Faye's Story

Faye's Story

Hi again,

So, I guess I should explain a little bit about myself.

I am your run of the mill nearly-fifty year old mum of five. I have been married once, divorced, now in a de facto relationship. I have worked in several mediocre jobs (and still do), and some not so mediocre. I rent a mediocre home and drive a mediocre car.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m an average person just like you.

But, let’s think about that for a minute…average.

What should average be?

Is average a nine to five job? Married with two point five kids? Is average watching your kids play sport but not actually playing yourself? Is average driving to your corner store even though it’s only four blocks away?

What should an average mum, wife, dad, husband, brother, sister, daughter, son, be physically capable of.

This is the question that has always lingered in the back of my mind, in that space where we store the “what ifs?” and “could I’s?”.

We live in an age where everything is instantaneous, convenient, and devoid of physical exertion. We have remote controls, automatic washing machines, food processors, and cars that drive themselves.

We have creepy crawlies that clean pools we rarely go in, dishwashers that clean plates we’ve eaten too much off, and apps that tell us when we should watch where we’re going.

So, has all of this convenience come at the price of our physical ability, our fitness levels? Has the “average” person gradually slipped into an accepted state of inactivity?

At what point did being unfit become normal?

Ask yourself, if someone asked you to spend a Sunday hiking through the mountains, would you go? Could you? And if not, ask yourself why.

Somewhere along the way we have lost our natural fitness. It has been forgotten, thought unneeded, and often deemed as an exclusive activity to “fanatics”.

I would love to see fitness become the norm. To see everyone active on a daily basis, living life to the fullest.

That’s why active wear should be part of everyone’s wardrobe. Not just reserved for fitness models and elite athletes. They are the clothes that you wear when you’re active. And being active should be everyone’s norm.

Faye C 💕

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