Embracing a Healthy Family: Mamavation Monday

Mamavation Monday

I'm glad the Mamavation is restarting so I can hopefully begin this week better!  I haven't faired as well as I had hoped between stress with a job layoff, hubby leaving for Kuwait on the 29th and just plain exhaustion with little kids, a large house, working full time, etc etc.  It's time I quit making excuses and move forward and I especially realized this after watching the amount of junk food my little one's consume.  I'm on a mission to seek out ways to get the six year old interested in better food as she's not a fan of any vegetable and fruit other than carrots and bananas, respectively.  I figure if I find "fun" ways to make snacks and meals out of them with her assisting, she might be more apt at helping.

My two year old, will be three in June, and she loves just about all food so she's my easy one.  My pregnant oldest one, is not a good eater but has improved since becoming pregnant.  She's due 10/10.

I have to say cheering on Colleen has been my biggest motivator in taking this getting healthier serious.  Between the awareness of voting for her and getting Kia and BookieBoo's comments, I know it's long overdue and the excuses stop right now....tonight!  I am starting tomorrow renewed, committed and ready to motivate all the Mamavation moms along with my own little Mama's at home.

Maybe I need to eat more Subway too since it's fresh, great tasting and good for you!  I love the vegetable subs and although I'm a fan of Jared, I also like Shea!  I'm glad Subway provides a healthy alternative to "fast food" while ensuring you can actually live healthier!  Yeah Subway!

Goals this week:  Majority of food consumed to be fruits and vegetables, more water and exercise five times a week.

If you are new to Mamavation, don't forget to check this powerhouse of a group out to help you get healthier and meet fun, interesting other women.   There will be a Twitter party on April 12th 8-10 pm (EST).  Click here to get more information.




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Colleen said...

Hey go add in a mention about subway for a chance to win this week. http://www.mamavation.com/2010/04/subway-sponsors-mamavation-monday.html

Colleen said...

Judy...I thank you so much for all your support and cheering!!! I hope I can return the favor! We are in the same boat to get the kids eating healthy and to get ourselves moving...Great attitude change...You can do it!!! We can do it together!

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Sounds like you have the right attitude. I have the same challenges around fruits and veggies with my two year old. Hopefully our changing lifestyles will influence their eating habits too.

Kristina Brooke said...

Judy, it is so hard to remember that there are healthy ways to handle stress. I know. I am dealing with a lot now too. However, you seem so motivated and motivation tops stress anytime. Good luck!

Rachel said...

WOW -- you really have a lot going on right now. ((hugs))

I'm on the same mission when it comes to my kids snacks; fortunately, my daughter is good about eating anything and everything. . . but I've been bad about turning to "convenience" snacks, rather than making an intentional effort to create healthy, balanced snack options for her.

That's one of my goals this week -- to come up with healthy options for her (and to evaluate the "marketed" healthy snacks to see if they really are healthy).

Good luck this week!

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TLEstrogen said...

Baby steps Judy and you'll be fine. If you overwhelm yourself all at once you probably won't keep up with your changes. Then you beat yourself up etc etc (sound like I have some experience in this area? LOL)

YouthfulTips said...

Judging on the posts and comments, so many of us are in the same boat. Life sure seems complicated! Baby steps...yes, I have to remember that as that is what always does me in!

kia said...

Commit yourself like the selected moms will be committed to the campaign. I think you are brilliant in trying to get your carrot and veggie eater to eat better. Check out @whatscooking on twitter. She works to get kids involved in the kitchen.

bookieboo said...

Girl I am ALWAYS here to motivate you and keep you on track. Stay focused on attainable goals. Manageable stuff. I heart you! XXOO See you tonight!

Thrifty Mama B said...

We have the same goals set for this week. Best of luck to you =) You can do it!

Jess said...

I have to agree with everyone. Just take small steps. When we get overwhelmed we tend to slack off on anything for us. Know you have so much support!

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Minnesota Mami said...

You do have a lot going on! But it is awesome that despite the busy time in your life, you are choosing to put your health (and subsequently the health of your kiddos!) first...that is a choice that will NOT return void!

PS - if you come up with great healthy snacks that work on picky 6 year olds, post about it! I could use some hints... :)

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