Unfortunately many moms, even moms who were fanatical about working out and eating healthy pre kids, find it hard to stay fit and healthy. If you want to get back on top of your fitness goals, continue reading to discover a few easy tips.
Find ways to exercise with your kids in tow:
As in most cases you’ll have limited free time without your kids in tow, it’s a smart idea to find creative yet practical ways to get in quick workouts, with your kids in tow. For example, you may want to look up strength exercises which you complete at a local playground such as chin ups and bench dips. Just be sure to choose a playground that is likely to be empty, so that you’ll be able to workout without getting in the way of other people’s children. As another idea you may want to have jump rope competitions with your kids in your back yard as jumping rope is an effective full body workout and burns more calories per minute than swimming or running, which is great news if you’re normally pressed for time.
Purchase a stroller that you can run with:
Whether you currently are the proud mom of a baby or toddler or are looking forward to welcoming a new bundle of joy to your family in the near future, it’s important not to skimp on purchasing a high quality stroller. As you should purchase a stroller that you’ll comfortably be able to take on jogs around your neighborhood and which features large, off road tires that you can use to run with at your local park.
Join a gym:
As a mom, you may find it easier to get in effective workouts if you can spend one hour without your kids at a local gym, a few times a week. As your own health and fitness is extremely important, it’s well worth getting your partner or a family member to take care of your kids at this time or to hire a babysitter. Better yet, many fitness centers offer child minding services, which will allow you to sweat it out, without worrying about how your kids are doing. If you lack motivation to join a gym, you may want to sign up for group fitness classes such as Zumba classes, kick boxing classes or spin classes, with a friend, such as a fellow mother from a neo-natal group.
Prepare healthy snacks which you can share with your kids:
Swapping out unhealthy snacks for healthy snacks which you can keep in zip lock bags, to eat on the go with your kids is a great idea. For example, you may want to keep nuts, seeds or dried fruits such as dried apricots and mangoes in zip lock bags in your car and go to handbag. Which will help you avoid eating less healthy options.
Geocache with your kids:
Geocaching involves using GPS co-ordinates and clues on an app, to find hidden caches or containers. Some of which are cleverly disguised as ordinary items such as pinecones, rocks or tree branches. While Geocaching you’ll quickly rack up plenty of extra miles per week.
So if you want to take control of your health and fitness, so that you’ll be healthy for decades to come and to watch your kids grow up, it’s well worth following the handy tips that are listed above.