Nine More Months: Mamavation Monday 1/17/10

Monday, January 17, 2011

Mamavation Monday 1/17/10

It has been such a busy week! Last week I found out that I will be one of two moms participating in the Los Angeles Mamavation campaign. I am so incredibly excited to be working so closely with Leah and to be able to document my journey. Not only will I be able to inspire and motivate other moms, but I will also have something to hold onto and look back on to hopefully motivate myself further down the road.

I struggled this week due to the stress of planning a two year old's birthday party. Let me just throw this out there. I'm a horrible planner. I'm the queen of doing things at the very last minute. Between 5pm on Friday and 4pm on Saturday I managed to throw an entire party together. I don't think Party City was pleased with my last minute balloon order Saturday afternoon, but they came through for me!

I am also up in weight this week. I don't think it's from the party, because I was too busy running around like a decapitated chicken to shove all the food in my face. Instead, I'm blaming it on my monthly visitor. Because seriously, if you can't blame things on your period, then what good is it for?

I talked to my boss at work tonight and told her about what I would be doing next week, and I wanted to let her know that I would be less available for while. (It's off season right now so not a big deal.) She was so excited that she told me she was going to lose 2.5 pounds a week with me for 6 weeks (She's already in pretty good shape!) and she wants me to come in to the store every week and share my loss! (I only live right down the street, thankfully.) How cool is that? It's really great to have a supportive boss.

Tomorrow is going to be a big day! It's Martin Luther King Day, which is totally awesome. Hubby and Mason have the day off work and school and we're heading up to Los Angeles in the morning. Our plan is to spend the morning in Griffith Park, and then in the afternoon I'm heading up even further to have a meeting with Leah! Woo hoo! After that it's straight home for the Twitter party to find out who my other two Mamavation partners in crime are going to be! And after that I get to chat with the wonderful Alysa (@inspiredRD) about my nutrition plan.

I'm full of nervousness and excitedness and tiredness and all kinds of other things. Thank you thank you thank you to everyone for all of your continued support! I could not have gotten this far without you and I definitely will not be able to survive this campaign without you all as well. Good luck to all of the finalists!

Finalists: remember tomorrow night that whether you win or lose, you have already made a huge commitment to yourself and have taken a big step in the right direction. You can and will succeed as a Mamavation Mom or not. I will be here to support you guys and cheer you on and I am going to be making myself as available as possible for questions, concerns, or if you just want to vent. I wish you all the best of luck and I will see you tomorrow at the Twitter party!


Owen's Mom said...

Congrats again! I cant wait to see your through the next 7 weeks.

I am not a planner either and I stress out over parties. Hope all went smoothly. I am amazed by your planning skills. Yeah, busy mamas rarely have time to give into temptations during b-day parties... let alone get bathroom breaks!

Do you know you workout schedule yet? I am so curious about what the Mamavation Moms will be up to.
Have a great week and look forward to dumping the bloat. :)

Edie Mindell said...

Wow, congrats girl!! Anyways, like you, I'm a horrible event planner also especially when it comes to birthdays of my family. I usually end up having to beg my mom or sister to help me with the planning.:-)

Erin Patrick said...

Congrats on being one of the LA moms! That is awesome, I look forward to reading about your successes!
That is awesome you have such a supportive boss.
Have a great week!

elenka29 said...

Dude, You are crazy! LOL
I can't do anything last minute - I am huge planner. I will spend 2 weeks working on the pack with us list before going on vacation, and will pack the bags within 15 minutes on the last day. Otherwise, I get too stressed.

You're amazing and I can't wait to see you on the big screen. We're all in this together.


MrsFatass said...

Yay you! CONGRATS on being an LA Mom! How very exciting. Give Leah a "Hello Darling" from me!

Kristina P. said...

Clearly, great things are happening!

Shelley said...

this first week is so exciting - getting everything in order and lined up... You are gonna ROCK being a Mamavation Mom! I'm so excited to follow your journey!

Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader said...

Yay! Congrats on being the LA Mamavation mom! It sounds like you have a fantastic boss - so cool! I can't wait to follow your progress.

Have a great week!

MommaYoung @thebabysteppers said...

Congrats on being a LA Mom. You ARE going to do great.

I blame my TOM as well. That is all they are good for.

Crocheted Little Things said...

Congrats of being a LA mom!!
I totally agree on blaming on TOM! It seems to me that I gain one full size when it's around lol

Thank you so much for commenting on my blog :)

Balloons said...

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lorrie said...

congradulations on being chosen i wish you lots of success with the campaign and thats awesome that your boss supports you in all this

gretablau said...

Totally agree on what you said about the win/lose in Mamavation Mom campaign.

So excited for you! Really cool about your boss too! What kind of place do you work in?

Looking forward to following your awesome progress!

@PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman said...

You tell Aunt Flo to just get lost! rofl.....none of us escape her and her baggage of obnoxious goodies! lol - Good luck this coming week.