In your efforts to lose weight while in a constant state of exhaustion due to motherhood, weight loss can seem like an impossible feat. However, it’s not.
Weight loss is very achievable with a little bit of dedication, consistency, and let’s not forget improvising. So when you feel like your efforts are for nothing, keep pushing yourself, because every little bit counts.
In your efforts to lose weight, here are a few tips to follow that will work with any busy schedule.
Top Ways to Lose Weight As a Busy Mom
Choose to Be Consistent Versus Perfect
With weight loss, consistency is key. Maybe you’ve had two solid weeks where you’ve worked out three days each week but the third week rolls around and you’re not able to work out at all… That’s no reason to throw in the towel and give up on your workouts altogether. Simply pick back up where you left off when you’re able to start working out again. The only bad instance in this situation is not working out at all.
Incorporate a Juice Cleanse Into Your Diet
As a busy mom, when it comes to eating, convenience is your best friend. Grabbing the kids and stopping at McDonald’s and ordering kids’ meals (including one for yourself) is not what you would call portion control, per se, but it technically is better than ordering a full-size combo meal.
The point is that there are ways to get your recommended dose of fruits and vegetables without having to stay in the kitchen for hours, especially when you’re on the go. There are variety packs of green juice cleanses that come in convenient bottles for you to drink on the go.
Get the Kids Involved
True enough, you may want to exercise by yourself so that you can focus on your posture, your reps, and breathing techniques, but that may not always be an option that’s available to you when you have kids. But it’s also important to note that your kids shouldn’t be an excuse for you to not workout… you just simply exercise with your kids.
Whether you’re jogging your neighborhood with the baby in the stroller or doing a workout video and having your toddler do the exercises with you, it’s never too early to have your kids exercise with you, nor should you skip workouts because of them… Without exercise, how else will you be able to keep up with them?!
Let’s be real here, you have to eat sometime and that will require you to get in the kitchen at some point, so while you’re in the kitchen, make a point to meal prep for a week’s worth of meals. Even if you have to solicit the help of your spouse, your mother, or your friends, choose a day to prep some meals in advance so that you don’t have to resort to fast food, or worse, not eat at all.