It seems the duties of being a mum is never ending. Mums pack lunches, carpool, work, do laundry, find missing clothes and shoes, and make trips to big games on the weekends. It seems almost impossible to be fit, healthy, and a mom. I’ve compiled these health and fitness tips to help even the busiest mom find time for her fitness.
- Make a Schedule
It’s important that you plan ahead. Write out your workouts on the calendar to give yourself the time you need to do them. Set aside time and put it on the calendar, rather than waiting for time to open up in your schedule. It’s just not going to happen. Make time.
- Pack Your Own Lunch
More people are waking up to the dangers of the modern mainstream food; of all the preservatives, additives, and everything in-between. We’re now feeding our kids healthier food, but are you doing the same for yourself? Moms need to take care of themselves too! If you’re making organic healthy lunches for your kids, then don’t forget to make one for yourself too.
- Burst Training Helps
Burst training is one of the most effective forms of training there is. It burns through a lot of calories in a very short amount of time, which is just what every mother needs! These burst training workouts are short – up to fifteen minutes at the most – but they get a lot done.
- Sleep it Off
Don’t forget that getting enough rest is as important as getting enough of a workout. You need to ensure that you sleep regularly. Getting six-to-eight hours of sleep each day is essential to staying physically, mentally, and emotionally fit. A lot of us are guilty of staying up too late on our phones and computers. Shut them down and shut your eyes. You’ll wake up with more energy and be far more productive.
- Let Others In
It’s a good idea to talk to your friends and family about your plans when you can. Let them know what you’re doing and what you hope to achieve. They will be supportive of you and you set yourself up to create positive results. It’s only natural to not want to let others down. Talking to other people about your plans will get them invested, and you won’t want to disappoint them; making you work harder at your goals.
- Get Plenty of Water
Everyone knows how important water is of course, but not many really understand why. Drinking your body weight in ounces boosts your metabolism by up to 30% and has other far-reaching benefits for losing weight. Studies have shown the connection between hydration levels and metabolism levels. Getting plenty of water in the morning gives you a nice boost to lose more weight through the rest of the day.
Drinking plenty of water will always be one of the foundations of effective weight loss.
Fitnessgoals.com will teach you how to lose 20 pounds in 2 weeks and getting a lot of water is a key part. Of course everything discussed in this article will help. It all goes together to form an effective weight loss program.
Melissa Pillone says
Great tips! Ang hirap humanap ng time pag mommy ka, you’re always busy. I try to exercise for 5-10 minutes a day… yun lang kaya kong isingit e. Breastfeeding helps me lose weight, too. 🙂
Crystal // Dreams, etc. says
These are helpful tips for any busy person. I love that you included sleep. That’s so important for any healthy routine.
These are great tips! And #6 is so so important!
Love these tips to focus on health and fitness! Thank you!
So many great tips! I really need to schedule my fitness time. Not only does it help keep me on track but it also reminds the rest of the family that I value that time.
These are awesome tips. It’s hard to keep up on it as a busy mom.