A day in the life of an active mom is ever-changing and can be full of surprises. TB12 Body Coach Becca Coutts walks you through her typical busy day, from the time her alarm clock goes off in the morning to tucking her newborn baby into bed at night — and everything in between!
A Day in Becca’s Life
7:00-8:00 am: Charlie wakes up first and I get him a bottle ready. We have playtime which includes reading books, tummy time, listening to music etc.
8:00 am: I get Charlie down for a nap while husband gets Mila up! I start getting a bottle ready for her and make my daily smoothie. I also usually try to take my supplements around this time too — including my TB12 Multivitamin.
10:00 am: Both kids are awake and we try to get outside and go to the playground.
12:30 pm: We eat lunch. Mila usually gets some hummus with steamed zucchini and broccoli with her favorite fruit; raspberries. I usually prepare a large quinoa salad that I will eat throughout the week.
1:00- 2:30 pm: Mila naps while Charlie gets up and has a bottle and does some tummy time/playtime. On days that are warmer, I will usually set up a play tent in the yard to get outside! I’m always hydrating constantly throughout the day.
2:30-3:30- Both kids should be napping so I take this time to clean up the house, do laundry, food prep, take the dogs out, etc.
3:00- 4:00 pm: Theoretically her last nap of the day, if she decides to take it. I try not to plan anything significant during this time just in case it does not happen. Usually just finishing up tasks around the house and getting caught up on work.
4:00 pm- 7:00 pm: Another bottle for Charlie and playtime in the kitchen while I get dinner ready with both kids. I usually prepare some sort of bowl; either roasted veggies, chickpeas, black beans or tofu, and greens or grains as a base and have Mila help out when she can with dishes (she loves the sink!)
7:00-8:00 pm: Bath time then our bedtime routine.
8:00 pm-9:30 pm: I use this time to decompress and hang out with my husband, dogs, and catch up on whatever show we are currently binge watching.
10:00 pm: Bedtime! I try to do a guided meditation/body scan for sleep a couple times a week which helps me destress and recenter before doing it all again the next day!
My Go-To Workout
I like to start and end all of my workouts with around 5 to 10 minutes of pliability using my Vibrating Pliability Sphere. I’ll especially focus on my glutes, as well as any muscle groups I know I’ll be using during the workouts – including my quads, hamstrings, calves, back, and shoulders. I’m 10 months post-pregnancy, and the workout below is a great example of what I’ll commonly do using my resistance bands at home.
01 Banded Glute Bridge
02 Glute Medius Side Plank
03 Lateral Band Walk
04 Bird Dog
05 Front Plank
06 Banded Deadlift
07 Lateral Alternating Squats
08 Pallof Press
No two mothers are alike and each journey will be different! Remember to always do what feels right for you, because no one knows your body or your mind better than you. For more helpful tips, check out my recent TB12 Webinar for new and active moms – where I give an overview of healthy pre- and post-natal habits – and download our free TB12 Grocery List