Being a mom is one of life’s great adventures. It’s fulfilling, exciting and rewarding but it can also be demanding and unrelenting. Time becomes all the more precious when your to-do list seems to go on forever. As a mom who is trying to do the best for her kids, it can be easy to fall into the trap of ignoring the fact that you need some me-time to be the best person you can be.
Time where you can be alone and work on your physical and mental health. Time where you can get active and do the things you love to do most. If this sounds all too familiar and you’re a new mom who is struggling to find time to stay active, the following are some tips that may help you achieve your health and fitness goals.
Get an E-bike
So, you have a habit of driving everywhere and you don’t have time to cycle a traditional pedal bike. Why not get the best of both worlds by investing in an e-bike? You’ll be able to get to your destination much faster than if you were to walk and – because you’ll still have to pedal – riding an e-bike is a great way of getting your daily dose of exercise. You can research the accessories and extras to go along with your ride to get the most of your bike.
Don’t Sit in the Car During Soccer Practice
Anytime you have to yourself is valuable so you have to make the most of it. You might think that sitting in the car chilling out while the kids are playing soccer is a valuable use of your time but it’s not. When they are active, you should be too. Change into your sportswear before leaving home and plan out a route near the training venue where you can go walking or jogging. You’ll feel so much more productive when you sit down to dinner later in the evening.
Focus on Quick & High Intensity Workouts
You don’t have enough hours in the day to do everything you need to do and it can be easy to make excuses to not exercise. Our advice to overcome this is to choose workouts that are fast and high intensity. This way, you won’t feel guilty for spending so much time exercising but you’ll still break a sweat and get your step count up.
Get the Kids Involved
You need exercise and your kids need to be active so why not make it a fun experience for everyone? Take the kids to the local park to go hiking or biking. Go camping and encourage outdoor activities such as swimming or rock climbing. Visit your local sports store and buy tennis rackets for the entire family.
Create exercise challenges and gamify the experience by creating a point system where the overall winner gets a reward. This is a sure way to keep the little ones motivated whilst all of you are reaping the physical and mental benefits that come with exercising regularly.