Defining the Fabulous Fit Mamas
The growth of the FFM’s is a shock to me. It is one of those unexpected things in my life. In fact, I was thinking about hanging up my trainer shoes for good before the FFM journey began. However, that is a raw story for another blog. In between my daily posting, I am observing. The group’s Facebook dynamics are interesting. Similar to our different approaches to exercise, our responses vary to posts on the Fabulous Fit Mama page: some liking, some commenting, and many reading.
The FFM is evolving.
Up until a week ago our tagline was “Moms bonding through fitness while having fun.” Well, that’s not really true. Yes, many of us are moms but the group is about getting through, being accountable, and feeling the 5:30 am camaraderie. Sometimes exercise is not fun. Sometimes it sucks. Finishing is the cure.
Exercise and motivation come from a deep place. It’s hard to get a mind/body/ motivation connection when life pulls us apart. However, social media allows us to have fitness at our fingertips, telling us how to work out, when to work out, why to work out, etc.
Does any of that information change anything? Do the rules stifle motivation because of the many, conflicting pieces of advice? I have been a victim of it too: cardio vs. no cardio, carbs vs. no carbs, high reps vs. low reps, when to eat vs. when not eat. Planning a workout is more exhausting than working out. So just workout! Stop thinking and get it done.
It hit me. The FFM embodies getting it done. That is why our group works. We exercise how we want, in preparation for our day, our daily life. We all have our individual set of rules, but we all just want to get through. Getting it done unites us. Our product is our mantra: Not what She should do. She gets it done.
We try. We do. Sometimes we stumble. That’s OK. We do it in a Fabulous and Fit way. Again. She gets it done.