Mamavation Monday – 10/11/2010

I may have gotten a little haywire with the special effects… but it was fun!  Decided to VLOG instead of BLOG but didn’t really know where I wanted to go with it…

Future vlogs will improve because practice makes perfect!!!


Now for the  HOUSEKEEPING:

Weight last week – 249.5 Weight this week – 248.5

can we all ignore the fact that YES, I still need a pedicure?!

LORI – I LOST A POUND!!!!  1 WHOLE POUND!!!!! **happy dancing burns calories too!***

Exercise schedule from last week:

  • Monday – 30 min Walk ‘N Tone – Cardio & Mamaguns
  • Tuesday – Rested (+ 50 situps at work per Bookieboo’s demand request)
  • Wednesday – Mamaguns while watching GLEE – 35 minutes (+ 50 Jumping Jacks at work per Bookieboo’s demand request)
  • Thursday – 2.04 mile walk/jog at the house – 32 minutes
  • Friday – 3 mile hike at the lake – 53 minutes
  • Saturday – 30 min Walk ‘N Tone – Cardio & Mamaguns & 30 minutes Wii Just Dance
  • Sunday – 2.04 mile walk – (I’ll update the minutes once I’m done this evening) ***Update – slight stomach bug and didn’t want to push it – I still took the dog for a walk but we only did a mile so only 15 minutes but it did round out to a nice 200 minutes for the week!*****

Challenge updates:

Mamaguns – Did Strength training for 3 days – at least 30 minutes each.  I’m upping the weight used a bit and adding more reps to push – you are right Steph, I’ve gotten comfortable with my routine and it’s time to push it up a notch!  Thanks for the kick in the rear

Movement Challenge – as of the time I’m writing this post, I’ve done 175 minutes this week… no wonder I’m tired 🙂   **Update – Total for the week 200 minutes**

Commit2fit – I’ve registered for a 5K on December 11, 2010 and am scared, nervous and excited about this.  Definitely upping the amount of jog vs walk in my walks and building up my endurance.  I haven’t written the post about this yet but that is going to become a regular post for Tuesdays, so it will be up tomorrow.

Shout outs:

  • GOOD LUCK to all the Mamavation Mom Applicants!
  • Congrats to our SOTW – Amanda – such a great example of how to have a healthy pregnancy and always a kind word exactly when I need it!
  • Congrats to @Its_gail for the post of the week!  I LOVE IT and can’t wait to see what you bring to the party this week!!!
  • Congrats to @Christlikemommy for being commenter of the week! – I don’t know how you do it, but you always know EXACTLY what to say!

Special thanks to @subwayfreshbuzz for sponsoring us here at #mamavation.  The prizes on Mamavation TV Monday night will be a green ipod and an i-tunes card and seriously – I’m still trying to build my playlist so how cool a prize is that?!?!?!?!

HUGE shout out to everyone who tweeted support for me.  Even if I don’t make it to the finals, I’m inspired to have so much support and accountability behind me cause sometimes you just need the extra push

Goals for the week:

  • Continue making conscious decisions that push me closer to a healthy lifestyle
  • Monitor calories to ensure I’m fueling my body correctly
  • Continue with Water and Fiber because it makes a difference!
  • Gonna have a Meat free week!

Good luck this week y’all!  We can do it!



  1. good luck with your goals and your doing a great job on your exercise i loved your aplication video it was so real and you made us sistas a part of it too loved that

    have a great week

  2. Your toes look better than mine,lol.

    I’ve always wanted to try a meat free week, does that include chicken?
    Congrats on your 1lb, you’ve been movin’ it this week! I found a map of some hiking trails by my house so I’m thinking I may try something this week.

  3. Great job this week… Congrats on the weight loss! Keep up the amazing work!!

  4. Love the little animations in your vlog! How awesome that you signed up for a 5K! I need to start looking for one to, otherwise I will never get off my butt and finish the couch to 5K program.

    Congrats on losing a pound, congrats on being a finalist and good luck with the votes. You are amazing and inspirational and would make an awesome mamavation mom!

  5. Congrats on your loss and lots of luck with the campaign!

  6. Lots of congrats to you this week. Being a finalist, losing a pound and, signing up for a 5k. WOW! You are rocking it. Good luck this week! I support you!

  7. Congrats on the loss! You did great this week! Keep it up!!

  8. Amanda @beeacutie2 says

    you are so awesome!!! I am so happyf or you being a fineslt! I am here suppporting you! Great job this week!!!

  9. YAY! Finalist!

    I am excited to see how this week turns out!

    Congrats on losing a pound this week! It is exciting to see the numbers going down! And 200mins of exercise is AMAZING! Keep up the work!

    Have a super awesome fantastic week hun!

  10. Lisa @ljenator says

    Hehe, check you out Ms. Thang! :0)

    Love the vlog!

    Ok so you go with that whole veggie week! One day, we’ll make it an official challenge, but right now, do it and let us know how it goes! 🙂 I’m going to do it too, next week, probably!

    Just remember to make sure to find something with protein for fuel!



  11. Nice job this week. For some reason I can’t get the vlog to play…. Good luck with your training for the 5K!

  12. Love your vlog and special effects! Congrats on being a finalist!!!!! So excited for you! You have my support 100%!!! *Doing happy dance with your for weight loss and finalist* *Burning calories with you too!*

  13. Love reading your post. YAY on the 1 lb! Congrats on being in the Finalists!

  14. sounds like you have had a busy, fitness filled week! Sorry, but I can’t seem to get the vlog to want to play! It may just be my phone too… who knows! haha

    Have a great week and I”ll try to watch the vLog from the mac!

  15. Good luck on your meat free week. Have fun with the recipes and stay away from the frankenfoods (e.g. Tofu Pups are really gross!) I do love Soyrizo if you can find it. It tastes better than most chorizo fino.

    Good luck on your campaign to be mom especially now that you are a finalist. You got my first vote last night 🙂

  16. Awesome job!!! Congrats on your loss and thanks for making it big and bold for me! 🙂

    Congrats on being a mamavation mom finalist!

  17. tlpunlimited says

    Keep up the wonderful work… It’s so inspirational to be reading all y’alls blogs being a “newbie” and all.

    I love the motivation and the support that we can share with each other!

  18. Love the idea of doing a veggie week. Well, every day is veggie for me, because I’m vegetarian, but I think it’s really cool for a meat-eater to do it. Your husband will get through it.

    I love all of your graphics!! You had fun and they are funny!! I need to figure out how to do that stuff!! Awesome on the lost pound! As a fellow Glee fanatic, I’m supporting you in all that you do! : ) You’re doing so great on the exercise, girl! So excited for your 5K!! So proud that you signed up!!

  19. Congrats on the loss! w00t!

    I LOOOOVE hiking…so glad you found a good place near your home to have a nature adventure!

  20. Great job! With the meat free week be sure to get enough protein – the muscle your building is made of protein. Have a great week!

  21. Kimberly @christlikemommy says

    Woohoo! 1 lb down! Keep it up girl! Loved your vlog and the special effects were hilarious! Let me know how your veggie free week goes, I’ll need to borrow some recipes! Good Luck this week!

  22. Always glad to kick some bum when need be! Yay for vlogging! I HAVE to get on that. I keep procrastinating because I’m not sure I want to attempt to vlog in case I get frustrated and throw my computer on the floor 🙂 I LOVE your special effects. Trust me. If I get the hang of this…there will be special effects coming at you left, right and center! Shazaam!!

  23. Hey, thanks very much. I was honored to have the Post of the Week. I’m glad I “went there” with the video.

    Good luck to you and to all the Mamavation applicants!

  24. Success is in the details and I love reading yours!!! Way to go on the weight loss this week. I will definitely be borrowing some of your goals 😉

  25. Jennifer McCullar says

    you did good mama! keep it up!

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