1. Create a family workout
If it’s difficult for you to find time for exercise, why not go for a family workout? Hiking, walking, jumping, running, stretching, yoga… there are so many family-friendly exercises that it’s not easy to find an excuse to skip your daily workout. Help your family to improve health and shed pounds at the same time. A family workout is one of the best ways to shape your kids healthily for the future.
2. Enjoy your fitness time whenever possible
If your children attend an art, music, or dance class, don’t just sit in the waiting room, wasting your precious fitness time. Start exercising by getting outside for a run, bike ride, or rollerblading. Or, simply go for a walk. When your kids are finished with dance lessons you’ll be complete knowing you used your time well by getting your exercise in.
3. Opt for healthy snacks
Packing healthy snacks for you and your kids is one of the most important fitness tips to follow when you want to stay slim and healthy. Sometimes we pack snacks only for kids and forget to pack some healthy stuff for ourselves. Pack an apple, vegetable sticks, berries, Greek yogurt, or vegetable chips. When you take healthy snacks along with you, it’s much easier to stay on track and cut your calorie intake during the day.
4. Pack your salad
Eliminate the guesswork at mealtime by making your salads in advance. You can prepare a great variety of salads, simply change the core ingredients but don’t forget to include fruit, vegetables, nuts, greens, and some light dressing. A healthy salad is a good fuel for your fitness workouts and your busy life as a mother. Moreover, you probably often don’t have time to make a healthy lunch, do you?
5. Tote along with your tot
If you’re with your kid every day, tote along with your tot for a wonderful exercise. Go for a good run with your baby strapped into a stroller and don’t forget to add in some resistance training of stroller squats and lunges. You can also exercise in the park while your little one enjoys some fresh air and beautiful landscapes.
6. Mall walking
Now, pack up your stroller and go to the mall for excellent exercise. If you go to the mall in the early hours you’ll have enough room to speed walk around because it won’t be so busy. This is a great way to burn those unwanted calories and make essential purchases at the same time.
7. Find balance in your life
Finding balance in life is one of the biggest challenges for many moms. As a mom, you can easily get lost in all your everyday tasks just caring for your kids. Try to be more flexible with your schedule and squeeze in your workout whenever you can.
I usually find it easier to exercise early in the morning since there are no excuses. I don’t think you have to do something at 5 am or 6 am in the morning, so why not shake up your body a little bit before your so-called workday?
Even if you’re a super busy mom, it’s still possible to exercise and eat healthily. Just try to follow these tips, which will help you be healthy, beautiful, fit, and happy! Become a role model for your child and show them exercise is essential in everyday life. Are you a busy mom? How often do you manage to exercise? Share your tips with us, please.
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