Another Monday


I don’t know about the rest of you, but for me, Monday came way too fast. Last week was jammed with running errands, kids activities, my garage sale, working extra shifts, the list could go on and on. Eight months ago I would have said the hell with working out, going to the gym, popping in a workout DVD. Not anymore. Even with the busiest of days/weeks/months I am still determined to make the healthier choices. I WIll get my body to move in a way that is beneficial to my health. I WILL make healthier food choices for me and my family. Did I accomplish this last week…I did still get to the gym 3 days last week. I did not go on Monday or Wednesday due to some heavy landscaping of my front yard. Guess who did the landscaping? Yep, me and my trusty shovel. My boys helped too when it came to spreading out the mulch. It was my makeshift Strength training workout. My food choices could have been a little better but even when eating out we made decisions to eat healthy off the menu.

With all of that, my highlight for the week was convincing my family to take a Family Yoga class with me at our YMCA. We had so much fun. At first I thought there was no way my boys, very active almost 5 year olds, were going to be able to stay focused long enough or quiet long enough. The beauty of the class, they didn’t have to stay quiet. We pretended to e erupting volcanos as a warm up. We became a family of interconnecting trees while doing our tree poses. We were nice cats and mean cats while doing cat stretch, down dogs and up dogs were also included with sound effects. At the end we got to make our own family animal pose for people to guess. We even had a small relaxation session at the end, where we played a “game” to see who could fool the “teacher” into thinking that they were asleep while we “dreamt of our favorite activities to do as a family”. At the end of class the teacher had out yogurt for our healthy snack. I am hoping the Y does another Family Yoga night again soon. My husband and I cannot wait to take the boys again. I have caught them doing yoga poses around the house now to. It is so cute to see them stretch and learn how much fun it is to be active.

This week I am going to continue with my workouts. But I am going to focus more on nutrition. A suitable goal since our Mamavation TV Guest this week is the wonderful Pete Cohen. He is a Life Coach, Health and Fitness Professional with so much personal wisdom that he delvers in a down to earth way. His new adventure is a nutrition program that is individualize to each participant. How cool is that! He goes in depth with vitamins, minerals, nutrients, herbal teas, essential oils, and foods to give you energy and to help you be healthy and as fit as possible. To find out more visit http://www.petecohennutrition.com/ Join us LIVE on Mamavation TV to hear more from Pete himself tonight 9pm CST.

Congrats to our SOTW Joanna of  @way2gomom! She is a fabulous Sista and is there to give motivation a nd support when it is needed most!

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lisa @ljenator
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 03:09:35

    Hehe how cute with the yoga!

    Yard work is a workout in itself. The weather is so nice here this week, I would LOVE to get out in the yard and work!! 🙂

    Have a great week, love!

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  2. Rachel @RachelSteffen
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 03:55:41

    Way to go with your positive attitude! Love it!! 🙂

    I too need to focus on nutrition.

    Have a great week!!

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  3. gretablau
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 07:05:19

    Yay!! It sounds like you’ve totally made exercise a habit. It’s so funny how if I don’t work out for a few days it’s a big deal. I’ve gone months, probably even years in the past without it!

    Love the family yoga! Very cool!

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  4. Shannon
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 09:02:06

    A family Yoga session!! I would love to do something like that with my boys! How awesome!

    You sound like your making all the right choices! Keep it up!

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  5. pauline
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 11:23:04

    i would love to do a family yoga session. how cool is that?

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  6. Shelley
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 04:13:18

    That family Yoga class sounds utterly DIVINE! I need to see if there is anything like that in my area! How fun for you and the kids. Isn’t it great though when you can get your exercise and strength training in by improving your home… I love landscaping the yard but haven’t made the time as of late.

    Good luck this week!

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  7. kia
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 02:11:35

    I love that you and your family enjoyed family yoga. Storytelling and acting like animals with kids yoga is enjoyable for me. I hope you all can keep up the family activity like that.

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  8. Steph (@fitmomintraining)
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 09:25:48

    I love the idea of the Family Yoga. I’m glad they made it fun for your boys (and by extension, you). What a great way to be active together!

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  9. lorrie
    Oct 02, 2010 @ 23:38:51

    good job on getting you family involved with workouts good luck with your weight loss journey

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  10. aiga insurance
    Oct 04, 2010 @ 09:38:35

    Great blog post, I have been after something like that!

    Reply

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