This tip is for new mamas, but it also goes for anyone that is trying to start a new exercise or health plan. Don't set goals that are unattainable!
When beginning a workout routine, I like to think that I will be able to commit to working out 5-7 times a week. That would be ideal, but probably not possible for me with an 8 month old son at home. Some days, I will simply not be able to get anything checked off on my "to do" list. But, if I set a goal to work out 2 to 3 times a week, that is a goal that I am more likely to achieve. And if I happen to exceed that goal, then that will make me feel all the better.
In fact, working out 2 to 3 times a week is my new goal. I will let you know how I progress each Friday. I have also lost 2.2 of the 9 pounds that I plan to lose by September. Slowly but surely...
So when setting a new goal for health or other areas of life, stick to goals you can meet. If you constantly meet a goal, then you can think about raising the bar a little bit. Good luck achieving your goals! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!