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January 7th, 2013

Mamavation Monday – January 7

CSA with loofa

The last week in my Mamavation journey was all about setting goals.  I want my goals – and the ones for my family – to be reasonable, attainable, and sustainable.  While I’d love to say that I’ll exercise 2 hours a day, 6 days a week, that just isn’t going to happen.  Neither is a complete change in the way my family eats – not immediately, anyway.  So, here’s what I think will challenge me (us), but not so much that hands go up in the air in defeat because it’s just too much:


  • I will lose one clothing size between now and April 4 (my birthday).
  • My family will transition to a mostly Paleo diet.  We’ll cut way back on breads and pastas, and increase our meat and veggie consumption.
  • I will exercise in some format (treadmill, Wii exercise games, outdoor activities) for at least 30 minutes 4 times a week.

I know those might not seem like huge goals, but they really kind-of are for stubborn me and my stubborn family :)  I tend to start out well with goals like this, but quickly lose steam and interest.  In selecting only 3 goals and making them attainable, I hope they will stick.

In the last week, I did well with the Paleo-ish diet, but bombed with the exercise.  I need to do better.  I will do better.

December 29th, 2012

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!

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