Monday, June 28, 2010

Mamavation Monday

Well last week was a lot of hard work and in more ways than one. First I had my first week as a new member of my local gym. I had an assessment to see where I am fitness/health wise and that went pretty well. I am about where I expected to be, strong arms, weak core, and OK cardio. Everything can use improvement of course. ;) Then the next day a trainer set me up on a personal program to help me meet my goals, she gave me a series of workouts to do and told me to get in at least 30 min of cardio.

The kids also had their last day of summer school on Tues. which means for the rest of the summer I will have at least 5 kiddos here everyday. So we spent one morning at the park riding scooters and bikes (I walk/ran laps) and one afternoon playing in the sprinkler. And Friday we wrapped up the week with a trip to the NEW local water park (just my 3 not all 5, I am crazy not insane). It was a great week playing and enjoying the kids.

Keeping track of my nutrition was a little trickier than I had hoped, but I didn't give up. If I miss a day I just pick up the next day and keep going. Menu planning was helpful but I have a hard time sticking to it, my days change before I know it and that often means I either forget to pull stuff out of the freezer or I don't have enough time to fix what I planned. I try to just change days of the week when I can or eat leftovers from a previous night to help stay on track the best I can. I also decided not to meal plan on the weekends, they are always our busiest days and I always have some kind of leftover to use up so I try to do that on the weekend. I can still serve healthy meals that way (because hopefully I cooked healthy earlier in the week) but I don't have to worry about planning it so much.

I didn't do so well on the water front this week, seems like if I do good on one thing I slack somewhere else and that was water this week. On a good note, no headaches so I did ok, and I only had one can of soda for the whole week so I wasn't drinking lots of bad stuff, just not enough water. not too shabby.

Earlier this week on Twitter @bookieboo said " I want to see what u are doing to change ur lifestyle NOW in ur #Mamavation Monday posts." I think I covered that pretty well in last weeks post , and started living it this week. And I am proud to say that the changes I have made have resulted in a 1.5 lb loss this week. I have been holding steady but am not down to 165 even. I am proud that I was able to lose even after a weekend that included a lunch at a not so healthy Italian restaurant and a birthday party for my 3yo niece. That is enough motivation for me to keep sticking to it and getting better in the areas where improvements can be made (everywhere).
Watch Lives Change
In case you missed it, here is my application post to be the next Mamavation mom, please remember to tweet for me whenever you can.
"Hey @bookieboo! I want (@jamnsfld76) to be the next #Mamavation Mom. She has my support!" Thank you all for your support!

Catch you all tonight for our Mamavation TV night and tweet with you later this week. Make it a great week!! <3


Trish said...

Totally know what you mean about doing great on one area then struggling in another area. It will all come together...when we make it a part of our are doing great!

Momma On The Run said...

Your doing so good! Keep it up girl. I am so glad you finally got your app video up and are able to participate in camapign #5. I look forward to reading more about your progress!

The Maniacal Matron - @MMScarlett said...

Way to go on joining the gym! It's hard to workout around other people - especially when they are at different fitness levels. I tend to get discouraged haha

Have a great week! You can do this. i am here for support @MMScarlett

Anonymous said...

You are so rocking this, and I'm so proud of you! I like how you said you're crazy, not insane... I like that. Keep it up!!

jennydecki said...

How do you know if you have a weak core? I should Google that. Thanks for making me learn something today :)

Lisa Johnston said...

Hey Jules! You're doing a great job!

It takes one step at a time, and you're doing it!! :)

I love you, and I'm so glad that you've joined up wtih Mamavation and are serious about changing your life too!!!


jamnsfld76 said...

Jenni I know I have a weak core because I can barely do a sit up. lol 3 c-sections killed my mid section. Core strength is important to support your back too.

~Lori~ said...

Baby steps my dear and you are doing that! Awesome job!

Rachel said...

I am totally with you on the 'weak core' issue. I have had 3 c-sections... and I think just being pregnant can wreck havoc on yoru core!! The good thing is is that we can get it back... with hard work! :)

Laura Kelly-Pifer said...

You're doing great. This journey is about making it a life long thing and not a quick fix. Keep up the good work!

lovelyritaann said...

I'm really glad you figured out the video situation and got your application in! Yay! You're doing great - keep it up!

Chat soon ~ @lovelyritaann

Roxy said...

WTG on joining the gym! :) My fiance and I are looking into the local fitness club and our mouths dropped at the up front costs. Eager to read more about your trips to the gym!