“Whenever we get a new mom as a client it’s always the same problem: ‘I have no time because I’m so busy rushing my kids here and taking them there.’ But the fact is, mom needs to make herself a priority, no matter how hard that is. Even if it’s just for 10-15 minutes in the morning or while the kids are sleeping. If you’re consistent, that’s enough to see some drastic improvements in the way you feel and your energy levels throughout the day”, explains Cameron Makarchuk, owner of BOOM Bodyshaping Studio in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Makarchuk gives these 3 tips to moms who have a hard time putting themselves first:
1. Block Out The Time In Your Schedule
“Take 10 minutes on a Sunday and look at your schedule for the following week. Find at least 10 minutes everyday that you can be uninterrupted. Everyone can find 10 minutes. If that means getting up at 4:20am instead of 4:30am, then for now, do it. Use this 10 minutes as your workout time and do a quick metabolic workout like a 5 exercise circuit. These are what I call ‘Nano-Workouts’
2. Plan Out Your Menu
“Eating high quality food is one of the most important things to keep your body running optimally but this is typically the hardest aspect to get a hold of for moms,” says Makarchuk.
“Take some time on a Sunday night and plan out your meals for the following week. You’ll be amazed how much time and stress you’ll save when you know in advance what you’re going to be eating any given day. And make sure everyone in the family knows the menu so they can help out and have the things ready and prepared in advance.”
3. Form A Social Support System
“Find other moms with a similar mindset as yourself and do activities together, with or without your kids. When you can find other people who share your positive, success driven mindset to be active with it makes the whole process a lot easier,” explains Makarchuk.
“This is one of the reasons our clients get such great results and stay with us for so long. We have a built in social support system and our clients are like one big extended family. It’s really quite unique and we really pride ourselves on that.”
Something to remember is this, Makarchuk says, “When you get on an airplane and they are going through the safety demonstration, what is the first thing they say about the air masks? They say to always make sure you put on your own air mask first before helping anyone else. This is the same with your health. Moms need to remember to put themselves first sometimes before helping anyone else.”
If you’d like more information on this topic or to schedule an interview with Cameron Makarchuk, please call (204)-475-2666 or email Tara Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org ----