Monday, March 7, 2011

Help me be the next Mamavation Mom

I'm about to do something sort of... embarassing.  But it's for a good reason. 

I've put a video on YouTube (yes, I really did).  In it I talk about how I have been overweight since having the boys and yeah, you even get to see what my stomach looks like - when I'm not sucking in my gut on purpose.  (I know!)  Part of me is screaming "Nooo, whatever you do, don't do that!"  But then there's another part of me that says it's time to do something, well... drastic.  And while I don't want any extra reminders of what parts of me look like *sigh* three and a half years after having my last babies (who turn 4 this summer by the way), I have this feeling maybe this is what I finally need to do so something will happen.  Something will finally work.

Because I have tried so many things and not one has worked yet.

I want to be the next Mamavation Mom

What's a Mamavation Mom you ask? 

Mamavation Moms have 7 weeks to try to lose weight in a boot camp experience without having to leave the house.  While documenting it all online.  Uh huh, I said online.  I submitted my application today - in a few weeks they select 5 finalists, which are then put to a public vote.  Two winners are chosen and announced during the Twitter Launch Party on April 4th.

This is where I am in desperate need of your help.  During the application process, we need to show how much support we have around us.  Here's how you can help me get selected.

Are you on Facebook?  'Like' the Mamavation facebook page (you must be logged in) and leave a comment on their wall telling them why I would be a good Mamavation Mom.  It only has to be a sentence! 

Do you have a Twitter account?  I need you to tweet this:

Hey @bookieboo! I want @Liza_Rae to be the next #Mamavation Mom. She has my support

The more you can facebook and tweet will really help me to get selected.  And I really would love the opportunity to do this.  I think nearly 4 years later is more than time to lose the rest of that post-baby bump.  The boys are counting down to weekly trips to the beach again this summer, and for the 1st time in 4 years, I would like to feel good about myself on that beach.  Not back to my skinny old pre-baby self.  Just with a little less weight on me and that bump on it's way to being GONE.  Where I can feel good about wearing shorts - or maybe even wear my bathing suit without the shorts when I go in the water with them.

Here's my YouTube video I submitted.  And yes, I totally posted notes on the side of my mirror so I could  remember things I wanted to say. 

What do you say, can you all help me out?  I could really use the support on this.


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