Workout Just 3 Hours a Week and be Slim and Healthy


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This is a 3-hour-a-week workout body.

There are 148 hours in every week. I only use 3 of them for working out, and that’s plenty. Yes, you can workout just three hours a week and be healthy and slender. To prove my point, I am going way out on a limb and showing pictures of my full body (and my sweet doggy Sky, who just passed away, seeing this pictures breaks my heart! ┬áHe was notorious for photo bombing!).

Several people have asked me what my workout routine is like, and I thought in honor of the new year and the resolutions that go with it, I would talk about my routine.

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  1. Thank you for sharing. I am currently starting to slim down after my second pregnancy and it is really helpful to know what another mom who is at a healthy weight actually looks like and actually does. I cannot even imagine gaining 110 lbs in pregnancy, looking at the picture you posted I have a hard time believing you are carrying an extra 110 lbs. I am proud of only gaining 15 lbs, but at that point I was easily 80 lbs overweight.

    • I know it’s crazy for me to even wrap my head around it too. I remember when I was pregnant, I thought I looked so good! And I did, I had a very nice shape, I was just BIG! I am almost 5 foot 7 and have always carried my extra weight relatively well.

  2. I SO admire your self confidence! I love that you are comfortable in your own skin and are proud of who you are!!! I am jealous of that trait and hope that whether or not I ever hit my “ideal” weight ( I have a lot to lose!) that I can gain that confidence that you so beautifully wear!!!

    • You are so sweet. I did not used to be this confidence. Becoming a mother really propelled me to this point. Seeing my body grow a baby, then push it out and then produce milk for a tiny human for several years made me appreciate my body so much!

  3. Very brave of you to share! I’m a working mom of 2: a 3 yr old & 11 mo old (still nursing). Sleep is my #1 priority. I’ve been able to squeeze in any exercise when possible. I work on the 9th floor of a 35 floor tower. I take the stairs instead of the elevator. My co-worker also walk the whole tower for a nice break in the day. I also walk 10min to and from work & that’s it. I’d love to do more but I’m BUSY! I’m only 3 lbs away from my pre-prego weight so pretty close. I’m a huge believer in interval training which sounds like your walk/runs are. I’m happy for you! I wish every woman had confidence & were comfortable in their skin. I’ve always been confident in my body image and never cared what others thought since this is my body & I’m the one living in it. Keep up the great work!

    • As it should be! Sleep will help your whole immune system and body function at its best including your metabolism. I think you are getting a good amount of excercise with the stairs and walking and whenever you are ready you can add in some simple lunges, push ups or dips and some sort of ab work out, maybe even just one a day week. I am a firm believer that every little bit of excerise you can do counts. So even if you can do 30 minutes a week, great!

  4. Love this. Thanks for sharing. I needed to read something like this bc I am ALL or absolutely nothing. I feel like if I don’t run 5 miles or swim 1 mile then screw it. I was a swimmer so I was used to hard core workouts.

    Now I’ve simply taken up Bikram and only go 3x a week bc of cost. I’ve already seen results in just a few weeks which proves your point-of-view works.

    Thanks for sharing your pictures…you look beautiful and healthy.

    • I know, I used to be the same way. Girl, if you are going to go Bikram three times a week you are doing great. You don’t need to do anything more than that if you don’t want to. :)

      • I wanted to add running bc I told myself I still needed cardio. But I so was wrong. I had no idea bikram would get my heart pounding and pulse beating more than running a 5k. I was actually scared and started to panic in savasana bc my heart was pounding from the standing series. And then the teacher said “right now your heart should be pounding, the standing postures are the cardio part of the 90 min. practice”. I had no idea it was that good for you as I don’t have any yoga background or history. I never gave yoga enough credit for being a sufficient workout all on its own.

        ps – you’re probably my goal weight. I am 175-180 now. Would love to get to b/n 135-145. So these pics are SO motivating. Thank you!!!

  5. Thanks for sharing! It is so nice to see a real, healthy and fit woman. I am so critical of my body, until I hit the gym and realize everyone else looks like me. We all have areas that are maybe not as tight as we would want. You look great! Keep up the good work and positive attitude!!

  6. stephanie edwards says:

    Question- I went to the Green Pastures website and am able to order the product you suggest for $58 shipping included. I’m a huge Amazon shopper, however, on there they are $80- whats the reason you don’t purchase directly from the website?

    • You can certainly shop directly from the website if it is higher on Amazon. Usually they are the same price and I am usually buying other things at the same time and it’s just easier to check out with Amazon.

  7. I am impressed at your pictures! You look great and what confidence to put them out there. I am sorry about your dog, animals are family members and it is so hard when their energy is no longer around. I have a dog that likes to “photo bomb”! :)
    I am a new mama, my little girl is almost 4 months, I do yoga with her. I also teach yoga and my practice has completely changed! I can usually get 20 minutes in with baby on or near the mat…and then she loses her Zen. ;)
    Gotta get it in where you can!

  8. You have certainly inspired me. I am in a tragic habit of setting way to high goals, 4 gym classes a week. {which seriously, I have a 3 year old and work from home so when her daddy’s home i need time to work…and its by sitting on my butt at the laptop!} I am able to do this for the first week and then the next when I miss Day 1 the following week, I quit… And feel defeated. I am trying to be gentler on myself and not be such a defeatist! Just this week, I was thinking about how I can be healthier and more active. I’ve begun jogging with the dog and the kiddo this week. And by jogging I mean going full force then exhausting myself WAY quick! You have helped more than you know. So nice to see I am not alone !

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