‘But I’m too busy to exercise!’ Sound familiar? Have you heard yourself saying this to yourself again and again even though you’ve decided that this is the week you’re going to start exercising? We all know that life with kids can be all-consuming, leaving very little time to look after yourself, however I am passionate about helping mums to find some time (and I promise it’s possible!) for them to look after themselves and feel human again.
If we as mothers don’t look after ourselves, then how can we keep going and ensure these small humans are happy and healthy? It has to start from within and there should be no guilt attached to wanting that time. As a mum myself, I totally understand the time constraints and energy levels which make exercising after a long day working and being mum very difficult, but just 15 minutes of exercise can all you need to feel and look great!
Here are a few fitness hacks that may help you on this journey:
My final thought is probably the hardest to implement, LOVE YOUR BODY! Accept that it may have changed since having children but try to remember what it has done for you and is continuing to do. Embracing your body is hard but life is too short to feel rubbish, exercising is not only great for the body but also for your mental health. Energy breeds energy, so once you start exercising you will begin to feel amazing and have more energy for your busy days.
If you’re thinking of getting started or need some more motivation, then you may be interested in joining my weekly online classes. Classes are 40 minutes long and at various times during the week in order to fit in with our busy mum lives! All abilities and fitness levels are welcome including pre- and post-natal. You can subscribe to get all of the workouts in case you miss one, enabling you to catch up whenever you want.
Sarah (aka The Mummy PT) is a level 3 qualified personal trainer with specialisms in pre- and post-natal training, she has learned how to balance fitness and a healthy lifestyle with being a mum. Sarah’s holistic approach focusses on being healthy and strong for your children, rather than as a way to punish your body or “earn your food”.
You can find her @themummypt on Instagram (where she also shares healthy meal inspiration), www.themummypt.com or contact her at email@example.com for more information on how to start your fitness journey.