Monday, December 28, 2009

This Mom Needs A Makeover

I think Santa's sleigh blew up in my living room. . .Oh wait, that is just the gifts that my very fortunate (aka spoiled) children received for Christmas. Between aunts and uncles, grandmas and grandpas and us, well, I am just not sure where they are all going to go.

Then last night I got on the scale and I wanted to crumble to the ground. It isn't like I didn't realize that all of the food I was eating this holiday season was going to make the scale tip a little, but yikes!

One of the gifts I gave my husband was a photo book of our trip to Hawaii last January. As we looked through it I realized that all of the work I had been doing to get fit had really paid off. I looked better in those photos than in any vacation pictures since we had been married.

After the trip something happened, I kind of gave up. I ate what I wanted, I didn't really exercise, and the weight came back on.

I know it is almost the beginning of a new year and many are setting New Year's Resolutions, but I am not. I am setting Life Change Goals. I am starting today. I wanted to share a few of my secret weapons to reach these goals.

My first secret weapon is my Bible. When I wake up in the morning to start my day I am arming myself with my most important tool.In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Ephesians 6:16-18

My second secret weapon is the Mamavation Sistahood. This group of amazing ladies has been reaching their fitness and weight loss goals while I have been still thinking about mine. :-)

Leah Segedie the creator of Bookieboo created this wonderful campaign that has women come together every Monday night on MomTV at 10pmEST/9pmCST.

My third secret weapon is my friend Misti! She is my workout partner. Together we meet with a trainer and get each other to the gym. Without her, I would not have made the progress that I already have. In the new year we can continue to motivate each other.

My newest secret weapon is my EA Sports Active Game for the Wii. Thanks to my hubby, I got this great game as a Christmas present. On the days that my hubby works late and I can't get to the gym, I have this awesome tool to help me workout at home.
We have a lot of work to do at home on our healthy eating. I love to cook and healthy cooking has never been on my priority list. I am looking for help from one of the wonderful Mamavation Team Memembers, Jennifer Leal. Jennifer has the blog Savor the Thyme which focuses on family-friendly healthy food and lifestyle.

I hope to start by adding in at least two new healthy meals to our household each week. Healthy snacks is easy when I have them around. My girls love fresh veggies.

And as for the mess in my house. . .that is a post for another day. That requires a secret weapon, too. Let's just say that I have never mastered the art of cleaning.

With my Martha Stewart Homekeeping Handbook I am planning to turn this house around one room at a time.


bookieboo said...

I'm very excited to be able to support you in your healthy efforts this year! XXOO The Sistahood is there!

Beachbrights said...

Cute Post! Sounds like you have a great plan (& priorities!). Thanks for sharing, I am still working on my plan. Today I am lurking and I will tune into the MOMTV tonight. Thanks for the Savor the Thyme link...I am headed there now!

I'll be back to check in on you!!

trulytrayce said...

Miss Amy,
So excited to go through this journey with you! I will always be here to cheer you on and lend support and inspiration!! xoxo

Janice @ Lazy Mama Fitness said...

Way to go Amy - it all starts with a plan and support. I look forward to getting to know you better through the mamavation sistahood - Cheers!

MOMMY-MOMO said...

Great attitude! way to go! Now is the time! we're excited to motivate and encourage you through this life style change!!!

Michelle said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one looking at a Makeover. In my case I think we might call it Extreme Makeover.:P

If I can recommend help in the cleaning department - try Messies Annonymous. They are like FlyLady, but not as militant.

Mandy said...

Love your weapons - and use a bunch, myself. ;)

And about the house - eh, it will be clean when it gets clean. I stress about that too, but sometimes you have to make it lower on the priority list.