Monday, July 2, 2012

#Mamavation Monday - a 5K and a Plan

Happy Monday everyone!

This past week was busy... of course! It is Summer, right?

Saturday was the 3rd Birthday of Mamavation and a 5K to celebrate. I grabbed my walking buddies and off we went.

Don't even ask how I will juggle 3 kids on walks. I guess I will cross that bridge when I get there. My little buddies do enjoy the walks, but often need bribes to keep from asking the age old question, "Are we done yet, Mom?"

And for my totally blurry, totally sweaty after shot... well, here it is. Ta-da!

At the end of my walk one thought popped into my mind. Why don't I do this more often? Don't worry, I'm not planning on becoming a marathoner anytime soon. No, I just wondered why I don't continue to improve my time/pace/endurance.

I have thrown down the gauntlet. I mentioned this in the Mamavation Facebook group and there were a few people interested. You can join in on the forum conversation about making this a regular thing. Go here:,934.0.html Be sure you are signed up for the forums, but I would love to see more people join in.

So, I have a month to see if I can beat my time. I can do it! Are you in?

This week's Mamavation topic is about Home Workouts. I am all for those and have the workout DVD collection to prove it. I don't have a gym close by, nor do I have a gym membership anymore. All of my workouts have to be created around watching my kids, preparing meals, keeping up the house and naptime. But, it can be done. I am completely in love with my Xbox 360 controller free workouts (The Black Eyed Peas have a great dance game) and also hardcore fast workouts with Jillian Michaels.

No Meal Plan yet this week, so many things are coming into season and I tend to cook what my husband brings home after work. Yesterday we enjoyed the first cucumbers out of the field - they were amazing!

Catch my Greek Chicken Pita recipe on & link up your own healthy recipes, too.

Have a great week and I can't wait to hear how you all plan on improving your 5K stats and setting personal bests!

*Disclaimer - This post is sponsored by Birds Eye and hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway.
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