Tell us about yourself and your family.
I am Chrissy and I have been doing body back since my son Byron was just a few months old. He will be 2 this July! Cam, my husband is a stay-at-home dad and I work as a nurse. I was born and raised in North Seattle and moved to West Seattle (Luna park neighborhood) about 5 years ago--we love it here.
What surprised you the most once you became a mom?
Once I became a mom I was most surprised by how exhausting and time consuming it was to just make it out of the house with a newborn. I was surprised by how someone so small could suddenly have so much influence over all my daily activities.
Why did you join FIT4MOM? Why do you love it?
I joined fit4mom to get some exercise while on maternity leave. Emily ran up to me on alki while she was teaching a stroller strides class and gave me her card while I was walking by with my 3 month old. I liked her energy so I gave it a try.
I loved it almost instantly. It reminded me of my high school volleyball team, with all the giggling, funny new exercises, and sweating. I love how genuine, inspiring, hilarious and badass my fellow mommas are. I love working hard and seeing the progress being made in myself and other moms.
In addition to helping me reach my fitness goals, fit4mom has helped me treat my depression which is a huge reason why I continue body back. It makes me feel good.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? If you didn't have any obstacles, what dream would you pursue?
In 5 years I'd love to buy a house and have another baby. If I had no obstacles I suppose I would travel more, and visit my family in Michigan and Alabama.
What is your favorite go to piece of baby gear?
I'm not too big on baby gear but when shopping I take full advantage of the extra storage space underneath the stroller and I really like my "mommy hook" for hanging groceries on.
Any advice for new moms?
My advice to new moms is to join fit4mom! Really, I tell everyone about it. As for motherhood, I would say to take it a day at a time and if you're struggling just know that you're not alone and that eventually it will get easier. You are stronger than you think you are.