Rewind to Summer 2015. I'm working as Construction Engineer of a Kansas DOT office, constantly stressed as I command scores of workers and sign off on checks for million dollar projects. My husband worked an even more stressful job as an Army officer. Having fulfilled his commitment and needing a change from what both of us were doing, we left Kansas when I was 6 months pregnant with our daughter, Mila, and moved to Indiana for a new start.
I showed up to FIT4MOM at 2 weeks postpartum, to quite a bit of shock and confusion. I told them if all they let me do was walk, then that's all I would do, but I was bored and clueless at the whole raising a child thing (I had never even babysat before). I really enjoyed the exercise and especially the people. I would stay for an hour after class just chatting with the moms and letting Mila play with the other kids.
About 3 months into my membership, we had a Get Fit Challenge and I took full advantage of it. I've always had high cholesterol and knew I needed to revamp my diet. It's difficult to find the motivation when you're married to someone blessed with a speedy metabolism who hates vegetables. I may have only gotten my points for vegetable eating once, but that was the hurdle I needed to get me going on the right path. Here I am, lighter than my pre-pregnancy weight and finally have my cholesterol in check, because I got the support and motivation I needed from my fellow fit mamas. As an instructor, I hope to offer clients the support they need to meet their fitness goals and the resources they need to (possibly start and) maintain a healthier lifestyle.
So come for yourself, come for your kids, come for the support and advice, and come for the fun!
Stroller Strides and Fit4Baby Certified
Pre and Postnatal Exercise Certified
ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor