Day 2 – 75 Day Custom Challenge

Today was the second day of this custom challenge and I started to feel a bit sluggish earlier, but I feel as if that was from lack of fruit.  I had a pretty strong temptation to have one of the cookies with sprinkles on the kitchen table smothered with icing but I chugged some water and had a different snack instead.  When stressed, it can be hard to stick to a commitment around healthy eating!  I am still drinking coffee with creamer throughout this challenge, as well as having my adult beverages. 🙂  Today I did not feel as bloated as I did yesterday!

Current Weight:  163.4

30 Minutes Activity/Exercise:  I did a 32 minute walk with Jane Fonda on Apple Fitness.

Drink 80 oz. Water:  Done – the 40 oz. Sursip cup I have and a glass straw help!

Read 10 pages:  Done – I am reading a book called ‘Knock’ by Rebecca Otis Leder.

Eat Healthy:  Breakfast was a smoothie that DID NOT turn out.  The nutribullet that I have crapped out and I tried to use the food processor instead – didn’t work out too well to say the least.  I did have a great Dave’s Killer Bread Everything Epic bagel with an egg and a couple slices of cheese, with mayo/horseradish sauce!  For lunch, it was rotisserie chicken and the Banza chickpea pasta with tajin seasoning sprinkled on top.  For a snack I had cheese cubes from the Amish heated just a bit and then I dipped them in ranch dressing. For dinner I had the rest of a butter garlic pasta with black bean beef burger bites and a cream cheese yogurt salsa taco dip.

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A few things I’m still keeping an eye out on:

  • Amount of sugar in a serving – if it’s more than 4g, I am being cautious
  • Amount of protein in a serving – I’m aiming for at least 20g of protein per serving each meal
  • Amount of fiber in a serving – I’m doing my best to aim for 20g of fiber each day, but that sure can be difficult!
  • If I have a sweet tooth craving, I turn on the keurig and add creamer to my cup of coffee

**I am not a nutritionist or personal trainer by any means and my results can very much vary from anyone else’s.  Please keep that in mind and feel free to share this blog with friends!  

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Healthy products that I LOVE to use!

doTERRA – It is so important to use quality essential oils.  I am not a wellness advocate anymore, but would be more than happy to put you in touch with a friend who can help with the education!

Crunchi – Safe, clean makeup and face products.  By clicking the link, you get $10 with a qualifying order, and I also get $10 Crunchi Cash to use.

Topanga Scents – Looking for a new laundry detergent that smells absolutely amazing and has clean ingredients?  I absolutely love this laundry detergent!  Try a sampler pack to determine which scents you love the most.

Pomifera – Clean face products to use.  The shampoo and conditioner are also amazing!  There are deals on shipping every so often and is such a great time to stock up on products when that happens.

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Paceline – Have you signed up for Paceline yet? It’s an app that gives you real rewards for staying active. Plus, they launched a credit card that gives you cash back on Health & Wellness purchases, like groceries and your gym membership.  You can get an Apple watch free (legit!) and Amazon gift cards!

ReceiptPal – simply take pictures of your receipts and earn points for gift cards

Receipt Hog – simply take pictures of your receipts and earn points for an Amazon gift card, PayPal payout, or Visa Prepaid card payout.  You also can earn points to take surveys from the purchases made, and be rewarded spins when snapping at least one receipt every week!  Since 2014, I have redeemed $160 worth of payouts.

iBotta – one of the first apps I used for rewards in 2013.  This is a favorite of mine since you learn about so many new products out there… if you are wanting to try that new seasoning, why not get money back as well?  Since 2013, I have earned $1,124.59.

Achievement– use a Fitbit or other type of tracker?  Check out Achievement.  It will count your steps and earn you points, which can be redeemed for an Amazon gift card.

Paidviewpoint – Do you love taking surveys, but not spending too much time doing so?  This is a great one to join, if you haven’t already.

Fetch Rewards – Simply scan your receipt and receive points that can earn you amazon gift cards.

Inbox Dollars – Paid to click emails, surveys, money for certain items on receipts, and more!

Crowdtap – Some surveys are super quick to take – get points and redeem for gift cards.

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