Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mamavation Monday- First week

Wow what a week this has been. I have been trying really hard to learn how to do everything that is required of me and be a mom and wife. I have been able to talk to Pete Cohen and he has helped me so much already. I am learning why I am here and why I need to change. You can watch my Vlog, but I said its to become healthier not just to lose weight. This is something I am coming to see more and more. Yes losing weight is something I need to do, but I have seen many skinny people who do not eat right or exercise.  Now I am starting to be aware of what I am putting in my mouth and that is because of Alysa who has helped me so much. Talking to Alysa has helped me see that eating breakfast does not have to be something big, but easy. I am eating yogurts and smoothies how simple is that. Also I am learning how to exchange my foods. I am not hungry anymore all the time. I use to eat because I thought I needed something in my mouth in my hand, not anymore. I am good with my meals, if I find myself hungry I crew gum and drink more water.

The exercising I knew would not be easy.  I am out of shape, not use to working out that long, and honestly my main problem was always finishing the exercise. Now I have seen what I can really do. I can workout for a longer time. Yes it will be hard, but that is why it is called hard work! I am in love with the Top trainers dvd set! You all need to go out and get this DVD. I can not say enough good things about it. Yes my booty is being kicked and you know what I love it! I am loving this change.

I want to share with you something now that I have become a Mamavation mom my hubby has now decide he needs to be in shape. So he is working out with me. This is a family affair now! Eve little Logan loves when we workout. But he of course wants us to play the wii and dance! I did do my weigh in this morning and was happy with the number I saw. I started out this campaign at 215 I will be excited when I am able to get under 200 that is my first goal!

I want to say congrats to our first sister of the week @elenka29! She is always on twitter supporting us and now she has started the breakfast club to remind us all to eat a very important meal of the day!

This week's Mamavation sponsor and question comes from Kellogg's Fiber Plus. They're question is:

How are you getting more fiber in your diet this New Year?
I love veggies so much. I get most of my fiber from apples which have 4.4 grams raspberries which have 8 grams, oranges which have 3.1 grams, oatmeal which has 4 grams, beans, and the list goes on! I love being able to find ways to get my fiber in that taste good!

Thank you again to the Mamavation coaching team, Alysa Bajenaru, RD, Tracy Mallett, and Pete Cohen and thank you to our wonderful sponsors Earth Footwear, EA Sports Active, Chefs Requested, and last but definitely not least, Sears Fitness!

Disclaimer: I’m writing this post as an entry to a blogging carnival sponsored by Fiber Plus. I will be receiving free product in return, and a chance to win a gift card as well.


  1. Hey girl! Way to go this week! I am so excited to be doing this with you!

  2. So proud of you paying it forward to your family! You are doing awesome! Looking forward to following your journey!

  3. You've had an awesome first week - I'm so proud of you!!

  4. Congratulations! And having your family join you on this journey will go a long way to helping you to be successful, not just with your weight loss but with living a healthier lifestyle.

  5. Great job on your first week! Congrats on being a mamavation mom! I know you will reach all your goals!! Have a blessed week!

  6. Yay! Kick butt in workout. I was so excited to get under 200

  7. Congrats Amanda. That is wonderful that your hubby is stepping up to take this journey with you. I love when it is a family affair. I will be happy dancing like crazy when you hit sub 200.

  8. Holy Cow! That's a huge number (8lbs)! Way To Go!

    That is so awesome that your husband is right there with you on wanting to join and be a huge support. I know it helped me when my husband made the time to workout with me.

    So excited for you to be a Mamavation Mom this go around. You are an inspiration in all aspects.

  9. Awesome loss this week! It won't be long before you say bye bye to the 200's. You are doing amazing and I love that your whole family is getting involved!

  10. ya know, the best part of my Mamavation Mom campaign was learning how strong and capable I am. I'm so glad you are discovering that too! Also LOVE the family support :)

    You are doing AWESOME!!!

  11. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.
    Have a nice day!