This month we're honoring Jamie, a busy mama of two kiddos under 2! Her peppy personality and welcoming smile have helped spread our positive vibe all around the Eastside. Jamie, thank you for being YOU!
Where are you originally from?
I am originally from the Southern California area known as "The Valley". We moved here five years ago and I'm never going back, although this winter had me thinking about it just a bit.
When did you join FIT4MOM?
I joined in May 2016.
What classes do you attend?
I attend Stroller Strides, just finished up Run Club, and I'm starting Body Back in July - I'm so excited!
Who is your workout buddy and their age?
Ava is 2 and Aiden is 5 months.
What is your favorite thing about FIT4MOM?
I love that I get a challenging and motivating workout with great instructors all while teaching my kids about being active. I love watching my daughter pick up my bands and do bicep curls! They are watching!
How has FIT4MOM changed your lifestyle choices?
After Ava came into my life, I never made working out a priority for myself. I am so much more active now that I am part of the FIT4MOM Village - I am carving time out for me, which helps my family because I'm a stronger, healthier, and happier mom and wife.
What is your current job? Or what did you do before staying at home (if you don’t currently work outside the home)?
I just recently joined the Stay At Home Mom club, but prior to having Aiden, I sold auto, home, commercial and life insurance for 17 years.
Share your thoughts on the concept of “it takes a village” – is it important for moms to join a village?
This parenting gig is the hardest job I've ever had. Being part of an amazing mom village, like the FIT4MOM community, makes it a lot less lonely, and a lot more fun. I can chat with other moms who are also in the thick of it and ask them their opinions/advice. I can have a hard day with my littles and get big hugs and hear "You Got This Mama!" I have support in this community which helps me raise amazing human beings.
What is your favorite beverage?
Red wine - Syrah varietal.
What is your favorite dessert?
Frozen yogurt with granola, almonds, and white chocolate chips.
You are given 4 hours of FREE babysitting. What would you do?
Dust off my SCUBA gear and go diving!!
What is your ultimate child-free vacation destination?
Maldives - before they disappear!!!
How has becoming a mother changed you?
I worry WAY more than I ever used to. LOL. But that is because I have this infinite amount of love for my kids and their needs are my absolute #1 priority.
I am happiest when...
I am snuggling with my fed, rested, and clean children .