This post is a part of a Get Fit Stay Fit with Bonhappetee blog chain. Come on, board the train and enjoy the wonderful posts by all the wonderful bloggers.
I am taking the baton from Aesha from Aesha’s Musings who writes about her experiences with life and is a great source of inspiration. Do check out her blog for the motivation and the push you need today. Thanks again Aesha for introducing me on your blog.
Fitness is not something which you can achieve and then sit back. It is a journey. You need to maintain it, sustain that state for as long as you possibly can. – A’nami
Being a mother is not an easy thing, it is a “full-time work”. And when she is a working mother it is double the work. It is very difficult for a mother to give time to herself. So here are few “very easy” tips for working mothers to be fit.
1. Walk, Walk and Walk
Walking is the most simple yet effective way to stay fit. This does count the steps you are running after the kids and in the household. 😉 Definitely not. Get some time for your own self. Just steal 30 minutes in the morning and evening for walking. You can schedule a “family-walk” after the dinner as well. I did it and trust me it works wonders.
2. Sneak out and Workout
When is the time you get up from your desk and you “have to”. It the “loo time”. Don’t laugh. I am serious. It will take just 2-3 more minutes. Try doing some squats, lunges, jumps, hand-neck rotation etc. every time you go to the washroom.
3. Eat healthy
Often we tend to gobble and not eat junk food and fast food. The processed food itself is not good for health and on top to it, when we do not chew properly and hungrily just gobble the food, it doubles the harm. So try to eat healthy and take small bites and chew properly.
4. Keep nuts and fruits handy
Weather at home or in office, always keep some fresh seasonal fruits and dry fruits handy. Keep a box of dry fruits in your kitchen and one in your bag. Keep a fruit basket at home and carry a few with you when you go to the office. That way whenever you feel that “hunger pang” just toss in few nuts. These are both healthy and will satisfy your craving.
5. Playtime on weekends
Working mothers get to spend some time with their children only on weekends or some other holidays. It is the best way to make the bond stronger between the kid and the mother by doing some activities with them. Play some outdoor games with your kids. Both will get the benefit of that.
I now pass on the baton to Anshu of First Time Mommy. She is an avid reader and blogs about health and fitness. Go, hop on to her blog and find more about this wonderful lady. She is a real inspiration.
I am participating in the ‘Get Fit, Stay Fit’ blog party with Bon Happetee!