I acknowledge that my children are many things. They are a joy, a wonder, a challenge, a mystery, smelly, messy, my world, and my top priority.
They are not an excuse.
I acknowledge that I am a happier, healthier, more energetic person when I spend quality time boosting my heart rate and kicking up some endorphins.
I acknowledge that being happy, healthy, and energetic makes me a better mommy.
I acknowledge that the dishes, the laundry, the weeds in the garden, and the Real Housewives aren't going anywhere. They will all still be there after a good 30-60 minute sweat-fest.
I acknowledge that I want to raise health-conscious, disciplined, competent and ambitious individuals and they will need role models.
I pledge that I will find a way to be that role model.