All She Wants To Do Is Dance… #Mamavation Monday

Mamavation Monday

I always loved dancing. I can’t remember a time I didn’t love dancing. For some time I got so busy with life and work that I didn’t dance so much.

Since I’ve started my weight loss journey I’ve been more active. Mainly walking. More recently running. Have I told you I hate running? I do… but I must confess I don’t hate it as much as I did at first. I’m not sure if I’ll ever love running, though.

This past week I’ve started dancing. A lot. I had forgotten just how much I loved it.

And dancing is great exercise. It’s easy exercise for me because I enjoy it so much that it doesn’t feel like exercise.

hike at big ridge state park tn

We also went on our first hike in over 6 months yesterday. It was a 4.5+ mile easy-to-moderate hike. There were a few steep hills that reminded me how out of shape I still am… but all-in-all it was a blast. It was sunny and in the high 50s/low 60s. The nicest day we’ve seen here in awhile. Beautiful day for a hike.

I’m posting this post on Sunday, because quite frankly, Mondays are usually crazy busy for me that I forget to post my #Mamavation Monday post. But I don’t do my weekly weigh-ins until Monday morning.  So I’ll update this post tomorrow morning with the results.

UPDATE: As promised…

  • Week 1 (Oct. 15, 2012) – 166.5 (I was at least 170.5 at my heaviest, but when I officially started this journey, I was 166.5)
  • Week 2 162 lbs – 4.5 pound loss
  • Week 3 160 – 2 pound loss
  • Week 4 157.5 – 2.5 pound loss
  • Week 5 157 – .5 pound loss
  • Week 6 157 – 0 pound loss
  • Week 7 155.5 – 1.5 pound loss
  • Week 8 154 – 1.5 pound loss
  • Week 9 153 – 1 pound loss
  • Week 10 153 – 0 pound loss
  • Week 11 152 – 1.5 pound loss
  • Week 12 151.5 – .5 pound loss
  • Week 13 150 – 1.5 pound loss
  • Week 14 148.5 – 1.5 pound loss
  • Week 15 148 – .5 pound loss
  • Week 16 146 – 2 pound loss
  • Week 17 145.5 – .5 pound loss
  • Week 18 144 – 1.5 pound loss
  • Week 19 142.5 – 1.5 pound loss

Total weight loss: 24 pounds. I neglected to take my measurements with the exception of my waist. I didn’t take my waist measurement until about week 4. So my total inches lost around my waist was probably a good 3-4 inches more… I went from a 45 inches (I was very thick waisted) to 33 inches this morning. That’s 12 inches! Yay!

How is your weight loss journey going?




  1. Wow what a beautiful view you have. Dancing is also my favorite thing to do and you can do it anywhere and don’t need equipment to do it.

    1. Author

      Absolutely. I dance around my kitchen while preparing dinner a lot. 🙂

  2. Awesome job on being active. I love the picture too

  3. Looks like it was beautiful weather for hiking. Yay, for getting out and getting active!

    1. Author

      We had a gorgeous weekend, here, Kathleen… and I took advantage of it. 🙂

  4. What a lovely view!!!!

    I CANNOT dance, but I love it anyway. LOL I love Zumba because it makes me think that I have moves

    Have a great week

  5. I’m not into dancing or running or hiking. Walking I’ll do, LOL! I wish it were nice enough here to walk outside already, I’m getting tired of using the treadmill.

  6. That trail looks amazing. So relaxing. I look forward to better spring weather so I can take my girls on some trails!

  7. I love this kind of joyous post. Do things that you enjoy like dancing. For me I love being outside and the hiking picture resonates. Congrats on the weight loss and continue to explore your joy with how you move.

  8. We can get so overwhelmed by our day-to-day responsibilities that we forget about taking care of ourselves. Thank you for sharing your desire to dance!

  9. I just participated in a Zumba class this morning and had a blast!

  10. Congrats on the weight loss and for being more active!! And let me just say that 6 months ago, I was saying the same exact thing, “I hate running”, but now, I actually love it! So, you never know.

  11. funny but I don’t love running either, but I started doing it and got into it, then my PT pulled the plug and now I miss it.

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