Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

To all the mums out there, Happy Mother's Day!  Mums have the hardest job in the world and while of course we should appreciate them all the time, let's take a little time to show all our mums just how much we appreciate them today by sending flowers, or calling, or making them dinner, or taking them out or whatever - just show your mum some gratitude and love!

Mums are usually the first people that influence how we eat and how we treat our bodies.  My mum taught me to make fitness a priority.  She was a single mum for most of my life but she still got up at the crack of dawn to fit her figure skating in or stayed up late skating at night after making us dinner.  When people laugh at me for getting up at 3 or 4am to fit a workout in on a busy day, I just smile thinking of my mum, who had way busier days than I've ever had getting up early to get exercise in - she taught me to just do it!  My mum also instilled a healthy relationship with food in me - eat your veggies, keep your food simple and don't eat tons of crap! We didn't have soda in our house growing up, eating out was a treat and most baked goods were homemade and were definitely a treat.  My mum set a great health example for me and my sister and it's pretty evident in how we all live our lives now - how we eat, how we exercise and how we treat our bodies. I don't think I would have ended up in the fitness industry if not for my mum's positive influence growing up and for her encouragement to turn my passion into a career.

So for all my various mums - my mum, my mother-in-law who I adore, my mother-in-law that I never got to meet but I know is responsible for the amazing man my husband is, my bonus mums (you know who you are) - thank you! All of you, thank you! Happy Mother`s Day!

How are you treating your mum today? What are your kids doing for you? What did your mum teach you health and wellness? What are you teaching her?


  1. Wow -Julia makes me sound great. Really, I was lucky enough to find a passion and then realize how great that passion made me feel - healthy, happy, vital, and alive. Hey, what more can we ask for. (I sometimes wonder if the fact that part of that passion meant wearing skimpy dresses and lycra made me more aware of what I ate too!) In any event, I repeat what I've said so often - find an activity you love and then do it! I am pretty sure that when Julia looks at me, my sister, my brother , my husband- we have all found things we love to do and those are the things we make time for in our lives. She has inspired us to do more so we can be better at what we love, or do more to recover from injury or surgery faster. She, and her sister, have become inspirations to so many others. Thank you Julia.

  2. I'm lucky to have a lot of health minded people in my family. Makes going down this road way easier when you have that support and motivation.