Shelly's Bits and Pieces: #Mamavation Monday

Monday, September 26, 2011

#Mamavation Monday



For over a year now, I have been reading all about the Mamavation ladies and how they are becoming healthier and learning to take control of their lives. There were times when I was jealous of how well they were doing, but at the same time, I was very happy for them. When I turned 45 this month, several things jumped out at me. I am now the age my paternal grandma was when she passed away. She had heart disease, and a massive heart attack took her away from me when I was five. My daughter just turned 13, and I want to be around to enjoy watching her grow up, and I want to be a grandma some day.(At least 15 YEARS down the road)

I have decided to join the ladies of Mamavation, and pledge to getting healthy. This past weekend was not great for me, because we are still moving and I did not take time to cook. Hubby brought home some fast food...however...I have been working my butt off. I am going to the grocery store when my mom gets here in the morning, and purchasing some healthy food to cook! Fast food is out, and this mom is pledging to become a lean, mean, healthy machine!!

12 comments :

MNMSpecial said...

Oh! I'm so excited to see you pledge!! Happy belated birthday and good luck with the move. Moving makes eating healthy a challenge. As you settle in it will get easier.
Kudos on working your backside off. That's always a tough one for me, especially with my back now.
You have a great motivator. I know you can do it! Please feel free to tweet me or stop by my blog. If you need comment love please let me know. I'm the comment warrior cheer team leader for mamavation.

Carter Family said...

I am so very excited that you joined the Sistahood. Before you know it this numbers will be shedding down before you know it. You'll always have your ups and downs it's a roller coaster ride but as long you keeping plugging in the skills you learned youll get the hang of it :) reach out anytime you need anything

Faby A said...

Happy Early Bday! Losing weight is hard to do, but with determination you certainly can do it. I know how you feel when you have not time fast food is the first thing available. Stay motivated and plan ahead that is what i have been doing so far. Good luck have a great week.

smallworldbiggirl said...

Woooooooooooooohooooooooooooooo!!!!!!! LOVE that you're pledging! :)
Happy birthday!!!!!
You're definitely going to have ups and downs, but you'll be a lean, mean, healthy machine in no time! Next birthday, you'll be a year older than your grandma, spending another year with your daughter and can see how far you've come!
Have an awesome week!

Marie "aka Shorty" said...

Happy Belated Bday.. Congrats on pledging to be a sista. I was in the same boat you are in i also want to live to see my kids grow up. I too got a wake up call this month when one of my relatives past away. I realized i need to get a hold of my life and steer it the way i want it to go. I want to be here till the end. Keep it up you can do it. Have a great rest of the week. :)

Owen's Mom said...

Woo-hoo! Glad to have you join in on the fun and pledge. And happy belated birthday!

Focussing on your health sounds like a great gift to give your family as well as yourself. You are in great company and there are always people to connect with if you have questions, need support or just want to chat. See ya around! (@notimeMom)

Aries Mommy said...

Yeah!!! I am very happy that you are pledging to be in the sistahood!! Happy belated birthday! If you need anything please reach out, we are all here for you. @Aries_Mommy

Shelley (@momma_oz) said...

So excited to see you pledge - from one Shelley to another :) WELCOME! If you need info on how pledging works, please feel free to let me know. I'm @momma_oz on twitter and am happy to help :)

@AndreaEmilien said...

Another Sista excited about your pledge. It might be the best thing I have ever done. :) Happy Belated Birthday!!! (@AndreaEmilien on twitter).

Turning the Clock Back said...

Hi there! Visiting from the BFPR Alexa group and am following you on FB! Have a great day!

Diane
www.turning-the-clock-back.blogspot.com

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Marie "aka Shorty" said...

Happy Belated Birthday. Very Excited that you are pledging. Need anything let us know! :) Have a great week