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“No more wanting. It’s time to work. No more hoping. It’s time to help yourself. No more dreaming. It’s time to do. No more waiting for something good to happen to us, it’s time to make something good happen through us.” ― Toni Sorenson
I'm going on an adventure. Would you like to join?
I've decided to make March mine. I'm vowing to transform myself in all things, but I'm especially focused on my physical well-being and emotional engagement. I desperately desire how I look to match how I feel.
To be clear, I'm encouraged by and enthusiastic about life. I'm happy. But to be blunt, I need to get my ass in shape.
It's time for a fitness fika.
If you're reading this and unfamiliar with fika, start here.
I like to talk. I love to share. Fika makes it possible.
I became a mama in 2015. In 2014, in preparation for mama mode, I made some changes. I stepped back from teaching full-time. I sought out more writing opportunities. I engaged in more personal relationships. I forged community connections. And I've been humming along, happily, knowing these tiny steps would serve a bigger purpose.
Alas, it's 2019. I've been a mama long enough to know that there'll never be a right or enough time. Laundry is constant, patience is tested, sleep is precious, and privacy is limited. This beautiful, chaotic, exhausting, humbling, and invigorating life is mine to keep and cherish.
But what about that bigger purpose?
It's now. It's here.
Someone has to keep it real. I haven't made myself or my dreams a priority.
"I don't have time to take care of myself," is not what I'd want to hear from my girls. "I don't like my body," is not what I'd want them to say when they look in a mirror. And to hear "I give up," from their lips would crush me.
So if I don't want my girls to think or speak these words I have to eliminate them from my mouth and mind as well.
It's time. You're invited to join me. My soulful sweat sessions are happening at FitFabMomsin Madison, NJ. I'm the girl in the corner, forever talking about something to someone, and going home right after to write about it all. For the record, while holding a plank I create sinful stories laced with expletives and scattered with visions of pinot noir. But I'm about to be one strong mama. Follow me as I fika about fitness. P.S. Help me understand why mountain climbers are a thing.