What motivates you?


Confession time - last November I stopped working out regularly. Looking back, I had a lot going on (and still do). The stress of raising three kids had caught up with me. Several crucial decisions at work weighed heavily on my mind. I struggled to come to terms with my wife's increasing popularity and decreasing free time. I'm sure the craziness … [Read more...]

Mamavation Two Week Challenge Campaign 15 Wrap-up

The itinerary didn't say anything about power yoga . . .

Can you believe that we just wrapped-up our 15th two week challenge? It feels like it was just yesterday when Leah and I first developed the idea. Fifteen challenges later participants have lost a grand total of  1591 pounds and 1095 inches! We had 71 people sign up for this challenge and 45 people finish. Participants lost a total of 117 pounds … [Read more...]

Getting the most out of the Mamavation #2WeekChallenge

This is what it's all about

We've been running two week challenges for a few years now and during that time we've developed a simple and effective formula that anyone can incorporate into their busy lives. Regardless of your fitness level you can participate in the Mamavation #2WeekChallenge. Here are some tips for maximizing your workouts to get the most out of the … [Read more...]

Frustration, Strength and Hope


My previous post: To the parents of the “normal” toddler at the pumpkin patch represented a radical departure from my typical fitness-related writing. In all honesty it was fairly difficult for me to press the "publish" button on that article. You see, I tend to keep my feelings and even my opinions close to my chest. I guess you could say I am a … [Read more...]

Mamavation #2WeekChallenge Campaign #14 Wrap-up

Blue Nile

'Tis the season to get fitter . . . fa la la la la, la la la la ;) 53 people signed up for the 14th Mamavation #2WeekChallenge with Blue Nile and 26 finished. Participants lost a total of 70 pounds and 54 inches! That brings our grand total to 1474 pounds and 1004 inches. Great job everyone! Now for some holiday cheer, here are the 4 … [Read more...]

Fitcation 2013 – Tales from the Sherpa

The itinerary didn't say anything about power yoga . . .

When Leah asked me to help her plan this year’s Fitcation my first question was “Do I get to go?” quickly followed by “What exactly do you need me to do . . .” I knew early on that the destination was California’s Central Coast, specifically Paso Robles, Cambria, Morro Bay, and San Luis Obispo. I also knew that the activities would be amazing – … [Read more...]

To the parents of the “normal” toddler at the pumpkin patch:

Baby with Allergies

You probably don't remember me and my little boy and our brief encounter. My son was, in your words, "the tiny little guy" that was "still wearing his pajamas" as you laughed at him and compared him to your smartly dressed and typical-sized child of the same age. I’d like to think that you didn’t intend to make those comments in such a callous and … [Read more...]

Announcing ShiftCon Eco/Wellness Social Media Conference

ShiftCon Early Bird Tickets now on sale

We are very pleased and excited to bring you the latest news from Bookieboo and Mamavation - ShiftCon! Presented by Bookieboo and Mamavation, ShiftCon is the first international Eco/Wellness Social Media Conference. We will be bringing together bloggers and other social media professionals with brands and companies that value and support our … [Read more...]

Mamavation #2WeekChallenge Campaign 13 Wrap-up


Note to self - it may not be the best idea to wrap-up a #2WeekChallenge right before #Fitcation starts . . . My apologies for the delay, but you are going to love the results: 59 people signed up for the challenge, 27 finished (including 1 late comer - Way To Go, Allison @thisgirlallie) Participants lost 74 pounds and 49 … [Read more...]

Vote #Yeson522 Twitter Rally

Yeson522 Twitter Party with Mamavation

How much is silence worth? The opposition to Initiative 522 in Washington state believe it's worth at least $17 million - they've already spent that much in the campaign to keep labels that indicate if food has been genetically engineered or modified OFF the products that Washington shoppers can buy. On Friday, October 18th, the ballots in … [Read more...]

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