7 Reasons Why Moms Need to Take Care of Themselves

Let’s face it, as mothers, we’re worrying so much about everyone else that you always get left behind. You’re the last to eat, the last to get exercise and the last to bed.

You spend countless hours taking care of the little ones around you that often times, you forget to take care of yourself.

No one else is going to take care of you, you need to take it upon yourself to live a healthy lifestyle so you can be there for your family.

Luckily you are not alone in achieving this goal as there are options like Fit4Less, which not only can help you reach your healthy lifestyle goals, but also do so at an affordable price for a family on a budget.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fit4Less. The opinions and text are all mine.

7 Reasons Why Moms Need to Take Care of Themselves because no one else will, you're the center of your household, if you do down, it's over.

Your house will fall apart

The house won’t take care of itself. Who will feed your toddler food they don’t want to eat? Who’s going to pick up all of those Lego pieces on the floor before you trip over them, or cook a meal the kids complain about? You’re the center of the home, you’re running a well-oiled machine, or at least trying to keep it from falling apart. If you don’t take care of yourself, the whole command center shuts down.

Your spouse will revolt

My husband is not a fan of eating canned soup or instant noodles for dinner every night of the week. He would prefer to have a clear path to the bed at the end of a long day that isn’t covered in a minefield of clutter. He wants to spend his downtime enjoying the company of his wife. All of these things are not going to happen if you’re sick or have fallen asleep with the toddler at 8 p.m. from exhaustion. The good news is that making sure you have a regular workout routine that fits into a larger healthy lifestyle will help in providing you with that extra fuel you need to carry you throughout the day.

You need energy to take care of everyone

As a mom, you are kind of a ninja of everything. Driving to appointments, preparing meals, giving baths, fighting monsters and kissing boo boos. You can’t mom well when you’re feeling down.

You need sleep to function

I’ve found out that I need at least 7 hours of sleep to function like a normal human being. If I get less than 6 hours of sleep, my family needs to watch out the next day. My patience runs low and all too often my grouchiness is not welcomed.

You need to keep from getting dehydrated

Yes, water, not coffee or pop, but actual water can be a huge health benefit to you and it’s easy to prep. Why we go out of our way to find juice or tea or anything else that isn’t water is a wonder. It’s not sweet, there’s no flavor but it will work wonders for you if you can get 8 glasses a day. Put down the coffee and grab a glass of water first to get your day started right.

The kids will take over the house

When I’m down and out due to sickness, my kids take over. They pull out the video games and the teenager runs to the store so he can get some fries and a frozen pizza. No one asks for anything; they just hope I stay asleep and they go all out on-screen time. You fall asleep to the sounds of Peppa Pig on the TV and Minecraft zombies on the computer. It’s heaven for the kids but good luck asking them to do any homework or get any cleaning done. They sense your weakness and take full advantage of it.

You kids will outrun you in the grocery store

Have you seen how fast preschoolers can run in a grocery store if they really want to get away from you? I was in the grocery store looking at dish soap while my son rammed our cart into the shelves and my preschooler almost took down one of their cardboard displays. That’s the day my hubby vowed never to take us all to the grocery store again, he prefers to shop alone. Can you blame him?

Let’s face it moms, you need to be the one to decide that you need to do more for yourself. Drink that water, get 8 hours of sleep, find a hobby to calm yourself and get outside for a walk or a run.

Not a fan of the outdoors on those cold fall or winter days? Canadians, if you need an affordable gym option and want to get out of the house and get active, Fit4Less is a great option. One of the best things about Fit4Less is they are an environment where EveryBODY’S welcome.  There’s no one there to judge you as you attempt your first run in five years or watch as you awkwardly try to stretch out those hamstrings while you lose your balance.

Fit4Less has low cost memberships starting at only $9.99 every two weeks for the Black membership, which is great for families on a budget. Either you need to pay a $44 joining fee for no commitment (you’ll need to give 30 day’s notice for cancellation), or you can waive the fee and give a one-year commitment.

For me personally one of the best perks of a Black Card membership is that you can share the membership with your spouse or teen. With the Black Card membership, you can have a family member borrow the key tag issued upon signup and they can use the Club in times when you are not there. You can find more details here: https://www.fit4less.ca/faq.  

Why the gym?

  • There are no kids hanging off of you while you try to do those modified push ups that you can’t do on your own.
  • There’s no fridge at the gym, enough said.
  • There’s no couches or beds at the gym, which are both hugely appealing at home.
  • It’s your “me” time. A time to slip away from the noise of your home and just concentrate on your own health for once.

Either way, it’s hugely affordable and when you’re paying for a membership, you’ll certainly use it.

If you decide that you’ll just work out whenever you feel motivated at home, you know how it goes. There are so many excuses not to do it, you don’t have the right shoes, your jogging pants are dirty, you’ll start tomorrow because it’s too late today.

It never happens. You need to make that choice to start doing things right for yourself today.

What are you doing to take care of yourself? Let me know if the comments below.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fit4Less. The opinions and text are all mine.

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