Monday, November 1, 2010

Ready for some Mamavation!!

Huh mamavation? Yes – mamavation! I believe I’ve stumbled upon a gold mine! Mamavation is a “Mamavation™ is an online docudrama and weight loss support group for moms in social media.” It’s a word I’ve added to my dictionary, and a word I suggest adding to yours!

I’m pledging my dedication to this wonderful movement by posting my first Monday mamavation post! Woo-Hoo. I’m excited about this journey and even more excited to connect with other moms who are dedicated to losing weight and getting healthy! There is strength in numbers!

Why weight loss? Why now? Well, I’m tired of putting it off, tried of coming up with excuses, and tired of being unhappy with my body appearance. The last 2 years have been tough for me mentally, emotionally, and physically. Many factors have lead to putting on a couple pounds, but the major ones being a lack of sleep and severe stress and anxiety. I learned a couple years back that I had sleep apnea, and was floored, because at that time I was thinner than what I am now and thought that only older obese people were to get it. But I was wrong. I have a mild (which feels like severe) case of sleep apnea, and I never sleep through the night. Stinks!!!! So a major part of jumping on the mamavation boat is to drop some lbs and kick this sleep apnea to the curb because it has severely ruined my life!! In addition I’m a full time working mom, full time student, and single mom! I hardly have a minute to sit down and breathe! My days are long and rushed and stressed, and eating healthy most of the time is not on my list of priorities. Which has caused me to go to the most convenient food..which is almost always the unhealthiest.

So, here I come mamavation! Looking forward to losing weight, getting healthy, and becoming more active!! I’m not going to reveal how much I weigh...yet, but will keep you updated on my progress. There is no better time than the present and I’m looking forward to recommitting to my health and wellness!

Weekly Goals:

My goals this week, just starting out, is to exercise at least twice for 30 minutes. On top of that I am going to try to eat healthier snacks and DRINK MORE WATER!

Are you also on a weight loss journey? Share your story! Also if you have any tips or yummy healthy recipes, send them my way!!

Tweet me: YoungFabMama ... I'm forever tweeting about mamavation!!


  1. Welcome to Mamavation! :) Best of luck! You're going to do great.

  2. Awesome! Sounds like you are ready to get some Mamavation! :) We are always here for ya, just tweet us if you need anything at all! Even if it is just for a word of support or encouragement!

    Kimberly @christlikemommy

  3. welcome and good luck on making this monumental decision, the sistas are awesome and they support each other as Sister of the week I thank you for posting your post and good luck with your goals those are easy accomplishable goals

    also tonight is our show on migletv at 10 pm est its a time we get together and listen to leah talk and see our SOTW and our mamavation moms updates plus a special guest


  4. Welcome and good luck with Mamavation. I look forward to seeing you enact a trail of baby steps.

  5. Welcome! Way to go with the goal setting, that's big. I hope this journey will help restore some sleep for you, that is a rough thing to deal with. Good Luck, can't wait to see more.

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  7. Welcome to Mamavation!

    Baby steps is the way to go... it can get overwhelming sometimes, but just keep going with the baby steps.

    Check in with us and let us know how you are doing with you goals!

    looking forward to getting to know you more!

  8. Welcome and Good luck. Rebecca is so right on baby steps. One foot at a time. And here you find support you never had before

  9. Congrats on joining! I just signed up this week too. More sleep is key, especially as a single parent.

  10. Hi there I'm a new single mom and I know it will be hard for me a long the way so I am browsing the web for some good blogs and I find your blog very interesting and helpful to be a good mother. Bookmarking your blog now. Thanks!

  11. Welcome to Mamavation! You will find a whole heap of support here!

    Your goals are fantastic. Small steps are so much easier to succeed at. IF you try to do too much at once, you'll be overwhelmed and burn out.

    So looking forward to getting to know you!


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