Fitspo is, well the stuff that floods our Instagram feeds: the sweaty gym selfies, inspirational fitness quotes, and nutritional shake hocking. I can admit that, no, not all of it is that bad or that sensationalized. However, the internet can certainly be a polarizing place, especially when it comes to those that “lift” and those that don’t. Personally, I’d rather spend my time doing any of a thousand different things than working out all day every day. In fact, there are so many are the things I’d rather be than a fitspo mom, and while I'm not saying you can't be all of the following things at once, I know I certainly can't.
Of course, I'm not knocking fitspo moms. In fact, if anything, I'm in some serious awe when it comes to the mothers who can fit a gym session into their daily routine. You all are incredible, and I can only imagine the wonderful endorphins you get from lifting heavy things and putting them back down helps with all things motherhood. Parenting is stressful, and the gym is a great place to get rid of that stress.
It's just that, well, we humans come in various shapes and sizes. Some of us have fast metabolisms that allow us to shed weight simply by staring at a scale. Then there are the rest of us, who can’t seem to shed any inches no matter how hard we try. Some of us have health issues that get in the way of our fitness goals, while others have mental health issues that block us from going to gyms (or even having the energy to workout at home). Basically, fitness comes easy to some, harder to others, and some folks just also don’t give a damn about it. I fall into the latter two. That’s why I spend my free time doing lots of things that don’t necessarily involve physical activity. While I do squeeze in a few minutes a day for squats or planks or yoga, I can’t in good conscience devote too much time to it because it will take away time from all my other interests, including the following: