Sunday, September 25, 2011

#Mamavation Monday 9/26

Hi girls! This week has been hectic! Been buy at work and at home, my sinuses and allergies have been oh, so bothersome, and my stomach had a bad day on Thursday. Im going to be completely honest with you all this week, I have been close to depressed all week. I hate that I am working evening shift again, it takes a lot of time away from my family and honestly just throws me completely out of routine. I have felt like I have been on the verge of crying every day this week which I should probably do to let myself release some of this pinned up stress! I am working towards getting into a routine but when my gears start turning someone throws a wrench in. I decided to take Thursday and Friday off this week unpaid just to have some time to relax and hopefully get some sort of plan in action. Needless to say my eating was less than perfect this week, but the scale didn't seem to show it as much!

Also I want to apologize for my lack of commenting on your posts. I had a chat with Shelley Weds night and she ever so gently slid it in that some of us sisters (me) are not holding up our end of the deal when it comes to commenting. So thanks to those of you who comment on my posts even if I don't get to comment on yours. I will try harder to get more comments in.

So this week my goal is to look to God when I start feeling overwhelemed or depressed. No more feeling sorry for myself. I still have lots of weight left to lose to be healthy, and feeling sorry for myself is not going to help me get to my goal. And besides, I've gotta look hawt before Fitcation 12! ;-) Have a great week sistas! Love you all!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

#Mamavation Monday - 5K results

Hello Mamavation! Thanks for stoppin' by!

This week's post is centered arounf my first 5K that I (attempted to) run on Saturday.

There were a lot of people who participated in this race, so I was a little nervous from the get go. Bottom line, I did not finish. I didn't really explain what happened in my video, but, what happened... I started out strong running, slow, I wanted to drop to the back of the pack, being in the crowd made me feel nervous. So I got in a good stride jogging and power walking and about half way through my right foot started burning along the bottom. So I slowed to a walk for about 1/10 of a mile. I picked up the pace and started to jog again and shortly after my ankle rolled to the outside and I fell. My ankle was hurting pretty badly, I don't think it was a sprain, just more bruised. Either way, I was having a hard time walking on it much less jogging, so I was pulled to the side at a station and was bandaged and iced. Some other runners who stopped along the way could tell I was disappointed (and a newbie to the race) and gave me some insight to my injury and why it probably happened. I am extremely disappointed that I didnt finish, but I get another chance soon as I have one more 5K to do from Mamavation campaign 9. I am going to train more vigorously for the next 5K. Make sure I get my leg muscles stronger and ready to hold me up while running. I also intend to run AND FINISH this same 5K next year. It won't defeat me again...

Some pics from my day...
The picture of my feet was me standing on the VA/TN state line! I was in two states at once! Pretty cool huh?


And my videos...
Pre Race

Post Race

Scale pic...

Sunday, September 11, 2011

#Mamavation Monday - Schedule changes equals planning changes

Schedule changes can make life different. And staying on track is hard too, it takes dedication, planning and focus. After being a Mamavation Mom, twice, I have learned to not let myself get back into that lazy, "whatever goes" mode. A few days this week I did not plan my day according to my schedule and ended up going over on my calories for the day, because I was so hungry by the evening but was out of "planned" food. This comes along with a schedule change at work. I had planned my meals through the campaign based on my working day shift, so by 9pm at night, I was headed for bed. Now, I am working from 2:30 pm to 9:30 pm and so my previous meal plan does not fit my new schedule. So this week my goal is to focus on making a new meal (and workout) plan that fits my new schedule. I miss being able to come home in the evenings and walk outside in the coolness of the day, but when it comes to working and providing for my family, I haven't much of a choice. I love my job, and everything about it except for the unstable schedule.

I did not weigh myself this morning, I will tomorrow (Monday) and add my scale picture. I did have my monthly "visitor" to deal with plus a little added stress as my mother had her final eye surgery this week. Hopefully the scale doesn't reflect that.

Scale pic: +0.6 (Not bad!!)

I will probably be a little late to Mamavation TV now on Monday nights as it is around 10pm when I get home from work, but better late than never!

Have a great week ladies!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

#Mamavation Monday-Back into the swing of things

Hi ladies! (and now, gents!)

This past week was all about getting back into my daily normal non-Mamavation mom routine. I will admit, it was a bit easier than the last time. I cut back to working out 3-4 days instead of the exhausting 6 days. As for my food, I had a few days that could have went downhill fast but I grabbed the reigns and kept my wagon on the right path. And the results were great. Life in general however, is crazy. More bad weather came through, still battling fleas, and today (Weds) my mom had her final cataract surgery. Shew, I need a vacay!

Scale pic...

Have a great week ladies!