The 8 Health Habits that Will Change your Mom Life

The 8 Health Habits that Will Change your Mom Life

ALL, HEALTHY MAMMA, MINDFUL MAMMA

You can admit it… the title ‘the 8 health habits that will change your Mom Life’ got you in.

I get it! I’m a busy Mom and I am doing my best to make it ALLLLL happen – apart from the time I ranted and had a semi mid-mom-life explosion via blog. Ahhh to hell with it, sometimes you just got to let things out.

Anyway, I am always on the hunt for hacks I can incorporate into my life and my go-to place is always Tone it Up.

These 8 Health Habits are going to change your life

Healthy Habit 1 to Change Your Mom Life – Think Positively

“We believe in expressing positive self-talk and positive talk about women and their bodies,” Scott said. “You’re beautiful in the skin you’re in … we really just preach more about the positive effects of eating healthy and working out.”

I have been working on my mindset and truthfully it’s a shizzle show work in progress (see what I did there). Nothing is going to change until your mindset does and unless you want to walk around all day thinking about all the mum guilt, perceived body issues you will never get to completely love and enjoy life.

Each moment, take the time to say good things to yourself. It could be as simple as re-writing the thought that springs to mind when you catch your reflection in the shopping centre window or celebrating all the little things you did as a Mom today. No matter what it is, bring love to yourself much the same way you would a toddler.

Healthy Habit 2 to Change Your Mom Life – Find your Mantra

“Grab a journal and every morning it can even start with three words you want to live that day by. Perhaps two words that you need and one word for the people or a person around you,” Scott said. “So for yourself, the two words may be ‘patience’ and ‘self-love’ and if you think the other women in your life, or co-workers, could use something like ‘strength’ or ‘kindness’ … a daily mantra and a healthy mindset will enhance all areas of your life.”

I love this form of mantra – Often when I have looked at having a mantra is has been some long-winded, insert personal development wishy-washy language thing that never stuck. Having three words to live by, one of which is for someone else feels good. It’s easy to do and something I implement in the shower

Healthy Habit 3 to Change Your Mom Life – Hydrate

“Most people are chronically dehydrated,” Scott said. “That negatively affects your metabolism, you may mistake dehydration for hunger, and it can make you super-lethargic where you can’t get through a workout.”

*sips on water after reading this quote*

Bottoms up Mammas – lets drink more H2O

Healthy Habit 4 to Change Your Mom Life – Mini-Goals Work

“Sometimes starting a new fitness plan can be very intimidating,” said Dawn. “So start with something as simple as committing to, say, ‘for the next six to eight weeks I am setting my alarm 30 minutes early to have me-time in the morning to make sure I get my workout in.’ Or it could be just going for a walk around your neighborhood. Something that seems attainable. Then hopefully that becomes a habit and second nature.” They added that #TIU workouts range from five minutes to an hour, so there’s something for everyone.

I am so guilty of trying to do too much at once and falling into a heap. I love the idea of mini weekly goals. In fact, I suggested this to my PT this week. We are going to have some fun challenges I can do outside of our sessions together to really turn the heat up with fun workouts

Healthy Habit 5 to Change Your Mom Life – Mini-Goals Work

“Go to the grocery store, meal prep for the week on a Sunday night, and make sure you have healthful options on hand — be it a salad, sandwich or snacks to battle vending-machine lures. So that way, when you’re hungry, you’re prepared,” Scott said.

I am so good at planning but I often plan for perfection rather than an outcome. Let me explain…. below is my weekly meal plan (this is the relaxed version…. I am too embarrassed to show my super healthy version. it has macro and micro nutrients tracked)

HealthyHabit Meal Plan

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Hot Lemon Water Hot Lemon Water Hot Lemon Water Hot Lemon Water Hot Lemon Water
Green Smoothie

Turmeric Eggs with Asparagus, Rocket and Sauerkraut

Green Smoothie

Turmeric Eggs with Asparagus, Rocket and Sauerkraut

Green Smoothie

Turmeric Eggs with Asparagus, Rocket and Sauerkraut

Green Smoothie

Turmeric Eggs with Asparagus, Rocket and Sauerkraut

Green Smoothie

Turmeric Eggs with Asparagus, Rocket and Sauerkraut

Bliss Ball Bliss Ball Bliss Ball Bliss Ball Bliss Ball
Lunch Out Chicken and Coriander Meatballs (page 111 The Gut Skin Connection)  with Salad and Green Goddess Salad dressing  + ¼ cup brown rice Chicken and Coriander Meatballs (page 111 The Gut Skin Connection)  with Salad and Green Goddess Salad dressing  + ¼ cup brown rice Chicken and Coriander Meatballs (page 111 The Gut Skin Connection)  with Salad and Green Goddess Salad dressing  + ¼ cup brown rice Chicken and Coriander Meatballs (page 111 The Gut Skin Connection)  with Salad and Green Goddess Salad dressing  + ¼ cup brown rice
Protein Shake with All the Gut Stuff In it Protein Shake with All the Gut Stuff In it Protein Shake with All the Gut Stuff In it Protein Shake with All the Gut Stuff In it Protein Shake with All the Gut Stuff In it
Ronnie Salmon Oven Baked Barramundi Parsley, Lemon and Capers (Page 134 Beauty Chef Gut Guide) + Gut Healing Turmeric and Parsley Tabouleh (p198) and Green Bean, Sauted Fennel capers and Herbs (P199) One Pan Lemon Chicken Bake (P93 The Gut Skin Connection)  with Steamed Greens  Healthy Beef Burgers Tropical Chicken Skewers

(P 90 The Gut Skin Connection)  + Steamed Greens

Everything needs to be organic, fresh and good for my gut. Only issue – what if I am out with Austin, what if the farmer market guys don’t deliver on time…. what if……? Then I’m stuffed and that usually means my little perfectionist mind throws in the towel and goes for the worst choice. It’s so important to have backup plans that still help you achieve your goals.

Healthy Habit 6 to Change Your Mom Life – Find a Fitness Buddy

“Accountability is huge,” the Tone It Up girls agreed. And in addition, “What attracted a lot of women to our community is our friendship,” Dawn said. “Beyond fitness, #TIU is about women creating lasting friendships with each other.”

This is something I am looking for. I would love a morning fitness buddy to go walking with each day.

Healthy Habit 7 to Change Your Mom Life – Maximise your time

“It’s not about ‘finding’ the time but making the time and figuring out what works best,” said Scott, adding that the #TIU community talks about how they make the lifestyle work. But, she realized, “between careers and motherhood and everything that you do there are times you won’t be able to exercise and you might fall back … so I’m asked, ‘I can do your five daily moves but I can only fit cardio in two days a week – is that OK?’ And we say absolutely! Do what works for you … that’s why we’re never too strict. We don’t think you’ve failed if you don’t do it. And we incorporate rest days, yoga, meditation, foam rolling, a Saturday morning taking an hour walk with a loved one because that’s just as important as going to the gym alone.” Which brings us to …

Healthy Habit 8 to Change Your Mom Life – Enjoy your time

“We are the last trainers to tell you that you can’t enjoy some wine or some Champagne on your friend’s birthday or cake when it’s your daughter’s or niece’s birthday. … We don’t ever want to make a woman feel bad for eating a slice of pizza,” Scott said. “With our program, there is a lot of enticement to make sure there is no disordered thinking or eating.”

I have realized I don’t want to be perfect. I want the stress of it to go. I want to be healthy and enjoy life.

I dont know about  you, but what I love about these tips is they are all achievable, apart from the buddy.

If you live in Maroubra and want an exercise buddy – let me know….

AKA Urban Mamma

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