Monday, March 26, 2012

Mamavation Monday

What is your #1 challenge when it comes to workouts?

My biggest challenge when it comes to workouts is getting myself motivated to begin! I don't know why, I know it's not too bad once I start and that I will feel great after but sometimes I can not push myself to even start. One thing I have found that helps is the mamavation sistahood! Reading everyone's mamavation monday posts really helps me out. I get to read about the awesome things you guys are doing or I will see that others are having a hard time getting motivated just like myself. Or, I can always send out a tweet or post in the facebook group asking for a push and I know I will get at least one person telling me to just do it. I love the support system I have found here with you ladies, I can't wait to see who will apply to be a mamavation mom this time around!

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Mamavation Monday

Well, I would like to say that this week was as awesome as last week... I would really like to say that but it would be a lie! It started off really well, on Monday I took a 3 mile hike with my little guy in the baby carrier backpack. That was quite a workout!! I also went to the gym later that day after I put the kids to bed. On Tuesday and Wednesday I did my Jillian Michaels dvd and that was pretty much it for the week. We did take a nice family walk after dinner last night, i'm loving this warm weather!

I have been doing pretty good food-wise. I stopped drowning my coffee in milk and sugar and I have learned that I love it with just a dash of sugar & a splash of milk. I also haven't been mindlessly going to the fridge and eating a piece of bread or cheese (this used to happen frequently.)

So it's a new week and it's time to get back on track with my exercise!

How do you keep yourself active, when you really don’t feel like working out ?

This is a tough one, it's something I struggle with. Last night it was beautiful out and the idea of taking a family walk after dinner sounded great but I really didn't feel like it. The boys still needed to have baths and get ready for bed and all I wanted to do was go to sleep myself. So instead of just staying home I said out loud "Let's take a walk after dinner." My 3 year old was so excited that he finished all his dinner and was like "C'mon, let's go!"

Kids are a great motivator and the walk gave me a nice energy boost that I definitely needed to get through our bedtime routines!

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Mamavation Monday: Back on Track!

This past week was a great one! I got a lot of exercise and cleaning in and it feels awesome. This may sound crazy but I love the way my abs feel after a good workout, they are sore but I like being able to feel all the different muscles when I move. The soreness is gone right now and I am actually anxious to get it back!

Here's what my week looked like:

Monday: Gym - Did interval training on the elliptical for 20 minutes.
Tuesday: Week One of Jillian Michael's "Ripped in 30" (My new favorite workout DVD!)
Wednesday: Week One of Jillian Michael's "Ripped in 30"
Thursday: Gym - Cardio on the elliptical for 30 minutes
Friday: Cleaned the house from top to bottom!!
Saturday: Took a walk with the family & friends to the St. Patrick's Day parade.
Sunday: Celebrated 3 family members birthday's at our house, no exercise but I think good times are just as important as exercise sometimes :)

Today my little guy is 10 months old and we are going to take a hike after I post this.

What food did you think was good, but discovered that it’s not?

Some of the "organic" juices and snacks I was buying for my son have "natural flavors" listed in the ingredients, which I learned from Healthy Jasmine could mean any non-organic plant or animal by product (including MSG). So now I save my money and look for stuff with fewer ingredients.

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I hope everyone has a great week, don't forget to smile :)


Monday, March 5, 2012

Mamavation Monday

I wish I had more to say this week but I haven't been doing anything. I had this really great routine worked out where I would bring my son to school, come home and my other son would take a nap and I would exercise and clean up a little bit. Then I would go to the gym after they went to bed and do the elliptical for a half an hour. When I got the flu, almost 3 weeks ago now, I fell off track and never got back on. I ordered a new workout dvd which should be coming soon and I hope that gets me motivated. Also, I'm planning on downloading some new songs to my phone to get me pumped about going to the gym! I love music and I think it's an excellent motivator. What's your favorite workout song?


What is your favorite workout to get the heart pumping?
My favorite workout to get my heart pumping is dancing! I am no good at it but I love it!!

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