Just Heather
Mamavation Monday: Bad Nutrition Edition

We have just finished Week 3 of the George Foreman Knock out the Fat Weight Loss Challenge, and I’m gaining weight. I have the tools, I have the knowledge—I just need to stick to the plan! I kept up with my workouts, walked a few times with friends and ran a couple times on my own. But, I had a pretty lousy food week, proving you just can’t outrun bad nutrition.

I went out a few times and indulged in cravings a bit more than I should. By the weekend, I was making better choices and being more careful about balancing my indulgences. I just should have been paying more attention to what I was doing all week. At least, I stuck with water every time!

This week will be better because I do not want to see those numbers on the scale going up again. I have full confidence that I can do this—I know I’ll have the full 40 pounds off by the end of the year. And, confidence isn’t usually my strong suit. This time, though, it comes from the success I’ve had so far (2nd place in the MiLi challenge!) and the support I need to continue.

When I need an extra shot of confidence, I just don my favorite purple high heels. They make me feel powerful and sexy. Of course, running into people you haven’t seen in months who tell you how awesome you look doesn’t hurt either. I like when people notice and ask about my weight loss.

Because 12 pounds doesn’t sound like a lot to me, but if people can see it, I know I’m doing something right. The key is to keep doing it! I slacked a bit this last week. I had a meal plan, but I didn’t always stick to it. I had an exercise plan, but I didn’t finish all of it. This week I’m determined to follow through—especially since it’s race week!

The 5K I signed up for right after applying for Mamavation is coming up on Saturday. Originally, I just wanted to finish it. Then, I decided I’d like to finish in under an hour. And, somewhere along the way, I decided to try running some of it. I’ve been building up to it, and I’m ready for this.

I’ve even got my purple sparkle skirt to give me a little extra confidence—you know, since I can’t run in heels.

If you want to offer a little extra support for my race, I’d love if you could donate to the cause! I’m running a night race for melanoma. Outrun the Sun raises funds for skin cancer research & education, and any support you have to offer can make a difference!

Starting Weigh-In: 195 pounds
Today’s Weigh-In: 182.5 pounds
This Week’s Weight Loss: -1.5 pounds
Total Mamavation Weight Loss: 12.5 pounds
Total Knockout The Fat Weight Loss: 5.5 pounds
BMI: 26.1

Mamavation Topic: What are your go-to tricks for when you need a confidence boost?

This post is sponsored by Your Best Face and Iā€™m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation and sponsored by Your Best Face.

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: Bad Nutrition Edition”

  1. Good luck with you 5K! Sounds like your shirt should help you run faster. šŸ˜‰

    Yes, there is no escaping what you eat. Now that you realized that, you can get back on track.

  2. You did kick butt in the MILI. Awesome job! It’s just a bump in the road! You rock! Keep it up!

  3. Hang in there, Heather!! You are so right that you cannot outrun bad nutrition. Time to tighten and reins and kick it into gear. (I’m talking to myself here too!) Here’s to a great week *clinks water glasses*

  4. Overall you are doing great… 12+ pounds is not an easy feat. You know what you need to tweak, now just do it. I want to see these purple pumps as well… I do not have go-to sexy shoes. Ya got me thinking.

  5. Hi Heather!

    If you don’t know what you’re doing wrong it’s hard to change. But you are aware of when you made choice that wouldn’t yield optimal results. It’s OK to make different choices, it’s still very new and old habits keep trying to sneak their way into our daily lives.

    Remember, if it was easy (1) we wouldn’t be here in the first place and (2) there would be no one making our choices difficult.

    Celebrate the 12lbs you’ve lost, how much better you feel and the fact that you recognized that the old habits just aren’t right for you any more.

    Baby steps will take you on a marathon, too!

    Keep going #TeamHeather,

  6. 12lbs is quite the accomplishment! And the sparkly purple skirt?!? AWESOME!!! šŸ™‚