This is my Mamavation post for Monday, January 10, 2011.
I’m so excited because everyone seems to be off to a flying start this year – I love it! The enthusiasm for reaching your goals is addictive – I love waking up and checking the #mamavation twitter stream and seeing all the workout tweets. I’m snoozing & you’re working out!
This week I got off to a great start – woke up Monday morning ready to take on the day. I did the #shred with the kids and started us on a routine of eating healthy for the New Year.
Tuesday I woke up extra early and headed out for an early morning run before the rest of the family woke up – here’s proof:
It’s a good thing I got out early because my middle daughter woke up feeling too sick to go to preschool, so she stayed home with Amber & I while my oldest was at school.
Wednesday I was feeling unmotivated and run down after being up late as a panelist for the #gno #yoga Tara Stiles Twitter Party. I sent out a tweet looking for some motivation and of course the sistahood came to my rescue and kicked my butt up off of the couch. I did the #shred with the kids & they had a blast – I felt more energized afterwards too. This was a good thing because that night I was a panelist at the #gamestop #mamavation Play Your Way-Personal Fitness Twitter Party w/ @GameStop and @bookieboo.
Thursday my middle daughter was still feeling under the weather, so I kept her home with me. Amber and I attended a free Mommy/Baby Zumba class, and Brooke came with us and shot this cute video:
Friday my wheels fell off… A week and a half of exercising everyday came to an abrupt halt. I woke up feeling like I’d been hit by a mack truck:
- Incredibly sore throat
- Sore ears
- Body ache
- Swollen lymph nodes (Really weird fact – I have one lymph node that becomes visible on my neck whenever I’m coming down with/or fighting something)
Thankfully Brooke felt well enough to go to preschool while Sierra went to school, so I spent the day doing a whole lot of nothing.
Saturday… still sick.
Sunday… still sick & COVERED in a red sandpaper like rash… so I FINALLY headed to the Doctor – SCARLET FEVER! I started a strong course of antibiotics immediately. Thankfully Amber will be ok and NOT get it at all because I’m breastfeeding! Yay!
EDIT – Hubby & oldest daughter also came down with Scarlet Fever, so the entire family is now on antibiotics and pretty much quarantined – stay away from us!
This week I have no plans in resuming my workouts – I’m so disappointed because my mommy/baby bootcamp class started. I need to rest and take care of myself, hubby and the kids. Next week will see me returning full steam ahead and joining in with #thatthang (p90x BABY!) and my twice a week, mommy/baby bootcamp class. I can’t wait!
BLOGGING CARNIVAL: This week ‘s blogging carnival is sponsored by@mrsalonpas. The winner will receive a Yoga Package including a yoga mat, yoga belt, water bottle, towel, and Salonpas samples. To be eligible answer the following blogging carnival question in your weekly Mamavation blog post and mention Salonpaswith a link back to their Facebook page. Link up your post here.
Have you ever been injured starting a new exercise routine? Tell us about it …If not, do you get any aches and pains? Where?
LOL – we all know I’m the Queen of too much, too soon! I’ve gotten two stress fractures, IT Band Friction Syndrome, a calf strain, plantar fasciitis and now Scarlet Fever… My advice (if only I would listen to myself… ) is to start slow! Slow and steady wins the race!
Have a great week everyone!!