#Mamavation Mondays

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Work out schedule this week was good but I wasn’t into it at all. I still need to get those extra walks in.
Monday – 1 hour boot camp
Tuesday – 1 hour circuit training – 15 minutes abs, 15 minutes of Spin
Wednesday – 1 hour boot camp, 1 hour Zumba
Thursday – 1 hour circuit training – 30 minutes of Spin
Friday – 1 hour boot camp
Saturday – Went out for a friends birthday and had a few mixed drinks.
Sunday -Wished I hadn’t had those few mixed drinks! Felt swollen and yucky.

Arms – 1/2″ loss
Chest – 1/2″ gain
Waist -no change
Hips – 1″ gain
Thighs – 1/2″ gain

I gained 2 pounds this week. My goal for vitamin intake still didn’t happen. I’m nursing my crunchy shoulder and my stress level was high again this entire week. The result? I spent 4 days last week with a bag of Pop Weaver microwaved popcorn. I have a problem with it and the sodium content is outrageous. What triggered my problem? First, I shouldn’t buy that brand and it wouldn’t be in the house and then I would have to pick another way to deal with my emotional trigger. The trigger? one of my children. I’m not going into detail here but I’m aware of the cause and my reaction and the result of my choice.

The positive side –
I did it! I broke down and bought some work out gear. I took it home tried it on and realized that I am still in denial about my sizes. lol – I had to take it all back to the store. I kicked up my water intake to 60 ounces each time I worked out. That’s a lot better but I don’t drink water on the weekends, weird I know. Other than the popcorn issue I’m doing really well eating 5 times a day, except for today. My little guy has hearing loss in both ears which means ear tubes. Between the hearing test and doctor visit I am off my schedule. Top that with him having a bad cough and needing breathing treatments it doesn’t look like I’m going to boot camp tonight. I’m not sure yet but I’m looking forward to reading how the rest of my “sistas” did this week.

Good luck ladies!

I’m always hunting workout music which you will find in my DJ Booth at Blip.fm. You can search the #mamavation hashtag or #workouttunes to see my lists. If you have any music suggestions leave them in the comment section!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05982197126846370378 Allison

    Hang in there!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13770862608033655917 kia

    Right on for the exercise and 5 meals a day. That is awesome. Now the big thing is do re-work your habits when you are triggered to emotionally eat. I hope everything is going well for your family (I don't want to pry.) Don't buy anymore of that popcorn. As corny as it sounds learn to eat rice cakes if you HAVE to eat something.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15109618896516339801 Tina

    what about those 100 calorie mini bags of popcorn?
    i think you did pretty good on your workouts for not being “into it”

    keep it up ….

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08864314251750387383 Daenel

    You are a work out machine. Instead of munching on popcorn, how about trying something like celery or carrot sticks or grapes? This way you're eating healthy foods. Try adding water to your weekends, mayb with lemon or lime or something?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09587102413538527552 Annie

    Hang in there!!

    I need to do something soon (loosing weight is one of my resolution for this year).

  • http://www.imahotmom.com Fitness Family

    Yeah, having sick kids really throws off your routine and drains your energy. Hang in there, it'll get better soon.. Kids love cuddles and snuggles with mom when they're sick. It makes it all better :-) Looking forward to hearing more about your Zumba class, I thnk I'm interested to find a class nearby.

  • http://www.napwarden.com Nap Warden

    Keep at it…go you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03954179323097955442 Heather @ Not a DIY Life

    Hang in there! Every day is a new day and a new chance to recommit to your goals. You can do it!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03332236423872415481 Kim

    Have you seen those 100 cal bags of popcorn? You may wanna check them out (I don't know about sodium, but it's gotta be better.)You've done great w/the exercising! I hope you keep it up this week!

  • Rachel

    Have you tried yoga? I find it to be an incredible stress release, maybe that will help with the emotional eating?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02301250875925142548 Mary

    Aw, your poor little one. I'm so sorry to hear that. I can't believe how well you've done on exercise despite all you've got going on. You're inspiring, Pamela. I need to get my butt in gear!