All moms know what it’s like to be the bottom priority, last on the to-do list — if you even make the list at all. The bad news is if you continue to de-prioritize yourself, the wear and tear will begin to show. You’ll lose that natural glimmer of health. The good news is you don’t have to let yourself go. No matter your shape or size, you are a welcomed member of the “Hot Moms Club” and your initiation ceremony begins in the gym.
Fitness setbacks can happen at any time: kids (or you!) get sick, an injury occurs, late nights at the office keep you from making it to the gym or maybe you’ve just gotten bored with your exercise routine. No matter what’s standing in your way, it’s important not to beat yourself up over it. You can get back on track—sometimes it just takes a little extra motivation.
Q: What’s the best way to run with my dog in tow?
Amy Marsh answers
A: Dogs can make great running partners. While they’re young, dogs have all the energy in the world, which is actually a good thing when you’re having a rather un-motivated morning. Their puppy eyes may be all it takes to get you up and out the door. But, before starting a regular routine with your four-legged friend, there are a few factors to consider.
It’s no secret that women’s hormones fluctuate as we enter different phases of our lives. But we also deal with the daily ups and downs, triggered by anything from lack of sleep to lack of chocolate. Regardless of what prompts a day of wrong turns and bad decisions, you can make these moments magical…seriously.
Ever told your kids to “do as you say, not as you do”? You were probably joking at the time, because we all know how well kids listen to their parents…not! The next time you’re desperately pleading to get your kids to change their behavior, act like an animal. Seriously. Monkey see, monkey do.
Ever struggled through a workout, feeling weak, depleted and ready to give up after only a few minutes? If you’ve been there, done that, you may have made the one fitness mistake that’s easiest to avoid.
Motherhood is a sport that requires energy, mental toughness, patience and a laundry list of other traits. Before you fall apart thinking that you could never possibly be this idealistic super mom, I’m here to tell you that you can achieve the physical and emotional fitness every mom needs. All you have to do is exercise!
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