our fitness St Pete Boot Camp Group Fitness Training family are busy moms who are constantly on the go.
Mothers are, without a doubt, the most selfless clients I have ever worked with, usually to a fault. Honestly, I wish they would just be a little more selfish sometimes and give their personal, physical and mental health a bit more of a priority.
Many awesome mothers miss the boat when it comes to their own health and fitness. In general, they tend to think that it’s okay to put all of their personal ambitions aside for the good of their friends and family.
The reality is: moms need to make a healthy lifestyle for themselves a TOP PRIORITY…
A mom who doesn’t workout and doesn’t eat nutrient dense, quality foods will not be running on all cylinders. The simple fact is that when mom is more fit, she is more energetic, handles the responsibilities and stress of the chaotic life of a mother better and is more efficient at taking care of her family. It’s as simple as that.
The number one question I ask busy mom’s who are overweight, stressed out and tired who just can’t find the time to workout is:“
Would you want your children to grow up and be just like you? Would you want them to treat their bodies the way you treat yours?”
That either hits a nerve and gives them an “ah ha” moment or makes them angry with me and that’s okay.
Parents, especially moms, are the biggest example for their children. The fact is most of lifetime eating habits are developed when we are adolescents and mirror those of our parents. My mother was a terrible example for health and exercise and I grew up in a family with horrible eating habits… which lead to a Dianne who was 40 pounds overweight at high school graduation and had a terrible relationship with food. I was lucky, I had an epiphany my first year of college which caused a complete change in lifestyle, loss of 40 pounds and a change in major along with life direction.
The bottom line is this: If you don’t take care of yourself you’re not taking care of your kids.
Because this Sunday is Mothers’ day, I wanted to honor you (and yes dad’s too as this applies to you also!) by giving you some ways to be healthier, lose more weight and set the example for your children. Over the past 20 years of working with busy moms, I’ve identified 5 primary obstacles which tend to hold most moms back from getting the fit, confident energetic bodies they deserve!
Obstacle 1 : Scheduling
Obstacle 2: Thinking cardio is more effective than strength training
Obstacle 3: Too Many Missed Meals…Especially Breakfast!
Obstacle 4: Eating “What the Kids Like.”
Obstacle 5: Too Many Glasses Of Wine In The Evening