by Tiffanie Grady-Gillespie, Certified Physical Trainer, Certified Corporate Wellness Coach, WickedFiTT
As moms, our life is insanely busy, right?
Whether you are a working mom or a stay at home mom, we are all doing things like cleaning, cooking, running errands, afterschool activities, and so on and, well, you get the point. We all agree there are not enough hours in the day and so little time for ourselves.
So, come on. Do you want to go through mom life wondering and wishing for a healthy mom bod? NO !!! Do what the successful moms do to stay healthy and fit; they can do it and so can you.
OK, disclaimer time: Did you know it takes 66 days to form a new habit? Seriously, I am not kidding, it’s 66, not 21, not 30 and not 60. The magic number is 66. Give yourself some slack (or some grace), and don’t give up too soon.
Here are few of the top tips to get you started:
Right off I will let you in on a little secret, the key is to stay active as often as you can each day, even if it’s not a planned workout. Just keep moving.
Sleep; easier said than done Tiff, right? But seven to eight hours of sleep is so important physically and mentally.
Set a schedule for yourself, and even add an accountability partner. Write it down and keep a journal; you are more likely to stick to a routine and get excited about progress just by keeping a journal. You don’t have to write a book, just notes on progress and challenges you face.
Drink that water sister— flavored or un-flavored — and add electrolytes. H20 is super important, even when it is not hot outside. Have it ready for you in the morning.
That brings me to the next tip: Have your workout clothes set out and ready to go (anything we can do to save time).
Make it fun, vary your workouts, dance, hike, play with the kiddos and the dogs. And always keep your workouts safe. Challenge yourself without hurting yourself.
By following these easy fitness tips, you can make fitness a part of your everyday life. Even as a busy mom, it is still possible to be in the best shape of your life.
I am always here to help.