Monday, June 21, 2010

Kick it into high gear- Mamavation Monday

Another week of no loss, and I am not gonna take it anymore. I refuse to have another week of getting by. So here is my plan.

1) I sucked it up and joined a gym. They were running a special w/ a really low enrollment fee so I did it. Now to pray I can afford to pay it for a year, we will get to that bridge when we get there.

2)I made a meal plan. I have everything I need to carry it out.

3) I am going to keep a journal of everything that goes in my mouth.

4) I am going to drown myself with water. I am going to set a timer to drink water every hour and plan to drink at least 8 oz at a time when I do.

I thought I had a good week, but when once again the scale wasn't my friend I knew it was time for a new attack mode. I had already planned a menu for the week but I knew I needed to journal to keep myself honest. And well I battle water so much and find if I am not a home I don't follow through so I will give myself a gentle reminder w/ a timer on my cell. I went in Friday and signed up for the gym membership because I know that if I am spending my money for it I am going to use it, and it will be easier to make my gym appointments because I have to leave the house to go do it, and I will have to make plans for the kids to go some where so I will need to schedule it like an appointment. Plus they do offer childcare if I need it, at 2 bucks per child (I have 3) I hope not to need to use that too often but it is there if I do.

I am also excited that I registered for my first 5K. It is on July 4th, which is a Sunday so that means I need to finish before church because I am scheduled in the nursery that day. That should give me some extra motivation. I don't plan to run much of it but I felt like I needed to push myself to do something new, so even if I walk all of it, I will complete it and I will be proud that I did.

So why all this effort. Well I am planning to apply to be one of the next Mamavation Moms but I figure if I am not picked I need to have a plan and why wait until then, I may as well get my plan in action now. I will be posting (hopefully later today or tomorrow) my application, so be on the lookout. I will need all your support.

I am truly excited for tonight's mamavation tv. Shay from the Biggest Loser will be with us to share tips and advice. I have become a big fan of hers so I can't wait to "meet" her on Mamavation. This week our blogging carnival is sponsored by Subway which is pretty fitting since Subway has continued to challenge Shay in her weight loss journey. And my family and I love Subway when we want to "eat out," I love it because I can feed my family something healthy for less and my kids love it because they get to pick what they put on their sandwich. Its a win win!

Congrats to our Sista of the Week @Rachel_L. I can not express how excited I am for her. She was one of our last Mamavation Moms and she has really blossomed. You are such an inspiration.

14 comments:

~Lori~ said...

So proud of you for joining a gym and signing up for a 5K! You are doing awesome! Head up and you can do this! I cant wait to see your mamavation app!

Angela said...

Getting a gym membership is a big step! I like to factor a cost per visit to motivate me to go more frequently. The more you go, the less it "costs" each time. I like your timer idea for the water. :)

Trish said...

Yay for signing up for a 5K!!

Jess said...

I love the timer idea for water. I am thinking about buying a hydra coach to help me. Congrats on signing up for the 5k I think that is remarkable. I also look forward to seeing your app!

kia said...

Good luck on your goals and campaign. Try not to overwhelm yourself with large goals, remember those baby steps. I know you'll work well towards your 5K, they are fun1

Momma On The Run said...

Yay! Congrats on joining the gym and signing up for a 5k. You have great goals!! I can't wait to see your application!

Rachel said...

Those are great goals! I look forward to viewing your application video!! You can do this! :)

Kim said...

Show that scale who's boss (preferably w/a hammer). Remember that they are mean & spiteful & don't tell you the whole story. How your clothes fit & how you feel will tell you the truth. Can't wait to see your video! Congrats on signing up for the 5K. You go & kick it's tushy (by finishing)! *hugs*

The Maniacal Matron said...

Best of luck with the 5K! You can do it.

Best of luck with the Mamavation app process! I can't wait to see your vlog. Let me know when it's up so I can tweet my support!!!

Remember... Baby Steps :)

Have a great week

bookieboo said...

85% of what you put in your mouth is weight loss. The exercise helps you lose the weight over the long haul, gets you healthier, and then sets you up for success to maintain it forever. Look at it like that. I love how you got the gym membership...now do the meal plan & schedule those gym visits in. XXOO

lovelyritaann said...

That is really great that you joined a gym! We have a dinky one here in my very small town. They have childcare but for only like an hour early in the morning... Love the timer idea for the water! So far, you're the second mom that has posted that this week!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Yay for having a plan, for using a timer for water drinking, for signing up for the gym! You are on the RIGHT track, girlfriend!!

Looking forward to seeing your video!

awelbaum said...

Nice job joining a gym AND signing up for a 5K! That's awesome! I can't wait to hear how both are working for you!

Roxy said...

Whatever it takes, right? :) We're here for ya! Good idea re: the timer. Great minds think alike.