I am excited to introduce my Surviving Summer Series to help you navigate your health and wellness goals during the busy summer! As a busy mom, it can feel challenging to figure out when to complete your workouts, especially during summer! With the kids at home and schedules being different, you might be quick to think there's no way to get fit and healthy during the summer. But don't be too quick to give up. Here are some ways you can stay active when the kids are home and need you all of the time. (Who else feels like all they do is feed the kids every hour! 🤣)
TOP TIPS to stay on track with workouts this summer
1️⃣ Workout while they are sleeping. Either get up before the kids do or push play while they are napping. I try to get my training done early in the morning while my kids watch a little tv or eat their breakfast. Need a quick make-ahead breakfast? Try my favorite Breakfast Casserole, perfect to heat up in the microwave!
2️⃣ Include the kids in your workouts. Get outside on walks or bike rides and take the kids with you. Be flexible about what you consider exercise. Maybe you jump on the trampoline, play tag in the yard, or have races in the pool. Any activity is good for you, and who knows, you might create some fun memories too. Not seeing changes to your body as you want? Check out what exercises I recommend for my clients in this blog post.
3️⃣ Break up your workout throughout the day. Especially if you are having a hard time finding a block of 30 minutes. Try doing 10 minutes 3 times per day. A set of squats, lunges, and pushups can be completed relatively quickly. But, again, be flexible, the days are long, but the years are short. It won't be forever that you are needed 24/7 as a mom.
4️⃣ Swap babysitting with a friend. You watch her kiddos, and then she'll watch yours. Plus, you can encourage and support one another. Win, win!
5️⃣ Teach older children to have a morning routine. Older kids can create a morning routine to complete morning chores, work on summer reading, or complete summer work assignments. Plan to complete your workout and meal prep during this time. This teaches them a valuable skill they can use for life. Plus, they see you modeling a morning routine in action. They'll see you making your health a priority!
You can survive the summer!
Having the kids home for summer can be a wonderful break in routine. You don't have to give up on your fitness and nutrition goals because they are around. Instead, you can show them that living healthy can be done in simple & sustainable ways. Stay tuned for my next post, Surviving Summer Series: Kid Food Edition.
If you are looking for help with your fitness and nutrition, grab a spot in my next FASTer Way group!