Fit Mom 180: 15-minute workouts

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by JANET ST. JAMES and MEAGAN HARRIS

WFAA

Posted on February 25, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 25 at 10:22 PM

DALLAS — Between taking the kids to practice, dinner, laundry, work and all the other things a busy mom does, "working out" often gets left off of the never-ending "to-do list."

Like many moms, finding the time to exercise is the biggest challenge for Sonya Johnson. Johnson is taking part in our Fit Mom 180 project. Over a six-month period, she's changing her diet and habits to create a healthier lifestyle.

Trainer Brigid Wollack, owner of Fit Family Health, designed a specific workout plan for Johnson. The focus is getting daily exercise to become a routine.

Johnson is starting with 15-minute workouts every day. Wollack says she'll see a difference even with just 15 minutes of exercise.

"Sonya is already sore. She will see a difference, and I know she's going to be hooked," Wollack said.

Johnson's workouts will lengthen over time. After a four-week period, Wollack plans to reevaluate her fitness level and increase the workout time to 30 minutes, and eventually to an hour.

Over the six months, it's expected that Johnson will lose around 40 pounds.

"As a mom — and a working mom, especially —  it's important to get that time in, because then we're better parents, better siblings, and better employees," Johnson said.

Wollack believes that a fit mom is well-balanced mom. 

E-mail jstjames@wfaa.com and mharris@wfaa.com

 

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