On their always-long lists of things to do, busy moms often put their own needs last. Your life is a unique mix of responsibilities that might include: kids to raise, work, house cleaning, shopping, cooking and other family members to care for. With that much to do, finding extra time in the day to care for yourself is no easy task. But it’s vitally important—not just so your health and wellness are maintained, but so the people you love will have a real-life example of how good health can affect their minds, bodies and overall outlook on life.
Next time you are having trouble staying motivated to eat healthier or stay on your workout routine, keep these pointers in mind.
1. Exercise helps build muscle and patience.
It isn’t easy juggling a lot of balls and at the end of the day—all of us are only human. But when it comes to being the best mothers we can be, patience is something we have to prioritize. Exercise programs can lower stress levels naturally, which results in more patience for what really counts: your children.
2. Set the example of being in shape.
If your children don’t struggle with childhood obesity, there’s still a good chance a child you come in contact with does. They say it takes a village to raise a child and the more you set the example of good health for all the people in your life, the more good you do for our greater community.
3. Confidence is contagious.
When mama’s happy, everyone’s happy. And when you feel good and are comfortable in your own skin—it shows. Especially if you have little girls, there’s nothing better you can show your children than how empowering it is to be proactive in your healthy choices.
4. What starts here can finish anywhere.
Curves prides itself on being a supportive, nurturing environment that gives you all the tools you need for fitness success. Invite your kids to go hiking with you on the weekend, or just out for an after-dinner walk to show off the improved fitness and endurance you’re building. Some positive reinforcement goes a long way and also helps contribute to family time.
5. Cut out wasted time on electronics.
Consider cutting down the number of times you check your email a day or using website-blocking tools so your online time is more productive. It only takes 30 minutes a day to get a total body workout at Curves—with just a few tweaks in your current routine you can free up time to use for yourself. And if your kids see you putting down the electronics to move your body—maybe they will too!
Are you ready to start a new fitness routine? Find out where your nearest Curves Club is.
See how our 30-minute total body workout can fit in with your lifestyle and help you transform your life.