Sarah Evans
Ever curious what a typical day is like for a fit mom? Sarah Evans is a Team BPI Bombshell, mother of three, a fitness enthusiast, and a future bikini competitor. Find out how she finds the time to stay fit amidst all the chaos of day-to-day life in this article:
Wake up, throw on the first thing I see, head to the gym, eat breakfast, take the kids to school, back to the gym, eat again, quick trip to the grocery store, run home to put away the groceries, check my emails, do some laundry, pick one of the kids up from preschool, eat (yes AGAIN), and that’s just my daily routine up until NOON. Does this resemble any part of your day?
While everyone’s situations are very different, we all have the same amount of hours in the day. It’s all about how you choose to delegate your time and what your priorities are. For me, I tend to wake up around 5:30am, get dressed, and head off to the gym for some fasted morning cardio. Typically around 30 minutes of this does it for me and I am back at the house cooking breakfast and waking the kids up to get them ready for school. If time allows in the AM, I’ll get in a lift right after I drop the kids off, but that’s IF I have time. Sometimes I’ll have to postpone my gym sesh until late afternoon or night when the kids are asleep. You just have to make it work!
During the day, I’m typically out of the house running errands and I always make sure I have my meals with me when I know I won’t be home. This helps ensure that I won’t slip up and swing into a fast food place or munch on something unhealthy when the hungry monster comes full force (and I know you know what I am talking about). I typically eat 5-7 meals a day depending on the day and my goals at that time, and I try to space out my meals every 2-3 hours.
The late afternoons and evenings are typically focused around my kids. This includes after-school activities, from karate or baseball, to homework and playtime outside. Since getting fit, I enjoy playing a good ol’ game of football with my boys in the backyard or running the bases in our own baseball game.
Then, it’s finally time for DINNER. I try and prepare this ahead of time or use ingredients from my meal prepping earlier in the day to create easy and healthy dinners that my family and I can all enjoy (this includes anything from grilled chicken, cheesy rice and veggies, homemade pizza or turkey burgers). Post-dinner, it’s time to unwind! I put the kids to bed, relax, catch up with my husband, and enjoy my BPI Sports Whey HD Chocolate Cookie shake, which tastes just as good as dessert.
We all have a lot on our plates but it IS possible to live the fit lifestyle and still accomplish so much in a day! Making the time for your workouts and preparing your meals in advance is KEY. Once you find the balance that works for you, anything is possible. Whether you have no kids or five kids, whether you are in-shape, or want to get there, make it a priority and I promise you will make the time.
-Sarah Evans
Sarah Evans is a member of Team BPI Sports.