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Welcome Wendy!

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Do you ever look in the mirror and say to yourself, “How did I get here? How did I let myself go SO much? Who is that person facing back at me? Because she sure isn’t the same person I was looking at 10 years ago…” 

Guess what? That IS me. I have to get reacquainted with this person in the mirror. More importantly, I need to whip her butt into shape because my 10-years-ago self is screaming, “WTF! I’m still here!”

I know at some point or another, we all have questioned, ridiculed, yelled at ourselves. Admittedly, I probably do this at least 4 times a day. 1. In the morning while brushing my teeth. 2. In my car while touching up my no makeup, mess of hair pre-gym look. 3. After my shower, towel-clad and dreading the thought of someone seeing me. 4. And back to the PM teeth brushing. AT LEAST FOUR TIMES. Every day. Yet every day, we seem to do the same things. Over and over and over. How are we working towards change? How are we working to get back that 10-years-ago self? 

Well, before all else, my attitude while judging that reflection must change. Remember my self-worth and self-power. Remember this: “If you look past the mirror, you’re looking too far.” 

My name is Wendy Lee Capurso. I’m 36 years young, New England born, living in Tennessee. Job: Stay-at-home Mama. My daughter Faviana is 19 months going on 15 years (seriously she’s growing too fast). Husband of 3 years, going on what feels like 30 (love you, Craig). 2 LBDs (little black dogs).

Physchology major in college, medical device sales rep post-college. (P.S. Psych studies stilll relevant and kicking – my girlfriends come to ME for therapy!)

Fitness. I’ve been around the sport and industry since 2003 and in love since Day 1. I competed NPC Bikini 2009 to 2011. After a wicked battle with hypothyroidism and anemia, I needed to give my body a break. It’s been quite the rollercoaster since.

Since having my daughter in September 2015, I’ve decided to pursue fitness again. It’s in my blood. I haven’t achieved the level I know I can – so amongst the many, many, many, start overs I have had, this is my FINAL one. I’ve started over. Parenthood has taught me the importance of setting an example for my children. I am the first woman to whom they will compare every other woman. Isn’t that an awesome responsibility? I need to be a mother – a woman – that makes them proud. I need to make me proud.

My blog is my place for sharing my more personal thoughts about fitness and parenting.  I’m here because in spite of my struggles and setbacks, I still refuse to give up. Sure, a pint of ice cream fixes a few things here and there. But that’s not who I represent. I’m here to share my stories of failure and journey back to fitness – to self success. Why? So that you – reading my words right now – know that you are not alone. I am here. We are here. We are the voice in your head that understands what you may be going through when no one else does. The Mommy’s Corner is here to help in any way, for any journey, because collectively, we have experience, knowledge, and love to share.

I can’t wait to share with all of you and hear what YOU have to say. Stay tuned and thank you so much for joining me! 

Wendy Capurso