So this year I did the KISS method. Keep it simple stupid
1- Don't add any of these to your list: Don't bride kids, Don't yell at kids...So I am a normal parent. I bribe my kids, and yes after asking nicely 5 times to get boots and jacket on I sound like a screaming banchee.
1- vary up exercise. For years I have done kickboxing and spinning. I love both, however it is partly since we do what we are good at. Therefore it is good to switch things up, and work different muscle groups. That won't include running however (I HATE running, I start and think if I can make it to next hydro pole I can stop). It will include swimming, skiing(both types), and various aerobic classes that are bound to kill me.
2- Take more time for me
Not just to exercise but to read a book, other then moo baa, la, la, la. Sip a glass a wine, go skiing by myself, walk to the store, or simply enjoy time with friends.
3. Just say no
This I will struggle with the most. I am a product of mommy guilt. Yes I will bake the class cupcakes, yes I will drive to your house so you can buy my child's boots for $5.00 off kijiji, and yes I will host that dinner party. Really what I want to say is NO.
I had 1 more..but really it is for the children. Add more veggies. As they go through stages of pickiness I find myself craving veggies, after we have had grilled cheese/ p and j/mac and cheese. Therefore I am hauling out the food processor and adding veggies to everything (ok maybe not cookies). Pastas/meatballs/ pizza..and so on. I will feel better knowing they are getting more (ie less mommy guilt), and I in turn will have a healthier diet too. Win win.