By Team Member – Melissa Moxon, Personal Trainer/Core Specialist
I am no stranger to the words “I don’t have time”, especially through the summer season. I can remember a time when summer was actually “summer vacation” and not “less me time”. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice to have more days to spend with the kids and enjoy things you wouldn’t have time to do otherwise. But summer, as great as it is, leaves most of us with less time and less energy. Whether it’s the kids being home more, new routines to follow or being at the cottage every weekend, we find ourselves putting our health and fitness goals aside. It can be a struggle to get motivated when you’re exhausted, overworked and feeling uninspired.
TWEET THIS: You need to figure out how to make health and fitness a part of your life, rather than an appointment you’d prefer to avoid.
As a working mom of 2 young (constantly hungry) children, I spend much of my free time in the kitchen (when I’m not playing and bouncing from room to room). I put a yoga mat in the kitchen and another close to the kids play area. That way, when I’m waiting on something to boil, pre-heat or cook, I do some squats, lunges, core work and/or stretches. Would I always get a full workout in? Nope! But exercise isn’t an all or nothing situation. It’s better to get a little in than none at all. Leave your mat in the areas of your home where you spend the most time, or carry it with you as you go. It will be a great reminder to take a moment here and there to make some time for you. Admittedly, there are days I just lay on the mat and take a break instead, but hey, we’re human… very tired humans.
September is around the corner. While I’m sad that the warm weather will be coming to an end. I am looking forward to working with “my” moms, and getting them back on track with their health and fitness goals. Whether their goal is to heal their diastasis recti, eliminate back pain, get stronger or lose some weight, it is rewarding to be part of the process as their trainer/coach. Motivation and accountability are 2 of the biggest struggles we encounter when getting back on track and you are 80% more likely to reach your goal when working with a trainer.
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