With spring finally approaching and summer not too far around the corner, it’s time to start putting our new year resolutions in action and actually get healthier!
Being a mum is sometimes like being on a permanent diet or a long-winded marathon, but too often than not we’re not treating our bodies the way we should.
So here are a few tips to get us motivated. Share your tips with us @easyblinds.
1. There’s never a right time…
With busy lifestyles, it’s difficult to get into a fitness regime, but I’m sure most of us can agree that there’s pretty much never a right time. The first step to doing anything we feel we don’t have time for or don’t particularly feel motivated for is to just get started. Once you go, even for half an hour, you’ll feel better and that will set you up for wanting to continue on. Get yourself some sticky notes and keep reminders around the house so you’ll definitely remember! After the first couple of sessions are under-way, the rest will follow!
2. Establish why you’re doing it
It’s time to stop thinking of heading to the gym as a chore but more as a time for you to chill out and have some “me time”. When you haven’t been for a while, the gym can seem more time-consuming than worth-it but once you start going, you’ll feel healthier, fitter and happier. Remember, exercise releases endorphins (the hormone that makes you happy!) so if you’re having a rough day, swap a night in front of the telly for a gym session.
3. Drink more
If you start forming healthier habits, you’ll find yourself feeling more motivated to get to the gym. Drinking more water is great for feeling revitalised, making you feel less lethargic and more in the mood for a workout.
4. Get more rest
Exercise is great for doing two things a) helping you sleep better and b) making you feel more energised. Seem contradictory to you? It is, but it’s true. Use exercise to help kick-start your day or feel the benefits of a great night’s sleep after an evening workout. However, if you’re not getting enough sleep in the first place, you’re less likely to feel enthused to do it! Sleep experts recommend 7-8 hours a night. Struggling to get that? Try a blackout blind! See our customer reviews to find out how our blinds have helped them create a sleep sanctuary in their bedroom.
5. Get your friends involved!
Studies show you’re more likely to stick to an exercise regime when you’re with friends. Make getting fit fun and plan regimes with your friends and you can help each other stay motivated.
6. Do what makes you happy
If the gym isn’t for you, don’t do it. Do what works for you and makes you feel the most comfortable. Take up a sport or head to your local fitness centre for a swim – find what you like and you won’t need to build up the motivation, you’ll want to do it anyway.