Monday, July 26, 2010

What a week..

This past week has been the worst pretty horrible. Yep, I'm admitting it. I am in fact human. Last week I didn't exercise like I had been, I didn't eat the best and, I definitely didn't feel the best.  My niece and nephew came to visit me and, this turned our world a little upside down. Going to the pool almost all day every day and, to the zoo made it hard for me to concentrate on eating as good as I was. Don't get me wrong I didn't veg out on a bunch of bad food it just wasn't nearly as good as it has been. I now know some weaknesses of mine and know I need to pack healthy snacks. I was beating myself up all weekend. I know what it is I have to do so, I'm over the pouting and downing myself. It's a new week.

Let me tell you though, I so know now that not exercising make me feel like crap. I felt slow and sluggish all week. I can't wait to get back to the gym and sweat!! It also didn't help I had almost no time to get on twitter. I missed my #mamavation ladies. I can't wait to catch up with everyone.

So here's to a better week this week!!

My Scale pic:

Yep, that's right as a result to my not so good eating and, not being as active I gained 5.5lbs. I knew I was either going to maintain this week or gain a bit but, wasn't expecting that much. Bye Bye 5.5 lbs I'm going to lose you this week!

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

Tonight we chat with special guest Carla Binberg, a.k.a. @Mizfitonline you can find her blog on my right sidebar! I am super excited to hear if she has any special tips on training to run a race. As you all know I will be running my first 5k in August!
We are also going to be chatting with Katy Bowman. Katy is a bio mechanical scientist and, the creator of the Aligned and Well DVD series providing simple, mechanical solutions to diseases commonly associated with aging. I hope to hear from her about ways to prevent injury while training to run 3 races by my goal date of  Dec. 5th.

SISTA OF THE WEEK: And a BIG congratulations to Rita @lovelyritaann for being the Sista of the Week! Yay!! I LOVE Rita!! She always takes the time to visit my blog and, give me some big words of motivation. Way to go Rita!! 

See everyone tonight!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Semi Wordless Wednesday...My Refrigerator

Top shelf: Milk, Juice, Corn, my leftover from dinner (fish and, veggies) and, one of the worst drinks in the world...Pepsi (Don't worry Mamavation ladies I def don't drink it)

Middle shelf: Eggs, blueberries, honeydew, cantaloupe, apples, a single lonely plum
Bottom shelf: Greek yogurt, clementines, green grapes, ground turkey

The left crisper: organic yogurt, carrots
The right crisper: Spinach, green peppers, broccoli

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sweating buckets and, Date night!

It's that time again... Mamavation Monday!!

This week, I felt went really good for me. I started off the week with a kickboxing class and, ended the week off with the Mamavation EA active lower body workout. Holy hell that workout is rough. I was sweating buckets.

As far as my food intake this week, I felt it was pretty on point as well. I did indulge in a piece of lemon blueberry cake at my in laws on Sunday but, nothing worth getting upset over. I had a date night Saturday  at Bone Fish which is one of my fav restaurants and, I actually did really well at choosing healthy options. I opted for the long fin tilapia plain with a side of veggies. The waiter asked me what kinds of sauce I wanted on the fish and, I asked if I could get it plain. He looked at me like I was the worst person ever but, I did not regret my decision. The fish was still fantastic.

I always weigh-in on Friday morning but, this week I was eager to see the scale earlier. See, I had been working out alot this week and last and, I was super excited to see if the pounds were melting off. I decided to jump on the scale Thursday morning and was SHOCKED at what I saw. I weighed in at 179!!! That is a 9 lb weightloss!! I have never lost that much weight in one week. I immediately got on twitter and DMed Leah. She told me to give her a call and, we chatted about weather or not I was eating enough. She assured me that I was eating enough that it was probably just due to all the extra sweat sessions I was putting in. She did warn me though that since it was such a drastic weight drop I might gain some weight next week or even gain some muscle weight. I am ok with that I need some muscle on this body! LOL. She did point out to me that I should probably start keeping track of my calorie intake. I am going to shoot to eat around 1600 calories. I will let everyone know how that goes. I ended up losing 1 more lb by the time I took my picture on Friday! 10 lb weightloss overall this week Wahoo!

I am super excited that something is actually working for a change. I feel in the groove and ready to get fit!!

Here's my scale pic and, a cute little "Biggest Loser" style scale I doodled up!

I hope all my Sista's have a fantastic week!

Now on to some Housekeeping!

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

SISTA OF THE WEEK: Congrats go to Lori @gutimom for being the Sista of the Week! Yay! She so deserves this!

BLOGGING CARNIVAL: This week's blogging carnival is sponsored by Chiquita Banana. They are giving away a VIB (Very Important Blogger) Basket, stuffed with all sorts of goodies.
I usually eat a banana every morning on my drive to the gym. I don't like to workout on a lot of food so a banana is just great! Keeps me fueled for the workout but doesn't make me get an upset stomach. Both my boys LOVE banana's.We also love all the little snack packs of fruit they make. My fav is the pineapple bites! Yumm! So, if we win this basket it will be in good hands!

SISTAHOOD: If you are interested in pledging to the Mamavation Sistahood, Monday is the time to do it. Please go here for instructions. Invitations are done on Wednesdays over twitter.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Semi Wordless Wednesday!!

My phone wallpaper inspires me!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

What will you not give up while your trying to shed pounds?

There is one thing I absolutly love and, will never gid rid of forever no matter what the eating plan says. I will always find a way to get this food in my eating plan at least once a month.

Oh my beloved Mac and Cheese!

What's your's?

Move it and Lose it

I have been living the "Move it and Lose it " motto for almost 2 months now. I am literally getting up and, moving every way I can to try and lose these stubborn 50lbs I have gained over the last 5 years. This week has been no different. It was however more challenging than the past couple weeks. My boys caught some type of flu bug. We are thinking it came from the new gym we just joined. So since they had this nasty flu I wasn't able to take them to the gym with me. If they can't go to the gym neither can I. I've had to resort to fitness at home.

I did some runs at the local park.
Tried my 1st Walk at home video and loved it. Continued to do it 3 times this week.
I did two Kettlebell workouts on Live Fit Revolution.

I felt pretty good about what I accomplished on my own at home but, wasn't sure if I had done enough. My food intake was pretty on point. I managed to get in 95 oz of water in 6 out of the 7 days. I added tons of veggies/fruits to every meal. I would say this week has been a super week for me!

My scale pic for the week!

That's a weightloss of -2 lbs

What's the next step for me? More Move it and Lose it!! This week is the kick off to Mamavation's "Move it and Lose it" Challenge. The Move it and Lose it Challenge is a 7 week challenge to see who loses the most percentage of body weight. (Think Biggest Loser) The winner of the challenge receives a pair of Earth Footwear Shoes and, $500.00!!!! Thank you Earth Footwear you guys ROCK!!

...So here is the dreaded "before and after" pics. Please don't stare at them long as they will start playing tricks on you and, make me look more fat than I really am!!

Sorry I had to scare you like that I promise you this will be the last time you will see pictures like this from me again!

My Measurements

               As of June 28, 2010                                                   As of July 9, 2010

              Right Leg: 25in                                                            Right Leg: 24.5
              Left Leg: 26 in.                                                            Left Leg: 24
              Right Arm: 12.5 in.                                                      Right Arm: 11.5
              Left Arm: 12 in.                                                           Left Arm: 11.5
             Waist: 36 in.                                                                 Waist: 36in.
             Hips: 44 in.                                                                  Hips: 43 in.
             Bust: 40 in.                                                                   Bust: 39 in.

Alright so now that's out of the way, I have some housekeeping to attend to.

MAMAVATION TV: There will be no Mamavation TV this Monday. Instead we will be holding a Twitter Party with lots of goodies to giveaway. The Twitter Party will be on 7/12 from 8-10EST Make sure you join us and, find out who the next two Mamavation moms will be! Good luck ladies!
The Giveaways include
1. Earth Footwear (3 pairs, 3 winners)

2. EA SPORTS Active OR “More Workouts” (value $60, 3 sets, 3 winners)

3. Gruve (value $300, 3 sets, 3 winners)

4. Tracey Mallett Fitness DVDs (value $20, 2 DVDS, 2 winners)

6. EatSmart Precision Pro Scale* (value $28, 3 scales, 3 winners)(*Disclosure, any sales from proceeds of this post go to the Mamavation Open Sky shop, but is then donated to charity or a social media mom in need.)

7. Chefs Requested 100 Calorie Steak Packs (4 packages per winner, 3 winners)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Wahoo!! Really?? Me??

Image courtesy of

This Week I was honored with the award of Sista of the Week through the Mamavation program. As most of my readers know I have been with Mamavation since May of this year and, am loving the group of ladies that are apart of it. I am so happy to have gotten this award this week it has made me feel alot better with losing out of the running for Mamavation mom. Don't worry I'm not discouraged you'll be seeing my face next campaign. If you have time, please head on over to Mamavation's website and read the little snippet on me being chosen as Sista of the Week. While your there make sure you vote for your favorite applicant for Mamavation mom. I know I did!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

What's so special about that date??

Bookieboo and Mizfit have decided to team up to run  The Rock n' Roll Half Marathon in Vegas on December 5th. Not only is this a big goal for them, they have welcomed their communities to join in with them. As much I would LOVE to join them in running the half I just don't see this happening for me at this time. They have extended the challenge to everyone in their community who can't attend to set December 5th as a special goal for yourself as well.

What will be my goal for December 5th? I have set so many goals for myself lately it was hard to choose one that would be as awesome as participating in the half. My goal is to participate in at least three 5k races by Dec. 5th. However, I am secretly hoping I will crush that goal much earlier and re-set my Dec. 5th goal to run a 10k!! How awesome would that be!

I encourage all my readers to set a goal for themselves! What will your goal for December 5th be?

Wordless Wednesday!

4th of July Fun!

Monday, July 5, 2010


Today is the day @bookieboo makes the final 5 choices for the Mamavation mom campaign 5. I am so nervous to read her decision yet, so excited to continue on in the Mamavation mom journey if chosen or to compete in the move it and loose it campaign.

This week I faced a couple challenges. First of all I ended up hurting my bicep muscle in my good ole Body Pump class and ended up having to take an extra rest day. Lesson learned though, make sure you take a rest day in between Body Pump classes or you will regret it. Secondly as you all know it's the 4th of July weekend. I didn't binge eat but, I didn't eat exceptionally healthy like I should have. Saturday and Sunday I had deserts after my meal and, I'm not even a big dessert eater. I did drink lots of water due to the extremely hot temps here in Maryland. Then to top of my week Sunday after lunch I started feeling sick to my stomach and getting a sharp pain around my chest. This lasted all night I'm pretty sure that it is my ulcer back in action. So I didn't eat any of my healthy snacks or even dinner last night. I did wake up at 4 am still feeling pains but, also hunger pains so I did eat a slice of wheat bread.

So even though my food consumption wasn't on par. My fitness was pretty good with the exception of an extra off day. I made sure to hit the gym 5 days out of the 6 planned.
My goals for next week are to get in 6 days of exercise and to continue to eat healthy.

As far as the campaign goes, I just wanted to wish all the ladies good luck. This group of ladies are the best and I give all the credit in the world to @bookieboo for having to make this decision. No matter who gets chosen I will continue in my goals as well as helping to support the ladies chosen!!

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

SISTA OF THE WEEK: Congrats to @MMScarlett for being the Sista of the Week!

BLOGGING CARNIVAL: This week's blogging carnival is sponsored by @BSkinz. BSkinz is a fitness line for women full of patterned and colorful compression wear. The winner of this week's blogging carnival will get a bottom and sports bra of their choosing. The value will be about $50. @BSkinz look extremely cute, I would love to win these to wear to my 1st 5k in August!

Now for my Weigh in!!

I LOST 3lbs!! Wahoo!

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