I am a pretty healthy person. But lately, it seems like there are more and more items to tick off on the ‘Healthy To-Do’ List. And it can feel overwhelming! Not to mention that we are all trying to balance our self care with taking care of our children.
Currently on my ‘healthy’ to-do list are: exercise, yoga, meditation, mindfulness, pilates, being in nature, vitamins, supplements, mindful eating, conscious parenting. The list goes on.
As the founder of the post natal fitness and wellbeing guide – the Fit Mummy Project, I actually pride myself on the way I take care of my own health and wellbeing whilst balancing work with Motherhood.
Why am I saying all this? Because for the last month I have been the proud owner of a Mum + Bub Smartband. And something has clicked. I realised that whilst I have been living a healthy life, it has felt a bit out of control. I always felt like there was more to do. I often felt like I was missing something.
But in the last month, simply by keeping track of some of my healthy habits, I have realised that I don’t have to be perfect to feel good. And it feels like a huge weight has lifted off my shoulders.
Here are four key ways that the smart band has helped me to feel in control of my wellbeing.
I always try to drink 2L of water a day. Water is the cheapest beauty tool you can own. It helps your body to detox and cleanse, it hydrates your skin and it helps to control your appetite. There are big benefits to drinking enough water throughout the day.
And yet I never get around to it.
But since I’ve had my Smartband I have programmed it to remind me to drink water 4 times a day. Simple, but I’ve noticed a massive change in the way my skin looks and how energised I feel throughout the day. Try it for yourself. Sometimes we just need that little reminder.
- Incidental Exercise
This has been a game changer. Mainly because on days where I would have gone to bed feeling like I haven’t achieved anything, I know go to bed feeling a little bit proud of myself. Because the Smartband has helped me to realise just how much running around I do as a Mum. Seeing all that running around put into numbers makes me feel like I was getting some benefit out of those crazy days.
It also helps to really motivate me to get outside and get moving. I try to get 10,000 steps a day. If I’m hovering around 8,000 I’ll get the girls in their pram and get outside and try and get those few extra steps. They love it because they get some fresh air and a bonus play outside and I love it because I feel like I have accomplished something that day.
This is a big one for me. I think the best thing new Mums can do for their health is to make sleep a priority. When you are sleep deprived, it is really hard to eat well, it’s hard to find motivation to move your body and everything just seems that bit more dramactic. I know that I picked a lot of fights with my husband on the days when I was tired.
Now I can track my sleep, so I am more aware of when I need to try and catch up with a nap or even a short medtiation. It has helped me to really slow down on the days when I haven’t had a good night’s sleep which has made a huge difference to my energy levels.
If you have done any of the Fit Mummy Project Workouts, you will know that I love affirmations! Including a positive affirmation with your workout allows your body to take on a more positive way of thinking and being. So I love that the Mum + Bub Smartband sends me positive affirmations throughout the day. This simple reminder often helps me to get out of my head and into the present moment.
About Kimmy and the Fit Mummy Project
Kimmy is the founder of www.kimmysmithfit.com a post natal fitness and wellness hub created to help Mums feel beautiful, fit and strong. Kimmy is the author of the Fit Mummy Project – the Complete Online guide to Post Natal Fitness and Wellbeing. The Fit Mummy Project empowers new Mums to create a beautiful, strong and toned body with over 35 post natal workouts, healthy recipes and meal plans, tips for post natal weight loss and mindset tips for the Modern Mum.
She is also a Mummy to two beautiful girls, a former professional athlete, a personal trainer and yoga teacher specialising in post natal health.
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