Introducing Our March Mom of the Month:
Children Names and Ages: Wesley - 2.5 years; James (JJ) - 6 months
Where are you from: The Chicago suburbs, but I've lived in the city since graduating from undergrad
Favorite Thing/Memory about Fit4Mom: My favorite thing is the community Fit4Mom provides; I have loved getting to know other moms in the Fit4Mom village and am always amazed at how supportive everyone is of one another.
Favorite Exercise: Pushups
Favorite Mom-me time of the day: After both kids fall asleep and I can spend some time relaxing, catching up with my husband, or getting things done that are almost impossible to do with a toddler and baby vying for my attention.
What motivates you to exercise: My biggest motivators are that I want to be healthy and strong so I can be there for my family and I want set a positive example of a healthy lifestyle for them. Working out also always makes me feel better and more energized; it is a great stress reliever and helps me center myself.
Piece of advice for new moms: Do whatever works for your family and try not to be hard on yourself. Every baby and family are different, and all the conflicting expert opinions and advice from others can be overwhelming. My husband and I heard the saying "read the baby, not the book" when our first son was little; it really resonated with us and has since become our parenting mantra :).