Motivating Mom Lucie

…it’s important that the whole family stays active.

I love hearing stories from other moms, especially those who are committed to living a healthy lifestyle and raising a healthy family. I’m very inspired by other moms and I love to hear how they stay committed to setting a healthy example for their little ones and raising a healthy family.

Today we’re hearing from Motivating Mom Lucie!

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Motivating Mom Lucie - Find that one activity you really love.

Motivating Mom Lucie!

Name: Lucie Palka
Number of children and ages: 1 son, almost 4
Are you a SAHM, WAHM, or work outside the home mom? I work outside the home

Describe your background as it relates to health, fitness, weight loss, etc.

I was a sprinter and a cross country running from elementary school all the way through University. After I left school I stopped running altogether. I started running shorty before I got pregnant with my son (in my mid 30’s) and picked it up as soon as I was cleared to do so. I started racing again, and found that I missed being competitive.

Last year, I ran my first 1/2 marathon and competed in my first triathlons. I really love the challenge.

Motivating Mom Lucie - runner and mom

When do you typically fit in your physical fitness?

Running is my favorite form of exercise, but I also incorporate weight training and some yoga. I use my 1 hour lunch break to fit in my workouts. I use my weekends for long runs.

How do you make healthy eating a priority?

I find that eating healthy is my biggest challenge. I love junk food. My best strategy is to plan healthy meals for the week ahead of time, then I allow myself to splurge on the weekends.

My husband and I both believe it’s important that the whole family stays active.

Motivating Mom Lucie - active family

How do you get your kids involved in a healthy lifestyle?

My husband and I both believe that it’s important that the whole family stays active. We let our son watch us workout, and join us as well if he is interested. We also put him in activities such as skating, swimming and soccer. We also register him for 1 km races and run them together as a family.

What are your biggest struggles? As I said, my biggest struggle is junk food.

What are your biggest accomplishments in regards to health and fitness? I think doing my first triathlon was a big accomplishment since I had to learn to swim first. Not a easy thing to do as an adult.

Motivating Mom Lucie - sign yourself up for a big challenge.

…sign yourself up for a big challenge. Once you’ve accomplished that, raise the bar.

Share your 3 best tips for other moms

1. The best way to stay motivated is sign yourself up for a big challenge. Once you’ve accomplished that, raise the bar.

2. Sometimes, you don’t feel like working out, but I suggest that you don’t think further than the next step and just go through the motions. Start by putting on your workout clothes, then slowly do you warm up, move to the next activity. Sometimes I’m halfway through the workout and realize I’m in the groove.

3. Find that one activity you really love. Dancing? Barre? Yoga? Weight lifting? Running? Roller Derby? There are so many choices of activities find one you actually enjoy doing over and over and over.

Connect with Lucie!
Twitter: https://twitter.com/runmommyrunca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/runmommyrun.ca/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/runmommyrunca/
Blog: www.runmommyrun.ca

 

Check our other Motivating Mommas and get some great tips for healthy moms and healthy families!

If you’d like to be featured as a Motivating Mom, send a message to Exploring Domesticity on Facebook or email exploringdomesticity(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject, “Motivating Mommas.”

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