Sunday, August 8, 2010

Get my butt in Gear Monday!!

Happy Monday everyone!! This past week was a pretty good week for me. I reached a couple goals I wanted to reach. There were a couple I didn't quiet reach just yet but, will continue this week to make that happen.

So, this weekend is "The Weekend" I will be participating in my first 5k since last running one 10 yrs ago. I'm extremely nervous. I don't think I'm ready for what I want to accomplish. I think I set to high of standards for myself. I did not train as hard as I wanted to. After I get this race under my belt it will be full speed ahead to train for the next ones coming up in Sept and, Oct. I would love any and all advice to help me reach my goals on these next to races. I'm going to kind of use this race to give me a reminder of what I need to do to finish a 5k. I've ran some 5k's on the treadmill and a couple on the road but, they weren't outstanding. My goal is to finish this 5k with out stopping. Wish me luck!!

Last week I did pretty well with getting in my workouts at the gym and at home. As of this week I will be adding more running to my workouts!

My goals for this week:
Commit time to be more active on Twitter.
Commit time to comment on the sista's post's.
Drink more water. (I have skimped on this and have been feeling super dehydrated)
Add more running to my workout.

My Scale Pics:

I lost .5lb this week resulting in a total of 18lbs since my application to Mamavation Mom!! I'm so happy with my results so far!!

My Measurements:

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

SISTA OF THE WEEK: And a BIG congratulations to Julie Mansfield @jamnsfld76 for being the Sista of the Week!
BLOGGING CARNIVAL: This week's blogging carnival is sponsored by Lori @gutimom as an Avon Representative. Here is all the swag she is giving away:

Cherry Blossom Naturals Set - $32 full retail value

Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Body Spray, Cosmetic Bag

Haiku Fragrance and Body Set - $49 full retail value

Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Shimmering Body Powder, Roll On Antiperspirant, Perfume

Foot Works Hodge Podge - $33 full retail value

Watermelon Foot Scrub, Spray Gel, Cooling Lotion; Original Conditioning Foot Soak, Exfoliating Bar Soap; Green Tea & Mint Exfoliating Scrub

Advance Techniques Professional Hair Care 2-IN-1 Healthy Shine Shampoo and Conditioner (Daily Results) - $4.00 full retail value

Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus - Expedition Insect Repellent with SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray Pump with Vitamin E (Gentle Breeze) - $14 full retail value

Magix Face Perfecter with SPF 20 (Clear) - $10 full retail value

Spafinder Callous Remover - $10 full retail value

Spafinder Gel Eye Mask - $10 full retail value

These items will be divided up for the Blogging carnival winner AND a winner at Mamavation TV.

Wow!!! Thank you so much Lori! I love Avon item's. I actually used to be an Avon rep myself back in the day. I had to stop because I was buying more products than I was selling. Lol.
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.


gretablau said...

Way cool on the 5K! If you've trained for it, you should be able to run the whole thing. I guess that's kind of my goal too for the first one I have done in 4 years. It's about 4-5 weeks from now and I'm behind on the C25K training!

I think I'll sign up for more after that so I can work on time goals, etc.

18 pounds is awesome!! you've lost almost 10% of your starting weight!! Awesome work!

Kimberly said...

Good Luck on the 5K! I cannot wait to see how you do! That is my December 5th goal. You are doing great with your weight loss! And I love the Biggest Loser-esque graphic you posted with your weight! Too cute! Have a great week!

Lisa Johnston said...

WHOO HOOOOO!! I can't wait to hear allllll about what you ARE DEFINITELY GOING TO ACCOMPLISH with the 5k!!


carla said...

AWESOME about the 5k!!!!

and Im joining you in the water goal.

sign me:



Amanda said...

Good Job!!!! I just ran my first 5k in July and it was hard, but I finished and it was THE BEST feeling ever! Awesome!!!

Krista said...

Very awesome about the 5K! Go you!! I just started C25K today :) I am sure you are going to completely rock it!

jennydecki said...

Can't wait to hear how the 5k goes! WooHOO!

Laura said...

18lbs is fantastic! you must feel SO much better!

keep up the great work hun~!

Laura @SeeLauraRun

bookieboo said...

Wow! Great progress girl....I'm cheering you on! XXOO

Stephen and Amanda O'Dair blog said...

yeha a 5k! You are so rocking it girl!

The Maniacal Matron - @MMScarlett said...

Good luck this weekend on the 5K! Look at how many inches you've lost with the 18 pounds?? YEAH!

Have a great week

Rachel said...

Woot! A 5k!! You are going to rock it!! HUGS

kia said...

Shannon I am giddy for you! My only advice is to re-evaluate your goal of not stopping, walking isn't always bad. I say that from the point of view of the Galloway method and the success of that strategy to do races to avoid injury. Either way enjoy yourself and congrats on your return to races.

Shawnee said...

Wow, you're really losing inches off your core. Good job!!

Roxy said...

You are doing fabulous. Good luck on the 5k!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your first 5K in all these years! No matter how it goes, that's a huge accomplishment! Good for you! And good job on the half pound as well!

Pamela M. Kramer said...

Girl I am so cheering you on!!!! I too have the same goal with the 5K. I don't care how turtle like I am, I just want to finish without walking. I have a 5K coming up on Saturday. Good luck.

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