This post is from monthly contributor, Katheryn.
Being a homeschool mom and a homeschool blogger means one thing: I sit A LOT! I have to take the time to care for myself because if I don’t, I am easily susceptible to putting on weight and feeling very sluggish. I need to make time to care for my body.
Being physically active is a great way to not only feel great, but to recharge your mind for whatever tasks lie ahead of you.
Here are some ways I find time to get in a workout when I am busy:
Set a schedule
Setting a schedule of when I want to have certain things accomplished helps me to see my day and be able to find the time to work out. It doesn’t have to be a one-hour workout. But finding a 30-minute segment in my day is a great way to get a good workout to boost my energy and help me keep my body in top physical condition.
When my kids go to the park, I lace up my sneakers and run the basketball courts, do jumping jacks, push-ups, and burpees. Thirty minutes goes by quickly when I’m outside. The benefits of this: the fresh air, my kids are playing, and I am squeezing in the time to care for myself.
Find the time that works for you
For so long I would feel guilty when I didn’t follow someone else’s schedule. I would think that someone else’s life would fit mine. But it doesn’t. I don’t wake early and neither do my kids. I am more relaxed and enjoy lots of white space. So, for me, the afternoon is the best time to get that workout in. Find what works for you.
Give yourself grace
Whatever your goals, give yourself grace. If you want to lose weight, tone up, or gain muscle, your goal is your own. You will fall off the wagon, you will have days when you can’t squeeze in that workout, you will have days that are super busy. But don’t worry, just pick up the next day and keep going. Just NEVER give up.
You got this, and you deserve it!
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