The Rise of the Fit Mamas

Hi everyone!

I wasn’t planning on posting today but I just had to share some exciting news. I’m in the Wall Street Journal!!! Ahhhhhhh! I never thought I’d ever end up in any magazine let alone the WSJ. I was contacted last month by Elizabeth Holmes, a feature reporter for the WSJ, who was doing research on the new trend of fit moms. I was beginning to think the story wasn’t even going to run. However on Wednesday afternoon I got a call from Elizabeth for a fact check and to tell me it was running on Thursday. Woo-hoo! ๐Ÿ™‚

Click HERE for the link to the full online article. You can find it in the print edition, too.

My friend Laura, from Mommy, Run Fast is also quoted in the article. Here’s a video where Elizabeth discusses the trend. She references my quote. Hehe…Ron will forever be known as the guy who tells his wife to go for a run when she’s crabby! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I think this new trend is here to stay, don’t you? Just like my post from yesterday stated, we are the biggest influence over our children. If you MOVE they MOVE.ย  I know when I first became a mom, I suffered from the Mommy Guilt of taking time away from my kids to workout. Now I realize that when it comes to fitness and health, if you aren’t taking care of yourself first, you won’t be able to take care of your children.

Being a fit Mama makes me a better Mama.

A huge THANK YOU to Elizabeth and the Wall Street Journal for reaching out to me for this article. I feel honored to be a part of The Rise of the Fit Mamas!

36 comments on “The Rise of the Fit Mamas

  1. Congratulations! I liked the article. I wish that people weren’t so negative when they comment though. They should all come workout with some of us and then they’d feel better.

    1. Exactly! It seems like everyone assumes if you workout and use it as “ME” time you are rich and have housekeepers. I have neither but I can still do it!

  2. I’ve never experienced one moment of guilt when it comes to making myself healthy and happy. I had a great example in my own mother who was a competitive bodybuilder and dedicated hours every day to health and well-being. I’m a stronger, happier and more well-rounded woman for it. Kudos to you for making it happen for yourself (and for your family). xo
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    1. Never thought I’d be in the WSJ for being fit! Maybe I dreamed about it when I wanted to be a financial planner but then I realized that sitting behind a desk is not my thing.

  3. I am so excited for you and Laura! Such a nice write up. I had a hard time commenting but will try to share. Congratulations !!!! xoxoxo

    1. Thank you! The commenting on the WSJ site is acting weird but thank you for sharing. If you can comment at some point that would be great. So many negative comments there already. ๐Ÿ™

  4. What a great article! I try to explain to people that I work out not to take time from my daughter but to be the example I want for her. And-omg- I’ve been reading your blog for a month or so and just realized we live in the same town!

  5. congrats on being featured in such a fantastic article!! definitely inspiring ๐Ÿ™‚

    i absolutely understand the ‘mommy guilt’ moment. when my husband comes home from a 12-13 hr day and i immediately hand-off a tired/cranky 7 month old and a six year old that’s bouncing off the walls I can’t help but feel it. then sanity returns and i know it’s the best for all of us if i take the time to get out there and run!
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  6. Yeah Angela! Being healthy and active and making the right choices for your family are admirable. I applaud you! xoxo

  7. What a pleasure to open up my Wall Street Journal this morning to find this fun, positive article. I’m glad I’m not the only “fitness mom” out there:-)
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