I am thrilled to be nominated as June Mom of the Month! I never would have thought I would be a part of a village like this. I’m so lucky!
I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Smithson Valley High School in 2008. I decided a regular collage wasn’t for me so I attended Le Cordon Bleu in Austin, Texas. Finished Summa Cum Laude in 2010. I thought I would go far in the restaurant world, but a turn in events led me to join the the Air Force in 2012. I was stationed in Las Vegas working on the F-15 fighter jets and launching them out for their missions. There I met my husband. Love at first sight. We dated for two years before saying I Do in 2015.
Shortly after, Zoey Jane made her appearance. My whole world changed! I loved being pregnant and instantly felt a deep bond with Zoey. That’s when I switched my way of living. I went all natural, organic, and researched EVERYTHING.
I separated from the Air Force, but stayed in Las Vegas until my husband’s time was up. Being away from home with a new baby was very hard. I ended up with severe anxiety and PPD. Did not exercise, only left the house for groceries. I knew it was time to go back home.
Spring of 2017 we moved back to San Antonio and bought our house in Alamo Ranch. Still dealing with PPD, I posted on my ‘San Antonio crunchy moms’ Facebook page searching for some friends. One mom in particular reached out to me and told me about the grand opening of Fit4Mom in Helotes/AlamoRanch. It took everything in me to get myself and Zoey out of the house, but I was tired of feeling mom guilt. I loved everything Fit4Mom stood for but was too stubborn to pay for anything. Come December, same mama told me about a super awesome Black Friday special Fit4Mom was having. I decided to take advantage of free classes and after about a week, I.WAS.HOOKED. My anxiety was way down and I no longer feared leaving the house. Zoey made friends and had a chance to socialize and play.
Six months into my Fit4Mom journey, I can say that I am no longer depressed and my anxiety is pretty much gone. Exercise is truly the best medicine. Not only do I feel the healthiest and the fittest I have been in my life, but I have a great village of moms who can relate to sleepless nights and the heart melting moments of our babies. Having this support circle is so important and I feel so special to be a part of it. Peace and Love y’all!