To a busy working mom of 3 kids, that sounds virtually impossible. Laughable even. I don’t have 150 minutes to do anything beyond the necessities it seems, let alone exercise. And so I broke it down. First, I need to acknowledge that exercise is a necessity. It won’t matter that I packed Chatterbox’s bookbag and wiped down the kitchen counters if I’m lying in a hospital bed after suffering a stroke, now will it? Second, while the 150-minute number sounds daunting, it translates into 30 mins per day/5 days a week. And what’s more is that if I choose to up the level of my workout to vigorous-intensity, I can cut that amount of time spent exercising to 75 minutes per week, which provides some better options for my schedule.
Here’s a quick tip: When you see the heart with a check mark symbol on food packaging in the grocery store, you’ll instantly know the food has been screened and verified to meet the American Heart Association’s certification criteria to be low in saturated fat and cholesterol for healthy people over age 2. Isn’t that cool? I’ve never really paid attention to that before. The AHA can even help you create your grocery list. Click here for more.
And a spot of good news for me this week! I logged my weight into Weight Watchers and got my 5% milestone star and congratulations! This means that I’ve lost 5% of my original weight. Yay me! Granted, it’s taken waaaay too long for me to reach this milestone (i.e. 8 months), but still, I’ll take it.