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Mamavation Monday – Motivation to Keep Moving Forward

August 21, 2011 Amanda 15 Comments

Happy Mamavation Monday everyone!  I’m feeling mighty proud of myself this week after two weeks of sluggery.  I’ve been doing SO much better eating and exercise wise!  I even told Leah (aka Bookieboo) last week that I could feel my muscles growing.  I had forgotten what an exhilarating feeling that is.  And then yesterday after the weigh-in, after I got some relief (more of that at the bottom of this post), it reminded how motivating weight-loss was and how good it felt to know you were making the right choices and the work you’re doing is paying off.  It’s just a really good feeling.  I do want to give you a hint though I didn’t have to pay $5 this week!

Yesterday though, I allowed myself a rest day…with the exception of some Burpees (I started my own 100 Day Burpee Challenge since I missed out on the official Mamavation one.)  I spent the week being grateful for the awesome encouragement from Mr. Bookieboo to keep trying to do push-ups, a little at a time, and from my Sistas who kept me motivated and supported all week long.  Thank you all for that.

Let’s get to the weekly break down.

The Numbers

Date: 8/21/2011

Weigh-in: 166.6 (-1.8) (Not too bad if I do say so.  At least the arrow’s going in the right direction now!)

Goal Weight: 140

Non-Scale Related Triumph: I have already washed all of our fresh fruit for the week and have all of my snack pre-proportioned into serving sizes, so that I can make positive choices all week and save time while doing it!

Healthy Living Breakdown

Exercise: Ok.  I feel like I’m doing pretty decent here right now.  I’m playing a variety of Wii workout games, mixing it up with a little EA Sports Active More Workouts daily and some Fit-in-Six mixed in as well.  I’ve also been practicing yoga daily and honestly that’s where I feel the strongest, where I can feel the changes my body is making the best.  When I am practicing yoga my body feels strong and solid…I love that.  I’ve also talked a group of my friends (my fellow Biggest Loser HC team members) into walking for the two hours twice a week while KG was in cheerleading.  We even raced up huge hills and around blocks, it was fun and we pushed each other a little more each day.  I’m looking forward to continuing to do that!

Water: I have to say I think I did pretty darn good this week with the water.  I consistently drank 4+ bottles (equivalent to 8-8 Fl. Oz. glasses) daily and cut down my coffee consumption…some. You do not want to see me without coffee. It’s bad.  I didn’t drink any soda this week, but I did enjoy a glass of sweet tea last night…ok, maybe two.

Eating Habits: I did a little better this week with my eating choices and really I’m telling myself baby steps.  I did have some days when I chose (yes, I made the choice each time) to not eat super healthy, but overall I think I did much better.  I have been much more conscious about what I’m eating this week and plan to continue to make better choices as the weeks and months carry on.  I’m still allowing myself small treats (and occasionally not so small), but I’m also following these allowances with more working out to compensate for some of it.

Each week I am posting an updated picture to help motivate me and to hold me accountable…


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  1. Elena
    August 21, 2011 - 7:33 pm

    Go you!!! 1.8 is awesome–but more than that, you have started rethinking your food plans and habits–and are making some seriously amazing lifestyle changes! Cant wait till the next time I see you so that we can workout together! xo


  2. Amanda
    Twitter: highimpactmom

    August 21, 2011 - 7:44 pm

    Thank you darlin! I’m pretty proud of it all myself! Your motivation and encouragement is what keeps me moving friend! Can’t wait to see and workout with you!


  3. Katrina - @craftsbykatie
    Twitter: craftsbykatie

    August 21, 2011 - 8:09 pm

    Look at you and how awesome you did! You are on the right track and I know you’re just going to keep on going!


  4. Megan @NcCarterFamily
    August 21, 2011 - 8:18 pm

    I think you are doing awesome.. You are on a great track and whats best is you have a plan. You will continue to do wonderful and we are all here to push you the whole way there


  5. Megan @mnmspecial
    Twitter: mnmspecial

    August 21, 2011 - 8:19 pm

    Great job on remembering baby steps. I love how you never kick yourself.
    Woohoo got keeping your $5 this week! That’s awesome. Love that you are ready for your week by ways of snacking.
    Keep up the great work and yoga :)


  6. Mary@Everyday Baby Steps
    August 21, 2011 - 11:46 pm

    You go, girl! You know I’m a big believer in the power of baby steps. :) And Fit in Six is the greatest fitness game ever. Reminds me that I’ve been meaning to do a post about it. Can’t wait to continue to see your progress.


  7. Amy Jo
    August 22, 2011 - 6:34 am

    You had an awesome week! I can’t wait to race you up some hills tonight!! But, let’s be honest here, I’ll be draggin my sorry butt up those hills just trying to catch you!! ;)


    Twitter: highimpactmom

    Ha! Here’s hoping I get to run today! I have a root canal (forgot all about it last week) at 1pm today!! I’m walking one way or the other though! Girl, please! You keep up with me without any problems! You do a fantastic job! YOU keep up the good work! Ahem-and you could put your ETSY url in the URL spot…then people could click through and see the awesome wares you have!!


  8. Jen @ One Moms World
    August 22, 2011 - 6:52 am

    WOOHOO, you go girl. Can you believe I have cut out all coffee since April? Had to per Doctor’s orders but I miss it really bad. I am super proud of you on the loss. YOU GO GIRL!


  9. Melissa {adventuroo}
    August 22, 2011 - 7:46 am

    Good job, Amanda! I can’t cut coffee out all the way either but I gave up soda years ago– only have it every six months or so. don’t miss it! couldn’t go without sweet tea though!


  10. Laura
    Twitter: LoCiaravino

    August 22, 2011 - 8:14 am

    Woooooohooooooo! Look at you go!


  11. MommaDJane
    August 22, 2011 - 11:54 am

    You almost lost a full two pounds. In a week. That’s amazing! Keep up the great work.


  12. @PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman
    Twitter: pamelamkramer

    August 22, 2011 - 12:00 pm

    Whoo Hoo!!!! Keep it up Sista.


  13. Heather @ Not a DIY Life
    Twitter: notdiyheather

    August 22, 2011 - 6:33 pm

    You are doing so well, Amanda!! Yay for the weight loss this week and the great water intake! Yay for having your fruit snacks all ready to go! These are the building blocks of success – you got this!


  14. Stacie
    August 25, 2011 - 7:53 am

    Great job with your loss this week! That’s awesome. I love your NSV, being prepared can make a big difference in how your week goes.
    Have a great week!


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