First Name: Gena
Children: Emma, 2 and Owen 6 weeks
Your Preferred Form of Exercise: Running and HIIT
Health and Fitness Accomplishment you are Proud of since becoming a mom or when you were a mom-to-be: Since becoming a mother I am so proud of my fitness accomplishments! With hard work and dedication I got myself back into shape and gained all of my energy back which is a MUST with an active 2 year old and a newborn! Now that my two year old has been watching me workout and start to get back into shape again since my recent pregnancy, she is starting to workout with me. We do mommy and me fitness hour. Whether it’s lifting weights downstairs or doing some type of crazy fun run outside, she enjoys it! She’s going to be an athlete just like her mommy. Another accomplishment I had after my first pregnancy was that I landed on a fitness reality show called Broken Skull Challenge which is a show that has top elite athletes competing against each other for $10,000. I was so proud to get picked to be on the show especially since I was out of the workout loop for almost a year and a half due to my first born being in the NICU for 9 1/2 months. So getting back into shape and being able to have the experience of being on the “toughest show in America” was a great honor!
Advice for other moms or moms-to-be: Never ever say “I can’t” because YOU CAN! Anything that you put your mind to you can do. Just because you “can’t” run a marathon today doesn’t mean you won’t be able to run a marathon ever. You just have to work up to it by doing a little but everyday and you will get there, I promise!!! There is always time if you make the time. Even if it’s just 5 minutes there is time! Grab you baby hold them and if you need to do some squats do them! Your baby will love you going up and down with them! Great for you and good for the baby. Dont get so caught up in “the perfect body.” Perfect defines you! As a mom of 2 with two c sections I know I’ll have my mom skin and stretch marks but I don’t care! I earned them and I have two beautiful babies who are my world! As long as you are healthy,happy, confident, and feeling great it will have such a positive effect on your children!!
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