FitFabMoms...I'm One of Them
Confession time. I almost didn’t write this blog post. I’m on this whole new year/new me kick and I didn’t want to sound too negative or talk too much about promises, resolutions, or insert whatever word you use to feel compelled to change. But I know I’m not alone in what I’m about to write so I’m going for it.
I was at the gym the other day, which is a big part of my commitment plan in 2019, and I caught myself in comparison mode. On one side of my mat was a mom who had recently given birth. She was looking oh so Kardashian toned. On the other side of my mat an older woman complained to me about her ab definition, but I stood in awe of her perfection. In my baggy shirt, almost two years postpartum (second pregnancy) I felt insecure and overwhelmed. Luckily, I recognized the danger zone and retreated. “Comparison is the thief of joy.”—Theodore Roosevelt
I am proud to celebrate the start of something. The fact that I made it to the gym sent me into a state of euphoria. But I've done the solo situation before and it never ends well. Health and wellness, like our beloved child rearing, take a village. Madison mamas, let's be that village for one another, especially when it comes to health and wellness.
Our family belongs to the YMCA. There's child care, a wide variety of classes, and a lot of equipment. And while it has served me well, I am daring to go outside of my comfort zone in 2019.
I recently discovered the community otherwise known as FitFabMoms. I'm only one class in but this place is special. The name of this business, owned and operated by local mamas, says it all. It's everything I need, which is basically equipping and empowering me with the right exercises and mindset. I entered unsure. I left feeling invincible.
One of my favorite things about discovering a gym created by moms for moms is the sense of understanding and compassion for women who find themselves desperate to succeed for themselves and operate as an example for their families.
Fitfabmoms is a tribe committed to a lifestyle. They understand there’s more to this whole happily ever healthy thing than the gym. We need to eat right, keep ourselves aligned and accountable with a village, and focus on progress not perfection. For an overthinker like myself, the latter is critical.
I’m forever focused on connection. I can relate to, respect, and connect with co-owners Lauren Leonard and Katie Siano, who are moms on a mission to invest and inspire. So I'm calling all Madison mamas. Come check this place out with me. Our “me” time should be an investment in what matters. Let’s be fit and fabulous together.
Cheers to a healthy and happy new year.
*fitfabmoms has childcare and the first class is free.