It’s the theme for my post this week.
In just the past 4 weeks this Mamavation campaign has been an incredible journey. But to be honest with you, I didn’t always see it as such.
In the beginning I was looking at this experience as a way to quickly get my butt in gear and allow me to lose the weight I wanted in a short amount of time. That isn’t the right way to look at it, AT ALL.
I’ve been listening to Pete Cohen of the Weight Loss Guru. Patience is a huge theme throughout his program and I think in order to have patience you have to realize that weight loss is a journey. It’s not something that is going to happen quickly. We’ve probably all heard, “It took you a long time to put that weight on, it’s going to take just as long to take it off.” While this is true it’s hard to accept it. I don’t know about you but I didn’t really notice I was gaining weight until I woke up one day, looked in the mirror and wondered who this person was in front of me that seemingly ate the old me. Sure, I knew deep down that my body was changing, but my life was so consumed with other things that I didn’t have the time to deal with it.
Because of this, it’s taken me a bit longer to accept that it’s going to take a while to get all this extra flab off me.
I’ve lost a total of 7lbs during the campaign and I’ve finally broken into the 160′s on the scale. This has made me ecstatic! I’m seeing my body change shape in the way my clothes fit me which feels amazing. I neglected to post my current measurements last week so I’m doing that this week.
- Chest – 37″ (down 1.5″)
- Waist – 37.5″ (down 3″)
- Hips – 41.5″ (down 2″)
- Left arm – 12″ (no change)
- Right arm – 12″ (no change)
- Left thigh – 22″ (down1.5″)
- Right thigh – 22.5″ (down 0.5″)
Now to the best part.. the video
No week is complete without thanking the people and sponsors who are helping bring my goals to fruition!
Earth Footwear (@EarthFootwear)
Omron Fitness (@OmronFitness)
New Balance (@NewBalance)
Leah aka @Bookieboo
Mark aka @MrBookieboo
Pete aka @PeteCohen_
Alysa aka @InspiredRD
Shelley aka @Momma_Oz
Shannon aka @ShannonMSander
Mentors: Hanan aka @LilacCityMomma and Wendy aka @WeightsOver