Busy working mums are the most hard working, relentless and focused individuals, and should be admired for their courage and their skill at multitasking.
There’s all this talk about how the “Men” are the ones that actually feed the family and do all the hard work etc.
That is ABSOLUTELY untrue.
TRUTH be told…
We men (HUSBANDS) have ABSOLUTELY no idea how hard working busy mums are. They tend to do more task and get a lot of things done than the average men.
I am a proud husband to a wonderful wife…so I know. I once tracked my wife’s daily task (of course without her knowledge) over the course of few days and was surprised at how much work she gets done in a day. The average busy mum performs a range of task, ranging from:
Considering the amount of task that they have to juggle, adding the demands of a career and running the household while struggling to drop remaining baby weight after years of giving birth makes the process even more difficult.
However, there is respite. If you are a busy mom who has a career, it might surprise you to know that there’s fortunately a way get around your “busyness” and still lose weight and become healthier. And that is what I am going to show you today by sharing the below tips:
Find a picture of someone that has lost weight that inspire you. Print their BEFORE and AFTER picture (Like the one below) and stick it to your bedroom.
One thing I discovered is that the average individual gets inspiration from what they can see. When you wake up every day and see that picture, your brain will keep sending a message to your body that it must lose weight. And it drives you to work towards your goal.
2. Draw Up A Weight Loss Goal
How many kg would you like to lose? How many inches would you like to drop to? When would you want to achieve it? If you are currently 100kg and you want to go down to 80kg in 2 months, then you know you need to get rid of 20 kg of fat over a period of 8 weeks. That is you need to get rid of at least 2.5kg per week.
When you create a plan for yourself, it helps you break down your big goal into smaller goals that you can work towards and achieve in measurable steps.
3. Get Rid Of The Scale
Stop checking your weight on the scale every day. It’s ok for you to weigh yourself before you embark on your weight loss journey. But obsessing over what your scale readings are daily will demotivate you. Check your weight before you get started, then weigh yourself at the end of every week. That will give you a better accurate reading of how much you’ve lost over a 7 day period.
For example, The 30 Day Fat Loss Program has 4 weigh-in periods over 30 Days. That is, on the 7th, 14th, 21st & 30th Day that you undergo the program, you get to check your weight to see how much you’ve lost. 2 – 3 kg loss per week is not uncommon among subscribers to the program.
When you open your refrigerator, what do you have in there? What type of food stuff do you have in your kitchen? Are they fat burning? Do they support fat loss and increase energy?
Get rid of foods that don’t support your weight loss goals and replace them with fat burning foods. Fruits, wheat based foods e.g. Oats, leafy Vegetables, Pepper, Fruits e.g. Apple, Cucumber, Pine Apple, Bananas and plant Protein like beans are good examples of fat burning foods etc.
A lot of busy moms are guilty of this. When your kid does not finish their meal, do not finish it off for them. Eating their meals gives you extra few hundred calories which you have to burn off doing exercises.
Whatever you do, don’t eat your kids leftover. If you are worried that you’d be wasting food by putting it in the bin, pack and refrigerate the left over and save as lunch for the next day for them.
I recommend between 8 – 10 glasses per day. Apart from the fact that your body actually needs it for hydration, when you drink ice cold water, it actually helps you to burn more calories.
Here’s the trick. Water is between 0’c – 5’c when its cold. When you drink it, your body warms up the water to when it goes down your throat into your the body. The process of warming it up actually speeds up your metabolism and burns up to 8 calories per glass of water. That is few calories you can burn per day just by drinking water daily.
If you are really a busy mum, you will not have time for the gym. If you have a gym membership that you pay for but do not currently use, take my advice, cancel it!
What you REALLY need are work outs that fit around your daily schedule and that burns the highest amount of body fat at the same time.
Don’t worry, here are two exercises to get you started:
Exercises like the Imaginary skipping exercise above helps you burn excess body fat while you are working out. This means, when you stop working out, your body stops burning fat.
However, In The 30 Day Fat Loss Program, I provide a high intensity work out system that will only take just 20 minutes of your time in a day. It takes into account that working moms are always busy. And after you complete the 20 minute workout routine, it continues to burn fat off your body up to 48 hours after your complete it.
8. Get Enough Rest/Sleep
It might surprise you to know that in other to lose weight successfully, you need enough sleep. According to sleep researchers at University of Colorado, America, a lack of sleep actually leads to weight gain as people who stay awake spend more time eating than normal.
When you sleep well, your body undergoes a repair process from the workout you had earlier in the day. When you maintain a good night sleep, it helps regulate your body metabolism and decreases your desire to overeat.
I strongly recommend at least 8 hours sleep. Avoid watching TV or using the computer late at night. Do your best not to consume caffeine too much and you’d be able to sleep well.
Whatever you do, as a busy mom, put it at the back of your mind never to be too hard on yourself. If you follow the tips I have given above and you combine it with The 30 Day Fat Loss Program, you will start seeing fat melt off your body. That is…visible result.
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