Thank you Nicole for being our first #momofthemonth on #meetthemamas We are so excited to launch this page with one very special woman! Check back each month to meet another one of our incredible mamas.
Hometown: I grew up in Santa Rosa Valley but now I live in Moorpark.
Tell us about your family: I have been married to my husband, Blake, for 4 years now. I met him when I moved back home from college and it was pretty much love at first sight for both of us. It's true when they say opposites attract because we really are opposite in SO many ways! We have an 8 month old daughter, Victoria who we couldn't be more in love with. She really has been such an easy baby for us so far, we are so lucky!
Current/Previous Career: I am currently a Stay at Home Mama. I think it is the hardest yet most rewarding job out there! I previously worked as an Account Manager for a Home Furnishing company. (That's where I met Blake!)
What was your childhood ambition? I started riding horses when I was 3 years old so I always wanted to either own my own barn and teach kids how to ride or become a vet.
What is the furthest you have been away from home? I am not a big traveller so probably when I went to college in Massachusetts. Not only was it the farthest from home, but definitely the longest time away from my family. I always knew I would come back to Southern California and raise a family here.
How did you find Fit4Mom? My sister-in-laws, Dana Lattanzio and Erika Howell introduced me to Fit4Mom. It is so fun to be able to workout with Erika and see my nieces throughout the week. I wish Dana wasn't moving so she could be with us, too!
How has Fit4Mom impacted your life? Fit4Mom keeps me sane! I am able to get out of the house and focus on myself for an hour all while being with an amazing group of STRONG Mamas!
What's your favorite exercise? I love squats because my glutes burn SO good the next day. I also really like tricep dips because they really help with the muscle definition in my arms.
What's your proudest moment? Definitely becoming a Mother. I went through 21 hours of labor and ended up needing an emergency C-Section when delivering Victoria.
Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us: I am a big LA Kings hockey fan! Every time I go to a game, I bring a sign for one of the players, Drew Doughty #8. He has flipped 3 pucks over the glass for me during warm ups and even signed one of my signs with a little note before the game started. I've gotten on the jumbo tron a bunch of times and even made it on TV with my sign after the game!
This post is guest written by Peggy Keefe-Lopez, owner of Yippitee, a new, Austin-based children's birthday shirt company.