Monday, April 2, 2012

#Mamavation Monday - When the Rain Stops

Today is the first day in over a week we have had a break. I even think the sun is trying to peek through! Yippee.

This past week was busy in our home, but with the unrelenting rain showers came a silver lining - more time with Daddy! As much as we love having him home more, it is Spring and I hope this will end up being a good growing season. So I am okay with the rain going away now...

No walks, no dancing, no sweat last week other than the normal cleaning routine this past week. So in honor of the sunlight my goal this week is to get outside! I have plans for walking, prepping my garden for Spring planting, general yard work and our annual outside toy wash. I put myself and the kiddos in non cotton clothing and we attack the outbuilding with buckets of soapy water and rags. I like to wash down the playhouse, slide, ride-on toys and sandbox tools. I bet we will get impromptu baths in the process. Please cross your fingers for me that we don't freeze our behinds off.

Have any of your watched, Hungry For Change? I found out about it from @NotDIYHeather. I really enjoyed it. Keep an eye out for when it comes to Netflix, I recommend watching it for a holistic and natural approach for health and well being. My husband always laughs when I watch food or health documentaries since I already know how to eat, I think we all instinctively know what we should be eating. Sometimes it is nice to be reminded that it doesn't take a gimmick. My favorite part was the positive affirmation shared. It struck me because it really is the component I am missing... I want to focus on my emotional health and self esteem as I work to create a healthier me. Here is the affirmation:

I accept myself unconditionally right now.

The suggestion is to say this 2x in the morning and evening. Grab a mirror and say it. Does it sound silly? I found it profoundly beautiful. It doesn't worry about my stretch marks, cellulite or the hard body I want to be in the future. It is just about loving myself in the moment, loving myself today... As Is. Try it with me for one month and remember to love yourself.

No scale info this week. I am allowing myself a week off. Next week I will go back to tracking.

Two fun announcements I have are I am shopping for a new juicer and have my eyes on a beauty! You might remember I said I was going to be juicing more... but my juicer broke after 3 uses!  What do you think of this Omega J8005 Masticating Juicer? This is supposed to do a better job on leafy greens and wheat grass. Lol... I have never tried wheat grass, but I do like to juice kale and spinach. The centrifugal juicers do a pretty poor job of greens. Anyone have one of these?

My goal this week - get outside everyday

This Week's Workouts:
Monday - Walk, yoga DVD
Tuesday - Walk, start the 100 push up challenge
Wednesday - Start the Top Trainers DVDs
Thursday - Treadmill run
Friday - Dance with the Kinect
Saturday - Walk or a bike ride
Sunday - Easter! Rest day.

Meal Plan:

Monday - Pesto, Potato & Poached Eggs
Tuesday - Homemade Spaghetti & Meatballs
Wednesday - Stir Fry over Brown rice
Thursday - Tuna Casserole, with a steamed veggie & side salad
Friday - Go Out
Saturday - Roasted Vegetable Pizza
Sunday - Easter Dinner

BLOGGING CARNIVAL: This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by John Basedow .
Two blogging carnival participant will each receive a book “Fitness Made Simple” by John Basedow. To be eligible answer the following blogging carnival question in your weekly Mamavation blog post and link back to Mamavation site.

What is one health lesson you want to teach your kids?

I want them to grow up eating real food, drinking water and playing outside. Okay, that is a few lessons... but they are all part of living a healthy and real life. So far I think they are on the right track. My son loves his brussel sprouts, his tea plain and begs for a glass of water when he is thirsty. I want my children to really take charge of their own eating and I am already teaching them to help make their food. I know they benefit from growing up on a farm and being exposed to so much fresh food. I hope it starts them on some good habbits before they see how others eat.

*Disclaimer - This post is sponsored by Fitness Made Simple 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” at the bottom of your post. Link up your post here.

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