This past week has been interesting. I have been eating way better and have increased my running. But I also gained some help not only from the mamavation team…. My son age 11 has committed himself to me. He is a competitive swimmer, something that I have always encouraged because with health issues that run in our family diabetes and psoriatic arthritis .One of my biggest gifts to give him is a love of Physical activity of a life long sport like swimming. Right now, he is taking a beak from his beloved sport for spring after 3 year straight of swimming (he normally swims over 100 laps a night). Telling me “Mom I want to swim this summer and back in the fall because I want the 5 year plaque.” (swimming will continue)
My son is a great trainer pushing me and he wants to walk/run with me. It is a challenge for him also even though he does dry land with swimming, they run around the track once. So my son is jogging with me around the block.. which this week is the big block 2 + miles. We do a run walk combo. He also told me he wants to do the 5K with me in June.
But the biggest surprise came last night. My husband was joking with my son and asked him if he wanted to walk home. He said yes, I joined him we walked 3 + miles home from the restaurant. We left while my daughter was in the restroom. Once I returned home my husband told me our daughter age 7 was very upset. Basically she threw down at the restaurant because she wanted to walk with us.
I said to my husbands “She would have never made it, She was exhausted” he agreed..but she was not having any of that..
She cried “I wanted to go”
She has been asking since I started. running, But I thought it was too far for her little legs.
She then told me “Mommy I have been training at school. I walk every second recess around the big circle (large playground) .. since you started running in the winter.”
Crush my heart she has been running since January.. she never told me. She just kept saying she could do it. I walk/run in the morning while they are at school normally, so I never gave it a thought. She wants to do what I do and be with me. Bless her heart and I will be a better Mom.
The little voices in my life needed to be heard.. and my new good habits are rubbing off.
I am getting a great sense of clarity on what is import. I am loving the quality time with my son (soon with my daughter) I am getting on these walks. They are eating better already!!
- Monday 16th- walked and did Mamavation hazing
- Tuesday 17th -walked/ran 1.5 miles with club and did the hazing
- Wednesday 18th- walked/ran 2 miles did hazing
- Thursday 19th- walked/ran 2 miles did both hazings
- Friday 20th walked/ran 2 miles did both hazings
- Saturday 21st walked/ran with club 1.75 miles, walked 2 miles at zoo, walked 3 miles home from restaurant did hazing and took two ibuprofen, fell asleep with my daughter.
I got better with my food middle to the end of the week. I am taking the process seriously. It is very grueling to be the next Mamavation Mom. Wish me luck I hope I am chosen to be a finalist announced tomorrow night.
Feeling- Great more energy and know everything is fitting better
I am a Finalist… Please vote for me BABYPOP!!
Update: 4/30- I did not win Mamavation Mom but I will still continue the battle for a healthy life.