How to Be a Fit Oilfield Mom

The husband leaves for work and with him goes all my desire and motivation to go to the gym. Wait, who am I kidding? I haven’t been to the gym since May! At first, I blamed it on summer and having the kids home, which is totally dumb because my older two are old enough to babysit the younger two. Then, in June, we received our first foster care placement -a little baby girl- and there is a law that any caretaker for foster children must be over the age of 18. Well, crap. I sure as hell can’t go to the gym now! {Only I can. Hello, child watch.} The point is I don’t HAVE to go to the gym to workout. There are plenty of things I can be doing from home, or with the baby by my side. No excuses, ladies. I’ll do this if you will.

How about walking? We can stick the kids in a stroller and move our legs, at any time that works. Or running? Maybe you have dreams of running, but no idea how to start?

How about a FREE 6-week bootcamp class? No special equipment needed, just some running shoes and motivation.

Also at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans, we offer monthly fitness calendars to tighten and tone specific parts of the body. They are fun and can be used to supplement your current fitness regimen or to help get you up off of the couch!

Fitness Challenge: October Upper Arms

Workout DVDs and Fitness Video Games are another great option for those of us with wee ones at home. Some of my faves?

At Shrinking Kitchen, we can help you with the eating right part of things! Every single week, we create a new menu plan featuring healthy dinners for every night of the week. WIN!

Weekly Menu Plans With Grocery List

 How do you incorporate working out and your health into your busy oilfield mommy lifestyle? Please share!

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  1. …HMMM well there’s no magic pill, program or food that keeps me fit. It’s the commitment to God, my hiking hubby (who’s working in Africa right now) and myself that motivates me to get up and do something that makes my body healthier. I deal with pain every day of my life, (2 severe car accidents in my past) so it has to be my commitment, not how I feel that keeps me at it. i had to STOP LYING TO MYSELF. My muscles atrophy and fat multiplies if I lie to myself about the number of calories I’m consuming, as in don’t keep up with it and keep it < 1500, as well as lying to myself about my pain level and stamina improving by sitting on the couch. So in humility I say if I don't have an excuse (thrown through the windshield of a car and broke my neck but can still walk and function) then no one else does either. So just be honest with yourself. those dishes will be there when you get back from a walk. the floor is clear to do exercises while you watch TV. Anything active you hubby likes to do, be willing to give it a try with him. This usually motivates him to join you in getting and staying fit together! I hope this helps.

  2. Okay, that’s pretty awesome. 🙂

  3. Korda Kay says:

    Never stepped inside a gym 3 kids size 0 and toatlly fit. THANKS TO Zeal Wellness and ZCut workouts. Oilfield wife that stays busy . 🙂

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