Alright you guys, we’re kicking off 2017 with quite possibly my favorite project we’ve ever done on the team and I have been planning the #31Mornings Challenge for months now, and I’m thrilled to finally spill the details today. The challenge kicks off January 1st, and we’re inviting YOU to join us in making the first 31 days of the year your best ever. Keep scrolling to hear how it’ll go down… And for those of you who stick with us ’til the end, you’ll automatically be entered to win some amazing prices: One (1) $1,000 gift card to Lululemon and two (2) $500 gift cards to Whole Foods Market!

*If you’re looking for your weekly breakfast shopping lists, head right over here! 

featured image by kristen kilpatrick 

photo via hanna stefansson

We’re teaming up with our friends at Refinery29 to share everything you need to start the day right and totally transform your mornings. When you sign up to join the #31Mornings challenge, we’ll hit your inbox every morning in January with easy, actionable ideas that you can achieve in just a few minutes.

photo via honestlywtf

The inspiration for #31Mornings came from a talk around the office in which several of our team members shared that one of their goals for the new year is to finally become a “morning person.” I’m admittedly one of those people who loves getting out of bed in the morning; I’ve long felt that this is the most productive and inspiring part of my day, largely due to the fact that I’ve put several healthy habits in place that I stick to every single day. It’s these rituals that set me up for a positive and uplifting day ahead, and we’re using the challenge as an opportunity to share those habits in three daily, actionable steps. By the end of the 31 days, I’m betting that you’re going to love your mornings so much that you keep right on going long after the challenge is over. Here’s what you can expect to find in each daily email:

Step 1: Get inspired with a daily quote or meditation that will get you in the right mental state to tackle your day with energy, calm, and compassion.

Step 2: Fuel up with a healthy breakfast. These will be simple recipes that can be prepped the night before or quickly whipped up using a handful of ingredients. We know: there’s usually zero time to cook in the mornings, so we’ve provided your shopping lists here and will give make-ahead suggestions every Sunday so your weekday mornings can be delicious and no-fuss.

Step 3: Get moving with one quick yoga move or stretch that’ll wake you up and get the blood flowing. You’ll immediately feel more clear-headed and energized.

Bonus! “Wild card” ideas will fill your entire day with fun, happy vibes.

And did I mention those prizes? One (1) $1,000 gift card to Lululemon will get you decked out in an entirely stylish workout wardrobe, and two (2) $500 gift cards to Whole Foods Market will ensure you’re fully stocked on fresh seasonal food all winter. (This is one giveaway where I am soooo jealous of the winners.) Go ahead and sign up here right now, then mark your calendars for Jan 1. We can’t wait to reinvent our mornings together!

*click here for the official rules and conditions.

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  1. 1
    Cheri Riehle December 19, 2016 at 10:43 am

    My mom passed away this past April. I have been working so hard these past months to recover and reestablish my self and try to find happiness again…I am happy to say that I am on the right road. This challenge is just what I need to seal the deal!! Thank you!!

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    Vanessa @ Living in Steil December 19, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    This sounds like just what I need–and a great way to start the new year off. I’m all signed up and ready for this challenge!

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    Samantha Lee December 19, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Oh my gosh, YES. I am the farthest from a morning person, but on the (ver,y very rare) mornings I get up early and am not EXHAUSTED, my day goes so much better. 🙂

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    Bree Wiz December 19, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Thank you Camille! This sounds like it’s going to be a wonderful way to start my day~

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    Kelly Colchin December 19, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    This is awesome! I also love mornings, but I signed up anyhow and am excited to see the emails in my box.

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    Jennifer December 21, 2016 at 11:36 am

    I’m stressed out by how close that vase of flowers is to the bed. 🙂

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    Yuu December 26, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Hi there! Interesting project. However, some of us are living in Asia, so we might not get the mails in the morning ?

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    anie January 1, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    I am all signed up and have gotten my first email yay!!! I don’t know how I am supposed to “remember” to make the granola though…is there a part I am missing, like an overall plan somewhere? I do have the shopping list, but not know what to do with it until the day of is a bit tricky.

    • Camille Styles January 1, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      Thanks Anie, this is a great point! Based on the feedback, we’re going to add an overall meal plan tomorrow so that y’all can sufficiently plan of the day ahead. So excited you’re joining us for this! xoxo

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    Prissi January 2, 2017 at 10:23 am

    I signed up yesterday and have still not gotten any of the emails 🙁 I checked my spam filter, too. I didn’t even get a confirmation email saying I’d signed up, or “click here to confirm”, but got a response saying I’d signed up on the website (probably something like “success” with a green checkmark.

    • Camille Styles January 2, 2017 at 12:09 pm

      Hi Prissi! Have you checked your email account to see if you have any filters setup? Sometimes people may inadvertently have a setting on that filters out any mailings coming from Mailchimp (the email service that we use), so that’s the only fix I can think of. Fingers crossed it gets straightened out because I would love for you to be getting these. xoxo

      • Prissi January 2, 2017 at 1:05 pm

        I don’t, and I’m able to get mailings from other people that use mailchimp just fine 🙁 I can try another email address, I guess. I signed up yesterday (1/1), didn’t get anything, but figured it might NOT send out an email if I’d already missed the time when the emails are sent, so I waited till today. Can you confirm if I’m supposed to get an email confirming that I subscribed successfully, or do I have to wait till tomorrow’s email gets sent? Thanks so much for all your help.

        • Camille Styles January 3, 2017 at 6:34 am

          Thanks Prissi – there’s actually no confirmation email, so the first email you should receive will go out early morning the day after you sign-up. Fingers crossed you get one today! xo

          • Prissi January 3, 2017 at 10:06 am

            Sadly, no. ;______;

          • Camille Styles January 3, 2017 at 11:00 am

            Thanks Prissi, we are manually adding you to the list, so fingers crossed you get it tomorrow morning!

          • Prissi January 8, 2017 at 11:18 am

            Thanks so much for all your help! So funnily enough, your manual add did indeed work, and I started receiving the emails the next day (Day 4). Before you manually added me though, I had signed up with 2 other email accounts. I started receiving emails there, too, starting on Day 4 for one (the second address I had tried with, on day 2) and Day 5 for the other (the first email address I had tried to sign up, on Day 1) — I also checked spam but nothing showed up! Not sure what happened there, but thank you again for the help.

          • Camille Styles January 9, 2017 at 5:32 am

            So weird, but also — SO happy that you’re receiving the emails now! 🙂 Thanks Prissi!

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    theappreciationfactor January 17, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    I signed up, but got my first email on Day 14. How can I get older emails? I’d still like to do 31 days… just may need to go in to Feb. 🙂

    • Lola January 25, 2017 at 8:21 am

      I too signed up late but am very excited about this challenge! Is there a way to access posts for the earlier days?

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    Leeanna Magnuson January 18, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    I just saw this as well and have already started my 31 days as well and will go into February. I feel so much better already by just taking the time to eat breakfast and do my stretches; what a difference. My daughter has been up every morning doing this with me and I hope this will stick with her as well as myself.

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    Andrea Haw January 19, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Signed up rather late in the game, but I will be perusing the previous posts for ideas. I’m up at 4:15, and out the door by 5:10 to catch my train at 5:28 (everything down to the minute when you take public transport, lol!), so I don’t have breakfast till I get to work, but I will look for things that are easy to make the night before and take to work. Will also be making a point to do a few of the morning moves. It’s amazing how much better I feel when the blood is circulating early in the morning. Just as a nod to those who despise mornings, I can barely crawl out from under the covers before 8am on my days off. My body seems to KNOW I don’t have to get up.

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    Holly January 23, 2017 at 6:37 am

    I use the daily inspiration to point myself in the right direction. It helps me keep myself balanced. I also like the challenge of learning a new “daily move”. We began a healthy lunch club at work. Each day a staff member cooks a meal for co-workers. The only requirements…..that it be healthy, vegan, high protein, low sugar. Thus far, a very positive experience. Thanks for providing such great recipe ideas.

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    Katherine January 25, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Hi – I also signed up late, but would like to access the previous emails – is there a way to do that? Thanks!

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    Analiese January 27, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Is there a way to see all of the emails that have been sent? I signed up late in the challenge and I would love to start it from the beginning.

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    Lori Baranowski January 29, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Camille, I’m loving the 31 mornings challenge! I really will be sad when it ends. I had hand surgery the beginning of January and your email really helped me. It was the first thing in the morning I looked at and it helped motivated me. Thanks…any chance you will make it a 365 morning challenge? A girl can dream right? ?

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    sarah hovsepian January 31, 2017 at 10:24 am

    This challenge has been AMAZING. I try to live a healthy lifestyle but this challenge has kept me consistent! I’m going to continue this throughout 2017. Thanks:))

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    Jennifer Nelson February 10, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Thank you so much for putting together the 31 mornings challenge. I have to confess I feel a little emptiness each morning now that the challenge is over! The recipes were healthy and delicious, and it was great to have manageable-sized yoga poses and meditations to jump start the morning. The Camille Styles website is wonderful and I look forward to similar events in the future!

    • Jennifer Rose Smith February 10, 2017 at 3:48 pm

      Wow! Thanks, Jennifer. We loved every moment of putting the campaign together and it’s so great to hear this sort of feedback from readers like you. We hope to do more fun things in the future!

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    mechelle padgett December 23, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    I absolutely LOVED the #31 Day Morning Challenge Last Year.. Was on your website today hoping it was going to kick up again this January. Is there any plans in the works to do this again? I’m sure I would speak for a lot of people when I say we would appreciate it! 🙂

    • Camille Styles December 26, 2017 at 7:36 am

      Aww thank you Mechelle! Sorry to say that we’re not doing it this year because we’ve got a few other big projects slated for early 2018 that are keeping us very busy and that I think you’re going to LOVE! Stay tuned on that, and hopefully we’ll bring back #31Mornings again next year because I loved it too! xo