Meet Emily Cuddy our Mom of the Month from Plainfield/Shorewood!

Hometown: Plainfield

Fit4 Mom member since: March

Current Career: Medical office administration

How did I find Fit4mom: Shay!

What has it done for me: It has made me stronger physically and mentally. I can do a lot of things that I never thought possible before. It has also given me the opportunity to push myself and really hold myself accountable...things I generally struggled with before Fit4Mom.

Childhood ambition: teacher

What does motherhood mean: It means being a parent and a friend at the same time. I smile every second I look at my girls, but also have to find the balance to keep them safe and teach them things. It also means setting a good example for my children in every way possible, especially through exercise and good eating habits!

Favorite exercise: hmm that's a tough one...I'd have to say russian twists, planks, or wall sits!

Proudest moment: Besides having both of my daughters, I would have to say it would be finding the balance between kids, husband, working full time, and still having the time to do Fit4mom and focus on my health. It's certainly a work in progress, and always will be.

3 favorite things (besides family): Relaxing with a good book and a glass of wine, being outdoors getting exercise, and watching the Cubs!

Best qualities according to my partner: Good mother and caregiver, committed, driven, and energetic.

Something that would surprise you: I don't know how to french braid and I have 2 daughters! Poor girls!!