Hilaria Baldwin On How She Makes Time for Herself As a Mother of Four
The mom-of-four shares all the ways she keeps up with her hectic lifestyle.
Hilaria Baldwin is a mom of four, a successful yoga teacher and owner of Yoga Vida in Manhattan, a podcast host, the wife of an A-list celebrity, an influencer—the list goes on. It goes without saying that finding ~balance~ in her hectic life isn't just a want, it's a need to avoid complete and utter chaos.
To do that, Baldwin stresses the importance of putting yourself first, before helping and caring for those around you. For Baldwin, that means prioritizing her health. The one thing she can't function without? Movement. (Related: The 5 Yoga Poses Hilaria Baldwin Swears By for a Centered Mind and Sculpted Body)
"I try to work out at least five times a week," she says. "Some people think that you shouldn't work out when you're tired, but my mentality is the opposite. I find that if I'm exhausted and go for a jog or do some yoga, I get a boost of energy that clears my mind, makes me feel happier and better prepares me to handle the day." (See: 8 Ways to Guarantee Your Workout Will Happen)
But Baldwin isn't one to spend hours in the gym. “There are days I don't have time to do a full workout in one go," she says. In fact, she's a huge believer in 'found fitness,' the idea that you can exercise while doing just about anything, whether that's housework, playing with your kids, or just hanging out binge-watching Game of Thrones. (Here's a 4-Minute Circuit Workout You Can Do Anywhere)
Baldwin has become the master of squeezing in a quick sweat sesh anytime, anywhere. (Even if that means doing some butt and core work while dinner's in the oven.) "I'll do five minutes here and there, throughout my day," she says. "Every little bit adds up."
Since she's always on the go, Baldwin says that having something healthy to fuel her throughout the day is a must. One item that's always in her bag: Superfood-packed Health Warrior snack bars (Buy It, $15). "Ninety percent of the food that you eat should make you feel amazing, and these treats are really great for your body," says Baldwin. "They're packed with chia, protein, and don’t have tons of calories. It’s just enough to give you that really good feeling."
At the end of the day though, keeping all balls in the air isn't always possible. "A lot of people ask me, 'How you do it all?' and the answer is: I don’t," she says. "You can’t give your 100 percent to everything and that's OK. I make mistakes, I get overwhelmed, and I hope people see my humanity and love me anyway," she continues.
Her most important piece of advice? "Unfortunately people are so hard on themselves when the secret is to just do your best and everything will fall into place," she says. "You are only human and no matter how hard you try, S-H-I-T happens."