How to Juggle Your Kids, Work, and Health

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By Taylor Robbins, C.S.C.S
 
We work with LOTS of women who always have the same problems they face:
A ton of mommy responsibilities, full-time work, and trying to find time to workout and eat healthy.
 
You may be in this position as well, and are rubbing your head trying to figure out how to get into better shape, but not deny all your responsibilities.
 
Sometimes you think maybe a special shake might do the trick, or a 5 minute fat blasting workout from Youtube, but at the end of the day, you are still feeling dissatisfied with your health, your body, and how you think about yourself.
 
Let’s remove the overwhelm for you, and discuss how to balance this circus show so you can have time to workout and get into the body you want and deserve.
 
It starts with a plan!
 
There are 168 hours a week. You need to NAME every hour before they are used. What I mean is you have to dictate what each hour is going to comprise of before that hour comes, otherwise the hour comes and you are just trying to survive.
 
You will name each hour based on the importance level things are in your life. For some, God is number one, family is number two, their health and wellbeing is three, work is four, and everything else after that. You must decide for yourself. Once you have this itemized, you can start allocating your hours.
 
God: 4:30-5am every day before everyone wakes up.
Family time: Tuesday and Thursday from 4:45-6:30p soccer practice for kids, Friday from 6-8pm is date night with the hubby, etc. etc.
Work: Leave for work at 8:30am and get home at 5:30pm Monday through Friday.
 
Eventually you will have named your hours for these things and realize you still have LOTS of time to prepare food, sleep, and work out.
 
You would not have been able to do this with clarity and zero overwhelm if you didn’t sit down and allocate your hours.
 
After doing this, you now have the hours you will:
-Workout at the gym
-Prep food for meals
-And sleep adequately
 
Now, after you have named all hours, planned on workout times and cooking times, you just need the discipline to execute the plan.
 
This is how you can begin to juggle a busy schedule and still hit your goals.
 
You will also need to learn how to say no, because perhaps your health is more important than your book club, or getting your nails done, so you will have to make certain sacrifices if you truly want to get into better shape and health.
 
I hope this helps. It is just the tip of the iceberg, so if you have more questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us or comment below.
 

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