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Today was a rough day...the baby kept fighting nap time, the 3 yr old was so Whiny all morning and my house was a disaster!🤪 BUT I made time for my workout, even if that meant putting the babe in his crib to play while i did my #bbgworkout in his room!💪🏼 #youdowhatyougottado

This has to be THE MOST VULNERABLE posts I have done! My goal is to motivate and encourage anyone who is working on creating a healthier lifestyle, but to also show what can be possible when we fuel our bodies properly. 🍏🥑🥦🥒🥩 On December 27th, we welcomed baby girl number two into our family. On January 7th, I jumped into the #30daystohealthyliving Program. I figured this would give me time to slowly get in the swing of things as a family of 4, but still had the motivation and desire to crave some healthier choices. I have just started week three of my 30 days, and feel shockingly amazing! My goal in these 30 days is to not necessarily focus on losing all the weight, but to feel better and maintain my milk supply. After two weeks, I have lost 2 3/4 inches but no pounds. I have been able to keep my milk supply in the demand that my daughter needs. I have more energy and more balanced hormones than I did with pregnancy number one and I am not having cravings for the high sugar or processed foods. The weekly recipes help make my life much more simple. I also know that what I am fueling my body with is clinically tested by nutritionists and backed by science. My body is becoming more alkaline where inflammation, disease and fat storage cannot thrive. I share my journey to encourage you to not use the scale as a measurement of health and that how we fuel our bodies affects hormones and gut health. #momboss #momofgirls #breastfeeding #fitmom #healthylivingjourney #healthylivingcoach #arbonne30 #balancedhormones #fueledbyarbonne #postpartumbody #ilovetolift #lifebydesign


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When you exclusively breastfeed only this meal is so needed alhmdulilah 😛 #somalifood #somali #postpartumbody #postpartum

I saw @ww_brewingbabe made some 2sp banana loaves, and it intrigued me! So I made them, except I don’t have mini loaf pans so I made mini muffins and these came out to 1sp for 2 muffins. Then I wrapped them in plastic wrap and foil and put them in a gallon bag and put them in the freezer so i don’t eat them all at once...cuz I’d totally do it lol 🤪🍌🧁 • • • • • #wwandbreastfeeding #wwworks #wwapproved #wwfam #wwonline #wwfamily #wwtracking #wwfriendly #wwfreestyle #wwnursingmom #wwnursingpoints #wwpostpartum #dessertstagram #omnomnomnom #ww #wwgirl #wwjourney #pcosweightloss #pcos #postpartumbody #fitmom #foodporn #wwsisterhood #snacktime #wellnessthatworks #wwigfamily #wwigfam #wwigcommunity #makingbetterchoices

Full body werrkkk but emphasis on lower body. Was a 🔥workout #saveit . . 🏋🏻‍♀️Workout: Burn Baby Burn🏋🏻‍♀️ Slide 1️⃣2️⃣&3️⃣: Is a cable burnout series. 👉🏽 Front squats, reverse lunges & rows 3x8 reps each Slide 4️⃣: 4x10 Overhead reverse lunges ( hello core work) SS Slide 5️⃣: Plate side lunges 4x5 plate slides each leg Slide 6️⃣: Elevated barbell lunges SS Slide 7️⃣: Single Leg RDL to row 4x8 Slide 8️⃣: Core work. But just because I can do this doesn’t mean I do it often. Still haven’t mastered true control of IAP. We’re getting there. For all info in regards to regulating IAP, core functionality and preventing/healing DR. Link in the bio. . , ♥️ You can always modify. If this looks intimidating use dumbbells in place of barbells. Don’t use a box and keep weights by your side instead of overhead.👍🏽 . @ptulaactive launch tonight! Don’t miss it. 9pm EST. . #7monthspostpartum

Compare the end of the first video with the second video! 💕 You can see immediately the skin has tightened up. That’s how I check my work as I’m going and to make sure the dots are being placed in the right areas. It may look like I’m randomly placing them, but I promise I’m not! Each case is different ⭐️ Also zoomed in the first vid to show you guys the electrical arc flash💥 Nothing is injected into the body- it’s your own body producing collagen/ fibroblast production via wound healing to tighten + it eliminates excess skin! 🖤 . . FAQ in highlights and all general prices listed at the link in my bio. Free email consultations/ accurate quotes to No consultation pics in DMs please! They will be redirected to email :) Thank you! . . . . . #nonsurgical #facelift #beauty #longbeach #losangeles #bblogger #la #microblading #fibroblast #postpartum #plasmaskintightening #cerritos #orangecounty #transformation #beforeandafter #nonsurgicaleyelift #mommymakeover #aesthetics #lamoms #excessskin #ocmoms #fibroblastplasma #plasmafibroblast #plasmapen #plasmalift #looseskin #pregnancy #postpartumbody

On a daily basis I catch myself saying “Bear! Your belly! I love it!!” . . . And it’s something that I’m learning to tell myself daily because I love the girls that this belly grew and therefore love my belly too. . . . #selflove #harrypotter #matchingjammies #postpartumbody #postpartum

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There’s a whole iceberg lettuce and half a BBQ chicken 🍗 in this to give you an idea of the size of this 🥗. Added red onions, pearl bocconcini, marinated spicy eggplant and chili 🌶 flakes... didn’t have time to eat lunch today #lowcarbgoodness #recipes #keto #ketorecipes #ketotransformation #weightlossjourney #100poundsdown #weightlosstransformation #sharingiscaring #mtlmoments #goodvibes #mealprep #maintain #madewithlove #mamaof2 #goals #achiever #fierce #followme #mealprep #eatfatloosefat #ketosis #glutenfree #fresh #foodie #comfortfood #eatclean #mealideas #lowcarbhighfat #ketoaf #postpartumbody

My first goal was to reach 115kgs. GUESS WHAT!? I have well and truly reached that goal, weighing in at 114kgs this morning. I am proud of my first achievement 😁 and I can’t wait to reach many more goals ahead. I am now 1kg off being my pre baby weight 🎉 🎊 Baby steps! It will all pay off in the end. Goal # 2 is to reach 110kgs. Who else has reached their first goal or the year?? . . . . #goals #weightloss #motivation #motivated #proud #achievement #fattofab #healthylifestyle #mumbod #weightlossjourney #healthyeating #excercise #mummaonamission #postpartumbody #prebabyweight #letsdothis #followforfollowback

Being a new momma in a new city is hard. Not only are you navigating the overwhelm and emotions of being a parent, but there's a bit of new at every corner. There are days I miss the familiar, and the sunshine of San Diego ☀️, but I am beyond excited to settle in to our new home in the PNW. 🌲 . Seattle - you are lovely. The greenery, beautiful lakes, and friendly people have been amazing. ❤️Thank to one of the beautiful ladies I met just a short time ago @meredithmckee for allowing me to share our story, and connect with other mommas in #seattle. The road to parenthood has not been easy, but every time I hold this sweet kiddo in my arms, my heart melts. 😍 . Thank you to @ommamaco for the guest blog feature on the blog today (link in bio!) and allowing me to share a bit about our fertility journey. Through our struggles to conceive I discovered a strength within myself and our marriage – a strength that has helped power me through the good days and bad. ✨I believe we can all lean on one another for support, wisdom, and lots of love. . xoxo, Erica

*September 2018-->January 2019* Results are SO addicting. Cant stop wont stop. I do it for myself and health but even more for those who hate on me for no reason. Jealousy is the ugliest trait, I'm going to keep smiling & continue to be happy over here. 😘💕🍑 We goood, we gooooooddd *rich homie quan voice* . . . . . . #fitnessjourney #fitnessmotivation #fitnesstransformation #fitlife #fitfam #fitnessaddict #fitnesslife #fitnessfreaks #fitnessmom #momsthatlift #sweetsweatwaisttrimmer #sweetsweatresults #postpartumbody #postpartumfitnessjourney #postpartumweightloss #bootygains #glutegains #everydayisgluteday

baby smiles & a double chin😍

Just practicing some more. Handstands are addictive you guys. Enjoy my weird belly button. 🤷🏻‍♀️ . . . #instafit #fitnessmotivation #fitfam #fit #fitmom #mombod #postpartumbody #fitness #fitnessgirl #handstand #handstandpractice

Wellness Wednesday!!!! New video drops on FB at 7 pm, check it out 🙌🏻

Let me tell y’all, postpartum healing the second time around is no joke. I thought I would bounce back like I did at 19 years old with my first, but boy was I wrong. So here I am at 3 months postpartum wondering why I’m not back in my size 2 jeans yet 😅 Although I’m officially below pre-pregnancy weight, my belly is squishier, less compact, and overall just not the same. I’m back on keto and going strong, and I’m down six more pounds since last Thursday. I’ve been trying to do Body Pump classes at the Y twice a week, buttttttt with an infant and a five year old at home I’m lucky to make it once a week 🙃 People say breastfeeding helps things go back into place but I have found that to be a complete and utter myth because Lincoln eats like a grown man and I have yet to see any real results from it. It’s been discouraging some days, and I can’t wait to not want to flinch and suck in every time Keaton touches my stomach 😂 Also, don’t let the picture fool you, Lightroom color filters and high waisted leggings come in very handy at making things look less squishy 🙃 But would I trade my two perfect kiddos for my once tight and fit 22 year old body? Heck to the nope ❤️ • • • • #3monthspostpartum #keto #ketolifestyle #lchf #carbnightsolution #postpartumbody #octoberbaby #postpartum #postpartumweightloss

Recently someone responded to my postpartum body with these words: “disgusting, I don’t know what husband would ever want to come home to that.” 😢 • First of all, shame on her. If anything is disgusting it is those words. • Yes, my body has changed quite dramatically since my pre-baby days, as you can see. But let me tell about the woman in the top photo with the gorgeous tan lines and flat tummy. She mastered shaming her body. She had such a distorted idea of body image and struggled to understand self-love and self-care. She would look into the mirror and find everything wrong with her body and worked hard to fix it. • Then there is the woman in the bottom photo. She may not have the perfect tummy, gorgeous tan, and a stretch mark free body BUT she has more confidence than she ever has in her life. She knows the value and meaning of embracing your new body and loving yourself. She takes care of herself by reminding her of the beauty in the body staring back at her in the mirror. She is beautiful and can find strength in what some people would call her flaws. Her body is beautiful and she worked hard for exactly what it is now. • Carrying a child, let alone 3 at one time, is not an easy task. Yes, the journey came with a whole new body, but I am also a whole new me with a greater understanding of loving myself and that is a GIFT! • It takes time and daily affirmations of love and body positivity to really embrace your new body. You can change your perspective! You can find the beauty! You must have grace for yourself. And Don’t compare yourself to the old you and pick out all the imperfections in your new body. It will cause more harm than good. Instead, remember this, you’re on a journey. One day at a time, choose to see the beauty because it is there. • Photo inspired by: @th3littlestavenger Repost from @theperfectmom #inspirepregnancy #postpartumjourney #postpartumbody #bodyafterbaby #preggobelly #pregnancy #pregnant #pregnantandperfect #postpartum #transformation #maternity #growingbelly #postpartumbelly #postpartumweightloss #babybump #babybelly #ohheymama #bubzwonderland #cutepreggo #pumpthebump #fitmama #preggo

Yesterday, in my stories, I asked you to complete the sentence: “Dear Postpartum Body, YOU are ______________.” The response has been overwhelming! I love seeing so many of you take the time share something positive that you can appreciate about your body! I know it isn’t always easy to do, but it is important in changing your perspective in loving yourself and finding the beauty in your postpartum body. • I think it takes time and an intentional effort to truly learn to love and appreciate your new mom body. It is something you need to do every single day. You are beautiful. You are strong. You are sexy. • Today I would like to challenge you to write these words on your mirror and find the beauty in your body because it IS there staring right back at you. I challenge you to keep these words on your mirror and intentionally affirm your body until you see a change of how you feel about yourself. 🙌🏻 Use this hashtag #dearpostpartumbodychallenge to share your pics or tag me in your stories! Encourage each other!! Lift each other up! Support one another. This journey is different for everyone, but together we can grow and learn to love and appreciate our bodies 💕 • “Dear Postpartum Body, you are_________.” Comment ⬇️⬇️⬇️ __________________ 💕Also thank you for the overwhelming support and love from my last body image post. Wow. I’ve been reading through the comments and feel so supported and inspired! Thank you for being so encouraging! Let’s support one another. 💕🙌🏻

Not my brightest idea opening a bottle of wine the night before starting #whole30. Now it's just staring me in the eyes every time I open the bloody fridge. Sitting there all smug between my homemade stock and almond milk. #bastard In all seriousness though, whole30 going fab, I have no time to post anything about it sorry, so you will be just getting some random posts here and there. I think we're on day 10 now and I'm looking forward to the energy burst #tigerblood. Happy #humpday lovely people! #lovemesomeriesling #whole30round3 #whole30day10 #alcoholfree #dryjanuary #lowcarb #lchf #paleo #thebodycoach #fooddiary #food #weightloss #bodycoachmum #strongnotskinny #postpartumbody #postpartum #fitfam #fitfamuk #whole30 #food #cleaneating

Okay FIRST OF ALL, it’s really hard to get perfect before & afters 😂 I now have so much respect for everyone on their own journey just trying to get the angles/lighting/clothing to match up with their before photo lol 😭😭 But in all seriousness, every time I post a before & after I cringe a little bit because I’m being super vulnerable! 🤢 There were blood, sweat, tears & of course tons of cheat meals between these two photos. 9 long months. I busted my butt & I’m not where I want to be YET but I’m so freakin close! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now! 👙✨ This year for my birthday I’ll be able to lay on the beach, in my bikini without a freakin care in the world because I worked for it!! 😭🙌🏻😍🔥💪🏻 #beforeandafter #4thtrimester #fitspo #thanksitworks #tookme9months #butididit #momof3 #comeatmebro #selflove #summerbodygoals #iworkedhard #weightlossjourney #postpartum #postpartumbody #motherhood

I feel like it’s been a hot minute since I’ve shared a dinner recipe! So here is one the whole family will love! ❤️ Oh, and did I mention, it’s carb free 🙌🏼⠀ ⠀ Zucchini Taco Bake⠀ ⠀ Ingredients:⠀ Olive Oil Spray⠀ 1.5 lbs of Grass Fed Ground Beef⠀ 1/2 Chopped Onion⠀ 1 Bell Pepper, diced⠀ 2 Cups of Zucchini (chunks)⠀ Salt Free Taco Seasoning⠀ 14.5 oz can of Diced Tomatoes (with chili’s for extra kick)⠀ 1/4 Cup Water⠀ Salt and Pepper to season⠀ Garlic Powder⠀ 2/3 Cup Shredded Cheddar ⠀ ⠀ Taco Toppings- Plain Greek Yogurt, Avocado, lettuce, anything! ⠀ ⠀ Directions:⠀ ⠀ Spray skillet with olive oil spray and add in onion and peppers. Sprinkle with some garlic powder while cooking. Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes. ⠀ ⠀ Add ground beef and cook through. Add remaining ingredients to skillet and cook together for 12-15 minutes or until zucchini is tender. Stir in the cheese and serve with your favorite taco toppings!! This recipe makes 4 servings! ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #dinnerideas #familyeats #nocarbrecipe #healthyrecipe #foodie

Midday training with buddy! A welcome trip away from the desk... though the afternoon meeting schedule meant it inevitably ended with, “Well, this is what I look like now.” #weightlossjourney #weightloss #fitness #postpartumbody #postbabybody #weightlifting #strengthtraining #weightliftingwomen #girlswholift #bodytransformation

When a woman becomes a mother, we often forget who she was before motherhood. Isn't it funny how tummy-time and breastfeeding or baby babbles and bottle warmings suddenly ""define"" who we are as a human postpartum? That's why we're vowing to share real mamas within our communities, both inside and outside of mamahood. Today, we want you to meet Cassi, who is part of our FIT4MOM Stockton village, but is also mama to Willow, pregnant 🤰 with “baby shark” 🦈, and spouse to Taylor. Before joining our village and before having babies, Cassi was a pre-school teacher 👩🏼‍🏫 where she taught and took care of children. Today she is a #proud stay at home mom who strives to maintain a healthy, active and social lifestyle. She is a welcoming and friendly open book 📖 who enjoys sharing her experiences and knowledge of what she’s been through. She tells a great story! We love having her around 🤗 We are so thankful Cassi is part of our #fit4mom family, and she is a shining example of one powerful boss babe! • Come hangout with us every MWF at 9:15am at Nelson Park 🌳 Come be a part of this village! • Do it for yourself. Do it for them. Only 8 Days left to take advantage of our new year special! 🙀 • * NEW YEAR DEAL* For the month of January, our Stroller Strides registration is only $20.19 when you signup for membership! Come for the workout, stay for the village! • Click the link in our bio for more info! • #wcw #treatyoself #itsnotjustaworkout #fit4mom 🏋🏻‍♀️ #themotherhoodisreal 👶🏻👧🏻 #strengthinmotherhood 💞 #fitmom #fitmomsofig #fitmoms #momswhoworkout #fitmama #postpartumbody 🤰🏻#postpartumjourney #postpregnancy #mombod #postbaby #mommylife #fitfam #fitforlife #fitjourney #fitnessjourney #strongnotskinny 💪🏼#fitlife 🏃🏻‍♀️ #fit4momstockton 💙


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Last night I spent more hours trying to get Reagan to fall asleep than I did actually sleeping 🤷🏼‍♀️. . . But I held myself accountable and so did @nickz_living_sore and So I made it to the gym for the second time this week. . . Trying so hard not to dye my hair and let it chill for the next 12 weeks while my crazy mama hormones regulate, I haven’t done it since December 9th and it’s already driving me up the wall. . . Cheers to the rest of week and maybe a few more hours of sleep 🤞🏼.

135 x 4x6 & 95+band x 4x10. #bench

Dinner shake ✅ pralines and cream / caramel apple mix is LIFE. No mess no hassle & im dropping weight 👌 keep playing if you want to. I know where I’m gonna be this summer 😉 Are you struggling with your nutrition ? Send me a separate message so we can get on track! #herbaliferesults #postpartumbody #istartedwithachallenge #herbalifenutrition #shake #bestnutrtion #fitmom #dinnertime #summerready

4 easy miles tonight at 9:17 WHOA IS THAT A LEG MUSCLE???? Even though my face is blurry & it’s horrible lighting, this is today’s pic because although I wasn’t trying to look a certain way, my strength is showing (and not just in that lil leg muscle.) . . . #runner #motherrunner #runningmom #winterrunning #runthetriangle #raleighrunner #runrdu #irunthisbody #badassladygang #pepperspraybrigade #rdu #marathontraining #postpartumrunning #postpartumfitness #postpartumbody #strongwoman #strongmom #womensrunningcommunity #inspiringwomenrunners #shecanandshesid #thisgirlruns #womenwhomove #skirtsports #thisiswhatstrengthlookslike

These past months since having baby number four have been trying times. 😩 it’s been a constant struggle. Trying to find time to workout. Fighting off breast feeding cravings. Keeping my energy up through sleepless nights. Thankfully my nutrition plan is simple! Looking for other moms who are still “snapping back” rather your baby is 9 months, 9 years old or 29 😩. It’s not to late to have the body you want. Let’s work ladies!! #postpartumbody #9monthslater #herblaife

4 months postpartum 🙅🏽‍♀️ #twoanddone #boymom #girlmom

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#postpartumjourney - I never liked sharing this picture because I was so venerable in the first one. New mom to 3 kids and a full time teaching job. Let’s just say it was beyond stressful. I also was an exclusive pumper, my baby never nursed. So that meant being tied to a machine every few hours and waking up to pump not snuggle. 🙈💩. - I had 10,000 excuses. I was too tired. I had to pump. I’m a new mom. It’s too hard. I’m not fit anymore. I have no clothes to work out in. And the kicker... if I eat better/less calories I will lose my milk supply. 😱👶😳 - One day, bring trying to get dressed I decided enough was enough. No more excuses. No more dragging the inevitable out. It was time for a change. So I jumped in to a challenge group and never looked back. ((Only to see how far I’ve come!)) - Are you tired of making excuses? Are you ready for a change? Then drop my a thumbs up below and I will reach out to you. Together we can do anything. 😘 I believe in you!! #momboss #iteachtoo #boymom #postpartumbody #selflove #minset #iamworthy #fitlife #changeisgood #commit #results

So often once women are “cleared” to go back to exercise postpartum they go from 0-60 right out the gate (usually because no one told them otherwise 💁‍♀️) when really giving the body an appropriate “onramp” is what they need! (Key word: appropriate...this is not a call for inactivity or fear of exercise!)💃 . Here’s a sequence I use to progress back to full push-ups and/or planks. (Hey yogis, this is what I do for chaturanga prep! 🧘‍♀️) . Couple things: 🙋‍♀️Need not be postpartum to regress your planks/pushups, I use these for rehab too! 🙋‍♀️OWN ONE LEVEL BEFORE UPGRADING! I think a lot can be accomplished in the core by realizing our integrity at each level and ensuring that how we challenge ourselves is something that is going to build us vs. stress us beyond our capacity! 💪 . Let me know what you think and #keepmovingmamas ♥️ . #mamaknowsmovement #pregnancy #postpartum #momlife #getmoving #keepmoving #stayactive #prenatalexercise #postpartumexercise #postpartumfitness #womenshealth #educate #empower #move #selfloveclub #womenempoweringwomen #postpartumbody #postpartumjourney #myhonestmotherhood #justmomlife #motherhoodrocks #inspiremothers #fitmom #fitpregnancy #yoga #planks #pushups

To hold my accoutability, I'll post one picture a day of us making healthier choices! 😅😎 . What is your method of staying accountable in your busy lives!? #accountability #makinghealthierchoices #howdoyou . . . . #healthylifestyle #healthymind #healthyhabits #newmama #momlife #accountable #payingattention #onebody #onelife #blessed #goals #postpartumbody #mombod

Check that Engine Mama!! Stroller Barre | Thursday 10:15am nZone Class with be followed by a chat with Christine of Sleep Solutions by Christine 😴 We will have puzzles, stickers and Duplos for the babes to play with during the chat. 👉🏼 Bring all your sleep questions! Sign up here by 8am:

Best decision & investment. If you think wellness & health is expensive, try illness. 👍🏽👍🏽 You’ll spend $120 on your hair, $45 on a mani-pedi,$50 on a new pair of shoes, and $300 for that new bag but you’re not sure if investing in quality health supplements are worth it!? You only get one body and you have to live in it every single day! Invest in your health! It’s worth it! 💪🏽💪🏽 . . . . #healthymind #healthylifestyles #healthier #justdoitalready #healthylifestylechanges #postpartumbody #mombody #mombodytransformation #igfitfam #fitfamily #instafitfam #fitnessfun #fitnesspro #fitnessfreaks #fitinspiration #fitjourney #healthier #healthyish #healthysnacks #healthlife #healthygirl #healthykids #nutritionable #nutritiontips #nutritional #veganpower #bajardepeso #perderpeso #organicbaby

#23weekspregnant: IG vs. Reality🤰🏻 . I guess these are both “real” pics of me - but one is me perfectly posed and the other is me just hanging out.😂 Over the last 5-6 years of using this platform, I’ve learn just how much posing, filters, editing, and airbrushing can alter our perception of “reality.” To all the mamas and young girls who follow me, NEVER🙅🏻‍♀️ compare yourself to someone you haven’t seen in real life. You shouldn’t compare yourself to someone in real life either😜 because well... comparison is the thief of happiness! I definitely try to keep it real on here, but at the same time I don’t necessarily share my “worst.” @patriot_rich has seen my worst, and he still loves me LOL😘 . Anyway, just want to throw that out there! Me, I’ve been so bad about tracking macros and reverse-dieting this past week and a half.🙈 I’m trying to do #whole30, but finding it hard to eat enough. Matter of fact last week I lost a pound.😳 It feels impossible to cram in 2,250kcal of just whole foods plus another 250-300kcal on the days I train (typically 4 days per week). So, haven’t decided whether I should finish out #januarywhole30 or just focus on macros.😬 . In other news, my c-section got moved to May 17th, because I really want MY doctor👩🏻‍⚕️ (she’s amazing!) and not just anyone to do the surgery. Just 17 weeks to go!!!😱 I’m honestly SO nervous about being a mom of three! I feel like I finally got two kids down and having a third will be a whole new adjustment. Oh well, we’ll figure it out I guess.😅 First we need to decide on a name for this sweetie!🤔 . . . . #fitmama #fitmamaof3 #momswholift #momstrong #babybump #pregnantbelly #fitpregnancy #fitnessjourney #prenatalfitness #postpartumbody #stayathomemom #workingmom #girlmom #babygirl #bumppic #pregnancyupdate

I may be a little late in the game (7months behind 🤪) but putting SO MUCH love ❤️ & energy into this guys bedroom right now 🧸🛏👶🥰 .. .. Everyone’s gets things done in their own time 🤷‍♀️ to many I probably seemed crazy to have not worked on my nursery for my son until after he was born. My nesting in my home was not the typical nesting, as my hubby was deployed and I was working full time with a 4 year old 😳 YES - that was an interesting season in my life 🤣🤣 .. So here I am- finally putting together the crib my friend @shannonfelan Painted for me, and putting up the wallpaper from @target I’ve pinned for years on Pinterest. 🥰 Slowly coming together and looking SO perfect for my little mans space. .. .. .. in life- it doesn’t matter how long it takes for you to get something important to you done. You just have to commit and do it when you’re ready 💕💕😊💕💕 then it will bring you JOY .. .. .. .. .. #babyboynursery #nurserydecoration #genderneutralnursery #modernnursery

✨If you run, you RUN. No quotes or air quotes necessary.✨ . . Look at these legs. These legs are strong. And this body is a runner’s body regardless of what I see on social media . . . It’s hard to find runners who look like me. Maybe they once did, maybe they never did. And all those people are AMAZING and truly inspiring. But it feels like the #fitness community of instagram and especially the #running community all bodies look the same or very very similar. But the thing is..anyone can be a runner. Do you run? Then, you’re a runner. Whether you’re running marathons or running a few yards, you count. I’ve always felt the need to put the word RUN in quotes. Like I “run” with a dramatic emphasis on the word as if I run but I don’t REALLY run. Well if I don’t really run, who does? Racers? Olympians? Elite runners? Marathoners? Half marathoners? What’s the pace? What’s the distance? Where is the line? There. Is. No. Line. If you run, you RUN. No quotes or air quotes necessary. . . . . . . . . . . . . #fitfam #fitness #fitnessmotivation #fitmom #fitmoms #postpartumbody #postpartumfitness #ketogenicdiet #running #run #runningmotivation #exercise #progress #progressnotperfection #momswhorun #runningmom #runnermom #runnerbody #bodypositive #bodypositivity #bodypositiverunner #justrun

Thought of the day because self-love and acceptance is such an amazingly gorgeous quality to have ❤️ and because I also enjoy ridiculous amounts of sparkler #positivity #selflove #fitmom #momsquad #strongmom #boymom #girlmom #momlife #momoftwo #postpartumbody #postpartumfitness #athomeworkout

THE most IMPORTANT thing I do ! Ask new mums a lot of questions, do a hands on check of abdominal and postural muscles and talk PELVIC FLOOR !!! Not been properly checked by a post natal fitness then WALK AWAY ! Check included as standard in your first free trial - message for details or visit the website #postpartumbody #postnatal #solihull #suttoncoldfield #mumtum


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Sometimes it’s a quick 15 minute 🚲 ride by @denis__morton while the baby is in the bouncer. Today was supposed to be #bbg arms and abs...but looks like I’ll be doing that tomorrow! #ww #wellnessthatworks #100strong #postpartumbody #peloton #wwfreestyle #trackingworks #wwfamily #portioncontrol #bbg #bbgprogress #bbgcommunity #kaylaitsines #deathbykayla #bbgsisters #sweat12wc #sweat2019 #onewordthatwillchangeyourlife #balancingfit2019


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To most this will just seem like a photo of my nails I got done yesterday. But to me it represents a huge step in overcoming my anxiety. . For those of us who suffer from anxiety, we manifest our anxiety in different ways. For me when my anxiety is especially bad I pick at my eyelashes and obsessively chew my nails. I had been doing this for quite a while in recent months, as things got really stressful and my anxiety got bad. But as things calmed down, I was able to get my anxiety under control again. And me growing out my nails is physical evidence of that ♥️ . Sometimes it’s the small victories like this that mean the most. . . . #19monthspostpartum #fbg #fbggirls #annavictoria #bodylovebabes #bodylove #fitbody #fitbodyapp #fbgmoms #fitmom #fbgsquad #fbgfamily #fitgirl #postpartum #postpartumbody #postpartumfitness #postpartumjourney #postpartumworkout #bodyafterbaby #honestmotherhood #anxiety #mentalhealth #ppa


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I think at this point I was realizing how weak I’ve gotten... cause that 175lbs felt pretty heavy! I’ll be back in the 2’s again soon!! #1stphorm #iam1stphorm #legionofboom #weightloss #weightlifting #fit #motivation #crossfitmom #crossfit #determination #fitness #weightlossjourney #fitspo #fitspiration #workout #inspiration #squats #postpartumbody #postpartum

The day I came home from the hospital and today (2.5wks postpartum). 🖤⁣ ⁣ I decided my next test group will start February 18th to give myself a full 6 weeks to recover, start to do pelvic core restoration and make sure I’m ready! 🤸🏼‍♀️⁣ ⁣ I feel less intimidated knowing the workouts are only 20 minutes. I think starting there for my first 6 weeks back will be perfect for me! 👌🏼⁣ ⁣ If you want to do this with me starting February 18th I’m going to start interviewing slowly over the next few weeks! So if you’re down, go to my bio & fill out the Transform: 20 application! 💦 #postpartumbody #postpartumjourney

Back with my swole-mate.

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Sorry for the baby spam but seriously 😍

Trouble sleeping? 😴 _ There aren't many things more frustrating then when you're up half the night with the baby, 👶 and when you finally lay them down, you can't get your own brain to shut off and go back to sleep. 😫 _ This little trick helps calm the mind and allow you to get that restful sleep you need to recover 😌💗 (without compromising those "mommy-senses" you need in order to hear your newborn waking up). _ This trick is know as square breathing. 🌬️ Used in many forms of mediation, square breathing helps you focus on the NOW 🧘 and lets go of all the running thoughts you have running through your mind. 😳 _ 🌠It's simple. Breath in for 4 seconds. Hold for 2 seconds. Breath out for 4 seconds. Hold for 2 seconds. _ 🙏🧠 Meditation is healing for the mind. "Normally, mental and physical stress cause increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol....These effects can disrupt sleep, promote depression and anxiety, increase blood pressure and contribute to fatigue and cloudy thinking." _ If you wish to have a more guided approach to meditation, I personally use and recommend the app Insight Timer. 🙌 Give it go! And let us know how square breathing helps you tonight. 💞 _ #postpartumrecovery #postpartumbody #postpartum #postpartumlife #postpartumjourney #thefirst12weeks #12weekrecovery #12weeks #pregnant #pregnancy

J’aime trop cette photo de notre sieste tardive du jour avec la neige qui est tombée, une sieste magique ✨ Mais comment vous dire, je suis tellement malade au moment où je vous parle, les nausées de mon premier trimestre c’était du pipi de chat à côté d’aujourd’hui, j’ai des brulures d’estomac terribles, le ventre plié en deux, façon de parler car je suis bien incapable de me plier en deux actuellement.., puis d’autres petits désagréments de grossesse, comme des douleurs dans l’aine et dans le bas du ventre qui font que je ne sais pratiquement plus marcher, tout ça en deux jours, je n’avais rien avant…Bref loin de moi l’envie de me plaindre, mais je suis malade comme une bête, bonne soirée à tous 😅 #family @milababychou . Tag a friend who would love this post 💟 . follow us @pregnancyplanet_ •.💜 .💙 #pregnancydiet #pregnantbeauty #babylove #babyontheway #babybelly #pregnantstyle #pregnantwoman#postpartum #thisispostpartum #postpartumbody #breastfeeding #pregnancy #labor #birth #mama #mymamalife #mamablog #badassmama#pregnancyannouncement #pregnant #pregancyphoto #pregnantbelly

This is my postpartum. Thirteen days postpartum. . Lately, I’ve seen more and more posts about the reality of the postpartum mom. How the birth announcement of “mom and baby are doing fine” is a lie - because in all honestly as a woman who just delivered a baby vaginally (or cut in half to get a baby out) we’re not fine. We’re bleeding, we’re bruised, we’re hungry, we’re thirsty, we’re sore, some of us are waiting to feel our legs again after anesthetic, some of us had complications that resulted in surgery, some of us are grieving the loss of a baby, some of us learn that our baby is having complications, we’re leaking in places we didn’t think was possible, we feel emotional (with every right to feel so), we struggle with questions and thoughts like; is my baby eating enough? Am I really ready for this? I can’t do this. I don’t feel good. Is my baby warm enough? When was the last time I brushed my teeth? Should I be feeling this way? Am I doing enough for my baby? Is my baby gaining enough weight? Will this flubber belly ever get back to what it used to be? I feel unattractive. . This is postpartum. This is reality. It’s not perfect. It’s not pretty. Our bodies go through hell and back growing a human being for 9 months. We deserve the right to tell it as it is. . #thisismypostpartum . #lynzyandcoletsgetreal


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Listen mammas and ladies embrace your body at every stage and keep pushing forward. We get a lot of pressure from other people and social media but at the end of the day it’s no one else’s journey but your own! Here is part of my workout I did today. My strength is still low but I’m working on it and I know in time it will be back. However today was a great workout and I was able to turn my intensity up some. I’m on week two of working out and it feels amazing to be back at it!! Let’s goooo!!! 💪🏼🏋🏼‍♀️🦵🏼#fitness #motivation #inspire #fitnessgirl #momsofinstagram #momswholift #postpartumbody #postpartum #postpartumweightloss #weightloss #legday #workout #workoutroutine #workoutvideos #gym #gains #goals #nike #fitspo #fit #girlswholift #weightlifting #squats #mombod #progress #transformation #wednesday #igdaily #training #hardwork

9 months in vs 9 months out! 🤯😳 . . . . . .

There’s something so gratifying about coming home from the grocery store with FRUITS & VEGGIES ONLY!! (We have meat in the freezer & plenty of carbs in the pantry) 🍎 be proud of your grocery haul!

🥑 Keto Diet Success To lose my post pregnancy weight I tested and trialled many different diets and exercise plans. I learnt what worked best for me. There is no "one size fits all" solution. Especially for postpartum Mama's! However one diet that consistently works for me and many others I've spoken to - the keto diet. What foods can I eat? How does it work? Is it convenient? All discussed on my blog as part of my Ultimate KETO Diet Blog Post. 🥑 Link in Bio ( #dietsthatwork #diettips #weightwatchersfreestyle #weightproblems #overweightproblems #postpartumbody #postpartumrecovery #postpregnancyweightloss #postpregnancydiet #postpregnancybody #avocado🥑 #losingfat #losingbodyfat #lowcarbeating #lowcarblove #lowcarbfood #mamafit #mombody #eatwelllivewell #slimmingtea #slimmingjourney

Who says you can’t step into your greatness? ✨✨✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Who is it? A family member, a friend, a co worker, or is it Y O U ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Why not you? What is stopping you from stepping into your highest self? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✖️ suffered from an eating disorder for 6 years ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✖️ fell into PP depression + anxiety ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✖️ gained a lot of weight after pregnancy due to stress & not taking care of myself physically + m e n t a l l y ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ FAST FORWARD TO NOW...👇🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ☑️ 2 years in recovery from my eating disorder 🎉 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ☑️ happy + confident in my body, depression + anxiety gone 🚫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ☑️ down 20 pounds + gained muscle because I am now taking care of my body & my mind 👏🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Whatever you’re going through, have gone through, will go through should only teach, show, & help you G R O W as a person...if you ALLOW it 👆🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You have allllllllll the power, no one else. Only YOU 🔮 • • • #fitness#motivation#nutrition#lifestyle#fitmom#bossbabe#hustle#fitspiration#motherhood#fitnessgoals#bodygoals#workoutmotivation#getitdone#influence#goals#fitspo#bestself#selflove#workout#mommaswholife#girlswithtattoos#grind#momlife#fitmom#mombod#postpartumbody#fitmomsinspire#fitnessforever#getfit#edwarrior

Don’t think for a second that God has forgotten you. The story in your heart, the one that you feel like he has forgotten about.... He hasn’t. Stay hopeful of those dreams even though you don’t know the outcome. #100daystobrave #herlifeoutloud

Self comparison has been the biggest thief of my joy, my entire life. A couple years ago, It was so bad that I would spend HOURS a day scrolling through Instagram doing nothing but comparing myself to girls with perfect hair, makeup, House, car, relationships, and bodies. I was convinced that, that was reality and that their were actually girls who just woke up like that every day and had 0 flaws. 🙈 I was spending all my time and energy completely exhausting myself trying to be like them! I would see a girl that was 4’9 and 100 pounds and make that my “goal body”. One of the many problems with that, is I am 5’8... So it would literally be impossible! Unrealistic expectations = a constantly exhausted Alexa. I wish I could go back and tell the old Alexa all the things that I know now. I wish that I could tell her that my “goal body” looks like happy and healthy vs. a number on the scale or just having a 6 pack. I wish that I could tell her to stop trying to be like everyone else, and realize that the best part about her is that there is no one else like her. That most of those girls on Instagram only post the highlights of their life and the pictures with the best poses. To cheer for other girls instead of competing with them. Comparison will literally steal your life away. Know that You have something so special and unique to offer to the world. Stop trying to be like everyone else, and Embrace every detail, and every flaw of who you are! ✨

Sof has started playing the piano and climbing up the oven. Oy. She’s getting so big, so quickly!!!

We love this post by @she_plusfive!! #repost @she_plusfive ・・・ In response to the hateful messages I got about my belly photo, I’ve been empowered to share this message louder! Yes, I do I have a valley of lines mapped across my belly, mountains of stretched skin left over my mid section, lightning bolts on my sides and back, all signs that I carried life inside of me.... five times! I also have a cesarean scar reminding me that my belly was cut open twice! My body is amazing. My body is beautiful. My body is powerful. My body is strong. My body is capable. My body made me a mother. My body grew a human inside. Not everybody has that privilege. So while society wants to sit behind a screen and label us as flawed, I am here to remind myself and all of you that to our children we are perfect. They see behind the stretched out skin, marks, and lines. They see us for who we truly are. They know our hearts and love us unconditionally. And that is all that matters. 💗 #freeto #mombod #postpartumbody #realpostpartum #empoweringwomen #ellenratemybaby #momsyyc #yycmoms #calgarymoms #motherhood

Being fat is HARD AF. 📍 Losing weight is HARD. Maintaining the weight loss is HARD. Eating healthy is HARD. Building muscle is HARD. Working out while being a mom, a wife, and working is HARD. Feeling like crap is HARD. Being tired is HARD. 👊🏽 Girlfriend, I am here to remind you that It is ALL HARD. But coming from a person who has been overweight, whose ankles hurt for standing too long is HARD. Feeling like the biggest person in the room is HARD. And for me it was going to a mall to shop and nothing fit, this feeling uncomfortable in my own skin. It was hard when I was exhausted from putting excuses for having little energy, or being “too busy” for myself. ☝🏽 I have been there! 👋🏽 While its hard to maintain a healthy(ish) lifestyle. Especially when those around you are not. Keeping up with house chores, kids and work, and trying to find time to workout is, well, HARD! 🗣 I know because, I have been there, and still, at times, find myself there. ☝🏽 But hard things come with good consequences - good and bad. My path led to happiness, confidence, self love, healthier mind, and joy. And helped me with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, and unhappiness. 😶 Now you get to chose your HARD. 🙌🏽 Join me in my next bootcamp. Coming in the next couple of weeks. 💕

Meet Ruth @deepestrootswellness @ruthblanding she is an incredible woman❤️ she does belly binding, a post partum doula, a chef, a mom to 5, and just a phenomenal woman! Here she is rocking a hippie mama trucker! Go follow her on Instagram! @hippiemomsnorcal #hippie #hippiemama #birthwithoutfear #birthworker #postpartumbody #postpartum #doula #birthdoula #doula #mom #momlife #sonomacounty #santarosa #sebastopol #petaluma #healdsburg #newmom #newmomlife #hippiemama #hippiemamas #hippiemom #hippiemamahappybaby

🎉🎉🎉 officially back! I am taking this slowly since I'm only 7 weeks post partum! But I am really excited to attend my workshops and get my mindset in the right place 😁 I havent started tracking but baby steps! 💖 follow me on connect leighannad #wwmama #wwcambassador #wwcanada #ww #wwmaintenance #wwlifetime #wwmama #wwfreestylecanada #wwfreestyle #wellnessthatworks #foreverybody #progressnotperfection #bekindtoyourself #lovealwaysandbekind #justwatchme #100lbsdown #125lbsdown #100poundclub #weightlossafterpregnancy #wlsafterpregnancy #postpartumbody #postpartum #postpartumweightloss

Intimacy After Baby // I had the pleasure of speaking to a Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs) group in Redmond yesterday. I love that moms are supporting each other in this way and finding ways of educating themselves about their health and wellness. I was so excited to be there and talk with these ladies I took ZERO pictures. But I was joined on the panel by a pelvic floor PT and a postpartum depression and anxiety specialist. There were so many good questions! . One of my favorite questions was about how to improve your sex life with you partner after having kids. I hear so many women talk about this and oftentimes it becomes another pressure on top of all the other things they are managing (and struggling with) as a mom. So, first of all, let’s talk about the biology of postpartum for a sec. Prolactin and oxytocin soar after the delivery of a baby. This is true even if you don’t breastfeed, and especially if you do. These two hormones are in charge of milk production, bonding with your baby AND keeping your sex drive low so you can focus all of your attention on the baby you have. Evolutionarily, it’s less ideal for you to become pregnant so soon after having a baby already so the body has your back (in most cases) to keep that from happening. That means, if you’re not in the mood, it’s totally normal. And some women are and that’s great too. . Other things worth noting…address your pelvic floor. If you’re having pain with intercourse or are feeling disconnected from your pelvic bowl post-delivery (totally normal), seek out a practitioner to help. While pain and urinary leakage are common, they aren’t normal functioning. Also, parenting is a big transition for couples, finding a couples counselor to devote regular time to connecting and working through all of the emotions that come up is a good idea. Women often need to feel emotional connection to enjoy sex and if there are issues in the relationship, they can be affecting your motivation. Lastly, schedule it. Less sexy and yet, still pretty sexy, making a date for intimacy is sometimes the only way to fit it in to work, nap, eating, cleaning and all the other things that go into daily life.💥

Be sure the things you criticize others about aren’t in fact the things that you dislike about yourself. ✨💗

Mamas, friends: please read. The fourth trimester is so important. Postpartum care is so important. I always told myself I would never be “that woman” that dealt with postpartum depression, anxiety, compulsive thoughts, uncontrollable emotions. But, 5 months postpartum and my whole perspective has changed. I’m constantly in and out of the doctors with an ailment, just to be told it’s “my health anxiety” . It affects my daily life in more ways than one. My compulsive thoughts make it so hard to focus on tasks at hand. Speaking for myself, and I’m sure many other women, the postpartum period is so hard. It’s so wonderful seeing your baby smile at you, knowing your baby is happy and healthy. Hearing them laugh for the first time, watching them play and developing new mental and physical skills. Seeing how the little human, that you created and birthed, brings so many smiles and so much joy and happiness to others. We realize how truly blessed we are that we were able to bear a child. Such a beautiful gift from God. On the other hand, we are hurting. Physically, emotionally, financially. The stress is out of control. The anxiety you had struggled with before your child intensifies and affects now every second of your life. The depression is SO REAL. Sometimes, it’s hard to leave your bed. Sometimes, You don’t want to deal with your to do list, or entertain others, or work, or go to the grocery store, or be around friends. The thoughts in your head are constant. Compulsive. Scary. Redundant. This makes it so hard to function daily. The little tasks that were so simple to do before, can look like a huge mountain to climb to get through. The constant worry about your babies health, money, babysitting arrangements. Saying no to things you would like to do for yourself because you just. Don’t. Have. Time. Or, have it in you to leave. I love my son more than anything in this world. I will do anything I have to to make sure he is happy. But, please, don’t forget about us moms. Ask how we are feeling or If we need anything. Stop by if we are feeling up to it just because. Send a random “I’m thinking about you” text. (Continues in comments)

You. Are. More. Than. Your. Excuses. 👏 And you aren't your thoughts, you are your ACTIONS. _ For a long time I said I wanted to loose weight "but"....or, I wanted to be healthier "but"... I had so many excuses!! _ When I finally stopped and said "I want to loose weight, I want to be healthier." AND I TOOK ACTION?!! Everything changed. Because even though I had said I "wanted" to before, I was lying to myself. What I wanted was to watch TV. To eat all the food. To wallow. To pretend I could if I wasn't so "tired/busy/yada yada". What I wanted was to not do anything. _ When I actually wanted to change though?? I DID IT. And you can too. 😘 _ And If you'd like encouragement and support on the journey, comment or message me. I'm getting ready for a "Start where you are, Small Steps" accountability group where we'll work on creating small habits, that will compound over time to really set a foundation for a healthier lifestyle and I'd love to have you in it. ✨💕

Wish you had a flat tummy? This is important. Building and/or restoring a strong core is about SO much more than sit-ups. In this video you can see where I'm at 5 months postpartum. I wanted to share the difference between what good alignment + engaged core muscles looks like, compared to bad posture + lazy abs. Pilates is SO helpful in helping you to improve in this area. Pilates will help you re-build deep core strength (not just superficial abs muscles), correct poor posture, and restore proper alignment. Doing Pilates regularly will help you to be more aware of this on a daily basis. You don't need to walk around "flexing" all day - but becoming more in tune with your body through Pilates and checking yourself throughout the day to see how you're sitting/standing can have a big impact on your stomach muscles. Also - if you ARE postpartum...please know, having a belly is normal and nothing to be ashamed of! <3 PS - After carrying two 7 lb. babies (😳) I have a small amount of Diastais Recti that I am working to heal. If you're curious about this topic, be sure to visit my YouTube channel for more videos on this topic.