Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Mamavation Monday!!

This weekend was a fun-filled, last-minute adventure for us as we embarked on our first camping trip as a family. We roughed it in a tent with no sleeping bags and no padding. Just blankets and pillows and the not so soft ground! My hips are going to hate me forever and I have a touch of a cold now. It was freezing cold overnight and I just stayed too cold for too long. Every time that happens, I get sick!! We went for just one night and have vowed that we will never do it again without a blow-up matttress, at least!! Today we walked all over Solvang for about half the day, then made the long trek home. We had a late lunch at Andersen's because you can't go through Buellton and not have their famous split pea soup!!

So, this last week, I have really been watching more closely what I eat and my portion sizes. I have been incorporating more fruits and veggies with each meal. I have not exercised this last week and I still lost four pounds. I intend to workout this week when I take my boys to the YMCA for their sports classes. Hopefully, I'll see better results this week! I plan on doing an extra Burn It workout since I was gone today too. My six year old loves being my coach so I'll have to give him my workout sheet and let him crack the whip over me!! He really holds me accountable when I ask him to!!!

Mamavation has changed so much that I am completely lost on the website now. I'm sure I'll get used to it but I didn't find the Blogging Carnival stuff tonight or the blog I used to use on the old site. Maybe we can't blog directly on Mamavation anymore but I'll have to do some more in-depth snooping around.  Next week, I hope to have everything figured out and posted with all the Blogging Carnival information included.....if I can ever find it!

 Hope all you Mamavation Sistahs and Moms all had a lovely weekend :)

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  1. We camped a lot as a family when I was growing up and we loved it. I haven't been camping in many years. My husband's idea of camping is with an RV or at least a camper. We would never have done what you did!

    I have hosted indoor campouts for our children though and they love it.

    Congratulations on the 4lb weight loss, without exercising! Impressive. Keep up the good work! We can do this!

  2. So funny, my daughter loves coaching me and it is cute. Welcome back and take it one step at a time

  3. Awesome job on the weight loss!!! I hope you aren't getting sick :(

  4. Welcome to Mamavation! I am @ShannonMSander if you have any questions please let me know.

  5. hugs for your body at your camping adventure hope your weekend goes great