Hi HEARTS75 - welcome to our team, and congratulations on your first post!
It is 2:45a.m. here - I have been asleep for a couple hours, then woke - and now can't get back to sleep, so here I am.........!
Something little for you to remember:
Weight (more or less) doesn't make a person a better parent or a better person. That comes from within!
Weight (more) CAN make a person an unhealthy person, tho' and an unhappy one.
Just start off slowly - baby steps. The nutrition doesn't require "time" per se, but you appear to have problems with time for exercise. This is what I do - because of skeletal problems, not time, tho' but it can work in your case.
Most of my exercise is done by getting my groceries from the car (in small bags, one each hand) and walking briskly in and out the house bringing them in, and then putting them away one at a time. I have all my laundry folded at one end of the house, and I put them all away one at a time also. By doing this I can clock up quite a bit of walking - sometimes if my body allows it - half an hour in one hit. Other times I do it in smaller increments. Apart from a 1hr per week mat Pilates class, that is all the structured exercise I get. For me it is a win/win situation, because it doesn't seem like exercise doing that, but then it doesn't seem like housework, either.
If you can't even find time for doing it that way, then any little extra mobilisation is better than no extra. Perhaps going to the toilet a little more often; walking 2-3 times extra per day to the letter box, etc. It will all add up.
You don't mention how old your children are, but if they are quite young, perhaps you could include them in your exercise - take them for a walk somewhere - to a park maybe, or on a neighbourhood exploration - for bugs, leaves, etc. By doing that it will give you and the children more "family" time!
It has been shown that members who remain active on the message boards are more likely to achieve their goal, and to maintain after, than those who try to go it alone. I look forward to seeing you on the boards.
"Believe you can, and you can. Belief is one of the most powerful of all problem dissolvers. When you believe that a difficulty can be overcome, you are more than halfway to victory over it already."
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