Today I am going to talk about my body and how I see it now that I have a child. I don’t typically talk or write about body image or fitness in terms of how one looks. Mainly because a negative body image is a symptom of more important issues I’d rather discuss. Nevertheless, our bodies are designed to… [Read More]
Meanwhile, back at the ranch....
I could say these posts are for sharing pieces of my personal story, thinking-out-loud posts, and things I'm really excited about. Honestly, it's mostly about Moxie.
Three months postpartum and I’ve been to urgent care twice and the ER. I’ve battled impacted bowels that have brought me to tears. I’ve struggled to accept that my fatigued body and mind simply will not let me “bounce back” after having a baby the way I’d hoped. Still, there has been so much good…. [Read More]
UPDATE: After posting there were some things I forgot to include, of course, which are now inserted in blue text. After a big race I like to write a recap. It helps me hold on to the good moments and remember what I learned. With Baby J’s birth story, I definitely want to remember the good, so a “Birth… [Read More]
Hi! I’m Moxie The Trailblazer of Puma Ridge. That’s my full name but mom calls me Moxie or Moxers. You might know me as #MoxieTheRidge on Instagram. Anyway, mom and dad have been ugly tired lately and basically everything has changed in our pack because…well, I’ll get to that. First let me explain that mom is letting me speak on… [Read More]
Today is (or was) Baby J’s official due date. Maybe he will have made his great escape by the time this post goes up. Maybe not. Either way, I figured sharing photos of the crafty things we did for the baby room would be a good way to mark the day. I’m not afraid to admit this… [Read More]
I’ve got days left until Baby J’s arrival date (or is it really a departure date?) is officially here. No way of knowing when he’ll actually make his great escape. I mean grand entrance. Anyway, I have a confession to make. I’m so not into exercising right now! Even though I feel better when I’m active throughout… [Read More]
Baby and I have made it to the home stretch! While I don’t think baby will come before his due date (we’re a punctual people), you just never know. So I’ll record my experiences with pregnancy, body image, running, and faith now. Just in case. For those friends and family who’ve wanted to see bump photos…here… [Read More]
First, don’t forget to enter my Endorphin Warrior GIVEAWAY (ends 2/15/16). Second, check out the new 20 Minute Running Workout – I’m thinking of doing a whole series. Okay, now for the latest “Life Lately” where I share…whatever I feel like. You know, I mostly write these for me – so I can look back and… [Read More]
Interested in the NASM Certified Personal Trainer Exam? Contact me and I’ll put you contact with my NASM Education Advisor, Michael Miller. I started 2016 off with a bang: a shiny new certification (NASM Certified Personal Trainer) to add to my collection (RRCA, CFL1). There are MANY helpful and free study tools online. I used a… [Read More]
The past two months I’ve began making it out the door at either 6AM or 6:30 a couple days a week. Totally a normal time, right? Although it is still completely dark. No hint of sunrise yet. This new routine has had more of an impact on me than I anticipated. The alarm went off at 5:30… [Read More]