How do busy mothers find time to work out? Find the answers here
- Mums Tips
- Fitness & Health
- Published on Friday, 10 June 2022 17:13
- Last Updated on 10 June 2022
- Monica Costa
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If you are a busy mother, then you may find it incredibly difficult to find time to work out. This is understandable, after all, you may feel as though sometimes you lack motivation and other times you just don’t have the creativity required to push yourself when you can’t get to the gym. If this sounds like you, then you have nothing to worry about. You’re not alone and so many people are in the same situation as you.
Have a Plan
Sometimes planning a workout is the most difficult part of the process. You may find it very hard to find the motivation to push yourself, and you may also find it hard to know what you need to do, in order to break a sweat. You will have a way better chance of being able to stick with your workout routine if you know what you intend to do beforehand. Every night before you go to bed, plan what you intend to work on when you wake up. If you do this, then you will be way less inclined to brush things off when the time comes for you to get going.
Look the Part
If you workout in the early mornings, then you have to make sure that you have some clothes ready. Wear some of your workout clothes to bed if you want, so you do not have an excuse not to get up and go. If you plan on working out during your lunch break, then make sure that you have your clothes out ready. Not sure what clothes to wear? You should know that there are many womens tracksuits out there for you to choose from, and these are great for busy mothers. It also means that you can stay in your workout clothes when you pick your kids up from school.
Get some Good Workout Equipment
Going to the gym is not always a practical possibility. The drive alone can take away some of the valuable time that you have to get your workout done. If you want to stop this from being the case, then you should know that you do not need to invest in some fancy equipment in order to see good results. If you can get just a few pieces of equipment, then you will soon find that you are able to work out at home, with ease.
Get Everyone on A Schedule
Schedules are crucial if you want to try and keep everyone nice and sane. Schedules are ideal as they help to create predictability, and this means that everyone can go about their day easier. Knowing when the kids are going to bed, when they are going to get hungry or even when they want to play will help you out a lot here and it will also help you to plan out all of your days too. It also means that you are going to have more pockets of time in the day to get mini workouts done.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums