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

Mamavation Monday

First of all, I’d like to congratulate the five mommas who are in the running to be the next Mamavation Mommas. Each of them brings a unique flair to the Sistahood and I’m proud to consider each of them a friend and motivator. If you haven’t had a chance, please go and check out their profiles and vote for the lady you’d like to see as head Momma. The winners will be announced during a Twitter Party on 21 January from 8-11 PM EST, just follow #mamavation to join in the fun.

This week has been full of win for me. I’ve started doing more exercises with the Wii. Ummm, can I just say that I think my trainer has been possessed by some evil exercise drill instructor? When I first started the trainer was soooo nice and encouraging with her “You are poetry in motion” and “You are running on the track like you own it.” Oh, yeah, I loved that kind of encouragement. It made me feel like I could do anything. And I did. I increased my stamina and got stronger, so I increased the intensity of my work out from easy to hard. Little did I know that would cause my trainer to grow horns. Now she says things like “I know you can work harder” and “You need to focus.” What?! Where’s the nice lady? I want the sweetheart back.

Another win for me is that I’ll be starting the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge with Pete Cohen on Friday, 22 January. This is a gift from @bookieboo to all of the mothers who applied to be Mamavation Moms. I’m very excited about this challenge and look forward to blogging about my experiences with the Weight Loss Guru of England.

My eating habits have definitely changed. Earlier this week I went to pick up fast food for my husband and kids and I didn’t eat one fry. Seriously. I rode all the way home with that hot salty goodness teasing me and I was able to keep my hands on the steering wheel. That felt like a big test of will power for me because I love french fries… Who am I kidding? I love anything that’s fried!

I’ve also had some disappointments this week. The scale has been all over the place. I keep bouncing between a loss and gain of 1 lb and 1.4 lbs. I guess the best remedy would be for me to stay off the scale but I can’t. It’s like a flippin’ magnet that draws me to it… Yes, I have issues. Part of the problem is that the scale is new (a shiny electronic one that tells me my weight down to a tenth of a pound) so I’m kind of playing with it like it’s a new toy.

My other disappointment is that I am still not drinking enough water nor am I getting enough sleep. I’ve always had sleep issues so this is nothing new. The water thing…I don’t know why I can’t seem to get the 64 oz. But I will try harder.

This week’s goals are focused on my eating, drinking and sleeping. I want to eat more vegetables ~ fresh ones, that is. I want to drink 64 oz of water a day and I want to sleep for more than 4 hours a night.

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