Do you find yourself wanting to get into shape but watching the days and weeks go by with little to no progress being made towards it?
If so, you’re not alone. Being a Mom comes with a long list of commitments and responsibilities. It can be hard to prioritize your health and fitness when you’re busy managing a family and taking care of everyone else.
Regular physical activity is no longer optional in this modern age, it’s essential if you want to live a long and healthy life.
5 Tricks That Will Make It Easier to Be a Fit Mom
1.Schedule It or Forget It – Plan your workouts for those times before your kids are up and the demands of your daily routine start rolling in. Not only will you feel better starting your day with a workout (good morning endorphins), you’ll be more likely to stick to a routine if it’s scheduled at a time without distractions.
2. Include Your Kids – Finding time alone for your workout can be hard, but who says you have to do it alone! Including your kids in your sweat session can be fun for both of you. Kids love moving and being active. Find activities you can do together to make this both a workout and a bonding time.
3. HIIT Your Way to Fit – High Intensity Interval training (HIIT) is the best way to shed pounds quickly! Think 20 minutes isn’t long enough for a workout? Think again!
4. Champion the Commute – Include walking, running, cartwheeling and activity in your commute! With the weather warming up for summer, challenge yourself to leave the car at home. The extra steps and hops will accelerate your fitness goals.
5. Be Kind To Yourself – There will be days when you don’t want to work out. When you find yourself lacking the motivation to move, remind yourself why it’s important for you to be a fit and healthy mom. The stronger your internal motivation is, the easier it will be to keep going on the hard days. Check-in with yourself and make the best choice you can in the moment.
Healthy Moms are Happy Moms! As a Mom, you lay the foundation for what is possible in your children’s eyes. Inspire them to be the best version of themselves by giving yourself the time to care for your health.