dead.  I was dying. So I just wanted to show you all the  amazing options that are at your fingertips.

    There  is a bundle  deal that will  save you so much  money. Check it out HERE!  It’s basically for a year of fitness,  what most people pay in a month for their  gym. I live in a little. It’s come down and  to a couple of the workout moves with me because  I honestly can feel that I’m showing them a healthy,  happy lifestyle. And that brings me joy.

    So  one of  my friends  lost seven inches  all over. Another one  has no more workout guilt,  because she’s never been able  to fit all four workouts in a week before.  When I started, I was drinking wine almost every  night, lots of cheese and just feeling blah. Now I’ve  been able to kick my wine cravings and I hardly ever even  think about it because it’s been two months now. I’m going to  have some over the holidays, but I just feel like it’s not part  of my daily lifestyle anymore.

  • Easy Eyebrow Tinting Tutorial

    Easy Eyebrow Tinting Tutorial – What is the Best Way to Tint Your Eyebrows?

    Do you ever get your hair colored and think I wish I could enhance my eyebrow hair color, too?  I know tinting your own brows might seem like a really scary thought but I promise it’s not as intense as you may think.

    This one monthly treatment has been something I’ve been loving for years!!  Since I’m blonde (well, I was when I was five) and my lighter brow hairs can get faded out, I love the definition tinting my brows brings to my entire face.  It also makes filling in my brows everyday a little less tedious because when the hairs are darker, there is less of a need for extra brow powder. It’s also a great thing to do before heading out to a tropical vacation. This way when you’re frolicking on the beach, swimming and laying in the sun, you don’t need to fill your brows in.

    This is the exact brow powder I use daily https://amzn.to/2OUwLw0 I love this brush to sketch the powder into my brows https://amzn.to/2Twr2ju  Anastasia Beverly Hills is the brand and artist who does a lot of brow shaping for the Hollywood stars, including Oprah.

    Good brow color and shape can brighten an entire face.  When I forget to fill in my brows, I just feel and look off.  Do you pay attention to your eyebrows? I’m guessing you do if you’re taking the time to read this.  Often I see women getting so used to their natural brow that they forget the impact it can have on their overall appearance.  It sounds extreme but I promise brows are a big deal!!!! Having a good shape is something we all need professional help with, including me.

    Stick to a color as close to your natural brow color as possible. If your brows are lighter than your hair color, go ahead and add some depth to your brows to complement your hair color.

    What you will need on hand. Q-tips, cotton rounds, a mirror, a small bowl, water, tint brush, tint and solution.

    First step is to not panic!  You can totally do this. Have a clean face or remove your makeup with this skin cleanser and a cotton round: https://amzn.to/2BpVx3y

    Then you’ll want to take this brush https://amzn.to/2Box5iY and mix a couple drops of the solution with a pea size of the Medium Brown Tint. The exact set and color I use on myself is here https://amzn.to/2zkxwcU

    There are other others you can order like graphite or dark brown depending on your needs.  I explain the different tint shades in my video so you know other color options.

    Stroke the color onto the brow hairs all the way to the skin. You don’t have to paint the skin but some will naturally be applied.  Make sure every hair has the tint color on it and then clean up any edges with a wet q-tip. Let the tint process for 2-5 minutes checking it as the time passes. Some skin and hair will process faster than others so it’s important you watch it closely.

    Once you see the skin darkening and it’s been about 4-5 min. You can remove the tint with a wet cotton round.  It does transfer a bit to the skin but that will wash off after one cleansing and sometimes it’s nice not to have to fill your brows in for a day or two because of the tinted skin!  Make sure to get all the tint off of your brows or it will continue to process and darken and you may not like the results.

    Come see me on Instagram and watch the other tips I share.  I’d love a message from you with any questions or to tell me how your brows turned out!

    Sending much love, Stace

  • Week 7 Liift 4 Review

    Week 7 Liift 4 Review – A Mom’s Weight Loss Transformation!

    I’m  so excited  to share week  seven with you girls.  I felt really focused when  I started this week because I  knew I only had two weeks left  of the program and I do really well  with short burst and short term goals.  Obviously it’s a little bit easier to see  the light at the end of the tunnel, so this started  shred week for us. He does two weeks, I’ve shred week  and you definitely notice that he has upped the cardiac.

    Have  to say  though, when  I was doing these  workouts, I did not  feel very lean, but playing  back and watching the videos,  I’m like, oh, I actually, I can  see more muscle definition. I do feel  and look a little leaner, so it’s good  to have a mirror in your workout space. You  can focus on form. It’s good to video yourself  and see the progression because otherwise you just  look in the mirror.

    You’re  going about  your day to day  business and you don’t  notice how much you’re changing.  I am dying. Jude is a nice little  workout buddy. He came down, it was Chapel  Day, so he had his little red tie on and he’s  like, “Mom, can I work out with you?” So I love  to see how much he was actually watching me, which  just goes to prove that our kids are watching us so  much more than we realize. Teaching them these good habits  is priceless.

    Joel  mixed it  up this week.  He totally changed  the order and which  we used our muscle groups.  I was thinking about this morning,  how much I’m noticing an improvement  in my ab area and it’s because I’m working  my core pretty much every day. Um, I didn’t use  to do this.

    I  was  of the  understanding  that you only  needed to work your  core every other day,  but working at it daily  has been really strengthening  it and I’m noticing a lot more  tightness in that area, especially  after having two kids. That’s a big  deal because I do have a slight separation  in the muscles going down the middle of my stomach.  So I am really excited to have this opportunity to just  focus on my core more on my second free days this week.

    I  chose  AAA from A  Little More Obsessed  and again, using the bands  and the slides are life. I love  the way it makes my muscles feel and  that just adds that extra tension to those  tough to work areas.

    Thank  you Autumn  for blasting  out the fat on  the side of my butt.  I’m working my core in  every single move.

    I  hope this inspires you and gives you some new ideas.  I really hope that  you’re inspired now to  join our group because if  you didn’t know there is a  special running where when you  get Shakeology that I’m obsessed  with, you get a year of all these  workouts for just $10. So hit me up.