Motivation Monday: September 13, 2010

This is my Mamavation post for Monday, September13, 2010.

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Mamavation Monday

Mamavation Monday

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!).

This week was quite possibly my worst week yet – but that’s ok, we’re all entitled to them occasionally, right?

I was on a stay-cation with my family this week which made it hard to find time to get my walk n tone in. Our week was super busy, and I have to think that although I wasn’t “working out”, I was indeed burning more calories than I do in a typical workday. Chasing, playing and bringing my girls to the park every day is tough work! I really don’t give their daycare care givers enough credit. Most nights I went to bed when the kids did – they wiped me out! At the same time it was really nice to spend some family time together, yanno, kind of like the calm before the storm 🙂

Despite the fact that my week wasn’t typical – it sure was fun!

Monday: Can’t remember what we did, but I’m sure I brought the kids to the park once, which is a 2k walk there and back.
Tuesday: Had a warm day so we took the kids to the beach – played in the lake with them, built a dam and taught the kids about dams, floods, silt etc…
Wednesday: Took my oldest daughter out for a “date”. We shopped at a mall for back-to-school clothes for 2 hours, had lunch at Johnny Rockets, then went and saw the movie Despicable Me. Later that day we took the kids to a nearby hotel because hubby had an early morning plane to catch up to Ottawa to get the new van he bought me (2010 KIA Sedona). I consider it a belated and early push-present for giving birth to our three kids. Oh – and we badly needed it because my old 8 yr old Santa fe was dying and couldn’t fit our growing family in it any longer.
Thursday: AKA Solo-parenting day 1 – Took the kids to the park not once, but TWICE! Hubby arrived home around 5:30 with my new van 🙂 LOVE!
Friday: AKA Solo-parenting day 2 – Took the kids to the park not once, but TWICE! (They were driving me nuts again :)).
Saturday: Kids had Skating lessons and I relaxed.
Sunday: Kids had gymnastics lessons, then spent the remainder of the day cleaning, grocery shopping & getting ready for my oldest daughter’s first week of school (which included making playdough for her to share with her class).


Making Playdough

This week I’m back to work, but will no longer be doing my Boot Camp fitness class. My plan is to do my Walk n Tone workout on 3 or 4 of my lunches and to bring a healthy nutritious lunch each day.

Congrats to this week’s Sista of the Week: Stephanie, aka @fitmomtraining from the blog Fit Mom In Training. Stephanie is also known as “Mama Guns” because of her kicking arms and she’s also challenging us to her Mama Guns Buff N Touch Challenge.

I’m entering the challenge – so here are my “Mama Guns”:

Not bad considering I 'm 32 weeks preggo!

This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by Chefs Requsted. Chefs Requested is an official sponsor of the Mamavation campaign and sends their perfectly portioned steaks to the Mamavation Moms.

Have a great week everyone!!


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  • Kimberly @christlikemommy
    September 12, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Hot mama guns! 😉 Sorry this past week was a little off, but I am fully confident in your ability to pull it right back on track! Hope you have an awesome week dear!

  • Marie @mkopp1
    September 12, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Look at those hot prego mamaguns!! You’ll get back on track this week, I have no doubt. Cheering you on in the challenge!

  • Renee
    September 12, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Your guns look great! And your kids are adorable. I’m jealous of the beach vacay and your new SUV. I need one! 🙂

  • Rachel
    September 12, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Look at those pipes!! You are awesome!! Sorry to hear your week was crazy… but glad to read that you are very positive about it! 🙂

  • Rachel
    September 12, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Sending BIG cyber hugs!!

    You rock! 🙂

  • Leah @bookieboo
    September 13, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Mama Guns BABY!!!!! Okay, I’m a bit excited about this challenge!! XXOO

  • Laura @SeeLauraRun
    September 13, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Those are some super-hot Mamaguns! Sounds like your week was pretty awesome, even for being not as good as you may have wanted!

    Hope this week goes better for ya! I am psyched to see the after picture on your arms!

    P.s. YAY new VAN!

  • Scarlett Black
    September 13, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    YAY Mama Guns! 🙂

    I can’t believe that you’re almost to the end of being preggo! Sheesh! It just seems like a few days ago you were barely pregnant!

    Crazy, active week – Especially for someone who is as pregnant as you are!

    Have a great week

  • Lori @My Kinda Rain
    September 13, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I think your vacation time was well spent. Even if you didnt do everything you normally do, the break can do you some good.

    Enjoy your van! I love mine!

  • Greta
    September 13, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Nice arms! Congrats on the new car!!
    Also – this month’s issue of Runner’s World has an article about the elite runners who run throughout pregnancies. Pretty cool.

    • Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader
      September 13, 2010 at 3:47 pm

      Cool! My copy will probably be in my mail box within the next few days.

      Did I tell you that I sent a tweet go Paula Radcliffe to congratulate her on her pregnancy & to thank her for setting such a positive example… And she responded back to me!!!

  • Heather @ Not a DIY Life
    September 13, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    You definitely were active last week! Good stuff!

    What a great push present!! Love it! And love those Mama Guns!

  • lorrie
    September 13, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    welcome to the challenge I’m in it too

    sounds like you had a busy week and your daughters are adorable and look like you

    • Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader
      September 13, 2010 at 4:44 pm

      Good luck in the challenge! My arms are killing me today!

      Yes – the youngest is the spitting image of me as a youngster. My oldest is a lot like me, but my hubby’s features also come through 🙂

  • Amanda O
    September 13, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Your too cute and look at your guns! I am waiting till I here back from doctor on weather I can do it been on a strict only holding these that under a certin lbs limit so we will see. You are rocking this pregnancy crazy to think we are almost done!

  • Rachel -- Following In My Shoes
    September 13, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Your little girls are too stinkin’ cute!!!!!!! I love all of your activities with them — GREAT way to keep all of you active. LOVE the mama guns photo (And jealous of your guns)!

  • Steph aka Fit Mom in Training
    September 13, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Your girls are so cute! Holy cow adorable!

    Love your guns! Whoop! I’m beyond giddy about this challenge. It’s gonna be goooooood!

  • Shelley
    September 13, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    awesome guns! and even though it was an ff week for you, sounds like you had a great time with the family. you’ll be back on track in no time if you aren’t already 🙂

  • kia
    September 14, 2010 at 8:19 am

    You had a great week especially 32 weeks preggo. I know you won’t stop being active but I look forward to seeing how you’ll creatively coast til delivery. I also hope a lot of other preggos are watching your shining example.

  • @PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman
    September 15, 2010 at 1:37 am

    Nice guns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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