Meet Katie James

"Katie's spirit is so positive and cheerful. It always shines bright each time you see her. She works hard on herself, at motherhood, and at her job outside of the home. Katie has made herself a priority in her journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle, all the while, continuing to be a beautiful role model to her children. She is a true asset to our tribe." - Lauren Lea Warren, F4M Body Back Instructor

Hometown (where you grew up): Killeen, TX

Education: BS in Early Childhood Development from UT

Fit4Mom Member since: November 2015

Members of your Family: Aaron (husband), Trey, and Lucy

Tell us about your children: Trey is 4 years old. He loves puzzles, ABCs, running, and rock climbing. Lucy is 2 years old. She loves to sing, dance, and be the center of attention!

Current/previous Career: I am currently the Director at Bright Beginnings Mother's Day Out

What was your childhood ambition? When I grew up I wanted to be a mom!

What does motherhood mean to you? Motherhood means so much to me. I wanted to become a mother from a very young age. It is by far the hardest job I have ever been assigned, but also the most rewarding. Seeing my kids happy and playing together can make even the worst day instantly better!

What is the furthest you have been from home? If we are talking about traveling, then the farthest I have been is Paris, France. Other than that, the farthest I have lived is 3 hours from home! I guess I like Texas :)

**Recently, Katie participated in an 8 week session of Body Back ®**

"This session has opened my mind of what I'm capable of, and how much I can accomplish when I am determined and also supported by others." - Katie James on Body Back®

What does Stroller Strides do for you (or mean to you)? I came upon Stroller Strides at a time when I really needed a community. My family had just moved back to Temple and I didn't really know any other moms. After joining I immediately knew that these women were for me! The support, encouragement, and friendships I have made will forever impact my life. Stroller Strides has helped me get my life back on track!

What is your favorite exercise? My favorite exercise is bicep curls.

What is your proudest moment? My proudest moment is graduating from college.

What are three of your favorite things (besides your family!)? I love to sing, bake, and watch movies.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us or makes you unique. This is a hard one...I think my gentle spirit makes me unique. I feel like gentleness is something that is lacking in our world at the moment.

If we asked your spouse what they think your best qualities are, what would they say? Aaron would probably make a joke about my butt, but then say he likes my smile and my patience.

What advice would you give to moms looking to get back into shape? Just keep moving! Every day you will get a little bit stronger. Don't let the bad days get to you. Get back out there and try again. Our tribe is here for you!

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