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Mom of the Month - Heidi Hargis

Meet Heidi, our December Mom of the Month! Heidi is Mama to Sadie (4), Virginia (2) and Lucy (3m) and wifey to Dave. Heidi has been a loyal and longtime F4MLou member since 2016 and has completed almost all of our programs- Fit4baby, Strides, Boost and Body Well. In addition, she and her hubby are currently attending the very first couples Holiday Mini and are rocking it! In addition to being an amazing mom Heidi is a Chief Compliance Officer at a financial planning firm.

Heidi, we are so lucky to have been able to get to know you and your family throughout the years. THANK YOU for being a part of our village and for your continued love and support! We love you, mama! xoxo

Hometown: Wheeling, WV until I was 11, then Greenwood, IN

Tell us about your family. Married to Dave for 8 years, Sadie (4), Virginia (2), Lucy (3 mo)

Current/Previous career. Chief Compliance Officer for a financial planning firm

What was your childhood ambition? To move to France and be a chef.

What does motherhood mean to you? I always wanted to be a mom, but experiencing it is different than what anyone could expect. It's wanting a minute alone, but then missing them so intensely when you're gone. It's feeling so much pressure to make all the right decisions, but realizing you can't make choices for them.

What is the furthest you have been away from home? I visited my sister in Fiji when she was stationed there with the Peace Corps.

How did you find FIT4MOM? A friend told me about it when my oldest was 1 month old. It took until she was 5 months for me to build my courage enough to go to Strides.

How has FIT4MOM changed your life? Fit4mom has given me my village. We moved here knowing no one. It's difficult to raise a family without your own around, but this "workout group" has given me the precious gift of friendship and "shared motherhood".

Favorite exercise. Skaters.

Proudest moment. On a personal level it was passing the Series 7 and 66 to get my securities licenses. On a mothering level it is 100% potty training (I'm already dreading it with my 3 mo old).

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us. I am obsessed with peanut butter, but I don't like peanuts.

Favorite virtual class. Thursday morning Boost

Quick 5 with Sadie (age 4)...

How old is mommy? 20

What is something mom always says to you? That you love me

What is mom really good at? Watching the baby

What is mom's favorite thing to do? Exercise