I’m Working It – MapMyFitness Quaker Challenge Update

by Susan

How many times have you worked out this week? Sadly, if you’d asked me that question any given day over the last several months, the answer would be ZERO.

Yes, I have an excuse that I randomly hurt my back so badly a few months ago that I couldn’t even move, much less walk or think about working out.

But still… even before I threw my back out lifting my sleeping 4 year old, I had still gotten very slack about getting any exercise.

And it’s not even that I don’t like to exercise. I LOVE exercising. But I suffer from busy mom syndrome and “I” do not often make it on my to-do list.

I know better. We all do. But knowing better doesn’t magically add an extra hour to our day. So when the challenge came into my inbox to join the MapMyFitness Quaker Challenge, I looked in the mirror and said Yes!

So last week, I posted about taking the challenge to workout at least 15 times over the next 30 days. I’ve been doing pretty well… Over the last week, I have forced myself to close my computer and get on the treadmill. I’ve gone for two gloriously long power walks and I even did a video dance workout. (With the blinds closed!)

I’ve also been testing out the Map My Fitness website that allows you to log your workouts and track all sorts of factors in your fitness and weight loss program. For me, actually taking the step of logging my workout is a tough habit to start. But I’m just entering the most basic information and as I get in the habit of updating the website, I’ll try to add more detail and track my exercise program better.

It’s only been a week, but I feel energized and determined to continue putting my exercise on my to-do list.

What About You?

February is National Heart Health month. Even if it’s only 5 more minutes a day, what extra step will you take to stay fit?

For your chance to win $750 complete these two steps:

1.Share the challenge with your friends
2.Tell us that you’ve invited your friends to join the challenge AND share the extra step you’ll take to stay fit below

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Quaker Oats Company. The opinions and text are all mine. Official Sweepstakes Rules.



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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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