05 May Meet Fitness Queen Laura London, Mom of the Week!
What do you love to do with your children? How old are they? And what is your greatest wish for them?
I have 3 children ages 14, 16 and 20. The girls and I love to exercise, watch movies and shop together. My son loves the outdoors so spending time fishing at the pool or lake and riding his skateboard are things we enjoy doing together.
When and where are you the happiest?
I am the happiest at home with my family. I am a homebody and enjoy puttering, decorating and refinishing furniture in my spare time. My second favorite place is the gym.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would love to go to Italy with my husband and spend time traveling in Europe. I have always wanted to go see the Grand Canyon too!
What quality do you most admire in a mother? And what woman has had the biggest impression on you?
That is a tough question, because moms have so many amazing qualities. Patience and understanding are so important when being a mom. You are continually challenged by the different stages kids go through. The fact that we can juggle 50 things at once without falling apart is another amazing quality.
My 3 girlfriends are my rock and have made the biggest impression on me. Each one has a different parenting style and I have learned from each one of them and it truly has made me a better mother. I am forever grateful for their friendship, love and support.
What is your favorite Movie?
My favorite movie is The Sound of Music. I have very happy childhood memories of watching it with my family. I know every song. My kids think I am crazy and I make them watch it with me every year.
What personal achievement are you most proud of?
I am most proud of deciding to get healthy and to get into shape. I had never played any sport growing up because my brother was a hemophiliac. It was a great learning journey of personal growth and seeing what I am capable of doing when I put in 100% effort. I always say exercise makes you stronger not only in the gym but in every area of your life.
What do you feel is your strongest talent?
My strongest talent is my ability to connect with people. I love meeting new people, listening to their stories and learning new lessons. Besides that I think being able to juggle 100 things at once comes in handy too.
What do you like to do for fun?
Being with my girlfriends is always a lot of fun. We laugh and joke and it’s just a great time. Dinner with friends and just hanging out with the family equals fun!
What is your favorite time of the day and why?
My absolute favorite time of the day is very early in the morning when the rest of the world is asleep. I relish the quite time and I read books. If I could be on a deserted island and read all day I think I would be very happy.
Where is your favorite place to Party with Moms?
My favorite place to Party with Moms is at the Fit and Fabulous Mom Contest that I host every year. It’s a great night of family fun and I am always amazed at what these moms have accomplished and how they keep not only themselves fit but their families too.
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