2 November 2017

Feature: Lean Mums

Hi everyone,

This month I want to talk to you about how you can get more active even if you don’t have time to get to the gym.

I wrote in my recent blog for Lean Mums about getting in shape for Christmas rather than after Christmas and avoiding the weight gain and feelings of guilt and sluggishness. It basically involves eating well and exercising regularly for the next couple of months so that you can relax and enjoy Christmas. It’s a great idea and something that a lot of the Lean Mums members are jumping on board with. Here’s the link to the blog if you want to check it out:

The only problem is that the next 2 months are usually super busy and what about if you just won’t have time or simply can’t get to the gym?

First of all diet is way more important than exercise when it comes to getting in better shape, so just focusing on eating better will have a huge impact alone.

But if you want to increase your activity levels without going to the gym then just focusing on moving more and getting your steps up will really help.

Here are a few ways you can do this:

If you take the bus, tube or equivalent get off one stop earlier.

When you go the supermarket park at the far end of the car park.

Even better walk to the shops if you can.

Walk up every aisle when are in the supermarket (maybe just avoid the chocolate aisle!)

Take the stairs when possible rather than the escalator or lift.

Grab a seat and do 50 or 100 hundred squats. One of my clients told me she did this on holiday recently for a quick workout. She even held her daughter for some extra weight but even just body weight will be a great little burner!

Try a Lean Mums workout bit of a shameless plug here but the Lean Mums workouts are divided into 5, 10 and 15 minutes so you can pick one that suits how long you have and they can be done in your own home. A lot of our members squeeze in their workouts whilst their kids are having a nap or when they go to bed. Perfect if you want to train but can’t leave the house.

If you have a fitbit or equivalent aim for 10,000 steps a day, our phones actually track our steps too if you keep it on you. It’s surprising how few steps we take some days particularly if we haven’t left the house. Seeing it on the display is often enough to make you do one of the ideas listed above or head out for a short walk around the block.

Give these suggestions a try alongside eating well and do the hard work before Christmas so you can enjoy it properly!

Good luck,

Robbie @leanmums


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