Oh you guys – I failed. I failed miserably. September was an insane month. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

Here’s the thing. October is just as bad – and wait, November will be busy too. I know it’s an excuse. I know I could get my bum out of bed at 5am to work-out. But I DON’T WANNA!

So – let’s try this again. The season of candy corn is upon us. I’m challenging myself to do this again (PLUS) at least two runs, or trips to the gym per week for the next 30 days.

Seems simple, right? Not when you are my brain. Apparently I can talk myself out of anything. I can’t this month.

Are you with me? Did you try this? How did it go?


Last week I saw this floating around online.


I will admit – it had me intrigued. Usually I don’t buy into these things. I go about my own workout routine – however I see fit. But my backside has been planted at this here computer a lot lately (a lot – a lot – a lot) and I think it’s getting bigger.

Which means I need to take action.

Plus, my back hurts really badly when I sit here for too long – and I need something to break it up. So I started this routine. I’m on day 7. I only missed one day (Saturday) because I celebrated my niece’s “off to college party” with my fam.

And I drank a bit of wine.

But I got back on track yesterday. I use my girls as motivation. Ella sits on my feet while I do sit-ups. Seeing this sweet face gives me extra spunk.


I will admit to feeling more “firm” and it makes me feel less guilty about sitting so log. I’m trying to incorporate this routine with a few days of cardio too. (trying – key word).

Have you done this? Will you take this challenge with me? Let me know how it goes!


Leslie Means

Leslie is the founder and owner of Her View From Home.com. She is also a former news anchor, published children’s book author, weekly columnist, and has several published short stories as well. She is married to a very patient man. Together they have three fantastic kids.  When she’s not sharing too much personal information online and in the newspaper – you’ll find Leslie somewhere in Nebraska hanging out with family and friends. There’s also a 75% chance at any given time, you’ll spot her in the aisles at Target.