Your Back to School list should include some ‘me time’
With the start of a new school year, comes an opportunity for parents to schedule in some ‘me time’ and get fit, tone up or lose weight. There’s a short period of time after the holidays have ended, for busy mums and dads to carve out time in their week for exercise, before a new autumn schedule ends up taking over their diary. Here are three suggestions to help create a new set of healthy habits for you and also perhaps the whole family.
Schedule a term’s worth of exercise
Your kids will get their timetables for the term. To help keep up your fitness resolutions, plan your own exercise diary for the next few weeks. Here at Muddy Plimsolls, we recommend booking in 4 weeks worth of workouts. You can always reschedule but for the time being, these bookings will represent your commitment to getting fitter. 4 weeks is long enough to rally see some great results but also short enough to see the end of it! At the end of each 4 week period we review successes and re-tune the exercise programme and diet.
Choose the best time to exercise
The timing of one’s workout has been en vogue over the last few years. Should you train early morning, before breakfast? Or in the evening? They all have their fans. But when your day is already full, if you’re able to exercise at any time it’s a huge advantage. To help you adhere to exercising regularly, try to make your workouts as accessible as possible. Fit them in after the morning school run or just before you pick up the kids in the afternoon. And choose a location on your school run route so you don’t have to go out of your way to make an exercise session.
New term, new diet
Use the start of school as a watershed for cleaning out the kitchen of poor food choices and replacing with healthier options. Getting the kids involved with your new healthy eating resolutions will help with your own adherence and point them in the right direction. If you really want to focus on eating leaner and cleaner, consider a supportive nutrition coaching programme.
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