Chaos Minimizing Tips for Moms On-The-Go
T-I-M-E. Time. Nobody has enough of it. Everybody wants more of it! Lack of time makes us feel like life is too chaotic to make time for fitness. Too chaotic to cope. The number one reason mammas tell me they don’t exercise is because they can’t fit it into their busy schedules. The Strong Sexy Mammas website has you covered for the fitness side of things. But I also have a few tips for surviving outings with kids that can help cut chaos and save time.
I am a busy mamma, known for always being ‘on-the-go.’ Upon writing this post, Brooks has just turned one and has already flown from Sydney, Australia to New York City four times in his short little life! People ask how we keep it together and how I stay fit and fresh. I’m the first to tell you I don’t have everything figured out. This mamma thing is hard work! But I can tell you what is working for me. Hope it helps!
Watch the video I shot with baby Brooks and our dog Baxter a few months ago at a local park in Bondi Beach. We go through a few ways I survive being ‘on-the-go.’
Tip #1 Buy a lightweight stroller for travel purposes (Umbrella strollers are awesome. Perfect for use when you can throw it in the trunk of your car. But I think it’s worth investing in a stroller that folds up small enough to not only go in the boot, but also go in the overhead compartment on airplanes. This way you don’t have to gate check it and you’re never with out it).
Tip #2 Pack some healthy snacks. I always have an organic apple sauce pack for Brooks and a protein bar for me in the diaper bag in case we get in a pinch and can’t find a fresh bite anywhere. It’s better to be prepared than get caught having to run through the drive-thru to get fast food.
Tip #3 Use a backpack as a diaper bag (nappy bag as we say in Australia). This allows us to stay hands free rather than having the shoulder bag that inevitably falls off the shoulder and knocks into things! LOL.
Tip #4 Use a blanket that is durable enough to double as a play-mat in a pinch. This saves a lot of precious space.
Tip #5 Stock your closet with long, flowy dresses (This makes me feel ultra feminine and put-together, even though it takes almost zero effort. Pull the dress off the hanger, and you immediately look like you spent more time getting ready than you truly did! Yass!)
Tip #6 Pack a couple multipurpose toys. We can’t expect others to entertain our bubs so we need to make sure we bring our own. I have some touch and feel, puppet books that are very interactive and seem to kill two birds with one stone.
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