Just Heather
Mamavation Monday: Knock Out The Fat, Week 1

This has been an interesting week for my healthy living journey—and I’m so excited to step on the scale this morning! Who knew I would ever say that? We have just completed our first week of the George Foreman Knock out the Fat Weight Loss Challenge, and I’m feeling pretty good about my progress.

I had hoped to hit 185 this week, so I could finally match the number on my driver’s license. Unfortunately—or, blessedly!—I blew right past it to 183.5! It has felt good this week, so I’m not too suprised to have nearly doubled my weight loss goal. And, I’ve officially passed the 10 pound milestone so I’ll be treating myself to a bottle of my favorite bubble bath.

It’s been a combination of healthy eating, exercise and running, most of which I’d been doing since starting with Mamavation. Having a bit more guidance on meals through the George Foreman Knock out the Fat Weight Loss Challenge is what really put me over the edge. I’m learning what real serving sizes look like and finding ways to work my favorites into a balanced diet.

The meal plan is amazing—Alysa from Inspired RD has created a menu for me based on the American Dietetics Association exchange lists. I’ve tweaked it a bit for my own tastes (turns out? We don’t like Greek yogurt. At all.), the grocery budget (jicama? Way to expensive for me to even try.) and our daily schedule (including straight through dinner softball games!).

The steak fajitas were the biggest hit this week—especially the leftover steak salad I enjoyed for lunch the next day. This included avocado as my evening fat source, and we’ve decided we rather like it. I do like guacamole now & then, but using avocado as a spread or salad dressing is new to me. And, so yum!

Aside from marinating the steak overnight, the whole thing went together in about 15 minutes. In fact, most of the meals have been super quick. Part of it is Alysa choosing simple recipes for a busy mom, but it’s also my new George Foreman grill. Being able to grill both sides of my dinner simultaneously cuts cook time in half.

Which gives me more time for fitness! I’ve been hitting Stephanie’s twice daily circuits, plus I finally started running. My 5K is next month, and my original goal was just to finish it. I’ve been walking for months, since that was the plan. Somewhere along the way, though, I decided to try this running thing.

I hit the road for the first time last Tuesday. Well, I hit the neighborhood trails. My first run/walk was a mile loop near our house, which I finished in 17:10. I was pleased with my time, since it’s my first, but I was even more thrilled when I mapped the route and learned it was 1.25 miles.

I ran again a few days later and plan to make it a regular part of my weekly routine. Maybe I’ll even run part of my 5K! I do need to stretch more before & after, though. My legs were a bit sore & tired the next day each time. I think I’ll go with a yoga/run combination. I always feel so much better after a yoga session. It just relaxes me—almost as much as my bubble baths!

What’s your most centering healthy habit?

Starting Weigh-In: 195 pounds
Today’s Weigh-In: 183.5 pounds
This Week’s Weight Loss: 4 pounds
Total Weight Loss: 11.5 pounds
BMI: 26.3

George Foreman Knock out the Fat Weight Loss Challenge total: 4 pounds

This Week’s Mamavation Topic: In your wellness efforts what is the simplest healthy habit that makes you feel most centered after doing it?

I wrote this blog post while participating in the Mamavation Blogging Carnival for a chance to win a pair of Earth Footwear sandals.

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!

9 Responses to “Mamavation Monday: Knock Out The Fat, Week 1”

  1. Congratulations on the weight loss and finding some yummy recipes. I need to work on that right now. I have some picky eaters in my house, so I am trying to find things they will like.

  2. Wow, great loss this week! That picture looks so good, I want to lick the computer screen, lol. Keep on rockin’ it this week, and have a great one!

  3. Woohoo!! Awesome job this week, Heather! Yes, I love the avocado as a spread too, since I’m not a fan of mayo anyway. You are knockin’ in out of the park, girl! Keep it up!

  4. Dude! you’re kicking ass, as are all of the other foreman ladies! very excited for you all!!

  5. Awesome job and I loved steak Fajitas so much. WTG!

  6. All you Foreman ladies are doing sooo awesome! The Foreman people knew what they were doing on this challenge, I so want to get one! Have a great week, keep up the good work!

  7. Amanda Odair @beeacutie2 on

    wonderful job! you are doing so good!!!

  8. Congratulations Heather! What a great start!!

  9. Awesome on bypassing your goal! Isnt’ it a great feeling?

    Have a great week and best wishes on the challenge