Just Heather
Mamavation Monday: Time to Tone (Plus Earth Shoe Giveaway)

Last week was not a good nutrition week. I knew I would gain weight during this particular week as such is the nature of being a girl. But, it wasn’t just that. I was so unbelievably hungry all week—I think it was partly timing and partly the increased calorie burn from boot camp.

Plus, I just totally caved into the cravings. There was chocolate and chips and buttery popcorn. On the plus side, there was no soda! I’m so glad to have kicked that habit. It makes it so much easier to just shake off a bad week and lose the weight again.

I suppose it could have been worse, but I managed to work a lot of it off. Between fitness boot camp, EA Sports Active and the Couch to 5K program, at least I’m getting the fitness part right. My poor body was so sore last week—and, yesterday’s upper body workout slayed my arms.

I missed boot camp, due to another eye doctor appointment, so I threw in an extra Wii workout. And, my triceps are very angry about it. Which blows my mind since a year ago I could never have told you where they were. Now that I’ve lost the majority of the weight, I’m ready to start targeting specific areas.

I just can’t worry about a pound here or there anymore, since it’s going to fluctuate as I build muscle anyway. I want to concentrate on the flabby arms and chunky thighs. I also want to have abs. Real and actual abs. It’s going to be all about toning from here on out—even with my daily mileage!

I won a pair of Kalso Earth Shoes in the Mamavation Move It Lose It competition earlier this year—how cute are these? But, they’re not just a pretty face. The negative heel improves posture and encourages whole-body wellness. I can actually feel my booty toning as I walk. True story.

Plus, I’m excited to give away a pair to one of my readers! You all have supported me through this weight loss journey for the last 6 months, and now I have the chance to give back in a big way.

To enter for your chance to win the above pair of shoes (we can match!), leave a comment here and tell me your next goals! You can earn additional entries by:

For your extra entries to be counted, be sure to leave an additional comment directing me to your entry. Only one additional entry per method (i.e. While multiple tweets are appreciated it, only one will count as a drawing entry.) The contest runs until September 26th at 11:59pm est. One winner will be notified by email on September 27th and receive a pair of Kalso Earth Shoes. Winner will have 48 hours to complete the claim form or a new winner will be chosen.

Starting Weigh-In: 195 pounds
This Week’s Weigh-In: 175.5 pounds
This Week’s Weight Loss: 2.5 pound gain
Total Mamavation Weight Loss: 19.5 pounds
BMI: 25.2

Disclosure: I received a pair of Kalso Earth Shoes, for my participation in the Mamavation campaign. I have also received a free month of fitness boot camp from Indy Boot Camps to facilitate a series of posts on my weight loss journey. All opinions are, as always, 100% mine.

41 Responses to “Mamavation Monday: Time to Tone (Plus Earth Shoe Giveaway)”

  1. Congratulations on how far you’ve come and on your new set of goals.
    I’m kind of at a stand still here. I need to do something to step up my motivation. My next goal is to join in the next Gruntstyle 2 week challenge. Other than that, to keep taking the baby steps I am and attempting to get the workouts in despite my current living situation.
    I also want to make the goal of being more involved in mamavation and getting to know people better and really feeling like a part of the sistahood. This one is harder than I thought it would be. 🙂

  2. I follow you on twitter @blahblahblah410

  3. I follow @mamavation on twitter @blahblahblah410

  4. I’m following KalsoEarthShoes on twitter @blahblahblah410

  5. My next goal is to continue with my water intake & add in exercise! No more excuses, just do it!

  6. I’m following you on Twitter. 🙂

  7. I follow Mamavation on Twitter.

  8. I follow Kalso Earth Shoes on Twitter.

  9. It is tough to feel like you are stuck in a rut. I applaud you for trying to make good choices and for getting all of that exercise in. That is amazing!!

  10. I WAS below my prepregnancy weight, but have started to creep above it. My short-term goal is to get back below my prepregnancy weight, and get back to the gym.

  11. Of course I follow you on twitter!

  12. I follow Earth Shoes on twitter, too. @keepingfeet

  13. I love that even though you’ve reached what most people would consider the goal, you keep going and setting new goals for yourself! I know you’ve encouraged me a lot through your process.

    My goal is to finish the C25K program and then run in a 5K — without walking. I’m scared. 😉

  14. I follow you on twitter.

  15. LOVE Those shoes… as for me, my next goal(s) are to get back to focusing on my running again… so I can do the half marathon I committed to… scares the Grilled Cheezus outta me…

  16. Following you on Twitter as elenka29

  17. Follow Mamavation on Twitter as elenka29

  18. Follow Earth Shoes on Twitter as elenka29

  19. I follow you on the twitters.

  20. And, I tweeted about your giveaway. (if I knew how, I would have provided a link to it here)

  21. Ah! You are amazing, such an inspiration! My next goal is to try and stay healthy through this pregnancy (and these shoes would be amazing for my back issues) and then gear up to get back in shape this Spring!

  22. I now follow @KalsoEarthShoes

  23. My next goals: To eat breakfast every day for a week!

  24. Following @justheather on twitter, I’m @monstergirlee.

    Thanks for a chance to win!

  25. Following @kesloearthshoes on twitter, I’m @monstergirlee.

  26. Following @mamavation on twitter – I’m @monstergirlee

  27. congrats on your loss, and now working at toning more than anything. My next goal is to be where you are. I was there 18months ago…then I got pregnant(baby now 9months) and let it all go. I remember feeling so great that I lost and was the lowest weight I had been since I was a kid. I remember seeing muscles start to form and feeling great. Now I want to get back there, cause I know I worked so hard to do it once, that I can do it again! I love the earth footwear stuff…I have some exerwalks but would love some cute shoes!

  28. I am following you on twitter @colleen_mouse

  29. I follow mamavation on twitter @colleen_mouse

  30. I follow earth footwear on twitter @colleen_mouse

  31. http://twitter.com/#!/colleen_mouse/status/118398201341542400 tweeted

    and thanks your tweet helped me do something besides reaching for some food