The decisions you make when you come to the fork in the road where you can either give up or keep trying are the decisions that will decide your success in the future. It is easy to decide that you do not have the time to invest in yourself..or that it is simply too difficult for you to focus on at this point in time. The fact is: we all have the same amount of time in the day..excuses for not having the time are simply that..EXCUSES. Having 2 kids: my son is 3 and my daughter is 1..going to school full time for Psychology..working as a part time server..keeping up with my house..running my fitness business..and balancing the time between all of this and time with my husband is far from easy..but it is 100% worth it. The KEY to success for moms is TIME MANAGEMENT. I organize my day to ensure I get everything done on my list..and if something comes up (sick kids..long lines at the grocery..messed up recipe for dinner..etc.) I do not beat myself up over falling short of my goals..instead I dust myself off and realize tomorrow is a new day :) Over the last 6 months or so I have realized the better I take care of myself, the better I am at taking care of others. I wake up with the kids every morning, feed them breakfast, change them, bathe them, and either turn on a cartoon or put them in their playroom. This gives me about 30-45 mins of ME time. I spend that time sweating it out in my living room with TurboFire or Les Mills Pump. I have found that by starting my day with a nice quick workout ensures I stay on top of getting everything checked off my to-do list for the day. If you feel like you are falling short and do not have time to get everything done, take a step back..are you allowing yourself the opportunity to really do it all? Are you taking care of YOU first? Have you made a to-do list today?
Looking for the right place to start on getting your health back? I was in that same spot less than a year ago. I delivered by second child in November of last year and desperately wanted to she’d that extra weight. A friend of mine invitese to join her challenge group and it changed my life! I lost 20lbs, 29” and 6 pants sizes in 90 days! I felt better, more energized, and ready to take on the world. I live for the moments when others reach their fitness goals and the excitement in their voice as they tell me they broke that plateau! I am holding a challenge group that is fun and easy to stay motivate and accountable to your workouts but have limited space available! I am looking for some fresh new faces..dedicated people ready to take control of their lives. Message me for more details or friend me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/smcfadden11
Effective Time Management. Organization. Free Time. Three things you will never hear a mom brag about. It’s easy to get caught up in daily activities of changing diapers, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack time, baths, playtime, movie time, and any other unexpected event that will arise each day. Planning a trip to Walmart sounds easy enough..but a trip to the store for a mom that only needs to pick up toilet paper requires: her + the kids getting bathed, everyone getting dressed, ensuring the “quick” trip to the store will not interfere with nap-time or a designated meal time b/c breakdowns in the store will only take longer and cause humiliation, actually getting everyone in the car and safely buckled while they struggle to get the toy they found on the floor that they MUST HAVE at that moment, finally getting to the store and getting both kids out of the car and safely into the store with all the “cautious” drivers scurrying around the parking lot, persuading the toddler that riding in the shopping cart really is to his advantage, waiting in line at Walmart b/c only one register is open and there are 10 people ahead of you, finally getting cashed out and leaving..only to realize this “quick trip” took all of 3-4 hours with prep time include. By the time you get home, it is time to feed the kids and put them down for naps, and of course (if you have more than one child) they NEVER nap at the same time, but if by CHANCE they do both nap, it is time for cleaning the house and prepping for dinner. What started as a “simple” day ended up taking up all your free time, and there is no time left for YOU, Mom. So my challenge to you..take a moment to think about what YOU want..for you. Is it a solid hour of quiet where the dishes aren’t calling your name, dog isnt barking, children arent fighting and/or crying, and you are required to nothing for anyone else..or are you really wanting to lose the extra pounds you’ve put on from having kid and not having adequate time to “prep” healthy meal options for yourself, so fast food and quick frozen pizzas are what you consume daily? I’m a mom to a 3 year old and a 1 year old, with a 1 year old German Shepherd, and although I cannot say I am “PERFECT” at time management, organization, or free time..I’m going to share with you how to get the YOU time you deserve. Leave me a comment on what ONE thing you would do if you had the time, energy, or organization to do it.