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Motivation Monday: August 9, 2010

This is my Mamavation post for Monday, August 9, 2010.

Hey everyone!

Mamavation Monday

Mamavation Monday

I hope everyone had a great week last week! I’m getting bigger and staying active is getting so much HARDER!!! My lower back and hips are aching all the same now and I’ve been ridiculously tired :( I suspect that my iron levels are becoming low again, so on Thursday I went to the health food and purchased more of the liquid iron I add to my morning juice (Vitamin C increases the absorption of iron). Yep – that’s just another reason to drink some yummy juice!

Despite feeling crummy, I stayed active all week – In summary, here’s what I did:

Monday: 5K Walk with my neighbour
Tuesday: 5K run around the park on my lunch (4min run/1 min walk)
Wednesday: Boot Camp work out with my awesome trainer at lunch
Thursday: 20 min of swimming
Friday: 5K walk/run around the park on my lunch (4min run/1 min walk)
Saturday: Rest day
Sunday: Rest day

I really really think my running days are becoming numbered… But thats ok because this weekend I recorded a 39 min Walk and Tone mp3 that I imported into my iTunes library that leads me through a muscular endurance arm routine while I walk. Combining strength moves with cardio is a great way to burn more calories in a single workout session. Also, building strength and muscle burns more calories at rest! I set my mp3 to dance hits of the 90′s – in the future I hope to set it to some more current dance music.

I spent so much time on it that I thought I’d make it available to you!

Fitness Cheerleader’s Walk & Tone mp3 Workout (90’s Dance Music Version)

Melt the pounds away and discover a leaner, stronger you with this 40 minute walking mp3!

Upload his walking workout to your iPod or other mp3 device to increase the intensity of your walk and burn more calories by doing an upper body workout with your hand weights.

Price: $2.99

(Use the coupon code LAUNCH on checkout to save $1.00).

If you would like to review and giveaway of my Walk and Tone mp3, then shoot me an email or leave a comment below and I’ll send you the coupon code for a FREE download (well, ok $0.01 because Paypal isn’t fond or $0 transactions…. Grrrr!).

Oh yeah! If you want, you can become an affiliate and receive $1.00 from every sale you refer!!! If someone clicks on your affiliate link to my store, a cookie will be placed in their browser. If they return to purchase the Walk and Tone mp3 within 21 days, you will receive $1.00 in your paypal account!! (Now how many times have you gotten money for doing giveaways?).

OK – now that I got that housekeeping out of the way… here’s my plan for next week:

Monday: I have a course to attend, so I’ll have to miss my regular Boot Camp fitness class, so instead I’ll try to run, or do my Walk and Tone mp3.
Tuesday: Try to run, or do my Walk and Tone mp3.
Wednesday: Work out with my awesome trainer at lunch
Thursday: No workout because I have my first 3rd Trimester midwife appointment!
Friday: Try to run, or do my Walk and Tone mp3.
Saturday: Rest day
Sunday: Kick the family out of the house so I can spend 2-3 hours cleaning…

Congrats to Julie Mansfield (aka @jamnsfld76n) on being Mamavation Sista of the Week!!

Fitness Tip of The Day: Track your workouts. Keep a daily or weekly log to track all of your workouts so that you can ensure that you are progressing in the right direction and keeping your body challenged. Track such things as frequency, duration, intensity, weight sizes, sets, reps and how you felt during and after your workouts.

Related posts:

  1. Motivation Monday: August 16, 2010
  2. Motivation Monday: August 23, 2010

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Motivation Monday: July 26, 2010

This is my Mamavation post for Monday, July 26, 2010.

Hey everyone!

Sorry for being MIA last week. I spent last weekend at a cottage and with all the sun and fun I ended up catching a killer cold that knocked my already tired pregnant butt for a loop. I also was treated to dinner & a movie (Eclipse) by my best friend on Wed as a belated b-day gift, and my other best friend took me to a concert at Fallsview Casino this Saturday. I have some great friends :)

Despite feeling sick & being super busy, I did manage to workout 4 days:

Mon – Boot camp fitness class
Tues – ran 6K
Wed – ran/walk 6K (ran 3.5k then walked due to heat)
Thurs – walked 3k with hand weights
Fri – does an hour of power shopping count as exercise?

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A pic from the cottage: My friend

While my working out was awesome, my eating sucked. I felt so tired that I resorted to making poor food choices (including a two-hour visit to a buffet on Saturday). I bet my cold would have disappeared faster if I had eaten healthier…

This week life is back to normal – no girls nights out, no cottage visits etc, so I hope to be back on track (and back on Twitter). Hubby even stocked us up on veggies for this week :)

Here’s my workout plans for the week:

Monday: Work out with my awesome trainer at lunch
Tuesday: 5K walk/run around the park on my lunch
Wednesday: Work out with my awesome trainer at lunch
Thursday: 5K walk/run around the park on my lunch
Friday: 5K walk/run around the park on my lunch
Saturday: Rest day
Sunday: Kick the family out of the house so I can spend 2-3 hours cleaning…

Every week brings new obstacles – success depends on how you face those obstacles, right?

Congrats to Rita Ann (aka @lovelyritaann) on being Mamavation Sista of the Week

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Fitness Tip of The Day: When working out on cardio equipment (e.g. elliptical trainers), don’t lean heavily on the handrails. This will reduce the amount of calories you burn.

Related posts:

  1. Motivation Monday: July 12, 2010
  2. Motivation Monday: June 28, 2010

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