Tamara Mosby-Montegut picked up working out as a stress reliever. Now the Omaha woman strives to stay active.

She wants to keep up with her husband when he tackles 50 pushups in a row. And she wants her 5-year-old daughter to follow their healthy examples.

“What they see is what they will be,” the 44-year-old said.

Mosby-Monetgut, who works out regularly at a gym, recently squeezed in a free workout in Turner Park at Midtown Crossing. Alongside her daughter and a cousin, she moved and grooved to the Zumba class.

Q: When did you start working out and why?

A: I started working out in law school as a stress reliever. I’ve always been involved with some type of fitness.

Q: Describe your workouts. How many days per week do you exercise?

A: Typically I like classes. I do the archaic step classes, Zumba and kickboxing. I try to go to the gym three to four days a week. I’m trying to get up to five.

Q: What is your current fitness goal?

A: I want to be able to keep up with my husband and do 50 pushups in a row. And I would like to lose that perpetual baby weight I’ve had for five years.

Q: What has been your biggest accomplishment?

A: Running a marathon in Texas. Later I ran a half marathon in Florida.

Q: What has been the toughest hurdle and how did you overcome it?

A: The toughest hurdle is being consistent, particularly when you have a child. I don’t beat myself up when I can’t get to the gym. Sometimes I go in the morning before work. Sometimes my husband and I switch off, and other times I take her with me.

Q: What helps you stay on track?

A: My long-term goal is to be around when my daughter is grown. I want to be as healthy as possible.

Q: What do you do when you aren’t in the gym?

A: I play with my daughter. We watch movies and I like to go to happy hours with my girlfriends. We’re an active family. We’ll do bike riding or rock climbing.

Q: What is the piece of equipment, supplement, clothing, etc. that you can’t live without?

A: Some compression leggings with a pocket for my phone.

Q: What advice would you give to someone who is just starting their fitness journey?

A: Just keep your eye on the prize. Every day is not going to be a perfect day. Keep your goal in mind and try to work toward it every day. If you slip up, it’s OK. Even the fittest of the fit slip up.

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