By Val Solomon, Busy Mom Gets Fit
I'm sitting here smiling about you. I saw your Facebook or Instagram post roll by and it reminded me of you.
I'm smiling because, see, I know what you want. I know you have this goal. It's so big you haven't spoken it yet. You think people in your life won't understand.
So you just keep quiet.
But you keep grinding. Day after day. And I know what you are after.
I look forward to the day the world gets to feel the warmth of that fire that you are keeping to yourself.
It might get old, seeing exhortation after exhortation to “Drink More Water!”, but there’s a reason for the repetition (a myriad of health benefits) and a special argument for why those interested in muscle building should focus on their hydration.
For the majority, the holidays are all about spending quality time with family. Often, that quality time revolves around food an
I like you the way you are. Really.
Maybe I don’t know you, exactly. But I know this: You have found my website about fitness and real women and empowerment… and you are reading it. That tells me something.
It may seem odd, to use the phrase “Girl Power” in the same sentence with “That Time” of the month, since those of us who experience menstruation have spent most of our lives hearing (and saying) things that lend credence to the connotation that menstruation is a “curse”, but working out how to work out around your period can actually be a way to change your view of it...for the better.
Rest assured ladies. This is not the case. As a wine lover, I can honestly say that NO lifestyle which requires cutting it out completely will ever work for me. So, how does that work?! “Can we have our cake and eat it, too?”
You can love yourself when you look different, and you can celebrate how good it feels, but you’re worth celebrating now, too.
The rise of the Internet and social media has been a great thing in many ways. It’s allowed us to reconnect with long lost friends or find new ones that we may never have had the chance to meet in “real life”--it’s birthed a new method of communication that’s given many people the ability to make connections that might not have been possible before. Heck, it connected you and me!
It makes me a better mother and wife if I move my body. When you are healthy you just feel better and part of being healthy is being active and exercise. The difference is amazing. If I haven't moved enough my body starts to hurt. I'm more tired and cranky too. I've made it part of my identity so now I have to because it's part of who I am. Like - "oh that's Jacque, she's a fit mom." And that has been key for me to stick with it.