Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday Dec 20-- Year in Review

First off I want to say thank you to all of my M sistas for their constant support and encouragement. I know I would not be where I am today in my weight loss journey w/o your support.

Last year about this time I decided it was time for a change. I had reached an all time high with my weight and I was so miserable. I was unhappy with where my life was and with how I felt. I knew I had to get serious about getting healthy. So I started making changes and trying to get more serious about getting healthy. I weighed in at 172 at my very highest. January, February, March all went by and I was doing little things trying to make a change but I wasn't seeing much change. I was getting more active than I had in the past but I wasn't trying like I needed to. Then in April I finally started looking into this mv thing I kept hearing about from Lori and Lisa (I love those 2). And I was watching them both working so hard to get healthy. I knew that I had to give it a shot.

So in May I posted my first mv Monday post and joined the sistahood! I can't believe the changes I have made since then. I have lost 14 lbs and several inches (I can't find my original measurements from last Jan at the moment). I got a gym membership and I actually use it, lol, we are incorporating more clean eating into our diet and cutting out most processed foods. Last week I weighed in at 158, I would have weighed in today but I forgot first thing this morning and by the time I remembered I had just eaten breakfast-maybe I will think to update this tomorrow morning.

I have done so many new things this year like getting a Wii and a new bicycle (I hadn't owned one in probably 20 years).

So thank you all for your love and support!

I also want to thank our sponsor this week and thank all the other mv sponsors like Chef's requested, Earth Footwear, EA Sports Active.

Congrats to everyone who has been kicking tail and getting fit! You all inspire me to keep going. I hope you all have a very Blessed Christmas and that this Holiday season brings you lots of Love and Joy. I will probably be off the radar for a couple weeks w/ the holidays but I will be back in action at the beginning of the year!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday Dec 6th

AHHHH Less than 20 days til Christmas. That always stresses me out a bit. I am pretty close to being done w/ my shopping but I haven't even started wrapping yet. And I always worry that I have missed an important gift for one of the girls or got more for one than another, no matter how hard I try to keep track of it all. It always works out fine but I stress about it anyway.

Stress during the holiday season is so common. I am excited to hear from our guest tonight and learn more about yoga. I have never quite gotten the hang of it all but I can totally see the benefits and how it could be good for my whole family. Life has been pretty stressful for us all this year and I think finding an activity like yoga that we can all do might be just what we need. And since it is so cold outside right now, finding something we can do inside is also a plus. Thank you Christine Ristuccia for being our guest on MvTV tonight. She has created Learn With Yoga and some ABC of Yoga cards that even the kids can do and enjoy. Yoga is supposed to be a great for your body and your mind.

Congrats again to Shelley and Rachel for finishing up their time as Mv Mom's you both really kicked some tail and I was so impressed by your before and after pics that I am considering another go at it. We will see, not committing fully but I know I need to decide quickly if I am going to do it.

Congrats also to Megan (@mnmspecial) for being chosen as our Sista of the Week.

Thank you to Earth footwear for your constant love and support for mv.