Sunday, October 23, 2011

Mamavation Monday: Gotta Run!

Well, despite some poor food choices this week, I did manage to lose a pound! I was baking for my son's 3rd birthday party for most of the day Thursday and Friday and kept forgetting take a break and eat something. I'm pretty sure I survived on cake scraps and burnt cookies, whoops!

Today is day 84 of the 100 Day Burpee Challenge and it is such an awesome feeling to be able to do so many burpees! The only bad thing is, the other day I tried to use the "I'm not strong enough to do this." excuse with my husband and he didn't buy it because he sees me doing my burpees every day!

Now, my most exciting thing to report: we signed up for our first 5K! I couldn't be more thrilled. It's a family fun run in December and it ends with a celebration in a Christmas Village! It should be a lot of fun and I hope to make a tradition out of it. I am going to start the Couch to 5K program soon. I'm a little hesitant to start it right now because my husband is leaving on Thursday. For India. For 2 weeks. :(. It's going to be tough to get out and run with my 2 boys and my niece who I have with me on most days. I just don't want to set my self up for failure.

Also, we were watching "How It's Made" the other night and saw that New Balance sneakers are made & assembled in the USA and they are the official shoe for the US Military. How awesome is that? We've been eyeing them whenever we see them in the store and I think we are going to buy some for the 5K. And now that they are working with mamavation? It just makes them more awesome.

As for this weeks question:
How would you brand your health and wellness lifestyle? How do you want others to know you in this area?
I would hope that I am somewhat of an influencer or motivator for a healthy lifestyle. When I believe in something, I tend to talk about it a lot, to everyone. So if I could make even a small healthy change in someone's life, I would be ecstatic!

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. It's hard with small kids to get out & run. I use my treadmill. My other thought these days is pay a jr high girl $1.50 per kid an hr just to have some uninterrupted me time.

    I can't use the I can't do it excuse now either, sniff sniff. It's sad to be strong if your hubby catches you, lol. So glad you are doing awesome!

  2. I signed up for my first 5K too - it is next weekend. Getting out for a run with kids is hard, but it can be done, you can do it!

  3. Thanks for the head's up on that episode, I'll see if I can find it online. Also big congrats on signing up for the 5K! There is nothing like your first one.

  4. It is definitely hard to get out and run when you ahve kids around. I am so thankful that we have a treadmill(that we have had for years) and am now using it faithfully. I started out slow, but in 3 months(on my own) have progressed to 3 miles! I am not fast but at least I am doing something. I have my 2nd 5K coming up this week and am so excited. Have fun and looking forward to hearing more :)

  5. Getting out is always tougher with a kid, but use it to your advantage when you can. I bought a cheap pedometer for my 4 yo and she "runs" with me, usually just around the neighborhood/nearby track. It's not much, but it's better than nothing.
    The 5k sounds like a good one to have as your first, especially with it being a family one!

  6. Good luck with the running. Can't imagine trying to fit it in with more than one kid and single parenting for a while. Just started C25K myself this week.

  7. Congratulations on signing up for your first 5k! I have run in the house up and down the hallway (no treadmill) when I couldn't get the kids to cooperate outside. Great job on the burpees and good luck with your training.

  8. You burpee challengers are hardcore! I love it. The C25K app for smartphones is amazing! I signed up for my first 5k this holiday season as well. Mine is thanksgiving morn. We'll have to keep tabs on each other! Congrats on your loss!


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