#Mamavation Monday & Knock out the Fat Update – Week 6

Hi Everyone!  I hope you all had a remarkable weekend and for those fathers out there and the moms who play both roles and the people who provide fatherly influence in the life of a child, I hope your Father’s day was a day of appreciation for all that you do.

This week felt – Solid.  That’s really the best way to describe it.  Nothing terribly exciting… nothing bad… just solid.

As such, I have very little to report… until I saw this week’s Mamavationâ„¢ Monday Prompt… (and the chance to win a Yoga Mat from Joggermom!  I swear this is MY Favorite Yoga mat and I wouldn’t mind having one for the Hubs!)

Please BRAG.  What accomplishment have you done recently that brings a smile to your face?

Ahhh… now THAT’S something I can do 🙂

We have a sayin’ here in Texas…

So, here are my brags of the week 🙂

(1) I started doing the workouts designed by @Gruntstyle on Tuesday and followed the prescribed plan without exception.  That is BRAGWORTHY!  The official challenge starts July 11th, but I needed something to re-invigorate me.  I had gotten complacent…. and holy cow has this workout done the trick.  I can’t name a single body part that isn’t feeling the burn and saying thank you in it’s own special way.  I know some others are doing the workouts too and if you aren’t bragging about it, YOU SHOULD!

(2) I’m down another 1/2 a lb… at first I was disappointed about this… I know a loss is a loss and it’s better than a gain and all that jazz, but I’d sure like to drop some REAL BIG numbers… I see some of my counterparts in the George Foreman Knockout the Fat Weight Loss Challenge really hitting home runs and losing 2-4 lbs a week so my little 1/2 a lb seems so trivial… and then I remind myself that slow and steady wins the race… and this isn’t a race anyway… this is a journey… my journey… and I will gladly say forever goodbyes to each and every ounce I shed  I also FINALLY figured out my scale!  like how to program it so it shows me my BMI 🙂  I guess that’s a little brag-worthy, no? Currently my BMI is 35.8 in case you can’t see it off the reflection… I’m headed towards a healthy BMI of 24.9… so I still have a ways to go, but I’m getting there slowly but surely.

(3) My son competed in his 5th (!!!!!) Jr. Varsity Triathlon this past Sunday.  I know it’s not something I’ve accomplished, but I couldn’t be prouder of him and I knew you girls would want to share in my excitement.  He’s amazing and my inspiration to get fit and healthy.

For his age group, He did:

150 meter Swim    6 mile Bike    2K Run

And completed all 3 in 1:07.  His swim technique was beautiful, he hit his stride in the bike, and when most of the kids walked the majority of the running portion, he jogged the whole time.  (I jogged a couple stretches with him to keep him going and cheer him on)

In short – HE. WAS. AMAZING.


Another thing I just realized…. when you take the time to write down your brags, things seem a lot better… hmmmm. maybe that was the point of this, because as I’I’m not smiling 🙂

Also… While we are here, Let me remind you that 2 winners will be selected to win a case of Chobani Greek Yogurt so if you haven’t entered yet, What are you waiting for?

Have a great week everyone!  Make it Brag-worthy!

This post is sponsored by Joggermom and I’m writing this to be entered into a yoga mat giveaway hosted by Mamavation .

ALSO …George Foreman sponsored The Knock out the Fat Weight Loss Challenge by providing me with a George Foreman Grill and compensation at the end of the 90 day challenge

My review is an honest opinion based on my own experience, and is not reviewed or edited by George Foreman



  1. You’re so awesome how do you stand it? I haven’t ventured off into the Gruntstyle yet but I’m excited to try. You are inspiring me!

    • thanks lady – I’m awesome because I surround myself with awesome people LIKE YOU! …as for the Gruntstyle workout… you’ve been warned… YIKES!

  2. Great brags. Keep up your work. Those 1/2 lbs add up … remember that! Oh and kudos your kiddo!! Great work on his part!:)

  3. Jenn of PersonalFitCoach.com says

    Great job this week. Love that bragging graphic! Keep up the great energy into the coming week.

  4. Amanda Odair says

    WTG!!!!! You are so amazing and you honesly are one women who should be braging about herself!!!!! Love you!

  5. W2G, Shelley! You are so kicking it! Love your energy! Have another awesome week!!!

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