OxygenD's Editor Blog with Diane Hart

Friday, May 7, 2010

"My mom is my motivation every single day!"

With Mother's Day coming up this weekend (hi Kate and Drew!) I have to share a story I got from a young woman whose mother should be very proud of her. It almost moved me to tears....in fact, here it is and thanks to Jessica for sending it!

I realize that you must constantly receive hundreds of messages on a day to day basis. Please just hear me out. I am 18 years old and currently live in Park City, Utah. My mom, Laurie, is a personal trainer out of her own gym. She took her class win and the overall win in her first figure competition around the age of 43. She is currently 46 years old, with 3 kids (27, 18 and 15) and still continues to strive for excellence in the fitness world. I understand that, because she is my mother, it's easy for me to talk highly of her achievements. However, I would be happy to e-mail pictures and information about her just to prove how much of an inspiration this woman is, not only as a mother, but also as an influence to be healthy and fit. She is my motivation every single day and I can't ask for anything more than having the editors of Oxygen read over my message and hopefully take an interest in getting to know her. She deserves this chance and I know she could motivate your readers as well.

Thank you for your time,


  1. My name is Chris Jessica's boyfriend Jessica's mother Laurie is nothing less than inspirational. She is always looking out for others wellbeing no matter their relation to her or the time of the day. I am a Marine Corps veteran and she motivates and inspires me more than anyone I know. She has worked so hard to get where she is at and to do what she loves and take care of her family all at the same time. She is truely a wonderful role model. If anyone deserves this it is definately Laurie.

  2. Sounds like a great family! Thanks for the insight Chris.