by: Scott Williams
Boys, I am sure you all agree that the girls do it tough!! Much harder than we do, and I can tell you one thing I could never the female!!
Are you a mom? Do you have time for fitness? Moms really have a tough time. They are the cook, the maid, the taxi driver, the teacher, the referee, and the list could go on. If you’re a mom, you know how to get things done for everyone else, but, you don’t take care of you! In the day where children keep parents on the go, it is hard to do the things you’d like to do.
School schedules, car pools and after school activities combined with household chores and a full-time job doesn’t allow for much time to exercise. However, that excuse is no longer good enough. Today’s mom knows how to get things done. They can squeeze in a last minute dentist appointment for little Brooke and show up without a moment to spare for a class play that little Tommy forgot to mention. Super mom can always find time to do whatever needs to be done to run a happy home for all of the occupants. So the “I don’t have time” doesn’t fly anymore. In fact, moms everywhere should be embarrassed to use the excuse when a real mom knows, if you really want to do something, you make it happen…..
It is important to take care of yourself. Plenty of rest and exercise should therefore be one of those little things that you mark on the calendar and do. In fact, do it now. Mark in your day planner or on the dry-erase board your “me-time.” Then, find something that works for you! Whether that be dusting off that tennis racket and head on out for the courts with one of your girlfriends, or get a personal trainer for a 30 minute session, or take up walking for overall health and fitness. Procrastination is a word that has no meaning for moms wanting to do something nice for their children, the same should apply for what you want or need to do.
Flexibility and diversification is a nice thing. Diversify your workout schedule to include solo walks, tennis matches with girlfriends, and a run with your husband. Be creative in planning your week ahead. If you know that on Monday you have to pick up your daughter from school at 3:00, but your son gets out at 2:30, make proper use of your time and throw your Nike shoes in a gym bag and walk while you wait. If your daughter has a dance practice that goes for an hour, then pack find a facility near you, or take your joggers and go for a run/walk.
The most important thing to remember is that because you are a mom, you may have to jump in and take advantage of a thirty-minute window just to have time to exercise from time to time. Be prepared for those opportunities and learn to expect the unexpected and use any time wisely.
You can accomplish what you want, even as a busy mom.
If you live in Canberra, we have FREE creche at the 9.30am class six days a week, so come on out and check out our awesome family, friendly facility.
Or if you are stuck at home then head over to my Instagram where I am posting FREE home workouts so you don’t miss out : @scottywilliams321
Till next time