However, this week, my emails were a little different. There seemed to be a common theme in them. Questions. Many of my readers and challengers had questions for me. So I would like to answer a couple of them for my "Fat Butt Friday" post today.
Q: How do you find time to work out, especially when your husband is gone so much and you have the kids?
A: When my husband was gone for those 9 months of training, I bought a jogging stroller that converts to a bike trailer. You have probably seen pictures of me with it. To refresh your memory:
Another of my mottoes is: If you can walk there, walk there! The boys and I walk to take Ben his lunch everyday. It's 1.5 miles there and back. Sometimes, I let them ride their bikes while I walk -- this is a great idea for those of you who have older kids who don't fit in a stroller anymore.
Also, when I was playing single mom, I made a deal with a couple friends of mine to watch my kids one night every week after the boys were in bed so I could slip off to the gym. This was great fun!
We love to go on walks, and we play "I Spy" games and the boys love to find shapes or colors everywhere. Sometimes when I need a little me time, I will listen to my MP3 player (music or a book on tape) and the boys usually just play with toys or munch on snacks.
There is always a bit of time somewhere in the day. (Vacations, however, I admit, are a bit tricky!) But you just need to take the time to look at your day and see what you can cut out (like computer and TV time) and where you can fit in some extra exercise.
Anyway, that's what I do. What do you do to find time to workout??
Q: What are the specifics of your diet? How tall are you? And can we see more before and after pictures?
A: I got a couple of these email questions this week from newer readers of "4 Nuts in a Nutshell." So I am going to post my links to these answers for you to look back in the achieves and read or reread.
First off, you can click on the "Fat Butt Friday" post-it up there under the header and see the whole achieve of "Fat Butt Fridays"... but there are a whole year of them. So to make it easier on you, here are some of the highlights:
Cat's eating and weight loss tips:
Here. Here. Here. Here. And Here!
Cat's before and after pictures:
Here. Here. And Here! (that last link also talks a bit about my story and my life long struggle with obesity)
And Just in case you don't want to click on the above links, here are few more new ones never before posted on here:
This was me one year ago on July 24th:
This was me last Sunday with my curls:
Oh, and I am 5'5.5 :)
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