Thanks to Living My MoMent and The Work at Home Woman for including the onbalance blog in the Summer Blog Tour 2010. I hope you find something useful here at onbalance, the blog dedicated to musings about fitness, family, and creating wellness everyday. Exercise has played a huge role in my life, forming the basis of many of my social relationships as well as providing me the opportunity to challenge myself. Never did I rely more on the positive power of fitness than when I first became a parent. Knowing that I had to take care of myself in order to best take care of my child, I committed myself to finding ways to keep myself physically fit and emotionally well.
Balance Personal Fitness Training was born out of my passion for teaching and with gratitude for the benefits I have reaped from leading a fit and active life. I am committed to helping others become models of wellness, like parents who want their kids to grow up with a healthy respect for their bodies. My work as a certified personal trainer (with an additional certification as a pre/postnatal fitness specialist) allows me to help others, especially moms, create a sense of balance in their lives.
Being a work-at-home mom means finding that balance for myself, too. As many of you no doubt know, most people think that working at home means loads of free time and doing whatever we want, when we want. Not so! How many times has well-planned exercise slipped off of your to-do list because of work or family commitments?
Even the busiest of us can include exercise in our daily lives once we start thinking about it creatively. I encourage my Austin-based clients and blog readers to find whatever activity they enjoy—there is no single path to fitness and good health. As you’ll see from the blog, my fitness endeavors range from flying trapeze lessons to ultramarathons with my dad to ways my kids and I play together.
I look forward to hearing about all the ways you find balance and cultivate wellness in your life.
Good health and great happiness to you!