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Only its Sunday night lol!
If you have read my post here then you know that I have put myself out there and applied to be one of the next Mamavation Moms. As part of Mamavation you can pledge to the Mamavation Sistahood. The Sistahood is a group of women who are learning healthy living ( and that's what I am trying to do). The Sistahood is all about support and they are the backbone of the Mamavation campaign. No matter if I get a Mamavation Mom spot this time around or not I want to support all the ladies who are like me and are committing to a new, healthy lifestyle.
In part of pledging to be part of the Sistahood, the Sistas are supposed to do weekly posts on the successes and challenges we each had in living a healthy lifestyle. These posts are called Mamavation Monday posts. This is my first of many to come...
As you can see in my Mamavation application I don't like the person I have become. Not just because I don't look like the woman I was 6 years ago but I don't feel like her either. I don't take my boys swimming because I dont want to be out in a swim suit. I don't always choose the healthiest snacks/ meals for my family. If my boys grow up thinking they can eat whatever they want and just sit around on the computer or watching tv or playing video games they could end up being one of the future contestants on The Biggest Loser in need of losing 100s of lbs. I don't want that. I want them to know that they need to eat healthy foods most of them time and know that playing outside is better for them than sitting at the tv. I know what I need to do and that I need to do this for more than just me.
I went grocery shopping today. I bought low fat yogurts, grapes, no sugar added peaches, pineapples, Boca Burgers, fat free milk, light apple juice, fat free cheeses, fat free hotdogs, lean hamburger (to make chili in the crockpot!), a couple boxes Weight Watchers muffins (3 pts per muffin), Special K cereal, egg substitute, sweet potatoes instead of our usual idaho potatoes. Thats just to name a few. I felt good knowing I didn't buy anymore Little Debbies snack cakes or other junk food.
I would say this past week was more of a success than a challenge. I did have some challenging moments though, there's no denying that. We had pizza for dinner last night after Baby B's birthday party. We had waited so long to eat dinner I was starving by the time Daddy B came back with the pizza. I ended up eating 5 slices of Domino's pizza. 3 sausage and 2 hamburger. I felt like I could have ate more but didn't. I was watching Little B and he ate 4 slices of pizza (he sat beside me at the table). He just kept eating slice after slice. I got to wondering if he was eating b/c he was hungry or b/c he wanted to be like mommy you know? I need to make healthier choices in my life b/c it not only helps me but it will help my children too. I want to be part of the Sistahood so I know I'm not alone on this journey. I don't do well alone. I get discouraged easily. I'm a great motivator for others just usually not myself. I can always do my best to help others but rarely ever do to help myself but that changes now. I need this and I want this! I'm looking forward to another healthy living week. Bring it on!
If you'd like to show a little comment luv and support then post this tweet on twitter: Hey @bookieboo! I want @ThriftyMamaB to be the next #Mamavation Mom. She has my support!
Tweeting is just you showing me support. Voting of the 5 finalists isn't until 1/14. Hopefully I can make the cut! 🙂 You can come visit Mamavation tomorrow night on MomTV.