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Five Ways for Busy Moms to Fit in Fitness

Simple suggestions for finding time for exercise in your busy life.

by Cathy Moxley  |  9834 views  |  2 comments  |        Rate this now! 

  • Strive for consistency, not perfection.

    Don't let your attitude blow it for you. Refer back to tip number one and remind yourself that a shortened or modified workout is better than skipping the whole thing whenever possible because it keeps the habit going. This is where creativity and backup plans are important. Consistency and feeling “on track” are worth more than the actual content of any single workout session because longevity is the key to success!

  • Cathy Moxley, M.A., CSCS, is a mom of three kids and a fitness trainer and wellness coach who specializes in helping busy moms figure out how they can fit fitness into their lives. For more great tips and to check out her book, “The Busy Mom's Ultimate Fitness Guide: Get Motivated and Find the Solution that Works for You!”, visit her at www.BusyMomSolutions.com .

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    Cathy Moxley, M.A., CSCS, is a mom of three kids and a fitness trainer and wellness coach who specializes in helping busy moms figure out how they can

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    • Excellent Tips! Lowering expectations is definitely a killer way to stay consistent and being consistent is what keeps you fit and helps you train harder when you do have the time and energy for longer and or more challenging workouts.

      Flag as inappropriate Posted by Monica Neave on 3rd April 2010

    • This is a great reminder that getting up and doing SOMETHING is better than doing nothing at all. I am trying to follow that philosophy since I started working out in October of last year and it seems to be working great. Now the challenge that I am presenting to myself is to get some shape to my abs ("squishy" is not a shape). Any tips you may have for ways to tone up the mommy tummy would be much appreciated!

      Flag as inappropriate Posted by KathyHowe on 10th July 2007

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