Weight loss is hard. Throw in being a stay-at-home-mom without the benefit of having time go to the gym whenever you want, the income to afford the membership, or the ability to meet up with girlfriends and having a fun time at a class, and it can be a very hard and lonely battle. Weight loss for moms can be very hard.
I’ve lost a significant amount of weight before and the common denominator was always comunity support which helped make it fun. I talked about support for weight loss not too long ago. In anything you do, for me I’m specifically focused on weight loss and healthy living, community is key.
I’m currently back on the side of attempting to do it again a third time. Getting to this point once again, I have struggled to get back into the same mindset and habits I once had. As I’ve struggled, I’ve tried to figure out what it was that helped me be so successful previously.
I’ve finally figured out the common denominator.
The times I’ve been most successful with weight loss and feeling good and healthy is when I have been excited about the new changes and have found support and accountability.
A weight loss community is instrumental to my own personal success.
In my case, I need to lose weight to become healthier and feel comfortable, but this could apply to anyone who is just looking to live healthier, build muscle, eat better, etc. Just replace “weight loss support” with the type of support you need.
After many failed attempts, I can tell you there are many ways to guarantee you won’t wake up early to workout, but there is only one proven way to make sure you do wake up early to workout and turn it into a habit.
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I love winter, don’t get me wrong, but there are plenty of stir-crazy days stuck inside with the kids. Days like that call for creative ideas to keep those crazy kids active and help release some energy.
I’ve rounded up some of my favorite ways to staying active with the kids while stuck indoors. Some are impulsive and easy, some take some planning, and some are store-bought games with an active element.
We each have the little things we do each day to make our lives just a bit easier. Most, we take for granted and just do, but I’m going to share a small thing -or shortcuts I take to make things easier – each Sunday!
I’m starting out with this tip because we were at the Mall of America yesterday and, due to a lack of groceries, I didn’t have much on hand for portable, healthy snacks.
I would imagine this tip isn’t exclusive to the Mall of America. You just have to think outside the box when you are out and about and could use some healthy snack options.
So, without further ado, here is the first Sunday Shortcut:
How to find healthy food at the Mall of America (and anywhere)
I’m writing this before weighing in because I’m pretty sure this is off to a bad start and we may be seeing a gain…
I’m still struggling… Nothing seems to be enough to keep me from poor eating choices…
Each time I make a mistake leads to a downward spiral that ruins my whole day or week. I keep thinking of those memes – if you dropped your phone, you wouldn’t smash it until it breaks, or something like that…
I’ve definitely been smashing my good days at some point or another more often than not.
My number one motivation for living a healthy lifestyle is my kids and being a fun mom.
The other day, when I was telling the kids I couldn’t play with them until after my workout, I realized things were a bit backwards. Making healthy changes shouldn’t get in the way of my number one goal.
I can’t think of a more fun way to stay fit than to play like a kid!
For all you Fun Moms, here is a list of ways you can play with the kids and achieve your healthy living goals!