Top Tips For Mums So You Never Miss A Workout!

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  1. Put on your workout clothes. If you know you’re going to be working out that day, put on your workout clothes first thing. Just the action of putting on exercise clothes is motivating and one step closer to actually working out!
  1. Invest in some stylish workout wear. The chance to wear your new stylish purchases is the perfect workout motivation, it will also help you feel more confident in the gym knowing you are looking good. Some of my favourite retailers included Hip and Healthy, Cope Active, Active in Style, Sweaty Betty and of course Nike.
  1. Put it in the diary. Allocated a time in your diary a few times each week to exercise. If you’ve put aside the time, you can’t use ‘lack of time’ as an excuse.
  1. Make exercise your social scene. It needn’t be a choice between exercise and seeing friends. Kill two birds with one stone, by convincing them to join you for a new fun exercise class instead of that glass of rose at the local.
  1. Use the crèche. If your gym has a crèche start booking in sessions. Most crèches have a 24 hour cancellation policy, which means if you decide last minute that you just can’t be bothered, you will still be charged. What better motivation to workout than knowing you will be charged if you don’t. 
  1. Work out with your man. Who made up the rule that there is one type of exercise for men and another for woman. A workout is a workout and beneficial to all. I find working out with my husband a great motivator and fun bonding experience. As an added bonus, by working out with someone who is naturally stronger than I am, I push myself harder and gain greater results.
  1. Make it quick. Knowing that you only have to find 30 minutes for your workout is far more manageable than trying to find 1 or 2 hours to sweat it out.
  1. Follow a program. Following a fitness program provides guidance and motivation. As you all know I am a massive fan of Kayla Itsiness Bikini Body Guide but there loads of other brilliant programs out there including The Body Coach by Joe Wicks and The Four Week Fitness & Food Effect by Fitness On Toast.
  1. Take progress pictures. The scales are so 2001, this year it’s all about the progress pic. Why? Seeing actual proof of the progress you’re making is much more inspiring, not to mention more realistic than a number on the scales. Apps like SnapTrack can help you document your progress.
  1. Set realistic goals. No one gets a six-pack over night. Be kind to yourself and remember that all change, no matter how small is still progress and one step closer to your goal.

Photography by Logan Irvine-MacDougall.