On getting fit

From work-at-home mum to work-out-at-home mum

I have to figure out how to workout out at home, consistently, regularly. I have to find motivation and inspiration. I have to become fit. I would really like to fit my size 10 jeans again.

I am a work-at-home mum, I have gained almost 16 kgs (35 lbs) since my two sons (ages 6 and 4) were born and I am desperate to feel my body alive and strong again. I feel sluggish, out-of-shape, heavy, and tired. I am hauling around my extra weight every day (and no, it is not muscle). I get depressed because my clothes don’t fit me. I don’t feel sexy. I don’t feel together.

I am active. Meaning, I walk, snowshoe, lift my boys, garden. But I am not fit. I used to be fit. I have done trail running, a few 5K and 10K races, and even a marathon. I used to kayak and snowboard and go to the gym. I used to do a lot of things. But now, I am at home, I work, but I don’t workout.

I did join a local woman’s fitness class, once a week on Wednesday evenings and lead that class once a month. But, if you are struggling with weight or fitness levels too, you know that once a week is only a start.

I want to change from being a work-at-home mum to a work-out-at-home mum.

Here, I plan to post workout plans, exercises that work, menus, healthy snacks, and more.

Want to join me? I have created a private Facebook group where we can support each other on our journeys.

Shall we get started?

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  1. Hi Jennifer,
    Good luck on getting people to sign up to join you in your exercises , etc. I may be good for one day, but definitely not to the extent you work at. It sounds like a good idea though! I did laundry, swept and mopped the floors, cleaned the bathroom today, then needed a nap for one hour.
    I did eventually go outside and worked one flower bed and moved one chair from the greenhouse to the deck, and that was the extent of my work today! Then laid down for another 1/12 hour.
    Cough is getting better, but still can’t talk for too long. Body is just exhausted from all the coughing I did do at night.
    Bye for now
    Love MUm