superdumb supervillain: Mamavation Monday

Monday, December 31, 2012

Mamavation Monday

It's the last day of 2012 and also the last paid session I had with my awesome personal trainer, Joe. My stepfather bought me weekly sessions as a Mother's Day present last year and it's been probably the best gift I've ever received. I've never enjoyed exercise, even as a kid, and Joe manages to make me laugh and work hard even while I'm silently cursing him. See, I absolutely abhor sweating and working out in public– two major obstacles that I've allowed to let me get increasingly more sedentary since childhood. I've always been content to sit in a corner with a book and now I have an iPad to keep me occupied… but I also have two kids whom I'd like to set a better example for, so I have really made an effort to be consistent with working out. The accountability of a personal trainer is remarkable and Joe knows how to press my buttons to ensure productivity. Threatening to make me run laps or do all my cardio on the stairmaster, for example. Ouch.

Anyway, I can't afford to pay for sessions anymore so I need to make sure I'm putting in the hours. Joe is still there for moral support but I don't want to bug him too much. I also don't want to let him down- we've made a lot of progress in my strength and endurance over the past few months. I haven't lost much weight; I think that's the next step. My body is tighter and less jiggly but now I need to make smarter food choices and up the cardio. I need a team and so I'm reaching out to my blogger buddies in the Mamavation Sistahood for support as I try to put my best foot forward in 2013. Yeah, stepping through the heel as I lunge, Joe…


What are your fitness and health goals for the new year?






18 comments:

  1. He gave you the basics and now you can use them on your own. Keep it up! Yay!

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  2. Sounds like you have an awesome foundation started! The Mamavation girls are awesome at offering support, and the challenges are a great way to switch up your workouts so you don't get bored. I think you'll love it! Looking forward to getting to know you! @way2gomom

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  3. now that you know what to do you can do this on your own!! I never had the money for a trainer and had to use online tools, bloggers and groups for the support. I look forward to following your journey. You can do this!!!

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  4. He gave you what you need to keep going.... you can do this!!!

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  5. I'm working on running a 5K this year!

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  6. What an AWESOME gift to get! Way to keep up what he has taught you! Can't wait to learn more about you each week! Welcome to Mamavation!

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  7. My biggest goal that I don't ever write or admit to in public because I'm afraid of failure is to beat diabetes, so I don't need to rely on drugs to keep my blood sugars under control. I've got to be eating super clean and working my butt off in the gym to make it happen.

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  8. So glad to have you join us! I think you'll like it here. :) Good luck in 2013!

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  9. Thanks, everyone, for the warm welcome into the Mamavation Sistahood! I'm looking forward to working together to achieve our goals this year.

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  10. I'm with you on this. I tend to shy away from the resolutions because I always break them, but usually I eat better after the holidays so my body can recover from all the fat and sugar. I'd like to be more active this year, just walking and doing yoga again.

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  11. Excited to be a new part of the sistahood as well! What a cool gift to get, and I know you can stick with it even without the trainer. All the Mamavation girls are here to cheer you on!

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  12. I have goals this year like no other goals that I have ever set. The biggest goal is to lose an additional 60 pounds on top of the 59 I lost last year. I have this crazy ambition that I want to be able to run. I have never been able to go for a run, I am not the most coordinated person but that is a goal for this year. I have been working on changing our eating habits since last April so my goal for that is to continue to improve that also. Three goals that I hope that I don't fail at.

    What a great thing to have had a personal trainer for what time you did. You must have learned some great info that you can use. What a great gift to give someone. Keep up the good work!

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  13. Hi! I just joined Mamavation, too. Couldn't help to notice you are currently in my old stopping grounds. I miss the YMCA's there so much it is crazy!! It sounds like you have a great base and I bet you are going to keep on doing great! Looking forward to taking the challenge on with you.

    Love your blog design.

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  14. Good luck as you go forward with Mamavation

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  15. A personal trainer - that would be nice! Good luck - you can keep it up :)

    P.S. the clowns freak me out.

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  16. You can totally do it! Do it for you because you deserve for that success to continue.....AND because tighter is always better than jiggly.

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  17. Welcome to the sisterhood! I think that is a great mothers day gift....maybe I will ask my hubby for that for mothers day this year. What an awesome idea. I am also knew to the group and am so excited to get to know everyone

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