Mamavation Monday: Week 4

I am one of those peo­ple.  In fact, I believe I might be that per­son.  Let’s not pre­tend you don’t know who I’m talk­ing about.  I’m the one who joins the gym right after New Year’s.  I’m one of those peo­ple who shows up on Mon­days and Thurs­days (and one of the week­end days) and uses the ellip­ti­cal and tread­mill that you had been using at that time for the last 8 months.

I’m sor­ry.

I did­n’t mean to be that per­son.

Tim­ing just worked out that way.  I had a baby in Octo­ber and start­ed think­ing about join­ing the gym.  Then, we got a cold that would.not.go.away!  It was so frus­trat­ing.  By the time we all got healthy and feel­ing good, it was the week after New Year’s.  I don’t like to be that per­son.  I real­ly don’t.  In fact, I almost wait­ed until Feb­ru­ary just to avoid this sit­u­a­tion.  Then, I remem­bered that I am worth it.  Instead of feel­ing bad about being one of the many, MANY peo­ple who joins the gym in Jan­u­ary as a start of a new leaf or res­o­lu­tion or what­ev­er it’s being called this time, and going twice before turn­ing the leaf back the way it was, I’m going to make the best use of my mem­ber­ship, time, and equip­ment that I can.

Weight loss progress:

Pre­vi­ous weeks’ loss:  3 lbs.

This week’s loss:  1.4 lbs.

Total loss:  4.4 lbs


  1. Great job Casey! You are bet­ter than I am able to do right now! I had to give on C25K because of my stu­pid knees!

    The abil­i­ty to go up and down stairs (with or with­out 45 pounds of 4 year old in my arms) became more impor­tant that my abil­i­ty to run…I will just have to break out the yoga instead!

  2. Way to go! You do what you got­ta do — even when it sucks being one of the oodles of peo­ple just start­ing to work out in ear­ly Jan­u­ary. I’ve put off going back to the gym for the same rea­son (over­crowd­ed) and was plan­ning to go back in Feb. But why wait? You’re right. You are worth it. So am I. Keep up the good work!

  3. You are loos­ing it. That’s great. Now just put your gym shoes on and go go go!

  4. WOO HOO! Great loss! Don’t wor­ry about what oth­ers see or think — YOU ARE WORTH IT 🙂 HUGS!

  5. I love this post. So fun­ny. It’s true, though. That feel­ing hap­pens to me at church all the time. We’re church shop­ping, so I know when we go to a new place and choose a spot to sit? We’re unseat­ing some reg­u­lar attendee. I’m sor­ry. What can you do, though, right?

    Have a great week at your new gym!

  6. Good!! Do it when you have to moti­va­tion and time, not when you think you’re “sup­posed” to. Going accord­ing to some arbi­trary date won’t make you lose the weight; moti­va­tion will. Good luck!

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