As a reader, I spend a lot of my day about the same as this lady in the picture. Laying down, or sitting with a book in my hand. Not very active, huh? I have been a heavy reader now for about two years. In that two years my weight has increased some. I find that this hobby that I enjoy isn't a hobby that gets me being to active. When I do take walks, I have kids and dog in tow, so it isn't like I can get lost in a good walk and book at the same time. I often find myself out side now that my kids are a little older on the patio with a book in hand as they play.So, its a wonder, why has my butt started growing, when I am always sitting on it?
This past February I had had enough. I was at my heaviest weight and my clothes weren't fitting and I found myself always in sweat pants. I put the books down that I loved so much and took a lot of time during the day to get active. You can see that in February I blogged very little. Only read about 7 books, which is about half of what I usually read. I can say, from not reading I did lose weight; 10 pounds actually. I still have another 5-10 pounds that I want to lose and I am still highly motivated to get it off. Recently though I have gotten back to reading a lot. Averaging my 3 books a week. Reading helps my stress levels as I am able to escape to a whole other world for even 10 minutes. So, I haven't been quite as active and put on a pound or two. Was not happy after all my hard work, so I need to get active and read. I am however one of those people once I start a book, I have got to finish it. So it makes it difficult to want to work out.
So tell me, what is something that you do to stay fit while feeding a reading addiction. I would love to know what you do. Does anyone have any home exercises they do while they are reading?