As a work-at-home mom since the moment I had children, I haven’t had too much trouble with my weight. Let’s face it — when you’re juggling four little ones and working full-time, you don’t spend too much time sitting still, and the constant movement and running around kept my metabolism working.
However, my husband became a stay-at-home dad almost a year ago, and at that time I discovered the luxury of sitting at my desk for hours at a time to finish my work uninterrupted.
There’s only one problem. The more I sit, the slower my metabolism works, and I’ve gained almost a pound a month.
Watching what I eat hasn’t been enough to reduce this — although thankfully it seems to have slowed the weight gain — and when I saw that Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred was on sale for $7.99 through Amazon, I couldn’t resist. I’ve heard great things about this workout from other moms I know, and the price is unbeatable.
So in 10 minutes I’m heading downstairs to start my 30 days. I can guarantee that I won’t be able to do it every day for the next 30 (there’s a little thing called Blissdom smack dab in the middle of the 30 days), but I’m gonna do my best to fit in a 20-minute workout as often as I can.
Is one of your goals to lose weight or start exercising again? I’ve talked about the power of accountability before, so if you’d like to join me in this month-long goal, I’d love to have the company.
You can buy the 30 Day Shred today for $7.99 with free two-day shipping through your Amazon Prime trial, and you’ll also be able to get it free through Amazon on Demand if you want to start right away rather than waiting for it to arrive. But even if you can’t start until next week, that’s okay — we can still do it together!
I know how easy it is to be paralyzed by your quest for perfection (“Oh, forget it. I can’t start today, and I have a busy week next week. I’m not even gonna try.”), but the key to real, lasting change is simple…just do it.
Are you in?