Posts Tagged ‘FOOD PREP’

“Mom-exercise” for Stay At Home Moms

Friday, December 14th, 2018

“Mom-exercise” is a form of exercising for moms. Before I explain what “M0m-exercise” is, I want to get you really interested by showing you the benefits of exercising.

 

I know that moms especially Stay At Home Moms (after cleaning, doing the dishes, doing school runs and getting dinner ready); the last thing you want to do is “exercise”. But trust me on this one, MomLeaders, there are great benefits of “mom-exercising” – asides from the all too known benefit of weight loss:

 

  1. Helps you feel happier:

Endorphins are your best friends. They are hormones that is known to produce positive feelings and reduce the perception of pain. Exercising increases the production of hormones called endorphins, which are known to help make you feel happier

Being at home can be a bit lonely/frustrating and the mind can really play games at times. Plus having to talk to toddlers all day or doing baby talk with newborns doesn’t help at times. Add in your female hormones and you will have a cocktail of a roller-coaster mood. Plus, you have to battle with mom-guilt as well.

Here’s the big one: you still have to care for your children and patiently answer their numerous questions, respond to their never ending requests without losing it.

I believe you will agree with me when I say that having all the help you can with your mood will really help.

 

  1. Increases energy levels:

This is quite ironic because you would think exercising will use up all your energy. Yes! Maybe! whilst exercising and maybe a few minutes after. Exercise can improve energy levels because it strengthens the circulation and your heart muscle.This means more energy to keep up with your children and their needs.

 

  1. Helps with skin health:

By increasing blood flow, exercise helps nourish skin cells and keep them vital. We all need that glow, right?!?

 

  1. Helps with brain health:

The benefits of exercise come directly from its ability to reduce insulin resistance, reduce inflammation, and stimulate the release of growth factors—chemicals in the brain that affect the health, abundance, survival and growth of brain cells. (according to the Harvard Health Publishing).

I guess we can all say bye to “mommy brain”!

 

  1. Helps with relaxation and sleeping:

All those sleepless nights with a newborn, sometimes can alter our sleeping pattern. Exercise can help with that – awesome!

 

What then is “Mom-exercise”?

It is a form of exercise designed specially for moms. Mom-exercise is a form of workout that suits moms schedule and way of life. It doesn’t have to be intense. Below are a list of Mom-exercises; pick the one that works best with you and have fun with it.

  •  30 mins walk with the lil one in the stroller
  • Going up and down your stairs a couple of times (10x at a time) 
  • Dancing time with the kiddos
  • Walking Lunges
  • Chair dips or squats
  • Step ups using the stairs

Whatever works for you, the most important thing is to make sure you schedule at least a 15 mins block for exercise (at least 3-5 times a week).

Exercise and enjoy its benefits!

Christmas Tips for Moms – Part 2

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Okay….Here’s goes Part 2.

As always I will get right to it:

  1. MAKE ROOM:

In my earlier post, I mentioned cleaning up and Donating.
Well, Declutter and make room for all those christmas presents you know are coming your way.

It is extra work but it is worth it.

 

2. MINIMIZE FOOD PREP:

I know traditionally, especially on Christmas day, we are up doing food prep the night before and right up to the time when we cook the Christmas lunch or dinner.

My tip for Momleaders, is get creative and think of ways you can minimize food prep time.

This is one of the many lessons I share with moms in my coaching program – Take Charge.

 

3. BUDGET:

This time of the year can be expensive with buying presents, decorating, hosting parties, doing renovations etc.

Two things MomLeaders should do:
–  Have a budget

– Stick to the budget.

 

4. CONSIDER DISPOSABLES:

Do you really have to bring out all the breakables and do all that washing this Christmas season?!?

You already have lots to do, my tip would be to consider using those stashed away disposable plates to make your life easier this season.

 

5. PLAN, PLAN, PLAN:
Plan your week ahead – those errands, gifts, christmas shopping…

This is the season to plan so that you won’t be overwhelmed and distracted.

 

Enjoy MomLeaders!!!