So far this November, we've filled you in about three of our Face of FITNESS finalists. Now it's time to learn about the fourth—multitasking mom Lauren! She straps her daughters into a jogging stroller, runs to the gym for strength training, and runs back home. But she also enjoys the occasional indulgence: Once a month, her whole crew walks the one mile to their local Dairy Queen for Blizzards!
Lauren Lopez, Greensboro, North Carolina
Motherhood hasn't slowed 29-year-old Lauren down; it's made her more active. Since her husband, a weapons chief in the Navy, is often deployed, she needs to stay fit to keep up with her two daughters, ages 3 and 1.
Marriage must "My husband and I met when I was in the Navy Reserve and he was on staff. We bonded over physical training on weekends, and we still love to work out together. We have several races lined up, including a half-marathon."
My healthy indulgence "I eat peanut butter at least once a day—whether it's on toast or straight off the spoon. It's great fuel for my workouts."
Action plan "Every Sunday I prep for a healthy week by planning dinners, cooking chicken, turkey and brown rice; making hardboiled eggs for breakfast; and scheduling workouts."