Jumping back in with #Mamavation

MamavationIt’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year ago that I joined Mamavation for the first time.

At that point I was getting ready to turn 32.. Well, take a look at my campaign video to become a Mamavation Mom and you’ll get an idea of where I was then:

Now, I didn’t become a Mamavation Mom but it didn’t matter. Through the encouragement of the community and the Move It to Lose It challenge, I lost over 30 lbs and ran my first 5K last March. I still remember the morning of the race and all the tweets of encouragement that I received throughout. I went on to run a 5K every month for the rest of that year.

races in review

This was a huge accomplishment. One that I am completely proud of.


But, I haven’t kept it up. Since my last race in December I have done nothing. Sure I’ve made it to the gym a few times to work out, or I dance around the living room with the kids, but I’ve fallen back into the same routine I was in before: Eat crap. Sit on butt.

Thankfully, I haven’t gained any of the weight I worked to hard to lose back. I just don’t like the fact that I am back to living unhealthy again or that my kids are seeing me go back.

So, I’m back. Back to where it all started, with Mamavation. I’ve pledged to join the Sista-hood again because it was this amazing community that propelled me and held me accountable. I’m counting on you all to do it again. My goal is to lose about 20 more pounds and to tighten up some of the flab I’ve got hanging around.

My additional inspiration is a long awaited trip to Hawaii in November.

So, join me as I take on this journey again!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mamavation – a community dedicated toobesity prevention &weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway.


  1. Great to have you back! I don’t think I was a member at the same time as you so I look forward to getting to know you better. 🙂 Great job with all the 5K’s! That was one of my goals for this year but I had a knee injury after my first in December and am running my second one this month!
    Sarah´s last blog post ..Mamavation Monday

  2. Krissy Rouse Higgins says:

    Welcome back! I know it can be hard to fall back into the same routines, we all do it at some point., but congrats for getting back with it!
    I know a vacation (especially Hawaii, how awesome??!) Is a great motivator for getting back to it.
    Can’t wait to hear more!

  3. I left and came back because it really helps with the motivation. I should be more active but knowing I have the weekly link up helps. It is hard so I’m right there with you! Great job on the 5ks!! I’ll be there one day!

  4. Woo-hoo! So glad to see you back.

    I think the warmer weather here in Oregon has us stretching our extremities and venturing out of doors again. Spring is a great time to find some more 5Ks and just get outside! I love all your race photos. You are an inspiration.

    Keep moving it. I want to see you shrinking and smiling.

  5. Lindsay says:

    I have never felt so encouraged and uplifted in my weight loss journey until I found Mamavation. It’s so great to see you pledging again! Welcome back to the sistahood!
    Lindsay´s last blog post ..Mamavation Monday: Kickin’ Booty

  6. WELCOME BACK!!!!!

  7. I am excited to get to know you! A 5K a month is amazing!!!! You absolutely can do this!!
    @AndreaEmilien´s last blog post ..Mamavation Monday: Realizations And A New Path

  8. I am so glad you’re back, Tina! And I’m so looking forward to being your roomie at Fitcation! 🙂
    Krista Swan´s last blog post ..Sometimes Mommy Needs to be Boozed + Infused

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