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Monday, August 9, 2010

Mamavation Monday! 7 weeks to go!

I guess this is my first official Mamavation Monday post.

I've actually fallen off the wagon in my training (and blogging), but I'm getting right back on it. This week was really big for me because I had my first open swim (swimming in open water as opposed to a pool). It was a timed swim so you would swim as far as you can for 25 minutes and then head back to the beach. I got to swim with my new wetsuit, which I actually like. Seeing the big Team In Training logo on my chest helps inspire me to keep going. I'm not that strong of a swimmer to begin with so it was very difficult for me. I was swimming against the current so I was swimming and not going anywhere. But, I didn't give up. I was one of the last swimmers, but that's okay. Everyone told me the first open swim is the hardest. I'm going out again tonight for another open swim. I'll be there every Monday night until the Tri.

In other news, I was able to put on my favorite summer capris that haven't fit in a long time. Yay me! I don't own a scale so I'm really judging my weight loss on how my clothes fit.

I've got 7 weeks until the tri. It's GO time. Gotta start doubling up my workouts (2 per day). I'm going to wake up early and get a run or bike ride in before Munchkin wakes up and Mr. Fix-It goes to work at 8am. I did it this morning and it wasn't so bad. I hit the snooze a couple times, but it was the first day.

Goals for this week:
1. Early morning run at least 3 days.
2. Eat more. I realize I haven't been eating enough to help with my muscle development and energy levels.
3. Drink lots of water. It's hot out there!
4. Do 1 brick.
5. Tweet more. It's just hard because Munchkin is in camp and I'm not in front of a computer all the time. I do read most things, just don't get to respond.

I can't wait to see everyone tonight on Mamavation TV!

MAMAVATION TV: Join us Monday night at 7pm PST/10pm EST on Mingle Media TV.

SISTA OF THE WEEK: CONGRATS CONGRATS to Julie Mansfield @jamnsfld76 for being the Sista of the Week!

BLOGGING CARNIVAL: This week's blogging carnival is sponsored by Lori @gutimom as an Avon Representative. Here is all the swag she is giving away:

Cherry Blossom Naturals Set - $32 full retail value
Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Body Spray, Cosmetic Bag
Haiku Fragrance and Body Set - $49 full retail value
Shower Gel, Body Lotion, Shimmering Body Powder, Roll On Antiperspirant, Perfume
Foot Works Hodge Podge - $33 full retail value
Watermelon Foot Scrub, Spray Gel, Cooling Lotion; Original Conditioning Foot Soak, Exfoliating Bar Soap; Green Tea & Mint Exfoliating Scrub
Advance Techniques Professional Hair Care 2-IN-1 Healthy Shine Shampoo and Conditioner (Daily Results) - $4.00 full retail value
Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus - Expedition Insect Repellent with SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray Pump with Vitamin E (Gentle Breeze) - $14 full retail value
Magix Face Perfecter with SPF 20 (Clear) - $10 full retail value
Spafinder Callous Remover - $10 full retail value
Spafinder Gel Eye Mask - $10 full retail value

Thanks Lori! I still have my AVON raccoon hairbrush from when I was 4 and my mom was an AVON rep.


  1. Congrats on getting into those capri's isn't that a great feeling!! And congrats on your first mamavation post!

  2. Wow wow wow! A Triathlon! I'm amazed at you :)
    I don't do the scale either, I am just trying to go by how I am feeling about myself. Eventually I'll be able to use the clothing as a way to see if I am releasing weight - at least I hope so lol

    Good luck with all of your training this week, you'll do great!

  3. ACK! I closed it before it saved my comment!

    BEST OF LUCK on your training! YOu've got awesome goals for the week and I'm super proud of you!

    Welcome to Mamavation!!!!! :)

  4. Congrats on the capris and good luck with your training. I look forward to following your progress!

  5. oh that swimming sounds fun!! I ripped a page out of a Self magazine that was suppose to train you for a Tri in 4 weeks! I think they might have been smokin' something! I was just doing it to keep my workouts mixed up and throw my body of guard... working pretty good!

    Good luck training! cant wait to hear how it goes!

    Laura @SeeLauraRun

  6. Hey there lady, yes, it's hard to balance wanting to lose weight and eating the food needed to fuel your athlete's body. It's good you realized that you need to eat more. Very cool that you're doing a tri. I'd like to do one someday too.

  7. I have a question for you: How much did you work out BEFORE this week? If not very much, I would caution you NOT to take on so much right now. This is a marathon, not a race. It's about creating habits that you can sustain. I just don't want to overwhelm yourself OR your family. We build up slowly here. And we support each other every step of the way.

    I'm very excited you are taking part!!XXOO

  8. yeah I am glad for your capris fitting what a great feeling when we are able to fit into something that we havn't in a long time!

  9. Open water swim? Holy moses! You go woman!

    And YAY for capris that fit!!!

    Welcome to Mamavation! Have a great week!

  10. Congrats on your TNT tri. I did TNT in 2004 for a half-ironman and I loved the teamwork and coaching. I learned a lot during those many months. I did hate the swim though. I had to train in a lake and that freaked me out with the visible debris. I am much better in the ocean but oh bother. Good luck with the training.

  11. Yay for the official MV Monday post! If you're looking for encouragement, motivation, inspiration, etc., you've definitely come to the right place! Good luck in your training!