Health

Mamavation Monday – Oops It’s Tuesday Edition

by Shannan on October 18, 2011

I missed reporting in last week due to being ridiculously busy and yesterday got away from me, but I’m still here and still working hard!

I tried on the offending dress that kicked my butt back into gear and am liking how it’s fitting a little better now, but still have some more work to do. But I’m not done when this dress fits. By the spring, I want to be back in the tankini that I wore on my honeymoon .

I’m going to work my way to a better body, one piece of clothing at a time.

Yeah, I know I said no numbers, but I couldn’t help it. I’m down 8 lbs total since my return to Mamavation and expect that to tumble even further now that I’ve discovered EA Sports Active 2. I think I might be in love.  Why did y’all not tell me? Oh wait…you probably did.

Just over two weeks from now, I’ll be in L.A. hanging out with @Bookieboo and @ResourcefulMom, so I need to step up my game. I wonder how close to 15 down I can get by then….we shall see!! But first, I’m gonna break the 10 lbs mark by next week. Game. On.

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Mamavation Monday – Feeling a Little Better

by Shannan on October 3, 2011

It’s Monday again and I’m sticking with my promise to myself to get back on track. Still not focusing on numbers, but I did note that I dropped 4 lbs from last Monday’s weigh in. Being that I did not work terribly hard on exercise last week and I did splurge this weekend a bit, this confirms my original thought that I had been retaining water after a weekend of a little too much drinking and eating while I was away in NYC.

This week, my goal is to get in more exercise. While I did work out a couple of times, I was not on my game in that case the way I really wanted to be. The current objective is to look and feel good enough to wear the offending LBD at Blog World in 4 weeks. I’m not 100% confident that I can pull it off in time, but I’m going to go down swinging.

I’m stepping up the exercise game this week, to try to get at least four one-hour-long workouts into the mix. Will I pull it off? Here’s hoping!

In fact, I’m off to start the first one right now!! Wii Fit, I will OWN YOU.

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Mamavation Monday – I’m Back (Again)

September 26, 2011

It’s been awhile since I’ve shown my face around a Mamavation Monday. Earlier in the year I was kicking butt, dropping pounds and feeling great about myself. Then one day, something happened. I lost my mojo, stopped really caring about eating well and got lazy and complacent about exercising. Fast forward to this weekend. I […]

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Do You Know The Dangers of Button Batteries?

September 14, 2011

Some of you might remember a little over a year ago, when we had a frightening hospital stay with then 3-yr-old D. Unbeknownst to us, he had gotten ahold of a button battery and swallowed it. What presented as a severe “tummy ache” was actually a battery that had lodged itself in his esophagus and […]

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Red Light Safety Cameras Proven to Reduce Accidents

May 19, 2011

Keeping our families safe on the road is a very important task that we undertake as parents. We drive carefully, keep our cars in tip-top shape, and make sure everyone is buckled in safely on each and every trip. Unfortunately, we can’t control what other drivers on the road are doing. We must rely on […]

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Mamavation Monday – Back On Track

January 24, 2011

Happy Monday! I know, I was silent last week on Monday. Had a crazy busy day and just didn’t have the chance to get a post up  to tell you about my current progress.  I’ll just have to do double duty this week and give you all of my updates at once. Last week was […]

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Taking the Blame

January 11, 2011

Yesterday, I broke out my Shred DVD and really got down to the business of working out. I made it through the workout, but when I was finished, every muscle in my body was shaking and burning. I thought “This is good, but I am going to hurt tomorrow.” As the afternoon and evening went […]

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Mamavation Monday – First Success

January 10, 2011

Well, I survived week one of Weight Watchers, basically intact and still feeling motivated to stick with it. Drinking my water has been my biggest struggle, since our tap tastes like crap. (Whee…I’m a poet!) I’m trying to overcome it by adding lemon or lime to my water, and hubs was sweet enough to pick […]

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Mamavation Monday – Joining The Club

April 26, 2010

As you can see by recent posts about my frustration with my life, there’s lots of things that I want to work on. One of the most important is my weight. Having K and D almost back to back took a toll on my body that I could never have imagined and the lifestyle of […]

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LATCH Cross Country Drive

December 6, 2009

With the holiday season moving into full swing, families across the country are in the car and on the go. Whether you’re driving across the country to visit family or across town to holiday shop, it is important that your child passengers are riding safely and that child safety seats are used correctly. AAA estimated […]

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