Week 1 is done and I started very strong and ended slow because I got sick. I am having a lot of fun with the challenge and besides the workouts I am still walking after work.
It takes lots of will power to complete a challenge like this one. I have to get up earlier than normal to complete the workouts designed by the awesome @mrbookieboo and then I go to work. Then I come home, revise my son's homework and out to the street I go again to walk.
I have to thank my husband for his help with the chores in the house. I think that he is happy that I am losing the weight, so he has been helping with dishes, dinner and small things. That allows me more time to go out on my walks.
Towards the end of the week I found myself feeling really weak and without energy. I got sick. I was diagnosed with pneumonia and it hurts when I breath. So I had to slow down and rest. I did modified versions of the workouts however I did not go for my walk.
It is kind of funny because before I used to hate to workout and now I miss my walks, but I had to take some time to recover to finish this great opportunity strong. Today I can say I feel much better and I think I am ready to back to almost normal.
I am happy to report that I lost 5 pounds this week for a total of 15 pounds since applying to be an #IheartOmron ambassador.
For this week I want to get creative with my meals and I want to get back into the routine of walking and doing the workouts. I am also challenging myself to drink more water.
How are you staying active this week?
I do not about your kids, but my son grows so fast. Just last August before starting school we got new clothes for him and before going to winter break all the clothes did not fit him any more. I usually cannot afford nice fashion brand clothes. Not only because they are expensive, but because I think it is silly to spend 60 dollars on a pair of jeans he is only going to wear for a few months.
That is why I heard about this new website Cookieskids.com I was totally surprised and I had to go check it out.
I have to tell you I am totally in love with the store. Cookieskids.com is a wonderful online site that carries many fashion brands at very affordable prices.
The website Cookieskids.com is very friendly to use and it has a pretty cool tool that I had not seen before in any other online store. The Alva Kids icon is on every clothing page and allows you to enter your child's age, height, and weight to find the perfect size for each brand.
Winter break is over and the kids have to go back to school. My son is really happy to have very cool and fashionable clothes that fit him and keep him warm. He has never owned a jean jacket before, so he is thrilled to show off his outfit at school. And the best is that the whole outfit was less than $35 dollars including shipping.
My son thinks that the pants back pocket design is pretty cool. He also likes the quality of the clothes.
The Jean Jacket is pretty functional for our weather in California.
Cookie’s Kids has 7 stores in the NYC area in Bronx, Brooklyn and Jamaica and you can also order online at Cookieskids.com.
I want to invite you to connect with Cookie’s Kids, you can like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter
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This week is the official first week of the #IheartOmron #Mamavation challenge. Which means that all the 25 ambassadors (I am one of them) will start their healthy eating plan and exercise routine.
I got the products from @OmronFitness and I can tell you so far I am really impressed with both the scale and the pedometer. Let me tell you a little bit about them:
Omron HBF-510W Full Body Composition Monitor with Scale
Since I opened the box I knew I was going to love the product. It comes with the batteries, so I do not have to start looking for them all over the house. The scales is very accurate and allows you to monitor the Body Fat Percentage and the Body Mass Index. It also keeps track of 4 profiles which is perfect for my family.
HJ-323U USB Pedometer
I am in love with the pedometer. It is so light that the first day I was checking that I had not lost it, which I think is perfect because it does not bother me on the waist. I also love that is a USB that connects with a dashboard to be able to keep track of the activity, calories burned and see the weight loss progress. And it comes with a screwdriver too.
The before Pictures
The before Measurements
Waist: 41 1/2 inches Hips: 48 1/2 inches Thighs: 27 1/2 inches
Last week I lost 5 pounds for a total of 10 pounds since I applied to be an #iheartOmron ambassador.
If you want to join my journey please follow me on twitter as @monicazyoung and instragram too, because I will be tweeting and posting pictures about my food and workouts.
I am also sharing the workouts designed by the awesome @mrbookieboo so you can complete them at home too. The workouts are on a PDF form for you to download and follow along. I am planning on continue walking my 5 miles a day as well
As for nutrition, I will be following the Low Glycemic Index plan. You can find more information about it on the link. Here is also my shopping list for you to follow along.
I want to invite you to watch this video about our challenge, a word of inspiration to keep us moving:
Today is the release of #Frankenweenie “Combo Pack” (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) #Disney
Unleash all the thrills as Frankenweenie sparks to life, leaping off the screen right into your living room in thrilling Blu-ray 3D - the absolute best you can get at home.
You can also enjoy with your kids the FREE activity sheets below
My son loved the movie at the theaters and now we are so happy we can watch it over and over again with this amazing DVD.
Disclosure: I was not compensated to write this post. I was provided with a free copy of the DVD to do my review.