6 Ways to Break Out of Your Stay-at-Home Mom Rut
Some people think that moms that stay at home have all the time in the world. That is, until they take a walk in their shoes. If you’re a stay at home mom, you likely have put off losing weight and taking care of your health, always putting your family first.
And even more likely, you probably thought that as soon as all the kids were in school, you’d have more time for yourself. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work out that way. There’s always something that needs your attention. Dry cleaning to pick up. Activities to shuttle your children to. A house to care for. Perhaps even a work-from-home job on top of all of that.
It’s time to make time for yourself and break out of that rut. Putting yourself first isn’t selfish…it’s self-preservation. Now’s the time with these tips that can help!
1. Discover what motivates you
Is it the high school reunion coming up? Your skinny jeans taunting you? The desire to be healthy for your kids? Whatever it is, go with your motivation to achieve your weight loss goals.
2. Talk yourself up
If you change your mind, you can change your life. Write down a list of affirmations and say them out loud to yourself in the mirror every morning. After a month, you will feel more positive about yourself and more confident in your abilities.
3. Try teamwork
Do you have other mom friends that are trying to get healthy too? Work together to achieve your goals. You can schedule a walk in the park together every other day or even send inspiring messages to one another to keep on track.
4. Start small with changes
As the old saying goes about Rome, it wasn’t built in a day and your healthy lifestyle won’t suddenly happen either. Make little changes each week to craft new healthy patterns. For example, if you habitually drink soda each day, start cutting it down until you no longer drink it. If you never exercised before, start with taking a short walk each day and increasing the duration of the walk with each passing week. These little changes will add up in big ways and make you more successful at achieving your goals.
5. Don’t just stay home
Let’s say you work from home in addition to being the amazing stay-at-home-mom that you are. Staying in your house all day every day can be depressing, no matter how beautiful your home is. People need people so get out there and go grocery shopping rather than ordering it online. Find ways to get moving and get out there so you don’t feel trapped.
6. Get a personal trainer
One surefire way to commit to your health is to hire a personal trainer. They can show you the best exercises and help keep you honest about your practices to achieve weight loss and better health.
As a matter of fact, that’s what we do! Our professional personal trainers can come to your home at your convenience and help you get in shape. You won’t have to go it alone with our support. Call to set up an appointment today!