Happy Monday, all! How on earth is it Monday again ALREADY?!?!
I hope that you are well, and had a wonderful weekend. Things have been crazy busy in Just Jeanae Land (There may very well be a theme park in my head, but that is an entirely different blog post!). I am still adjusting to living away from the Mamavation Mom Campaign spotlight. It is great to have my real life back, but I am still experiencing phantom detachment pains and reactions: I have to fight the urge to explain the significance of what I am eating, and I will randomly break out with a burpee in a heartbeat!
Here are a few updates from my week…
Discipline: Pre Campaign, I discovered that I lacked the discipline that was required to overhaul my life. Determination? No problem; I had plenty. Divine connection? Yep, God & I are on a first name basis, but prayer alone was not going to get my body into shape. Applying, hazing, and ultimately becoming a Mamavation Mom required a level of discipline that I never imagined. I now know that I must maintain a level of strict discipline if I want to maintain the amazing results I achieved. No one is lurking around the corner to ask what I am eating, or if I worked out, but my heart of hearts will always know. Dare I mention that I will still have to report weigh-ins for the next 6 months?!?! The scale never lies, so there really was no point in trashing the discipline.
Connection: I was blessed with 2 amazing sisters when I became a Mamavation Mom, as well as access to the unbelievably supportive Sistahood. This hasn’t changed, and I am grateful to pay it forward to a new class of applicants. I really appreciate all that the Sistahood has to offer, and I encourage anyone who hasn’t given it a try to DO SO NOW… I rely on my sistas more so now as I try to navigate real life with the best healthy choices. I am also finding it a bit difficult to stay “plugged in” as I have to focus on real-time demands these days. Just in case I never told you about all of those demands that I put on hold for 7 weeks…Uh, yeah, they are back…with a vengeance. 🙂
Challenges: I just completed the 2 Week Challenge with Mark (@MrBookieboo), and it was a helpful tool for coming down from the high intensity of a 7 week Campaign. I managed to complete this challenge, even with a stomach virus and little food… NO EXCUSES. I also attended my first Booty Ballet class with the Queen of Pain, my personal trainer Lisa. It was crazy (the craziest part was that the class started before 9AM on a freaking Saturday!), but so much fun! I truly love workouts that challenge everything that I can possibly think about my limitations.
Fistbumps: The scale cranked on down another 2.8 lbs. I am pretty sure that was spawned by the stomach bug, but a loss is a loss, and I’ll take it.
I completed several 5k’s since my last post, including: the St Patrick’s Day Virtual, Jelly Bean 5K, and the 2nd Annual Anywhere 5K. I am LOVING the virtual races, but I look forward to participating with crowds of runners soon.
I again have a slot to run the AJC Peachtree RoadRace in Atlanta! I am SO EXCITED! This has become my crazy annual bonding extravaganza with my best bud Cynthia. I have proven that I will do almost anything for a “free” T-shirt, and this is one of my favorite things to do.
Stay tuned for happiness and mayhem via Justjeanae.com. Not only do we own the domain, but we are working on a super cool new site, as well as dishing out some reviews and giveaways. Don’t miss out on the fun!
Until next time,