Weight Loss Tips for the Work at Home Mom

October 10, 2022

I know that this blog is about money; making money, saving money, and basically anything to do with money. But, its also about me and you. We are the working moms, single moms, stay at home moms, and ideally work at home moms. I’d also like to think that you, the readers, come here for me. Your here for my opinion, my experiences, my advice, and even my story.  This may start off a little too personal, but I want to emphasize how close this is to my heart. Its not just another how-to, numbered list.

I’ve been struggling for a while with my self image. I may not be obese or extremely overweight, and you may look at me and think “oh wow, she’s skinny! I wish I looked like that”. But, the reality is that self esteem issues come in all shapes and sizes. No one is immune to feeling bad about themselves. I know that as a stay at home mom for 2 years and as a single mom for the last year or so, I’ve had to focus on 2 things. My priorities have been my daughter, and our financial situation.Weight loss tips

As a single mom, I had not time for anything but keeping a roof over our head and food in our bellies. It was about survival. My emotions and feelings were not a factor at the time. So, I let myself go. I have now gained 10 pounds in the last six months! I finally had that moment where I looked at myself in the mirror and thought, “who is that?”. In my mind, I still thought I was this fitness freak, health advocate, and Army Strong. I mean, I was a soldier, a soccer player, a track star (star might be going to far). But, I was far from having to ever worry about my weight until I got pregnant.

Time For a Change

Its time for all of us to start focusing on ourselves again; to put ourselves first for a few hours out of the day. I want this to be a place where us women, us moms, to stand together and support each other. I will be working towards a healthier, better me, and I invite you to join me. I will be posting weekly updates on my progress, and encourage you to share your story too.

Weight loss is a difficult process to begin with. But, when you add in the stresses of being a mother (married or single) and work (from home or the office), weight loss can be next to impossible. So, I’m going to share with you some weight loss tips that I plan to personally use in my life.

Weight Loss Tips for the Work at Home Mom (or anyone)

1. Stop Snacking – As a work at home mom, I know that I eat WAY more than I would if I was working a regular 9 to 5. The fridge is right there. We walk by and instinctively grab something. These calories add up fast! You may have to treat your meals just like you would if you were taking your lunch to the office. Spend Sunday organizing and portioning meals out for the week. Include something with protein, fiber, and a fruit or vegetable. Don’t just grab whatever you feel like. For me, I realize at the end of the day; all I’ve eaten is carbs.

2. Get Moving – Working from home means a lot of sitting. Most work at home mom jobs (including mine) are centered around the computer. So, I get nice and comfy on the couch with my lap top, and I don’t move all day. This is not good! So, set a timer to go off every hour. When it does, get up and do 5-10 minutes of some kind of activity. This can be jumping jacks, push ups, squats, or a quick walk around the block. I promise, you will be even more focused and productive when you get back to work. You can also try creating a schedule, and include some form of a workout. Just squeeze in 30 minutes of exercise like its one of your daily tasks that needs to be completed.

3. Relax – Did you know that stress can actually make you fat? That right, look it up! So, even though you are crazy busy running around, you need to make time for yourself. Whatever it is that makes you feel sane, do it. Give yourself a pedicure, take a hot bath, read, go for a walk, or anything else that makes you smile. {Read: Tips for Stressed out Moms}

What do you do to keep your weight in check when your home all day?

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