Inspired RD

I am a mom who happens to also be a dietitian and personal trainer. My mission is to inspire moms and families to better health through fitness and good food.

Alysa is a winner of Top 25 Health & Fitness Mom Blogs

How I Combine Being a Mom and Taking Care of My Health

Staying healthy as a mom can be a challenge. I make sure to schedule time for exercise, and try to keep only healthy fresh food at home. That's not to say that I don't splurge, I just try to keep my daily habits healthy. I don't stress out about exercising every single day. As a mom that would just be too much for me, and for the kids. I schedule three days a week for intense workouts at the gym then fill in the other days with activities like walking or running with the kids. If I can't make it to the gym, I will take the kids to the park and do a circuit training workout with the park bench and jungle gym. Watching the kids try to copy me is a crack-up, and we always end up having a great time together.

Three Health & Fitness Tips for Busy Moms

1. Schedule exercise, but don't overschedule yourself. You don't have to work out for an hour every single day.
2. When plans fall through, sneak in a workout at the park or by taking a walk with the family. Workouts don't always have to be perfect to be effective.
3. Keep only healthy foods at home, and eat most meals at home. Leave splurges for special occasions.