I have been training women for the past 20 years and I have noticed a big trend amongst those who get their goals and others who give up on theirs.
I want to share what I found the top 5 things that successful mothers do differently to get their mojo back!
All of the successful mothers know that reaching their goal was going to take time…
I have trained successful mothers who took 3 months and I have trained successful mothers who took 3 years to reach their goals. Some of them were great with their diet and lifestyle others took some time to come around but they all did it within their own time frame and at the own pace.
This is your race. It’s no one else’s but yours. Take it as fast or slow as you like.
Just consider that health and fitness is going to be a part of your life for the rest of your life.
2. Focus on the process and not the result
Focusing on the result is a sure fire way of failing.
Instead, enjoy the journey and notice all the physiological changes that begin to occur from eating better, moving more regularly and health lifestyle choices.
You will start have more energy, be more patient with others and feel happier within yourself. You may have less joint pain and better posture with the regular stretching and movement added to your day. Notice the sense of aliveness you have for your kids, your husband/partner and for yourself.
Don’t worry about the scales. If you are doing all of the above, your body will naturally return to what it is intended to be.
3. Etch the time out and execute
Studies in health and fitness have shown women between 35 – 55 years old are creatures of habit and want to train at the same time and same day every week.
Let’s be clear, it can still work if you need to move your training around but if you have 1 less ball to juggle focus on what time you will train next week and add it in your diary every week. It doesn't mean getting up at 4.30am to get it done but you can if you like…!
4. Women who get great results surround themselves with support
These mothers enroll their environment: their work, their partners and their kids so they support her.
When she needs to train, those around do what needs to be done so she can train. When she says no to the glass of wine, she means “NO” and there is no “Come on, just one glass”. If she starts to lose motivation, her friends or (if she has one) PT will be a stand for her to get over the hump.
5. Apply the 80/20 rule
The 80/20 rule is simple: live your life healthily 80% of the time so it soaks up the 20% of the time you don't. Therefore you can have that glass of wine every 2nd night if that it what you choose!