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My Week In Review

So I’m sure everyone is wondering whether I’ve continued to exercise given my burst of motivation or if it was just that, a burst, and nothing more.

Well I’m excited to report that I have consistently kicked my butt this week! I have alternated running and zumba daily and have had no break. I am so freaking proud of myself because I had truly fallen into a junk food hell in the months of October, November, and the beginning of December. Thank God I managed to climb out of that pit and realize what I was doing to myself!

I am also happy to report that between Christmas and now I have lost 10 pounds! Now to me this is bitter sweet because if I had continued to workout and eat right in the first place I would be even closer to my goal. But I have to take my accomplishments at face value and just be proud that I am on the right track again.

Today I really plan on using EA Sports Active 2 because I won’t be able to fit in zumba or running as I have a girl’s night tonight. So when Joshua goes down for a nap I’ll be trying that out.

I am also going to start the #2weekchallenge through Mamavation and I am loving how they have a nutrition aspect this time too because this is SO important!

Until next time!

“Your journey begins with you dare to believe in yourself.”

~ Angela

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Zumba Run – Mamavation Monday Post

It has been getting easier to make the choice to exercise, which I am so excited about! I think I was hit with a bout of depression here recently. My grandmother passed away and my personal relationships were few and rocky at that.

I simply could not find the energy reserves to get my butt up off the couch and workout.

Until New Year’s day! I thought to myself, “I should go running” and my goodness, I just got up and did it!! It felt amazing (aside from the cough I got afterwards from 19 mph winds) and I felt pumped up and alive again! Exercise truly is a creator of joy and high spirits.

Last night I did the same thing. “I should go to zumba” and so I did. I shook my buns all over the place and felt so much better about myself! I am so sore today in the best way. And now I feel even more motivated to keep strengthening my body and getting it ready for a continued healthy life.

Tonight I really plan on using EA Sports Active 2 so look for a blog post about that!

~ Angela

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#Mamavation Monday Week 2

My life has changed so drastically in the last week. Between Mamavation Monday Week 1 and today’s Mamavation Monday, I have become a completely new person.

I run everyday. For a mile or more. No seriously!

I eat healthy. I literally just turned down the brownies we have in our office, and I love me some brownies!! But now all I see is the extra oz and lbs of fat that I would be adding onto my body; there is no nutrition in brownies, they are filler and that is all.

My journey has not been entirely easy up to this point, especially where my husband is concerned. He made brownies, bought ice cream,  brought home a 12 pack of cokes, and offered to bring me sonic all in the last week. But I see these things as a test, if not directly from him (because he is not wanting to lose his eating buddy) then just happenstance encounters with the temptations of my past. I am happy to say I have resisted eating all of these things.

I cannot believe that I have been running everyday. As I mentioned in a previous post, I used to be very resistent to the idea of running but here I find myself poised to start training with Couch 2 5K and contemplating signing up for Beach to Bay here in my city of Corpus Christi; Beach to Bay is the longest relay marathon in the United States. And I want to run it. I never thought I would be saying that.

I really have the incredibly supportive community of Mamavation to thank for the amazing changes in my mind set towards a healthy lifestyle. There have been days where I haven’t felt my best (#2weekchallenge kicking my butt for one) but I always knew I had my Mamavation Sistas (and @mrbookieboo) to turn to.

Oh, and before I forget, I am now an official member of the Mamavation Sistahood and it is so exciting! I will be getting a copy of EA Sports Active 2 for my Wii and I can’t wait to try that out and report back here on how using that program goes in conributing to my overall fitness.

My journey from Fat to Fit is only just beginning, but I am having a great start!

Also, this week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by Grunt Style.  Two blogging carnival participants will receive a shirt from Grunt Style.  Answer the following question in your blog post and link back to the Grunt Style website.  Link up your post here.

Question: What parts of your body are you especially proud of right now? What makes you love them?

Answer: Right now I am most proud of my calves because all the running I’ve been doing the last week has made them look pretty dang hott!! I’m showing them off in some cute capri pants today :)

Starting Weight: 176
Current Weight: 175.8
Total Lost: .2 lbs
Goal Weight: 145
Feeling: Kind of stuffed from my bagel, I don’t think that was a very good breakfast :(

No progress photo today, check back tomorrow!!

“Your journey begins when you dare to believe in yourself” ~ Angela

Don’t forget to follow me on twitter @aspeaker 

 

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Grunt Style and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women

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