Welcome to another great Mamavation week. It is week 4 in the Mamavation Mom bootcamp.

Hanan (@LilacCityMomma) has been trying to go to the Zumba classes almost every day and started making new friends.

Wendy’s (@WeightsOver) took her family on a long walk for Mother’s Day, and overall loves exploring the hiking trails around her.

Please don’t forget – these ladies need your support! Find a minute to leave a quick comment or tweet how awesome they are – these moms are on the middle of their bootcamp experience.

What I personally find difficult when it comes to workouts is to keep it interesting – I get bored easy and find myself checking the watch way too often looking forward to the end of the workout. This might be a perfect time to switch and do something different. Let’s talk about aerobics, a type of workout that has been around for a long time and still going strong.

Did you know?
More than 11 million people in the United States are enrolled in a fitness class that utilizes aerobic principles.

Consistent aerobic exercise is extremely beneficial to the human body. The consistent breathing strengthens the lungs. Aerobics keeps the heart at maximum efficiency, and actually enlarges the heart muscle. This allows it to pump more blood with less effort —so it reduces the resting heart rate. A healthy heart benefits the body’s blood circulation and blood pressure.

Special Guest: Sheila Cluff

Sheila Cluff, internationally-known fitness expert, owner, and founder of The Oaks at Ojai health and fitness destination spa is an inspiration because the 75-year-old mother of four and grandmother of seven lives and looks the lifestyle she teaches. The former star and host of her own fitness shows on NBC in New York and KABC in Southern California, Cluff has touched the lives of millions.  Cluff was named “Woman of the Year” by the City of Hope Foundation.  The former professional figure skater and high school physical education teacher is considered a fitness pioneer in the health and fitness industry among her peers. Cluff introduced “cardiovascular dance” to the world in the 1950s. Today, we know this groundbreaking exercise simply as “aerobics.”

If you have questions for our guest, here is a thread in the forum – I will forward all the questions to the guest prior to the show.

MAMAVATION TV: Join us Monday night at 7pm PST/10pm EST on Mingle Media TV.

BLOGGING CARNIVAL: This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by Mamavation.

One blogging carnivals participant will receive $25 gift certificate via Paypal.

Include the following disclaimer in your weekly Mamavation blog post and link back to Mamavation site to qualify for the prize drawing:

“This post is sponsored by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway” at the bottom of your post. Link up your post here.

Welcome back Kat (@casadirosati) – we are happy to have you.

SISTAHOOD: If you are interested in pledging to the Mamavation Sistahood, Monday is the time to do it. Please go here for instructions. Invitations are done on Wednesdays over Twitter. (Or later if I get swamped)

GIVEAWAYS (You must attend Mamavation TV show to win):

  1. $25 gift certificate via Paypal (1 winner)

To Enter (leave a comment for entry):

  1. Hit the Linky
  2. Tweet out this message “Giveaways LIVE on #Mamavation TV . Join us 4 great talk about aerobics with Sheila Cluff. Learn more –> http://bit.ly/L3UNQh” (Unlimited Entries for tweets)

Extra Entries (leave a comment for EVERY entry):

  1. Download the Alexa tool bar (this will help your Alexa rating go up and will help Mamavation too!) (1 entry)
  2. Comment on a Mamavation Monday post. (2 entries for each blog you visit)
  3. Tell a Sista this week WHY she is special on twitter using the #mamavation hashtag (1 entry)
  4. Subscribe to the RSS feed of this blog (1 entry)
  5. Follow @InspiredRD on Twitter (1 entry)
  6. Like The Oaks at Ojai on Facebook (1 entry)
  7. Give @Bookieboo Klout points, +Klout in Fitness, nutrition, health, social media, or parenting. (1 entry each)



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Leah Segedie is the Founder of Mamavation and Bookieboo, a blogger network. After losing over 100 lbs, she started a career mentoring women in health and since then has assisted in over 3,500 lbs lost via the Mamavation community. Leah and her work has been mentioned in Ladies Home Journal, Reader's Digest, Fitness, Women's Day, CNN, ABC, CBS, the O'Reilly Factor, AOL, Entrepreneur, and Yahoo to name a few. She works from home in her fuzzy slippers.

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