Getting a single mom to diet and exercise can be tricky. If you’re working, it’s amazing that you are still able to find some time to go to the gym to work out. For single moms who work at home, as much as you have control over your time, there still seem to have tons of work, and if you’re lucky, you get to use your chores as a part of an exercise routine you can do at home.
I believe that with anyone, if you choose to, you can manage your time to be able to include even a 30-min workout routine every day. While all the chores at home could pass for your daily routine exercise, especially if you intentionally created it to be one, lifting weights and cardio should be incorporated in your routine to make your exercise effective and efficient for your schedule.
I do not have to tell you all the benefits you get when you work out, but we should not have any excuse for not doing it because working out is not just for losing or controlling your weight, but it’s a sign of love when you take care of yourself. When you are healthy in mind and body, you can give yourself more to others. It is not easy, yes, but you can do it.
Let me give you a couple of tips on how you could, as a single mum, exercise daily and have a blast.
1. Prioritize Yourself.
First single mom workout tip: put yourself first. And this includes you making time for working out. Prioritizing yourself means loving yourself too. If you take care of yourself, you’ll be able to take care of others also.
2. Schedule It.
There’s no way around it. You have to schedule it. Time management should come into play with one. If you do not schedule it, there’s a big chance that you’ll forget about it.
3. Do Something You Enjoy.
Jog every morning while your kids are still asleep, or after work before going home, do yoga or kickboxing. Whatever floats your boat, do it. It makes it easier to work out when you enjoy what you’re doing.