It’s week 2 of Mamavation Bootcamp 18. Dee, Elizabeth, and Toni have been working out, learning how to eat correctly, and focusing on changes they need to make in their houses and families to reach the best level of healthy that they can.
This week, each lady had a chance to talk with Corrine Dobbas, our Mamavation Dietician, to work out a meal plan. They also had the opportunity to have blood work done and discuss the results with Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Jean Layton. Each lady shares what they discussed below.
This week has flown by. I was busy busy busy getting together all of the things I needed to have done. In addition to those things, my time was spent making ToDo lists, working out, logging food and establishing good habits to aid me throughout the campaign.
This week we had an opportunity to work with Corinne on a meal plan. She was wonderful and discussed a lot about how to pair foods to keep my blood sugar in control. She worked around my schedule and came up with a meal plan with foods that I enjoy and lots of new things for me to try. I am so excited to make these changes to my current way of eating. I really think the changes she made will help me to keep a more level blood sugar and help me to get through the days without feeling irritable and crabby.
I am enjoying my workouts. I have been adding weight to increase my intensity and really watching my form to make sure I get the most of my workouts. It is a struggle to get the 10,000 steps some days, and others I find it really easy. I enjoy the added activity level over all from all the extra steps.
I am just thrilled to be doing this. Excited about all I am and will learn. Can’t wait for each topic and week. I just know it will go by way too fast. Thank you all for your support!
I never really worked out much before starting this bootcamp, aside from the occasional two week challenge. Adding in regular exercise has been a new experience. I look forward to the days with weight and strength training. I really enjoy it. When it’s time for the dreaded days of burpees, I am less excited. However, by the end of my workout, I am sweaty and proud that I accomplished it.
The 10,000 steps a day has been simple on work days, but my days off I have really had to work for it. I’ve gotten creative, like jogging while I watch TV or using my fire place brick surround as a stair stepper. I even found myself driving past a large flight of stairs near work and saying to myself “that looks fun.” I like the change in my mindset of wanting to be active. Just this weekend there was a marathon nearby and instead of thinking people were crazy for running by choice early in the morning, it actually sounded like something I might want to do one day. That’s what this is all about: changing my life style.
I haven’t had much experience with the nutrition plan yet, as I just spoke with the Dietitian, Corinne Dobbas. I loved her tip sheet she sent of 5 mistakes that people make in losing weight. I am guilty of some of them, and I hope with her help I can break those habits. My biggest challenge in my eating will be scheduling and planning. With my changing work schedule, I can’t always eat when I should. It also means a lot more scheduling needs to happen to be sure I have meals and snacks prepared when I need them. I think the easiest thing will be getting in fruits and vegetable, as I love to load up on them. I am also excited to try some new foods and do my grocery shopping based on my new plan. I think this next week everything will start to fall into place and my routine will begin.
I was more than thrilled to meet with Corinne. I have struggled with feeling out of control when it comes to food and the dieting way of life. With Corinne’s help, I believe I’ll be able to eat balanced meals that will not only keep me feeling full and satisfied but will also provide my body with the healthy fuel that it requires to work through our awesome, daily workouts.
For me, the first week was about getting to know the routine, the workout forms, and seeing how my body would react to it all. I can happily say that I can now rock out some pretty awesome burpees and that the cellulite on my thighs is actually smoothing out into firm muscles. My breasts are actually looking a bit perkier, too. Seriously, working out can actually give you a natural boob lift without going under the knife! Hallelujah!!
Be sure to leave a comment for the ladies below and show them your support. Then, make sure you come back next week to see what they’ve learned about fitting fitness into their busy lives!