Being a mum is one of the most important jobs in the world and while we would never change it, we have to manage the stress that goes with it.
Dealing with it via sugary snacks to survive the day, caffeine for breakfast or self sabotage at the end of the day won’t helps us become better mums.
From the earliest age, your kids watch your moves and naturally want to be just like you! To them you are a super star. Knowing that you have the greatest influence on your kids should be a great incentive to try and embrace a healthier lifestyle. After all, we are raising adults, not children. What they experience as children influences the lifestyle they will lead later on in life.
What health aspirations do you wish for your adult child?
Short term thinking, yes, it might be easier to buy take away food or fast food when you are busy and lack time but this isn’t making health and fitness a priority for yourself or your family. Of course, the occasional take-away is fine, it’s all about balance and moderation but what we are really talking about is those unhealthy occasions turning into frequent habits.
So with health and fitness being a priority, it’s time to get organised and map out a plan for the week. As the saying goes fail to plan, plan to fail.
- Set some daily and weekly goals
- Plan out your meals for the week and write out a shopping list so you know exactly what you need to get
- Set aside a couple of hours each week to prep some meals in advance
- Cook extra at dinner and have left overs the next day for lunch
- Schedule in your workouts for the week and commit yourself. Be sure that the exercise you do, is something that you enjoy. This is key for success!
- Workout while everyone is sleeping first thing in the morning or after the children have gone to bed or in your lunch break
- Short on time, HIIT is great!