Sweatpants are for lounging around the house and sneakers are for making you look sporty, not running outdoors. Am I right? Is there such a thing as getting fit AND being lazy? The hubs and I are attempting to prove that there is. We’ve both put on, and kept on, a significant amount of weight since R came along (about 10-15 lbs each).
It’s been a long journey of just getting to this point for myself. After gaining 45 lbs with the pregnancy, the first 30 lbs required a lot of exercise and careful eating (can anyone say Whole 30?). I was super motivated to do it, but then I got to these last 15 lbs. My motivation dwindled because I didn’t feel as huge, I just felt a little bigger. I could hide my pooch with loose clothing, and I bought bigger jeans with REAL buttons. This was just the new me–until I started seeing the number on the scale start to rise again.
We were so used to being exhausted from new parenthood, that as soon as baby went to bed at 7pm, we would get into our jammies, whip out the snacks and start bingeing on our favorite shows until 11pm. That’s 4 hours of being couch potatoes. Nightly! After 6 months of this we started to feel kind of gross.
Here’s where the problem lies, we are both so lazy that neither of us wants to go to the gym or go on a real diet. We made a plan that works for us, and we are committing to it for 30 days. I’ll let you know next month if our Lazy Plan works. I’ve detailed the rules below in case you’re interested in joining this little experiment.
Get Fit the Lazy Way
- cut the lattes (drink plain coffee instead)
- cut the snacks at night (no replacement for this one)
- half your dinner and lunch portions (at this point it means eating a normal sized meal since we were overeating)
- do this 30 day workout challenge by Melissa Bender (it’s free and doesn’t require any equipment)
- weigh yourself once a week to motivate yourself
We are one week in and I’ve already lost 4 lbs. I am pretty sure my weight fluctuates by 4 lbs on the daily, but I’m gonna take it! 3 more weeks to go!