Motivation Monday: September 27, 2010

This is my Mamavation post for Monday,September 27 , 2010.

Hey everyone!

Mamavation Monday

Mamavation Monday

How was your week last week? Did you get up and move? 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!).

For the most part my week was uneventful.  Well…. except for being nominated into the Top 50 Most Inspirational Healthy Tweeps!  I’ve never been nominated into any of those kinds of things despite blogging  for 6 yrs and tweeting for 3!  I’m so excited!  I don’t personally care if I’m in the top 2 – I’d just like to make the top 25 (there’s my competitive nature coming out).  The list hasn’t been ranked yet – so could you go and vote for me (@fitcheerldr), *bats eyes* please?

Our week was very busy with our usual activities, as well as school, work, daycare etc..  Total routine – perfect for eating well and getting my walks in.  Though I did have to take Friday off of work to stay home with my 3 yo because she had her first cold in well over a year!  When I called into work it occurred to me that in the 18 mos I’ve been at my “new” job, that I’ve never taken a day off for the kids!  Hmmmm – eating well & exercise?  Perhaps that’s helped.

Over the weekend, my in-laws visited and brought us the cradle they had been storing for us.  Of course that kicked my nesting into high gear – it’s about time!  I seriously hadn’t gotten anything ready!  Even my hubby was starting to wonder when I was going to prepare for the new addition.  Ive now gotten the car seat liner washed, and the seat installed in my van, baby clothes sorted (not washed yet), and a pile of stuff somewhat packed for the hospital.  (I’m still on the fence regarding a homebirth with my midwife, as my hospital birth with a midwife 3 yrs ago was perfect and amazing – I really wouldn’t change a thing about it).

Anyways –  here’s a summary of what I accomplished:
Monday: Did my Walk and Tone mp3 Workout
Tuesday: Did my  Walk and Tone mp3 Workout with 2 co-workers
Wednesday: Rainy day – walked around the mall next to my work for an hour.
Thursday: Did my  Walk and Tone mp3 Workout
Friday: No workout – home with sick 3 yo.
Saturday: Rest/clean my house.
Sunday: Rest/play with the kids 🙂

Total walking distance this week = 10.5km

Total walking/running distance this pregnancy = 473.5 km … With 4 weeks of work left, I’m going to reach my goal of 500 km!!

This coming week I have my 34 week midwife appointment – I’m hoping that she says I can keep walking because it’s been amazing for my spirit.

Congrats to this week’s Sista of the Week: Joanna  @way2gomom from the blog “Breaking the Myth of Supermom“.

his week ‘s blogging carnival is sponsored by Pete Cohen and his new nutritional program. Go to check it out. One membership to his program will be given away to someone who mentions his program on their Mamavation Monday post with a link back.

Have a great week everyone!!


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  • Rachel
    September 26, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    You are awesome! Way to stay active throughout your pregnancy! 🙂 You are such a postive healthy role model to MANY women! Which is precisely why I voted for you twice (once before the poll crashed and again afterwards 🙂 ) I hope you are in the top 25 also! 🙂

  • Shelley
    September 26, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    I’m so impressed at how active you are with your pregnancy… I swer with both of mine I hardly moved… hmmm… maybe that explains where I am at now… AND I love your Walk And Tone work out – burns but in a good way! 🙂 I can’t say enough good stuff about it to anyone who will listen 🙂

  • MrsFatass
    September 27, 2010 at 6:41 am

    I soooooo was a walker with my pregnancies too. And the way you said it was good for your spirit was EXACTLY how I felt about it.

    We’re selling our baby furniture this week. We decided once and for all we’re done. So reading all your nesting and excitement made me have to swallow away a teeny lump in my throat. Lol.

    Have a great week, Sistah.

    • Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader
      September 27, 2010 at 10:48 am

      Awww hugs! We were on the fence for a LONG time over this & ultimately the decision was made for us. Though now that the shock has worn off we’re excited about it.

  • Lori @My Kinda Rain
    September 27, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I so need to try your walk and tone thingy! I am in awe of you! great job!

    • Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader
      September 27, 2010 at 10:50 am

      Thanks Lori! Your comment is very timely – I was debating walking, but you’ve convinced me to go – THANK YOU!

      have a great week!

  • Steph aka Fit Mom in Training
    September 27, 2010 at 11:54 am

    I did no nesting in my pregnancy. None. I did what I needed to do but I skipped out on the “have to get it all done” stuff. I still maintain that my lack of activity what a major contributor to it all.

    ps. Voted 🙂

  • Marie @mkopp1
    September 27, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    You are such an inspiration! I almost wish I was pregnant again so I could do better with activity this time around. I am planning on having a girlfriend of mine download your walk ‘n tone now that she is pregnant and is having a hard time keeping up with me at the gym. I think it would be perfect for her. Cheering for you in the polls!

  • Angela @ Nine More Months
    September 27, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    I wish I had your motivation when I was pregnant. You truly are an inspiration! I voted for you, good luck on making it to the top of the list!

  • Kimberly @christlikemommy
    September 27, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    I have been voting for you everyday!! I hope you make it into the top 10!! that is my hope for you! I cant tell you enough how awesome you are, you give me hope that any future (?) pregnancies of mine can be uber healthy ones!

  • Shannon
    September 27, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Congrats on the nomination! Of course I voted for you! You are def an inspiration! I would have loved to have been as healthy during my pregnancies as you are!

  • Danielle
    September 27, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    You are so inspiring!

  • Leah @bookieboo
    September 28, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    OMG….34 weeks….I can’t believe it!!!!

    • Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader
      September 28, 2010 at 3:12 pm

      Yep! I’m in the home stretch now! My first was born 36 weeks 0 days, and second at 38 weeks 2 days! Hubby is going berserk over my procrastination – haven’t even completed my leave forms for work 🙂

  • lorrie
    September 29, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    you seem to have a busy week good luck with getting ready for baby and thanks for inspiring me

  • kia
    September 29, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Your midwife will keep saying keep walking, I have no doubt. She knows you’ll probably go crazy if she recommends you stop doing that. Congrats for the Top 50 nomination. You bring a lot to your readers. I’m hoping you crash through Top 25 as well. xoxo

    • Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader
      September 29, 2010 at 2:47 pm

      Thanks Kia! Yes she said to keep going & She said my goal is to keep the baby in for 22 more days.

  • @PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman
    September 30, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    You’re such a pregnant rock star!!! I’m so amazed. It’s awesome. Good luck this week.