Saturday, December 18, 2010

Mamavation - Week #10

If you ever see this kind of a tweet coming from me, here what it means

"I stuck to the couch and I can't get up. I know I have to workout, but I feel so comfortable, I really do not want to get up".

So if you are around, please take a second and kick my butt.

I have been doing good with shred and would like to invite everybody to join me. See this post for details and the reasons why YOU need shred

I hate spending money. When I realized that the weights I was using were too light (2lb), I got immediately unhappy about a trip for heavier weights. However, before I made it to the store, my hubs and I found a creative solution to our problem - I wrapped my 2 lb wrist weights around my previously used 2 lb free weights and now I have new and improved 4 pounders.

Flashlight moments of the week

1. Even lazy steps can get you there
I do not like pushing myself and some of you can probably relate to that. That means, if I am riding a bicycle and going up the hill, I start getting tired. Instead of closing my eyes and continue pedaling, I look ahead at the 3/4 of incline and stop "There is no way I can make it there" (That's where the "Mind over matter" is supposed to kick in, but my mind's kicking abilities are too weak). I will walk up the same hill every time, because I know I can't make it there.

Since I started doing the shred with my good friend Jillian (and some of you, girls), even with my "I can only do so much" attitude I go further and stronger every time. But the only way to notice that, if you doing it every day. It might not look like much of a progress from day to day, but I feel the difference after doing it half way

2. I only hate my life before I workout
Don't know about you, but for me the longest part of my workout is getting off the chair. During the warm up I still hate my life, and my brain continues to tell me - relax it. "Watcha movie, hava tea. U had a hard week. You deserve it..." And I am very tempted, but if I can get off the couch, I can finish the workout. With sweat comes the desire to make it though the workout. And after that, I feel like a "bad ass"!

3. Don't be sore
You know, when you start working out, you are sore beyond believe and You feel You can't workout, because even the idea of lifting your arm is making you mad and sad at the same time? Guess what - one way to avoid that is to continue working out day after day (unless, of course, you enjoy being in pain)

Keep track of goals
1. shed 10 lbs by the end of January. 9.8 (on 11/28/10) to go from 200 lb on 11/8/10 (start 04/01/10 - 209 lb). I will check my weight next weekend

2. 2-3 gallons of water a day. Trying, but it's hard now. Restroom is too far away. I think I do about 1 litter a day.

3. Stop night snacking. I am doing ok.

However, I have been picking some treats in the lunchroom. Weak, weak me!

For this week
I will continue working through Jillian Michael's DVD every day and will do my best with water intake.

Sista of the week
Lots of hugs to Christi (@ChristiDarty) on becoming a sista of the week. Christi, you rock!
You might know, that I applied for Mamavation Mom Campaign. See my application here and don't forget to tweet Leah

Hey @! I want @ to be the next Mom! She has my support!

If You are on Facebook, go here http://www.facebook.com/mamavation and post the following

Bookieboo, Lena (@elenka29) has my support in becoming the next the Mamavation Mom. She is committed. (Feel free to add something nice)

Oh, and tell you friends to help out too.

Join us for Mamavation TV this Monday. We will be talking about Mind, Body, and Soul with the guest Special Guest: Suzanne Forbes-Vierling, PhD (@tribalenergy4u). Please visit Tribal Energy Cardio to learn how to move your body and mind.

Consider Applying for Campaign 7 Mamavation Mom (15 December to 5 January)

if you want to transform you life and ready to commit

Challenge yourself

P90x in the New Year Discussion

Earth Footwear: "All's Well That Ends Well" Blogging Program

30 day Shred

Biggest Looser challenge with Shelley's group
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  1. Fabulous weights solution! Working out is often about thinking smarter... rather than shelling out more money. Kind of like the Rocky movies where he worked out while improvising the equipment.

    I wish I was Shredding with you gals! My DVD is on the way, but hope some of you will still be doing it after Christmas?

    Have a fabulous week! So glad you applied to be a Mamavation Mom. Hope you have a Happy Holiday season.

  2. I'm amazed by your perseverance, lady!! You're inspiring me!
    It's totally true that if you say you can't get up the hill, it takes the energy out of your body. I say go as far as you can, tell yourself you can do it and see if you make it.

    I love "I only hate my life before I workout" - brilliant!!!

    Just to let you know, I did gain a few pounds after doing the Shred, but it is all muscle. Don't be discouraged if this happens!!

    Supporting you 100% in the Mamavation contest. I wish you could all win!! Just remember, if you don't, there's the MILI and it doesn't mean anything other than there are only 2 spaces.

    Will you be doing the P90X with us?

  3. I think we need to stop buying couches that are so darn comfortable! I get stuck on mine a lot too. Especially this time of year when I just want to hibernate and forget about working out. Kuddos to you on keeping with it and continuing to challenge yourself.

  4. Love that picture of you working your #shred!!! Awesome! A very creative solution.

    I think focusing on water and #shred-ding will get you through the holidays just fine. You're doing great!

  5. Great solution with your weights. Keep up the great work. I love your pure honesty in your posts. I'm sure so many women can relate to how you feel and will be inspired by the choices you make to keep going. Way to go!

  6. getting started is the hardest part for me too so I totally understand! and I'm so impressed with your weight solution! Good luck with the campaign and MERRY Christmas!

  7. I have those same days that I think I am just gonna sit because I have done enough. Sometimes it is hard to get going, but getting it done is always worth it.
    Love the weight fix. Great idea. Good Luck with the campaign

  8. Great job Lena - and I'll keep an eye out for your tweets! Merry Christmas!

  9. You are doing great! I agree completely with @middleagedjock/Greta. I'll have to keep that in mind. I still hate working out.

  10. good luck with your goals and I'm glad you are getting ahead on your fitness and working through the exuses.