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Confessions of the Fitness Fanatic.turned mother & responsible adult (whatever that is) .who fell off the Fitness Wagon!!

Posted January 15th, 2018 @ 07:01pm by: Jessica Olson

Confessions of the Fitness Fanatic.turned mother & responsible adult (whatever that is) .who fell off the Fitness Wagon!!

For me, fitness and clean eating is not a means to an end. I don't have a number in my head of weight lost that will make me say "Ok, I'm good to ditch the running shoes and stop caring about my vegetable intake". Fitness is a way of life. Some days, it is the only way I can keep my sanity. However, in the rush of working and kids demanding anything and everything and chores that are never ending around the home, I tend to neglect this piece that keeps me positive throughout all the rest. Over the past few months, let's be honest, I haven't had consistency in my routines. Heck, I haven't had consistency in my routines since before I had children. I have neglected all the things that keep my spirit strong. ?I've done no spiritual reading, I've got nothing but excuses why I don't need to be exercising, and with no energy left at the end of the day. I go to the easiest meal I can find/order and sip on a glass of wine to calm my nerves!!!

Another passion I've let slip away is my love for helping others create their healthiest lifestyle. Over the past eight years, I have dabbled in quiet a few ways to make my passion for Fitness & Nutrition a career. Thanks to my wonderful husband and family, who have stood by me one big dream to the next, I can honestly say that each one of those experiences has grown my passion. Those experiences have helped me see that no matter what platform I use, my god given path is helping others discover their way to the healthiest version of themselves. Now that being said, it's hard for me to do that when I am far from that version of myself. Which brings me to the reason I am putting this out there in the first place.. I want to get back to the healthiest version of me to ensure I can help others do the same!

After having kids there has been no fitness path that has stayed consistent or fitness profession that has worked to give me the time I need to dedicate to my family. I want to keep my cup full so I can be the best mother and wife I can be. I think the main thing I am currently lacking is my accountability. So, I've joined an accountability group and I am leaning on my blog to keep me motivated!

Starting Monday January 15th, I'm doing Autumn Calabrese's newest program 80 Day Obsession. ?Not only will I be participating in a challenge group, but to keep myself on track and help anyone thinking about doing a program themselves, I'm going to blog weekly throughout the program.? I'll be sharing what's working, what's not working and any other tidbits I find helpful along the way. Join me and help hold me accountable to my goals. If you feel your motivation growing, set some goals of your own and use this tool to hold yourself accountable as well!

Oh, and one last thing about me, I love writing! I have loved writing since I was young. However, as I've gotten older, I have grown weary of it. ?Fear of what others might think or the fact that I am not an expert on grammar and others might be judging that, has kept me from feeling confident in my blog posts.? Well, I'm not going to cater to that fear anymore! I want to put these words out there. I know that I've read many things in the past that have truly spoken to me at a time when I needed them too, and I was thankful that someone had the courage to put it out there! I hope that if others are struggling or are looking for guidance, I hope this blog can be of help to them!

*Best picture I could get with my little's, and I barely got this one*

In good health, and until next time,

Jess-