Monday, May 30, 2011

#Mamavation Monday - The After Party

Going through the Mamavation Bootcamp was amazing! ... and then the week after I was all about getting our house back in order. The Grand Tetons of laundry were not going to wash themselves!

So, with a bit of embarrassment, I have to say I haven't had a plan in place. I know, isn't that crazy? The one thing I really learned in the past 8 weeks was how important a plan of attack is for my own success. It may not work for everyone, but for me, it really it keeps me focused. So I have made up a plan for my eating as well as exercise for the coming week.

Daily:  Stephanie's circuits and a walk/jog with my kids in the double stroller.
I also want to get back into the challenges... pushups (, situps ( and lunges.

M- EA Sports Active
Tu- Abs/ Pilates or Yoga
W- Top Trainers (I am doing the full program from start to finish)
Th - EA Sports Active
Fr- Abs/Pilates or Yoga
Sat- Top Trainers
Sun- Rest Day

*I am shooting for a 5K on June 18th. It is a benefit for our local police officer's K9 unit. I am picking this one because I need to complete a 5K within 6 months of finishing the Mamavation bootcamp, and I am having a hard time finding them in my town. Farming is really busy right now so going away for the weekend is not an option. I hope to train and complete this one, and look for another to do again in the fall. Hopefully I can make some dramatic improvements on my time.

As for food, well... breakfasts I like to keep simple. I really only rotate 4 breakfasts: whole grain cereal, oatmeal, whole wheat toast or yogurt. Then I add fruit and whatever else I need to fill out my exchanges for the day.

Here is my upcoming meal plan:
M- Tuna Melt, chopped salad and fruit
Tu- Spaghetti, steamed vegetable and fruit
W- Stuffed Grilled Burritos, salsa, chips and fruit
Th - Stir Fry with tofu, brown rice, fruit salad
Fr- Sweet Potato Gnocchi, salad and fruit
Sat- Chicken... served some way, I haven't decided
Sun- Family Dinner

There was no change this week... Here is my pic as required for a recent Mamavation Grad

I'm not worried, I know with some more movement I can get that scale to start going down again. 

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Question: What are your go-to tricks for when you need a confidence boost?

This is one of the reasons I like to do challenges and DVDs. It really helps give me a boost we I can clearly see how far I have come. When I first tried the push up challenge, I could only do 6... after just a week I could do 10 easily. I love seeing how far I have come.

I also love knowing that I have dropped 2 clothing sized over the past two months. Seeing a 12 on the tag means so much to me, and it has really been a boost to my confidence.

Also, for a purely cosmetic "perk-me-up" I love a good pair of high heels. High and cute. For some reason I could be wearing a potato sack but a good 5- inch heel would make me feel like I was wearing couture! 

Disclaimer- This post is sponsored by Your Best Face and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation and sponsored by Your Best Face. All opinions are my own.
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  1. OMG!! 2 clothing sizes!! WOOP!!!
    I'm so proud of you. You've come a long way, baby!
    Great idea to have a plan!!! Success shall be yours!

  2. Wow 2 whole sizes! That is some major hard work and commitment. So glad you are picking back up on your scheduling so you don't end up back in the same place again. You are amazing!

  3. Have I mentioned how proud I am of you??? You rock, Andrea!! I think it was good to give yourself a light week. But I agree, I need to plan to stay on track and see results. So hop to it, girl! Hugs!

  4. Great job! Slow and steady wins the race - if you're consistent with your activity and eating, then your weightloss will be consistent and maintainable. Have a great week!

    PS - we have to work on your training plan

  5. Heck ya this is a busy time for you farm families. I am in a sense glad the boot camp is over for you. It will be awesome what kind of balance you are able to strike now. You did a fantastic job as a campaign mom... now on to 5K training.

  6. Love the idea of your 5K! I would support a K9 unit. That's awesome! I love the way you are mixing it up. I find cross training to be the best way to shock your body! lol - Good luck this week sounds like you have it all planned out.

  7. 2 sizes? You rock!!! You have been so inspiring....and you will knock the socks off the 5k!

  8. Great job!!

    Push ups are my arch enemy but something I want to conquer. I will check out that push up challenge.


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