Being fit and fashionable is not a frivolity; it should be woven into your lifestyle and a must for everyone. Do not be envious of other moms who remain svelte, fashionable and energetic despite leading a hectic life. Instead be one of those moms who are envied for being fashionably trim, sexy and healthy. Do not think that being fit, healthy and fashionable is just for the rich and famous. You can be that as well, and we have some of the best tips for you to try out.
This is a very basic yet beneficial exercise that costs nothing. You can do this practicality anytime. Walking at a brisk pace for 40 minutes three times a week will give your body a lot of benefits. Walking will not only lift your mood, boost your metabolism, improve your circulation and strengthen your muscles, it will also reduce body fat. If you have the time, take a walk early in the morning so you’ll have a positive mindset throughout the day.
Yoga has so many poses and you can learn at least some of the key poses that you can do in a sequence while at home. It will only take about 15 minutes and you’ll feel energized. You can do yoga in the morning or after the kids have gone to bed in the evening. Hold each pose for 60 seconds do you’ll have flexibility and strength while toning your body.
When in the office, you can take the stairs if you’re only going up or down one to two floors. At home, you can do calf raises while washing clothes, making lunch or doing the dishes. You can do some squats while cooking dinner and lunges while watching TV. Before you retire for the night, squeeze in some sit ups. Make this a habit and you’ll see results.
If you’re living in an urban area with organized bike routes, cycling could be a great way for you to get some exercise in when commuting to work or to other chores along the day. Cycling helps burn fat and build muscle in the quadriceps and glutes – so you can get toned while burning fat. If you’re into cycling but have no time for it throughout the day, you can find and a join a cycling class at your local gym or health center.
Invest in a gym trainer for a more structured and guided workout. You and your trainer can discuss your target goals and draw out a tailored fitness program. You’ll learn the correct techniques to execute each exercise so you can do them on your own. You can either do your exercises in the gym or have a program that allows you to your set at home as well.
The plank is an exercise that will give you an entire body workout. It’s an all-in-one exercise that will stabilize your abdominal muscles, which is very good for moms. The plank will tighten, relax, stretch and tone your upper and lower body muscles, reduce back pain, correct your posture and improve your flexibility. If you’re a beginner, condition your body by holding the plank for 30 seconds, rest for a minute and repeat 3 or 5 more times in succession. As you gain strength you can add more time in holding the pose.
Now that you’ve learned some exercises to keep fit, here are some ideas to be fashionable. Choose leggings over yoga pants. Invest in a pair of dark boot cut denims that you can wear casually with a T-shirt and transition into something elegant by wearing a frilly blouse. Wear heels whenever you want to feel and look great and use your summer clothes to have something layered with a sweater over skinny jeans and boots in winter. Use belts to show off your silhouette. You do not need too much makeup to look young and fresh. But your makeup kit should have a concealer, a volumizing mascara, an eyebrow pencil, lipstick and bronzer.