From Weight-Loss to Running; Fitness Journey of a Busy Mama to 3

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hello, August!!

Talk about getting busy!! The other day a FB Friend, liked a page which reminded me to search for the local group of  "Moms Run this Town". WHOOHOO!! A few weeks ago, I saw a post on their FB page mentioning it, and I remember coming across it on Easy as that; Like & Join!! An awesome support system and I look forward to becoming more active with. I joined the Running Group (If your LOCAL join in: & Weight Loss Support Group.
{Side Note: Once school starts, I'll resume the "Bootcamp", I'm READY to get back out there with other Mama's for Fitness & Playdate Fun!!}

Perfect Timing because I kind of hit a wall with my fitness journey, starting birth control a few months ago, not only made me miserable, it packed on about 10 lbs. I know I helped in that process with minimum workouts and eating crazily. I stopped as soon as husband went underway. No change, my foot pain, had me take it easy on my intense workouts, which lead to almost days of no routine. SO, I'm taking my back my RUNNING Routine (pacing myself, still working with the foot pain) and starting a few Fitness Challenges!! The Weight Loss Support Group: Moms Run This Town (found here: have a Lean and Mean Challenge for August. It's focusing on inches not pounds; whew, less stressful, right?! 

  • Running
  • Spinning
  • Les Mills Pump; Strength [weight] Training
  • Kettlebell Routine; Strength [weight] Training
  • The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans, Gold Medal Ass August Challenge (found here: Print it and do it. I love that it has BURPEES & SQUATS, yes, I love the BURN it gives!!!
  • Healthy Eating (Clean [like] Eating)
  • No SODA, limit caffeines like coffee, energy drinks (It's a BAD habit, I know!)

So, there you have it!! I have 13 lbs to lose, not losing it all this month, I actually have a deployment ahead to have fun with. Starting Weight is 160 lbs (I was at my lightest Mid-Feb 147). 

DAY 1; already started with 20 Pump Challenge (20lbs on the bar) & Gold Medal Ass Challenge (10 Squats, 30s Burpees, 15s Wall Sit), Next up, heading outdoors with girls, walk/jog/run while enjoying this fabulous weather!! 

"Don't wait to for inspiration to find you; BECOME IT!!"


  1. Yay for new friends and new blogs to follow! We're super excited that you found your way to MRTT and brought all this enthusiasm with you. I can't wait to see how August treats us all! Wheeeeeeeeeeee!!

  2. Good luck with your challenges! I am excited to have found your blog. I look forward to cheering you on as you get that gold medal :-)