**Printable at home chore workout guide PDF at bottom of post.
Moms want to workout more, but often can’t find the time, the energy, the concentration, supplies. Much of our time is spent taking care of others’ and toting along toddlers wherever we go. Especially if you’re a stay at home mom, like myself, there is not many seconds in the day when someone else is not demanding your attention. And where do these fit moms find the energy?
After middle of the night nightmares, breastfeeding, cleaning, changing diapers, homework, being the taxi driver, grocery shopping, cooking….where is the energy for exercising? It’s a daunting task to consider spending some time on yourself. You will have to pull from other energy stores and routines to make this happen for yourself. BUT DO NOT FEAR! YOU ABSOLUTELY HAVE MOM POWER!
I often joke that I’m not “Wonder Woman“, but after having two kids, I fully believe that I AM WONDER WOMAN! And so are you, chances are if you’re reading this, you take care of your kids, health is important to you, and you’re not spending enough time for yourself. YOU ARE A WONDER WOMAN!
Did you read the list of your activities above? And that’s not even a complete list. So, trust me if you can do all of that and more, you are fully capable of figuring out how to start working out consistently. And because you will feel better, you will have the energy. Yes, you may have to cut something not so important off of your to-do list. For me, spending excessive time on structured activities at home and some of those extra cleaning tasks that nobody cares about….guess what? I just don’t do them anymore. I don’t care, my family doesn’t care. We’re still smart and plenty cleaned up enough and loved….and Mom’s a little happier. It really can be a win-win.
But how can I afford it and I don’t have a babysitter? Well, if you are leaving your house, going other places, stopping at Burger King for lunch play, changes are that you can shave a few bucks off these activities to put toward a membership. Now the next task is to find a reasonably priced gym with a daycare. We have chosen to utilize our local YMCA, which offers free daycare during certain hours 6 days/week. So regardless of your schedule and whether or not you work, it is possible to take your kids with you.
Or you may choose to workout at home, you may need to purchase a few small pieces of equipment. There are many DVD programs and YouTube Channels that can help you get your workouts in. YOU CAN DO THIS, YOU HAVE MOM POWER!
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