Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mamavation Monday - I joined a gym!

Watch Lives ChangeHi 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?!

mamavationsistahoodsealAnd 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!!)

A special thanks to @BoogieMom and Boogie Wipes for sponsoring this week's mamavation blogging carnival!

Goals this week:
  • Keep up the water intake
  • Get my Gruve to GREEN daily
  • Go to the gym at least 3 times!
  • Less carbs, more veggies and protein

19 comments:

Danielle said...

Congrats on being SOTW! And a huge CONGRATS on hitting the 20lb mark! Keep up the great work!

Running Mom said...

What a great week for you! I'm so glad you're with Mamavation and you TOTALLY deserve to be SOTW!

Have a great week and enjoy that free gym membership!!

Steph (@stephhamm154)

Skinny Sushi said...

Congrats on the loss and on the SOTW! You're doing so well!

Lisa Johnston said...

You are AWESOME!!! :) I want to try a hydracoach! I've heard mixed things about them, but I'm pretty sure I"ll end up getting one sooner or later! :)

I hope you have a wonderful week, and I'm looking forward to MORE goals from you!

Colleen said...

Congrats on meeting your first goal...that is awesome! and Congrats on finding a free gym ...NICE!

The Maniacal Matron - @MMScarlett said...

Awesome on meeting the first goal!!

It must have been meant to be: you were wanting to join a gym and found one free!

HAve a great week and congrats on being SOTW!

bookieboo said...

Big congratulations on being Sista of the Week and BIG congrats on the weight loss! You are doing such a good job! XXOO

~Lori~ said...

Congrats on the weight loss and on being SOTW! You totally deserve it!

Krista said...

Wow so many congrats here - congrats on meeting your first goal. Congrats on being SOTW! Yay for old/new friends that point you to free gym memberships too!

Hope you have a great week!

Marie said...

Congrats on Sista of the week and the weight loss! And YAY to free gym membership!

kia said...

Sounds like you have been having an amazing week! Congrats on SOTW and enjoy the gym.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Congratulations on the 20 pounds down and SCORE with the free gym membership and personal trainer. It doesn't get any sweeter than that!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

What a great week you had, Kimberly! You totally deserve SOTW honors. You are always so supportive and encouraging of others!

Congrats on reaching that first goal too! What a great feeling!!

Keep it up, girlfriend! You're doing great!

Laura said...

Yay for joining the gym!!!!

Congrats on being SOTW and meeting your first goal!

hope you have a great week hun!

Laura @SeeLauraRun

Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader said...

Wow! You've had a fantastic week, just like fantastic you! Keep up the great work Kim, we love how supportive you are of all of us. Congrats!

Heather Silver said...

Congratulations for hitting your goal and being SOTW!! I need to get myself a Gruve and Hydracoach. I think they would both help. I am looking forward to hearing about your progress next week!

Laila said...

Congrats on becoming SOTW! You deserve it! And congrats on meeting your goal! I've also struggled with my water intake but will keep at it.

Roxy said...

Crap, I thought I commented, but I looks like I didn't. Girl, I am so proud of you and all the changes that are happening in your life right now. Isn't it such an empowering feeling? *BIG HUGS TO YOU!*

My Gruve will be arriving next TUESDAY. YAY! Hopefully sooner, but I'll count my blessings. All this talk about Hydracoaches makes me want to order one. I always look track of how much I'm drinking. :P

lorrie said...

congrats on being sister of the week and let me know how the hydra coach works out, I wish i could workout with friends my one friend thats in the weight loss challenge with me works out on her own even though i asked if she needed a workout buddy.

have a great week