Just Heather
Mamavation Monday: Lazy Week Edition

Today is Day 1 of the George Foreman Knock Out the Fat Weight Loss Challenge, and I couldn’t be more excited! It’s a lot like Mamavation, for me, in that I’ll be receiving the same support I was seeking. Leah from Bookie Boo is there to lead the way, Stephanie from Fit Mom in Training will be kicking my rear with an exercise plan and Alysa from Inspired Results has created a meal plan just for me—featuring healthy recipes I can cook on the George Foreman grill I’ll receive.

I started the morning with Elvis oatmeal—peanut butter with bananas, of course. It’s made from scratch, incredibly healthy and fits into the dietary exchanges laid out for me by Alysa. I am loving this type of menu plan because I can make simple swaps if I don’t like something, need to use up what’s already on hand or want to buy less expensive items at the store. I definitely had to trade the watermelon Mom & Dad brought me for some of the fruit she had listed. Yum!

Today, it’s time to get back in the game and tackle Stephanie’s circuits. I slacked off a bit a few weeks ago, then had trouble getting back into it. I think I slid back so much during my mini-break that the exercises got a little out of my league. Then, I had my eye thing and took most of last week off to baby my body. Not to mention the fact that I didn’t want to get sweaty when I couldn’t take a proper shower. (What? You try to shower without getting your eyes wet!)

Sometimes, it’s just necessary to just take a step back to regroup, recover or relax. The key is not to take it quite so far. A few relaxing walks, rather than naps, would have done me some good during last week’s fitness hiatus.

I’m glad Stephanie is starting us a little slow, for those who haven’t already been participating in a fitness program. It will be easier for me to get back into it. Don’t get me wrong, it hasn’t been a total loss—I managed to lose another 1.5 pounds this week! I’m still making healthier food choices and staying more active than ever before. I just wasn’t as active as I should have been for the last few terrible, horrible, no good, very bad weeks.

But, I’m ready to get started now!

George Foreman Knock out the Fat Weight Loss Challenge Starting Weigh-In: 187.5 pounds
Before Pictures:

Starting Weigh-In: 195 pounds
Today’s Weigh-In: 187.5 pounds
This Week’s Weight Loss: 1.5 pounds
Total Weight Loss: 7.5 pounds
BMI: 26.9

This Week’s Mamavation Topic: Do you know when to back off of your efforts? When is the last time you took a step back in the name of gentle kindness to yourself?

I wrote this blog post while participating in the Mamavation Blogging Carnival for a chance to win a Jillian Moriarity workout DVD from Jillian Moriarity.

Disclosure: The George Foreman Knock out the Fat Weight Loss Challenge is a compensated program. As an ambassador for George Foreman, I received a George Foreman grill and will be paid for my time at the end of the 90 day challenge. All opinions are, as always, 100% mine!

7 Responses to “Mamavation Monday: Lazy Week Edition”

  1. Congrats on the weight loss and on being selected for George Foreman. Can’t wait to watch your journey.

  2. Can’t wait to see how you will do on the George Foreman challenge! Sounds like fun. Yes, Alysa does fabulous meal plans. We have our exchanges and now I feel more comfortable building my own.

    Enjoy those circuits! They are painfully good at getting results. Lol

  3. Best of luck with the Ambassador program. It will compliment your efforts greatly.

  4. Good luck with the program. It’ll be so fun to follow all of you and cheer you on!

  5. Congrats on the weight loss and the Ambassador program! Can’t wait to see how it goes and how well it worked for you!

  6. So excited to be a part of this challenge with you!! And I’m glad to hear that you can shower now! LOL Here’s to a great first week!

  7. I’m excited to learn more about you on this Challenge! And I appreciate your comments about taking one moment at a time. I know its so easy for me to get caught up in going full speed ahead that I dont take a moment to rest. Thanks for that reminder! Congrats on your loss!