We are so excited to announce our MOM (Motivating Mom of the Month) for August! Each month we will take a moment to honor one of our local FIT4MOM LSBWK NoVa Moms for her efforts to lead a healthy lifestyle and for her dedication to the program. This month we honor Kate Volpe from our Springfield village!
“Kate joined us for the first session of Body Back in Kingstowne. She is one dedicated Momma. If she is coming to class for one-hour, I know she will give it her all. Kate embraced nutritional changes and carried them through to her family’s plates. She is a true role model and inspiration!”
~Barb A., Body Back Instructor
We asked Kate 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 husband Wilson, my son Blake (3.5), my daughter Tessa (18 months), and our dog, California.
2. What is/was your career?
I'm the Practice Manager for my husband's dental office, Sonrisas and Smiles Dental Care in Springfield. My husband wanted to open his own practice to be able to take the time to meet with patients and talk with them about their concerns, and he said he couldn't do it without me to manage the business and marketing side. We love seeing patients from age 1 - 100 every day!
3. How long have you been a member of FIT4MOM Lorton-Springfield-Burke-Woodbridge~Kingstowne, and what has it done for you?
I joined over a year ago - as soon as I got cleared for exercise after having Tessa. I love it! I've made a wonderful group of mom friends and love that I can exercise with my kids.
4. What is your favorite class exercise?
The wall sit when we sing "If you're happy and you know it" and it seems to echo throughout Springfield Town Center.
5. What is one of your current wellness goals?
To lose more weight and establish better eating habits by doing a second session of Body Back.
6. What is something that has surprised you about motherhood?
How emotionally rewarding and draining it can be at the same time.
7. List 3 of your favorite things.
Traveling, Photography and making albums, and Chocolate
8. What is your proudest mommy moment so far?
How I taught my son that when we need to give him medicine or go to the doctor for exams, that he doesn't have a choice in what we do, but he can choose whether we do it the easy way (with him cooperating) or the hard way (where I have to hold his arms down and force it). Now I ask him if he wants the easy way or hard way and he always asks for the easy way.
9. Any advice for other moms out there?
Don't get caught up in "mom guilt" and do what's best for you and your family, not what other people say you should do.
Kate, we are so excited to be able to support you on your wellness journey and love how you have incorporated what you have learned with your family. We love the progress you have made so far and can’t wait to see where you go next!
Check back to see who our MOM will be in September 2017!
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