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Attainable Fitness Goals for Moms

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In the last year I’ve made some tremendous accomplishments related to my health and appearance. The one thing I thought was impossible without surgery was having defined abdominal muscles after having children. 

Sometime earlier this year I stumbled across a community of women who were in amazing shape after having multiple children and I was so inspired. They all had three things in common which I’ll share with you in a second.

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As a result of following these communities, I stopped eating meat for a while and began really focusing on the kinds of exercises that would sculpt the abdominal muscles.

My results were crazy and after a few months I had an almost six pack and my waist is down to 29 inches. 

In the new year, I want to build on what I began this year and that’s going to mean setting some new fitness goals.

Here are my fitness goals based on the 3 things in shape moms have in common.

1. Clean Eating: 

This is easy for me since I love vegetables, legumes and baked, broiled or pan seared meats. I like my food to be simply prepared with fresh flavors. The easiest way to eat clean is to avoid foods with more than four ingredients. The simplest way to do that is to cook fresh food instead of processed and packaged foods. 

Another way I eat clean is to drink lot’s a smoothies and fresh squeezed juices from a juicer.

Fresh juices will provide a higher dose of vitamins than what you can normally consume in a day eating solid foods.

2. Take Vitamins and Supplements: 

Your body needs vitamins and when I’m not juicing, I have about seven different vitamins I take as well as a protein supplement. The purpose is to support health and make up for any lack in immune system support. If you’re just starting out taking vitamins, I recommend including a source of vitamin C, preferably Ester-C®. 

You need your immune system working at its best all the time and Ester-C® can help with that. Ester-C® is easy to find in the vitamin aisle at Walmart.

On days you juice, consider these fruits that are naturally high in vitamin C.

  • Cantaloupe
  • Citrus fruits
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Mango
  • Papaya
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Watermelon

3. Exercise 4-5 Days a Week:

I am still in shock at the fact that I stuck with this exercise schedule the entire year. Exercising 4-5 days a week is hard, especially when I’m a wife, mom of 4, grandma, and an entrepreneur.

Goals 1 and 2 have a great deal to do with the success of this goal. Before 2014, I drank 3-4 cups of coffee per day, skipped meals, and didn’t drink enough water. Eating like that left me tired, and cranky. 

Since making better food choices I am more energized and really feel like I’m enjoying life more.

Do you have a fitness question, leave it in the comments below. I love inspiring moms to do what we might initially feel is impossible.

16 thoughts on “Attainable Fitness Goals for Moms

  1. Great tips. I like to keep up with my vitamins as well. Keep the immune system healthy. Inspiring post.

    1. The tummy was the hardest body part for me to conquer. When I started eating clean the abs finally started showing through.

    1. A woman like that is how I got motivated. She was in great shape on had an online community. It's what I needed to take my fitness routine to the next level.

  2. after I have my baby and get cleared to get back into the gym, I will work extremely hard – you have inspired me!

    1. That's awesome Jessica. I worked out during my second pregnancy. I felt way more in shape afterward than with my last two pregnancies.

  3. Thank you for this information!! I am so inspired. I have a 10week old little girl and really needed this motivational insight.

    1. Kelly have you seen this super cute workout with babies? Moms are using their babies as part of their exercise routine.

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