Confessions From A Personal Trainer: I love “adulting”

True Confession Tuesday:

Confession: Being an adult has become a verb “adulting” and I like it.

If you are on any social media website you probably have read a status that says“I’m done adulting for today.” Or “I had to adult today” Or “I can’t stand adulting anymore” 

Most of the time it is being used as a negative. It’s such a drag to have to adult.

But I find “adulting” to be awesome. Because if I weren’t adulting, I would be more like a child and I would need:

  • My diaper changed
  • My food mashed into an almost liquid form and spoon fed to me
  • Constant supervision

If I were a child, I would be reliant on others to:

  • Pick me up, put me in a car seat, and buckle me in
  • Make all decisions for me
  • Plan baby-sitters and care takers

Sure, there are a few perks:

  • Scheduled naps
  • Lots of play time and book reading
  • Constant love and affection

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Personally, I would rather “adult” and have control over my decisions, my actions, and life. *You can always schedule a nap, take some play time, read a book, and create love and affection in your life. 

But let’s be honest – adulting can be hard. Paying bills, keeping up a house, raising children, having a job, working out, eating healthy food, saving money, trying to get enough sleep and on and on and on is HARD.


But what I have finally learned is that “adulting” = FREEDOM AND CONTROL. 


When I left my job of 9 years I realized that what I had been craving in my life was freedom. The ability to make my own decisions, when I wanted to, how I wanted to and to feel totally in control of my life.

Lately, “adulting” has been going to my business meeting, networking with other professionals, thinking critically about how I want my business to grow and creating a picture of my future life that I am going to create.

It has been incredibly empowering (and scary). 


Do you find “adulting” to be empowering or frustrating and hard?

I challenge you to think about your attitude. Every decision you make is yours. 

  • If you hate your job – you can choose to take a different path.
  • If you are unhappy with your weight – you can choose to walk every day.
  • If you feel sick because you eat horrible food – you can eat a vegetable.
  • If you don’t have enough money – you can work another job or get creative with budgeting or selling.
  • If you are really stressed out – you can take 5 minutes to deeply breathe.
  • If you feel disconnected – you can reach out to an friend, family, co-worker, or new friend.
  • If you feel stuck in a rut – you can try a new hobby.

“Adulting” involves being responsible for all the decisions you make. You have the freedom and the control and the choice to make different decisions that lead you down a different road.


So I hope today you can “ADULT” and feel awesome about it!! Your life is yours. 



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  1. Abby Holm on July 19, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Love this post Zo!!! I needed it today!!

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