Healthy, Sustainable, Toxin-Free Goals for 2014

The New Year is quickly approaching, and many people feel inspired to make resolutions during this time of change. At Mamavation, however, we believe that you are less likely to follow through with resolutions than if you make goals for your new year. For example, in 2013 our Mamavation Sistas Greta Funk (aka @gfunkified) made a goal of running 500 … [Read more...]

Mamavation Monday – Clean your Cleaners with Seventh Generation

Nutrition is incredibly important to our health and fitness journey here at Mamavation, and last week we learned so much about how to choose the right foods to eat from Alysa Bajenaru, RD. These week we're changing gears a little bit - we're going to be talking about how to remove toxins from our household cleaners. Now we don't expect you to set … [Read more...]

Running Into A Better Week

This 7 week journey is just as much as emotional as physical as someone smart told me this week. It was a reminder I needed, especially this week, because this week has really taken a toll on me emotionally. I haven't really shared all that is going on in my world this week because for one I am feeling so overwhelmed that the last thing on my mind … [Read more...]

Small Steps and BIg Changes

I can't believe that we are nearly  halfway done  with Campaign 12!  I'm learning so much and really noticing differences in  my life... and my body!  In fact, I have lost 13.2 pounds, and 8 inches since I applied to be a Mamavation Mom! Not every steps as a Mamavation Mom is small, in fact, it's pretty intense, but they are changes that … [Read more...]

It is Not the End

Nope, it's not the end. Well, yes, technically it is the end of Campaign 9, but I am leaving this campaign rejuvenated, ready to take on whatever life may throw at me. This has been a great campaign with two great ladies, Shannon and Meagan. Let's get down to the knitty gritty with some befores and afters, there is nothing like seeing results … [Read more...]

The Final Countdown…

This is the time of the campaign when I start to reflect on my experiences. With 2 weeks to go I need to make sure that I am grasping this new lifestyle to keep it up after the campaign and not toss it to the side. The time of the campaign where I look over the past 5 weeks to see if there is anything I need to improve on. To push to make sure I … [Read more...]

Feelin’ Alive in Week 5

I feel strong this week! Last week I was sick with a cold, had no energy and was just down and out. But I think my body needed that rest, because this week, I am rearing to go! I feel refreshed, strong and motivated. I hope that lasts throughout the week, because this Saturday I will be running my very first 5K! Check out my vlog this week for more … [Read more...]

The Halfway Point

Shew! Week three completed! Now on to week 4. I am glad to see week 4, along with it comes, for me, a renewed strength, and a revived drive. I was glad to see week 3 go. It was a bit of a stressful week for me, but I pushed through and survived! And as you can see by my scale picture, week 3 was very productive! Total lost so far this campaign … [Read more...]

Week 3 here we come!

So here it is, week three! (Insert dramatic sounding music here!) So far, I am feeling pretty confident about it! I still have that fire that has me pushing to do my best and I don't feel overwhelmed! This week also marks a huge change for me at work. I am used to working the closing shift, 3:30pm - 10:30pm. But this week, I finally got … [Read more...]

Getting Stronger with GruntStyle

What a week! I am feeling stronger than ever thanks to @Gruntstyle, Daniel Alarik's workouts. I had to admit to Daniel, the first time I looked at the workouts, I kinda scoffed. How dare I?! These workouts are the perfect thing for a mom like me who is busy as a bee. Most of them only take me about 7-9 minutes to complete, but I feel the effects … [Read more...]