I'm A Sleeper Baker

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I'm a Wife and Working Mom of two, a marathon runner and newbie triathlete who enjoys healthy foods, but will indulge when the mood strikes. I'm all about balance, as I try to figure it all out!

Molly is a winner of Top 25 Health & Wellness Moms - 2012

What's one tip you'd give to moms struggling to make time for physical activity?

You need to schedule the time to do it! Either early in the morning while the kids are asleep, during naptime, or bring the kids along! Get out the stroller, get out the bikes, just go!

What's your best advice for moms trying to get healthy?

Pick one thing at a time, a complete lifestyle change all at once will just set you up for failure. Start by replacing unhealthy snacks with fruits or veggies. Once you have that down, focus on exercise. Pick something you enjoy, otherwise you'll dread it. As the small changes add up, the big picture gets better!

What motivates you to stay active while raising a family?

If I'm not healthy, I cannot take care of my family properly. That means making sure I get enough sleep, and making good food choices. I have to remember that I am a role model for my children, they will learn by my good example.

How do you stay healthy during the holiday season?

Molly Baker

I approach the holidays the same way I approach living, by trying to balance everything out. This is the time for once a year treats, such as christmas cookies or eggnog. I let myself have a bite or two of something that I really, really want, and skip the rest. But that also means watching what I eat the entire day, with a healthy breakfast and lunch, so that I don't go overboard at a dinner or party. I also try to fit in exercise every single day, but sometimes that means lots of walking and carrying shopping bags while at the mall. Find a race that you can train for, such as a Thanksgiving Turkety Trot (one of my favorites) or a Jingle Ball 10k, and you will automatically be moving!
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