As women, I believe we sometimes forget some important things that we need to do regularly. I know for many when you become a mother you put your needs to the side and forget about them. I feel that we need to take care of ourselves first so that we can take care of others. If you are finding it hard to take time for your health, wellness, and fitness goals. Here are a few tips that I suggest, work out in the morning, it feels so good to have it done. I personally do not like night workouts as I am done for the day. I feel like I have given most of the energy I have and the last thing I want to do is do a workout. Make sure you begin with breakfast, do not skip this meal. Drink lots of water, and ensure you are getting 7-8 hours of sleep.
Regular appointments, if you have good benefits or can put aside money for a massage, I really recommend this service. Massage relieves tension and stress and it is a good option for self-care. Yearly check-ups include your doctor, eye, and dentist (about two to three), and as you get older don’t forget mammograms and paps are every three years.
Other great tips to improve your health and wellness are to make sure you schedule time for yourself each day if you can. I like to read while my daughter has quiet time. On weekends my husband and I discuss what we both need as well as what we need to do together and as a family. This way we are ensuring we have met everyone’s needs as best as possible.
MaryAnna Robbins CSEP-CPT, OFC RHEP – Group Exercise, Resistance Trainer, Yoga Fitness, Pilates Mat Fitness