Mamavation Monday: Family Visits and Eating Healthy

For my last Mamavation post, I was concerned as to how having my inlaws to visit would affect what I eat and how often I exercise. I have to say that if anything it has had a positive effect on me. Because I am still breastfeeding, I’m not drinking – though if I were able to indulge in beverages of the alcoholic variety, their would be much more opportunities at the moment. Their is wine with every dinner and a cold beer every afternoon. I’m enjoying not drinking, as I know that the alcohol helps to pack on pounds. Instead, I continue to drink water, lots of water as the city starts to heat up and humidity take over.

On an exercise level, I haven’t been able to keep up as much with my running, I’ve only managed 3 runs over the past week and a bit. But what I’ve found is that I am walking the city heaps, which must compensate for the amount of running I am not doing. I found my pedometer the other day and am planning to start wearing it to get a better idea of how many steps I am actually taking in a day. I love walking, especially when it is with a purpose. I have a hard time just walking for no reason – if I am going to do anything in circles it is going to be running!

On the food side of things, we’ve actually been all very good. Buying a big shop and cooking in every night except for my husband’s birthday night where we went out for seafood.

I’m feeling really jazzed about starting to measure more than just exercise in the coming weeks. I know that food intake and other factors are what are going to help me to achieve some of my fitness goals.

I hope everyone had a great Memorial Weekend. What did you get up to?



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6 Responses to Mamavation Monday: Family Visits and Eating Healthy
  1. Amanda
    May 28, 2012 | 10:26 pm

    Considering the humidity/rain that has been here (CT) I am impressed that you got your three runs in! I like to walk with a place to go in mind. The pedometer for me is addictive. Once you realize how far you are going it really is a game to see how many more steps you can add to your day. Good luck this week! Stay cool and I hope you get your runs in :)
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  2. Lena - @elenka29
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    May 29, 2012 | 4:41 pm

    I guess, that worked quite good. Like how you have a good understanding where you stand where you need to go. XO
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  3. Candy Olivares
    May 31, 2012 | 1:00 am

    Way to be running 3x’s a week! Having family over always throws me for a loop so good for you on staying with it! The alcohol isn’t much of a problem for me either. There are times I’d like a drink or two but I never do.

    Keep up the great work chica!!
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  4. Lydia
    May 31, 2012 | 2:10 pm

    Great job! Sounds like you’ve been pretty successful despite what you thought might throw you off track! :) And I totally think that all that walking counts/makes up for the not running!
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  5. Rene
    June 2, 2012 | 4:08 pm

    I and my best friend, we were giving birth around the same month, babies are doing great, everything really changes when they come to our lives. In order to keep motivated I recommend having a workout partner, And it’s just that sometimes I’m at the gym without my friend, and I just don’t feel like doing nothing, the reason is that we challenge each other, I don’t know what is it, but there is something about accomplishing goals with a friend that feels amazing, we are both in great shape, and we keep motivated on those days that putting clothes seems hard.

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