How to be a busy Mum but make time for the gym
Roxanne Gerken is a Mum of three who inspires others through her Instagram to be the best version of themselves, by sharing her love of fitness and food.
I asked her to guest post as her page really caught my eye last year, with her inspirational posts around workout tips and recipes all while looking after 3 children.
As I’m not a Mummy myself yet, and I know there are a few of you who read my blog that have lots of beautiful babies, I thought it would be a great idea to ask Roxanne some questions from a busy Moms point of view on how she manages to stay in such amazing shape, manage her 3 kids, husband, house and her growing Instagram account.
Roxanne and I share the same views on ditching the scales, here you can see her impressive transformation since weight training, eating well and not looking at what the scales say.
Guest Post: Roxanne Gerken
I’m Roxanne Gerken, a Mum of three and wife to Dean.
I’ve always been very into fitness, even as a young child I was very athletic, competitive and enjoyed participating in sport to keep fit.
The daily gym routine is my “Me” time. It’s a great release of any stress or anxiety I may be feeling, and I come out feeling on top of the world.
“I think it’s so important for Mum’s to have some time to themselves”.
People often ask me “how do I have the energy to exercise having three children?”, but for me going to the gym gives the daily energy I need to keep up with them.
You can feel so tired and lethargic and after a good gym session, you always feel a million times better.
How do you manage being a busy Mum and still have time to go to the gym and eat healthily?
What exercise routine do you currently do? Do you work out at home or at the gym?
Do you follow a diet plan?
What would be your advice to new Mums who want to get back in shape after pregnancy, but are adjusting to balancing both been a Mum and looking after yourself?
“You have to accept what you’ve been given and just work on being the best version of yourself”.
Use pictures of yourself where you feel most confident for your motivation, and give yourself time. I think new Mums put way too much pressure on themselves to be a certain way.
Partly because of social media and the unrealistic bodies we’re seeing daily all over the internet. That’s why I say use yourself to motivate you.