5 Things To Do Instead of Eating Out Of Exhaustion…A List For Moms

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Exhaustion eating…one of my pitfalls without question! Here are my top 5 things I turn to when I realize I’m about to eat just because I’m tired. I see these lists around and think “oh RIGHT! Like I’m just going to get to take a nap today for 30 minutes instead of mindlessly munch. Hahaha.” I thought I would put together a list that moms can use.

1. Play with your kids. If you can find the energy, a good sword fight, puzzle, or coloring session will take your mind off of eating immediately.

2. Do your nails. We take for granted how much of an impact taking care of our appearance can have on us. A simple manicure can make you feel like a new person. I have boys & they don’t want their nails painted, but I give them two empty nail polish bottles and they are well occupied while I take care of me a little.

3. Read. Not a book because you don’t have time, are too tired, or your kids won’t let you just sit and read. Next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up a magazine that jumps out at you. When you want to eat something just because you’re tired, pick it up and read a page or two.

4. Call a friend. This takes my mind off of the kitchen and gives me a great chance to recharge my batteries with someone I care about. A Bluetooth earpiece is your best friend if you’re a SAHM, and so is mandatory rest time…which leads me too the next option.

5. Mandatory rest time. Put your kiddos in their rooms or beds with their favorite toys or books and tell them it’s time to rest. They may protest the first few times, but when they realize they don’t have to sleep it will get easier. They come out recharged & you can actually sleep or do something like take a bath!

Me and the boysMeagan is a 30 something year old wife, mom, and fitness enthusiast (fanatic?).She loves being a boy mom, fitness, cooking healthy food, and working from her dining room.   In the last year and half she helped over one hundred people lose hundreds of pounds & inches.  Her goal is to help women, and especially women with post-baby bodies, live happier lives with more self-confidence than ever before. She knows that once there is some fun put into fitness (with a little bit of family), the sky is the limit!  Her mission is helping people become healthy, fit, and financially free so they can lead fulfilling, vibrant lives. If you’d like to know more about becoming or staying fit physically or financially, e-mail her today!

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