Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mamavation Monday... It's not You, It's Me.

I am just not sure this is a healthy relationship.

I think we should take a little time off.

I will miss your starchy goodness, or yeasty comfort.

I hope after this is all over and done with, we can still be friends. Maybe even hang out.

Bread, potatoes and my other carb-filled loves, I think this is for the best. It's not you, it's me.

-2.6 lbs! Woo-hoo!

That is -5 lbs since starting the Move it & Lose it Challenge
(and yes, by popular demand... the striped socks made another appearance)

Today marks my start with the Cinch! diet. Today I begin the 5 day jump start. I have to say that most of the ingredients are what I already had in my pantry or freezer. It was weird not having a whole grain, steel cut oats or old fashioned oatmeal, for breakfast. This week I just felt like my diet was the missing part to weight loss success. So, for a week I will be starch and carb less and by the end of the 5 days I hope to be able to feel less bloated, run faster and jump higher. Or something like that.

This past week was great! I walked despite the weather, I made better (but not perfect) food choices and had fun. Out of the blue my DH mentioned that I was always happier when I got my daily walks in. That was a nice little boost to my motivation. My Top Trainers DVD set arrived and I love it. I crave variety and this set really delivers. I haven't done the same workout twice.

On the food front, it was a pretty delicious week... check out my Chickpea Patties recipe

and don't miss out on these Orange Cranberry Muffins

This Week's Goals: 
  • Follow the Cinch! Jump Start
  • 1 hour walk everyday with my kids
  • Utilize my Top Trainer's DVDs, EAS active 2, and Just Dance 2 for additional workouts. I hope to choose 1 a day. I am still trying to find the right balance, but love all of them.
  • Get 8 hours of sleep every night
I love my daily walks! That one will be easy. The Cinch! Jump start should be nice. I need a break from meal planning. The last one will be the most difficult for me. I tend to go to sleep at midnight or later and am up with the kids around 7 am. With more sleep I hope to cut back my coffee consumption to 1 cup a day instead of 2.

MAMAVATION TV: Join us Monday night at 7pm PST/10pm EST on Mingle Media TV

BLOGGING CARNIVAL: This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by Earth Footwear.  One blogging carnival participant will receive one pair of Earth Footwear shoes.  Answer the following question in your blog post and link back to the Earth Footwear website.  Link up your post here to share with others.

Question: What does “wellness” mean to you?

Wellness, to me, is all about being healthy and active. At my current weight I don't have as much energy as I would like to, and I can't comfortably do all the activities that I would like to. My weight loss journey is a way that I can go out and hike farther, ski faster and carry more when I am with my family. I don't want to be the person asking to stop and take a break to catch my breath anymore. Wellness is about being active, eating right and living a full and enjoyable life. It is also about setting a great example for my two young children.

So, what does it mean to you?
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