So Friday I said I would be posting my application to become the next Mamavation Mom...well here it is.
It was kind of hard, as I hate public speaking..I remember standing up in college and totally freezing in front of about 1000 people, yikes! I guess I also talk more than I realized, and had to edit it to cut out about half of what I said to keep it around 4minutes.
So as I say on the video...even though I have lost 50lbs I still would really love to be the next Mamavation Mom. According to my height I probably should still lose at least 40lbs. For this next couple months I am setting a goal, whether I become the Mamavation Mom or not, to lose 20lbs by June! I am ready to get serious!!! I would love all your support!
Please follow me on twitter @colleen_mouse and show your support by tweeting:
"Hey @bookieboo I want @colleen_mouse to be the next #Mamavation Mom. She has my support!"
My struggles this week have been with food.....I have wanted sweets like icecream and given in a bit too much. So my goal for this week is to have some willpower and not give into temptation...I made a frozen fruit snack with some pomegranate and lime juice and if I am getting a sweet tooth a little of that will have to do!
My successes this week have been exercising. Last week I started the 6 week challenge with my EA Sports Active More Workouts. I have also done some walking and even some running uphill pushing a stroller! My goal is to continue doing both of these this week.
Down almost a pound this week!
Total loss since 1/09 52.5lbs
(short term goal 165 by 5/1)
I also wanted to share a little about my kids, who are my inspiration to lose weight an get healthy. A couple years ago I threw my back out, and I was lucky at that time because my daughter was almost 20lbs lighter and could crawl and stand with help. Then just a few months later she started having bad seizures and was hospitalized for a couple months. She lost all her ability to sit, crawl, stand and eat. She put on some weight from not moving around and different tube feedings. Today I have to lift her to do all the things she used to do. Spring is here and summer is coming and we love to go outside. I would love to be fit to lift her into her swing and later this summer hold her in our swimming pool. I have to be fit and not throw my back out, because I just wouldnt know what to do if I did! Here is a little of her:
My son is just a busy body and loves action....climbing, jumping, running...you name it. He is my biggest cheerleader, and my workout buddy: