Posted by Chia at 07/14/10 15:28:53Hi emama, I'm also a busy mom. You might consider that a lot of what you do in, around, and outside of the house (cleaning, running after the kids, taking them out for walks, shopping, and such) a total workout! I know I do. I always exhausted after a day's work of caring for my child, husband, cooking, and all.
You might try:
- Walking more and driving less - to the library, local park, neighbor's homes, closest grocery store.
- Playing ball and more physical activities with your children.
- Taking a daily power walk with your husband and/or children.
- Eat lots of fresh veggies in salads or steamed and served with a whole grain like rice or quinoa.
- Eat fresh fruits that are in season.
Posted by Heidi B. at 11/15/10 19:51:37I'm not a parent, but I'm very busy with work and singing part-time, as well as having recently published a website - which is an ongoing project. All this to say that I am now very much enjoying Nordic walking as a form of exercise -- it's a full-body workout (90% of muscles involved), and it's great for the core muscles. It is super convenient...just get outside with your poles and away you go! Initial investment is required to purchase poles, but you can use regular running shoes so no need to buy special shoes. Once you have your poles, that's it - no paying for gym memberships and no having to drive anywhere to get to the gym. Plus, it's outdoors...not indoors like at the gym.
I'm hooked, and I took the instructor's course so I could introduce others to this effective fitness activity.
Posted by Babbo at 03/15/13 04:41:40Sounds like you have your hands full, i would just pop for a gp check up to make sure your are not lacking a particluar vitamin or low in iron first ;-) this can make a huge difference!!
As for food make sure you get enough protein and eat regular small meals every 4-5 hours to prevent you blood sugar dropping.