Strive for consistency, not perfection. Don't let your attitude blow it for you. Refer back to tip number one and remind yourself that a shortened or modified workout is better than skipping the whole thing whenever possible because it keeps the habit going. This is where creativity and backup plans are important. Consistency and feeling “on track” are worth more than the actual content of any single workout session because longevity is the key to success!
Cathy Moxley, M.A., CSCS, is a mom of three kids and a fitness trainer and wellness coach who specializes in helping busy moms figure out how they can fit fitness into their lives. For more great tips and to check out her book, “The Busy Mom's Ultimate Fitness Guide: Get Motivated and Find the Solution that Works for You!”, visit her at www.BusyMomSolutions.com .