Vote for Mamavation Mom


The Mamavation Moms were vetted by interviews and personal recommendations. If you sent me information on any of the applicants, I'd like to say thank you! It was helpful. This decision is always a difficult one. (Note: If your name is not on this list and you applied to be a Mamavation Mom, we want you to stay with us! And to encourage you to … [Read more...]

Mamavation Mondays: The Finalists


This is a fun week of fine-tuning, planning, and gearing up for the next campaign.  I urge everyone to act as if they are in the campaign to support the moms as well as maintain or jump start your fitness plans.  Some fun things to look into are: Eating local and in-season.  Beyond your own garden planning check Local Harvest for farmer … [Read more...]

Hartman House We Heart Japan Disaster Relief 2011


For those of you that really know me, know that I owe most of my weight loss to Tae Bo. I did it for years. I love it. And because I live in the greater Los Angeles area, I got the opportunity to workout and hang out with the Tae Bo family frequently. One of my favorite Tae Bo peeps is Julieanne Hartman. Since I"m a redhead, I like other redheads. … [Read more...]

Mamavation Husband Interview with @ninemoremonths

I wanted to post something that might be helpful to all of the applications for Mamavation Campaign 8. I could give lots of advice and feedback, but I wanted to do something a little different. If you've applied, or are thinking of applying, grab your husband and share this little bit of advice that I managed to talk my husband into giving … [Read more...]

Mamavation Applicants: Who Do You Recommend?

Choosing five women from all the Mamavation applicants is a very tough job. What I have started to do that has been very helpful for me is (1) Having Kia @bodhi_bear, our Mamavation Community Manager, interview them and give me her opinion on who she thinks can handle the job and (2) ask the Applicant's friends and family about them. They know them … [Read more...]

Mamavation Mondays: Mamavators Unite


Spring has sprung! I hope you are all awakening your bodies, gardens, and optimism as the world is setting out better weather and more daylight for us to play in. This week's show is one of my favorites.  It is all about motivation and us motivating each other - the core of Mamavation.  The show will be dedicated to anyone who has applied to … [Read more...]

Mamavation Launch Twitter Party #8


Let's PAR-TAY! Come join us for a Twitter party launching the 8th campaign of Mamavation on April 4th from 5pm to 7pm PST (Mountain Standard Time: 6pm to 8pm, Central Standard Time: 7pm to 9pm, OR Eastern Standard Time: 8pm to 10pm). We are changing lives one mom at a time and are excited to do it again! And on April 4th during the party, the next … [Read more...]

Army Physical Training Changes & iPad Giveaway


The world has changed and so has the Army. I was invited to spend three days with new recruits at Fort Benning in Georgia to observe and experience their basic training. This is my story and interpretation of their physical training. Friend me on Facebook for more pictures of my Boot Camp adventure at Fort Benning Obesity and the … [Read more...]

Mamavation Mondays: Take Advantage of Change


Congratulations to our Campaign Mothers and the participants of the Move It or Lose It Challenge.  Big numbers were posted all around, but most of all we hope that lifestyle changes were implemented that will benefit participants and their families. This week is an interesting time of change for many of us.  Daylight savings time is springing us … [Read more...]

Twitter Party with FitStudio and Mamavation Crew


Sears, also known as FitStudio, is hosting a special twitter party on Wednesday, March 23rd from 8-10pm EST with the Mamavation community and giving away lots of fitness swag. Fitstudio and Sole Fitness gave the Mamavation Bootcamp 2 treadmills and 2 ellipticals during campaign #7 and we wanted to throw them this party as a thank you for their … [Read more...]