FIT4MOM Tri-Cities Member of the Month - Christa Burns

Meet Christa; she's mom to two beautiful girls, lights up a room as soon as she walks in and is so easy to talk to, it's unbelievable! We are so thankful for Christa and love having her be a part of Our Village!

Name: Christa Burns

Workout buddy/ies and age: Carlee 4yrs & Rylee 2yrs

Originally from: Military brat (of sorts, Dept of Defense…), but spent high school in Olympia, WA

Favorite thing about FIT4MOM: Meeting a group of moms who understand we’re all just doing the best we can. We have good days, bad days and full on “survival mode” days. There is always someone to encourage you, and remind you that you’re not alone.

When did you join FIT4MOM? March of 2016

What is your current job? Or what did you do before staying at home? I work part time as a hospital Pediatric Nurse. There’s nothing else I’d rather do!

What is your favorite food? I really don’t discriminate…. Thai, bar food, seafood… Chips and Salsa are a big weakness of mine, though.

What is your favorite beverage? Coffee & Wine!

What is your favorite book? I’ve really gotten back into reading the last few years. I love Jodi Picoult and Lisa Scottoline. Murder mysteries are a new fav.

You are given four free hours of babysitting, what would you do? Get drinks with my husband, a massage and a nice dinner at a quiet restaurant.

What is your dream kid free vacation? All inclusive beach, anywhere!

What is your dream family vacation? I’d love to show my girls Europe, and show them where I was born in Germany. And of course, Disney world!

How has becoming a mother changed you? I’m actually more organized (My mom is cringing right now). But I noticed a huge change in my ability to be a good nurse. It’s humbling to now know how trusting parents must be to hand me their baby, big or small.

Fondest childhood memory? All the years my best friend Regan and I spent playing every day before I moved. It’s crazy how quickly life has changed and now it’s our girls who will grow up friends.

Your favorite "go to" family friendly recipe? “Lemon Tree Chicken”

Dredge chicken breast in flour, salt and pepper.

Brown in frying pan in olive oil

Remove when cooked through, and place in baking pan, cover with swiss cheese

Deglaze pan with ½ cup white cooking wine

Add 1 cup heavy whipping cream and juice of 1 lemon

Pour sauce over chicken and broil til cheese is bubbly. Serve with rice. (And we always double/triple the sauce! :) )