This week the kids headed back to school and whether you were the mom that cried in the parking lot or the mom the popped some bubbly to celebrate it's impossible to deny this school year brings with it a flurry of activities and with that less "me" time.
Below are tips to maximize your time and energy this school year and be the fittest and healthiest mom you can be! Tips apply for all working moms, homeschool moms, wannabe trophy wives and ordinary women just like me!
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- Plan Your Meals - Planning out your meals will save time, stress and ensures that you eat healthy all week. Pick a day prepping lunches, snacks and dinners for the week and if your kids are old enough teach them how to do it too!
- Set Up A Bedtime And Wakeup Routine - Sleep is no longer an option, sleep is now a priority. If possible, it's best to set up a bedtime and wakeup routine to get plenty of sleep every night.
- Schedule Your Workouts - Most parents need a to-do list and schedule to stay sane. Plan your workout times in advance and put it on a calendar or to-do list.
- Find An Exercise That You ENJOY! - If you hate what you're doing, you will find every excuse in the world to avoid it. Find a way to exercise that you actually enjoy and make sure it's effective for your body, works for your lifestyle and fits your schedule.
- Workout With A Buddy - Find a workout buddy. This holds you accountable and makes your workouts more enjoyable. You can even create a little fun competition to keep you going!
- Keep A Packed Gym Bag in your Car - You never know when your kid's soccer game will get rained out or you don't have to work as late as you thought. Keeping a gym bag packed in your car with an extra set of spandex can get you to the studio for a workout you otherwise may have missed.
- Play With Your Kids - Studies have shown that sitting for long periods of time can have a negative impact on your overall health. So get out there and actively participate in your kid's practices. Not only will you get a great workout in, but you will get to spend time with your kids. Bonding and exercising... its a win/win.
- Set A New Goal - Setting goals are important, they give you something to work towards. Try something as small as dedicating 60 minutes 3 times a week to a fitness routine.
And lastly, stress less! During back to school, keeping yourself sane can seem nearly impossible at times. It is very important to relax yourself and take breaks throughout the day.
If you feel like these suggestions are a bit of a stretch for you just remember you did find a moment to read my blog. :) So get up, get out and get going! And remember to always be happy and healthy!
Tasha Webber, Sales & Marketing Manager