What are your Active Birthday Ideas?

by DanicasDaily on October 1, 2012

Happy Monday all!  It was so fun to hear all about everyone’s adventures at the Roller Derby on yesterday’s post.  It totally brought back memories of all the times I went skating growing up and made me realize, we need to go more often.  We were actually joking about how we need to come up with something “active” to do for our birthdays.

  • So far, we have gone Go Kart Racing for my birthday….
  • Camping In Lake Tahoe for my nephews birthday….
  • We travelled all over for The Husband’s birthday month this year, but, more importantly, we went to a really BIG Water Park last year.
  • Roller Skating for my niece’s birthday…..
  • We are doing something super secret for another birthday coming up but it’s active and I can’t say yet….soon though LOL.

It is kind of crazy to think about how much we are just “BIG KIDS” when you think of our celebrations like that!

This morning I got back into my groove and fit in a 35 minute jog/walk on the treadmill to start my day off.  I need to remember how much that puts me in the right mindset for the day to make it a successful day.

Post workout, The Husband “made” us breakfast…..


He stacked up 3 Brown Sugar Banana Nut Mini Muffins on my spider plate (SF+5 WPA) – 5 points+


And rounded it out with a banana plus a big cup of Italian Roast Coffee ~ LOVE!


As much as I love those muffins, I am always hungry a couple of hours later.  I snacked on a green fruit bowl that The Husband made plus a light string cheese. (SF) – 1 points+


I couldn’t wait to dive into lunch today ~ partly because I was hungry and partly because I knew it was going to be delicious.

I started with a big bowl of Broccoli Slaw topped with 1 Tbsp of sunflower seeds & 1 Tbsp Spicy Thai Peanut Dressing (SF+2 WPA) – 2 points+


Then, I moved onto a big bow of Slow Cooker Turkey & Vegetable Chili that I made up this weekend.  I totally topped it with Sriracha to make it even spicier. (SF) – 5 points+


After reviewing 500 pages all morning long, I decided I had earned a fun sized Twix!  I am considering it a success to only have one. (SF+2 WPA) – 2 points+


Some days it doesn’t matter what I eat, I am still hungry.  To keep from eating the house down as soon as I walked in, I snacked on a Fage 0% Greek Yogurt with Blueberry.

(SF+1 WPA for the jam) – 3 points+


I am really glad we grilled up extra last night just so we could have leftovers tonight.  It allowed me to get dinner on the table in like 5 minutes.

I started with 2 green chili corn tortillas topped with Cabot Sharp Cheddar Light and Jalapenos.


Layered on some fajita veggies….


Topped with Honey Chipotle BBQ Chicken with hot sauce on the side for dipping.  I had planned on making salads with this chicken but went with what I really wanted ~ Fajitas!

(SF+ 4 WPA for the two tortillas) – 8 points+


STATS (12 am – 7:30pm)

  • 2,262 calories burned
  • 7,079 steps taken
  • 14 WPA used, 28 WPA remaining (24 daily points+)


AL is keeping me honest….this message popped up today:


About my slacking off a bit last week…..Time to step it up this week! Love the reality check…


  • AL – 4 activity points, 92% (I am off to go find some activity to get to 100%!)


Have you ever had an “active” birthday?  If so, what did you do?  If not, what have you always wanted to do for an “active” birthday?

Night all!

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