MommyFit 2011 Finalists
MommyFit 2011 has officially began. Here are the top 5 ladies that made the cut and are going to be spending the next 8 weeks shedding the pounds to reveal their leaner, confident selves. Total Body Revolution will guide them through the workouts, providing nutritional meal plans and emotional support along the way. We will mourn with them as they go through sugar withdrawal and cheer them on as they tackle their bulge with squats. Follow their progress on twitter and here on Urbanmommies.com.
Jackie Mandzac I’m a Mommy of two gorgeous and extremely busy boys aged 2 and 4. It’s the best time and yet, the craziest time of my life. I work full time with a commute that most people shake their heads at and once I’ve taken care of the family, the pets and our home, there is precious little time for me. I decided that this year I’d take make some changes and discover who I am – follow my creative bliss, make healthy choices and learn more about the woman in the mirror before we become perfect strangers. (OK.. and getting back enough energy to run after the aforementioned kids is also top of the list – being realistic I know my sanity depends on it!) This contest couldn’t have come at a better time as it encompasses everything I wished for in my life – the chance to get healthy (and set that good example for my children) and to do some good self-reflection. It’s like my fairy godmother waved her wand and granted my wish – only with a twist – she wants me to actually work for it. I’ve heard it said the best things are the ones you put your heart and soul into. I intend to do just that. Follow me on twitter @rjdoghouse
Kirsten Sikora I am new, very new 7 month old Mother; by this I mean I am the mother of a beautiful 7 month old baby boy and though I had lived almost 30 years before he came along I am now learning and growing almost as much as he is. Part of this is glorious, I have never in all my life experienced so many moments of such pure love, nor did I understand the beauty in such small simple things before the Tiger cub came into my life. Part of this is also scary and uncertain, as the learning curve is steep and the landscape of my life completely different from what I knew it to be. I guess the latter is why I need this contest right now, while I feel confident about the mother I am becoming, I feel a little less confident about chubby woman I have also become. This is an opportunity to view my body and my life as a lump of clay that I can sculpt into something I want.
Chrystal Nelson I am the overweight, tired momma of a very energetic 3 ½ year old boy! I was always the fat kid in school, and was forever getting teased about my weight. I am NOT going to let that happen to my son! I want to be a positive role model for him, and teach him to make good choices that will allow him to be a fit, healthy child with the energy & stamina to be able to do all the fun things that I missed out on as a kid because of my weight. I want to be able to take him hiking, skiing, rock climbing, scuba diving, running… all the things I either couldn’t physically do or was embarrassed to do because of my size. I have a wonderfully supportive fiancé Greg, who has been my rock since we met almost 16 years ago. I have decided that 2011 is MY year to become the fit, happy, energetic Hot Momma I am meant to be…but I need some help, so that is why I signed up for this amazing contest, and I am beyond excited to have this great opportunity! Follow me on twitter @chrysnel
Caroline Alaire I am the proud mom of a beautiful 18 month-old girl. I feel very lucky to have such a wonderful husband and daughter. I am a cartoon animator and I love the fact that making cartoons is my career because they make people laugh, especially me. I also enjoy the outdoors a lot, entertaining, cooking and being creative in many different ways. I decided to participate in the Mommyfit 2011 contest because I need a good kick in the butt to get active again. I want to get back in the shape I use to be about 8 years ago, when I was 30 lb lighter and I had much more energy. I am doing this for myself and my family because I want to keep hiking and skiing and enjoying all sorts of sports with them until I am very old. I don’t want to be the one behind who can’t keep up, I want to be the one leading who’s in the best shape. I also want set a good example for my daughter and be active with her and my husband and hopefully with baby #2 one day! Follow me on twitter @CarolineAlarie
Felicia Dewar I am a single mom of two beautiful boys. I am both thrilled and extremely nervous to be a Mommy Fit 2011 Finalist. Over the next eight weeks I will commit myself to a “Total Body Revolution” – more commitment than I have shown in my 29+ years! (Well other than the commitment to be a great mommy to my kidlets.) Little Monster is four years old and definitely embodies the “say what you are thinking while you are thinking it” mentality. Sensory issues plague him and his Momma on a daily basis – why are all winter jackets made with a fleece-like lining??! Big Monster is nine years old going on sixteen. The technology lover, he definitely takes after his Mom! Full-time work in Sales and Marketing keeps me busy during the weekdays, kidlets and an active Social Media life keeps me busy the rest of the time! Entering the Urban Mommies Mommy Fit 2011 contest was my way to force myself to take the opportunity for personal growth, conquer my fear of failure and in all honesty, begin the life changing healthy direction I want for myself and ultimately my family! Please follow my journey on Twitter @FeliciaDewar.
Hashtag for the contest: #Mommyfit2011