Motherhood Inspires a Fit Family Lifestyle


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By Danielle McGlynn
@healthymomfit

Motherhood.

It’s what truly gave me a new perspective on life.

Since becoming a mom, I’ve learned so much about myself, including how to appreciate a healthy lifestyle for me and for my son.

Sadly, my mother passed away just a year before my son, Jacob was born. As devastating as that was, each step forward has brought a new meaning to my health and mindset on how to look at food and exercise.  The pieces fit together:  How I treated myself, what I included in my diet for energy, and how I exercised – were all important to my overall well being.  I now saw exercise as a means for mental clarity and a way to build a strong body.

Ah-ha

Funny enough, this “ah ha” moment developed when I saw how quickly laundry would pile up, how messy the kitchen would get, and how little time I had to rest, let alone workout or focus on my “diet”.  So, I decided to change my approach and attitude toward diet and exercise. Motherhood inspired me to truly live a healthy lifestyle AND enjoy it.

I learned how to make better choices with foods like fresh fruits, vegetables and grains. The more I practiced the importance and value behind eating well, the easier it became for me.

Working Around a Busy Schedule

Finding time to exercise met its own challenges.  It seemed impossible at first. The baby weight came off fast, but with that came no strength. I cried when I could only do 3 push ups!  But instead of overwhelming myself with what I couldn’t do, I focused on what I could do. I found the time by making the most of my time, even if it was 10 minutes – I did something! I adapted the ‘something is better than nothing’ mindset.

I went back to work, but Jacob stayed with me everywhere (I’m a Personal Trainer and compete as an Athlete). That being said, every simple decision I made for myself, had to be for strength and health so I could be an example for him.  Today, nearing 7 years old, he says “Hey mom, we need to go do some exercises!”  I love it!

If you want your children to be healthy, set the example. Even if it’s small, find ways to make healthy eating and moving fun! Start with a change in your mindset and Simply Workout!

Xo,

Danielle McGlynn

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