Sunday, January 13, 2013

Mamavation Monday- Do It, To It






So this week has been quite interesting! Each day has brought new Mamavation hazing challenges. And I have met each challenge and succeeded, albeit covered in sweat and ready to keel over! But in that time I have lost 4 lbs! I have been drinking between 96-128 oz of water each day. At first it was hard, but I found using a sports bottle with a straw made me drink water more often. sometimes I put a little lemon juice in it and I find I drink it even more quickly.

In the next week I am planning to continue maintaining my water intake, running daily, and doing as much strength training as I can handle. My whole body aches right now, but in a good way. I am enjoying being sore. Tonight, we went to a family gathering and got home later than we had planned. We got the kids to bed and I wanted nothing more than to collapse into my bed, laptop out, TV on. But I did not. I groaned that I was tired and my husband, Bobby, looked at me and asked, "Aren't you going running?" I could have kissed him right then. Having someone encourage you is better than chocolate. Seriously. I am my own worst enemy when it comes to working out. I can talk myself out of a run if there are clouds in the sky. Sore muscles, well surely I need a rest day, or a rest week right?? But having someone else encourage me to keep pushing through it. HUGE.

And I just interrupted the writing of this blog so that I could do 25 burpees. Yeah, so take that internet. I did 25 burpees, what are you doing?

This week my running goal is 20 miles. I am hoping to lose 2 more lbs. And I am going to start tracking my measurements tomorrow. I'd like to see if all this strength training and running is helping to reduce my waistline. 



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13 comments:

  1. Wow, what a great job! I should do the hazing even though I'm not applying, I could use the boost!

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  2. You are so awesome Amy!! You have done a wonderful job with the hazing, even though those burpees were telling lies about you LOL I can't wait to watch you kick butt on your weight loss and fitness journey!

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  3. "Having someone encourage you is better than chocolate." I must agree with you 100%. It makes such a difference.
    All the best to you with your goals this week!

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  4. Definitely agree that the bottle with a straw helps tremendously! I was really struggling until I got mine last week. Congrats on the 4 pound loss, and the supportive hubs! :)

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  5. Those burpies are so hard!! My calf muscles are killing me, but it's totally been worth it! Keep up the great work girl!!

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  6. Whoa what a great job-25 burpees in between posting is impressive! Good for you and good luck with week on reaching your goals

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  7. Ooo Burpees :) Get it girl. Our goals and methods are very similar!! :)

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  8. Good for you! I also love my water bottle. I definitely drink more water because of it.

    You are doing so great! Keep it up!

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  9. You are doing great. Great goals for the week

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  10. Thank you all for your support! It's awesome o see so many supportive, kind comments!

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  11. You're doing great! One of the things I have to work on is increasing my water intake.

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  12. The internet was probably just sitting there while you did those burpees. Love it. :) Great job on the loss!

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  13. You really were rocking that hazing girl!! I feel you on the having someone encourage you or gently push you! That is awesome that you have you DH for that! A little sad that you didn't continue on with me. I am still here for you girl!! We can still do this together!!!
    @LindsaysFamily

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