I’m so glad to talk to Allison Jackson about self-care tips for moms…especially moms in business. How can we better care for ourselves?
(By the way, also be sure to check out my latest podcast episodes at the HER Business Elevated Podcast!)
Mompreneurs wear quite a few hats (and shoes)!
You know the old adage “if the shoot fits, wear it”? Well…this would be the epitome of the mompreneur life: being able to fit comfy sneakers, cozy slippers, or working heels.
We wear them all.
The question, then, is how do we take care of ourselves while tending to our busy, hectic and chaotic lives?
How do I balance three coaching calls, two design clients, a leaky faucet, a sink full of dirty dishes, and a day of homeschooling my daughters?
The true question is: how do I balance these things while maintaining self-care?
Welcome, Allison Jackson of Allison Jackson Fitness- this week’s podcast guest.
Allison is the founder of Allison Jackson Fitness. She is passionate about all things health and fitness, but she really loves sharing her knowledge and expertise to help corporate moms get lean eating foods they love so they can be at their best.
She knows exactly how hard it is to work full-time, take care of the kids and household…plus try to fit in working out, eating right and taking care of herself, too!
Allison has spent the last seven years training and competing in figure competitions — even winning her pro card — so she has a crystal clear picture of what it takes to get to your ideal weight and stay there. Now she’s ready to share what she’s learned and experienced.
What we talked about on the podcast
Self-Care Tips for Moms #1: Get moving!
As mompreneurs and bloggers, we might often find that sitting behind the desk at the computer can keep us more
Allison recommends looking for ways to get movement throughout the day. Shoot for 10-12,000 steps.
Just focus on taking a few extra steps. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, for example.
Self-Care Tips for Moms #2: Ways to set goals for our health
Break down huge goals into bite-sized manageable tasks.
- 6 months
- 3 months
- 1 month
Another way to set goals is to track what you eat (five days out of the week).
Simply focus on eating and working out. Setting tiny goals makes a big difference at the end of the day.
Self-Care Tips for Moms #3: Suggestions for healthy snacks on-the-go
As for self-care tips for moms when it comes to eating, Allison suggests focusing on protein. Did you know that women don’t get enough protein in their diets?
So, guess what? Protein bars are great and quickly accessible. Slip them in your purse on your way out the door before running errands or keep a few at your desk while you’re working throughout the day.
Also, don’t forget small snacks like almonds. They keep well and travel well. Almonds also provide both protein and healthy fats.
Allison offers an 8-week group coaching program. She helps with tracking goals and teaching how to eat foods you love and still lose weight.
Find out more about her programs at Allison Jackson Fitness.
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