Having kids can be one of the biggest joys in life, but it can also be one of the biggest time-suckers. Suddenly, you have to juggle work, family, and social obligations, and it can be tough to find time for yourself.
If you’re a busy parent who’s struggling to find time to work out, don’t despair. Becoming a good parent requires a healthy and active lifestyle to juggle everything effectively.
You don’t want your toddler to see you sitting on the couch all day, right?
All you need to do is to create a routine or schedule that includes time for working out. Just like you schedule playdates and doctor’s appointments, you can schedule time for a workout.
If you’re not sure where to start, here are some tips on how to find the time to work out as a busy parent:
1. Get up early and start your day with a workout
2. Take advantage of your launch breaks and lunchtimes
3. Get some gym equipment for your home
4. 3 days a week for 30 minutes is all you need
5. Set realistic fitness goals with your partner
6. Use stairs instead of the elevator
7. Park your car further away
8. Walk or cycle to school or work
9. Join parents’ clubs
10. Use your kids as motivation!
Yes, it’s true that juggling two different worlds is not an easy task. But it’s definitely doable with a bit of organization and effort. Creating a routine or schedule is the key to success. The fit you are, the better parent you’ll be. And your kids will definitely benefit from it in the long run! So start making changes today and see the difference it makes in your life!