This week was hot, hot, HOT! Luckily, my son is loving the pool so we've been outside enjoying it a lot. Well, when I say enjoying I mean he wants me to run around in circles to create a current he can ride around on! :) This is incredibly good exercise for me, especially since I'm just starting to exercise again. You don't want to go overboard when you're just starting out - I've learned that the hard way in the past! I'm attempting to cut out pop/soda but I'm finding it very hard! I didn't do well on that this past week. :( But I did do a lot better on eating - I've been eating less and better. I've been eating salads for lunch and smaller portions at my other meals.
My goals for this coming week are to drink more (water, that is!) and to move around & sleep more. Sounds like a oxymoron, doesn't it? It makes sense, believe me...
I'm committing to drink at least six - eight glasses of water a day. If I want something sweet, I'm going to drink lemonade. I'm also committing to exercise and stay active every day. This past week in addition to the pool time, I've tried to be more active and to not stay sitting for too long. I'm easily distracted by the computer, TV, etc. so this week I'm going to focus on trying to not mess with them until my housework and exercise are done. I also need to commit to get more sleep. My schedule has been funky ever since I had my daughter and having a regular, normal sleeping schedule would help me to be healthier and happier.
My goals for the future are to be healthier and to (eventually) weigh 160 pounds. The weight seems like such a far off goal but I know with time I can accomplish it. Losing weight will not only make me feel better and help me live longer but it will be beneficial to the health problems I have or have had. I have mitral valve prolapse (which you can read more about here) and any weight I lose helps my heart. I also want to have more children in the future and if I lost weight, it would help me to be healthier for future pregnancies.
As for my stats, I'm 5'7 and I weigh 232.4. My BMI is 36.3 and it makes me cringe. I bought a scale this past week (since the one we had was cruddy) so I can keep track of my weight changes. I know we have a pedometer somewhere around here but I've been unable to find it so far.
I would appreciate it greatly if you kept tweeting and supporting me to be the next Mamavation Mom. Thank you SO much for all your tweets so far! It is incredibly encouraging for me to see all that support on a daily basis - it helps me stick to my goals! :) Here's the schedule for Mamavation, if you're interested:
Applications will be accepted from June 21st to 30th. 5 Finalists appear on July 5th. Voting for the top two Mamavation Moms will be from July 5th to 12th. The winners will be announced during the Twitter Launch Party on July 12th from 5 - 7pm PST / 8 - 10pm EST. Mamavation Campaign #5 will be from July 12th to August 27th.
If you'd like to support me, you can comment on/like my YouTube application video or by tweeting this on Twitter however many times you want:
Hey @bookieboo! I want @mrsaddison to be the next #Mamavation Mom. She has my support! http://bit.ly/zqUxa
Also, some other notes & fun things:MAMAVATION TV: Join us Monday night at 7pm PST/10pm EST on Mingle Media TV. I'm planning on being there to answer any questions you may have about me! :)
SISTA OF THE WEEK: Congratulations to Jessica Bolin, @all_about_savin for being the Sista of the Week! You deserve it! :)
MORE ABOUT MAMAVATION: To see my application to Mamavation, go here. I also wrote another post talking about why I want to be a Mamavation Mom, which you can read here.
And lastly, even if I am not chosen to be a Mamavation Mom, I just wanted to note that I'm still going to be making Mamavation Monday posts and that I'm going to be in Earth Footwear's Move It and Lose It Challenge.