Waking up FOR your kids, not TO your kids

Waking up before the kids

Do you wake up before your children? I wouldn’t have called myself a morning person before kids – but I could get up early to hit the gym if need be. Now, thanks to my 2 kids & approximately 5 years of being constantly sleep deprived, I need as much sleep as I can get! As a result, I’ve taken to sleeping in as late as I can, usually 15-30 minutes after the 2-year-old wakes and I hear her little voice through the monitor.

This year though, I’ve really been trying to start waking up early before the kids. And not even just 15 minutes early, but a whole hour or more!

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3 STEPS TO GETTING YOUR MOTIVATION BACK

Getting your motivation back

– By Angela Smith.

Hands up who has ever lost their motivation to exercise?

No matter what stage of parenting you’re at, life as a Mum can get pretty chaotic. With so many demands on our time, it’s easy enough to skip a day or two and then before you know it it’s been a week, then a month and no matter what you do you just can’t seem to find the motivation or enthusiasm to get moving again. Sound familiar?

Well, you’ll be relieved to know that you are not alone. We’ve all had times where we just can’t seem to find that same level of enthusiasm we once had and despite our best intentions to start up again, it’s just not happening.

The good news is that exercising doesn’t have to be an effort. With a few simple steps I’m going to show you how to create that internal motivation that will inspire you to get back into exercising and actually enjoy it.

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7 Facts About Your Morning Coffee

Coffee: Those little beans of energy just about every person loves to consume. Whether it be black, with milk or cream and sugar, frappuccino, macchiato, iced, or even straight up espresso, it gives us life. But have you ever thought that maybe, just maybe, coffee is actually good for you? Here’s a secret: It is. Here are 7 facts about your morning coffee.

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You are not alone.

Being a mum can feel really lonely sometimes

 

Being a mum can feel really lonely sometimes. It’s ironic; that you can spend so much time attached to a little person and still feel so alone! The monotony of day to day tasks can get really tiresome, really quickly.

It’s very important to acknowledge whatever feelings you are having as part of your experience of becoming, or being a mum. Especially the negative ones. Don’t feel ashamed for having these, it’s all part of the experience, and I dare say that most mums go through a negative patch at some point.

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How to boost your fitness as a new mum without going to the gym

 

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 →