Monthly Archives: January 2010

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Mamavation Monday

A new week and a new month full of new beginnings, but first let’s reflect on last week’s challenges and successes… I ended last week on bad note exercise wise, I didn’t do a full workout for 2 days, instead I did 15 minutes on the Weider Step Machine and […]

Gold Star for Daenel

If you can’t acknowledge your own accomplishments, how can you expect others to do so? I think that’s probably the biggest lesson that I took away from Pete Cohen’s session today. He asked us if we’re proud of ourselves for making it as far into the program as we have […]

Mom, We Love What’s for Dinner

I am happy to report that my experiment with menu planning went really well! For the most part, I stuck to the menu as stated (you can see pictures of the meals here). The only two times I veered off course were Monday (forgot to make the steamed broccoli but […]

Weigh~In Wednesday

Today is Weigh In Wednesday so I’m gonna keep things simple in this post: Measurements Bust ~ 38 in Waist ~ 34 in Abdomen ~ 37 1/2 in Hips ~ 42 in Thigh ~ 25 1/2 in Weight ~ 157.4 lbs Well, I gained 1.4 lbs but I did lose […]

I Want to Run a 5k

Yes, I said it. I want to run a 5K. That may not seem like a lot but to someone who has not run in over 13 years, that’s a big deal. I like having a challenge or a goal to accomplish. For the past 30 days it’s been completing […]

I Did It!

I finished the EA Sports Active 30 Day Challenge this morning and I am so proud of myself. The last time I stuck with an exercise program for longer than a week was when I joined the Army (and that was a long time ago). When I started this challenge, […]

Day 1: Pete Cohen’s 28 Day Challenge

Today is the first “official” day of Pete Cohen’s 28 Day Challenge for the Mamavation Mom applicants. I have to say, I’m pretty excited about this…. I’ve never had a personal weight loss/life coach before so I’m totally feeling like a celebrity. I consider Pete a life coach because he’s […]

Mom, What’s for Dinner?

That’s the first thing my kids ask me when they walk through the door at the end of a long school day. Sometimes they even ask me that question as I’m driving them to the bus stop in the morning. I used to just mutter something along the lines of […]

Mamavation Monday

This is a big week for me…. Tonight I have my first “official” meeting with the Mamavation Sistas who will be participating in Pete Cohen’s 28 Day Challenge and on Tuesday I’ll be finishing the EA Sports Active 30 Day Challenge. I also feel like giving up. I seriously feel […]

Hand Me the Envelope, Please

And the winners are… @FrugalFemina and @lisasamples! Last night the Mamavation Moms were announced at a Twitter Party hosted by Earth Footwear, EA Sports Active and Smooth Fitness. These moms will be our group leaders ~ the ladies we look to for support and encouragement when we’re feeling like we […]

I’m Rocking the Red Pump

I heart shoes. In fact, I’d say there’s nothing better than a great pair shoes except maybe a stunning handbag or a funky piece jewelry. But what good is all of that if you don’t have your health? Did you know that every 35 minutes a woman tests positive for […]