Hi ladies! Thanks for stopping by this week! I have had a very exciting week since the last Mamavation Monday! This week I got a (functional) Hydracoach, which has made a huge difference in my daily water consumption, I met my first goal (!), joined a local gym, and I was named the Mamavation Sista of the Week!
So let's break all that down...
I ordered a Hydracoach almost 2 weeks ago, and the first one that came in was a bum. The display was non-working, so I had to wait for another one! It arrived, and I am in LOVE. I totally recommend one of these. I have definitely drank more water this past week.
My first goal was to lose 20 lbs, well, I did it! My (official) weigh-in on Friday the 13th put me at 20 lbs lost. (Okay, technically 20.7) (2 lbs lost since last Mamavation Monday!) I am so excited. I got serious about my weight loss on may 27th, and ever since then I have been on a roll (except for in July when I was sick!) I thank God for giving me the strength to overcome temptations, and for the strength to get off my keister and get moving! I also want to thank Krystal, at The Clever Mommy Chronicles, who is the host of Fight the Scale Fridays, and a HUGE thanks to all you Mamavation sistas! Without you all, the past couple months would have been lonely!
I "met" up with an old friend on Facebook, and we decided to go walking together, well, the rain threatened us Thursday and we didn't get to go. She mentioned that a local gym was offering FREE memberships through the end of this year! So I jumped on that and have been twice since Friday, and I am loving it. I spend the first 20 minutes strength training, then the last 30 minutes on a treadmill. It feels awesome! Also, if I so choose, I can request a personal trainer for free. Isn't that awesome?!
And then, Friday night I got an email that almost made me cry! I was named the Mamavation Sista of the Week! I have become so fond of this whole community, of Leah, and all the Sistas! I have never been part of a group that was so understanding and supportive. There is so much positivity and encouragement. When you are down, they pick you up. If you have an "off" day, they tell you what to do to get back "on". I am so blessed I found this group, and I am so excited that they have accepted me in! Thanks again to all the sistas, Leah, Lori, and everyone else involved in the SOTW process. I am really honored! (And I can't wait to gab on the cam Monday night!!)