A Look Back...and a Big and Bright Look Forward
Before the New Years ball dropped, we were reminiscing about 2014 in our usual format: early morning coffee shop, half listening to one and other, half keeping our kids from causing massive destruction, all while taking "notes" on coffee stained napkins. We decided to take a look back at our very first MsFit post "Freshly Hatched," (see below). What we loved so much about it is everything we wanted to happen with Ms Fit For Society in 2014... actually did happen! Especially Alisa rocking some short shorts.. whoohooo!!
I think one of the things we are most proud of is the success of our two big Ms Fit Events in 2014. Our two events raised over $50,000 in sales with a nice portion of that going to the American Heart and American Stroke Association!
Ms Fit has become something much bigger than we ever thought it would be when we sat down to write our very first post. A big part of our success is due to all of you, your encouragement, your sharing with us, your helping us inspire through your features and support and suggestions! Our sincerest thank you! Another piece of this, when we started a year ago, the bond between fitness and fashion was just catching on... now the two are inseparable, just look through the pages of any fashion magazine.
We are filled with excitement and anticipation for what 2015 will bring, whom we will get to feature, and how many new amazing Ms Fits we will meet. We have some big plans and we are going to be working our butts off to see 2015 be even bigger and brighter!
Read our "Freshly Hatched" article below...
Here's to a fit and extremely fabulous 2015!
FRESHLY HATCHED Posted March, 2014
So now that I have your undivided attention, I wanted to announce some breaking news to you guys. I am super excited about the new addition to my life, it's still early on, but I just couldn't wait to tell everyone that I am.... launching a new venture in fashion!!! Oh, did you think it was something else? I'm still trying to get my pre-preggo body back... that is definitely not in the cards for me right now.
Which brings me to this venture... Before I had LL, I had no clue, not even a fascination of how hard it is to bounce back, drop all the baby weight and feel 100% normal (body wise... brain wise, I'm still working on it). I think it took me about 14 months to get back to my exact weight before getting pregnant which is understandable, but much too long for me. It was too long to wait to fit into all of my skin tight dresses, it took too long to see my cellulite disappear for my short shorts and silk pants, too long to tone up my legs and ass to even fathom sporting a bikini, never mind my poor 5 inch heels that suffered the brunt of it supporting my overweight ass. You get the [overweight] picture.
This time around, I'm not messing around, especially with spring right around the corner. One of my favorite days of the year is when I spend hours taking out all of my spring and summer clothing out of storage (which I conveniently and cruelly labeled "skinny bitch clothes"), and I just know that I won't be able to mentally handle not fitting into everything again.
Luckily, I have my best friend, my partner in crime and my greatest motivator in my arsenal this time around. I bestow an enormous token of gratitude to the ex-196-pounder Jessica Diaz, into kicking my ass into full gear and helping me to drop almost all of my baby #2 weight. As a professional barre instructor, she challenged me to take one of her barre classes and I was immediately obsessed. If you've never done barre, you should. That's all I have to say. Combine ballet + pilates + embarrassing leg shaking + can't move the next 3 days, that = how you get your body back.
And now you ask about this new venture that I was so excited to tell you about... Jessica and I always talk about the affects of how both of our professions profoundly increase our clients' self confidence, sex appeal and energy level, not to mention how it opens their eyes to new possibilities in fashion trends and risk taking. Putting the obvious aside, we thought about how amazingly well fitness and fashion go together, and more so than anyone really likes to talk about. Our new baby is this venture together; bringing our clients, readers, mamas, instagram and Facebook followers all of the greatest and newest in what fitness and fashion have to challenge us with every season.
My short shorts have nothing on me this year because I've been doing my barre squats, along with my seat work. I've resurrected my crop tops and stocked up on some new ones (can you have too many?) because I've been doing my core work and planks (cheated a few times, for sure), and I have confidence that my booty will be as close to bootilicious as the had-two-babies excuse can allow by summer because I've been painstakingly doing my legs lifts with a ball, with a strap, with weights and with every last ounce of energy I have!
We've starting slowly, as every new project does, but hope that you guys love what we have to say and share and hopefully together we can change and inspire even more mamas out there that think that their temple of a body went out with the bag full of dirty diapers.
Ms. Fit for Society
Born: 2014 Weight: touchy subject Height: the top of the world
Both mamas and baby are healthy and doing just great!
Whether you're a new mama or someone craving a boost of motivation for the new year, we really hope that we can inspire you with not just how you see yourself on the outside, but more importantly how you feel on the inside. For some it's bouncing back after baby, or motivation to run a marathon, maybe even take on that career they've always wanted, or travel to a far off land, perhaps it's writing a book or getting back in the dating scene and finding their one true love. Whatever it may be, to each his own, leave all judgements on the table and just go out and do it... and maybe we'll even be lucky enough to hear about it from you!
Ms Fit For Society