A funny and unique connection was made in my life the other day. I think that in the bigger picture, there is a reason why these things happen. That, however, is a topic for another post.

In the midst of my frustration about my health and my obsession with Harry Potter, I found a new website/blog a & podcast called “Fitting it In“. This is a blog/podcast combo about a woman, Melissa Anelli, who is trying to change her lifestyle and make health a priority by working it in to a VERY busy life. Melissa is a journalist by day and runs the VERY successful website, The Leaky Cauldron(a Harry Potter news/fansite), by night. She also hosts a weekly Harry Potter Podcast called PotterCast.

Needless to say, she is EXTREMELY busy and is trying to figure out how to change her lifestyle and make health a priority (by making time and fitting it in). Does this sound familiar? It DOES TO ME!!!!

With 2 kids, a household to run, a full-time executive level job, a really BIG dog, a cat and a husband who works nights – I have all of the excuses in the world not to fit it in. And BELIEVE me I have (and AM) using them.

As a result of this I find myself as a middle-aged woman who has not been able to invest the time and focus on health – my weight and health complaints have increased significantly over the past few years. I am sick and tired of it.

I have tried every diet and program known to (wo)man and I am OVER it. Nothing works, nothing is getting at the very foundation of the problem. I need to change my approach.

Back to Fitting it In
I have now subscribed to the podcast, and am learning about the struggles that Melissa is facing. This is an awesome ‘Reality-Podcast’ about her attempt at changing her life. She has a very sensible co-host & trainer, Chris Kelly, who has a very sensible and manageable approach…probably the most practical I have ever seen.

The website has an overview of the approach, her mealplan, and workouts. On the podcast, the review each week and talk about small goals for each upcoming week.

What’s in this for me?
I don’t know yet, but I have already started to incorporate ideas into my day (I have only been listening/reading for 2 days). I don’t know, but I think I may be on to something. I will surely post progress (or frustrations here).

Go check it out!
Fitting it In
You can also subscribe to the podcast through iTunes.