Plan Your Meals – Be Organised – Trying to save time by eating fast food and ready-made meals is one of the biggest mistakes busy mums make. Although it may save you time and energy to run to the take away shop instead of cooking a meal, you’re jeopardizing your long-term health.
Don’t forget: Your health and well-being has a huge impact on your children, both now and later. Although it’s going to take time and energy, it’s far better to spend half an hour preparing healthy, nutritious meals for the day ahead. If you have the time, you can also spend a few hours on one day preparing food for the whole week.
Preparing ahead may seem time consuming but getting home late from kids after school activities there is a lot less fuss and stress which makes for a happier household all round.
Sometimes Plans don’t go to plan – Think of health and fitness as an integral part of your lifestyle rather than a fad you adopt for 6 or 12 weeks at a time. So, if you get really busy, snatch whatever time you can for exercising, even if it’s not the gym session you were planning.
Having one workout or even a few workouts that don’t go as planned will not ruin your fitness, and you can definitely still get in a good sweat session with a solid at-home workout. Even going to for a walk/run to clear the head will benefit that busy lifestyle.
This positive perspective will give you the freedom to adjust your life as needed and to forgive yourself when things don’t go quite as you thought they would. Don’t let the small hiccups interfere with your lifestyle. Find a way to make health happen.
Make Fitness About Family – Your family is already the most important thing in your life, so why not invite them on your fitness journey? Children love to run around and play outside. Take them with you while you jog with your dog around the park, or do a fun playground workout while they’re busy just being kids.
Really, the options are endless. Not only will including your family in your exercise regimen improve your own fitness level, but you’ll be instilling positive habits in your little ones that will serve them for their entire lifetime.
Good nutrition and exercise is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. There are so many benefits I could list as to why this is important to choose this lifestyle but the important reason for most women is their family. You want them to grow up as healthy, strong, confident children that understand the concept of leading a healthy lifestyle and making the right choices.
The best way to do this is to lead by example. Doing this not only ensures they are learning life skills to implement when they are older but also ensures I am respecting my body giving me the best opportunity to live a long and happy life.
Our MP Transformation Challenge teaches you all this and more, how to make food fun, something to love not fear. Good nutrition is never about the food, it’s never about good food and bad food. Food is a tool we use to help give you a body to be proud of. Our next challenge begins 17th Feb register your interest here MP Challenge