Sunday, January 31, 2010

What?! I'm not into FITNESS?

I used to think it was all about fitness. But I've realized that it's really about WELLNESS.

Fitness = No pain. No gain.
Wellness = If there's pain, find another way to accomplish the same goal in the same amount of time.

Fitness = Workout before anything.
Wellness = Sometimes the doing the puzzle or the book to your child comes before the workout.

Fitness = Going faster, going further, lifting more.
Wellness = Squeezing in 24 minutes of cardio before the family wakes up. Finding satisfaction in a quick but intense session of body squats, pull-ups and push-ups.

Fitness = Measuring every ounce of chicken and cooking a week's worth of meals on Sunday.
Wellness = Stashing bags of nuts, turkey jerkey and bottled water in the most amazing places so my family always has healthy snacks on hand.

It took a lot of time and experience to learn that Mommy doesn't mean fitness.

Mommy Means Well.


  1. I love that post! LOVE IT! I'm a perfectionist by nature and I have to fight it constantly. You are so right and I love your new quote. Great lesson for me. Good luck with your new challenges!

  2. Love it, too!

    My kids and I have been on the receiving end of some of those stashes.

  3. I am too, Almost Forty! It took a long time, and a lot of guilt sessions, to feel "OK" with NOT working out once in a while. I guess it's this "balance" thing people keep talking about.