To the mothers out there, if you want a quick read rather than the other post of mine, check this one out. I like no. 50. Original post here
Staying healthy is a whole different ball game when you’re a mother.You can forget about keeping a consistent schedule, sleeping eight hours a night and spending two hours at the gym. While the day-to-day physical challenges are one thing, the daily mental challenges are another. Not only do you deal with stretch marks, hormonal fluctuations and pregnancy weight gain, but you have to deal with your insecurities around women who have never had a baby, a sleepless night or a full-on toddler tantrum. I knew becoming a fit mother required me to make extra efforts in creating a successful environment.After gaining and losing 110lbs for three years after having three kids, three years old and under, here are my 50 top tips to becoming a fit mother.
1.Breastfeed: it burns tons of calories and contracts your uterus to become smaller.
2.Create short term goals to keep you motivated.
3.Measure your progress by inches, clothes and confidence…not just the scale.
4.Stock up on meal replacements, like protein shakes, if you are too busy to eat.
5.Drink some tea or coffee for an extra boost of energy.
6. Journal what you are eating so you get a good idea of your caloric intake.
7.Only keep healthy foods in your house.
8.Bring healthy snacks like a protein bar/shake or nuts for quick snacks in your car.
9.Carry a water bottle everywhere you go.
10.Workout in the morning before the children wakes up.
11.State your intentions every morning by creating daily workout and diet goals
12.Invest in a jogging stroller. (I’ve purchased mine inexpensively on Craigslist)
13.As soon as your baby is old enough, instill a routine for him/her so your schedule becomes more predictable.