Monday, July 7, 2014

Mamavation Monday - weekly recap



I apologize to all my readers because I have been slacking on my postings lately. I hope to get back on track now. Well, I kind of slacked with my working out this past week, because I was getting us ready to go camping and to the NASCAR races in Daytona. I did do Turbo Fire HIIT 15 on Monday, and a virtual 5K on Tuesday. The weekend was spent walking tons, and swimming :)



Mamavation TV tonight is going to be awesome. They are talking about strength training for women which is such an integral part of working out and losing weight. I cannot wait! I invite you all to come watch and interact with us. I can definitely promise you that you will have a good time and come out with a wealth of knowledge. Check it out here.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Race Ragz Review and Giveaway

Last month, thanks to my friend Jenny over at Jenny Hodges is Metamorfit, I got the opportunity to order a tech shirt from Race Ragz. The process was so super easy, the hardest part was picking a shirt from all the awesome ones on the site. The really cool thing is that if you don't want any of the ones that are on the site, you can design your own, too. Another plus for them was how quick it shipped. I had my shirt within a matter of days. The price of the shirts is comparable to other places.



Now that I've told you how much I love the website, let me tell you about the shirt I picked. I chose the women's active tech tee. I absolutely love it. It's lightweight, high quality and has stood up to the multiple times I have worn it to work out within the past month. In fact, it has actually become my go to workout shirt because of how lightweight it feels. Sorry for the blurry pic, it didn't look blurry on my phone :( You can see my exact design here.



















Now for the great news for you all. You get a chance to win one of these awesome shirts.




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This review was made possible by RaceRagz. The thoughts and views are my own. I was given an athletic tech shirt for my time and effort on this campaign.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Mamavation Monday - weekly recap


Happy Monday!!! I'm very excited today for 2 reasons. The first, after a long worthwhile wait, I was finally matched with my buddy. What does that mean? Well, he will be my motivator for running, and fitness and I will be doing it for him. It's so exciting!!! If you are interested, you can sign up here. Second, I just finished the #2weekchallenge and I am down 2.5 lbs, and an inch each on my waist, hips and thighs. This was the kickstart I needed and I hope the weight continues to drop :)  Ok, so here's my recap for last week -

Monday - #2weekchallenge, circuit training, 15 mins bike
Tuesday - #2weekchallenge, 4 mile run
Wednesday - #2weekchallenge which was a 30 min walk
Thursday - #2weekchallenge, circuit training, 3.26 mile run
Friday - #2weekchallenge
Saturday - 1 hr basketball with my youngest, bowling
Sunday - Mamavation virtual 5k, bowling

I worked really hard on portion control, but I need to change up a little of what I eat :) So my goals for next week are still portion control, and better eating. Here's my exercise plan -

Monday - circuit training, 15 mins bike or elliptical
Tuesday - 3-4 mile run
Wednesday - not sure yet, maybe a DVD program
Thursday - circuit training, run
Friday - another DVD program?
Saturday/Sunday - run/rest

I'm sure there will be some basketball and bowling mixed in there :) In a week or 2, I am going to repeat the #2weekchallenge on my own. I think it's something extra my body needs to do monthly.

Tonight on Mamavation TV, we are discussing strengthening your core, an area I definitely need to work on. :) As always, it's at 9 pm EST on our google hangout. Come check it out with me!!!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mamavation Monday weekly recap :)



Happy Monday!! Last week was an awesome week.... the scale finally started moving and I lost 1.6 lbs. I'm so excited, and hope that this downward trend continues. I can't help but think adding the #2weekchallenge in helped with that. Who else is doing the challenge with me? Are you loving it??

Ok, so here's my weekly recap -

Monday - #2weekchallenge, circuit training, 15 mins bike
Tuesday - #2weekchallenge, 3.5 mile run
Wednesday - #2weekchallenge (30 min walk), bowling
Thursday - #2weekchallenge, circuit training, 5 min elliptical, 2.76 mile run
Friday - #2weekchallenge
Saturday - #2weekchallenge (30 mins basketball), 2 hr walk
Sunday - rest day for challenge, 30 min basketball, bowling

I worked really hard with my portion control and water intake, and I think I did really well with that. I need to stay on track there. Here's my plan for this week -

Monday - #2weekchallenge, circuit training, 15 mins elliptical or bike
Tuesday - #2weekchallenge, run
Wednesday - #2weekchallenge
Thursday - #2weekchallenge, circuit training, run
Friday - #2weekchallenge
Saturday/Sunday - #2weekchallenge which is a virtual 5K

I'm really excited about Mamavation TV tonight as we will be discussing on how to use essential oils to clean. I'm trying to change over all my cleaning supplies to natural cleaners rather than harsh chemicals so this will be really interesting to me. Come check it out tonight here.  It starts at 9pm EST.


Friday, May 9, 2014

Weight Gurus Digital Bathroom Scale Review



The wonderful folks over at Weight Gurus have developed a new scale and they asked me to check it out for them. First of all this scale has a neat concept. They have a free app associated with it that you can download to your smartphone. On this app, you set up all your information, and your weightloss goals. Here you can also decide if you want to track your weight or the amount of weight you have lost. I think the coolest part of this app is how you sync the weight entry to your app. Once you have weighed yourself, the scale shows sort of a code, and you take a picture of the code in the app and it automatically syncs.


Another cool thing about this scale is that it allows for there to be 4 separate users on the scale, so you don't have to worry about your family's weight getting mixed up with yours. The scale is modern looking and light weight, and doesn't take up tons of room. The only downfall I see with this scale is that the app encourages you to weigh everyday. That might cause a little discouragement if you are trying to lose weight because we all know how much our weight fluctuates during the week. 

Now, I have some really good news for all my readers. This scale will retail close to $100 in the future, but to launch their awesome new concept, they are offering if for only $29.99 for a limited time only through Amazon. And I have even better news, through the end of May all my awesome readers can get another $5 off if they use the coupon code GURUS021. This scale alone is definitely worth the price, because even the cheapy scales in regular stores are that price, but when you add in the free app to help track your weight loss success makes it an amazing deal. So head on over to their facebook page, and like them and then head over to Amazon and order your scale!!!  

Monday, May 5, 2014

Mamavation Monday - guess who's going to be on Mamavation TV tonight?



Well since I slacked last week (not with my exercise) and didn't give you a recap, I'm going to recap the last 2 weeks for you!!

Monday 4/21- Torch Run (2.36 miles up hill)
Tuesday 4/22 - 6 mile run
Wednesday 4/23 - nothing, Admin Professionals Day
Thursday 4/24 - circuit training, 3.25 mile run
Friday 4/25 - nothing
Saturday 4/26 - football with the kiddos
Sunday 4/27 - rest, boys had a bowling tournament

Monday 4/28 - circuit training, 16 mins elliptical
Tuesday 4/29 - run got rained out :(
Wednesday 4/30 - bowling
Thursday  5/1 - virtual 5k, abs
Friday 5/2 - circuit training, 15 min elliptical
Saturday 5/3 - 1 hr basketball
Sunday 5/4 - 30 mins basketball, bowling

Today, Mamavation starts their #2weekchallenge, and I'm really excited to add that to my training to give me the boost I need. If your'e interested in joining me, sign up here.  Another exciting event...... drumroll please..... I will be on Mamavation TV tonight, chatting about how we can stay motivated, and consistent. I would love if you all came on to support me. I'm a bit nervous LOL :D Here's the link where you can watch and chat with us.