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8 Tips On How To Juggle Fitness As A Mum

Being a mum is like being a CEO, a chauffeur, a chef, and a crisis negotiator all rolled into one. And amidst this whirlwind of nappy changes, school runs, and bedtime stories, squeezing in a workout can feel like trying to solve a Rubik’s cube blindfolded. But here’s the good news: it’s not impossible. In fact, it’s entirely doable with a bit of creativity, flexibility, a whole lot of self-forgiveness and the right community. Let’s dive into how mum’s can make fitness a part of their routine.

Start with Realistic Goals

First thing’s first – let’s get real. You’re not training for the Olympics; you're just trying to stay healthy and look after your well-being. So, set attainable fitness goals. Whether it’s a 20-minute walk, 1 group session a week, or a 30 minute home workout, remember, little is big when you’re a busy mum on the move.

Rebuild from the Inside Out

Giving birth creates a lot of change within your body.  When you return to exercise, give yourself time to rebuild your body from the inside out and create a strong foundation for the years to come.

The Power of Communities

You’re not alone in your mum fitness journey. Being a part of a community of like minded mums who want to look after their health is a great way to share tips, motivation, encouragement and moral support. Sometimes, just knowing there’s someone else out there in the same boat can be a huge motivator.

Take advantage of the our Free Childcare while you Train

Being a mum can be hard work, but our sessions give you an hour to yourself to do something for you - while the little ones are nearby and having fun too while they’re looked after by our nannies.

Incorporate Kids into Workouts

Who needs weights when you’ve got a growing baby? Seriously, though, incorporating your kids into your workout can be fun and effective. Ever tried a set of lunges with a giggling one-year-old or pushing your pram up a hill? It’s a win-win: you get your exercise, and they have a blast. Plus, you’re setting a great example about the importance of staying active.

Make It a Family Affair

Walks, bike rides, or hikes can be a great way for the entire family to get some exercise. It’s not just about you staying fit; it’s about instilling healthy habits in your children too.

Meal Prep is Part of the Process

Fitness isn’t just about exercise; it’s also about feeding your body right. Meal prepping can be a lifesaver. Carving out some time each week to prepare healthy meals and snacks. It’ll save time and ensure you’re not reaching for the nearest (and potentially unhealthy) option when hunger strikes.

Be Kind to Yourself

Some days, the workout just isn’t going to happen, and that’s okay. Be gentle with yourself. Motherhood is an extreme sport in its own right. It’s ok to rest, ok to have off days, and more than ok to treat yourself to some self-care when required. And don’t stress, if you can’t make a session, you have two weeks to do a make up session.

Fitness as a mum isn’t about the perfect routine or the most intense workout. It’s about finding moments to care for your health and well-being amidst the beautiful chaos of motherhood. It’s about showing up for yourself, even if that just means a ten-minute stretch while your little one naps. Remember, a fit mum is not just about physical strength but mental resilience too.

Healthy Habit Fitness is an outdoor training group with free childcare. To find out more about our Mums and Bubs sessions please click here.

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