It's time for another Mom of The Month! Christa Deters!
Hometown: Superior, WI. I moved all the way to Duluth in college and Joe and I decided to stay after falling in love with Duluth.
Family Members: Joe (my amazing, thoughtful, selfless, caring hubby), Hallie (my sweet, active, sometimes sassy 1-year-old) and two cats-Oliver and Arya.
Favorite Exercise: Running. I love taking the time to listen to music, think, and pray. It’s a great stress reliever and those endorphins are great! Also, I enjoy setting mini goals and seeing how I progress throughout the season.
Current or Previous Career: I am an Occupational Therapist. I was previously working in Short Term Rehab, mostly with the geriatric population between their hospital stays and their return-to-home. I absolutely loved working with them and developed some special relationships. Now I am an Ergonomic Specialist at Essentia and take pride in helping people stay-at-work and return-to-work successfully.
Proudest Moment: Cliché, but nothing can compare to the moment Hallie was born. She continues to make me proud when she hits new milestones and when I see that little personality shining through!
Now on a personal note, my first running race after having Hallie was a proud moment. I had accepted the fact that I may not ever be back to pre-baby performance, but I was pleasantly surprised after that 10K at 3 months post-partum. Our bodies are amazing!
Something that would surprise us: In college, I used to call Joe my “future husband” before we started dating, or talking!! Creepy much?...He was a jumper for UMD track and I was a jumper for Scholastica so I always saw him at track meets. We had mutual friends so we ended up hanging out outside of track. I dropped enough subtle hints that he eventually thought he asked me out, when I had been setting it up all along.
Furthest you have ever been away from home? We honeymooned in Jamaica.
How did you discover FIT4MOM? I worked with Dani Prom and Amanda Schmitz who convinced me to try it out when I was pregnant. I instantly fell in love.
What does FIT4MOM mean to you/how has it changed your life? Oh, I could go on-and-on about how great this program has been for my physical and mental well-being. Physically, I have met new goals and feel healthier now than ever. It has pushed me to do exercises I would not have done on my own, making me stronger over-all. I love that Hallie enjoys coming to class and is able to watch me model a healthy lifestyle.
But the best part of Fit4Mom is the Village. I’ve developed some amazing friendships for myself and Hallie. It’s comforting to be able to share my parenting questions and struggles, as well as accomplishments with other moms that are going through the same things and to receive their support and feedback.
We're so thankful to have you as part of our village Christa! Keep up the amazing work!