My blog has suffered from a lack of attention for a very long time. I guess it could be blamed on four babies in five years. Or it could be blamed on remodeling and moving. Or possibly just chasing after five children or running a travel planning business. Or I could blame it on the same reason I have not been successful at losing weight: myself. Blogging means transparency. Blogging means admitting my faults. Blogging means putting myself out there and if change isn't happening, then blogging exposes that. Time for change. Time to blog.
More than blogging, it's time I start taking full responsibility for not losing weight, not being healthy, not exercising, and for not setting a good example for my kids in these things. Something has to change. I have to have some accountability.
Insert my friend Leah and an awesome group of super supportive women at Mamavation.com.
I have followed Mamavation for a few years now and the time has not been right for me to apply to be a Mamavation Mom. In fact, I had stepped away from the gals after my last child was born...not intentionally...life just kind of took over. However, after chatting with Leah about some of my frustrations with my health, she encouraged me to get back involved with the group and apply to become a Mamavation Mom this campaign.
What is a Mamavation Mom, you ask? Leah describes it best: "Mamavation Moms are 2-3 moms who go through a 7-week online boot camp and their lives are put on an a public stage. They share their struggles learning healthy living as a mom as the world watches via computer. The goal is to inspire and demonstrate how challenges can be overcome. But ultimately the goal is to save their family from obesity by passing on the values they learn."
Campaign 17 is a bit different, too...."Mamavation is proud to announce a partnership with Healthy Child Healthy World for the 17th Mamavation Mom Boot Camp. Not only will the Mamavation moms lose weight, but they will also learn how to de-toxify their own homes. And there are NO weight requirements for this campaign because the main focus will be on minimizing the impact chemicals can have on the health of families. But don’t worry, this is still a boot camp. The Mamavation Moms will be VERY likely to lose a significant amount of weight as well. They will still receive professional nutritional and fitness support. So in essence, they will be sweating out toxins."
Now, why am I applying? Well, I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired. I'm sick and tired of my kids being sick. I'm afraid my life will be cut short because of my health. I need something strict and drastic. I need to be a Mamavation Mom. It's time. It's time mama changes. It's time mom takes care of herself, first, so that the kids will have a mom. It's time to get off my can and do something to drastically change my family tree. It's time for me to shine.
So here is my video entry. It isn't pretty. I forgot to mention my Twitter name, @CBelleConcierge, and I am a nervous wreck to post my FIRST ever video of myself online.
Y'all. It's serious if I am doing this. LOL Wish me luck!! XOXO