Meet Leslie, our December Fit 4 MOM of the month! As one of our two original mamas of FIT4MOM Edmonds, Shoreline & LFP, we have loved having her as part of Our Village right from the beginning. You will find Leslie at Stroller Strides classes with her two beautiful kiddos or at Saturday morning Boost classes when she isn’t busy working at her family's dental practice.
Name: Leslie Trester
Workout buddy/ies and age: Gus 2.5 years, Jordan 7 months
Originally from: Edmonds...didn't venture far ;)
Favorite thing about FIT4MOM: Being able to actually get a workout in! It's so hard to work out with kids, so I'm thankful to have found a place/community to do this where I'm able to get a good workout in and the kids can tag along and are entertained by the wonderful instructors.
When did you join FIT4MOM? September 2014 - Gus and I joined when it was the Ballard/Edmonds group and it was pretty much just Gus and I, and Jenna and Titus making up the Edmonds class!
What is your current job? Or what did you do before staying at home? I help run my dad's dental office now (scheduling, billing, assisting, etc.). Before kids I used to work in corporate event planning in downtown Seattle.
What is your favorite food? Sushi, but I don't have it nearly enough!
What is your favorite beverage? Adult beverage...I like a good IPA. Non-adult...I've really been liking Passion Fruit LaCroix with a slash of orange juice lately.
What is your favorite movie? Movie...what's that ;) The one movie I probably watch every year is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Otherwise, the one that I watch daily right now is Cars!
What is your favorite book? Not sure I have an absolute fav. One of the last good books I read though was The Girl on the Train. Need to try and get back into reading more after kiddos :)
What is one thing that people might not know about you? I won a state championship in basketball during high school.
You are given four free hours of babysitting, what would you do? Sleep :) Actually probably go to happy hour and a movie or do something else I don't get to do as often anymore.
What is your dream kid free vacation? Dream would be Germany and Spain. Probably more realistic/doable would be Nashville or Austin.
What is your dream family vacation? Disneyland.
How has becoming a mother changed you? Think it's changed me in a lot of ways. Having so much more love to give to someone. Kind of becoming more of a homebody and loving that family time that we have then. Could go on and on in ways that this has changed me, but those are some of the bigger ones.
I'm happiest when.... I'm hanging out at home with my husband and kiddos.
What are three things you wish you could go back and tell yourself before having children? To not sweat the small things. Don't get nice furniture until the kids are older :) There is no way to prepare for the amount of love you will feel!
Fondest childhood memory: Going camping every summer and boating/waterskiing during that time.
Anything else you would like to share? Not that I can think of. Just very happy and thankful to have found this group of mamas and kiddos :)