Is it my imagination or am I gaining weight this summer?

Moms, do you find that you are eating less healthy during summer time than when the kids are at school?

Do you find your workouts have taken a backseat to the summer camps, Junior Lifeguards, V.B.S. and everything else your child is signed up for?

Chances are you may be gaining weight during the summer rather than losing weight like you thought you would be. Summer is a great time to get outside and feel the fresh air on your skin, however, I think some of us mothers just seem to feel the heat of the car and the race of the schedule just the same as we do when the kids are in school. Moms? workouts seem to be suffering more now in the summer time than during the school year. Then you add friends and family coming to visit and everything starts to take a backseat because you have to take your family sight-seeing in Los Angeles. Do you fee this way or is it just me? I have talked to many moms that about half way through summer have just about had it, and most moms that I talk to are just not able to fit much else in their days other than what is expected of them with the kids? schedule and where they have to go and what they need to do.

I don?t know about you, but I am still as busy as when my boys are in school, and also still struggling to get in that workout that I so desperately need.

Don?t get me wrong ? I LOVE SUMMER — but between the hectic schedule of places to take the kids, trying to juggle work and child-care, club soccer, play dates and errands, staying in shape and maintaining our sanity is a little bit easier when school is in session. Sign up for my newsletter get some valuable TIPS to stay in shape during the summer and not gain weight or lose your sanity.

Here?s a sneak peek.

  • Ask a friend to watch your children for you while you go ALONE for a walk to the beach, park or somewhere outside so you can feel and breath the fresh air instead of exercising inside. Then trade with her and watch her children so she can go on her walk alone and fee better to. The objective here is to take some time for mom without having to take all the kids with you so you feel more refreshed.
  • Take your kids to the park and let them play while you jog, walk or ride your bike around the area so you can get some cardio in. Next, find a grassy area for some push ups, crunches, some stretches and maybe a few moments of breathing and quiet time.

Keep moving, eat healthy, and HAVE FUN – after all, it’s summer. ?More next time!

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