Healthy And Active After Having Kids


Staying healthy and active after having kids can be a challenge.  Needless to say, mothers are busy!  Usually busy taking care of their families, working and a mixed bag of other responsibilities.  Too often, moms put their own needs on the back burner.  The results can lead to improper health habits, most commonly: unhealthy food choices and decreased physical activity. This combination leads to weight gain, low energy and poor self-esteem. With that said, their are some easy alternatives to avoiding this spiral.  Help mom take the weight of the world off her shoulders and midsection with these simple fit moves.

Making small, healthy changes is the key towards obtaining a healthy lifestyle.  Too often, everyone reaches for the quick fix, but generally the quicker the fix, the faster the rebound.  Workout Anywhere is focused on making healthy a lifestyle and not a 12-week highlight. Follow these five steps and start your own journey towards being healthy and active for life.

STEP ONE: Commit to getting 15-20 minutes of physical activity 4-5 times per week. It does not take hours of daily cardio to have a dream body. It just takes consistency and the right types of workouts to ignite your metabolism and turn your body into a fat burning machine. Workout Anywhere’s full body in home workouts are designed to do just that in as little as 15-20 minutes, three to four days a week.  We know taking care of kids and life can be exhausting (and a good way to burn calories) but everyone needs some “me” time for exercise.  Committing to our fat burning home workouts will not only accelerate one’s metabolism and weight loss, but it will also provide mental clarity (peace of mind).

STEP TWO: Make step one a habit. Habits take 21-30 days to form. That means you need to be committed to your workouts for a full month before it feels like part of the daily routine.  Do everything possible to avoid missing workouts or taking a week off.  That means even though you are busy and may not feel like working out, you have to get it in.  No one complains about exercise after they complete their workout.  So if your kids are generally the excuse for what’s holding up your exercise routine, try allowing the kids to join in your workouts at home, or at the park. Let them play while you get your own boot camp style workout in.

STEP THREE: Keep track of your food. Often, people eat way too many calories during the day.  In contrast, sometimes it can be that you are not eating enough. Everyone is different and it takes just the right amount of calories to burn fat. After keeping a food journal for a few days, it is time to learn the proper improvements for revving up your metabolism.

STEP FOUR: Divide your daily meals into 5-6 small balanced meals. This will help regulate your blood sugar and keep your metabolism in an optimal fat burning mode. In tandem, having the appropriate meal balance or combination of lean protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats along with fresh veggies and some fruits is crucial for fat loss. Organic, fresh and locally grown whole foods are going to be ideal for best results.

STEP FIVE: Learn the importance of nutrition. Did you know that your abs are made in the kitchen? Yes, that is right, 70% of your physique is diet, 20-25% is physical activity and 5-10% is genes. That means having the donut and working out will not balance out. You are what you eat. Feed your body properly and you will look amazing, feel amazing and be healthier then ever. For a complete meal plan, sugar detox diet and approved foods list, visit Workout Anywhere’s member’s section for only $9.95/month.

Coach Jessica
Coach Jessica

Jessica & Justin Rundle are Spokane natives and the founders of Workout Anywhere (a Northwest fitness training app for busy parents, by busy parents). In addition, the two are the official strength & conditioning coaches for Mt. Spokane High School. To Learn more about Jessica and Justin Rundle, click here: Meet Team RundleFit.

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