Working Mom Weight Loss Tips


Working Mom Weight Loss Tips

Losing weight isn’t easy and being a full-time working mom doesn’t make it any easier! I’m obsessed with time management so it will not surprise you that the only way I know how to accomplish my weight loss goals is to schedule everything. If I don’t write it down and assign a time slot for it, it simply will not happen! A lot of things can get in the way of losing weight when you are a working mom: guilt about taking time away from your kids, time, energy, household demands, your husband needs attention, your dog needs attention, dinner won’t make itself…

Are those valid excuses? Of course, but they certainly won’t make the pounds melt off of you like you hope they will every morning when you look in the mirror and repeat “I really need to do something with this baby weight!”

I started a Working Mom Weight Loss series on my blog, Redefining Mom for my New Year’s Resolution this year. I’m on Week 3 and I actually have not lost any weight yet, but I have made important changes and I am more conscious of my decisions. I know for me, awareness and daily changes is where it starts.

As a busy working mom weight loss can be extra challenging. How can you rise above all the roadblocks to health and drop excess pounds? Try these tips.

I know that working out and calorie counting has always worked for me in the past. I have struggled with weight most of my life, but this is the first time I had to compete with losing weight and being a mom. I have some tips to share thus far.

Practical tips for working moms trying to lose weight

  1. SCHEDULE EVERYTHING! Yes, I mean literally everything! Grab a planner and start to plan out all of your meals, including daily snacks and time to work out
  2. Pack your lunch the night before
  3. Calorie count; the serious way of calorie counting as in actually write it down because if it’s not in writing you are lying!
  4. Grocery shop with your meal plan in hand
  5. Find a time during the day that you could re-purpose for 30 minutes of exercise: get up 30 minutes early, go to the gym on your lunch, have your husband pick the baby up for daycare, go as soon as you put the baby to bed, remember your weekends!

If for no other reason, do it for yourself. Never underestimate the value of your health to your children. It is something that worries me every day. I want to be here for my daughter’s future, the best way to make sure that happens is to take care of myself too!

35 thoughts on “Working Mom Weight Loss Tips

  1. Dana Ferraro says:

    Thanks, Monica – these are great and achievable tips. I get up at 4:30 am to work out and it sucks – until I’m done! The days I don’t force myself to do it, I end up feeling worse. It’s so hard to stick with it while we do everything else – it helps to know I’m not alone.

    1. No, you are not alone. I myself have been battling with my unwanted weight all my life, even as a kid I was always a little on the chubby side. However as an adult things changed for worse as I gained even more pounds especially after my first pregnancy. However lately I have lost nearly 30 pounds, after a close friend of mine shared a diet newsletter from a diet guru with me, therefore with the intention to give back here is a link to the free newsletter for women:

  2. Congratulations on your commitment to being healthier (and losing weight, which is the means to the end, of course). I have a suggestion to help busy working moms plan meals: Food on the Table. It’s a terrific app that allows you to meal plan, grocery shop AND save on the grocery items you buy. Here’s a link:

  3. I can’t always get a full 30 minutes, but I try to work in exercise where I can. I work on the 9th floor of a building, and I always take the stairs. I park a little further away and walk for a few extra minutes.

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  10. I agree with you that above any other reason for losing weight, you should do it for yourself first and foremost. Your health is one of the most important things in life. I appreciate these great tips for working moms trying to lose weight! I’m going to try to schedule all of the meals and workouts ahead of time like you suggested. Thanks for sharing!

  11. That is something I hadn’t of thought about, but I’ll be sure to keep that in mind. Not only will I try to eat better, but also get more sleep at night.

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  14. Jasbir Singh says:

    Monica mam
    this is great all your suggestions ,should follow very strictly but as there is coming wedding season in winter here in india. she (mine wife ) was good and following as you advice . last month she also spend some money on this too… .
    this is also a great helping hand for her.she never face camera for last few months .she seems confidant once again now

  15. Thank you for this great blog post. I am not as obsessed with scheduling, but it’s true for me that if it isn’t written or scheduled it won’t happen. So many things needed to be done and if you don’t write it down you’ll miss it for the day. 🙁

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      What makes this tea so special is the production process. With most black tea that we commonly drink, the nutrients can be lost during processing.
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  16. brett martin says:

    This article was very good,lots of good tips,its really helped my wife after having our first child,shes lost alot of weight and when she combined it with this the belly fat just fell off its crazy how quick it happened,shes so much more confident 🙂

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  19. Wondering if anyone has any ideas for a single mom working midnights. I drop my toddler off at his nanny at 8pm and then I go to work. I pick in up at 7am and he is with me all day. What are some ways I can try to lose some of this weight that’s bringing me down

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  21. Monica, these are great tips! I am a scheduler by nature so that is key for me in my fitness journey as well. Planning my meals and prepping them helps me stay on track. Plus it is easy to grab on the go as a busy mom instead of hitting the drive-thru.

  22. Great content here!
    With so many weight loss products and blogs on the market, it’s difficult to find one that truly works.
    I was looking at maybe trying some more natural methods to try to boost metabolism and reduce cravings.
    Has anyone tried this?

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