With Mother’s Day around the corner, we thought of not going down the conventional route of soapy mommy greetings. We have worked on 5 effective tips, that can help you, focus on yourself and be a HappleyFit Mama!
Always remember, there is great potential when it comes to investing in your personal health as a mom. Here are some simple ideas to inspire you to start:
Plan things out.
Healthy eating, exercise, and self-care for mom often falls by the wayside without an actionable plan. Grab yourself a small gift and purchase a Monthly Planner. In the planner, write down meals you intend to make during the week, days you plan to get some sort of activity, and schedule in some much needed me time. It’s easier to stay committed to your healthy mom goals when they are down on paper.
Make realistic changes to eat better.
One of the things that really helps is to make small simple goals when it come to food. For example, you could make a goal to start your day with a seasonal fruit and handful of nuts daily, drinking 2-3 litres of water, have a small meal between 4 to 6pm, limit junk meals to once or twice a week. These simple goals are realistic changes without restricting yourself too much, which makes you more likely to stick with it in the long run.
Walk it out.
When running errands, you could try parking farther away to get more walking in. Or you could simply walk instead of drive. Or you could go for an evening walk as a family after dinner. One of the simplest ways to increase your activity and exercise just a bit more is to incorporate walking as much as possible into your daily life.
Build in the time.
There is enough time for everything if we truly want it to be. Schedule in the time for yourself that is realistic, and ask your spouse and other family members to respect that time. If that means you take 2 hours a week to get out of the house and go for a movie with a girlfriend, ask your husband or a friend to watch after your kids. Commit to making the time for yourself.
Make it a lifestyle.
If you are hoping to succeed with some long term goals this year, one way to do this is making a lifestyle choice rather than a phase. Aim to meet your healthy eating, exercise, or self-care goals about 80 percent of the time.
As a mom, it’s common to feel like enough isn’t always good enough. To feel like you give and give and nobody’s happy. It’s time to transform your mindset and be proud of all the hard work you put into being a mom. Think of 5 ways you really helped your kids today and feel proud of that. Feel good about being a good mom even if no one else recognizes it.
You are doing an amazing job, mama. Really, you are.