The Hardest Part of Being a Fit-Mom

“Mom, I want my stuffed animals, then I want to listen to Kidz Bop–I want to listen to my music, and can I do that with you?”

This was all while I was trying to get my workout in and as you can see being a mom does sometimes get in the way of personal time. It can feel overwhelming and often frustrating. But my daughter is incredible and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

We all know being a mom is tough, and trying to get in shape when you’re a mom is even tougher. That being said, I think it’s important to recognize we’re all facing the same issues, so we can help each other feel supported and understood.

Here are my Top 10 Major Challenges to our Success:
1. Support
2. Time/Organization
3. Motivation
4. Exhaustion
5. Resources
6. It feels impossible/Giving up on yourself
7. Goals that aren’t broken down into daily behaviors
8. GUILT
9. Becoming a mom made you feel like your fit days were over
10. It’s too much work

If you relate to one or more of these challenges know this—YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Don’t let these things get in the way of your success! Each day do something good for yourself and remember that every good thing you do for yourself will make a positive influence on your family to do the same.

Moms should try to embody what they want their children to become.

So just think about your workout as time for yourself that is simultaneously acting as a very important lesson. When I think about my daughter watching me work out or make a healthy meal, I also think about her doing the same when she’s my age. That is how I want her to see her life. I want her to know that her body and health are important and she shouldn’t let things get in the way of that.

So, what do you think is the hardest part of being a fit-mom? What do you do to deal with those challenges?

Here to help you get happy, healthy, and F.I.T.,

Kim

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