This is my Mamavation post for Monday, January 24, 2011.
How was your week last week? Did your drink your water? Get your beauty sleep? And eat your 7-8 servings of fruits and veggies? (Remember: fruit and veggies are chock full of fiber!).
What a week it’s been! Monday’s Mamavation Twitter Launch Party was a blast! I had so much fun, didn’t you? Congratulations to the FOUR new Mamavation moms:
I can’t wait to follow along their progress, support them and learn more about healthy living through their experiences.
My week was great – life returned to “normal” as we all kicked our pal Scarlet Fever’s butt out the door. I started trying some of the P90X workouts that I’m sure kept my body guessing and experimented with different ingredients in an effort to make the “perfect” protein shake (or at least one that I’d like and WANT to drink). Here’s what I came up with:
I want you to know that I won ‘t be sharing any Ã¢â‚¬Å“before Ã‚Â P90X pictures, measurements or my weight with you because I ‘ve finally figured something out ” being healthy is not about Ã¢â‚¬Å“before Ã‚Â or Ã¢â‚¬Å“after Ã‚Â, there really is no Ã¢â‚¬Å“after Ã‚Â as this is a life long journey. I workout because I ENJOY it! It ‘s part of my life because it ‘s FUN! When exercise and healthy foods were the means towards an end I would get disappointed when I wasn ‘t progressing towards that end as fast as I wanted. The light bulb has turned on for me and for some reason working out and healthy living is far more enjoyable now.
Here’s what I did last week:
Monday: P90X Chest & Back
Tuesday: Mommy/Baby Bootcamp Class
Wednesday: P90X Shoulders and Arms
Thursday: Missed my Mommy/Baby Bootcamp Class because I was in line at the passport office
Friday: Played “Fitness Class” with my daughters
Saturday: P90X Plyometrics
Sunday: Rest (actually dragged 5 loads of laundry to the laundromat because my washing machine is STILL broken – it’s been busted since early December!).
Congrats to this week’s Sista of the Week: Lena aka @elenka29 from the blog “Just Not That Easy“. I first met Lena in early December when I was looking for ladies to motivate me and to work through 30 days of the Shred with me. Lena stuck with it and firmed up her tooshie and I abandoned it after realizing that I had more ambition than brains that early in my post-partum period.
BLOGGING CARNIVAL: This week ‘s blogging carnival is sponsored by Fiber Plus. They are giving away a box of their product to everyone who enters their information in the form below, answers the following question in their blog post and links it back to their Fiber Plus site. Two blogging carnival participants will also receive one $50 American Express Gift Card each. Link up your post here to share with others.Have a great week everyone!!
Question: How are you getting more fiber in your diet this New Year?
Truthfully, I’m doing this through healthy eating – I’m striving to include whole grains in our meals and to eat my 7-8 servings of fruits and veggies each day. I was adding a scoop of Benefibre into my coffee each morning, but my post-partum “plumbing issues” are now fully resolved, so I no longer need to do this.