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Mamavation Monday: Week 2

December 7, 2009 Amanda 8 Comments

I just finished my second workout of the day and decided since Smalls was still napping I would go on and write this post.  I am so encouraged and motivated by the other ladies in the Mamavation sistahood that I can’t help but be excited about my own journey.

If you’ve been a reader here for a while, you know I’ve struggled with sticking to a plan and now I’m reaping the benefits (or not so much).  Since the beginning of the year I have gained around 20+ pounds and managed to become more stationary than ever before.  However that’s all changing and I’m loving it. I won’t lie and pretend it’s all easy (it isn’t) or that I’m a forever changed woman (I’m not…yet), but I feel better than I have in a long time and I have more energy than I have in a long time.  I’m still slipping up (see Sunday for more evidence), but I’m not going to let a couple (or a lot) of slip-ups stop me.

Previously I would miss a day working out…or have one bad eating day and think  “Ok. I’ve screwed it all up. I can start again Monday…” and then I didn’t. Well, I’m not going to do that anymore…everyday is a new day, I’m going to seize the opportunity and run with it!

The Rundown

So most of last week I did great! Even Saturday, with everyone home and plans for the evening, I managed a great workout and I ate responsibly. I’ve been sticking to a un-processed, whole foods regimen (mostly) and am starting to see great results!

But then Sunday happened.

I was exhausted and bummed a little about a let down I had that morning, so I just slummed around the house and napped with Smalls rather than workout. Then we had to head out to Walmart for some groceries and the last bit of kid Christmas shopping and sadly, rather than waiting till we got home, we ate out at the Fastfood Restaurant That Shall Not Be Named.  I had a cheeseburger, fries, AND a Coke. That’s right…I really blew it.

BUT, after being encouraged by my online friends, I knew I would just have to pick myself up and get back on the wagon today.

I’ve managed two workouts and feel so good! Makes me wonder why I ever quit doing this in the first place.



And the verdict is: 162! Woot! That’s 5 pounds down people! I am too pumped!

The Plan

This week I’m going to add a little to my workout. I’m going to try and add a 10-20 minute run with the Wii Fit in the mornings and stick to the 30 Day Challenge on my EA Sports Active (I’m hoping to win the More Workouts this week too).  The goal is to work that into my schedule 5 days this week and combine it with the healthier eating I’m starting to establish in my routine.

We’ll be eating in most days this week, so controlling what I put in my mouth is a little easier that way…it’s when I go out that I fall down.


Workout: 5 Days this week, incorporating Wii Running into the mix most days while continuing the EA Sports Active 30 Day Challenge.

Meals: Dine in every night (except tonight) and make use of the fresh fruits and veggies I spent all day Saturday chopping up.

Rest: This is where I have the hardest time.  I would like to get 6-7 hours each night.

Meal Plan

Monday: Subway

Tuesday: Spaghetti-Whole Grain noodles, organic/low sodium pasta sauce, and lean hamburger.

Wednesday: Eat @ Church.  I usually have a salad with whatever veggies they serve as a side.

Thursday: Grilled Chicken Breast Salad. Romaine lettuce, Craisins, Pecans, Chicken, and Blue Cheese Dressing (I don’t use much, but I won’t give it up).

Friday: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup: Low sodium chicken broth, grilled chicken, fresh carrots and celery.

Saturday: Leftover Chicken Noodle Soup and Salad.

Breakfast: Oatmeal dried/fresh fruit, cinnamon, and nuts

Lunch: Leftovers, Low-sodium Peanut butter sandwich w/fruit, Veggie soup.

Snacks: Carrots, Cucumbers, Strawberries, Bananas, Plain Yogurt w/fruit

I would love to know what healthy changes you are making to your life! Please share with me any ideas you have on how I can do the same!

What positive changes are you making?

About Amanda

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  1. Alyssa
    December 7, 2009 - 2:16 pm

    WOW! You are an amazing woman and I am so excited to be on this journey with you!!!


  2. Trayce
    December 7, 2009 - 2:20 pm

    AWESOME! AWEsome. AWEEEESOME! Congrats on the loss! You are right, EACH day is new and we must take advantage! I look forward to your journey, glad you are on board!!


  3. Leah @Bookieboo
    December 7, 2009 - 2:46 pm

    Hey Amanda you are doing great! You lost weight and are learning how to pick yourself up after you fall. That is THE most important thing to learn. Trust me…if you only knew how many times I’ve fallen flat on my face. The hardest is when you gain weight, but every time I just had to keep going and stop beating myself up about it. You are getting that alot quicker than I ever did. Woot! XXOO


  4. Mommy-Momo
    December 7, 2009 - 4:09 pm

    wow!!! 5 lbs…. AWESOME!!! great great great job girl!!! You’re going to have your ups and downs. thats all part of life. the trick is to not get discouraged or frustrated. Pick your self up and every morning start fresh. We’re excited to have you on board and excited to see your progress!


  5. Trish @IamSucceeding
    December 7, 2009 - 5:57 pm

    Amanda you are doing sooo awesome! Congratulations woman!


  6. jen (@bwJen)
    December 7, 2009 - 7:46 pm

    5 pounds is freaking awesome! We all occasionally “blow it” but ya just gotta “get back on the horse” so to speak!

    I like to remember that is about the journey not the destination!


  7. Renee
    December 8, 2009 - 6:01 pm

    5 pounds? You go girl. You are doing great and we are in this together !


    Twitter: highimpactmom

    Thanks Renee!! We really are all in this together! I just love the support and community it gives us!
    Trish: Thank you! You, too, are doing awesome. I love how you write out your specific goals and stick with them!
    Alyssa, Trayce, Morgan, Jen, and Leah: Thank you all so much for your encouragement and support. Thanks for pushing me not to give up!

    I am so glad to be on this ride with all of you!


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