We are having a little bit of a #transformationtuesday here today. Mom vs. Marathon has a magical new name! Mom vs. Marathon is now DIS FitLife!
Dis (see what I did there?) whole new name thing has been difficult to do. First, I chickened out. I got scared and changed my mind about renaming the site. But then I got brave and decided to just move forward—the old name doesn’t fit anymore and why should I keep wearing things that are too small for me? After that, my husband Jamey—who will be more active here—and I went through a couple other names first before choosing DIS FitLife and he worked his magic to make the change.
Why DIS FitLife?
When we first started looking for a new name, we quickly realized all the obvious names were taken. Something with MVM would’ve made the most sense; just shortening Mom vs. Marathon to MVM and adding fitness or training or something like that to the end. But those are already being used.
So we had to come up with something completely new. We wanted it to be broad enough that it could change with us as we changed fitness interests. We both love lifting right now, but who knows? Maybe we’ll be super into tap dance in a couple of years.
So what is DIS?
DIS was actually inspired by Dis, as in Disney. We are big Disney fans around here. I, especially, have a soft spot for Walt. A lot of it has to do with the fact that he reminds me very much of my grandfather. I think it was the happy disposition and the mustache. As it turns out, today is Walt Disney’s birthday. Do you believe in signs?
But I also love Walt’s story. He had a dream and he followed it up with a lot of risks and hard work. There was no plan about what or how to do what he wanted to do. He tried. He failed. He kept trying.
And that’s how health and fitness is. Everybody’s always trying to sell a plan like there’s some specific road to wellness. But there isn’t. Sure, the knowledge you get from a fitness or nutrition plan can certainly help you. But, if you want to change your body forever or create a healthier lifestyle that lasts, you have to adjust the plan and discover what works for you. You have to try and fail. Try and fail. Until you succeed. Then you have to do the work to get to your goal.
What does DIS stand for?
The other part of this name change is that we just wanted to reach more people who are interested in creating a fit and healthy lifestyle. But we didn’t want “Dis” to be so literal—as in Disney. We decided we wanted DIS to be an acronym instead. But we’re really have a tough time deciding what DIS stands for. Here are a few of our ideas:
- Discover Inner Strength
- Dude, I’m Strong
- Dude, I’m Sweaty
- Do Inspirational Sh*t
- Dedication Inspiration Success
We decided against those, although I really like Dude, I’m Sweaty. My favorite one, however, is Dedication Imperfection Success. That has been my story. And Jamey’s story, too.
Dedication Imperfection Success
What does DIS mean?
- Dedication: Stay the course. Dedicate yourself to getting healthy and fit. Be consistent.
- Imperfection: You’re going to mess up. You’re going to fall off the wagon. You’re going to fail and have to find another way. But at least you’re doing something! Imperfection is the key to moving forward in pretty much everything in life.
- Success: If you stay the course and if you aren’t afraid to mess up, you will find success. I guarantee it.
Of course all my social media handles will be changing, too, today or very soon after today from @momvsmarathon to:
- Facebook: @disfitlife
- Twitter: @disfitlife
- Instagram: @disfitlife_com
I hope you’ll join us on this new and exciting journey!