A few weeks ago I was able to watch Sunday Morning. Not when it comes on at 9am of course but recorded and watched when the boys were napping and I was recovering from a race. It was a special of sorts, on location in Miami Beach, and talking about the art deco buildings there. I have never been to Miami Beach which is absurd since I’m Cuban and it’s the land of Gloria Estefan. I fear I’m getting too old to show up there since all I can picture are bikini clad super models sipping cocktails and partying into the wee-hours of morning. I don’t even think they let people in who are over 30 or who weigh more then 75 pounds. Anyway, the premise of the piece was what was new became old and has come full circle and now old has become new again. I feel like that’s what happened with VITA and this blog site.
When I opened my fitness studio VITA – Train for Life in 2007, I had just been fired from Court House Plus (best thing that could have happened by the way…) and had been married for only a year with no kids and living in a two-bedroom apartment. As I write this, I am a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) of four year-old twin boys, have been married for 7 years and live in a house in the sticks. Needless to say, a lot has changed in the last six years, not the least of which is my perspective.
What hasn’t changed is my passion for fitness and my determination to persevere in the face of mommy-hood and aging. The blog is now more of a VITA – Train for TWIN Life although you need not have twins to relate to the perils and joys of parenting. As any fit mom knows, those kids can really put a crimp into your training schedule. Over the past four years I’ve figured out a lot of ways around to work though it, not all of them successful but, of course, I never stop learning.
I hope this blog brings to you some laughter (highest priority!), tips on both fitness and parenting, a judgment-free zone (as all moms need) and most importantly somewhere you can share your stories and advice because it won’t work without YOU.