Being a Lither takes commitment. But being a mom and a Lither calls for serious dedication. Between early wakeup calls (5AM? Again?) and rushing to pick the kids up at preschool, it's not always so easy to squeeze in a class. In our Mama Says column, we shine a little light on the mothers that make it happen.
Who: Allison Sirchio
Children: Riley Clare, 18 months and another due in May.
What's your day job? I work in marketing and sales for a medical device company based out of Ohio and I specialize in general anesthesia. It often takes me on the road to work with customers and my team of sales representatives.
How do you manage to schedule time for Lithe? I either do the 6AM class which gets my workout in before my daughter wakes up or the 7PM class after she’s gone to bed. If my day is light enough, I stop in for the 9:45AM.
What was your last family-related late cancel? Somehow, someway, I usually make it in the nick of time. However, my last late cancel was back in December when I was still battling hyperemesis during my pregnancy.
Did you Lithe before your pregnancy? Yes, and it’s only been recently that I’ve had to change my practice a bit. I try to schedule classes that don’t have heavy ab work since I’m so far along. I also remember some modifications from my last pregnancy. It’s important to listen to your body.
Does Riley eat healthy or does she turn her nose up at your nutritious dinner attempts? She loves my spinach and carrot smoothies. Loves them. I also incorporate a lot of things I learned from last year’s spring cleaning challenge into my cooking, like the use of coconut oil or manna, to give her fresh natural flavors.
Which one of your Riley's foods can you not resist munching on? I’ve been known to eat her fruit and veggie pouches. They’re so convenient!
Which Lithe class makes you feels the strongest? It’s a newfound love, but Skinny Mini. Something about finishing that class makes me feel invincible.