Do you ever find that there are just not enough hours in the day? You are constantly running around after your kids that you end up leaving your own needs on the back burner.
This isn’t uncommon especially for moms. As moms we spend so much time taking care of those around us that we forget to pour into our own cup.
The truth is taking the time to pour into yourself is not selfish. Rather it is necessary for you so you can continue to keep showing up for those around you.
“You can’t pour from an empty cup. You are important as well! Make sure you look after you so you can be the best mom you can be!”
So, you might be asking yourself how I am supposed to find the time for myself? I am already spinning my wheels with what I already have on my plate.
The truth is it is a lot simpler than we work it up to be.
We need to prioritize our workouts by scheduling them in.
We need to let go of that *mom guilt* we hold on to for wanting something for ourselves.
SCHEDULE IN YOUR WORKOUT
Think of this like an appointment you are scheduling with yourself. Schedule your workout into your day like you would schedule in an apointment or a lunch date with a friend. Put it in your calendar. We are more likely to commit to something if we look at it as a commitment.
Find a time in your day that works best for you. Whether it be first thing in the morning because you know that first hour of your day you don’t have all the distractions. If mornings aren’t your thing try schedule it in around your kids’ activities because you know that once you drop them off you will be able to make it over to the gym easier.
There is no magic time to get it done. It is what works best for you and your schedule, but the key is making it a nonnegotiable appointment with yourself.
LETTING GO OF THE *MOM GUILT*
Too often we are told that it is selfish to prioritize our own needs ahead of our family’s needs.
Let this be a reminder it is NOT selfish to prioritize yourself first before work or your kids’ activities and allow yourself an hour for you to pour into your own cup.
It can be hard as a mom to not experience the *mom guilt* when we take that time for ourselves.
We start to question ourselves if we are making the right decision when we know there is a list a mile long of things, we *should* be doing or activities we need to get our kids to.
So how do you let go of the mom guilt?
We need to normalize that we are someone outside of being a mom and get the thought out of our head that it is selfish to put ourselves first.
We deserve that time for ourselves in the day to release whatever tension your day might have brought so that we can fully show up for our family later.
Now that you know how to fit in a fitness routine while being a busy mom, your next step is to start! You can do that by clicking here to book yourself a FREE No Sweat Intro! Come and sit down with us. Let us learn a little more about your goals, and we can show you what that plan might look like to get started on your path to success!