One of the hardest parts of being a mom is that you can’t call in sick. There are various levels of sick. But for the most part, short of being admitted to the hospital, you are going to have to brave through the illness while still being mommy. Consider yourself lucky if you manage to be the only sick person in the household at any given time. More commonly you will have yourself, your children and possibly your husband to care for all at the same time. It’s not really avoidable; you will all get sick every now and then. Yes, you should eat right, exercise and have healthy habits – washing hands, handling uncooked foods properly, covering coughing mouths (with the crock of your arm, remember, even Elmo knows how), etc. – but despite your best efforts some nasty bug will make it through your firewall and then what?
This is when it gets brutally honest. You and only you are the person that can do the exercise that will change your body. It is wonderful to have a workout buddy – in fact I highly recommend it. A buddy can keep you company, hold you accountable and push you that extra mile. That being said – it is still ultimately your commitment to lose the weight, get toned, or get in competitive condition, as the case may be. You are the one that has to get up and do it.
It is so important for you and your family to know where they stand in terms of physical health. If you are paying for health insurance you might as well use it. Many insurance companies cover the total cost of a physical or annual check-up (minus the copay of course). So for a few bucks a year you can have piece of mind that you are keeping track of things.
Let’s face it – if you are going to have an overall healthy level of fitness you are going to need to have access to some sort of fitness equipment. There are lots of gyms in all sorts of places. I am going to outline the pros and cons of each in hopes of helping you figure out which is best for you.
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