There are so many fitness and weight loss tips out there that just the idea of weight loss can be overwhelming and frustating. Nevertheless, it's time to start making time for you!
Yes, without a doubt,it is a miracle to have a life growing inside you. It is an experience next to none, but...couldn't we do without all the weight gain?! I mean seriously, 43 extra pounds is cruel and unusual punishment.
How do moms lose weight? What do you do? Where do you start? How do you sift through all the weight loss tips and tricks?
You have succumb to a feeding schedule, the house needs to be cleaned and there is more laundry to do than ever. To top it off, let's not forget, there's a new little someone who needs and relies on you for everything!
As they get older it doesn't get any easier. If you are anything like me, you have become your child's personal assistant. I know, it's a full time, never ending job. And, before you know it, one turns into two and two might turn into three.
Understandably, exercise, healthy eating, and losing weight can fall to the wayside.
So, where do you find the time?
My name is Sommer and I'm on a quest to help moms lose weight, get in shape, and feel good!
I am the mother of a very active two year old and the wife of a military pilot with crazy hours. I know the meaning of tired, and I know how difficult and frustrating it can be when trying to lose the baby weight.
I've been in your shoes. I know how it feels. Luckily, I have a healthy obsession with fitness. And, honestly, I don't know how I would've done it without my background in personal training and, more specifically, female fitness programs.
So, I am here to tell you it can be done... moms can lose weight...with a little help and a few weight loss tips.
However, there is one thing that I know for sure, losing weight isn't getting any easier.
Our resting metabolism decreases by 2-5% each decade. Wait a minute, let me re-word that...our "skinny jeans" will be 10 lbs tighter after 10 years. That's right, if we don't start workin' on our fitness, we will be packing on 10 extra pounds every decade.
There is no doubt that you are busy and you are tired, but exercise is a must...there's no weight loss tip or trick around that. When strength training, cardio , and proper nutrition unite, we can increase or metabolism and fight the battle of the bulge. Let me tell you, it is possible and it is so worth it!
Wait, there's more!
Weight loss isn't the only benefit when it comes to fitness and exercise...
More Energy...helps me keep up with my little ball of energy
Our body releases endorphins (AKA happy chemicals)...which helps me tolerate the furniture climbing that my toddler is obsessed with
We sleep better... much needed for the 6 o'clock roll out!
Decreases our risk of certain diseases, such as breast cancer...I want to be around for a long time
Boosts your immune system...have you ever had the flu with a one year old...ugh!
Improves our self-esteem...& self-image...need I say more!
There's no short cut when it comes to weight loss. There's no magic pill, fat burning drink, or "skinny jeans" soup diet. Believe me, been there, done that. There is only one magic formula. All the weight loss tips boil down to...
Cardio + Healthy Eating + Strength Training = "Skinny Jeans"
That's right, you need all three. I'll admit it, I have been known to cheat. I loooooooove food...especially tail-gating type food. You just can't watch football (Go Bucks!) with a bag of carrots.
Like so many others, I have also been guilty of putting more emphasis on cardio. It just won't work! There will be no "skinny jeans" without all three.
Losing weight and maintaining our "skinny jeans" figure is not something we do for a couple of months. It is a lifestyle.
No, that doesn't mean life becomes blah. Workouts have become my "ME" time...I look forward to it. I love picking out music that pumps me up, designing kick butt workouts and finding ways to make my favorite foods healthier for me and my family.
There is nothing better than the high you get after a good workout. And knowing you just finished a tough run has an empowering feeling of accomplishment. It becomes an addiction.