#Mamavation Monday – My first!

On my birthday last month I sat down and really started evaluating my physical health.

After some serious reflection I made the decision to apply to become a Mamavation Mom. You can see my video application HERE

I also decided that regardless if I was chosen or not, I was going to make some serious changes in my life and be a better role model for my kids.

My journey starts January 3rd. I head back to the gym and start training for a 5k that I will run in March. I am committed to doing it and there will be NO backing out. In addition to that I have also set a goal of eating healthier and losing some much needed poundage. Now, I am going to be honest and say that I have not gotten rid of every sweet thing in the house. I know myself and if I were to try to cut myself off from those types of foods I would crave them more. Instead I’ll be practicing moderation, moderation, moderation. Instead of snacking on crappy foods all day, my goal is to cut it back to once a day and have it be in the middle of the day instead of at night which makes it harder to burn off the calories.

Today I went shopping for healthier snack foods including fruits and veggies. When I got home I prepped everything! Veggies were washed and cut, then stored in containers in the fridge. In the past I have failed because I didn’t do this and when I wanted something to snack on, the healthier versions would need work to make them ready to eat and I would choose the easy way out with packaged snacked.

This post is actually acting as my “pledge” to the Mamavation Sistahood. I’m pledging because I know that I will need support from ALL sides. My family and friends are on board but because I spend a lot of my time online working it’s a great way to get additional support when I’m on my computer. I just want to give back to the sista’s as much as they have already given me. They are truly selfless. I guess when it really comes down to it we are all in this together!

And now to be eligible for to win the Mamavation Blog Carnival prize sponsored by GameStop. We were asked for ways to work out without leaving the house.

First, I absolutely LOVE the game Just Dance on the Wii. We have all 3 versions of it and play them daily. It really is a great workout and it’s a game that we can all play together. My other favorite thing to do is get down on the floor and play with the kids. They love when we play “airplane”. I lay on my back and lift up my kids with my legs, (their tummy rests on my feet.) This is a super great ab and leg workout.

So thanks for checking out my post. If you would like to show you support for me in my quest to become one of 2 Mamavation moms please visit the Mamavation Facebook Page and leave a post letting them know you support me or send the follow tweet.

Hey @bookieboo! I want @MadHatterMom to be the next #Mamavation Mom. She has my support! http://bit.ly/aorv3Y

Oh, and of course….



  1. I am there to root you on girl! I will be working on a lot of the same goals. I started running in July and ran my first 5K in October of this year. I will start my running on Tuesday and will be running 3 days a week…along with counting calories. I agree with you, you can’t cut out all the bad…moderation is key!

    GoTina! 🙂
    Tammy´s last blog post ..Tassimo Best Coffee- Cappuccino- Latte- Hot Chocolate- Tea Maker Review and Giveaway

  2. Nice to have you in the group and best of luck with your 5K training. Mamavation is such a fabulous group of ladies all moving in the same direction. I look forward to chatting with you at Mamavation Tv.

    Good luck with your gym going. The first few weeks are always the toughest. Cheers!
    Andrea Kruse (@notimeMom)´s last blog post ..Mamavation Monday Ugh- are those my Toes

  3. Welcome!
    Good luck on your goals and ask if you need support – always happy to help. We just got Just Dance Kids and tried it today. My 3 yo so far only wants to do one song only. Go figure! Great job on getting on the healthy track
    lena b´s last blog post ..This is it – Mamavation week 12

  4. Amanda O says:

    you have such a great attuide I am so glad you are a part of the sisterhood. I know you will be able to do your goals. I love that you are getting healthier food in your house. I know how hard that can be. I also went this weekend and got some healthy snacks! I am glad we can all do this together.

  5. I tweeted for you! Welcome to Mamavation, and I can’t wait to see where the journey takes you!
    Skinny Sushi´s last blog post ..Rainy weekend

  6. Hey! Welcome to the Sistah-hood!
    Love your goal of Moderation Moderation Moderation. While I have a thing or two I have to cut out totally, I DO primarily strive to be moderate in my choices too.
    Looking forward to making the journey with you!

  7. Woo-Hoo! The sisterhood is just AMAZING!! I also went out and stocked up on fruits and veggies, and food for you that you prepped! Thats an important step, will do when I get home.
    I am also in the running for next Mamavation Mom, hope to see you on Mamavation TV tonight!!
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  8. Kimberly @christlikemommy says:

    I am so excited to get to know you! You have some great goals and I am sure you are going to succeed! Welcome to the sisterhood and goodluck this campaign!!

  9. I have to do the same thing with my veggies. If they aren’t prepped, they don’t get eaten! Convenience is a huge factor in choosing healthy snacks.

    You’re off and running for a fabulous 2011!
    Heather @ Not a DIY Life´s last blog post ..Mamavation- Foward Motion

  10. Wishing you luck on your upcoming 5k, I should be doing my last summer. I love the just dance games too. Lots of fun and you do work up a sweat. Good luck on your road to becoming a mamavation mom. And yay for another mil wife!
    katie @sailorsprincess´s last blog post ..Morning Routine Yea right

  11. Welcome to Mamavation!!! We are here to help and support you in anyway you need! Keep working hard to reach those goals and remember take babysteps to get there!

  12. Good Luck! I’ll be here to cheer you on too!
    Louise´s last blog post ..Did your Kids want to get out of Bed this morning Monday Mingle Vlog!

  13. Welcome to Mamavation and applying to be a Mamavation Mom. Don’t forget you can participate in Move ti and Lose it challenge too and it is an awesome motivator.

    Way to go on the food prep and fitness commitments.
    Megan @MNMSpecial´s last blog post ..Mamavation MondayNew Year Tracking Tackling

  14. Welcome to the Mamavation Sistahood! I look forward to getting to know you and following you on your health/fitness journey!!

    I support you for Mamavation Mom!

    Rachel @RachelSteffen´s last blog post ..Getting Fresh

  15. Jennifer says:

    Hey there! Just wanted to thank you for following my blog and wanted to let you know that I’m following yours, too. And I love this post – I’m turning 40 in less than 2 weeks and need to get serious about losing weight and getting healthy, too. Mamavation looks cool and I tweeted my support of your participation! I’m also super proud that you will be supporting our group, MomSpark Media, at Blogher. I hope to attend and if I do – I can’t wait to meet you! Jenn

  16. Way to go!!!!! I hope you get picked!!! You have my FULL SUPPORT!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Hi Tina. Welcome to posting with Mamavation. I look forward to watching your journey and supporting you. Good luck with your campaign for Mamavation Mom.


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