Monday, November 14, 2011

#Mamavation Monday - Raising Outdoor Enthusiasts

Happy Monday everyone!

I am so excited for Mamavation TV tonight. Erica Lineberry (@Cragmama) will be joining us tonight and we are going to be talking about getting outdoors with our little ones.

This is something I am also passionate about. When my son was just tiny we started taking him out in the ski trailer with us when we went cross country skiing. Then at 3 we got him his own snowshoes and skiis.  This year my daughter will be big enough to get more involved also. It is stacking up to be a great Winter!

My husband has always been the driving force behind getting us outside and active. I grew up in a family that didn't encourage sports or physical activity. This is a bad habit I am still trying to break. Luckily I can set my children up to live active and exciting lives enjoying the Oregon outdoors.

I don't push my children. Amazingly, all it takes is seeing their parents having fun outside to want to join in. If they see us on a bike or skis, they want to try it too. Start early, have fun and try new things. This is what I have learned from my little ones.

This was my first full week with Nutrisystem. My weigh-in is tomorrow, but I am already working to get rid of some of my bad eating habits. Having a plan is an important tool for weight loss, and this program is giving me a clear plan of attack for all my eating. My exercise hasn't been as big of a focus as it should, so I will be stepping that up this week. My goal is for 1 hr a day... mixed up, broken up and as fun as I can make it. My favorite activities include:
  • Walking the loop around our "neighborhood" - I live surrounded by farmland. Lol.
  • Zumbu for the Wii
  • Just Dance 2
  • Ellen Barrett's Yogini DVD (that is a hardcore 45 minutes!)
  • Jillian Michael's Ripped in 30 DVD
  • Tracey Mallett's The Booty Barre DVD (I just got this one.)
As for my weight this week? I am down 1lb exactly.  Not, bad. I hope with more activity I can get closer to 2lbs for next week. You know me, always shooting for the stars.

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 Omron. Two blogging carnival participants will each receive an Omron pedometer. To be eligible answer the following blogging carnival question in your weekly Mamavation blog post and mention Omron with a link back to their site. Link up your post here.
What kind of activities have you done with a pedometer on?
 Since being a Mamavation Mom, I have been wearing my Omron pedometer almost every day. I have worn it while cycling, walking, running, doing DVDs, dancing and skiing. As long as I am not gussied up, I am probably wearing it.

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