Maria Kang

Since 2005, readers has followed Maria as she graduated college, moved from a big city, changed jobs, started a fitness nonprofit, got married and gave birth to 3 boys in 2009, 2010 and 2011! She is an open book and inspiration for fit moms...

Maria is a winner of Top 25 Health & Wellness Moms - 2012

What's one tip you'd give to moms struggling to make time for physical activity?

Wake up in the morning and make it your first priority. Even if it's just 20 minutes of training, it's good enough! A healthy mom is a happy mom.

What's your best advice for moms trying to get healthy?

Set small, short-term, achievable goals. Sometimes losing 30 pounds can be overwhelming, but if you just focus on losing 8 pounds a month and 2 pounds a week - then it becomes relevant to the foods you consume and exercise you perform today!

What motivates you to stay active while raising a family?

Growing up and being able to be a fit mom and future grandmother means a lot to me. My mother is obese and was often sick when I was young. She never participated in a lot of activities and definitely can't now with her grandchildren. I intimately know how it feels like to be disappointed, frustrated, resentful, annoyed and angry because of a loved one's health.