Fall Back to Healthy Habits DietBet

Summer is close to coming to an end. Have you had a good one?

I sure have! There have been camping trips, bike rides, and plenty of celebrating my 30th birthday.

While I try my best to stay on track, I feel like it is pretty tough during the Summer. Then again, is it every really easy?

I know that a lot of you like myself struggle with Summer as well, so I thought this would be the perfect time to have another DietBet!

This will be the 5th one I’ve held and every single one has been super successful! My last DietBet, the pot was over $16,000 and winners walked away with over $35!

They didn’t have to do anything special, just put forth the effort to lose their 4% goal in the 28 days.

If you haven’t done a DietBet before, you can read about how it works HERE.

Fall Back to Healthy Habits DietBet w/ Brooke: Not On a Diet

This DietBet is going to be all about focusing on healthy habits to get you back on track to your healthy goals.

When you sign up for the Fall Back to Healthy Habits DietBet ($25), there were be a link in the game for you to sign up for a weekly email from me. During the course of the game I will be sending out an email each week talking about some healthy habits that could help you on your journey to lose weight. You will also be given a mini-challenge for the week to complete.

There will also be a prize giveaway each week as well! Who doesn’t love prizes? ๐Ÿ˜‰

So, what do you say are you ready to fall back to your healthy habits?

Come join in on my DietBet, lose weight, and win some money!

Click below to join!

Fall Back to Healthy Habits DietBet by Brooke: Not On a Diet

Weighing In On a Wednesday #4

Ever have one of those weeks where all the stars align and everything works into your PointsPlus budget?

They can be rare, but that do happen. This week was one of those for me.

I had a little loss (.4) last week and knew that I wanted to step up my game. I set up some goals and planned accordingly for things I knew I had to face during the week.

Thursday we met Mr. B’s future boss for dinner at a local bar. There wasn’t much to choose from and I ended up with fried catfish and fries. I enjoyed it, tracked it, and moved on. Friday there was dinner out to celebrate Mr. B’s new job. Again, I enjoyed and tracked some tasty tofu tacos.

Saturday we were out on the river. I made sure to plan accordingly on Friday night to have a successful lunch on the river. I packed lots of veggies, fruit, hummus, Weight Watchers snacks, and a carefully measured out PB & J sandwich. I also only brought two beer specifically for me, so I didn’t overdo it there either. All enjoyed and tracked.

Hanging out on the #mississippi today!

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Saturday night we went to a friend’s place and had dinner. All fresh foods from the garden and delicious. There were also several beers being shared, but I had a taste of a couple that sounded good and didn’t overindulge. I had to pop out of that get together quick for a birthday party where I didn’t have any drinks and only 1/2 a cupcake (the whole thing wasn’t worth it too me. Too sweet!).

Sunday we met up with the in-laws for a breakfast brunch at the casino. I knew that this could either be a really troublesome spot or I could rock it. I decided to rock it and pre-tracked exactly what I was going to get there. I enjoyed a veggie filled omelette, fruit, hash browns, and a pancake. I did veer off a little from my plan and had some sticky toffee pudding. Again, I enjoyed it all and tracked it.

My activity was great this past week as well. I pulled out Jillian’s One Week Shred and got super sweaty doing the cardio portion. There was also a 5 mile bike ride. I ended up with 16 Activity PointsPlus for the week!

Today's #notonadietfitness was brought to you by a bike ride! I feel like such a kid riding my bike! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Granted this week involved a lot of eating out, I handled it quite well. I also made sure to keep my goal in mind of wanting to lose weight when faced with food & drink choices. It all played out well and the scale showed it!

WeeklyWeighIn

I’m quite happy with that 3 pound loss this week! It just goes to show when you plan ahead, things work out! I’m going to do the same for this week! No reason I can’t repeat a successful week, although there shouldn’t be as much dining out!

Right now my biggest challenge is Mr. B being home during the day while he is in between jobs. Here’s to hoping we don’t kill each other. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Speaking of Mr. B, we got our first pets this past weekend! On Sunday we decided to go kill some time at PetSmart and walked out with a 10 gallon fish tank. Haha. We now have 4 fish and a snail.

๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ  We shall see how long we can keep these alive before we invest in little humans. ๐Ÿ˜ #birmyfishtank

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Here’s to hoping we don’t kill them!

Goals for the week:

– One Week Shred cardio 2x’s
– 5+ mile bike ride
– Make tofu scramble

How was your week?
Have a great recipe for tofu scramble you can share?

Facing Fears: Tubing

Water and I have a weird relationship. I love being on water, in water, and even drinking water. I only love being on it when I’m in a vessel that isn’t likely to tip and only in it when I can touch the bottom.

Anything else and I become fearful.

This happened once before with kayaking. I then just faced that fear and now it is one of my favorite outdoor activities!

kayak

This past weekend I faced another water based fear. We headed out on the Mississippi River to do some boating and sandbar hanging out with my family. I knew my dad was bringing the tub and knew that I WOULDN’T be taking any part in riding on it behind his boat.

Funny thing is, when I was a kid I when tubing without much issue. Man, to be a fearless kid again!

We got to our spot on the sandbar and hung out in the water for a bit. Lounging in the awesome double tube fit with a cooler!

Hanging out on the #mississippi today!

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After a bit, my dad asked who wanted to do some tubing. Mr. B eagerly hopped on the boat and asked if I was going to go along. I said yes, but that I wasn’t going to do any tubing myself.

Mr. B went a couple of rounds with no fear and looked like he was having a good time.

Mr. B Tubing

Once he got back on the boat he asked if I was going to go. After seeing how much fun he had, I just decided to go for it. Before I knew it I was hopping on the tube into the water.

Facing Fears: Tubing

That’s my I’m scared s***less face and holding on for dear life. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I gave the thumbs up and I was off. Before I knew it I was laughing and having fun. I was also VERY thankful for my upper body strength because you need it!

Facing Fears: Tubing

My dad took it fairly easy on me the first couple of passes, then he started to have a little fun trying to knock me off the tube. I showed him and held on for a few more passes, until he decided to gun it turning around. Needless to say I flew off the tube and into the water.

Oh and I didn’t drown.

After lunch and some more water lounging, I made my way back out on the tube. I made it another 3-4 passes before my dad drove close to the sandbar and I just hopped off the tube. So, technically I only fell off once. We wont’ say how many times Mr. B fell off. ๐Ÿ˜‰

It was a lot of fun and while I’m sore today, it was well worth facing the fear!

Have you faced any fears lately?
Have you every been tubing?