Becoming motivated to go workout and do physical training may be difficult after becoming a mother. New priorities, joys and responsibilities make our daily lives a little more pressed for time, especially time for ourselves. Between soccer games and piano recitals, it's hard to find the "me" time that every mother craves and needs to keep her sanity.
We all want to reach our fitness goals. Whether that means shedding the last few pounds after pregnancy or finally finding the time to check running a marathon off your bucket list, here are some things that can help you on your way:
- Set smaller, more manageable fitness goals. Paired with proper eating and a healthy lifestyle, even a small amount of exercise can have a long lasting effect on how you feel.
- Have daily and weekly fitness goals. Break it down for yourself. "I want to run three times this week."
- Eat breakfast. It sounds so simple and yet so effective! Breakfast gives you more strength and endurance to engage in physical activity.
- Get a buddy. A good exercise buddy can keep you honest and motivated. Let us be your buddy!
- Stay the course. Ok, so everyone slips up. The double chocolate cake had your name on it last night. You missed a workout. That's not a good enough reason to give it up all together. You can do this!