Sunday, June 6, 2010

Motivation Monday

This past week I felt great with what I accomplished. I joined the Choose You Healthy Challenge and, made sure to get in at least 30 min daily. It was alot of fun I took the boys running a couple of days, did a shred video and, of course did some of my favorite Kettle bell workouts!

The thing I am most proud of was I sat down on Thursday and, planned ahead my menu for the weekend and following week. What usually happens for me at meal times is, I am wondering around the kitchen trying to decide what to make. I usually can't decide and, just make something fast and unhealthy. The menu I had planned and, the fun shopping trip I took on Friday morning to the local Farmer's market has made eating clean super easy. If you don't buy the bad food then they aren't around for you to eat!

Before the start of Mamavation I had my eating fruit down to a T but, struggled on getting in my veggies. I recently found a great blog Green Lite Bites that has helped out tremendously. I just love the videos she post of her and her son cooking. It reminds me so much of the fun I have when I allow Big C to cook with me. So Friday night Big C and I whipped out the laptop and, her 15 minute Red Beans and Rice video and had a blast cooking. The best thing about it was he ate so many good foods he never would of eaten before.

I also got the chance to participate in Pete Cohen's weight loss program. I have finished day 3 of 21. I am going to do an update on his program tomorrow so look forward to that.

Overall I'd say it was a great week last week for staying active and, eating healthy. I think this week though I want to also throw in some more concentration on what brought me to blogging. Training to run a 5k again. So I look forward to running alot more than what I ran this week. (Which by the way was still great!!)Look for my #momsrunning on Twitter. I also, want to track my running a little better than I have been doing previously. Maybe breakout the Nike + again and, show a little more accountability.

To all my Sista's at Mamavation hang in there and, push yourself to get at least 30 min in daily and drink that water!!!

Congrats go to Morgan on being Sista of the Week! She definitely inspires me with all the running she puts in!! I hope to see my face on the Sista of the week wall one day soon ;)

More exciting news that's going on around Mamavation is EA Sports Active is sponsoring this week’s Mamavation blogging carnival and giving away a copy of "More Workouts"! You can enter here! I really want to win this because I have heard such GREAT things about it. I have the Wii fit and love that but, have heard this one is so much more fun and, such a great workout. I'd love to try out the 6 week challenge it has. So wish me luck!


bookieboo said...

I LOVE Roni from Green Lite Bites. She also does the FitBloggin conference in March which is Fantastic! Because of you, I started tuning in to her site again. Thanks! XXOO

Rachel said...

Hi there. You are doing a great job!! I too own/use/love my Nike+! Break it out... I find that using it helps keep me accountable with my distance/time/speed. :) Also... if you havent done so yet, I found this great C25K podcast on itunes that is FREE... and you can go for your walk/run with it and he will help you reach your goal of running a while 5k in 2 months! :) Worth a shot, eh? :)

Rachel said...

It sounds like you had a fanTASTic week! :) Yay for you. :)

I agree -- planning out every meal/snack is KEY. If you plan ahead and buy *just* the needed items, you are less likely to cave in and go for the bad stuff.

Good luck this next week!

(now . . . off to check out the Green Lite Bites site)

~Lori~ said...

You are doing a great job!

Good luck on all your goals for this week! You can do it!

Julie said...

Oh I need to check out that site, sounds like a winner. I am not a meal planner but I avoid buying stuff that I know I will overeat or just plain don't need. Good for you for getting a meal plan together.

Laura Kelly-Pifer said...

You've posted some really great links on here.

I too, think that shopping at the Farmer's Market is the way to go. Nothing beats fresh!

Keep up the good work and I'll look for your running posts on twitter.

CJ @CJinKY said...

I love Green Lite Bites...I just discovered it a few weeks ago but have already made several of Roni's recipes. They're all so good!

Good luck training for your 5K! I would love to get into running, but for some unknown reason it absolutely terrifies me.

JustTracyB said...

Oh I am going to check out that website. It sounds great. You had a great week! Keep it up!

lovelyritaann said...

Sounds like you had a great week! I'm going to check out that website for sure! I need all the help I can get when it comes to eating right!

kia said...

Great job on the Healthy Challenge and working on those veggies. Keep it up and your support/interaction with others and I bet you'll be a Sista of the Week.

MissShannan said...

Thanks for all the great link in your post and I agree with Rachel, I started with the C25K and it helped out a lot. And for me just registering for the race was motivational. Know ign I had a set date on the calendar helped me staty focussed. Good luck and keep up the great work.

trulytrayce said...

Way to go on a great week! I too agree Roni at GLB is fantastic! I met her at fitbloggin and she was just wonderful in person to! I'm wondering how you like your Nike + because I have that too, but haven't used it...yet... :)

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