There is NO denying that moms have a lot on their plate ❤
So — in honor of Mother’s Day, here are 5 easy tips to stay fit when your time is tight 🙂
1. WORKOUT EARLY IN THE MORNING
Working out in the morning when the kids are still asleep and before the office is open. Instead of wasting time driving to the gym, designate a room in your home where you can spend time each morning doing some stretches, cardio and strength training before taking a jog or hitting the treadmill. The US Department of Health and Human Services recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week.
Many people who exercise in the morning report having more energy throughout the day. SCORE!
2. EXERCISE WITH THE KIDS
Turn part of your “family time” into “exercise time“. Play in the yard, or go for a nightly post-meal walk. This will also help to instill a ❤ of physical activity in your children!
3. LOOK FOR A GYM WITH CHILDCARE
Many gyms now offer professional on-site childcare. These gym packages can be less expensive than hiring a babysitter (and more reliable). Some gyms even offer age-appropriate fitness programs for youngsters, helping to ensure they get the daily exercise they need too!
4. EXERCISE DURING LUNCH BREAKS
If possible, squeeze in your daily exercise during your lunch break. Take advantage of on-site exercise facilities if your company offers them. If not, take a walk around the campus or a nearby park rather than sitting at your desk.
5. HAVE A BACKUP PLAN READY
Working out at a gym may be motivational, and ideal, but there will inevitably be days when busy moms can’t get to the gym. Prepare for such days by purchasing home workout DVDs you can play while the kids are doing their homework or after they have gone to bed. My favorites are Jillian Michael’s Boost Metabolism, The 21 Day Fix, Turbo Fire, and T25 … for moms who only have 25 minutes to spare 🙂
Also check YouTube … they have millions of FREE workout videos. Start your own “playlist” to store your favorites.