Jessica Shepard (aka Hana’s mommy) is one of our new LA Striders! It’s women like you who make FIT4MOM-Los Angeles Stroller Strides one of the best mommy & me activities in Los Angeles. We loveworking out with you & Hana. Thank you for letting us get to know you!
1.Who are the members of your family? Where are you from?
In my family there is my husband Jeff, my baby girl Hana, our dog Lucy and me (Jessica)
2. What is or was your career?
I worked in marketing at a wholesale produce company before I had Hana. As of now… I am not sure if/when I will be returning to work.
3. How long have you been a member of Stroller Strides and what has it done for you?
I started stroller stride a few weeks ago. Hana and I love to stroller stride! The other mothers and the instructors have been a world of resources for us! We learned about MOM’s club international and Lenny K’s swing classes from the other mothers.
While it has only been a few weeks, exercising and having an excuse to get out of the house early in the morning has been a huge help for my mental health (and hopefully soon
my physical weight!)
4. What’s your fitness background & your current fitness goals?
I don’t’ have a fitness background. Before I had Hana I didn’t exercise at all. A few yoga classes here and there… but nothing routine or permanent. My fitness goal is to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight and body!
5. Other than Stroller Strides, what is your favorite thing to do with your child in L.A.?
I love Lenny K swim class and we are really enjoying mall walking! Now that Hana has more of a daily routine I have been able to sneak in some leisure reading on the side.
6.What is something that has surprised you about motherhood?
Everyone warned me of this, but still… the lack of sleep was a huge surprise for me! Her simple milestones have been a surprise and a joy to watch and celebrate (lifting her head, smiling, rolling over).
7. Favorite quick & easy dinner that your family enjoys eating.
Delivery food! I think my husband might assume I forgot how to cook when I delivered Hana!
There is one dish I have made over and over again (when I do try and cook)… teriyaki sauce hot dog weenies over rice. I know it sounds gross, but its not so bad and when you are hungry it tastes pretty good!
9. List three current obsessions
Napping (when I can get a little), Hana’s first Halloween costume, and chocolate!ons.
10.What is your child’s favorite thing about you or favorite thing that you do?
Hana likes to laugh together. If I start to laugh she will start to laugh too. Its both of our favorite activity!
11. Finish this sentence…. Before I was a mother I swore I would never…
Walk outside in public with spit up on my shirt…. and not care!!!