Find Healthy For You

Find Healthy for You

With Pinterest and social media today it’s easy to think that there are only two options: obesity or extreme fitness. Why aren’t there more images and examples of moms who want to fall somewhere in between those two extremes? What’s really important is finding healthy for you. Where do I fit into this as a mom who just wants to be healthy but not necessarily have 14% body fat?

I fit in here:

I don’t eat healthy foods because I want to be skinny, or because I’m attached to some ideological diet, or because I want to be better than someone else.

I eat healthy because I actually feel better when I do….yes, so much so that it’s usually not hard to turn down junk because I know how I’ll feel right after I eat it. Bloated, sinus drainage, groggy, bleh.

I’m not perfect. I eat processed junk and have to be reminded how yucky I feel when I do eat it. Some times it’s worth it.

I love feeling fit and strong. Skinny is not the goal.

I’m a better mom, wife, friend, daughter, sister, mentor when I take care of myself.

I don’t care about having a 6 pack as much as I care about having balance, feeling good in my clothes, and rocking some confidence.

I want to set a good example for my kids. They may not eat brussel sprouts now but maybe if they see me eating them for long enough, they will try them one day,

I share my journey with you because I believe that it’s OK to not want to be a body builder or fitness competitor with cut arms and a perfectly round booty (if that’s your goal though, hello awesome!). It’s ok to not be a size 2. It’s ok to just want to be healthy, have balance, and be you.

Megean 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!

Fit Habits for Busy Mom

Fit habits for busy moms

Given that moms are usually everything to everybody, it’s no wonder it’s a struggle to take care of ourselves. Here are some simple, realistic fit habits for busy moms – ways you can be healthier on a daily basis by making small changes, one day at a time.

Write Down Your Workouts

Make a brand new workout schedule every single week. Not only will it keep you more motivated, but it will make it more difficult for you to not show up. I prefer using my iCalendar and setting alerts to go off when it’s time to push play. In the big scheme of my day, 30-45 minutes is not that much time to take away from other things and people and I get so much out of it. Worth it!

Prep Healthy Food Ahead of Time

Keep your diet on track by washing, slicing, and dicing veggies and fruits ahead of time. If they are ready to eat in the refrigerator and ready to grab for meals on the go, your diet will stay on track. My favorite foods to prep ahead of time are: carrots, celery, berries, grapes (great when frozen in the summer time!), hard-boiled eggs, pre-measured nuts, bell peppers, and grapefruit. I also bake chicken breasts and make some homemade mayo to have for chicken and egg salad.

Eliminate All or Most Refined Sugar

This probably seems like a no brainer, but it’s the simplest way to dramatically improve your health quickly, lose weight faster, and feel better sooner. Read your labels, drink only water, and limit take out & fast food.

Avoid BLT’s From Your Child’s Plate

Ohhh those bites, licks, and tastes! BLT’s add up quickly and are so mindless that it’s hard to even know they are happening before it’s too late. If you find yourself ravenous during your kiddos’ meal/snack time, grab some prepped snacks out of your refrigerator and eat mindfully. Just because you grab a bite while clearing their plates, doesn’t mean it doesn’t count. Don’t sabotage your diet unconsciously, that’s just not fun!

Megean 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!

Real Life Weight Loss Goals

Real life weight loss goals

Ever open a fitness magazine, look at the images and think “that’s nice but how can I ever look like that?” We all know that Photoshop alters images and that fitness competitors and body builders spend hours in the gym, but there’s still a mental disconnect between what we see, what we know, and what we want. Before & after pictures can be inspiring but also discouraging. I wish there were more before & after pics reflecting real women in real life – in particular of moms!

Here’s the deal, unless you are planning on becoming a fitness competitor or you have a serious passion for fitness and just love working out for an hour or more every day, chances are you are never going to look like Jillian Michaels. Do you really care? I remind myself all the time to keep the focus where it matters. For me, this means focusing on feeling strong, feeling great in my clothes, loving the skin I’m in, and being healthy so that I can be around for my family.

Don’t lose sight of your reality and don’t let a crazy awesome transformation story make you feel like your goals & reality aren’t good enough. They are! Keep it real and make it easier to celebrate your victories and milestones. Everyone has a story. This is yours. Make it count.

 Megean 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!