January 25, 2011

First, let me start by saying I do not consider myself a polished writer.  While I will strive to keep the posts witty and smart, the purpose of this blog will be to chronicle being a new mom and trying to navigate my way through fitness, health, work, marriage…..well, pretty much life!    

My husband and I have been together for 13 years, married for six.  We have an amazing 9 month old daughter.  She has filled our lives with unspeakable joy and taught me more in a few mere months than I could have ever imagined.  I could honestly write about something new I have learned every day (and likely will).  

I am a highly self conscience person.  I have struggled with low self esteem and confidence for as long as I can remember.  Even now I’m wondering what people will think of this post, crazy, huh?  But I’ve always wanted to be smarter, prettier, healthier, thinner. Becoming a mom has helped some (oh, how our priorities change), but has also added new concerns. Am I being the best mom possible? Is she eating the right foods? Getting enough language exposure? And the list goes on.   

Oh, and you’re probably wondering what the title fitness therapy means.  It’s a combination of “therapies” I feel many people would benefit from.  Think of it as combining a therapist and personal trainer all in one.  I have incorporated some form of fitness or excercise into my daily routine as my sort of therapy to cope with stress and maintain a healthy life.  Ultimately I would like to make fitness therapy a career helping others achieve not only health and fitness goals but personal, life goals.

Along the way I will discuss the ups and downs I encounter while establishing my career and navigating through motherhood.  I’m certain there are plenty of other moms out there that want to get fit, be happier, and just feel better about themselves.  I’d love to be able to help others in some way while being able to reflect on my experiences.  I welcome your questions, feedback, comments, advise- you name it. Won’t you join me on this journey?   

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