Finding Time To Workout With KidsMay 06, 2021
If I had one wish, you know what it would be?
>>I’d wish to show you that you do have enough time in your day to move even with little ones running around.<<
*Would you wish for that, too?*
Well, you’re in luck, Beautiful, because your wish is granted! *Just consider me your fairy godmother.*
As a busy mom, it can seem like there are not enough hours in the day to get in a workout with no distractions.
It’s enough to make anyone put it on the backburner!
I want to show you how to take the time you already have to enhance your health so you can keep up with your kids as they age.
>>You have to reframe the way you think of fitness so you can find little moments in your day to connect with your body.<<
This mindset shift will keep your core activated all day long without the dread of going to the gym.
*Ready to workout smarter, not harder? Let’s dive in!*
1. Make Movement a Priority
Start by asking yourself what do you want from your movement practice.
- A stronger core?
- Functioning pelvic floor?
- Fewer aches and pains?
Then recognize how you can fit it into your day.
- Doing hip rolls while you're playing with your toddler on the ground.
- Breathing into your pelvic floor while you're driving.
- Focusing on your posture while you're standing in line.
You see, you don’t need to set a full 30 minutes aside to strengthen your body. Start becoming mindful of the ways that you can incorporate healthy habits throughout your day to make your movement practice a priority.
2. Get Your Little Ones Involved
If you are struggling to find time to workout because you are busy with your kids, have them workout with you.
We have so many mamas inside Core Rehab who posts pictures of their children climbing all over them while they're getting their movement practice in.
Better yet, they're doing it with them!
As moms, we are role models for our children. By getting them involved in your workout or showing them that you're making your movement practice a priority, you are instilling healthy habits that they will take with them as they age.
And to be honest...I'd rather see you doing your movement with little ones crawling all over you because that means you’re doing something to naturally boost your metabolism, improve your physical energy, and enhance mental clarity.
3. Give Yourself Grace
Every day is not going to be perfect and neither is every workout.
Try not to get frustrated if things aren't going exactly the way you had planned.
Because, hey, that's a part of life!
Remind yourself that you're doing the best you can with what you have today.
4. Make Movement a Part of Your Daily Life
Research shows that you don’t have to do a 45-60 minute workouts to have benefits.
That's why I find so much success in 10-minute movement practices.
- If you can only fit 10-minutes in the morning. Great!
- Or if you want to add another 10-minute workout before you go to bed. Great!
- Maybe you find yourself doing a set of squats as you're making lunch. Great!
>>Break up your workout into smaller time increments so you can look back at your day and feel accomplished with the movement you were able to fit in.<<
*This will also help you stay consistent with your movement practice.*
As moms, time for ourselves becomes limited, but you don’t need a ton of time to prioritize yourself.
While you might not be able to sweat it out at the gym, you do have 10-15 minutes to incorporate moves that make you feel empowered, strong, and connected with your body to help make movement a part of your life.
Because it’s not just about doing the workouts that's going to get you the results you're looking for, it’s taking the knowledge from what you’re learning and applying it to your daily life.
I hope this conversation gives you the motivation you need to start weaving in a little movement into your days. That’s why I created my Pilates Flow workout. This movement practice will give you the moves you need to tone, lengthen, and strengthen your body in just 10-minutes! You can get access to it >>HERE!<<