Finding Time to Workout While Living The Mom Life
Are you struggling to find time to lose the last few pounds of baby weight? Is it hard to run behind your kids without huffing n puffing??? Looking forward to fitting into an outfit you have been eyeing for your dear ones wedding??
As a mom it is your challenging yet fulfilling duty to teach, nourish and protect your children.
However, the world’s most important job could leave you no time for taking care of yourself.
It is important to remember that fitness is a process and journey. The fruits of this labor will be reflected in many aspects of your life.
With the above line in mind make a plan to incorporate an exercise routine that can fit into your daily schedule (p.s: crazy hectic one already)
HOME GYM: Workout does not have to involve a fancy gym membership or too much preparation. Create a gym at home with some basic equipment for yourself. A yoga mat, jump rope, light weight dumbbells, etc. In between cooking, cleaning, homework and a zillion other things at home it becomes easy to fit in even a brief workout early or late in the day.
MOM FRIENDS: Start a group with mom’s who are in the boat as you and are looking to find motivation. Meet along with kids or when they are away at school to have a quick workout session at one of your homes and turn it into a health tips session [Don’t we all love some girl time 😉 ] Fitness DVD’s could be very helpful for a home work out or a session with a group.
FUN WITH THE FAMILY: Make workouts part of a family activity. Go for a jog, play a game that involves a physical activity, stroll around the mall, or do a cleanup session at home that gives you a healthy body and a clean home [Win Win]. Involving kids in your workouts helps you spend quality time with them and teaches them the importance of staying in shape and healthy from a young age.
FOOD FOOD: We all know what is good for us and what is not. The hardest part is making the healthy choice – eating more fruits, vegetables, lean meats while avoiding excess sugars and processed foods.
It’s possible to follow a healthy eating pattern with some time and commitment. You will be surprised when you start craving healthy foods.
PREP FOR GOOD HEALTH- Stock your fridge and pantry with all the good, healthy options. Have healthy snacks handy when hunger pangs strike. Do your research on cooking with low fat, low sugar, and less carbohydrates.
And it is always a good idea to allow yourself an occasional cheat day and mindfully indulge into your favorite cravings.
PREP IS EVERYTHING
Finding time to exercise and make healthy meals is an exercise in time-management
If you’re not sure of any specific reasons to refer back to, remember that as a mother you’re a prime example to your family to eat healthily and exercise regularly. Share this wisdom to young impressionable minds.
More POWER to THE MOM in you!!!!
Do share your special tips for leading a healthy mom life………
[P.S Sharing is Caring]
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