As moms, we work so hard to make everyone happy and to make life go smoothly. We often do the shopping, the laundry, the cleaning, the cooking, and the driving everyone from here to there and back again. We wipe noses, bottoms, and tears. When we go to bed, we’re so tired that we can’t sleep because all we can think about is everything we have to do the next day. We plan parties, playdates, real dates and holiday celebrations. But sometimes we forget to organize time for ourselves.
I’m not really the type to jump on board with fitness fads. If I’m really being honest, I’m not really one for fitness at all, but that’s something I’m working on. We all have friend who are quick to test out the latest fitness craze, be it the Barre method, PiYo, boot camp workouts, or some sort of Richard Simmons revival of Sweatin’ to the Oldies (I made that last one up but you know it’s out there somewhere).
You probably also know someone that’s tried many of the popular diets floating around – Weight Watchers, juicing, Atkins, South Beach. There’s so much out there to choose from and most have their merits in some form or another. The problem that I’ve run into with a few of these fad diets is that they tend to be extremely restrictive and that makes them difficult to adhere to for the length of time needed for them to make any impact.