Monday, May 3, 2010

My First Mamavation Monday

So what is that exactly? I don't know exactly yet, I will be honest. What I do know is that Mamavation seems to be a great network of women that are supporting each other in their fitness and weigh loss efforts. I need that kind of support and motivation so I have been trying to keep up with them (an effort I am failing miserably at right now) on twitter. But what I do manage catch I can tell these ladies are on a mission to support each other, and that is awesome.

So what is my status. Well, I am on a mission to lose 40 lbs. I can't believe that number actually, where did it all come from. Can I still blame it on my kids, the youngest is 3 1/2 years old? I blame them. Just kidding I did gain most of it during my pregnancies, but I have packed on some of it after as well. But now I am working on ME!

To date I have lost about 3 lbs. I have really been focusing on my eating habits and being more aware of what I am eating. Before I was a snacker, I still am honestly, but now I try to write down what I am eating or at least think about how much I have had already during the day and trying to stay close to a certain amount each day. It is tough but not as tough as I thought it would be. I still occasionally have a doughnut or a McDonald's Frappe, but when I do I know that it means I have to really stick to my plan the rest of the day. And I am losing weight, slow and steady. I am also fitting in more exercise. Not as much as I would like but more than I ever used to do, so that is something. And I like it too, and can tell when I need to do more. Like today, my legs hurt, A LOT, I need to break out a walk at home video or do some yoga stretches.

Some of the mamavation moms have been talking about Earth shoes, those sound really cool. Wish I had some. So here is my shameless plug hoping for a chance to win some. (I am not too proud to beg) They do sound pretty amazing though, and hey you can't win if you don't enter, right. :D

So my goals for this week.

1) Get in at least 4 days of exercise. More would be great and I need to push past 3 days a week, I can do that easily but trying to get in 4 or more days seems to be hard for me. That is my goal.

2) DRINK WATER. I won't say more water because I will be honest, I almost NEVER drink any water at all. My poor kidneys are gonna give up on me one day because of the torture I put them through. I should know I have a BS in Nutrition for goodness sake. I just don't like the plain ole stuff, I have to spruce it up. But my goal this week is to drink at least 2 glasses of water a day. that will be huge for me to accomplish. seriously it is that bad.

3) And this goal will seem silly to some of you, but I hope to figure out this whole twitter thing once and for all. Maybe my brain is just too slow or I am just too impatient but I don't really understand what is going on with all the @--- and #--- stuff. I am trying but I just... well I don't. haha

Hope everyone is ready for a great week. I am!

No comments: