Yesterday was the opening day for Mamavation Mom applications. I applied because not only do I need Leah to kick my booty in this bootcamp, but I need the support and accountability from all of the sisters! So I announced yesterday on Twitter that instead of the 12 Days of Christmas, I am doing the 10 days of why I want to be the next Mamavation Mom. (See my Mamavation Mom Application Video here!)
Day 1 - Elastic Waist Pants. I really don't have anything against the pants themselves, but the fact that I am having to wear them, again, when just a month ago I was wearing jeans is a major reason. I can still wear those jeans, but it's not pretty. (Let's just say, major muffintop!) I have watched two Mamavation Campaigns now, and upon graduating from the bootcamp, you could see a major change in the graduate's waist lines! I need that! My waist is 40+ inches around and my hips are 60+ inches around. Yikes. I am at such a high risk of heart disease because of those numbers.
Day 2 - Health. In August of this year my doctor threw the hard truth at me. I have elevated levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol, the beginning signs of Fatty Liver Disease and my spleen is enlarged. I asked him how much of that was caused by being obese, and he said all of it was. He instructed me to walk 6 days a week, and start losing weight. I trudged forward and took that advice until October when I got the diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis. This disease is not caused by my obesity, but would probably be better controlled with a healthier lifestyle. Also, my disease is more concentrated in the right side of my colon which puts me at a higher risk for colon cancer. That is a MAJOR reason to get and eat healthier!
If you want to show your support, please tweet the following, or head on over to the Mamavation Facebook page and let Leah, @bookieboo know that I inspire you!