Sunday, June 27, 2010

I'm going through Changes!!

No, I'm not going through changes like Ozzy!! These are good changes!! Although, it is a GREAT song :)



This Mamavation Monday post is a big one for me. I am in the process of trying to win a contest to become the next Mamavation Mom. This is so important to me to win. I want so badly to get my family living a healthy lifestyle. I have for about 5 years now longed to get back to being healthy. I have been busting my butt off sending emails and tweets to friends and family asking for help in supporting me.

 Well today while I was talking to my mom on the phone about the contest and, what I’ve accomplished so far something clicked. I AM in the process of getting my family back to living a healthy lifestyle. I AM in the process of getting my healthy self back. I have come so far already since joining Mamavation about a month ago. My family used to hardly ever eat fresh food. We used to eat microwaved food every night. If it was cooked fast we ate it. Now we eat fresh meals everyday. We eat lots of fruits and veggies. We always eat a healthy protein and, even have one day a week we don’t eat meat and get our protein from beans. We take a daily walk or go to the park to play. Even my oldest boy is asking for healthy snacks when he’s hungry!!

Then there is me. When I wake up in the morning I get my phone out and, check my calendar to see what is on my workout plan for the day. I crave that workout. I haven’t craved a run or a workout in 5 yrs. It is such a great feeling. I even have found a love for those horrible Kettlebells I hated at the beginning. They are making me hurt in places I’ve never hurt before. This past week I went out for lunch for the first time since joining Mamavation and, I think I did pretty darn good. I had a salad with half of a dry turkey burger. It was delicious and, I didn't feel bad asking for it to be cooked dry.


 Trust me I still really want to be the next Mamavation mom. However, I am looking at this a whole lot differently. I want to be the next Mamavation mom so I can step up my game a little more. I need that extra kick in the butt to remind me why I am doing this. I need a whole different level of accountability. Right now it is so easy for me to just slip back into my old self. If I don’t feel like planning my menu for the week what’s to say I wont slip and pop in that pizza cause it’s easy. If I am doing this much on my own just think of what I can do with the help of the Mamavation gurus out there.

What changes have I made and, need to make a habit:

1. No soda: I started this the day I joined Mamavation almost a month ago and, have had one soda!! I’m not missing it much. I am however a little bored of only water. I don’t drink coffee. So if you have any suggestions of something I can have occasionally that wont hurt my weightloss I’m all ears.

2. No alcohol: This one was almost easier than the no soda. I don’t go out often as much anymore so no need to really drink on my own.

3. Workout at least 30 minutes a day: This one is still a work in progress. I had a bout with shin splints and, now tight hamstrings so I’ve had an extra rest day now 2 weeks since I started.

4. Run 6 days a week: Even if I only run 1 mile. This will help me get to my 5k goal.

5. Don’t eat after 7pm.

6. Get to bed by 12pm.: I am such a night owl. This has been the hardest for me.

7. Eat 7 fruit and veggie servings a day.

I am going to continue to make these a priority and soon they all will become second nature.

Don’t forget to Tweet or Facebook vote for me please!!

Hey @bookieboo! I want @trulove821 to be the next #Mamavation Mom. She has my support! http://bit.ly/zqUxa

 
Application are being accepted until June 30, 2010. 5 finalist then will appear July 5, 2010. Voting for top 2 Mamavation Moms will go until July 12, 2010. Winner’s will be announced July 12, 2010 5-7pm PST/ 8-10pm EST. Mamavation Campaign #5 runs July 12th-Aug 27th 2010.

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

SISTA OF THE WEEK: Congrats go to Jessica Bolin @all_about_savin for being the Sista of the Week! Yay Jess!! I’m so glad she got this. She is so deserving!! Keep on pushing girl your doing GREAT!!



BLOGGING CARNIVAL: This week's blogging carnival is sponsored by @LingerieDOTcom. LingerieDOTcom has so many things to choose from. They have bra’s, panties, robes and even some costumes. They do carry plus sizes as well. What will I be getting if I get this prize? Hmm…Some things should be left to the imagination right?

I do think this one is pretty classy! ; )

18 comments:

Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader said...

Heya! Have you tried the couch to 5K running program? it's a gradual introduction to running and will get you running 5K in about 8 weeks. The nice part is that it helps to keep those injuries at bay and is very motivating. Good luck in the Mamavation Campaign and congrats on all the changes you've made - you're doing a great job!

Roxy said...

Have you tried melatonin for sleeping? It has worked wonders for lots of night owls I know. Just a thought... :)

Have you tried adding stuff to your water? Lemon, fruit, etc... just to give it a little more taste. That or add fruits and veggies with water in a blender and drink.

Keep up the good work!

The Maniacal Matron - @MMScarlett said...

Best of luck with the Mamavation campaign!

Like you, I need to work on getting to bed at a decent hour. It is 20 til midnight and i have to get up at 6! Maybe I need to institute your rule too!

Rachel said...

Look at you!! You are already making positive steps in the right direction to live a fit and healthy lifestyle! I am proud of you! :) Keep up the great work!! :)

lovelyritaann said...

Sounds like you are already doing a great job at making those changes. I've went a little slower but now realize my goals are within my reach.
It's funny because my post's title has the word changes in it & I thought of Ozzy's song & almost posted it lol

Chat soon ~ @lovelyritaann

Puanani503 said...

Great post and best of luck on the Mamavation Campaign. I like your rules. 7 pm eating limit is on my list as well. I'm a night owl too and it's now 2:51 am as we speak. So looks like I'll be shutting down after this. You have an awesome list going and I know you'll do great!

carla said...

ok I am with you on all BUT number one :)
Im no rolemodel there and do my one a day every day...needed or not but usually NEEDED :)

and I also second the couch to 5k notion!

Ive not tried but people ADORE.

MizFit

awelbaum said...

Nice job! That salad looks AMAZING! It's only 10am and now I want a big beast salad!

Momma On The Run said...

I love big salads!! Yumm! Expecially when its so hot outside.

jennydecki said...

Yea for salads and burgers with no condiments! We chop our salads and it makes them way easier to eat. I do miss the big pieces of cauliflower like you have on yours tho. Nummy!

~Lori~ said...

Great post! Glad to see you had a "click" moment! This is for you and for your family! You can do this!

Lisa Johnston said...

I love it when things just CLICK!!!

You're doing an awesome job, and I'm so very proud of you!!!!

Paige Bayer said...

It sounds like you've made some amazing changes for yourself and your family! Healthy, fresh food is the best step ever!! I am gonna send you some tweet love now for the campaign! God luck! xxo

YouthfulTips said...

Great post on commitment and changes! I just tweeted for you! :)

http://youthfultips.blogspot.com

CJ @CJinKY said...

I'm so glad things have clicked for you! I'm a night owl too...which is really putting a damper on getting up early and running. As far as drinks go, if I'm really craving something other than water, I go for milk. I like Crystal Light too, especially since they now have a Pure Fitness variety with no artificial sweeteners, flavors, or preservatives.

Momma On The Run said...

Thank you ladies!! I'm loving everyones advice and support!

Trista said...

You are doing great! I too am a night owl and struggling with having something other than water to drink b/c I don't drink tea or coffee.

bookieboo said...

I love what you said...

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