Sunday, November 28, 2010

Mamavation Monday

I just the Mamavation Sisterhood at the craziest point in my life to date. Work is insane, we are trying to get our house on the market immediately, we are traveling, taking care of a 14 month old, and trying to plan for the upcoming move out of state. We have been eating crap and not working out. Today on my four hour drive I listened to several podcasts including a few of Pete Cohens and the one where he interviewed Leah. Doing so inspired me to get serious and make steps in the right direction and to put my health as a priority. Several things that were said inspired me - but what makes the most sense is when Leah said she started her weight loss/get healthy lifestyle by trying to lose 5 lbs. That is such a manageable number; not overwhelming. Even right now in this crazy time, I am going to take a deep breath and try to keep things in perspective -
- I need to be healthy and make healthy choices no matter how busy things are.
- Until we get the house on the market, I need to eek out at least 30 minutes a day to exercise. Not only do I need it physically, I also need it for stress relief.
- I need to stock the house up with healthy foods. Fresh fruits and vegetables and meals that can be prepared super fast and easy, but are healthy!
- I need to remember that while I do not have control of so much in my life right now, I do have control of what goes into my body.
-I will not get overwhelmed, but focus on my goal of losing 5 lbs.

I am joining some of the other Mamavation Moms in doing Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, it starts tomorrow and I am excited! It is a workout I can do from home and is only 30ish minutes, so I have no excuses!

Hope to join Mamavation TV to see what Dr. Lynn has to say about sex ;)


  1. Hey Erin, hanging there.
    Life happens, but I love that you are staying proactive. As long as you continue to write and read, You are in the loop. Cheering for your decision to start a 30 day shred. Just remember breathing. Will check on you later. XOXO

  2. We have moved 13 or 14 times now in 10 years. Most of which I am pregnant or have a baby and or toddler. It is hard to get everything done that you think you can, but you are right set small goals that are manageable so you can stay on top of it all. Good Luck with the move out of state. I feel for you.

  3. Leah said she lost all 170 pounds by losing 5 pounds at a time.

    Have a great week

  4. 5 pounds at a time is a great plan. And boy did you ever hit the nail on the head about exercise and stress! You can do this!

  5. yep, life happens. We all get stressed(queen of stress right now is me) but we can get through this. We have each other to lean on! Im glad Pete and Leah inspired you! keep rocking it!

  6. love the 5lbs at a time plan! and having healthy food in the house that can be thrown together in a hurry has been my saving grace!

    Life happens, but you have a plan to keep it as sane as possible! Proud of you!