Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Help Me Become a Mamavation Mom!

Its game time: I want to become the next Mamavation Mom.

On December 15th I applied to become the next Mamavation Mom. Why? I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired of my weight and living an unhealthy lifestyle. I’m tired of struggling with sleep apnea and not sleeping. I’m tired of not being comfortable in my own skin. You can read more about why I want to be the next Mamavation Mom HERE.

There are quite a few steps in the whole Mamavation Mom process:

1) Record video, share on Youtube and on blog DONE
2) Complete online application DONE
3) Gain support! Encourage supporters to publicly [via twitter/facebook] support me to become the next Mamavation Mom DONE
4) Help @bookieboo [the woman behind Mamavation] narrow down finalists, by commenting HERE on why I should be chosen as the next Mamavation Mom.

We are currently in the 4th stage of the Mamavation Mom process. Finalists will be chosen by bookieboo on January 5th and the finalists that she handpicks will then go to round two–the voting week starting January 10th. Two of the five finalists win the title of Mamavation Mom and start the bootcamp as everyone watches on January 17th.

Including myself there are 9 applicants applying to become the next Mamavation Mom for Campaign 7.
I am the only single mom. And I am seemingly the only one of color.
And I have to admit, I feel like the underdog for many reasons. But, I’m not going to let that stop me. I am determined and motivated to lose weight and begin living a healthy lifestyle, and would love the opportunity to be supported by the Mamavation crew by becoming a Mamavation Mom.

I want to be chosen as the next Mamavation Mom and show other moms and single moms that WE can achieve our goals if we reevaluate our goals and have a support system.

I WILL achieve because I BELIEVE.

“You can’t hire someone else to do your push-ups for you”
-Jil Rohn [philosopher]

I know that this journey is going to be tough, and as a Mamavation Mom for 7 weeks I will have to be extremely dedicated and will be held accountable. This isn’t a game. This is serious. My health and life are in jeopardy and this is why I need to become the next Mamavation Mom. There are a lot of negative devastating side affects that come along with not treating sleep apnea. They include daytime sleepiness, fatigue, congestive heart failure, low blood oxygen, and memory loss. Scary stuff.

No one else can change my life besides me. I have to be 100% responsible for the quality of life that I lead. I cannot blame lack of time or sleepiness or a needy child for getting in the way of exercising or eating healthy. I’ve taken responsibility and now ready for action. I’m ready to kick some ass and show this fat whose boss!!

The fire within me has been reignited. I am ready to change my life, and hope you will support me on my journey.

“It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined”
-Henry James [author]

Please head over to Mamavation and tell bookieboo that you believe I would be a great Mamavation mom. Please use my twitter handle @YoungFabMama

Below is my YouTube video application:

And please keep the support going on Twitter by tweeting:

“Hey @bookieboo! I want (@YoungFabMama) to be the next #Mamavation Mom. She has my support!

Thank you for all who have supported me, it means a great deal to know that I have people in my corner rooting for me.


  1. Well, you already know that you have my support in becoming the next Mamavation Mom!!!

  2. I'll definitely head over there & nominate you! I haven't been following you for long, but from a few blog posts I've seen, you've been very motivated & dedicated.

    You can do it!

  3. Ps. Congrats on graduating soon. Go you!!! Full time everything! Go girl! Random- your mic is on point too. Lol. Sounds so great.

    Ps. to that Ps. You would make a great motivational speaker.
    (Sorry for the random commentary, I was commenting as I was watching your video).

  4. All the best to your efforts. I'm a fairly new reader, but you seem like you deserve the opportunity. I don't do twitter, but I'll head over to that site and nominate you right now!

  5. Girl, you may feel like the underdog, but I feel like those are the things that make you wonderful. And sets you apart from the rest. I support you 100%. And I will gladly shout it through the rooftops!

  6. Thanks gals :) Your support encourages and motivates me to go forward, so thank you!

    @YUMMama - You Rock!
    @Ashley - Thank you for supporting me! I love your blog and have loved getting to know you, and hope we can get to know each other more in 2011! Congrats to you for graduating! YOU DID IT! Only big things ahead for you in 2011!
    You know, I've had the pleasure to sitin on a couple motivational speakers and I've been so completely moved, that I definitely want to be one, just dont know how, and I need to gain more confidence in myself! Thank you for your enthusiastic support!!
    @Mrstdj- Thank you for your support!!
    @Alicia - What can I say? Youve supported me since day 1 and I am so grateful!

  7. I tweeted and I'm your newest follower on GFC! :)

    Single Mom Says


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