Motivation Monday: February 14, 2011

This is my Mamavation post for Monday, February 14, 2011.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

How was your week last week? Did you 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!).

Mamavation Monday

Mamavation Monday

Last week I wasn’t “feeling it”.  I couldn’t get my game on.  I worked out 4 times (mommy/baby bootcamp x2, Nike Training Club Ab workout, Nike Training Club “Tower of Power” workout), I ate healthy, and I got enough sleep.  But I just wasnt feeling positive and cheerful so I kind of disappeared from Twitter, and blogging and everything else.  I posted a vlog last week but didn’t link it up because I didn’t have the time to comment on everyone’s posts, so I felt it wasn’t fair to link up.  I’m sorry for leaving y’all in a lurch.

Perhaps it was post-vacation fatigue?  Oh speaking of which, my vacation!  I can’t believe that I haven’t really told you much about that yet!

I tagged along on my husband’s business trip to Hawaii from January 27th – February 5th.  I took Amber with me and my older daughters spent a week bonding with Grandma. It was wonderful!! I walked ALOT (strollers aren’t allowed on buses or trolley’s there) and I had my butt-kicked by Michelle from Stroller Strides Honolulu, not once but TWICE while I was away:

Wall sits against a palm tree (my hotel is in the background)

One-legged dead-lifts with bicep curls (you can see Diamondhead, a volcano crater between Michelle and I)

An alternative to the traditional seated row

As I said, the vacation was a blast – I walked the 6k to and from Waikiki Beach FOUR times that week, walked around Honolulu Zoo (also in Waikiki, so I had to walk there), walked around the shopping mall and went to Stroller Strides twice.  We also rented a car and drove around the whole Island of Oahu.  The highlight of the trip for me was seeing real live whales playing in the ocean!  I love whales and dolphins!

This week I’m going to really BRING IT!!  I’ve figured out a new blogging and workout schedule that will work for me and not interfere with family life. I’m excited about it and can’t wait to cheer you on!

Have a great week everyone!!


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  • Megan @MNMSpecial
    February 13, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    First off I have to say we did miss you! I still would love to see your vlog 🙂
    I love the pics with the moves incorporated in them. Cool moves to use on vacation or anytime.
    Sounds like a great vacation. I have yet to go to Hawaii, but maybe someday. Hope you feel it this week.
    Missed you bunches and bunches!! Big Hugs!!

  • Andrea Kruse (@notimeMom)
    February 13, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Glad you are back! And what a fabulous sounding vacation! So jealous of your walks and workouts. They sound perfect.

    I hope you can get back into the groove…and when you find it, will you direct me to it? please? Have a great week!

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  • Milo
    February 14, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Sounds amazing! What better way to workout than in scenery like that! 🙂

  • Heather @ Not a DIY Life
    February 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    I adore Stroller Strides (I think I mentioned that in a previous comment). Anywho…

    Just goes to show the average person that you CAN exercise while on vacation. And you are definitely above average, Janice!

  • Lena B
    February 14, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    That looks so awesome. Happy for you – you totally deserved you vacation (and miss the snow storm)
    Have an active week

  • Casey
    February 14, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Wow! That looks like an amazing vacation!

    What a great example of how to stay in a fitness routine on vacation. I hope you have a great week!

  • Katrina - @craftsbykatie
    February 15, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Welcome back! You’ve been such a joy this week and I just know you can jump right back in. 🙂

  • kia
    February 15, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Bring it this week! I’m glad you had a blast with Stroller Strides there. Amber is still small enough to be easily carried in a wrap isn’t she?


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