Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

A Fitness Mothers Time


So you've been a mother for a while. Good for you, mothers are important. I know I have one! But you know what? I've seen my mother get so tied up from taking care of Dad, me and the house that she had very little time to take care of her fitness. Boy, the things you see in retrospect. Anyway, my mother used to be a beanpole; fitness came from all kinds of activity. I've seen the wedding photos so I know it to be so! I can also remember my mother putting on weight over the years. I'm sure my mother will read this, so I must choose my words carefully! When I think about it though, I know why this can happen to a lot of mothers. Life gets in the way and fitness takes a side seat.

It can be truly hard to find time for fitness as a mother when you have a child, or even two for that matter! The amount of running around and chores that need to be done can make you really tired at the end of the day and the last thing you're thinking of is fitness.

If you're a working mother, you can add a whole other dimension to the busy factor. Needless to say, with the build up of things expected of a mother, fitness is not on your mind at the end of the day. You get very limited time to yourself except for that cherished time once the gremlins are put to bed or are in school. That's a small window of opportunity if you want to incorporate fitness into your lifestyle and be a good mother to boot.

Its tuff to get the time to work out but it's even tougher to be happy when your self image is at an all time low. Fitness makes mothers feel good about them selves. Your self-image plays an important role in how close you can be with your spouse also. I don't think I'll get into this too much, but things heat up between partners when they feel confident about their bodies. I mean, sometimes the spark can fade a little if a couple drops fitness and their bodies slide.

You owe it to your self to have "me time" also. It's important to your well being as a mother. Schedule it in. Get fitness into your life. All activity in life involves fitness, and anything can be made into a workout. Go for a walk. Hire a fitness trainer to come to your home to put you through a workout.

You should also talk to other mothers that are into fitness. I've found that in almost every situation that life can offer, that if you want to achieve something, the shortest route to success is to ask someone who is already there. The other thing is like my mother said, "You are who you hang around with". It's so true. If you want fitness in your life, hang around with mothers that think fitness is important.

Making fitness part of your life is so easy when your friends are into it too. They eat healthy so you eat healthy. You can go for walks together, support each other and on and on. It's an upward spiral of fitness mayhem! Now that is a great thing.

Ray Burton is a personal trainer in Calgary Alberta. He has trained for Golds Gym, World Health Club and the Canadian Military. Now running his own personal training company "Buildingbodies Personal Training" and promoting his book "Fat To Fit", Ray enjoys helping people live better lives through his fitness tips newsletter


MORE RESOURCES:

Why The Pushup Is The World's Greatest Exercise
Huffington Post
But, like any challenging exercise, that means form is paramount. You're better off doing 10 modified pushups with perfect form than five full pushups with hunched shoulders or a drooping neck or hips. You'll work the same core, chest and arm muscles ...

and more »


Exercise in Korea strengthening Pacific partnerships
United States Army (press release)
The exercise further strengthened the combined defense and enhanced the readiness of South Korea, the United States Combined Forces and U.N. sending nations, said Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of the Combined Forces Command.
Soldiers Redeploy After South Korea ExerciseDepartment of Defense

all 3 news articles »


Fitness Friday: Exercise for Mental Health
Wink News
Many people hit the gym or pound the pavement to improve cardiovascular health, build muscle, and of course, get a rockin' bod, but working out has above-the-neck benefits, too. Regardless of age or fitness level, studies show that making time for ...



Exercise: if it's good enough for mice, it's good enough for men
Telegraph.co.uk (blog)
Have you heard of the dorsal medial habenula? No, I hadn't either, until last week. It is the area of a mouse's brain that controls the desire to exercise. According to reports, there's a similar area in the human brain. The busier this bit of grey ...



Gov'ts agree in Mexico on policies favoring exercise to fight obesity
Fox News Latino
Representatives of several Ibero-American governments agreed during a forum in Mexico to implement policies favoring exercise in order to halt the growing problem of obesity and overweight among their populations. Delegates from Mexico, Spain, Chile, ...

and more »


Specialists point to exercise as preventive medicine
Fox News Latino
Physical exercise is the most effective preventive medicine against ailments like diabetes and is an effective remedy for problems like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, experts taking part in a forum here said. What the pharmaceutical industry ...



Get Fit: Exercise can be a tool to help with sobriety
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
“Now, I can alter my state of being through exercise.” Fitness is an integral part of many people's recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, says Julie Schoolmeester, executive director of Face It Together Sioux Falls, an organization that offers peer ...



Stars and Stripes

US, South Korea quietly end Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise
Stars and Stripes
Approximately 50,000 South Korean troops and 30,000 U.S. troops — about 3,000 of whom were brought in from outside the peninsula — took part in this year's Ulchi Freedom Guardian, a computer-simulation exercise described by the U.S. as “routine and ...
S. Korea, U.S. end military exerciseGlobalPost

all 306 news articles »


Port Huron Times Herald

Don't let fitness take a summer vacation
Port Huron Times Herald
I hate for someone to work hard all year, to finally get into a consistent exercise routine, build up his metabolism and start losing weight — and then throw it all away by taking the summer off. My goal is to encourage everyone to be more active ...



Are these Britain's fittest women? Five gym bunnies say exercise hasn't just ...
Daily Mail
Stevie embraced exercise as much for its mental benefits as the physical effects. 'I wanted to pull myself out of the hole. So when I saw an advert for the Insanity workout DVDs, I phoned up immediately. At first, it was so hard – after each session ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.