I’m “outing” myself regarding my recent weight gain of almost 20 pounds over the last 11 months!
Being in the public eye as a garden television personality makes it even more embarrassing for me to admit this, Â but I’m compelled to share because I think some of you can relate.
Go take a look at yourself in a mirror, or better yet, try on your favorite jeans.
Have you, like me (andÂ millions of Americans) Â fallen victim to “Blogger’s Butt? ”
This photo was taken less than a year ago. I was in good shape due to my active lifestyle which included gardening regularly and going to the gym 5 days per week.
“Blogger’s Butt” is what I call the detrimental effect of sitting in front of your computer for hours on end, day after day.
Your behind starts to spread and take on the soft quality of your seat cushion.
Your circulation is compromised from the pressure on your legs from sitting- you developÂ vericose veins ( in more places than one) and you gain weight!
As the body slows down to adjust to it’s low calorie needs due to lack of physical activity, so does ourÂ metabolism.
This photo was taken a few months ago when I spoke at Walt Disney World’s “International Flower and Garden Festival” I was up 15 pounds then. More was to follow.
This is me at my heaviest enjoying a visit from Susan Harris, of Garden Rant.
My career took on an exciting new Â path as I dove into creating multi media platforms for gardening- ( I want to spread the “gardening love,” not my hips!).
I’m on a mission.
Video production, blogging, speaking, creating presentations, new websites, book proposals!
I spend up to 10 hours a day sitting at my computer.
I bet some of you do too.
Now I peddle all day long,while I’m on the computer – checking my email, blogging, doing research, even watching videos online.
I’ve been at it for 6 weeks and I’ve lost 6 pounds!
Check out my “Blogger’s Butt Boot Camp” video and see if it inspires to take control of your “expanding physical assets” as I did!
Join my “Blogger’s Butt Boot Camp” and get active at your desk while blogging!
*Check with your physician before taking on any new physical activity.
I’m a garden expert but I hope I’ve “planted a seed” for your better health!