Hurray! The Kids Are Back In School!
For many of you, Labor Day comes with a big sigh of relief. Sure, you loved the summer and all that came with it; but between camping trips, kids’ sports, cookouts, vacations, and endless parties, you are exhausted and your body may have taken a bit of a toll!
For many moms, getting the kids back to school signifies getting life back in order. It is time to set a schedule and take that time once again for you. Now is the time to begin planning your meals out and having a consistent exercise routine that you can follow.
-Decide what time in the day works best for you: There is no time during the day that is better from a fat burning standpoint, but I have found that early mornings are the only time when there isn’t anything unexpected that pops up and prevents you from getting your workouts in.
-Figure out what physical activities you enjoy doing: If you don’t like it, chances are, you won’t stick with it.
-2-3 days of 30-45 minutes of resistance training: I encourage moms to lift heavy weights in order to burn the maximum amount of fat and build toned lean muscle
-2-3 days of interval cardio. This can be done on the same days as the weight training, but should be done after the lifting part.
-10 minutes of core training 3 times per week.
-Sit down with your family on Sunday and plan out all your meals for the week and include your kids in the process. That way when they argue about what is for dinner you can remind them that they helped pick it out.
-Make a shopping list and do most of your grocery shopping on Sunday. (Or whenever your slowest day is)
-Cook in mass quantities on Sunday to make the meals much easier to make during the week. Cook 5 lbs of chicken breast, cook the brown rice, chop up vegetables, cut up fruit… doing these types of activities will save you quite a bit of time throughout the week.
-Aim for 4-6 small meals per day
-Combine a protein or a fat with every carbohydrate to slow down the absorption rate of the carbohydrates.
You may have heard the saying, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Take the time to plan everything out and create a schedule that works for you. Each mom’s schedule will look different, but the most important thing is putting together a plan that you are 100% confident that you and your family can handle. If you do what is said in the article, I am very confident you will be in the best shape of your life by the end of 2009!
How About You? Please Share With Everyone Your Favorite Tips and Tricks To Getting Back Into a Routine!
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