Fitness for mums with It’s So Simple
Coach Rachael Sacerdoti talks about why now is the right time to get active and how her online coaching platform, It’s So Simple, could help busy mums get fitter.
If you’ve found it difficult to stick to a fitness program over the winter, you’re not alone! There are so many reasons why the winter can send busy mums out of routine. Kids are home for the school holidays, meaning the house is always busy! There are family visits to fit in, work commitments to follow through on, more socialising and events than any other time of year, along with weekend trips and family vacations.
These are factors for everyone, but none more so than mothers. Being a parent can leave you falling behind on your own self-care routines, including health and exercise. It’s completely understandable if you’ve reached the end of winter less fit than you were last year. However, according to fitness coach Rachael Sacerdoti, April is a great month to set new goals and reset your nutrition and fitness regimes. Unlike January, where there can be pressure to stick to a New Year’s Resolution, you can quietly get to work at your own pace with the goal of summer to motivate you.
THE POWER OF YOUR MIND
Coach Rachael, who was born to an Iraqi family and now resides in the UK, founded her business, It’s So Simple, following her own transformation in 2019. It’s So Simple is an online programme for the mind and the body. After losing 30 kilograms and with a stronger body to be grateful for, Rachael observed that the single most valuable change she gained during her transformation was the strength of her mind. She realised what an important and impactful role the mind has over our bodies and therefore, the goals we want to achieve, and how many fitness programs only focus on the physical aspects of getting fit.
Rachael, who has a degree in Psychology and is a qualified personal trainer, set about designing a transformation programme that combines the lessons she has learned and the knowledge she has gained from her own fitness and weight loss journey. She now helps to empower thousands of mums and other women all over the world.
To take back control, Rachael encourages her clients, many of whom are mums based in the UAE, to bear in mind this advice:
Set an alarm
This alarm isn’t to wake you up, but instead it serves as a reminder to get active and block out the next section of the day to commit to exercising. You can choose when suits you best to set your exercise alarm. Some mums prefer to get active before the kids wake up, early in the morning and others prefer to fit it in while children are at school or on their way to bed.
Fill up a 2-litre bottle of water first thing in the morning and sip it throughout the day to help keep you hydrated and alert. It can be easy to forget to drink enough water but keeping a bottle with you all day will renew your commitment.
Plan your meals ahead
Planning meals ahead of time is a really handy way of keeping yourself eating well. Some mums like to schedule their meals on a Sunday, ahead of the week, while others do it each day, simply for breakfast, lunch and dinner on that day. The more you get into this habit, the less likely you are to give in to temptation, especially when hungry. Besides, planning meals also helps you keep on track with your food intake.
Whether it’s better sleep, better health, or better fitness, think about your short term as well as your long-term goals. Avoid criticism of the things you haven’t done and instead focus on the healthy things you will do! Change your mindset and say the positive points first, always. This serves to motivate you and keep you moving forward, even when you slip up.
IT’S SO SIMPLE
Suitable for women of every age, size, and ability, It’s So Simple focuses on helping mums become better, healthier versions of themselves, inside and out. Offering life-changing results with its unique method, the programme is structured upon three pillars; fitness, nutrition, and most importantly accountability. Combining fitness and nutrition, the programme can help mums establish a sustainable way of living, eating and exercising, which makes it easier to stick to a healthy lifestyle, implement changes and allows you to keep your results.
Accountability and support
With a unique accountability system at its heart, It’s So Simple encourages mums to take positive control of their choices, with a programme that works on both the body and mind in partnership. Developing a roadmap for individual goals and how to achieve them, each client receives a combination of recipes, exercise regimes, personal support and a group dynamic. It’s a simple way to help each person take ownership of their own journey and change their mindset.
A safe space
Providing a safe space for mums to share their journey and support each other along the way, the It’s So Simple programme has a strong sense of community. You are assigned to a small group with a dedicated coach where you are free to discuss goals, recipes, progress and absolutely everything in-between. Rather like an honest forum, this supportive network gives space for development and growth, while empowering and educating, giving each woman the knowledge to establish lifelong habitual change.
Ideal for anyone who is looking to create healthy, mindful habits when it comes to their mind and body, It’s So Simple positively changes the way you approach fitness, nutrition, and wellness. This is perfect for busy mums who might benefit from the extra support and community approach. With a multitude of coaches available, all of whom have been through their own transformation journey, alongside weekly workouts and recipes on the brand’s Instagram channel, this could be a simple way to living a healthier, more fulfilling life for mums all around the UAE.