This comes as a result of posting a photo on Facebook (see the Lean Abs Circuit Article) which received quit a bit of negative feedback. This video was made shortly after to help not only clarify these incorrect assumptions about who I am and what I do….but I also wanted to reveal a tiny bit of what it means to be a fit and busy mom.
Yes, I am a real person and a busy mom just like many of you. I struggle with not having enough time in the day to check off one of the dozens of To Do’s. I work from home so have to manage a fussy baby more often than I’d like. I’m always juggling events, needs of the family, household tasks, running errands, attending pratices/sporting events, etc. Oh and then there is the time I make to stick to healthy eating, getting my workouts in and just plain old – Taking Care of Me – this all requires daily effort.
Add all this on top of the fact that, as I mentioned above, I manage my own online business and work from home.
Every day I am answering emails, facebook posts, writing for my blog, writing for my website, taking care of the members of ClubFYM.com, scheduling time to design and video the upcoming workouts of the month that must be completed in a timely fashion for my members, organizing, holding and managing transformation challenges, staying on top of projects that are being created for future launches, offering my time for interviews and teleseminars, and the list goes on.
I have many days when I reflect on the time I spent working on my business, working in my business and quality time spent with my family and it is no where near the balance I wish to achieve.
It is – and I am – a work in progress. I am very passionate about what I have to offer and to those I help that it is easy for me to get caught up in what I do and put the needs of my family and myself on hold.
This is why I believe the negative words of those who unfairly judge me (especially by just a pose in a photo), tend to catch me off-guard and sting a bit. While I do get that this is what comes with the territory of being a public figure online and my time/energy should not be wasted on naysayers….if I may say the nice thing about this experience, is that it has allowed me to take this opportunity to get personal and share my thoughts with you – with those who wonder or who were curious.
If you have followed me for any amount of time, you know I go above and beyond to give something more than a workout video or a downloadable ebook. Getting results is more than just a being a number, it is changing the way you think about yourself and the way you live your life. To achieve such changes requires the support, motivation and coaching from someone who gets it and someone who cares. This is why I put myself out there and do what I do.
Thank you to those who have followed, tried, embraced and now live the Fit Yummy Mummy lifestyle. Your support means more to me than words can say.
Thank you to everyone who posted a comment on the FYM Facebook Page about this!
I will be in touch with you shortly!