This past week has been filled with ups and downs. Luckily more ups than downs! Lets start with the ups first. I have lost 7.6 pounds since applying to be a Mamavation Mom, dropped a 2nd digit, and 14 inches for good. Yes, 14 inches!! Woo hoo! My clothes fit so much better, I have more energy, and I feel great. What a wonderful feeling!
Here are my measurements from when I first applied to be a Mamavation Mom, and now. I am super proud of the now numbers!
Now for the not so hot stuff from my past week. I have found myself finding it harder to want to work out this week. Our exercise plan now includes running, and like I said in my last vlog, I am not a fan. For me, running is such a challenge. Other than it being physically hard for me to do, I do not like that I am not good at it and that frustrates the heck out of me. I know it takes time and I need to take baby steps, but I cannot help but feel kind of deflated. Now give me a kickbox class and I will knock your socks off!
What am I going to do to help motivate myself? I think I may break down and get a gym membership. Running on a treadmill is a tiny bit more doable for me. I like that I can watch my time and see how many seconds I have left to run during an interval. I also like to be able to keep track of my speed and see how far I have gone. Plus, it will be nice for me to be able to head to the gym to walk/run anytime I want, day or night. I also need to get some new music to listen to during my workouts. I love music, and I love working out to music, so I am not sure why my playlist is so 3 years ago. Okay, I do know why. A little guy named Baybah came along and I forgot about getting fun songs for myself. Music and gym, my plans for this week.
What do you do to help motivate yourself to workout?
Thank you Mamavation, my mentors Shelley and Andrea, and Leah and Mark for all of your support. Thank you also to Alysa’s from InspiredRD for the yummy food plan and Pete Cohen for your Weight Loss Guru program. And a special thank you to my fellow Mamavation Moms Laura and Andrea. I look forward to tweeting with you both every day!
See you next week,
Lolo from Crazy About My Baybah