#Mamavation Monday: If you don’t post about your weight…

MamavationDoes it mean you don’t weigh anything?

Sadly, it doesn’t.

I haven’t participated in a Mamavation Monday roundup in quite some time. Since the beginning of December actually.

Holidays are hard for me. I tend to spend them thinking about what could have been and wishing I could go back in time and change some things. This leads me quite quickly into a funk, some may call it a depression.

You would think that after 3 years I’d be able to brace myself for the inevitable, but alas I can’t.

One thing is for sure. I realized that the biggest thing that really helped me out of this originally was running. Something I, again, haven’t done since December.

Running was that one thing that allowed me to clear my head.

It’s while running that I all I have to focus on is feeling better. I don’t have to be a mom or a wife. I’m just me, running down the road or on the treadmill. It’s a release.

So, I’m done sitting here living and dwelling in this thoughts and emotions. Starting tomorrow, Monday, I’ll be back at the gym.

Even thought I’m busy with my busy I NEED to make the time to do this. It’s not only beneficial to me but ultimately my family as well since it will allow me to be better for them.

How about you? Is exercise an emotional release for you too?

“This post is sponsored by Jessica – the Healthy Hip Chick and Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway”


  1. Rebecca @RUtheMOMof says:

    I have just started running and it has helped me with stress not to mention the weight loss.

  2. I swear you must have read my mental post as you wrote yours because I decided that as of Monday I am getting off my ass and going to start walking to begin with then move into a jog and maybe even *flinching* runnning…. You know I’ll probably look like that fat kid running towards the cake but hey I’m getting off my butt and gonna make it because the workouts do help we just let this little thing called life get into our way too much. Lets Rock Monday… If you don’t post about getting to the gym I swear I’ll punch you in your cooter 🙂
    Meagan´s last blog post ..February Already…

  3. Running is fantastic therapy, I love it too! I also love a good boot camp style workout, great way to release some aggression and frustration. Good for you!! Keep it up!

  4. Sweat is zen. It keeps me from killing people. I can’t run but I box and it pretty much does teh same thing. XXOO
    Leah Segedie´s last blog post ..Mamavation Mondays – Sexy Healthy Foods

  5. YES, absolutely. I was in a FOUL, down mood today, so I left the house to go run on the track and it did wonders for me. Good luck getting back into it, and I really hope it helps you!
    Greta @gfunkified´s last blog post ..Super Bowl Sunday Snippets

  6. monica young says:

    I have to say that lately exercise has been a good way to calm down. Good luck this week and hugs

  7. I love a good work out at the end of the day to clear my mind and let my body gain strength
    Jennifer Crum´s last blog post ..Diastasis Recti and Me #Mamavation

  8. Ah, FAR too cold for running around here, for now, it’s strictly indoor sports. Good luck to you, and that’s a great reminder that exercise works for your brain and emotions too.
    Gina B´s last blog post ..Lessons in Parenting Special Needs: 2/4

  9. Exercise is such great medicine. I’ve gotten into running, too, and it’s so wonderful. Good luck with your goals!
    ~j.´s last blog post ..Before and After *and* Omron Equipment Giveaway via Twitter party!

  10. Jennifer says:

    Go Tina! I agree it is good therapy. I need to de web my stroller and het my babies out between lunch and carline at school! January is tough and we have been sick for half of it! Happy jogging! Go Tina go!

  11. WOOOOO! Tina, you’re amazing. Seriously, if I could have 10,000 of your babies… oh wait, no, that’s not it. I definitely do not want to be pregnant that much. But you are super awesome. I hope the gym rocks your socks today.
    Joanna @way2gomom´s last blog post ..Learning The Process – Mamavation Checkup

  12. I used to love running – it was a great release – in the last several years though I had slacked off. Glad to find Mamavation and with my new pedometer I am easing back into it one step at a time. I agree with you totally – its not just good for me – its good for the entire family
    Mary Heston´s last blog post ..Omron Heart Rate Monitor Rocks

  13. Welcome back-I really try to workout to help deal with my “stuff” but I often don’t always get to do it…sad but true!

  14. When I first started running I hated it. I hated all exercise actually. I was shocked when I realized I was actually enjoying it. It is a nice break mid-day when I run during my lunch break at work. I get lost in thought when running outside. Can’t wait for it to warm up again so I can get back outside!

  15. It is! I’ve done C25K, but that was several years ago. I’m working on dropping the pounds and starting to power walk again, ramping up to go through the program again.
    angelia´s last blog post ..Losing weight isn’t so different from religion.

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