Motivation Monday: February 14, 2011

This is my Mamavation post for Monday, February 14, 2011.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

How was your week last week? Did you drink your water? Get your beauty sleep? And eat your 7-8 servings of fruits and veggies? (Remember: fruit and veggies are chock full of fiber!).

Mamavation Monday

Mamavation Monday

Last week I wasn’t “feeling it”.  I couldn’t get my game on.  I worked out 4 times (mommy/baby bootcamp x2, Nike Training Club Ab workout, Nike Training Club “Tower of Power” workout), I ate healthy, and I got enough sleep.  But I just wasnt feeling positive and cheerful so I kind of disappeared from Twitter, and blogging and everything else.  I posted a vlog last week but didn’t link it up because I didn’t have the time to comment on everyone’s posts, so I felt it wasn’t fair to link up.  I’m sorry for leaving y’all in a lurch.

Perhaps it was post-vacation fatigue?  Oh speaking of which, my vacation!  I can’t believe that I haven’t really told you much about that yet!

I tagged along on my husband’s business trip to Hawaii from January 27th – February 5th.  I took Amber with me and my older daughters spent a week bonding with Grandma. It was wonderful!! I walked ALOT (strollers aren’t allowed on buses or trolley’s there) and I had my butt-kicked by Michelle from Stroller Strides Honolulu, not once but TWICE while I was away:

Wall sits against a palm tree (my hotel is in the background)

One-legged dead-lifts with bicep curls (you can see Diamondhead, a volcano crater between Michelle and I)

An alternative to the traditional seated row

As I said, the vacation was a blast – I walked the 6k to and from Waikiki Beach FOUR times that week, walked around Honolulu Zoo (also in Waikiki, so I had to walk there), walked around the shopping mall and went to Stroller Strides twice.  We also rented a car and drove around the whole Island of Oahu.  The highlight of the trip for me was seeing real live whales playing in the ocean!  I love whales and dolphins!

This week I’m going to really BRING IT!!  I’ve figured out a new blogging and workout schedule that will work for me and not interfere with family life. I’m excited about it and can’t wait to cheer you on!

Have a great week everyone!!

Fitness Tip of The Day: The frequency of your strength training depends on whether your goals are to get bigger and stronger (less often) or whether you want to get leaner and more defined muscles (more often).

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