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December's MOM - Motivating Mom of the Month

Well it sure is cutting it close for this month, but regardless we are so excited to announce our MOM (Motivating Mom of the Month) for December! Each month we will take a moment to honor one of our local FIT4MOM Montgomery County Moms for her efforts to lead a healthy lifestyle and for her dedication to the program. This month we honor Crimea Turner.

Crimea is one inspiring mama! She comes to class with a smile on her face, and boy does she know how to WORK for the hour she's there! She can multitask like nobody's business - and she's so calm with all three kiddos in tow. Thank you, Crimea, for inspiring me and the other moms in Our Village! ~Heather

We asked Crimea a few questions so we can all get to know her better, and here is what she had to say:

1. Who are the members of your family?

Myself, David, Brooklyn, Leilani, and Rockey

2. What is/was your career?

My career currently is ABA Therapist; I’m finishing up my masters to be a licensed Board certified applied behavioral analyst. Before I started this I was working in daycare.

3. How long have you been a member of FIT4MOM Montgomery County, and what has it done for you?

I’ve been a member of FIT4MOM since last May and it has really given me a voice in my community. I’m originally from Chicago so moving here I did not have any friends or family. I found mother support and great friends who I can relate to and enjoy! It has also gotten me back into working out, I used to run track and run almost every day but after having 3 children exercise was taking a backseat. FIT4MOM really gave me my confidence again to be in the best shape I can be.

4. What is your favorite class exercise?

My favorite stride exercise would have to be burpees, I never did many of these before joining Stroller Strides. I love how they work your whole body in just one exercise.

5. What is something that has surprised you about motherhood?

There are two things that have surprised me about motherhood, the first is the lack of sleep you get and how it changes you forever!! The second is the amount of love and joy you get from having children and spending time with them every day, such a rewarding feeling.

6. List 3 of your favorite things:

  • Food is by far the first, I LOVE to eat!!
  • Shopping is definitely the second because I could shop all day (kid free). :)
  • Running is my third, I love the way I feel after a great run!

7. What your proudest mommy moment so far?

My proudest mommy moment so far was having Brooklyn (my oldest) tell me she wants to be just like me. This was SO special to hear because often I’m always questioning if I’m doing things right and being the best mommy I can be. Hearing those words from her really puts the icing on the cake to know I’m doing a great job and honored to be her mommy.

8. Any advice for other moms out there?

My advice for other moms, is to remember to keep living and enjoying life. There is no perfect person or mother out there, enjoy your children in every moment! Being patient is key try not to rush the little moments.

Thank you, Crimea, for being such a valuable part of Our Village here at FIT4MOM Montgomery County! We truly appreciate you!

Check back to see who our MOM will be in January!

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