Sometimes it can feel like you have a never ending ‘to-do’ list as a busy mum. You’ve got your kids to take care of, a household to look after, and somewhere in there you need to prioritise looking after yourself. Maybe you’re also a working mum. It’s likely that you’ll never tick off everything that you want to do, but it’s a good idea to put an action plan in place to ensure the most important things get done.
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If you want to improve your fitness and strength, and make progress towards your goals, you need to consider changing up your workout schedule regularly. Small tweaks to your plans and programs will help keep your body challenged.
When you’re a mum, you need to add an extra level into this. You’ll also need to consider what fits in with the needs of your children and family at any given time. Children’s needs and schedules change quickly as they grow, and with this you need to have the ability to adapt, change tact and choose a different plan when needed. It can be easy to simply ‘fall off the wagon’ when something unexpected pops up or your schedule changes. This is because you haven’t had a chance to foresee the changes that are coming and figure out a plan B that will work for your new situation.
Here are some tips to help you figure out how to implement a new workout plan when your situation changes.
The journey into motherhood requires adjustments on many levels. One of those is likely to be in relation to your workout regime. You may not have the time or flexibility that you used to have in your schedule. However, there are still plenty of options to consider for your fitness regime as a mum. Here we explore the best workout ideas for mums.
First of all, make sure that your lead maternity carer has cleared you to start exercise again. Remember that everybody has different pregnancy and birth experiences so it is important to gradually add physical activity back in that is appropriate for you. Please take advice from a fitness trainer who is qualified in post-natal exercise if you are unsure about what is right for you.
Before kids we were carefree, travelling solo and life was great & relatively easy. We had time for coffee with friends, dinner dates with our partners and even a gym routine. We think this will continue once we have kids because they’ll just fit in around us right? Or at least, that’s how the saying goes anyway.
Even the most organised of mums find it hard to get to the gym at some point. It is something that has to be planned, but you can’t really plan it because, well, kids. You have to be super dedicated to getting there frequently. If you don’t enjoy the hustle of just getting yourself to the gym, you can really struggle, thus potentially putting a dampener on your mood. Continue Reading →