Less Than a Week Until #Fitcation13!

In less than one week, I will be kayaking in Morrow Bay, sipping wine, doing yoga on the beach and enjoying all that Paso Robles, California, has to offer. That’s right – I’m going to Fitcation ’13!

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Stress…my greatest hurdle to health.

Does anyone here stress eat? *raises hand timidly*

I’ve noticed a pattern in my adult life. When major stressors are thrown my way, I get exhausted. I feel too tired to exercise, so it’s easier not to do it even though I know that it would give me more energy. Continue Reading…

#Mamavation Monday: Hospital Food, Bleh!

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I made all that progress during my Whole 30 attempt last month, but I think it all disappeared after C’s hospital stay last week. The only paleo option I could find was a salad, but that got old very fast. I’ve found that eating paleo is easy for me to stick Continue Reading…

#Mamavation Monday: Paleo, Baby!

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We went camping with Hubster’s family for several days last week, and it was simply impossible to eat paleo. We ate fast food, camping food, snacks, etc. Wow, did I feel it, too!

My abdomen became so bloated that I couldn’t button my jeans. Continue Reading…

#Mamavation Monday: Whole 30 Update

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I had every intention of completing Whole 30. I really did.

But then, without thinking, I ate the half of granola bar that C had left on the couch. Chocolate chips and grains – decidedly not Whole 30 approved. After that slip, it was like I’d Continue Reading…

#Mamavation Monday: Whole 30, Week Two

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We made it! We completed the first half of Whole 30, and it feels so good to be able to say that.

Week two was rather challenging as far as cravings are concerned. It may have been stress, but I really, really wanted to stick my face in a bowl of chocolate Continue Reading…

#Mamavation Monday: Whole 30, Week One

Today marks the beginning of week two of our Whole 30 challenge! I feel like the first week might be the hardest, so I’m glad to say that we did it!

Honestly, it wasn’t as difficult as I expected. Yes, there were times when I salivated over a pizza Continue Reading…

#Mamavation Monday: Whole 30

Last week, I posed a question on my Facebook page about doing a sugar detox but not eliminating fruit. My fellow Mamavation Sista, Crystal, suggested looking into Whole 30. I’m so happy that I did, because it encompasses a lot of the ideas about food that I’ve been Continue Reading…

#Mamavation Monday: Running

Running Trail

I absolutely love getting back into running. I haven’t had a chance to go daily, but I’m working on it. My runs are usually 2.5-3 miles long and I’m at about a 12:30/mile pace right now. My ultimate goal is to run a 5k in 30 minutes.

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Fitcation is Taking Applications!

When I officially joined Mamavation last year as a member of the Sistahood, I heard all kinds of buzz about Fitcation. I was really intrigued. It sounded like so much fun! I’m really excited to say that I’m going to Fitcation ’13 in October, and I geek out every time I Continue Reading…

#Mamavation Monday: Today’s The Day!

This afternoon, I should be getting a clear bill of postpartum health from my OBGYN! I am beyond thrilled to start working out again. I was too sick my entire pregnancy to work out, so it has been a LONG time since I’ve done anything except walking.

What am I most Continue Reading…

#Mamavation Monday: Well, That’s One Way to Lose a Couple Pounds…

Yep, this week I had the stomach flu. I was sick for the entire week and, not surprisingly, I lost a couple of pounds. My goal for this week is to not put them back on now that I can handle fluids and food!

I’m super excited to participate in the Mamavation Virtual 5k next weekend. I Continue Reading…