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Motivation Monday: August 9, 2010


This is my Mamavation post for Monday, August 9, 2010.

Hey everyone!

Mamavation Monday

Mamavation Monday

I hope everyone had a great week last week! I’m getting bigger and staying active is getting so much HARDER!!! My lower back and hips are aching all the same now and I’ve been ridiculously tired 🙁 I suspect that my iron levels are becoming low again, so on Thursday I went to the health food and purchased more of the liquid iron I add to my morning juice (Vitamin C increases the absorption of iron). Yep – that’s just another reason to drink some yummy juice!

Despite feeling crummy, I stayed active all week – In summary, here’s what I did:

Monday: 5K Walk with my neighbour
Tuesday: 5K run around the park on my lunch (4min run/1 min walk)
Wednesday: Boot Camp work out with my awesome trainer at lunch
Thursday: 20 min of swimming
Friday: 5K walk/run around the park on my lunch (4min run/1 min walk)
Saturday: Rest day
Sunday: Rest day

I really really think my running days are becoming numbered… But thats ok because this weekend I recorded a 39 min Walk and Tone mp3 that I imported into my iTunes library that leads me through a muscular endurance arm routine while I walk. Combining strength moves with cardio is a great way to burn more calories in a single workout session. Also, building strength and muscle burns more calories at rest! I set my mp3 to dance hits of the 90’s – in the future I hope to set it to some more current dance music.

I spent so much time on it that I thought I’d make it available to you!

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(Use the coupon code LAUNCH on checkout to save $1.00).

If you would like to review and giveaway of my Walk and Tone mp3, then shoot me an email or leave a comment below and I’ll send you the coupon code for a FREE download (well, ok $0.01 because Paypal isn’t fond or $0 transactions…. Grrrr!).

Oh yeah! If you want, you can become an affiliate and receive $1.00 from every sale you refer!!! If someone clicks on your affiliate link to my store, a cookie will be placed in their browser. If they return to purchase the Walk and Tone mp3 within 21 days, you will receive $1.00 in your paypal account!! (Now how many times have you gotten money for doing giveaways?).

OK – now that I got that housekeeping out of the way… here’s my plan for next week:

Monday: I have a course to attend, so I’ll have to miss my regular Boot Camp fitness class, so instead I’ll try to run, or do my Walk and Tone mp3.
Tuesday: Try to run, or do my Walk and Tone mp3.
Wednesday: Work out with my awesome trainer at lunch
Thursday: No workout because I have my first 3rd Trimester midwife appointment!
Friday: Try to run, or do my Walk and Tone mp3.
Saturday: Rest day
Sunday: Kick the family out of the house so I can spend 2-3 hours cleaning…

Congrats to Julie Mansfield (aka @jamnsfld76n) on being Mamavation Sista of the Week!!


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  • Laura
    August 9, 2010 at 6:41 am

    Looks like a good and well thought out plan for this week. I think it’s awesome that you are so active!!

  • Lisa @ljenator
    August 9, 2010 at 9:02 am

    OOOOOO I’d love for you to do one with dance hits from the 80’s! 🙂 Hehe!

    You are still going strong! 🙂 I think that’s awesome, and I’m goign to have to check out your MP3 workout! 🙂

  • Greta
    August 9, 2010 at 9:11 am

    I wanna do a review, lady!! So cool that you did that so fast!!

  • amanda
    August 9, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Feel better!!! You are really planned out for the week!

    Good for you being so active!!!

  • colleen
    August 9, 2010 at 11:52 am

    That is great that you are staying so active! Wish you werent feeling so sore.

  • Shannon
    August 9, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Hey Janice!!

    Looks like you had a pretty active week! Hope your feeling better this week and, that the iron helps.
    I wanted to thank you for the notes on Dailymile. I have been super slacking on updating it. I wish everything I needed to update was all on one page. lol. I’m trying to setup some times to where I sit down and update it. My 5k is this Saturday. I am super nervous but, have come to the realization that I need to be a little less hard on myself. I’m just pushing to finish it with out stopping to walk.
    Good luck with your goals this week.

  • Krista
    August 9, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    WOW! I’m just in awe! You are aaaaamazing!

    I’ve just started C25k, but I was walking before that. I can’t wait to have some reports like yours – just wow!

    Also I would love to do a review/giveaway for you – The Walk & Tone sounds like something I would really enjoy. Let me know 🙂

  • Laura - Win Lose or Blog
    August 9, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    That is great that you are staying so active! good luck kicking the family out so you can clean! I feel like a tornado follows behind me as I clean! and i have no idea how 2 people can produce so much dirty laundry! it is never ending!

    Have a great week!!

    Laura @SeeLauraRun

  • jennydecki
    August 9, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Way to turn all that time spent into a product! That’s fantastic! You may want to specify if it has voice commands for what you should be doing with your arms or whatnot. Just so newbies and people who don’t know obvious stuff like that will, you know, know. Yeah, I’m not sure that makes sense, sorry. But congrats on staying active even with your hips hurting. I went to a chiro while pregnant when the hip pain got too severe. It was definitely a breath of fresh air and some relief.

  • Amanda
    August 9, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    ok I know you know but i ahv to say it! Remember you are pregnant! Ok with taht bieng said you are rocking it! You know you are and you are great!

  • Rachel
    August 9, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Again… you totally rock my socks off!! You go girl! HUGS

  • lorrie
    August 9, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    good job with all the walking keep up the good work thanks for the advice this week

  • Roxy
    August 10, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Making music now? LOL. Very cool! Is 90’s dance music like…Ace of Base and La Bouche? I grew up in Korea, so I’m not sure. 😛 I am a huge fan of vocal trance. I’m working on posting a song list on my blog so I can share with the word what I’m rockin’ out to when exercisin’.

  • kia
    August 10, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    How long were you able to actively run with your last pregnancies? My midwife made me stop at 26 weeks so I simply transitioned to the pool. I know that option is hard for you since the pool is less convenient. I am looking forward to seeing what your solution is to stay active and adapt with your pregnancy. I’m sure it is going to be good.

  • Pamela M. Kramer
    August 11, 2010 at 2:32 am

    You’re amazing!!!!

  • Personal Trainer Courses
    August 19, 2010 at 5:53 am

    GReat idea to offer this for affiliates. I hope it goes really well and I would be interested in seeing how it goes. May do an affiliate link myself!