Fashletics® Blog

Staying Fit and Focused as a New Mom

by Sarah Wilson

Welcome to Motherhood: Detour Ahead

I was anxious to get back to the gym after giving birth partially because I love it, but also partially because I wanted to see how quickly I could get back to my old self. I wanted my old abs and my old PR's and I wanted them STAT. So how's that going you ask? Well, a few weeks ago I got my first post-baby muscle-up (yay!)... and this morning I had to stop midway through my crappy double-unders to take a pee break (boo!). So yea, not exactly the stuff elite athletes are made of...

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We Stand for Strength

by Sarah Wilson

Over the course of the past five years it has been my goal to strengthen and clarify the message behind Fashletics. What started as a couple charms designed by one woman has become an extensive collection of fitness jewelry and workout clothes inspired by a community of thousands - a community that believes in physical fitness as a lifestyle, not just a "quick fix" or way to get skinny...
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Power Tools and Pigtails : The Dad Effect

Two amazing things about this photo:

1. My dad's moustache (which he's been rocking since 1970).
2. The fact that this photo sits amongst some of the very tools he taught me to use 20 years ago.

I now know how fortunate I am to have a dad that encouraged me do "boy stuff" when I was a kid - a dad that never played into gender stereotypes. He showed me how to use power tools and even tried to get me to play ice hockey. Though only one of these hobbies stuck, the idea that I could do anything my older brother could do has stayed with me into adulthood...

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Full Time Everything

I had a lot of great conversations this week, as I do most weeks, regarding the growth of Fashletics. I spoke with gym owners, marketing firms, resellers, designers, bloggers, and more. I love this. I love that running a business has created so many opportunities for new relationships. People, generally speaking, are awesome. Especially people who are passionate about spreading the message of health and well being.

However, it is entirely possible that the most important conversation I had this week was with... my mom. This is because in the midst of all of these amazing conversations, and while building new relationships with these incredible people that will help grow Fashletics - my son got sick. I am still a new enough mom that when my little guy gets sick, I have the insatiable urge to stop the world from spinning until he is better. But I can't do that. I need to take care of him and accept that the clock keeps running, which means I also need to remain attentive to my business, to my own health, and to my household.

My inability to stop time is what prompted the call to my mom. I was overwhelmed (not the first time) so I called her on my way home from an abbreviated day at work where many tasks were left undone. "Who can do this? Who can do all of this?" I asked. I avoid the words "I can't." I don't want to hear them leave my mouth. I don't even want to be thinking them. So instead I ask  "Who can?" How is this done? Tell me how to do it all and I will.

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