Sunday, June 13, 2010

Help A Sista Out!!

Sitting down to write this blog I wanted so badly to be like a lot of the ladies and, shout out a weight loss. However, I realized today I never weighed myself at the start of Mamavation. So I really don’t know how much weight I have lost or if any. I will weigh myself, take my measurements and get those up for everyone.

I don’t know if this happens to you ladies or not but sometimes I get on the scale it says one number I get off the scale thinking "Really, do I really weigh that?" I will move the scale back down to the floor, get back on and, it says another number. I don’t know, maybe its time for a new scale!! Maybe I will use my Wii scale it’s pretty accurate right?

I think that my diet was pretty consistent this week. Stayed away from the sugars and, junk food. Late night snacking is pretty much gone from my life as of lately. If I do decide I need one I’ve been reaching for a handful of almonds..Yumm! I’ve been following my menu I made for the week and it went very well. Being prepared really helps. This time around though I think I’m going to do them 2 weeks at a time and make the grocery list a head of time. I think it will help me with seeing what we have extra of and, what were missing. The hot temps around here have made it very simple for me to drink all my water. I am downing it bottle after bottle. Lol. Even my oldest has been asking for it more and more.

If you notice on the left hand side I have added my google calendar to my blog. This is to help hold myself to a planned workout. It also emails me a reminder. So, If your not busy during the day after of course you've gotten in your workout visit my blog, look at my training calendar and please HELP A SISTA OUT send me a nice little message on twitter saying “Shannon have you ran your 3 miles today?” Or, “Shannon get your butt in gear get on that Wii fit and tackle those 30 minutes.” This would help out lots!!
Oh and, follow my it..right know you want to!!

Wish I looked this good using the jogging Stroller!
We visited the park twice this week and took a walk as a family it was nice to chat and get some exercise in. I have a new found respect for all those jogging stroller mommas out there. Pushing 60lbs of children and, another 20 or so lbs of the stroller is a lot of work. I was hurting afterwards. If you read my previous post, you know my shins have been killing me. I’ve iced them like crazy and now am taking it slow cross training and walking. I’m going to attempt to run again this week starting a little slower to see how it goes.

Goals for this week:
Follow my training schedule
Continue to make better food choices
Attempt to run again
Buy a pedometer to track my steps
Buy a measuring tape to measure my inches
Find a fun run for Big C to enter

MAMAVATION TV: Join us Monday night at 7pm PST/10pm EST on Mingle Media TV.

SISTA OF THE WEEK: Congrats to CJ @CJinKY for being the Sista of the Week! Thanks for all the support CJ your such a sweet person!!

BLOGGING CARNIVAL: This week's blogging carnival is sponsored by Flatout Bread. You NEED to check out their website if you haven’t already. It has so many great recipes and, their blog has some of the best fitness and safety tips out there!! At my house we LOVE the 5 Grain Flax Fold It’s for our Turkey Burgers!! Their only 100 cals and whopping 9g of PROTEIN!! I love my protein :) My favorite snack is to cut the Flatbread’s up and toast them a little in the oven to make them warm and crispy. I then dip them in my favorite hummus. Yumm!!
Flatout Bread is giving away 4 baskets with lots of goodies on Mamavation TV tonight! I hope I get a chance to win this basket and, try some of the products I haven’t tried yet!!


Rachel said...

You ARE doing amazing!! But yes, I agree with you that you need to jot down your measurements for YOU to know how far you have come on this journey!:) (You don't have to share your specific pounds/inches either... just so YOu know). :)

Looking forward to returning to give you the "push/kick" you need to continue down this path for healthy living... mama on the run! :)

(check out and feel free follow my blog too) :)

carla said...

I love the idea of HELPING A SISTA out!
Ill be baaacccck (please to read like old school Arnold :))


Trish said...

You are doing great! I will try to remember to help ya out by nagging you on twitter!! =)

Laura Kelly-Pifer said...

I love the calendar idea. It's a great tool to help you make time for you activities!

KarlaBond said...

You are doing great! You have made wonderful changes. You can do it!

Anonymous said...

Keep it up! I like the calendar idea, I might have to add some things on to mine in a different color and see how well I do!

Rachel said...

Ooooo -- you totally reminded me that I'm supposed to meet a friend this evening and job (with kiddos) around our park. EEEEK! I had forgotten!

The calendar idea is a GREAT idea (although, for some reason it isn't showing up for me . . instead, its displaying a "sign into google" box).

Yes, grab those almonds -- they are a great snack. Try to pair them with a fruit (or dried fruit). . . the combination of the almonds (good fat/s protein) and the fruit (fiber) has been proven to be the perfect combo! Especially for feeling full and losing weight.

Roxy said...

Can't think of a better snack than almonds.

I agree with Rachel -- the calendar idea is a GREAT idea. I might just steal that. ;)

~Lori~ said...

You are doing a great job! Planning meals is the best!

Lisa Johnston said...

Rock the Almonds girl! You're really doing a great job! I'm here for ya!! You're just plum awesome!!!!!!

Hope you have a fantabulous week!!!!

Lisa @ljenator

Katie aka Sailors Princess said...

good idea with the calander, I'd like to try that too. You are doing a rockin job, have a great week

Momma On The Run said...

Thank you everyone for the motivation! I love that alot of you have already started getting on me on twitter!! Everyone is so great:)

CJ @CJinKY said...

My scale totally does the same thing to me. I was told it's because it's a "cheap" (I paid about $20 for it) one. I tend to weigh myself at the same time on the same day every week. I also weigh myself 3 times in a row, and use the average. It may not be scientifically sound, but it works for me!

Also, thanks for the shout out! I'll definitely be twitter stalking you because I'm starting to train for a 5k. Don't be alarmed, I'm really not that creepy.

Momma On The Run said...

CJ: Lol! I welcome the twitter stalking!! We can motivate eachother:)

kia said...

Great goals. A tape measure is a wonderful metric for your long-term progress. I thought that stroller picture was you at first and my eyes bugged out, yeah, I hope to look that good with a running stroller one day too. I'll bug ya on twitter, you have to work out early because of the temps right?

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