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Mom of the Month- July

Sarah doesn't stop- she is a mama to three sweet little kiddos, works out at Stroller Strides {pushing three kids} and attends Body Back! She is transforming her life and setting a fantastic example for her three kids. Let's hear more from Sarah!

Tell us more about yourself!

I am a veterinarian turned stay at home mom. My husband, David, and I have three children- Emma (5), Conrad (2), and Woods (6 months). We have two dog babies- Wrigley and Cassidy. I have held a deep love for animals and children since I was a little girl, so I feel I have the best of both worlds. I enjoy being able to spend my days with my children but I hope to get back to saving animals one day down the road.

What do you like most about being a mom?

I adore being a mom! I find myself looking at my children’s little hands and feet and thinking, "I helped create this little being". It’s not short of a miracle when you consider the very beginnings of their existence! Snuggles with my babies are pretty cool too!

Why do you stick with FIT4MOM as your workout program?

I stick with Fit4Mom because it’s an amazing program. I joined Stroller Strides just over two years ago after Conrad was born. I was 3.5 weeks post-partum (a little early, I know) with my second child. I needed to get out and get moving and I stumbled upon this program. What an idea! To be able to work out with my children as well as with some of the most encouraging and supportive women I’ve ever met, and to not have to get a babysitter? I call that a win-win!

What would you tell a first time mom to encourage them to take time for them?

It is so incredibly important to take time for you! You cannot be the best mom, wife, or friend that you can be if you don’t take care of yourself! I never knew how deprived I was on “me time” until after I had my third child. My personal space had almost completely vanished. Starting the Body Back program was great for me physically, but it did wonders for me mentally. The meditation at the end of class allowed me to leave in peace and made me mentally stronger and ready to take on the battles that awaited me when I returned home.

Any funny stories mom stories?

My son, Conrad, had just turned two and he was beginning to learn the concept of free will. David and I could no longer keep him in his crib. He began terrorizing his room every day at naptime as well as at night, pulling all the clothes out of his drawers and closet, throwing diapers all over the room, opening the wipes container and throwing them everywhere. I went up to check on him at the end of “naptime” one day and I found him sitting on the floor covered from head to toe in poop. He had taken his diaper off and had covered himself, his carpet, his wall, and his door in human feces. I told the story at Stroller Strides the next day and I was greeted with comments about how _______ (rhymes with pretty) my day must have been!