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My Health, Fitness and Motherhood Truths

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Fact: I really could eat a boat load of Brussels sprouts. Credit: srqpix

Last week during Fit Bottomed Girls Back to Basics week, each FBG featured her own “fitness truths“—personal philosophies about health, fitness and life that ring true for each of us. If you didn’t catch it, I thought I’d share my truths here because so many of them are mommy-related!

I’m not eating this to make you feel guilty. It’s really what I want. And I genuinely do love Brussels sprouts.

Just because I try to be healthy most of the time doesn’t mean I don’t indulge.

Just because you see me indulge, it doesn’t mean I’m not healthy most of the time.

You think I’m a stay-at-home mom because I’m running errands with my daughter mid-day? I actually help run two websites in my “free time” and am at the post office because I’m mailing goodies to readers.

When the going gets tough, I think about making it through a natural childbirth and know that I can get through anything—be it a tough workout or a rough day.

You think I’m extremely lucky to be able to afford being able to stay at home with my daughter? Yes, I am. But there are plenty of sacrifices made to be able to do so, and I go without splurges others might take for granted.

I may have a small frame, but do not underestimate my strength or determination.

People who think staying at home with kids is easier than a “real job” make me laugh. This balancing-act life I lead is harder than any job I’ve ever had—and I’ve worked since I was 10. And yet, I wouldn’t change a thing.

While the aesthetic benefits of working out are great, I’m not doing this so I can fit into skinny jeans. Which I wouldn’t wear anyway. I’m doing it to battle a family history of heart disease.

Check out what the other FBGs are saying about their fitness truths. What are your personal truths, motherhood and otherwise? —Erin

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