Monday, March 8, 2010

Mamamvation Week #10

Watch Lives Change

Wow. Ten weeks. Lots of changes in ten weeks. Exercise has become a daily habit. I am eating more fruits and vegetables, and less bread. I am eating less processed foods and little to no refined sugar. I have the great support of my Mamavation sistahs and the loving encouragement of my husband. All of this makes a difference in how I feel physically and emotionally. All for the better, of course!

Weekly recap:

Exercise: 6 days out of 7 for cardio, strength training included push-ups and some exercises on the ball. I'm starting to think about long term fitness goals. I know I definitely want to be able to play golf. I had started learning before I got pregnant with our first daughter. Hubby loves to golf and we are teaching Ladybug about the game. So we are looking forward to family fun together on the golf course.

Food Journal: Still keeping up with my food journal. I had lots of carb cravings this week, but I managed to stay within my allowed calories every day. I am SO ready for in-season fruits and veggies! We signed up for the local CSA and will start getting a weekly box in mid-April. And I am planning to do some container gardening as well. I had great luck with cucumbers last year, and I am going to add zucchini, spinach, and mixed greens at the least. Here is my food journal on SparkPeople.

The Scale: Down 1 lb. this week, for a total of 13.5 lbs in 10 weeks. I'm pleased with my progress. I know that overall improved health is more important than the scale, and I have to remind myself of that before I step on the scale every week. I don't want unrealistic expectations de-railing me, ya know?

Inspiration: This week I am reminding myself to treat my body well.

Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, 20 for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Thanks again for all the support and encouragement that you give me.


  1. Awesome job!! I know 10 weeks already! Crazy!

  2. Congrats on the weight loss. My husband just picked up the sport of golf and he really enjoys it. He doesn't get out as much as he wants, but he has been wanting to take me out there for a try. I just don't know. I don't want it to feel like a waste of time. It is a long game. Anyways keep up the GREAT work!! 6 days baby!! Woohoo!!

  3. I am so amazed at the progress you have made! You really stuck to your goals and are doing a great job! This post really motivates me to change my life and focus on my body as a temple for the Holy Spirit. Thanks Heather!

  4. WooHoo congrats on the 1lb.. That is super. Doesn't it feel good when life seems so balanced? Keep it going!!

  5. Great inspiration this week, your body serves a higher purpose than just yourself. Honor this gift. I too am excited about spring and fresh local produce being around the corner. I am revving up my YUM-engine! Congrats on 13.5 pounds, you are losing at a good rate to ensure it will stay off over time.

  6. Congrats on your loss!!! Love your overall fitness outlook..sounds like a great idea!

  7. Whoo Hoo! Sounds like you had a great week. It really does help when you have a strong group of supporters encouraging you! Good luck this coming week.

  8. I am so proud of you. Words cannot describe it. Keep it up. Love you.

    The Hubby

  9. can't believe it has been 10 weeks already....
    seems just like yesterday..
    congrats on the 13.5 lbs total, it is about changing all the little things that add up to a big one.
    keep it up

  10. Yay on the 1 lb lost this week! You have been doing really well incorporating healthy habits into your lifestyle. Your family is lucky to have a good role model like you. Way to go, sistah! --- @ImAHotMom

  11. Woohoo!!!! You have done an amazing job! I'm really glad that it has all become habit for you! It makes it at least a tiny bit easier. Keep it up!!!

  12. Way to go keeping up with your cardio & strength training! You're so inspiring! And Congrats on the weight loss! Every little pound counts!

  13. Heather, you're doing a great job. 1lb or so a week is excellent and maintainable. Sure it doesn't make for good tv, but that's not what you're going for. You're in it for life. :)

  14. Your motivation is inspiring. So awesome, and I'm very proud of you!