School is about to start and again, we moms may be feeling the pressure now of waking up extra early to help our kids prepare for school. Making sure that our children are well fed and ready for their classes are just two of the many hats we juggle everyday.
With the many responsibilities, we all the more need to be healthy for our family. I would like to share with you then some practical tips to get us motivated and whip back into shape—right in the comfort of our home especially when we are on a period.
1. Do not delay and put off doing something
Working out is hard; finding the motivation is even harder. No matter how lazy you feel, just put on your workout clothes and start your exercise. Surely after feeling all the sweet sweat and lighter feeling, you will have a greater excitement to do it tomorrow and the next day.
2. Make use of the internet
YouTube offers easy to follow to the most intense home exercises that will encourage movement and consistency without breaking the bank. Remember when navigating for a tutorial, choose to do workouts with equipment you already have at home such as dumbbells, jumping rope, and a mat.
3. Free fitness apps are a-plenty
From tracking down how many calories you consume and how many calories you burn to making sure you have a workout schedule to follow, fitness apps are great to have because it’s all there, right in the palm of your hands. What’s even better is they are free! A few you can find useful are RunKeeper, Daily Yoga, StrongLifts 5×5, Nike + Training Club, Sworkit Lite Personal Workout, 7-Minute Workout, and Zombies Run!
4. Let your family join your workout
No dumbbells? No problem. Toddlers and babies make great substitutes for “weights” turning your workouts into a full-blown family affair and a great way to introduce fitness and a chance to have fun with exercise. When working out with your teens and husband, consider planking, squats, push-ups, crunches, side leg raises, burpees, mountain climber, and butterfly kicks as your basic exercise variations to regularly confuse your muscles and gain strength.
5. Mind your diet
Bear in mind that getting fit is not just about working out, 70% depends on a good diet. An hour or two before exercise, eat a light snack that has a combination of carbohydrates for energy and some protein for muscle growth and repair. After the session, no need to eat with guilt as refueling within 15 minutes after exercise is essential to replace fluid loss.
But what if you have a period? Make no excuse to stay in bed all day and feel lazy. There are exercises that will help loosen up the cramps and dysmenorrhea. It is also important to change pads every after four hours to prevent leaks and to keep yourself odor- and bacteria-free. And one sanitary napkin that any mom could trust is Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkin.
With Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkin, you’re armed with triple dose of comfort and protection since it’s liniment-free, uses non-toxic glue, and thin but highly absorbent to keep your form on point.
As primary nurturers of the family, do not miss on goals and activities that will add value to your calling. Because for us, a healthy and whole light of our homes mean a happy and vibrant family!
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