Just Heather
Mamavation Monday: Support Team Edition

I was a little nervous about Week 7 in the George Foreman Knock out the Fat Weight Loss Challenge because I was flying out in the middle of the week. Never fear, Ford offered plenty of healthy options during the Forward with Ford trends conference.

The Living Green lunch menu was especially cool—featuring organic, sustainable foods themed around the renewable materials Ford is using in their vehicles. They totally working with corn, carrots, rice and coconut for use in vehicle materials!

(Ford researchers also experimenting with dandelion root, thus the dandelion salad—that I couldn’t bring myself to taste.)

Lunch was followed by my favorite session of the conference—Living Green with Ed Begley Jr. He’s always been a bit of a green living hero to me—my family loved Living with Ed on Planet green. I had several conversations with him, including an interview on green living that will be up on Inexpensively later this week. My time with Ed was beyond awesome and would have totally been worth any weight gain this week—so glad I managed to lose 2 pounds instead, though!

I did manage to balance some healthy habits throughout the week, even if I wasn’t as active as I should be. I knew there would be a bit of walking, through the conference, but I did pack some workout gear to fit in a little exercise. I have already taken to slacking off the training circuits, and I didn’t want to fall further behind. Of course, as I feared, there really wasn’t much time for extras. I did fit in an ab circuit the first night, but not much else.

I never got around to running all week, either. The Couch to 5K program fell by the wayside in week 2, so we’re starting over this week. I’m also tackling Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred (yes, again!), after scoring a great deal on Amazon.

This time, I know I’ll stick with it because I have people counting on me. I bought my DVD the same day as my friend Chris, and we’re starting together on Monday. Michelle & Cherie have also committed to joining our 30 day adventure. We’ll be working together to complete this challenge.

It’s always easier to tackle something like this when you know others are there with you. Not only is it more fun to know my friends will be cursing Jillian along with me each day, but I’ll push myself because I know they’re counting on me. We’re all looking to each other to step up, motivate one another and lead the way to an awesome body.

It’s just like when we all completed a 5K together—I knew I had to push myself because the rest of the group was looking to me to finish what I convinced us all to start. I’ll be stepping up my game, pushing through Jillian’s torture and earning some amazing abs—for all four of us!

Halfway Point Measurements

Bust: 34.5″ (-2″)
Waist: 31″ (-6″)
Hips: 39″ (-3″)
Thigh: 21.5″ (-2″ each)
Arm: 11.5″ (-1″ each)

Inches Lost with Knockout the Fat: 5
Total Inches Lost with Mamavation: 17

Starting Weigh-In: 195 pounds
Today’s Weigh-In: 176 pounds
This Week’s Weight Loss: 2 pounds
Total Mamavation Weight Loss: 19 pounds
Total Knockout The Fat Weight Loss: 11.5 pounds
BMI: 25.15

Sistahood Question: How have you recently stepped up to support someone in your life?

This post is sponsored by EatSmart Products, and I’m writing this to be entered into a EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale giveaway hosted by Mamavation.

Disclosure: The George Foreman Knockout 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.

I was invited to participate in the conference by Ford and Ogilvy PR. Ford Motor Company paid for my travel and accommodations at the 2-day Forward with Ford conference. I was not compensated in any other manner for my time.

All opinions are, as always, 100% mine!

10 Responses to “Mamavation Monday: Support Team Edition”

  1. What an AWESOME experience! Can’t wait to read the interview 🙂 and great job on the loss as well! you are doing FANTASTIC!

  2. WTG! The Ford event sounds great and I’m glad they had healthy options! I need to start the 30 day shred as well. I tried it and WOWZA it was hard for me. Good for you, group support is one of the best ways to succeed.
    Congrats on your total weight loss!!

  3. Awesome progress. Really cool. Have a great week

  4. GIRL, you are almost at the 20 lb mark and that. is. incredible! Way to go. 🙂 I needed a good shove to get back on track with some resistance since I’ve cardio-ed it up lately. Thanks for the encouragement.

  5. Yay for you for losing weight when away from home! That’s a huge success, no matter what else you did your didn’t do. And to be truthful, I skipped some fun social outings at my conference this week so I could get my sweat on. Hated missing out, but I knew what I needed to do for me.

    Keep up the awesome work!

  6. Yay for the weight loss! 12 pounds is awesome! 🙂

  7. SOOOO looking forward to Shredding it! Your measurements are amazing! I did mine last night and there’s no way I’m posting those on the internet! 😉 But at the end, when I’m inches smaller, I might share them with you! 😉

    Anyway, so glad we’re doing this together! We will rock it.

  8. Congrats on the continued success. Couch to 5k is tough! I am starting week 4 this week. ack!
    The buddy system is a great idea!!!

  9. Wow – I had no idea that Ford was taking those kinds of strides. They’re really turning around my perspective of them, and I’m definitely going to take another look at them when I’m back in the market for a new car.

    Good luck on jumping back into 30-day Shred & C25K! You’re so lucky to have a group of friends to help you stay committed 🙂

  10. This Ford event sounds amazeballs amazing. I hope week 7 went well for you.