Just Heather
Mamavation Monday: Swimsuit Edition

Today will be filled with nervous energy—I’m learning to channel that into workouts, which is good all across the board! The next Mamavation Moms will be announced at tonight’s Twitter party. (Have you voted yet? Just check the box next to @JustHeather and click vote!) I’m honestly nervous about either outcome.

If I am selected, the next 8 weeks will be intense. I’ll have so many people watching me, counting on my success. I’m up for the challenge, for sure, but it’s definitely nerve-wracking. If I am not one of the moms, I’m worried it will halt my momentum. I’m counting on my Fit Friend, my amazing friends who have joined me in the Mamavation Sistahood and all of you to keep me going no matter what! That’s why I have already registered for the required 5K—there’s no turning back now.

I’m hoping a date on the calender will keep me motivated. The noticeable changes in my body are a huge motivating factor, too, though! I may not be losing much weight yet, but I’m building muscle & slimming all over. My pants fall off during jumping jacks. Shirts I haven’t worn in ages look much better on me. And, last week? I took a self-portrait on my camera phone, with only one chin, on my first try!

It’s time for the official “before” pics—and, I decided to go all in with a swimsuit. It’s not pretty, but it will definitely show the difference when I complete the program in May. I was really wishing I’d taken pics weeks ago, when I started all the hazing, since I already feel like I’ve made huge strides. Then, I saw the pictures. Geez—I’m so glad I don’t have a visual of my before before body. Yikes!

I do have one set of ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos, though. Last summer, I took a pic of my sunburn-striped thigh at the beach. (Okay, so I’m not good at sunscreen.) Last night, I tried to get a similar angle so you can see the visible difference. Less fat, more muscle! They’re starting to look pretty good, if I do say so myself. The second set of pictures, though, aren’t so pretty—you’re about to get an all angle view of exactly why I need Mamavation so badly!

Starting Measurements

Bust: 36.5″ (I’m convinced I did this one wrong because there is no. way. But, as long as I measure the same next time it should track accurately.)
Waist: 37″
Hips: 42″
Thigh: 23.5″
Arm: 12.5″

Starting Weigh-In: 195 pounds
Today’s Weigh-In: 193 pounds
This Week’s Weight Loss:1.5 pounds
Total Weight Loss: 2 pounds

No Mamavation Topic Today: There’s no Mamavation TV today, since we’ll be celebrating the official launch of the campaign—including the announcement of the next Mamavation Moms—with a Twitter party instead. (I’d appreciate your vote!)/

8 Responses to “Mamavation Monday: Swimsuit Edition”

  1. Deep breaths… you did it! The first step (and hitting publish) are the hardest. It does get easier from here. It is a great way to stay accountable since you want to look FABULOUS… and you will!… in the “after” pic.

    Good luck tonight! Whatever happens don’t waste a minute and get moving and progressing on those great life changes. Be sure to ask help from the fellow Mamavation gals also since they have been in your place before. Have a great week and can’t wait to see the new and improved you in 8 weeks.

    You inspire all us mom’s out there battling the same issues…. wanting to reach the same goals!
    I read today in my bible study that it’s so important that when we receive encouragement, we be encouraging!! Help all us reach our goals together! Best of luck & Keep us updated!!!

  3. girl, you are one hot mama, you deserve a better swimsuit!

  4. Good luck!!! I hope you get it- I think it will give me a needed kick in the pants, too. Ha! But I’m here with you, ready to keep the motivation flowin’ no matter if you’re voted the next mama or not!! Like you said- no turning back now!

  5. First, you are one brave lady, I could never do that. Second, congrats on your weight loss. Woo hoo! Finally, good luck with the Mamavation Mom tonight. I didn’t make the cut so you did awesome and just let that be your momentum. You know we will be watching you and rooting for all of you. Just remember the more positive energy you put out there you will receive. Hope it helps. We know you can do this girl. 🙂

  6. ouch, just looking at that sun burn made me hurt!
    No matter what happens, Mamavation Mom or MiLi, you’re going to make leaps and bounds to a healthier you! You’re totally going to rock!
    Fingers crossed for tonight!

  7. GREAT before pictures… it is going to be a fantastic reminder of how far you have come when you take your NEXT progression photos in a few short weeks! Keep up the great work! Have a great week.