I finished my Mamavation 2 week challenge yesterday. And, boy, what a #2weekchallenge it was! I felt like everything was trying to deter me from my goals. BUT, I did not let it. I marched on.
First off, if your not familiar with #Mamavation and the 2 week challenge — it’s an online program/community where you sign up with your Twitter name to take a two week challenge, either the beginners track or the advanced track, and you tweet (hold yourself accountable) each day when you’re finished your daily goal.
I haven’t been very active lately, so I chose the beginners track. And, it still kicked my butt. Especially since I sprained my thumb the very first day, and 3 days in… I spent two days with a stomach bug.
I still exercised each day. The intensity was not nearly as much as I would have liked, but I did what I could. And I got my 10,000+ steps every day. As I mentioned I sprained my thumb doing those dang Burpees. I really thought I’d broke my thumb at first.
I heard a loud pop, and red hot pain shot up the right side of my left wrist and up my thumb. OUCH! But luckily I didn’t break it. It’s been 2 weeks today, and it’s still tender and I have to be careful. But it’s just a thumb. 🙂
As for my diet, the only changes I really made was to drink lots more water (I don’t drink soft drinks, anyway), and stayed away from white pasta and breads. I also cut out sugar, with the exception of Sundays.
Oh, and I also transferred my blog over from Blog Engine to WordPress during this time. Well, with lots of help from my hubby.
But I digress. As for my 2 week challenge, I tweeted every day (sometimes more) to @mrbookieboo when I finished my day. And he would tweet back words of encouragement. It really does help to have someone to be accountable to, who helps motivate you! Thank you @mrbookieboo!
So here are my results, and I will not be putting my starting weight or finishing weight… just how much I lost.
- Weight loss week 1 – 1 pound
- Inches lost week 1 – waist – 1 in. hips – .5 in. thighs – 0 in.
- Weight loss week 2 – 1.5 pounds
- Inches lost week 2 – .5 in. hips – 0 in. thighs – .5 in.
Total weight loss – 2.5 lbs and total inches lost 2.5 inches.
I really think if I could have upped my intensity I could have easily lost 2 or 3 more pounds. I am, however, very pleased with the results of my 2 week Mamavation challenge.
I am still going to continue with the beginner’s track until it becomes too easy for me. I just want to add that I am proud of myself, because I didn’t let any of these “distractions” keep me from the challenge. I did fall short of the goal I set for myself (I wanted to lose 4 lbs), but I didn’t give up.
Did you participate in the #2weekchallenge? Or did you embark on your own weight loss challenge? How did it go?
Donna is a Content Creator, Marketer, Brand Ambassador, Social Media Consultant, former teacher, wife, and proud mom. Blog by Donna encompasses all that… she writes about family life and being a woman while weaving in articles about the brands and products she and her family love.
I’ve never done mamavation, but calorie counting is what works for me every single time. Good luck, and sorry about that thumb!
WTG those are great results! Congrats! I was thinking of continuing the routine also.
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