Mamavation Monday – July 25, 2011

Hi everyone – Happy Monday! This is my Mamavation Monday post for July 25, 2011.

Last week was a far from normal kind of week (ok, is there really such a thing as a “normal” week?). The “big” girls had summer day camp every day, leaving me home with Amber. My plans were to push her in the jogger every morning, then do a Nike Training Club workout while she napped. I also had grand plans of cleaning the whole house….

Monday I rocked and nursed an inconsolable Amber for over 4 hours. Monday night and Tuesday morning she was still Miss Grumpy-pants so I took her to the Doctor on Tuesday morning. Turns out she had a double ear infection and a throat infection. Tuesday we rocked and nursed all day again, but with the encouragement of my Fit Friends Running Rachel, and Middle-Aged Jock I did manage to work out my crankies with a quick 30-min Nike Training Club workout. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I swam laps in the pool and Saturday was a “rest” day. I actually spent Saturday throwing my middle daughter a belated 4th birthday Hawaiian Luau Party complete with leis, grass skirts, mango salsa, grilled pineapple, pulled pork and umbrella drinks (so fun!)

Amber & I

Sunday I went to an awesome BodyPump class – the instructor had a lot of energy and as a result the energy in the class was high. I love that! After BodyPump I jumped in the pool and swam laps again, and spent a quiet day with my family.

I’m “supposed” to be training for the Toronto Waterfront Half-Marathon so last night I took @aries_mommy’s advice from the Forums and slept in my gym clothes last night, and put my phone (which doubles as my alarm clock) on the other side of the bedroom so I could get up… It worked! I ran 5k EARLY this morning.

This week my plans are inspired by this quote:

Make your feet your friend. ~J.M. Barrie

I’m going to run on Wed, Fri & Sat this week, do the Nike Training Club app on Tuesday & Thursday and BodyPump Sunday.

Non-scale Victory… I FINALLY had perfect balance on the Wii Fit!!

Little known fact: Balance is an over-looked part of health and longevity. A lack of balance and body awareness (also called proprioception) in older adults leads to falls, injuries and loss of mobility. A loss of mobility leads to depression and weight gain – a startling fact is that a lot of those people who lose their mobility die within 5 years. Thankfully an active lifestyle helps to preserve balance!

QUESTION: What are YOUR plans for this week? What victories did YOU achieve?

Have a very good week my friends!


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  • Rachel
    July 25, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Woot! What a great NSV!! My plans this week are to… be active!! 🙂 Simple enough, right? 🙂

    I plan to run: M, T, R, F and do either the gruntstyle workouts of NTC 3x this week 🙂

  • Heather
    July 25, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Well, it looks like an awesome week to me! You did what you needed to do to take care of the little one. Being a Mama is always about finding balance, and that looks different depending on the day! Hugs!

  • MrsFatass
    July 25, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Wow! AWESOME job getting out and running!

    That sweet baby. I miss having a little one to rock with.

  • Katrina -
    July 27, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Look how gorgeous the pair of you are! Nice job on getting out there when you could and for being a great mama. Hugs!


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