The 3 Mamavation Moms have code names, and we will begin to insert these pieces of our personalities into our weekly posts. Check back each week to see our progress, as well as keep up with what crazy ideas we invent next!
We survived Mamavation week 1, and I still find myself floored to be one of the Mamvation Moms! I am so grateful for this opportunity, and elated to share it with Rebecca and Joanna. They are amazing women! We keep each other motivated, and laughing hysterically, as we conquer our workouts together.
This week was a bit of a challenge for me. We received our official starting gear – pedometers, food plans (we will talk more about this next week, so stay tuned), and an Omron scale. This is no ordinary scale; this beast measures everything. And by everything, I mean ev-er-y-thing, honey! Well, this new space age scale didn’t worry me at all. I just knew that since I worked my butt off in the gym, and was so careful with my meals, that the scale would show a MAJOR drop in weight. Surprise! It did not. Hello, is this thing on? Surely, Leah (@bookieboo) sent the 1 defective scale to my house, right? I cannot possibly be back at the exact weight of the end of my pregnancy, RIGHT?!?!? Certainly the scales found in my home and physician’s office were correct, and this demon was totally wrong. RIGHT?!?!?!? I cannot know until I am actually back in my home, or visiting my doctor, and confirm if there really is such a major discrepancy. Until then, I will have to continue to fight to keep my head in the game. The old, familiar whispers of the back of my mind tried to derail my determination…“I knew this wouldn’t work” ”I really cannot do this” ”What’s the big deal with a little extra curves? I can afford all new clothes anyway” FOOLISHNESS & MAYHEM! I cast down those deliriously, destructive thoughts, and renewed my commitment to complete, and kick this campaign’s butt.
The Mamavation Mom workout consisted of 2 specific groups of daily exercise, for 6 straight days, followed by rest on Sunday (can I get an Amen?). Burn it truly BURNS IT… We start with 1 minute of Foot Fires, followed by sets of Burpees, Lunges, Squats, and Kick & Lunge. Build it starts with Cross Punches, followed by sets of Push-ups (I am slowly doing more of the real ones, vs just the girlie ones), Shoulder Presses, Triceps Push-ups, Dumbbell Curls, and Crunches. Mark (@MrBookiboo) isn’t playing. He brings the pain in a serious way. In fact, I think he gets a kick out of our soreness During Hazing, I developed what I coined the gangsta lean: my legs were so sore, that I didn’t limp, but dragged 1 leg at a time.
My favorite exercise groups are found in the Build It group. I feel so strong and powerful after pushing through these, and I can still walk when I am done . I, of course, still abhor Burpees, and think they are 100% demonic. LOL I know that I will love them, as well as their evil cousins found in the Burn It group, when I achieve the final results. Until then, we have quite the contentions relationship. My workouts are typically in the morning. I get them out of the way, and move on with my day.
I just spent several days in one of my favorite cities, and visiting one of my favorite groups of attractions (I won’t tell you where and what because they aren’t paying me…yet. Hey, it could happen!). I maintained my diet, and completed my daily workouts (most days after 12AM!). My head is still in this game. I told myself that if I could survive hazing, and face one of my greatest fears (uhhh – that would be opening my life to the scrutiny of perfect strangers), then I could stay on this path, eat well, and exercise, EVEN IF my friends and family were relaxing, celebrating and vacationing. There were many opportunities to fail this week: I had 2 major singing engagements that involved food. When I say food, I mean really, ridiculously good food. I still remained faithful to my diet plan. Why? I have to. No matter what happens, I decided that I would get my health back on track.
Here’s what you all really want to know…the digits…
Starting Measurements: Week 2
- Chest 40 38
- Waist 35 36
- Hips 44 43
- Thighs 25 24
- Arms 12 13
Thanks so much for all of the love and support!
Until next week,