I am a busy mom with 3 little ones that are always running in different directions, and needing to be in different places. That said, I have been realizing that my own health still has to remain a priority, so this year I have been putting a huge emphasis on making smaller healthier choices. I was so inspired by how easy FAGE Total Split Cups, and their ease in changing my breakfast and snack routine, and wanted to talk you all through a busy mom’s daily schedule in pursuit of small healthy choices!
This post was sponsored by FAGE however all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Starting my Morning off Right
For me, morning is the time of day I feel I have the most control over as a mom. I have been trying to get up an hour before my kids to get some work done, or simply get my coffee consumed before my kids are up. For me this is a simple step towards being more mentally healthy and prepped for the year.
I also find that I am at my best if I eat a small breakfast in the morning. Anything too heavy, and I am sluggish and struggle through my workout, but if I don’t eat I don’t feel well. I have been so excited about the FAGE Total Split Cup fruit varieties. They reduced the sugars by 30% with no artificial sweeteners, but they taste amazing, so they have made a healthy breakfast an easy step in the morning. They are available in three fat varieties, so you can find just what you’re looking for to fit your lifestyle: FAGE Total 5% Whole Milk, FAGE Total 2% Low-Fat and FAGE Total 0% Nonfat Split Cup. This has been especially helpful for our house because I prefer to give the kids the higher fat content while I eat the lower! I find that it can be hard to control lunch and dinner (you never know if you’ll have an event or social situation), so FAGE Total Split Cups allow for a simple choice in the morning that cut down on your daily sugar intake!
Staying Active with a Busy Mom’s Daily Schedule
For me, staying active means heading to the gym after school drop off most mornings. It is my hour to myself, and allows me to get my workout in first thing in the morning. I know that’s not possible for all busy moms, but just remember that staying active can mean walks in the evening with your kids, or a family bike ride. Or maybe it means a quick workout video during your kids nap or after they are in bed. I set the goal this year to just stay consistent, and create the habit. I think once that habit is formed it makes it much easier to continue. Remember that if you’re not working out in the morning, that the FAGE Total Split Cups are quick and easy for on-the-go, a protein-rich snack to give you the energy you need!
Making Time for You
For every mom this looks different, and your amount of time you can give yourself is likely different, but remember that just like you’re taking care of your physical self with small simple steps, you should take care of your mental self. Like I stated before, for me that time for me is mornings alone at the gym, and making sure that one or two times a week I run some errands and get out of the house alone. That for me fills my cup and allows me recharge.
Sam and I also have scheduled date nights most Friday nights. For the two of us that has been key for a happy marriage and mental state. We budget for that time alone together, and for us it’s a way we are making sure to make these small steps towards an overall healthier lifestyle!
If you’re looking for ways to make small steps towards a healthier you, make sure you check out this location finder and find a FAGE Total Split Cup near you, to make one of those steps so much easier. What steps will you be taking and fitting into a busy mom’s daily schedule this year to be a healthier you? I would love to hear in the comments!