Monday, January 4, 2010

Mamavation Monday - Baby Steps

Well, I finally got myself back to the gym last week. I had an awesome Monday and then unfortunately I slept wrong on Monday night and my shoulder and neck were killing me the rest of the week.

I did my first day with the EA Sports Active but my shoulder prevented me from doing it the rest of the week. I did do intervals on the treadmill at the gym. I have been avoiding the treadmill due to the pounding on my knee, but it didn't hurt my knee at all and it felt so good.

Fortunately I don't think that the working out portion of my weight loss plan is going to be hard. I love going to the gym. Especially because I am a stay-at-home mom and that is my time away from my girls for the day. :-)

Eating healthy is where I really struggle. This week I posted a menu plan on my Unforgettable Childhood site with healthy main entrees for suppertime. That is my first baby step to eating healthy as a family.

I also need to focus on drinking water this week. I never drink water. To be honest with you, I drink coffee all day long.

I don't have a lot of weight to lose, about 15 pounds. My main focus is getting fit, feeling good and changing our families eating habits. I hope next week I can write about getting off a couple of pounds. I know that there are a lot of women in the Mamavation Campaign that are working to tackle a lot larger weight loss goals. You should go and watch their videos here.

I made a deal with my hubby that when the first 10 pounds comes off I am buying a pair of Earth Footwear Shoes. I have had my eye on them for awhile now and I think that it would be a great reward for accomplishing that goal.

Don't forget to tune into MomTV tonight to watch Mamavation at 10pm EST/9pm CST.


Colleen said...

Good luck! I wish I was a gym person.

April said...

Great post Amy. I did the treadmill as well today, but it almost killed am so not a runner! I too have about 15lbs i want to lose. Also change my eating habits. I fell ya on the coffee...its my daily staple!

Baby Mama said...

You are doing great already! I still need to have my first workout of the new year! Although we did play soccer yesterday so I guess that counts if my wheezing and shortness of breath are any indication!! LOL

I think you will find that drinking lots of water will really help. I feel so much less bloated when I drink the right amount of water. Im going to check out your menu plan now!

Have a great week!!

Anonymous said...

I'm excited to hear that your reward for reaching your goal is a non-food one. That's really good!

Good luck in journey! Drinking water: the more you drink, the more you want. You just have to get past that hump...LOL!

Rachel said...

Awesome reward! Mine is a great pair of jeans when I can get into a 12. Keep up the good work - and switching from coffee to water will really help how you feel, I'm sure of it! It will suck at first though!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Baby steps are so good! Rather than overwhelming ourselves with lots of big changes, baby steps help make the changes into habits, don't they?

Wish I was a gym person too. We do have exercise equipment at home, but I just don't like to have other people see me sweat. I'm learning to love the endorphin rush though, so I can get over the sweat.

Looking forward to cheering you on!

Angela said...

I love that you have set a goal reward for yourself! I look foward to getting to know you better and supporting each other.

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

All the best to you as you reach for your goals! Happy New Year, friend.

Anonymous said...

I like the fact you have a reward set up for yourself. I need to do that, lol. I applaud you for going to the gym, I won't go in (social anxiety or something)so my membership is being wasted. So the wii and walking the neighborhood will be for me right now. Glad you're doing this. Keep up the good work!

MOMMY-MOMO said...

great goals! you can sooo do it! I'm a firm believer in making small goals and then reward yourself!! Good job girl!

Tina said...

great job,....hope your shoulder feels better soon..
i don't like to do the gym thing... i have my wii fit, going to start with that (baby steps, right?)
i was just saying that i think i want to reward myself with every 10lbs i lose, i treat myself to a manicure! (not something i ever do for myself and always want to.)
good luck , look forward to supporting eachother in the "sistahood"

Lisa Mom of 2 Boys said...

I saw Leah say yesterday that coffee increases your metabolism - so that's a good thing. I suck at drinking water too, but today I am giving it my all!

Mandy said...

Yay, Amy - great job striking up that deal with your hubs! :D

I wish I loved the gym. Sadly, even though I also stay at home, I don't. But, love the yoga studio - so I totally get what you are saying.

bookieboo said...

I love having you around! XXOO

Chele said...

You are definitely better than me. I always talk about it but don't do it! I love the idea of rewarding yourself for getting to your goal!! I will pray for you! xoxo :)