Navigating through life away from the library.
Navigating through life away from the library.

Mamavation Monday

It’s another Monday, which means it is time for another Mamavation Monday post.  *sigh*  I wasn’t really on top of my “formal” workout game this week.  I only went to the gym twice but I walked a little over 3 miles both times.  I’m not really certain what was up with me and the gym…no excuses, just didn’t go.  However, that doesn’t mean that I didn’t workout.

A couple of weeks ago I won Give Me 10, a new DVD by Amy Dixon from Mamavation but hadn’t had a chance to really give the workouts a try until a couple of days ago.  There are 6 workouts, each lasting 10 minutes:  Fat Blasting Cardio, Upper Body Sculpt, Lower Body Firmer, Core Makeover, Yoga Stretch & Flex and a Bonus KettleBell ToneUp.  I went through the first 3 and a half workouts and nearly keeled over.  LOL The cardio, sculpting and firming really stretched my muscles and, for 10 minutes, it was pretty intense.  It was the core workout that almost did me in ~ my core is weak.  How I manage to walk upright is beyond me?  In order for the workouts to be effective, you do need a few supplies:  a comfortable yoga mat, a set of dumb bells (I have a 3 lb set, you don’t want them too heavy because you will be holding two in one hand at points) and KettleBells for the bonus workout (I don’t have KettleBells….yet).  Anway, I will continue working out with Amy because I really want to be able to do the side~plank~push~up~things that she was doing without collapsing into a quivering mass on the floor.

The kids and I also went for an incredibly long walk along the beautiful Back Mountain Trail in Luzerne County.  If you live back here or you get a chance to visit, I would seriously recommend walking the path.  The views are breathtaking….

My eating was so~so.  There were days when I did really well with making sure that I didn’t overeat but then I’d follow it up with a day of scarfing down everything in sight.  I can only attribute that to hormones.

My goals for this week are to get back into a regular workout groove.  I really do feel much better after I workout, so I know that won’t be a problem.  In fact, I was thinking about setting up a regular schedule instead of doing my usual what~do~I~feel~like~doing~today~workouts.  Perhaps something like this:

Monday ~ Gym (walk minimum of 3 miles)

Tuesday ~ EA Sports Active (This is how I started working out; if you are not used to exercising and you have a Wii, I would highly recommend starting here ~ very easy and fun)

Wednesday ~ Gym (walk minimum of 3 miles)

Thursday ~ Give Me 10

Friday ~ Gym (walk minimum of 3 miles)

Saturday ~ Cardio Dance Express (by The Firm, I’m still working on this one because I am soooo uncoordinated but I’m enjoying it)

I think with this routine, I’d be getting a diverse workout and I wouldn’t get fatigued or bored.

Now, finally, for the numbers:

Today’s Weight:  158.9 lbs

Last Week’s Weight:  157.9 lbs (+1 lb)

Goal Weight:  140 lbs

Disclosure:  I did not receive any compensation for this post.  This post is my entry into the Mamavation Blogging Carnival that is being sponsored by EA Sports Active.

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