The Real Moms Food Journey

Real Mom’s Food Journey- Exercise and The Dreaded Time Crunch

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As I sit here and type this, my trained Mommy Ear is listening for sounds of…yakking.

YES, stomach flu has invaded our house.


Now I am SUPER grateful I made the time to take a nice, long, calorie burning walk yesterday cuz frankly, I am not sure when the next “spare time” might arise.

As anyone who works full time and/or is a parent knows, there’s just never enough hours in the dang day. That’s just life.

I lamented my Lack-O-Time theory to Joan at Fitquest (which were really cleverly disguised EXCUSES), and I truly loved her response. Take this to heart. It’s true:

You have to TAKE the time. I have preached it for years, that there is always something else to be done, but this is top priority. Ironically – you with the MOM connection – it is moms that I stress it to. You are taking care of everyone else, and by taking care of yourself can do better for everyone else (the oxygen mask on the airplane theory – put your own on first or you’re no help to anyone else!). Make an appt in your mind, then just DO IT. The benefits will help you keep going!”

So your/my goal this week….FIND THE TIME for exercise. And it doesn’t have to be “all or nothing”. Don’t NOT exercise because you can’t do a 60 minute cardio burn. Take the minutes you have and use them. Walk, climb stairs, hop on your treadmill. Commit to 15 minutes…then see if you can squeak out 20. Do something. And do it soon.

Skinny jeans, here we come 🙂

p.s Be sure and look for Joan at Fitquest coupon in Edition 6 of our Mom Squad packs. You can find these packs at these locations. Grab yours quick! they are going fast.

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About Becky Flansburg

Becky Flansburg is freelance writer, blogger and virtual assistant living in Northern Minnesota. A dedicated mom to two beautiful kids, her veteran blog is filled with laughter and love about the joys parenthood. Becky is also committed to helping women realize their work-from-home dreams, enjoy life beyond the cubicle and find clarity in the work/life/family balance. Connect with Becky via her website, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest