The next finalist who has contributed to this series is new to the sistahood but has been lurking and following along for quite some time! Â Now we can help her to put her changes into action and make the changes to help not only herself, but her family as well! Â Without further ado – I present Heather – @Justheather
Why I Want to Be a Mamavation Mom
As one of the newest members in the Mamavation Sistahood, it might seem odd that Iâ€™ve already applied to be the next Mamavation Mom. What can I say? Iâ€™m an all or nothing kind of girl. Partly, because my competitive nature pushes me to give my all, even when thereâ€™s no competition. And, partly, because I analyze every decision to death.
I first heard of Mamavation last year, when Katie from Frugal Femina asked for my support with her Mamavation application. I was thrilled to see her move on to be a Mamavation Mom and loved watching her weight loss journey throughout the program. Just a few weeks later, I had the pleasure of meeting Bookie Boo in person at Blissdom â€“ she is straight up amazing, you guys!
I was inspired and began paying more attention to her fitness tweets & the Mamavation hashtag. I watched from afar and did nothing to change my own habits. When the next campaign rolled around, I thought I should think about doing that one day. Then another one came along, and I thought I might do it one day. And another â€“ this time, I actually looked at the application.
So, when I saw the announcement for campaign 8, I just knew it was time. I was all in, and thatâ€™s why Iâ€™ll be successful â€“ Iâ€™ve thought it through, found the support I need and committed full out to my fitness journey. But, I guess that still doesnâ€™t tell you why! The why is in the name itself â€“ Mamavation.
It isnâ€™t just me who is unhealthy â€“ itâ€™s my entire family. And, the motivation for family fitness has to come from Mom! Itâ€™s taken me awhile to own up to the fact that I canâ€™t teach my kids to eat healthy when I drink soda all day, snack on chips nonstop and sneak candy every night. I canâ€™t expect myÂ kids to get off the couch, go outside and play when I spend every free moment on my butt, laptop in place.
I get it now, and Iâ€™m ready. Iâ€™m ready to be the mom my girls deserve. I want to run & play with them. I need to be a leader in our health. Itâ€™s time to show them that even when changes are hard, theyâ€™re worth it for our familyâ€™s health. Weâ€™ve already begun making changes at home â€“ both in our diet and in family activity. I canâ€™t wait to see what happens next!
CanÂ you please support my journey to health with a vote for JustHeather?
In case you missed to previous finalists – take a peak and get to know Lena, Libby, Andrea & Patricia! Â Voting ends tomorrow (April 4th) so if you haven’t already, would you PLEASE go vote TODAY?!?!!?