It’s the golden question, how do you start moving and stay moving? Especially as a mum!
If you struggle to make exercise and movement a priority, here are a few things to consider or do to get moving more often.
1. Redefine what movement or exercise means to you.
Its easy to fit inside a box of what you think movement should look like based on what you know and what you see around you. End of the day to get moving and stay moving it needs to be something that you enjoy. Consistency is where the benefits will be! Think outside of the box and make it align to you, what is most important to you and what you get excited about doing. It could be sports, it could be walking, it could be going to a playground with your kids and climbing just like they do, it would be dancing, it could be hiking, it could be surfing, it could be nature walks, it could be paddle boarding. Find something that fills you up and do it more often. There is no one way to move.
2. Movement with purpose
I read recently about a mental health professional who, in order to do his scheduled run each week, he dedicated it to a friend that had passed away recently and ran in his honour. The Move Your Mind Adventures offer the opportunity to do just that, while women join to overcome their own challenges they are also hiking in honour of those who are also struggling and raising awareness for a cause, there is a big end goal where they are apart of something bigger than themselves and that is a powerful way to keep moving.
3. Book something in
Find a workout buddy, join small group training or book in with a personal trainer. If you have something booked in you are more likely to get that movement in, as you are accountable to someone other than yourself. You have paid money there for you have energetically put out to the universe that you value yourself and you are making yourself a priority.
Let me know in the comments how you like to move to stay moving.
Join the free We Move For Mental Health Facebook group to get access to live group workouts that may help inspire you to get moving!