Being a mom is tough, tiring and can be downright hard at times, although there are so many wonderful moments, mom life is not always easy. As a mom, our needs tend to be the last on the to do lists for the day. Being stressed, overwhelmed and tired we assume is just part of being a mother. I thought that too, until I started incorporating some healthier habits into my routine.
If you’re a busy mom who craves more energy, a little less stress, wants to get a little healthier and maybe add a few minutes of ME time in your day, check out my Healthy Habits below. Slowly adding these into your day will make eating healthy, losing weight or becoming fit so much easier. Choose just one a day, each week, or even each month, whatever way is most comfortable for you.
Once these become part of your routine, you will begin to see some amazing differences in your life, both inside and out! Just write these down as reminders, post them in your planner, your organizer, anywhere you know you will see them each day.
Healthy Habit #1
Chug, Chug, Chug:
This is the #1 tip I give the woman I work with. Water is a must for weight loss, glowing skin, increased energy, better sleep, lower blood pressure, better digestion, dehydration and less stress. Drink more water! A rule I try to start with is to aim for at least half of your body weight in ounces of water. So, if you weigh 100 lbs, shoot for 50 ounces of water. Carry a water bottle with you wherever you go!
Healthy Habit #2
Ditch the D Word:
Since time is precious to busy moms, let’s not waste it on that darn D word! Yes, those crazy plans that only leave us eating more, feeling worse and actually, gaining weight instead of losing, DIETS. Ditch those crazy quick fixes and just eat real food. Choose fresh foods and steer clear of processed prepackaged food. Begin following a healthy eating plan that fits with YOUR needs and your lifestyle. Choose something you know will work with your daily routine, food preferences and fitness goals. There are so many hard choices we need to make each day, eating healthy doesn’t have to be one of them.
Healthy Habit #3
Mini Meal Prep:
Notice I said mini meal prep! You don’t need to take hours and hours (that you don’t have) to plan healthy meals. Taking 10 minutes each night to write out your meals for the next day, cut up and bag a few fresh veggies, making your lunch or checking out some Pinterest crockpot meals. Just a few minutes each day can save you time, energy and stress of worrying about what to eat during the week.
Healthy Habit #4
Move Your Body:
Did you know that exercise can be more beneficial than a nap? It increases your energy, lifts your mood and keeps your mind and body fit! Start with just 15 minutes a few times a week. Maybe a quick class on your lunch break, a walk with your favorite little one or choose your favorite at home workouts in the evening. Starting small not only makes it more enjoyable but will help you stick with it over time.
Healthy Habit #5
More Mom-ME time:
Taking care of you, IS taking care of your kids. Making ME time a part of your daily routine can make you a better mom, wife, friend, daughter and an EVEN more amazing YOU. Take just a few minutes each day to do something YOU love. Sit and enjoy your favorite cup of coffee, take a warm bath, drink a glass of wine, watch your favorite show, read a few pages of a book you have been dying to read, make a phone call to your BFF who makes you laugh out loud. It’s not about having time, it’s about making the time for what matters most, you.
To learn more about living life healthy check out my website at http://www.wellandinspired.com or connect with me at firstname.lastname@example.org I would love to hear from you!