I’m a loser baby.. #mamavation

And I totally meant that in a good way!

mamavation weigh in


It was a total surprise to look down and see that number. It feels so good to see that I am accomplishing my goal, albeit a bitter slower than I would like, but then I have always been impatient. 🙂

I’m sticking to my Couch to 5K training plan. Last week threw me for a loop. It usually calls for the same thing 3 days a week, i.e. run for 5 minutes, walk for 3 minutes, repeat twice. I glanced at the screen on Monday and saw that I would be doing just that, so on Wednesday I just assumed that I would be doing the same thing. You know what happens when you assume right? So there I am jogging away, and I suddenly think to myself, “Sheesh, it feels like I’ve been running for longer than 5 minutes.” I glance down and sure enough I’m nearing the 8 minute mark. Turns out that day called for me to jog for 8 minutes, walk for 5, then job for 8 more. It was a bit of a shock but I did it!

My second accomplishment for the week was finally breaking a 13 minute mile! I have been trying really hard to do it the last couple of weeks. I’ve come close but still miss it by 3-5 seconds. On Thursday I didn’t only break it, I punched it in the face!

12 minute miles

Was a few seconds faster but had to get my phone going. And I sprinted the last 10th of a mile.

And lastly, my Hubs told me how proud he was of me and my journey. See on Friday both my kids were sick. That meant no school and no gym for me. I texted the Hubs and asked if I could head to the gym once he got home. He agreed so the wait was on. Then of course traffic was a bear and he was an hour late getting home. I was itching to go so when he walked in the door, I tried to hide my eagerness by asking him about his day. He took one look at me, smiled and told me to go.
When I got home he gave me a big hug and told me how impressed and proud he was that I followed through and went.

My goal for next week is to lose 3lbs and see 190! If I can do this I will have lost 10lbs since beginning this journey the first of the year.

For the Blog Carnival our question was: “What does wellness mean to you?”

To me it not only means being healthy in the body but also the mind. Since starting this new adventure I have not only noticed a change physically but also mentally. By working out my self confidence has grown as well as my self reliance and tenacity. When I’m running there is at least one moment when I think I can’t do it anymore but I keep telling myself that I can. I take the reminder one minute at a time instead of focusing on how much longer I have left. This has transferred to my every day life as well. Instead of staring at the clock wondering when my hubs will be home and take over, I focus on smaller portions of time, thinking up things keep the kids occupied. Then the next thing I know my prince charming is walking in the door. 🙂


  1. Awesome! Slow and steady baby. Yeah, I am of the impatient camp myself. I am so proud of all you ladies. I just want a show stopping number one week. I am sure you do too. But either way we are losers. 🙂

    So excited that you are doing so well with your C25K. You are going to rock your 5K. I hope you have another amazing week. Keep it up.
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  2. You Go Girl! That’s incredible. It’s such a thrill to see the pounds coming off. At least if they come off little by little, you’ll be in much better shape to KEEP it off. I agree with you about your definition of wellness. Same as mine. That’s why I’ve been doing yoga and am loving it. In fact, I love it so much, I took the plunge and became accredited as a yoga instructor. 🙂 Healthy body, healthy mind.
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  3. Great Job!! That’s awesome work! 🙂 I doubt ?I could do a 13 minute mile!
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  4. Congrats, congrats, congrats! On the weight loss, on the 13-min/mile, and for I’m sure inspiring your family. Great job.

  5. Go you! You are kicking this weight to the curb. Keep it up!
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  6. Shelley (@momma_oz) says:

    What an AWESOME week 🙂 Love that you are sharing your sucess with us – especially the 5K training… I re-started the C25K for the 3rd time. DETERMINED that it will stick ..err… that I will stick with it. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    OH! BTW – While I’m here – I have given you a Stylish Blogger award! Check it out and Keep up the great posts 🙂
    Shelley (@momma_oz)´s last blog post ..Mamavation Monday – Week 3 – Jan 31- 2011

  7. So glad you are losing – that’s great news!
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  8. Woohoo! Way to go girl! I am down only a total of 6 lbs. since the 3rd. But it’s 6 and I will take that.
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  9. YAY! You are a rockstar. I will call you my skinny and you shall be my skinny.
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  10. Congratulations on your stick-to-it-ness and reaching your goals.
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