As the New Year approaches, many of us begin to look at our
lives and think about the things that we would like to improve over the next
year - aka, our “New Year’s Resolutions.” From exercising more, to eating less,
our “goals” often revolve around our weight and how we would like to weigh
less, be more toned, etc.
Unfortunately, by February many of these resolutions turn
more into a dream as our motivation begins to slide and our good - but often
unrealistic - intentions take the back burner to everything else we have going
on in our lives.
Especially as a mom, doing anything for yourself, let alone
something as time consuming as exercising can be, is really tough. And while it
is supposed to make us feel better about ourselves, will often leave us feeling
like we are “bad parents”, neglecting our children for our own selfish desires.
Add to that the fact that we aren’t getting the results we
want as quickly as we were hoping for, and our exercising and fitness goals get
pushed to the back of our to-do lists until January of the next year rolls
around and we start back at square one.
However, what is hard for many of us to realize is that
taking time for ourselves actually enables us to be better parents and focus
more of our time and energy on our children when we are with them. From the
obvious external benefits of being more physically fit and able to keep up with
their active lifestyles, to the [internal] mental wellness and clarity that
exercise brings, we become better parents (and people) all-round.
So remember, when things get stressful and your days seem
extra long, slow down and take some time for you. Your body (and your kids)
will thank you!
And stay tuned for our next blog about simple ways to
“sneak-in” exercise throughout your day.
In : fitness
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