Hello! My name is Emily. I am an RN, a new mom, a wife, an adventurer, a lover of food and I have a desire to be STRONG and CAPABLE.
I really believe that inner confidence can begin by building our outer strength, and that’s why I call this site “Wonder Woman Muscles”. I still have a long way to go before I find my inner “Wonder Woman” and I hope to document my journey here! It’s definitely an ongoing process, not a one time accomplishment.
What Does Being Wonder Woman Mean?
As women, we face many challenges, whether it’s struggling to pay for tuition, staying up all night nursing a baby, dealing with neighborhood gossip, learning how to mother a teenager, deciding whether to work or stay home with the kids, figuring out how to feel confident in your aging body, or finding the perfect unique birthday gift for your spouse. Every aspect of our lives affects our self image in some small way.
Having the best version of your body can help you attain the physical, mental and emotional strength to power through the tough times.
My health and fitness story began about eight years ago…
I grew up in a family of seven, and we always stayed fairly active but no one in my family actually did workouts that were “designated workouts”. I had a desire to start a workout routine when I was eighteen years old, but I didn’t know where to start. Since I had little knowledge of what was available in the workout world, I began long distance running. Running is great for some, and still has a place in my workout routine, but I discovered after several months that I was not meant to be a runner.
I began looking for other effective workout avenues. I dabbled in some weight training workouts with very little results because I didn’t even know what biceps or quads were! Finally, a friend leant me a workout DVD program, and I loved that I could have a structured, effective workout without needing to pull from my shallow well of knowledge. (I am ashamed to admit that it took me years to return the borrowed workout program…)
Next, a coworker recommended a different workout DVD, and this time I bought the workout. This exercise program was harder for me than the last, and really challenged me to stay focused. I started realizing that exercising at home was working wonders for me, and that’s when I really began to gain my own fitness foundation.
I soon figured out how to stay motivated to exercise on a regular basis. I share my tips for doing this in an article HERE.
Food Allows You To Exercise. Exercise Allows You To Do MORE.
Food and exercise go hand in hand, and that’s why I focus on both. I’m all about moderation when it comes to food. Take a look at my un-diet diet HERE. Life is too short, and food is too wonderful to focus on restrictions. Eat enough to fuel your body before exercise and to repair your muscles after exercise– those are the major responsibilities of food.
Second, I don’t like to think of exercise as a chore. It is actually proof of our body’s capabilities. The more you do, the more you will be able to do. Don’t measure your success by the scale or by the number of fat rolls. Celebrate what your body can do, and look forward to future accomplishments.
Helping Others Gain a Fitness Foundation
The purpose of my website is to help others build strength, become more confident and offer the most they can to themselves and their family! Both eating and exercise play a huge role in how we feel from day to day. The wrong diet can lead to hunger and lethargy, and the wrong workout program can lead to injury or muscle loss. As mothers, wives, employees, neighbors, and friends, we want to fulfill our life roles without health limitations or setbacks. It is important to eat and exercise in ways that make us feel alert and strong.
Disclaimer: Just like running was not the right workout for me, some of these workout routines and information may not be right for you. The information on this website is not meant to replace medical advice. Consult your physician before starting any rigorous exercise program. It’s important to consider your existing health conditions, age, disabilities, past injuries and current activity level when selecting a workout. There are so many options, and you do not have to settle for the one you know the most about, like I did.
Feel free to leave questions below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,
Thank you for sharing your fitness journey!