Mamavation Monday – the first of many!

I’ve been saying for awhile now that I really need to make some changes to my habits and lose some weight.  The weight isn’t the biggest factor for me, it’s more about overall lifestyle for me – and my family.  We’ve attempted some changes here and there, but none of the big ones have really stuck.  This time, I’m going to do it with help and accountability!


I’ve decided to pledge the Mamavation Sistahood.  I’ve done the pledging thing before, but I’m hopeful this will be a different kind of deal 😉  I’ve been an observer of the community from the outside for awhile on Twitter, and I’ve been really impressed by how supportive of each other they are.  I’m looking forward to that support, as well as the accountability that comes from the Sistahood.  I always have the best of intentions with these kinds of changes, but I get distracted or just don’t follow through the way I should.  SO, if you’re reading this and you’re part of the Mamavation community, please help me stick with it! 🙂



That’s me, Megan, and my kiddos.  (We were looking into the sun – sorry for the squinting.)  The older one is 9 and the younger one is 4.  They keep us on our toes!  The four of us live in Huntsville, Alabama, which is in the northern part of the state.  I work nearly full time as a business and contracts manager for a local IT consulting company while the boys are in school.  Our family leans to the geeky side, so we tend to stay inside working on our various projects and games, rather than going outside to run around.  My husband found a great deal on a treadmill on Craigslist for me, though, so I have no excuse not to exercise – even if the rest of the family is inside.

So, that’s my story.  I know I need to set some goals, but I’m still trying to figure out what’s realistic for me.  I’ll have an update on that – with firm goals – next week.  Thanks for reading!

22 Comments to “Mamavation Monday – the first of many!”

  1. Hi Megan! Welcome to Mamavation! I can’t wait to learn more about you! 🙂

  2. Welcome Megan!! The support that you get form becoming a Mamavation Sista is Ahhhmazing! Don’t worry, we got your back 🙂 So glad you decided to pledge and I look forward to reading your weekly posts 🙂

  3. Welcome.
    Very nice to meet you and we are all here for you

  4. Welcome! I can’t wait to get to know you better, mamavation is great!

  5. Welcome to the sistahood!!!

  6. I’m pledging for the first time today, too!

  7. Some of the best people around are on the geeky side. Welcome to the group. Good luck in your goals.

  8. Hi! I just pledged this week, too. I look forward to getting to know you. We lean to the geek side, as well.

  9. Welcome Megan! Love the squinty picture! 🙂 I’m looking forward to getting to know you – we can be treadmill newbies together!

  10. I’ll be joining also! Glad to meet you!

  11. Hi this is my first time doing this too! What a great community. And I think you’re wise to thoughtfully consider goals before plunging right in. Good luck finding them!

  12. I found you through the boards at Mamavation. 🙂 I started today, too. Well, the real work begins tomorrow. Today was just getting the post written – and eating that last bite of fried chicken. LOL

  13. Welcome Megan!! Happy to have you as a sista!

  14. Welcome to the Sistahood!

  15. Hey Megan! Congrats on joining the Sistahood! As a newbie (I just joined this week as well!) I’m looking forward to taking the journey together. I just replied to your comment on my blog about how to start running. I used the Couch to 5K app which was a really great way to ease into it. You should check it out!

  16. Welcome to Mamavation. We will DEFINITELY help keep you on track! 🙂

  17. Welcome to the Sistahood! I hope you find all of the support and encouragement that you’re looking for! Looking forward to getting to know you a little better!

  18. Stopping by to say HI! I’m proud of you for pledging. Love your kids…they could totally be mine too. I’ve got three little redheaded boys. Keeping the species populated…we deserve medals.

  19. Welcome to the sistahood! Shelley has a great post up on about setting goals, if you need some direction. If you have any questions about the sistahood please feel free to let me know (@ShannonMSander).

  20. I mostly do my exercising on the treadmill as well. Nice to meet you, Megan!

  21. Congratulations on taking the first step! I’m new to the sistahood as well, and I agree, the support system looks amazing! Looking forward to reading your weekly updates!

  22. Welcome! I’m new to the Sistahood too and also need help sticking with it. My hubs and I are also on the geeky side 🙂

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