Being a parent makes life busy enough, why should I find time to exercise as well?
It’s a tough job being a parent sometimes! It’s a juggling act between kids, chores, work, family and so many other competing priorities.
But why don’t you exercise?
For most the answer is simple… TIME. When can busy parents find the time to exercise? All too often the answer is ‘never’. What? Never?!
So let’s look at what’s stopping you from exercising on a regular basis. Here’s the usual comments:
- I’m too busy
- I’ve never exercised
- I don’t like exercise
- I have asthma
- I hate gym environments
- I don’t know what to do
- I have tried exercise and it didn’t work for me so I stopped
If any of those sound familiar, you have just been caught in the trap of making excuses, and the list just goes on! Whilst some of them may seem like valid reasons for not exercising, when you compare them against the benefits they will pale into insignificance.
Why should you make the time to exercise?
So why should you find a place for exercise in your life? There’s a lot of reasons which all generally point to the same conclusion which is that you and your family will have a better quality of life!
1. Feel Better about yourself
Don’t just exercise for weight loss alone. The most successful motivation for sticking to an exercise regime is feeling better about yourself. Exercise will remove toxins from your body, give you more energy, help you experience a sense of well-being, sleep better and reduce your risk of some diseases, just for a start. All of these come together and simply make you feel better about yourself.
2. To be a better parent
I know that being a physically active mum makes me a better parent. Why?
- I’m a good role model for my sons
- I feel like I’m in a better head space
- It gives me clarity in decision making
3. My personal reasons for exercising
Here’s my top personal reasons for making it a priority in my life:
- I sleep better when I’ve been active during the day
- Less back injuries
- I feel strong and empowered
- Improved posture
- Reduced stress
- I have more energy
4. You’ll have more respect for your body
Most of all exercising for YOU makes you respect your body. Show gratitude for your body and the amazing things it is capable of doing and you will find it has less to do with what you see in the mirror or on the scales, but everything to do with how your body can move and how you feel.
You deserve it.
You are amazing.
Your body will thank you for it.
And if you don’t know where to start – call EvolvME’s personal Trainer, Melissa Fielke for a one on one chat or FREE trial (offer available until the end of August).
Enjoy your change…