As a working mother, you likely understand how difficult it is to get all of your work done and take care of the kids without completely running out of gas. That said, it’s likely that you have the ability to tap into reserves of energy that other humans might not possess. There always seems to be a way to dig deep and stay up that extra hour to get the report done or take a walk with the kids even after you’ve been on your feet all day. What makes this process easier is if you make sure to include exercise in your routine, so that your physical fitness stays intact. But, with the busy schedule of a working mother, it’s understandable if you aren’t exactly getting your money’s worth out of your gym membership.
It can be a tough thing to admit that you’re no longer keeping in the best shape of your life. But certain signs will start to pop up in the course of your everyday activities that will make it abundantly clear that you need to once again start prioritizing your workouts, perhaps even seeking out expert personal trainers. And this isn’t a matter of vanity. Staying in shape equates to staying healthy, and you need to stay healthy in order to give your job and your kids the best of what you have. The key is knowing these signs when they start to pop up. You can skip a few workouts if you’re handling your daily activity with no sweat. But, if you start to feel something might be amiss or different from the way it used to be in terms of your physicality, you should prepare to board the exercise train.
Lagging Behind the Pace
Your kids likely have the energy to spare that they burn all day long. If you find that you’re struggling to move around with them, where once it was no problem, it could be a sign that your stamina is starting to lag. Huffing and puffing every time you try to keep up with them is another sign that your physical fitness might need to be energized.
Aches and Pains
It can be hard enough to get through your busy days. Doing so with soreness only makes it worse. If you start to feel regular muscular pain, it could be because the muscles aren’t used to the physical activity or have weakened through lack of use. That’s a sure sign that you need to strengthen them once again.
Needing Nap Time
Another indication that you need to once again ramp up the exercise is a constant run-down feeling. Exercise tends to actually improve your energy levels, allowing you to exercise,even more, creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. Lack of exercise creates a similar cycle, only in a negative sense where fatigue is constantly reinforced.
Anytime you feel something is amiss physically, you should consult a doctor to make sure it isn’t serious. It could be that the diagnosis for you is to take a few minutes every day for solid, focused exercise.