Name: Rebecca Carver
Child(ren) name and age: Case 17, Kai 8 mos
Where are you from: Mount Prospect
Favorite Thing/Memory about Fit4Mom: My favorite memory about Fit4Mom is my first Body Back class. When I signed up I asked Lisa if I would get my money back if I died. Not only did I not die, I began to look forward to every workout! They were always challenging but increasingly they got easier for me to do. I saw the pounds and inches come off but more importantly I have way more energy and am now loving a good work out!
Favorite Exercise: Dead Bug! I always feel like I’m cheating! I’m getting a core work out, but I’m also resting from a hard minute of cardio (like burpees!)
Favorite Mom-me time of the day: can I have two favorites?
That time right after nap when he is not quite ready to be awake and he nuzzles his face deep into my neck and he just wants me to rock him and sing to him and rub his back. I could spend a whole lifetime in those five minutes.
I also love my time in the car with my older son. That has always been the place for our good talks. Something about being stuck in the car seems to be the secret formula for a boy opening up and sharing his thoughts with his mama.
What motivates you to exercise: At first I just wanted to lose weight. Now, I KNOW I need it for my sanity!!! Body, mind, and spirit!
How has FIT4MOM changed your life? I have a mom tribe I look forward to seeing my mama friends in the mornings! And I know they ‘get’ me. I also am sooooo much stronger than I used to be and I have way more energy! Which is about to come in handy because Kai is just about to crawl any day now!
Piece of advice for new moms:
You are doing everything right!