The daily responsibilities of motherhood can be so hard to manage that the thought of throwing fitness into the mix is exhausting. Even moms who do exercise may feel guilty about the dozens of other “responsible” things they could be doing. Moms risk losing their identity by multitasking to insane levels, getting buried in the chaos and overcome with fatigue. Hot (Sweaty) Mamas is the answer, presenting five secrets that will help already active and “I want to be active” moms fit exercise into their lives while raising their families. Secret #1—YOU HAVE TO TRAIN YOUR BRAIN BEFORE YOU CAN TRAIN YOUR BODY: Setting priorities; making the decision to change exercise from dreaded chore to devoted habit; creating schedules and triaging to-do lists. Secret #2—THERE ARE NO EXCUSES: Tricks to snare and share time effectively; excuse-proof tactics and “excuse buster” training; fitness SOS (answers to common fitness questions the stump even motivated moms). Secret #3—BE AS GOOD TO YOUR BODY AS YOU ARE TO YOUR CHILDREN: Get moving—there’s more than one way to exercise; essential for a fit kitchen makeover; finding ways to rejuvenate (building energy and physical encouragement); hormone harmony, fitness and the menstrual cycle. Secret #4—PEOPLE CAN SABOTAGE YOUR FITNESS GOALS FASTER THAN A COOKIE BINGE: Recruiting a cheering squad and other relationship gymnastics; sweaty significant others; the sweaty sisterhood. SECRET #5—ACT LIKE OTHERS ARE WATCHING (BECAUSE THEY ARE): Sharing fitness with our children; exercise strategies for all ages and stages; mentoring 101. Top it all off with The Fit Mom Supply List (essential gear and people to support the fit life), The 28-Day Fit Mom Challenge (step-by-step guide to making fitness a habit), Fit Mom Inventory Worksheet (matching priorities and time), and Fit Mom Resources (books, websites, organizations, and retailers).
- Health + Wellness, Family + Relationships
- Parenting / Motherhood, Exercise
- March 29, 2011
- March 29, 2011
- Kara Douglass Thom, Laurie Lethert Kocanda