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How I juggle being a mom and running a business

You could safely say I am a busy mum.

A very busy mum infact!

I am the founder of The Healthy Mommy and a mom of 2 young boys

‘Me time’ is not something that I have much of and as silly as this sounds, my ‘me time’ is lying in bed drifting off to sleep with the house in peace and quiet – bliss!

So how do I juggle it all?

Kids? Hubby? Business? Fitness? Cooking?

It isn’t easy but one of the things I have learned is that you just have to go with it.

You also need to enjoy all the small moments as to me that is what life is about and I can say that my family and the love I have for them is what drives me every day.

And being a mum is stressful enough without getting stressed out about things you can’t control.

And I have accepted many years ago that there are MANY things out of my control – and that goes for my enormously cheeky boys and my Healthy Mommy business which has hundreds of thousands of mums using the Healthy Mummy plans every day

I also get them in my office and at work with me regularly so they understand what I do and are part of it all.

But what is in my control is how I live and what food I put into my body and how much I move.

And I am by no way saying I am perfect – and nor do I think that we all need to be perfect

But I aim to eat as much healthy foods as possible and move as much as I can but I have bad days.

Days when I am so tired I can barely function and all I want to do is stay in bed and eat my body weight in food!

And do I have treats? Absolutely! I think as soon as you tell yourself not to have something then inevitably you will end up craving it, so I don’t deprive myself, I just make the treats occasional and not every day throughout the day – I love the Healthy Mommy food as there are just so many recipes (over 1,000) so as part of my job I ensure I test all the new ones coming out every month so I love trying all the new recipes!

Hectic life

My life is also very hectic and no day is the same

The weekdays morning are always a blur of CRAZINESS making breakfasts, trying to get my fussy kids to eat breakfast, then getting them both ready (and spending a lot of time trying to find matching socks – and usually failing), lunch boxes packed and then trying to get myself ready.

This is why I usually have a healthy mommy smoothie for breakfast. They are so quick and easy and they keep me sane! My hubby has one too.

And then when everyone is sorted, I begin my business work.

And as I don’t have time allocated to go to the gym, I fit in exercises into my day.

I do squats during the day, I always run up the stairs, I do mini push ups and then when I take the kids to the park I make sure I am really active and do bench steps, squats and general running around.

Then in the evenings I do the 28 Day Challenge exercises which give you maximum benefit in minimal time.

The thing about exercise is that I see it as a health benefit. If I don’t do any I feel sluggish. Sure there are some days when I don’t do as much as I would like but such as life

Meal times

Meal times I find sooo much easier when I plan ahead. I find the The Healthy Mommy meal planner to be an enormous help and I don’t know how I managed without it!

The chefs and nutritionists we have in the business who create all of the recipes and meal plans are amazing and I love how they bring so much food and taste variety into my life – they never cease to amaze me.

I can honestly say that no day is every the same but the key for me is having food planned so that is something I don’t have to think about and for the rest of it, it is about going with the flow!

written by:

Rhian Allen

Rhian Allen is a mom of 2 and the Founder of The Healthy Mommy - the number 1 health and weight loss community for moms in the world where all recipes, meal plans and exercises are created by exercise and nutrition experts. Rhian's passion is to empower as many moms as possible to live a healthier life.