About Me

My kids (ages 4, 8 and 11) may think I’ve always been a stay at home mom, but I used to be a freelance writer—when I used to have to use my brain.

I’ve also worked out off and on for the last 20 years. I even worked out during my three pregnancies—and I have articles from Fit Pregnancy to prove it. But it became harder to find time to work out after the kids were born. The bouncy seat was my friend, but for the most part it seemed like my husband and I took turns watching the kids while the other worked out.

Now that the kids are getting older—and I theoretically have more time for me, ha ha—I’m focusing more on getting fit and working out. I struggle just like everybody else—to find the time, to get motivated and to make the right food and health choices. Growing up, my family would eat nachos for late night snacks and drink Coke for breakfast. But I want to teach my kids the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

I’ve always been in decent shape—if you forget about those freshmen 15 in college—but I really just worked out enough to support my sweet tooth habit. I’m still in decent shape, but nowadays I always feel like that statement is going to be followed by “for her age.” I always figured I had all the time in the world to “really get in shape.” Now that I’m 40 years old—and 41 is breathing down my neck—I realize that “someday” better be now.

I have combined my interest in working out, my desire to keep my family healthy and my writing skills to embark on this new adventure, called FitMomFitFamily.com. I’m going to write about my journey to improve my fitness level and the fitness level of my children. I’m also going to impart the tips that I find out along the way, along with reviews of the products I use.

I started this website, because I believe fit parents create healthy and fit families. In keeping with that belief, my husband and I are also independent distributors of Beachbody products. The company puts out such workout exercise programs as P90X with Tony Horton, Les Mills Pump workout and Shaun T’s Insanity. Beachbody also offers products like Shakeology (a nutritional shake) and other nutrition and supplement products. And Beachbody also offers programs especially for kids—including Shaun T’s Fit Club workout, Get Real with Shaun T, and Tony and the Kids! with Tony Horton.

In my previous life, I have written for such consumer magazines as Shape, Fit Pregnancy, Parenting, Parents, Baltimore magazine and Chesapeake Life. I have also written tons of boring business articles in my time. Tons.