Monday, February 4, 2013

Mamavation Monday


I can’t believe it’s February already! Time seems to fly by once you have kids. In fact, I received a kindergarten registration packet in the mail for my oldest son today. Kindergarten! Ah!

Anyways, last week I decided I would only weigh myself one day a week instead of my normal – every time I see the scale – weigh in. It was tough, but I managed to get through the whole week and weighed in this morning. I was down 2.4 lbs! Well worth the wait.

I did do a couple things differently this week. I think I was more motivated knowing that I was giving myself a weekly weigh-in. I had breakfast every morning BEFORE I brought my son to school.  It had been easier for me to get him ready and bring him in and then eat when I got home.  But, I would be so hungry by the time I got home I would just shove whatever was in my reach into my mouth.  I also drank plenty of water and avoided juice.

Last Monday night, I was going to head to the gym for a run on the treadmill but the roads were too icy so I popped in a pilates dvd I had received in the mail earlier that day.  I wasn’t sure what to expect because I had never done pilates before, but, I loved it! In fact, I did the workout almost every single day!

This week I hope to continue with the pilates and also get some running in.  I have a 4 mile road race this weekend that I’m a bit nervous about!

This post is sponsored by Jessica – the Healthy Hip Chick and Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway


  1. Nice adjustment with eating the breakfast earlier. Good luck with the race this weekend and I hope your oldest started kindergarten does not seem too overwhelming.

  2. Good luck with your race! I try never to skip breakfast even if I grab just a piece of fruit, because I'm like you, I would come home and shovel whatever was handy right into my mouth :)

  3. it's so great to find a workout you love and actually WANT to do each day. pilates is so great for the core!

  4. Good luck this week. I am glad we do not have snow here in California. Hugs

  5. You will kill it on your race, nice that you didn't let a little hiccup stop you from working out

  6. Yay for Pilates! I've been doing more pilates recently and am starting to see results. It's tough for me because I want to see a huge calorie burn from my workouts, but hopefully I'm promoting more muscle which will help in the long run.
    Keep up the great work!

  7. That is awesome! I think eating before you leave the house really helps - anything to avoid that hunger that gives you made rush to put ANYTHING in. Congratulations on the loss!!


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