For moms with a busy schedule, it can feel like a challenge just to be able to shower every day, let alone be able to find a way to work out and make healthy nutritional choices. When your day is packed full of everything that it takes to run a household it can start to quickly weigh down on you. Many moms find that as a result, they may start putting on weight since they don’t have a lot of time for themselves.
However, self-care is important in order to be able to put your best foot forward and be a good parent. If you work yourself too hard without taking time to recharge your battery then you’ll find that you start burning out quickly. In order to be the best version of yourself, you should do things which make you feel good and optimal. Here are some tips on how to do that with a busy schedule.
Work Out At Home
Since it can be complicated with nap schedules or having to run kids from appointments to sports practices to art classes, sometimes being able to find the time to go to the gym can be complicated.
Therefore, creating a space in your own home where you get in a workout at home is ideal. You can do it while the baby naps or while your kids do homework. You could even do it with your children if they want to be involved.
Use a Calorie Counter
Using a calorie counting app will help you keep track of your eating habits on the go. Since it can be complicated to manually enter each thing that you eat throughout the day, an app is an easy way to stay accountable while also not having to lose much time
Simply scan whatever you eat and it should likely be in the food database which is full of thousands of foods. The app will help you stay on track of whether you’re eating within your recommended amount for the day. When you’re nearing your limit, you’ll be able to clearly see it.
One of the biggest reasons why a lot of moms complain that they gain weight is because they tend to graze and snack throughout the day and eat the scraps that their kids leave behind.
When this happens you may think that the little amounts throughout the day don’t matter. However, the little amounts add up often more than an entire meal. Try to eat meals rather than snacks. You’ll find that you get hungry less often and will make better nutritional choices overall. As opposed to sticking whatever is in front of you into your mouth.