Do you sometimes find yourself looking at a stay at home wife and mother (SAHWM) and asking yourself how she had managed to keep herself fit and maintain her whistle-bait figures all through the years? Well, some of them are the lucky ones who are blessed with that special metabolism that goes overdrive in keeping those fat at bay. Less fortunate (but determined) ones are those who had to spend a lot of time and effort to stay in shape and succeeded in it.
Whether you are blessed with those good genes or you’re on the other side of the spectrum (in terms of body shape and metabolism rate), it is important that you, stay at home wife and mother, keep yourself fit. There are endless possibilities to do that at home and I would like to share with you the following tips on how to keep fit as a SAHWM to get you started on your track to fitness:
1. Incorporate exercise into your daily routine.
Do you remember that “wax on, wax out” scene from the Karate Kid movie? The teacher taught his student karate through simple tasks like washing a car, sanding the floor, catching flies and painting the fence. It is possible to do some exercises without a need to buy exercise equipment and stuffs like best yoga balls and mats. This would mean, however, that you will have to rely less on technology and use your muscles to do all those household tasks. For example, instead of using a floor polisher, you will need to scrub the floors yourself.
2. Cook healthy food.
Serving healthy foods at home will help make your family fit and healthy. Regularly eating junk foods that have lots of preservatives, fats and sugar will not only make you fat but will make your body weak and susceptible to diseases.
A lot has been said about the importance of drinking enough water and keeping our bodies hydrated. If you can’t consume at least eight glasses of water daily, you can always set an alarm every few hours.
4. Keep yourself active.
Don’t let soap operas tie you to the couch or internet surfing keep you glued to the computer monitor for hours. Play games with your kids, take a brisk walk outside if the weather permits, or do stuffs that will keep you physically active.
5. Rest and sleep.
Having too much z’s and lacking sleep are both not good for your health. Be sure to take enough hours of sleep and rest when you are tired.
Are there other tips that you would add to my list? Please do share them in the comments section.