Get to know your Mamavation Mom Applicants – Guest Post – Alexandra

Today’s guest post is from another Mamavation Sista who is ready to take the plunge and change her life forever! As someone who sleeps next to a person with sleep apnea, I know first hand how frustrating that can be!  I also know how much weight can affect that.  I’m honored to present to you Alexandra:

If we did all the things we are capable of doing,

We would literally astound ourselves.

-Thomas A. Edison


My name is Alexandra and I want to be the next Mamavation Mom!! I’m a 25 year old single mom, work fulltime, and am also a fulltime student. I’m due to graduate next year with my Bachelors in Human Services. I’ve made it my mission to help others, but realize that I cannot encourage others to change their lives if I cannot do the same. I have to practice what I preach. And I’m learning that its much much easier said than done.


Why do I want to be the next Mamavation Mom? Every woman has her breaking point, and I have surpassed mine. Having been diagnosed with sleep apnea at 23 [yes 23] I have not gotten a solid night of sleep in over 2 years, as a single mom and student this has negatively affected my life and energy levels. I haven’t been able to afford the cpap machine, and have been suffering in silence. I’ve tried numerous homeopathic remedies, but none have worked. I feel… stuck. I just want to sleep! My Doctor recommended that I try to lose weight and hopefully that will alleviate my sleep apnea.


I am not obese and hope I never reach that point, but I am definitely overweight. I am within 10 pounds of the weight I was when I gave birth to my daughter 5 years ago. It’s extremely embarrassing for me and very difficult to share with others, but like I said I’ve reached my breaking point. I am done with being ashamed and feeling sorry for myself. I’m sick of being sick and tired. I’m ready to change my life.


I want to show my daughter that our circumstances do not define us or our future. I have been told throughout the years that getting an education wasn’t important. That being a young mom would ruin my life… that I would not succeed. Well you know what, having a child at 19 was not something I planned for, but I didn’t let it stop me from living the best life I can. I’ve enrolled back in College and I continue to be an active volunteer within my community. There hasn’t been anything that I haven’t been able to do since giving birth to my daughter. Living a healthy life and losing weight is not something I will back down from. And I will achieve because I believe. I believe in myself and my ability to live a healthy life not only for myself, but my daughter.


I know that I am on my way. I have figured out what I want, and I want to be healthy and live a healthy lifestyle and lose weight and gain energy. I believe I deserve it, and know that with the support of friends and the Mamavation ladies that I will achieve. Being able to be a Mamavation Mom would be an incredible opportunity to learn, collaborate, and grow with a group of people who want to see my succeed and whom I want to inspire. The support staff and supporters will help me find my road map, but it will ultimately be up to me to take the initiative and start changing my life.

I would love your support and you can view my YouTube video here: Alexandra – Mamavation Mom – Campaign 7

Please Tweet your Support as follows:

Hey @bookieboo! I want @YoungFabMama to be the next #Mamavation Mom. She has my support!

Visit my blog Mommy Glow to find out more about me and why I want to be the next Mamavation Mom.


I hope you’ll join me in supporting ALL of the Mamavation Applicants on their journey!  In case you missed it – make sure you get to know the other Mamavation Applicants featured here – Kimberly,  Christi, & Andrea and stay tuned for a few more fantastic mamas to be featured over the next few days!


  1. Go strong, Alexandra!

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