And hello Mamavation!
Wow – I honestly didn’t think I would get a minute to sit down and write this post. I was going to write it yesterday but I wanted to put my official stats in and I weigh and measure on Mondays.
I am owning my scale number because I KNOW it is going to change and change quickly. I should have taken a picture but……
Here are my official stats.
Weight: 264.8 (which is down 1.2 lbs from last week)
Arm – left: 15.5
Thigh – left: 27.5
So there we go. Those are ugly numbers but I did it. And I am going to change it.
Fitness: Between the #2weekchallenge that starts today, the hazing from Fitmomtraining and trying to get in all my 10,00 steps – I am working out. The steps is the hardest for me. I’ve used being a SAHM as my excuse for too long – I have too much going on, I have to take care of the kids, I just want to take a break for a minute (which turns into hours). No more though. I am done with excuses.
Nutrition – So far, so good. I am back to eating gluten-free and loving it. I found a GF bread I really like and am obsessed with Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter, which is 40 calories for a big honking tablespoon. It’s a great snack or breakfast. I bought a lot of veggies when I was at the store last. I’ve also decided to cut out eggs from my diet. While I love them (a lot!!), I am highly intolerant of them and they just make me sick to my stomach (and other gross things). So no more eggs. And I am thinking about going completely dairy free again since I am lactose intolerant. Most dairy products effect me but I can handle small amounts. I’ve cut it out before and felt amazing!! Between all of that, I can’t imagine how much better I would feel. So that makes me super excited!
Mental: “I feel good…nahnahnahnahnahnah….” As most of you know, I suffer from depression. It’s been bad the last year but the last couple of weeks have been amazing!! And today if a really really good day! I’ve feeling motivated again, I feel like I can take on anything and win! It’s been a long time since I have felt that way. So YAY!!!!!!!
It is helping to read all of the tweets and FB posts on the Mamavation page of the people who support me in this journey to be a Mamavation Mom. It’s humbling, really, when you see just how many people care enough about you to take a couple of minutes out of their own day to show some support. I am a very very lucky girl.
If you haven’t seen my video, check out my post from last week – I Wanna Be A Mamavation Mom. If you feel like I would make a great Mamavation Mom, be sure to tweet your support to @Bookieboo and let her know.
Love to you all!!!
What do you find most challenging in skin care?
I had horrible acne when I was a teenager. Now that I am older, that seems to have gone straight to my chest and lower back. Trying to find something that works is proving difficult. With the lotion and sweating from working out, I feel like there is no hope. Any advice??