#Mamavation Mom Finalist – Heather (@JustHeather) – Campaign 8

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!  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!  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 I’ve already applied to be the next Mamavation Mom. What can I say? I’m an all or nothing kind of girl. Partly, because my competitive nature pushes me to give my all, even when there’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 – 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 – 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 that’s why I’ll be successful – I’ve thought it through, found the support I need and committed full out to my fitness journey. But, I guess that still doesn’t tell you why! The why is in the name itself – Mamavation.

It isn’t just me who is unhealthy – it’s my entire family. And, the motivation for family fitness has to come from Mom! It’s taken me awhile to own up to the fact that I can’t teach my kids to eat healthy when I drink soda all day, snack on chips nonstop and sneak candy every night. I can’t expect my  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 I’m ready. I’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. It’s time to show them that even when changes are hard, they’re worth it for our family’s health. We’ve already begun making changes at home – both in our diet and in family activity. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

Can  you please support my journey to health with a vote for JustHeather?

Heather Sokol is the married mother of three girls. In between carpool, Girl Scouts and her new fitness routine, she shares miscellaneous mom secrets and her tricks for living inexpensively.

In case you missed to previous finalists – take a peak and get to know Lena, Libby, Andrea & Patricia!  Voting ends tomorrow (April 4th) so if you haven’t already, would you PLEASE go vote TODAY?!?!!?



  1. I can really relate to Heather’s story. I wasn’t a very good example for my children, and I surely couldn’t run & play with them either. Realizing that was a pivotal point for me. I found my success and I know Heather will finds hers, too!

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