I know that balancing time for yourself, being a mom, taking care of the house, being a wife, and working (if you work on something outside of motherhood) can be tough. I also know that trying to fit in a solid workout everyday can be even more challenging with little one(s) running, or in my case, scooting around. I am firm believer that a fit mama is a happy mama, so this week, I put together what I want to call “Full Body Mama Meltdown”. It is going to be great and I am going to experience it alongside you for FIVE days (Monday through Friday) of 30-40 minute workouts that you can do from the comfort of your own home, and nutritious, well-balanced, and tasty meals everyday.
Each day, I am going to share the workout on this blog and on my Instagram & Facebook for you to save and check out for yourself. At the end of the day, I am also going to share my food logs & any awesome recipes that will make your life easier and give you and your family tasty and healthy snacks and meals (I like to use MyFitnessPal).
My goal for this week is not only to kickstart my food and fitness for myself, but also to help inspire mamas all around to do one thing that makes you happy and gives you time for yourself each and everyday, even if it is just one hour in the morning or evening for a workout, or cooking your favorite meal (if cooking is something you enjoy), spending time outdoors, crafting, or even just giving yourself 5-10 minutes of quality QUIET time, in the midst of all of the motherhood madness!
HERE WE GO…
MONDAY FITNESS: Try this workout for yourself, put the baby in the stroller and go for your run, or if you have a treadmill at home, wait until the little one(s) go down for their nap, then complete the rest of the exercises before the end of the day!
This workout took me 30 minutes to complete today, averaging a 10:30 minute mile time. Of course, it may take you longer or shorter amount of time depending on how fast you run and complete all of the exercises. I feel refreshed, energized and rejuvenated!!
1 cup of black coffee
1 egg & 2 egg whites
1 and 3/4 oz. of lean honey ham
1/4 of an avocado
1/2 of a white corn tortilla
1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
Cook eggs to desired doneness, I like my egg yolk, just a little runny, serve with sautéed ham and a warm tortilla and top with avocado slices.
All of this for just 286 calories, 19 grams of protein, 1 gram of sugar, and 13 grams of fat
1 fuji apple with 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of peanut butter for a whopping 198 calories, 5 grams of protein, 15 grams of sugar, and 11 grams of fat (but the good kind :))
Stay tuned for updates on my food diary later on this evening!!!
I can’t wait to share with you my experience after these workouts and healthy eating throughout the week!