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Meet Nydia - March's MOM of the Month!

Name: Nydia

Child(ren) name and age: Liliana, 21 months

Where are you from: Chicago, IL

Favorite Thing/Memory about Fit4Mom: Looking at the (let's call them "eccentric") outfits in the windows of the shops at Lincolnwood Towncenter during indoor Stroller Strides.

Favorite Exercise: Glute bridges, I believe in building a booty!

Favorite Mom-me time of the day: If this is "me time": My husband watches our daughter eat her dinner while I work out in the evening. We still haven't mastered family dinners...one day!

If this is "mommy & me time": Lili learned to say "buenas noches/goodnight" when we put her down and it's so sweet!

What motivates you to exercise: I had gestational diabetes during pregnancy and I'm NOT getting Type II diabetes if I can help it! My daughter needs her Mama healthy!

How has FIT4MOM changed your life? It's helped me find time for exercise and include my daughter. I love that she watches me exercise once a week to set an example of being active and healthy. When I first heard of Fit4Mom I was nervous I would NOT fit in, but I found such a great group of moms who just want to live a healthy life!

Piece of advice for new moms: Don't put off exercising, it'll make you feel so great! I lived in fear of hurting my milk supply, spent a year sedentary, and gained weight - almost reaching my full term pregnant weight. Even just a walk around the block helped me feel great once I got motivated!