October Goals

Hello fall! Who doesn’t love the feeling of a new season and a new month? I know I sure do!

As part of getting my groove back, I’m setting monthly goals! So, here’s what I would like to accomplish this month.


-Eat vegan on Wednesdays
-Make new recipe & post on blog

-Hit StepBet goals
-1 arm workout a week

Personal Growth
-Read You Are a Badass again and take notes
-Use Bullet Journal nightly

-Take Baby B to a pumpkin patch
-Date with Mr. B

-Get a haircut
-Have an awesome LuLaRoe party!

What are you working on this month?

Fall Into Step with Me!

I posted a couple of weeks ago about how I’m getting my groove back. I will say that on the food front it is going pretty well. I’ll be honest, that part comes pretty easily to me.

The activity part though hasn’t been quite up to par. It isn’t easy with a little one who likes her mommy to play with her when she’s awake and only takes quick little cat naps.

One thing I can manage with her are walks!


She loves being able to look around for about 10 minutes, then she usually falls asleep. And now that fall is officially here, it is a bit cooler out and perfect weather to get those walks in!

To help me step up my activity with something I can manage, I started a StepBet game! This is a new thing brought to you by the people who created DietBet, which I’ve hosted in the past. I really like the concept of StepBet though because it takes the focus off the scale. And who doesn’t need to shift focus off of the every once in awhile?


Here’s how it works:

Click this link: Fall Into Step with Brooke
If you click from your phone, you’ll be prompted to download the StepBet app. If you click from your computer, you’ll be taken to the website to enter your phone number to get the next steps to download the app.

Once you get the app, you’ll be asked to sync your device.

StepBet currently supports:
iPhone Apple Health
iPhone Apple Watch
iPhone Fitbit
Android Fitbit
Android Google Fit
Android S Health

Then you will get your goals.

Next, place your bet to join the game of your choice. My game is Fall Into Step with Brooke! (Make sure you get the right one!!)

Then, step up your steps! During each week of your game, you must hit a certain number of Active Days and a certain number of Stretch Days, and the remaining days are Free Days for you to use as you like. Miss your weekly goal, and you’re out of the running to win. Hit your goals each week, and you get to split the pot with the other winners! Note that the specific number of Active and Stretch Days you need to hit each week may vary from game to game.

As a little bonus incentive, I’m giving away a $10 Amazon gift card for every 25 people who join! And who knows, maybe I’ll thrown in a bonus giveaway as well. 😉

My game starts on Sunday and I’d love to have you step it up with me!

Mama’s Getting Her Groove Back

Oh hello there! It has been a hot minute since I last posted anything.

I guess you could say I have been a little busy. 😉 We’re 2 months into this whole parenting adventure and I must say while at times it’s messy, it is pretty darn incredible.

I mean, look at her….


Gah, so crazy in love with this cutie! How could you not be? 😉

Since we’re 2 months in, I’ve decided that it is time for be to get back on track with Weight Watchers. It’s amazing what 9 months off plan can do to you. While I’m amazed with my body and what it created, I’m more than ready to start losing much of the weight I gained.

It wasn’t easy to come to this decision as I have read in several places that losing weight and exercise can tank your milk supply if you are breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is a total challenge for us (that’s another post for another day) with my supply already being super low. (And yes, you name it, I’ve tried it.) I wasn’t sure if I wanted to risk it dropping even more.

Then I thought about what was really important in Mayla’s life. Would she rather have breastmilk or have a mama who is happy and healthy. I mean, she really can’t communicate what she wants, so I’m going answer for her. I’m assuming she wants a mama who is happy and healthy. Besides, she really doesn’t care what she is being fed as long as someone feeds her. Isn’t that how we all are? 😉

So, for the past few weeks I have been following the Weight Watchers SmartPoints plan and have just begun to incorporate exercise again. It hasn’t been easy, but I’m really glad to be working on getting my groove back. Although that groove now is WAY different than before Mayla was born.

I’m learning how to meet my body where it is right now. Trying to remember that it isn’t the same as it was when I was 155 pounds and fit. Things have changed and I’m learning to find a new normal in all areas of our lives.

It’s a process and I’m more than happy to be figuring it all out. :)

What’s new in your world?