Not all that long ago was stuck in a loop. I was constantly saying "tomorrow will be different" "next week will be different" and sometimes it even went into "next month will be different" or "after the new year will be different.”
I would make this plans, these grand plans go the gym X amount of times each week and make all of these healthy recipes that I was finding on Pinterest. What happened was, just after a few days, Monday or Tuesday I would get overwhelmed and I would give up. Time would go by and I would continue the same cycle.
It was so defeating and ultimately I realized I was self sabotaging
"Ah, the postpartum mommy tummy. We all get it! As weeks go by and we are cleared for exercise, for many of us, our first thought is to get rid of it! So naturally we start doing crunches right? Wrong!
Endless crunches are not going to flatten your mommy tummy AND they could be making it worse. Keep reading to learn what the mommy tummy REALLY is and how you can go about fixing it."
Continue Reading my article on 5MinutesforMom.com.
In the Strong Mom Tribe, we’ve been having a conversation recently about why we moms are so damn tired all the time. You want to start planning healthy balanced meals, but you’re too damn tired. You want to start that new workout program, but you are just to damn tired. You want to (_insert pretty much anything here_), but you are to damn tired! Right?
The first thing we talked about was all the mental junk. All the, sometimes trivial, little daily decisions we make add up to shear exhaustion and depleted willpower by the end of the day (it’s a real thing called Decision Making Fatigue).
The best advice I have for this is to put your priorities first.
Align your decisions and your actions with your priorities.
Ok, yes, makes sense, but what to does that mean?
Get control over your snacks! Learn two tips you can put into action today to keep your portions in control and put an end to that mindless snacking (sometimes off your kids plate).
Struggling to keep it together between meals is incredibly common even once you’ve mastered healthy balanced breakfast, lunch and dinner.
As moms, we are busy, tired, on the go and often thinking about everyone but ourselves. Even when everything else seems out of control, you can take control over your snacking (and gain a little confidence along the way) by applying two simple tricks.
Mastering snack time really boils down to two things.
Right here, right now we are going to put an end to the idea that when you're a mom and you’re trying to get fit and healthy you have to start making separate meals for you and the rest of your family. Talk about wasting time and energy!
The truth is, and I’m sure you know this, everyone in your family will benefit from healthy balanced meals… but that’s really not even the point I’m trying to make.
As a mom, when you are busy with everything else, the last thing you need is to add one more thing to your day.
Moms! We need simple! Making two different dinners is definitely not that!
The number one question, hope, wish, desire of most moms I know is to flatten that mommy tummy. The mommy tummy problem really needs to be attacked from two ends: fat loss and core strengthening. Depending on your body one or the other (or both will be more significant).
Keep reading for the most effective methods for fat loss and core strengthening AND one simple thing you can start doing NOW that will add no more time to your day.
It’s OK to give yourself some slack this time of year!
*You can watch this post here*
This is the season of busy: parties, kids concerts, gatherings with family and friends, last minute shopping, going to the post office (three times in one day because somebody had to go potty in the middle of it all #notme)
It’s supposed to be a magical happy time, but ends up being the most stressful time.
Don’t forget to give yourself a little slack. You don’t have to be have the most perfectly decorated home, you don’t need to go to all the parties, you don’t need to do anything that doesn’t bring you and your family joy.
Give yourself some slack when it comes to your health and fitness goals as well!
Raise your hand if this sounds familiar….
Are you always tired, feeling like you are busy all the time, but at the end of the day feel like you got nothing done?
Do you see all of the “motivated” moms on social media and wonder “why not me?”
First of all, everyone posts their best on social media. Think about what you post out of your day, then think about all they other not so glamorous (or humorous) things that happen.
Don’t compare your everyday mess to other moms best!
Every mom has chores undone.
Every mom’s kids whine.
No mom can keep up with all the laundry and dishes all the time, or if she can she lets something else go.
That doesn’t mean throw your hands in the air you are destined to stay in this rut forever and there's nothing you can do about it.
Just stop waiting for “motivation” to strike and do something about it!
My Facebook feed, like yours, is filled with amazing transformations. You know the ones that show amazing change “in just one week,” or “PM me and I’ll send you a free sample.”
I’m not going to lie, sometimes I think, “maybe I should try that, it looks easy.”
Then I remember my training, the science, and my experience and that little voice inside my head reminds me that’s not what I need.
Let me be that voice for you! *You can watch this blog here*
Quit the search for quick fixes and instant results. Not necessarily because they don’t work. I’m sure many of them do.
Quick fixes leave out the most important change that happens IN you.
Are you seemingly spending hours on the treadmill or pounding the pavement each week and not seeing results? OR did just running work at first but now you have reached the dreaded plateau?
And you’re thinking “I don’t understand this worked for me before having kids. Do I need to run longer now??? Where am I going to find time for that between the kids, household responsibilities, and work??”
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