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January 2017 MOM- Motivating Mom of the Month

We are so excited to announce our MOM (Motivating Mom of the Month) for January 2017! 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 Ginny Meyerhuber!

"I am so impressed by Ginny's intensity! You can see when Ginny lights a fire under herself and really goes for it. So awesome! She brings that same intensity to loving and nurturing her family." ~Instructor Claire

"I love how Ginny challenges herself by making fitness goals that go outside her natural comfort zone. Watching her push herself to new levels is inspiring ." ~Instructor Ashley

"Ginny is strong and sensitive at the same time. She never gives up and always tries her hardest at workouts. Comes to class on a regular basis, always ready to sweat! Ginny is dedicated to her new passion - running! And she is fun to hang out with after class !" ~Instructor Ewa

We asked Ginny 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?

My family includes me, my husband Dan, and our two daughters, Meredith (4 next month) and Charlotte, who is 19 months.

2. What is/was your career?

I have been a nurse for 15 years, but left the profession after the Navy sent us to California and Meredith was born. I miss it, and look forward to returning to it very soon.

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

I joined FIT4MOM Montgomery County in July of 2015, shortly after we moved here from Oceanside, California. I was a member in Oceanside, where I had been a member since 2014. FIT4MOM has given me the strength to face each day head-on. Working out is my happy place, and after my workout is done, I feel like I can accomplish anything the day throws at me. Being surrounded by like-minded moms who enjoy fitness and leading a healthy lifestyle has also inspired me to set and achieve goals I didn't think possible. I am a better person because I joined FIT4MOM, and I honestly don't know how I could've gotten through these first years of motherhood without it. It has been a constant presence in my life since being a military family keeps us far from our families.

4. What is your favorite class exercise?

My favorite strides exercise is running, especially outside on hills or stairs.

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

Something that has surprised me about motherhood is how challenging it is. I never knew how hard it would be to raise two little humans while simultaneously taking care of me! I constantly have to remind myself that I am a priority as well. I'm getting better at this as the girls get older.

6. List 3 of your favorite things:

Three of my favorite things are warm weather, hot coffee, and great athletic wear!

7. What is your proudest mommy moment so far?

Proudest mommy moment so far has been the combination of losing nearly 40 pounds over the last year, running my first 10K ​& 15K, and signing up for my first 1/2 marathon in March.

8. Any advice for other moms out there?

Don't forget about YOU. Since I learned to carve out some time for myself each week, I am a better mom.

Thank you, Ginny, for being such a valuable part of Our Village here at FIT4MOM Montgomery County! We truly appreciate you & the positive energy you bring to class and Our Village!

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

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