Monday, October 24, 2011

Mamavation Monday--Still losing and loving it!

This past week I was a little disappointed. Since I started C25K the week before, and was super dilligent, I thought I'd be in for an enormous loss. I didn't have quite the loss I expected, but I still managed to lose 1.6 lbs. I was really hoping for 2lbs, but I'm happy with what I achived.

This coming week I'm really hoping for at least 1.2 lbs. I really want to have a loss of 5 lbs since I started "really trying" again. :) It might be hard, because I've been a little lazy with the C25K plan this week (week 2). In fact I haven't really worked out at all. It's been really rainy and dreery here in The Mitten and I just couldn't bring myself to get off the couch--though I have been REALLY GOOD about my eating habits.

But enough about me. It's time for.....

The Mamavation Question Of The Week, Sponsored by New Balance!

How would you brand your health and wellness lifestyle? How do you want others to know you in this area?

I would brand my health and wellness lifestyle as "Workin' It With Baby". My son goes EVERYWHERE with me, we have extenuating "work life" circumstances that rarely ever let me get a break, and at 18 months, he can sometimes be a hindrence to getting a work out in. Particularly, when he doesn't take a nap. So rather than waiting for an opportune window, I've decided that he is just part of my workout.

If I go running, I burn some extra calories by pushing him in the jogging stroller. If I'm doing yoga, he climbs all over me, after awhile it improves your balence. If I'm strength training, he's my 25 lb weight, and the best part is that he thinks it's a game and laughs the entire time. It brightens my day.

Overall, I want others to know me as a mom, who manages to do it all, including getting fit; And that it is possible to be fit and healthy after baby, you just have to make it work for you.

Best wishes for a wonderful week to all!

This post is sponsored by New Balance and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women


  1. The Mitten has been brrrr! Jump right back in though. I know you can do it! 1.6 pounds is fantastic!

  2. Whoo Hoo! Congrats on your loss. I like your branding idea too!

  3. 1.6lbs in one week is great! Love how your son works out with you. As moms, we have to do what works for us! Have a great week.

  4. first of all - 1.6 lbs is AWESOME! so keep pushing forward :)

    second, try to have a back up plan for getting a workout done indoors when weather is yucky... maybe some of the gruntstyle workouts? Regardless, you are doing a remarkable job and I'm UBER proud of you!

  5. 1.6 lbs is fabulous! Congrats.

    Keep it up with the C25K. Don't forget that some people hold onto weight longer than others. Keep eating well along with that cardio and you will lose. Have a fabulous week!