Guest post by Jane Savage, Health Coach
As moms, our hearts are basically living outside of our bodies every single day. It’s emotionally and physically hard to balance yourself, your family and maybe even your work. There are many days where we don’t feel very ﬁt for life. We crash into bed depleted at the end of the day because we sacrificed our exercise, stayed up too late the night before and skipped lunch to grab another cup of coffee.
So what gets us to make changes for the better?
In seven years of coaching, I’ve seen a trend. A work or life transition gets us up and moving forward. It could be the kids starting school, going back to work, changing careers or even preparing for an empty nest. You know this change is coming and you have paused for a moment to reevaluate your own health and well-being. You perhaps notice a few things like this…
Your clothes don’t ﬁt that well.
You’re feeling a bit depleted and not very sharp.
You grab the wine glass a little too often to cope with stress.
You don’t have a ﬁtness goal so you are just going through the motions.
When these transitions happen, we have an opening. An opening where we feel ready and motivated for change. This is when you need to act. These work/life transitions are the fuel you need to get back to feeling really ﬁt, focused and engaged.
And it is possible to take care of yourself and your kids. Now is the time to start placing the oxygen mask on yourself before assisting others. You don’t have to try every latest and greatest diet or exercise plan. It truly is a lifestyle change. A shift in mindset and routines will get the job done.
Here are 3 key shifts that can help you feel really ﬁt and focused, for good.