As a busy mom who wants to ensure her health and good looks with a regular exercise routine, you actually have the possibility to make the most out of the time you spend at home. It may seem like a mission impossible, but even 20 minutes to half an hour of physical activity every day can do wonders for your body and mind. That being said, you are bound to find the following tips handy and practical.
Find the best time to exercise
This can be the biggest problem for busy moms. After all, you have so many things to do, so when can you squeeze in the exercise routine? Well, if you’re ready to change your life for the better, it’s important to create a schedule for your day. That way, you can see whether it’s possible to wake up a bit earlier or stay up a bit later to do the exercises. It’s important to mention that the best time for physical activity is the morning, but if that simply can’t happen, any other time is better than not working out at all. Also, the schedule will clearly show whether there’s a possibility to work out during the day. After all, you can combine the time you spend with your child with your workout sessions. For instance, you can hold your child and play with them as you do squats and lunges.
Make it a habit
Once you decide what time in a day works best for you and your mommy lifestyle, it’s essential that you take this new activity very seriously. After all, even ladies who have no mom responsibilities find it difficult to stick to the exercise plan. This is why you need to make it an actual habit. Apart from strong willpower that’s key to success, you should also get into the workout vibe. You can get yourself some fashionable ladies gym wear that makes you feel comfy; create a particular corner at home for your workout sessions as well as get the essential equipment, such as kettlebells or weights and even a mini home stepper.
Don’t beat yourself up over a setback
It’s more than expected that there will be days when you won’t be able to manage to do a full workout routine that you previously planned out. When you get overrun by obligations and responsibilities, you should try your best to stay positive and upbeat, not beat yourself up over the fact that you couldn’t do the set of lunges and push-ups. Remember, you can always stretch between different daily activities, as well as do a couple of squats, which is more than enough to keep your metabolism and blood circulation boosted if you already have an established workout routine.
Find exercises that you enjoy
There are plenty of different home workouts that you can try. Thanks to that, you can easily create your own exercise plan that will consist of various activities you enjoy. Basically, you can choose different types of workouts that focus on different areas of the body and achieve the desired results. There’s not just one single exercise that you absolutely have to do if you want a slimmer waist or toned legs. With that in mind, feel free to choose exercises that you actually enjoy doing. That way, you won’t treat this healthy routine as a bothersome activity that stresses you out.
Try to enjoy every moment of your family life, even if it gets a little too busy sometimes. Moreover, regular exercises can help you deal with your responsibilities better. After all, regular physical activity will rid your body of toxins, help you sleep sounder, improve your mood and energy levels, boost metabolism and blood circulation, strengthen your joints and immune system as well as combat stress. Once you take that into account, adding exercise into your busy schedule is definitely worth the effort. What better way to improve the quality of your family time?
Peter is a beauty and fashion editor Ivania's Mode magazine, living between London and Brisbane, Australia! Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.