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You can't be committed to your bs and to change at the same time. It's one or the other and at some point you have to just decide. You're either problem focused or you're solution driven. When you start taking responsibility for where you're at and become accountable to what you want, you then take back control🙌 And THAT gives you the power to change it. No more complaining, blaming or glorifying your excuses babe! . And never, EVER look back unless it's to see how far you've come💛
IM LOOKING FOR WOMEN ONLY  and all the mamas who are done eating their kids Pb& j, tired of saving the “big” jeans.... • I wanted me back. The woman who i was aside from the mom or wife but me. Deep inside i was still there but needed someone who believed i could make the change. The feeling of being strong, proud and knowing who i was seemed like a dream but one i deeply desired. • I’m looking for moms who want to transform their bodies. Lose/ gain  5-15 lbs. tone up. INCREASE ENERGY. And get in the best shape of their lives. • you will get a meal plan + workouts to follow + a private group for daily accountability & motivation & FUN • DROP YOUR EMAIL BELOW (minus the .com) and I’ll get you all the details. 🇺🇸US|🇬🇧UK|🇨🇦CAN only 🌟must not be working with another coach🌟 . . . #diastasisrectirepair
Guess who took the plunge last night?? ☝️☝️THIS girl! I’ve been reading and hearing so many good things about this program. I am so excited to get started!! I’m happy to partner my physical health, with my nutrition. 🍎🍌#2bmindset
“Had my “6 week” (more like 7 week) postpartum check up today. Everything is looking normal which I’m grateful for! My OBGYN prescribed me an anti anxiety/ depressant back when I was pregnant because I started getting depressed again towards the end of the last trimester. After I had Maisy Jo my anxiety and depression seemed to disappear for weeks but recently I’ve been feeling it slowly start to creep back. I’ve been putting off taking my medication because it’s been a whole year since I’ve had to take any and I was so proud to be off my meds! I finally felt like a normal functioning human. Fun story, I had a mental break down in the doctors office today (so embarrassing) mainly because I’m so exhausted from lack of sleep. That’s what made me decide I should probably start taking my medication again. Even if it’s just for a short while.. So it’s decided that today I’m officially starting anti depressants again. I’m letting you all know because it’s not something anyone should feel ashamed about! It’s completely normal to feel sad after giving birth and so many women go through this. Something my doctor told me today, “you’re okay! You just gave birth. Giving birth is so hard on your body.” It made me remember that it’s important to know that you’re not alone and there are so many women out there who understand. Giving birth is so traumatic and it’s okay if you need weeks or even months to heal. I’ve definitely been relying on my husband and God to help me get through the more difficult days like today. I’ve prayed so much today, for enough strength to get me through the next hour. I’m so grateful for prayer and the companionship of my husband. You single moms are seriously AMAZING! I can’t even imagine dealing with the baby and my mental health alone. Did you experience any kind of PPD after giving birth? What helped you get through it? 🙌🏻 “ - @tori.mccain  thank you for being so open and vulnerable,
If your doing #transform20 you can understand. This is what I feel like 🤣. #beachbodycoaches
Tacos so good even the cat wants to be apart of it 🌮🤤🤣. Y’all, this is the first time that I tried peppers voluntarily. Then I cooked with them! This healthy living stuff is such a crazy ripple effect. 🙂#healthymeals #eatinghealthy #tacos #kitties
Late night produce haul! All of this for only $16!! How crazy is that. Home to prep tacos now 🌮🤤.
Kim had a vision of this necklace for months and just hasn't taken the time to create it. It came to life today! Isn’t it gorgeous? 😍 This is a one of a kind piece with faceted labradorite, beautiful peach moonstone, and a gorgeous flashy labradorite pendant in the center. . Who wants a one of a kind piece like this? . . #macraenaturals #crystals #labradorite #peach #moonstone #healingcrystaljewelry #protection #balance #transformation #stressrelief #calm #healing #yogi #bohostyle #facetedjewelry #pendantjewelry #motherhoodinstyle #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodunfiltered #candidmotherhood #motherhoodrocks #takingbackpostpartum
Here’s THAT picture. The picture that you step back and say “That can’t be me.” What hurts even more than seeing my rolls under my dress is the fact that this was the time of my life I should feel the best. My daughter was nursing beautifully and I married the man of my dreams but once that dress came off and I was alone in the bathroom I couldn’t help but cry because I didn’t feel my best. I’m doing this for my family and for me.  To play chase longer and scare away every monster they wake up to. Here’s so 2019 and being unapologetically myself. I am officially six months into this journey and don’t plan on stopping. #fitness #takingbackpostpartum #fitmomlife #weightloss #normalizebreastfeeding #226pounds #weightlossmotivation
These snack olives are so awesome! Sometimes I just need something a little different, but on the go. These are perfect, and barely anything to them! 30 calories 3F,2C,0P are the macros for the whole pack. The little also loves them so that’s a plus! 😍
I almost didn’t show up. I thought I was too out of shape to even try. But, I did it anyway. Mama needed some sweat and mental clarity 🥊💦 . . . #takingbackpostpartum #strongasamother #sonofame
Day 3:stronger in the books! I love that today was called stronger. Why do I love it? Because I can tell I’m getting physically stronger! Prior to all of this, I could barely do 5 push ups on my knees. Now I’m doing push ups! It may not be many, but progress is freaking progress y’all! Did you get your workout in yet? 💪#transform20
Swipe👉 Nov 》 Now . Living a healthier lifestyle is more than losing weight. It's about losing the mindset that got you there in the first place.
TOTAL BODY TRIM 🦋 . .▪️Elevated Glute Bridges 15 reps - bench or box ▪️ Kneeling Overhead Press 10 reps - 30 lb BB ▪️ Lunge + Twist 12 reps - 6 lb MB ▪️ Bent Over Reverse Fly 12 reps - 10 lb DB ▪️ Rocking Plank 45 sec - n/a ▪️ Kneeling Front Raise + Pull Aparts 10 reps - 8 lb DB ▪️Front Squats 15 reps - 30 lb BB  REPEAT 3X through!  Total body, compound exercise has always been my absolute favorite! 🏋🏽‍♀️ It’s the best way for most of us to approach our time spent working out - as it’s most time efficient & allows for quicker strength gains + increased caloric burn. 🔥 So if you have a hard time fitting the gym/exercise into your schedule - maybe a total body training regimen is more your scene. You’ll hit major movement patterns, multiple times per week, in a variety of intensities and repetition ranges to stimulate the highest number of muscle fibers. 💪🏽 #movewithmama #athomeworkouts #workoutvideos #workoutroutine #exerciseideas #exercisetips #totalbody #mombod #takingbackpostpartum #postpartumweightloss #moveyourbody #bemindful
Anyone else struggle when deciding what to post? I waver between having nothing to say and too much to say. 🤷 I won't post for a week, then I do something fun, or actually put makeup on, or have an inspired idea... Then I have to hold back. 😂 • Anyone else's perfectionism make social media like a second job? One of my goals for 2019 is to "care less". About what others think, if the house is perfect, if we eat picture perfect meals, if we watch too much TV... Perfectionism is an ugly foe that I need to conquer.  It goes hand in hand with my word for 2019 - SELF-CARE. • 2018's word was SIMPLIFY - Routines, meals, possessions - getting back to basics. 2018 was a year of surviving with two kids 2 and under - simplifying helped me be able to do that! Now the next step is finding ME again as we are leaving the newborn stage. No longer surviving, but thriving! • As moms of littles, self-care can sometimes seem selfish. But I'm pushing against that. •I want to follow through and actually run a 5k race. • I want to continue to make my health a priority, not just when it is convenient. This includes diet, excercise, supplements, and therapy. • I want to make time for creativity. I did almost NOTHING creative in 2018... I want to continue to make macrame, sew, and paint. And I want to have a designated time for art with Eli every morning. • I want to feed my mind. This includes more podcasts (ask me about my favorites!), and I want to read at least 10 books this year. • I want to make time for date nights, and grow more in my relationship with my husband. • I want to grow in my relationship with the Lord! Instead of fitting it in when I can, I now have a designated quiet time In the morning. • I want to jump into my business with both feet! Complete my certifications, start taking clients regluarly - carve out time for my work passion! • Last but not least, Grace. Grace for myself if I don't get everything done in a day, or if I fail at any of my
Benefits of adding a step to your workout routine: 🔹️It helps burn more calories🔥 🔹️It tones up your muscles especially in  the lower body 🔹️It helps improve balance and  endurance  I have been loving these 20 minute step workouts.  I work up such a great sweat all before the sun rises and kids are up🙌🌅 My test group also has me so motivated because the ladies in there have so much energy to do this with me👭👭👭👭👭 I have decided to do weekly Monday enrollments for the next 6 weeks formy test group for those of you that still creepin 👀  Register today by filling out my health assessment form link in my bio and you will be all set up to join the group by Monday📄
What would you do if you knew you wouldn’t fail? . . This can sometimes be a loaded question. Maybe sometimes I even think it’s A trick question. Because sometimes the goal is to FAIL...but the key is to FAIL FORWARD. What does that even mean? Well, to me, it means that no one is perfect other than the Man upstairs 🙏🏼 and we all fail at something. Even those who are the absolute best and elite. Athletes, business owners, all of us! And if you don’t FAIL...how will you get better? How will you improve? How will you know your own STRENGTH & POWER? . The answer is...you won’t. So post one thing below you’d love to do if failing wasn’t holding you back. Put it out there to the universe. Change the way you talk to YOU. See how that feels for today. You may even feel EMPOWERED to have your own inner or outer TRANSFORMATION. . Onto Day 3 for me of this new program and it’s not going to be easy. I’m failing more than I’d like to admit but I’m excited to see where I end up if I focus on never giving up!
Let me take you on a journey . A journey like no other . A place where women come together . To form a sisterhood . To rest, play and dream . A place to revive, reclaim and restore . Indigenous & Traditional Moroccan Postpartum Medicine . A place where the sun shines and the sea is blue . A place where we provide the space to grow . A place to be welcomed, honoured, nourished, nurtured, closed and celebrated .  A place so colorful and bright . And totally peaceful at night . If you serve other women, this is the place to be . If you want to serve yourself, this is the place to be . This place is my beautiful Morocco . A place enriched with history, culture and traditions . I welcome you to my home . Join me on the Tribal Sisterhood Retreat . June 2019 . Details in the link in the bio  xoxo Layla B. . . . . . . #postpartum #sacredpostpartum #womensempowerment #businessmentor #traditionalpostpartum #takingbackpostpartum #sacred #traditions #moroccanpostpartummedicine #tnps #morocco #qabla #postpartumdoula #indigenous #amazigh #storytelling #revive #reclaim #restore #ancestralmedicine #mothersofmorocco #thefirstfortydays #culture #empowerment #tribalsisterhood #birthworker #newmother #nafsa #thenafsaprojectschool #soulfulbusinesscoach
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Somedays I want to flip them off behind their backs..but most days I want to kiss their tiny faces off.🤗💋 Despite their obsession with words like "butt face"🙄🤪 #raisingboys
Day 2 complete. Another really great day! Today was also shopping day, I know it’s a weird day for that 🙄. That’s what happens when your husbands schedule is crazy. But, we make it work. Meals for the week complete. ✅
If your labor was long or short...If your birth was everything you hoped for or the OPPOSITE of what your had anticipated...If you birthed at home or at a hospital...If you birthed natural or with medication...If you delivered your 1st babe or your 4th...If you delivered vaginally or cesarean...you need TIME to heal. Your [core!] and body need rehabilitation + your mind and soul need space for transition. Can’t wait for the next Postpatum Series, starts February 4th! Thank you @amandabird3 for your testimonial. 💚💚💚
Left: 3 weeks postpartum  Right: 3 months postpartum  Swipe: a month before giving birth  Up until now it has just been clean eating (except for Christmas 😳) and easy going workouts (3 times a week versus the 6 days I was doing before Clifton!) This last week I jumped back on board with my coach @mattfitt_teamaac to help get my body back and better/stronger than before!!!! I’ve worked with Matt for almost 2 years.. we have been doing online coaching for the last year and a half but now that he and @skylynnmickler are back in Greenville, it’s so nice to be able to train in person!!! Back on the meal prep grind, back on the workout grind, and balancing being a wife and mom! Whew!!! #teamamericanaesthetics #takingbackpostpartum #3monthspostpartum #fitmom #boymom #snapback #postpartumbody #csectionrecovery #strongwomen #transformationtuesday #9lbbaby #healthymomhealthyfamily
Current state of my bathroom renovation. The builder has pulled out after a day and a half. Have had a big ol’ cry this morning and now I’m moving forward. He’s a dick and karma will work it’s magic. Looking at the positives- I will be in complete control and it MAY work out cheaper if I source and project manage the separate trades. Just can’t shake the sadness that Baye will probably still be unsettled before she starts Primary School... #diy #renovation #interiordesign
When ish gets hard friends, lean in even harder! I mean seriously, don’t pull away freaking lean in harder 👉🏻this is when true growth happens.  when you throw fear out the window and you choose to lean into it versus run from it. When you don’t know, lean in and figure it out!  Day 2 of this new badass program in the books followed by a booty day workout!
Posting this again for #transformationtuesday because I’m just so freaking proud of everything I’ve accomplished so far. It’s just such a great reminder to keep going. 💪
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Might not get to pre-baby body but I'm doing something about this!💃#takingbackpostpartum
Full body step workout for pregnancy and postpartum! Keep reading for some tips on how to make it a little easier or harder. • • Alternating step-ups x12 each leg, holding weight at chest.  Bulgarian split squats, off loaded, x10.  Step-up to balance, off loaded x10 each leg.  Elevated plank steps x24.  Core engaged, minimal movement in back.  NO coning in abdomen.  Up and down stairs x6, holding weight 3x on L shoulder and 3 on R (not in video)  Repeat 2-4x (I did it 3.5x and it took me about 35 minutes) • • I off loaded the exercises at my shoulder for the first three rounds to make them harder and really get my core engaged! For the last round I dropped the weight and held it at my hips.  You can keep the weight down, hold it in the center, or drop it all together to make these a little easier.  If you’re going with no weights, add a few more reps. • • Throughout the moves, my torso remains straight with core engaged.  Don’t lean towards the weight, don’t hold your breath.  Holding a weight on one side is a great way to practice for every day activities like carrying kids, laundry, groceries, etc.  These tasks require a strong core and rarely are we keeping the weight equal on each side! • • #prenatalworkout #32weekspregnant
Ahhh. I’ve Been really working on this daily!!! What are you grateful for today??? For me today, it is the ability to move my body and exercise. Seriously does wonders for me!! 👇🏻 your thoughts below!! 🥰
Today is day 1 of physical accountability. I’ve been working so hard to have a healthy mind and really can I have a healthy mind without a healthy body? There are two parts to earning your own happy. Yes having a healthy mind and spirit is so so good but taking care of the house that holds that mind is absolutely necessary. Sooo here’s to squats and lunges 👌🏻 yes I look skinny and healthy but I assure you my body has been neglected the last 2 years. Twin pregnancy is a bitch. #twinmom #accountability #fitness #healthylifestyle #spiritualbadass #energyhealing #getfit #healthymindandbody #takingbackpostpartum #postpartumbody #mom #healthymom
Day 2’s workout is complete ✅. All before the crazy kid awakes. My entire body feels like it’s made out of jello. I’m feel like my soul may have died a few times, but dammit I finished it. 💪#tranform20
In 3 short weeks, we will have a ONE year old! It doesn’t seem possible that our little rainbow baby is already a toddler. • Time as I knew it, is a thing in the past!! ESPECIALLY now that he’s mobile, I have VERY minimal time for things like; long hot showers, cooking up a 3 course meal, FaceTiming my friends annnd working my online business 🤷🏽‍♀️ • What I found is really planning the pockets of time I KNOW I have — after bedtime, during breakfast time, pumping sessions at work, and my commute! And mixed in there are (obvi) killer jam sessions, workouts, down time with my hubby & Netflix 🤣 • The point is to be INTENTIONAL! If you leave your day up to chance, it WILL rule you ✋🏽 • When is your FAVORITE time of the day??
Just preordered this and I’m super excited! I can’t wait until March. 🙈 If you haven’t had a chance to read girl wash your face GOOO do it, because your missing out. 💖 That book is how I got to this point today. Her book is the first book I read for Personal Development when I really committed to myself. It forever changed the way I think. If your not sure, go listen to ONE ☝️ podcast, and I promise you after that you’ll want the book. @msrachelhollis
A morning of chores with cuddle and puzzle breaks... my coping mechanism for solo-parenting is to go a bit military on organising the house. It helps me feel a bit more in control, even if it means I have less time to chill. A week ago I was having full-blown panic attacks about being on my own with the girls and menagerie... a year ago I was struggling to cope on my own with one toddler, a bump with PGP issues and the animals... and a fear of how I would cope with two under 2. In order to heal myself I have to try and remember how far I’ve come, however hard it is to talk positively to myself. Mountains that were unclimbable a year ago, a week ago... I’m now climbing. One day, one step at a time. I know there will be more dark days, but today I’m making a conscious effort to acknowledge I’m doing things I didn’t think I could. #postnataldepression #takingbackpostpartum #maternalwellness #soloparenting #2under2 #motheranddaughters #raisingstronggirls
|| prepared || our friend @stories.with.the.ohs is all packed and ready for their new little one to arrive! I love seeing the hospital bag photos - everyone has such different things they deem essential. 🏨What were the priorities in your hospital bag? Im sharing mine in the comments. • • • #hospitalbagessentials #hospitalbag #babyready #readyforbaby #ohmamamoment #parenthood_unveiled #siblinghoodlove #motherhoodintheraw #teammotherly #motherhoodthroughinstagram #mommymoments #toddlerhood #thecollabteam #beautyinchaos #newbornphotographers #4thtrimester #takingbackpostpartum #nursingmama #postpartumjourney  #teethingbaby #teethingsucks #handmadecanada #shop519 #etsycanada #gentlebaby
I’m dragging this morning, so what better way to start my morning off. Wait for this to kick in and get that day 2 workout in the books!
Same bikini 6 months pregnant vs 2 months postpartum 👙  What a journey it has been so far. 😱  This 2nd pregnancy was not easy for me at all🤰  I had pretty bad morning sickness all throughout the 1st trimester🤢🤮 I developed uncomfortable varicose veins😖  I was tired all the time.😴 My back was aching so much I could hardly walk.😢 One thing that stayed consistent was my self care  From then until now  Just because I was tired, did not feel good or I was throwing up did not mean i stopped exercising or eating clean  I modified to my pregnancy needs but still got it done👊👊👊 I indulged in some cravings but still ate 80% clean  Because it gave me energy, helped with my nausea and back pain. 👍👍 I believe my consitency through my pregnancy and postpartum journey has helped me lose most of the weight, keep some of my strength and gain it back along with sleeping so good.  Yup I slept amazing.  8-10 hours during pregnancy  and now about 6-7 hours a day with a newborn.  It isn't always about the bounce back.  But hey I like to use it for motivation 😉  For me it is about feeling like myself again, keeping my energy to keep up with my boys and keeping my strength so I can baby wear, lift up my toddler without breaking my back. 😁  Happy Transformation Tuesday
With my last pregnancy I ROCKED a fit pregnancy.  It took a LOT of hard work.  It took a VERY supportive community.  It took BIG determination.  But it was awesome!  I mean heck you could still see my obliques on the morning of the day she came!  What was hard... was after she was born and it seemed like it all just POOF disappeared!  The second picture is less than 24 hours after she was born.  Sure I was glad that I felt good, I had a sweet baby girl, and that I wasn’t NEARLY as big as I was after the boys.  But I also saw my inner mean girl come out about my hard work feeling like a waste because I couldn’t SEE it anymore.  But it WAS there even when it wasn’t evident to the naked eye.  My body was stronger and healthier.  And putting in all that hard work even when I was pregnant helped my body bounce back quicker too!  So take care of yourself at EVERY stage even when it feels futile!  Because your body WILL get better, stronger, and healthier! 💕
Day 1 complete. Bring it on day 2. 💪
So that fun “how has aging treated you” thing floating around Facebook. I was curious....so I went to go look for my first profile picture.  What I found made me so sad.  It was from 2007 you guys. I’ve been on Facebook since it was only for college kids, in 2002! I literally deleted 5 years of my life. Do you know why?  I hated the way I looked. 💣  I spent my late teens and early twenties taking horrible care of myself. Doing the bare minimum for exercise, drinking too much, eating too much some days and nowhere near enough on others, getting less sleep as a college student than I do as a mother of 4 with a 6 month old, and a spicy chicken sandwich with a large fry from Wendy’s was my go to on the way home from class.  Let me tell you something. The journey to become healthy has taken YEARS. I have taken every pill, tried every shake, done every cleanse, you name it. TEN years after deciding something had to change, I can, with ABSOLUTE certainty, tell you the big secret: a healthy, well-balanced approach to nutrition, consistent exercise, adequate amounts of sleep, daily brain food in the form of personal development and soul food in the form of healthy friendships are the secret sauce.  It’s not something you can do all at once. It’s not something that will happen overnight.  It’s not something that can be replaced by anything on the market in the form of a pill, wrap, or cream.  Being healthy isn’t about being skinny.  It’s about feeling ALIVE. It’s about having ENERGY. It’s about being STRONG.  It’s about not having to live on prescriptions that are just bandaids put over the real problem.  ANYONE can get healthier. It just takes time, persistence, patience and commitment. 💫
It’s okay to take time for you!  I know 💯 I’m a better mom for taking this 20 mins to do this workout. Without a doubt this 20 mins that he plays alone while his twin watched kids tube, they’ll be fine! Judge me if you want for using toys and electronics for a moment of sanity for me!  But let’s be real here!  They saw me working towards my health, working for me, doing something hard and having moments that I wanted to quit but didn’t!  They saw strength and heart and I hope they remember that when they are big! ♥️
First off.....OMG he is sooooo stinkin CUTE!!😍 Second, If you didn't already know I carry authentic Baltic Amber necklaces in the shop!! Why do people love them?? ☆Natural Baltic Amber has been used for centuries in European countries to aid in pain relief. It will help calm a baby without the use of over the counter drugs and remedies, providing relief day and night.  The Punkin Butt Teething Necklace that I carry is made with natural Baltic Amber and is hand crafted by professionals with years of experience. For safety, knots are tied between each bead to protect you from losing any in case of breakage. Lengths vary slightly from 12.5" to 13" to fit a newborn to a small child at a choker necklace length. This length is great for newborns since it falls below the chin and will not pull on their neck and will prevent an older baby or toddler with teeth from being able to chew on the necklace and to keep it against their skin even when fully clothed. ☆ ****Important Safety Notice: Please supervise your child at all times while wearing the necklace (or any jewelry). Amber necklaces are made for wearing not for chewing! Amber is petrified tree sap and will crack and break under too much pressure. Teething necklaces should be removed when baby is sleeping or unattended! You can secure the necklace around the baby's ankle at night to continue the comfort of amber. We assume no responsibility if any harm should come to the child due to misuse of our products.**** (https://www.punkinbutt.com/shop#!/Amber-Teething-Necklace/p/122279821) 📷 @ashleys_photography2
If your a momma who is struggling to find your motivation, let me help. These little eyes see EVERYTHING you do. This little ones are like sponges. She watched shaun t for 3 seconds before she got down with me and did exactly what she saw! I LOVE including my kiddo into my workout. We are creating healthy habits together. 💖💖
Nailed Day ONE ☝️ of #transform20. Productive morning, and now I’m definitely ready for a nap. Especially in this rain! 🌧
Monday Move! The bird dog with a 1-armed row or fly.  Don’t let this move fool you, it’s harder than it looks! It’ll challenge your core, booty, and back. • • For the first move, I’m first inhaling, then engaging my core as I exhale and lift leg back.  Then, row weight straight up.  Keep your core engaged and back flat as you row the weight. • • The second is similar, but I am lifting the weight out instead of up, for a 1-armed fly.  This is a little harder and I did go lighter on the weight.  Try to do 10 each side for 1-3 sets. **for each move, I exhale as I lift the weight • • #pregnancyexercise #32weekspregnant
After a lot of thought, and a lot of consideration.. I have decided to change my name.  I know a few people were confused at my name.. but it just meant a lot to me. My first baby and the journey we had pumping, and helping others.. that meant a lot to me. I was sad to change my name, because of the memories and what it meant to me.  I intend to still post pumping tips and tricks, but also any and all things milky and mama! Please keep following my journey into making pumping and nursing normalized! Thanks for the continued support 🍼❤️
I’ve figured it out! No one actually has the perfect body image thing down.  this morning i was looking in the mirror... as every good story starts :) And thinking about how my body does not like the way that I want it to look. And I love to say that my first thoughts were amazing positive body image thoughts but that’s not the reality. The process of seeing yourself in a positive light and loving on your body takes time but there are a couple tips that have help me to make this journey a little easier . . Start with the positive self talk. I had no idea how many things I was saying to myself throughout the day that I didn’t even realize. Start paying attention and talking about all the things you love about yourself for the things your great at . . Acknowledge how strong you are. So many times we focus on how week we are there with the things we can’t do but what about your body strength how strong do you feel when you accomplish something that was scary to you were at or something that made you feel less then. And if you’re not sure it might just be time to conquer the things that have been holding you back. . . And lastly dress in what makes you feel like the hottest person in the room.  Trust me it’s important to wear clothes that make you feel amazing. It’s so important and that’s why i value quality over quantity now. If i put something on and it doesn’t make me feel like i can conquer the day, off it goes. Find clothes that make you feel amazing like this cute sweater I’ve been wearing the last 2 days. . . . What self talk have y’all been saying? Let’s change that. In the comments below share something you love about yourself. . . . #ad #sponsored #4weekspostpartum #shoppinkblush
Walking into Mondays like... I am so ready to crush the week.  So much excitement from my test group.  Gives me motivation and excitement for the launch of this new step program.  My husband and I spent hours meal prepping yesterday so we could have another perfect week of nutrition  Today I am motivated and happy.  What are you going to conquer this week?
WELCOME HER: . The Nafsa (new mother) is born . We Welcome and Honour Her . Always a woman by her side .  Ready to support her and provide .  We use postpartum healing medicine .  So ancient, sacred, wise and feminine .  Letting her sleep, rest and recover . While she makes sure she has a cover .  She is supported and we remove the weight from her shoulder . Never letting her to feel colder... . Share 3 ways how you welcome and honour the new mother (or how you plan to or what you love about this)! . . . . . . #postpartum #sacredpostpartum #womensempowerment #businessmentor #traditionalpostpartum #takingbackpostpartum #sacred #traditions #moroccanpostpartummedicine #tnps #morocco #qabla #postpartumdoula #indigenous #amazigh #storytelling #revive #reclaim #restore #ancestralmedicine #mothersofmorocco #thefirstfortydays #culture #empowerment #tribalsisterhood #birthworker #newmother #nafsa #thenafsaprojectschool #soulfulbusinesscoach
Not gonna lie, there have been a lot of difficult moments over these last couple of weeks as we strive to balance the needs of a newborn and a willful toddler (and just sometimes addressing our own needs as well). Hormones and exhaustion and newborn cries and 2.5 year old tantrums can do a number on the psyche, let me tell you (or hey parents out there 👋🏼 , you probably already know). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Well...I want to put “pen to paper” with some truths to combat the negative voices in my head that are being extra loud today... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✨I’m a good mom. Today I prioritized one on one time with Ro, making pancakes AND baking cookies together (🍪🥞 > 🥗). When I wasn’t doing that I was breastfeeding Salem... All. Day. Long. I calmly and skillfully cleaned up her very first blowout 💩. I kept the house halfway clean. I helped Jim make some time for projects that fill his cup. I made my babies smile and laugh. I even brushed my teeth. Yes there were stressful moments and I may not have done the handful of to-dos I had set for myself in the morning, I may not really know what I’m doing half the time, but I showered my daughters with love and affection. I want to be better at noticing my good as well as my bad on these days ✨. Friends, take a minute to tell yourself all the good you did today- it feels good♥️. #parenthood #justbreathe
Baby Michael kept his family up two nights in a row waiting for labor to kick into high gear. . . . He finally arrived peacefully in the water, and his family was amazed at his gentle and quiet arrival after so much anticipation. . . . His mama rocked it. We can’t wait to hear what his two older siblings think of him. 😍 . . . Michael’s stats 🖤: -8 pounds 2.5 ounces -20 inches . . . #naturalbirth #waterbirth #waterbirthbaby #naturalbirthing #breathoflifebaby #waterbirth #waterbirthbaby #waterbirths #birthcenterfamily #birthcenterbirth #empoweredbirthproject #thirdbaby #39weekspregnant #happyfamilymoments #sleepovers #postpartumlife #takingbackbirth #takingbackpostpartum
Ive taken my before pictures and I’ve taken my measurements and I’m SO ready for tomorrow. I can not wait to see how far I’ve come in six weeks. I can’t wait to share these side by side my new results in 6weeks.... Join us! Or stay tuned!
One year after nearly going bald.  Also referred to as postpartum hair loss, which would occur anywhere between two and four months after giving birth, can affect between 40 and 50 percent of women.  You always hear stories, but when you live through it, it’s something different.  At 3 month post partum, my hair started falling out. It just didn’t stop. Chunks came out. I was smothered in my sleep by balls of hair. I couldn’t cook or be near food for fear of contamination.  The bald patches were severe. My hairline receded an inch in the corners.  One year later, this is my regrowth! I have never had full or thick hair, so this is an accomplishment for me. I’m feeling my oats with this picture, and I’m taking back post partum! #postpartum #postpartumhairloss #postpartumbody #hairloss #feelingmyoats #hairshedding #baby #bald #childbirth #naturalchildbirth #takingbackpostpartum #takingbackbirth #hairline #unclefester
When your mom offers to crop your stomach. Nah, we good 💃 Tired AF because homegirl was not having it last night. #6dayspostpartum #4thtrimester #3generations #imadedis #adelinemarcella #sweetadeline #takingbackpostpartum
2008 to 2019 ... from me and my boy in Alaska to me and my girls in Scotland. I’d give almost anything to live another day with my beloved boy... and another day of that field biologist life. Both photos are living my dream... and one day I WILL get to combine the two. #10yearsapart #livingthedream #lifegoals #fieldbiologist #ornithologist #alaskalife #alaskanpoundpup #souldog #livingmybestlife #adventuremamas #raisingstronggirls #motheranddaughters #takingbackpostpartum #stillwearingxtratufs
@spiritysol SpiritySol steals my heart on a regular basis ~ so much so that I have invested into and gifted Catie’s work and collabs and believe so wholeheartedly in the way she spreads the love. Check out these amazing new postpartum inspirations #postpartum #takingbackpostpartum #valuemotherhood #pullupthedrawbridge #postnatal #doula #art #inspiration #motheringthemother #youareenough #youarenotalone #surrender #be
FEMININE 🌸  This is the second of my core desired feelings for 2019. Feminine energy is the nurturing, creative, compassionate side of ourselves. She is graceful, abundant and vibrant. Strength through softness. . I see this beautiful feminine energy being lost in so many women (myself included). During pregnancy we become so much more attuned to this feminine energy. We allow ourselves to rest. We extend compassion towards ourselves as we create life. 🌸  Postpartum, we often fall straight back into the more masculine energies that we are accustomed to. Striving, pushing through, achieving. 🌸 . You can see it in yourself when you are exhausted, but won’t rest because there is sooo much to be done. Or when you expect your life to constantly be on an upward projectory. Always achieving more.  This year, I want to learn to weave in and out of the two. To create and dream with all my feminine wisdom. I want to learn to rest before I need it, to nourish my body and fill up my cup. And then from that place, to be able to use my masculine energy to brings those creations to life. To do so with intelligence and drive. 🌸 . What words describe how you want to feel this year? ✨ . . . . . #postnatalhealing #takingbackpostpartum #bounceback #postpartumwellness #postnatalwellbeing #postnatalyoga #prenatalyoga #postpartumyoga #fitmummyproject #fitmummyprojectapp #kimmysmithfit
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In my early 20's I used to look forward to the weekend so I could party🍹🍸 Now that I am in my 30's I look forward to spend quality family time together. 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 We went to the Zoo and we have been here a bunch but it is awlays so fun to see it through the eyed of my little guy. 🐒🦓🐢 He loves feeding the giraffes and seeing all the animals.  It is a great way to burn his energy too because he walks the whole time👍  Happy Sunday Funday
Hi! My name is Desiree and my very own postpartum support company is launching tomorrow!! Life is dreamy!!!!
#motherhood is hard, y'all. Everyone knows about the sleep deprivation, changed body, struggle for self care, etc, but not many people talk about the health issues #childbirth can trigger.  Having a baby is a MAJOR stressor. For many, this can trigger #adrenalfatigue, #mentalhealth changes, and #autoimmune issues, just to name a few.  After my first child, I had an #arthritis flare for the first time in TEN YEARS. I suffered for 10 months, until after I stopped breastfeeding. After my second birth, the same thing happened. I spent six months postpartum on some high doses of pain meds, and I was sick of it. It was destroying my gut, and I knew I needed to make some serious changes. • We were already very loosely #paleo,  and I knew I always felt amazing after doing #whole30, so I started researching #aip. I started AIP in October, and little by little, I started feeling better! I started to get ANSWERS for my health issues, and now I'm so happy to say I am almost completely off of pain meds with minimal swelling. • I have been able to reintroduce most foods, but I react to dairy, gluten (I can have sprouted bread), soy, paprika (y'all - it is in EVERYTHING), chili powder, and beans (unless dry and soaked overnight). I have to be careful with corn, tomatoes, peppers, and sugar.  So, all of this LONG health update to say - don't suffer in silence! Do your research. Find supplements that work, but don't neglect your diet at the same time! If you have any questions about my journey, shoot me a PM! Yes, I miss cheese, but I like being able to hold my baby more. ❤️
Anyone else have a kid that is obsessed with garbage/recycling trucks? Our trash men are awesome! They always honk and wave, and lift the arm up and down for Eli when we run out there. I love watching his interests develop... What were your kids obsessed with at this age?
Being my girls’ mama is my favorite thing that I am. This morning I’ve been thinkin’ bout how I have two sets of eyes looking at me as an example. I hope I teach them lots of things. I want them to love their bodies, to be gentle with themselves, to be healthy, to be kind to others and soooo much more.  Postpartum is such a strange time. It’s a mix of wanting to soak up every newborn cuddle & appreciating the body that just grew a human. It’s also accepting the changes, stretch marks and extra weight. I’d be lying if I said I haven’t cried about not fitting in anything but leggings and oversized sweaters since having Shiloh. Although every pound gained was worth it to have my sweet girls, it’s still hard. Now I have the opportunity to teach them firsthand how to have a healthy lifestyle. 💪🏼 (this picture is from when S was about 11 months old, and it’s giving me alllll the motivation!) #scotlandjordan
@marigoldmommy ・・・ You wouldn’t dare catch me posting an image of my raw, real body like this before becoming a mother. Not because of modesty, but because of all of the “flaws”. Being the chubby one of my family, I’ve always struggled with body image and in the past, I’ve done drastic things to try and match the figure of my siblings. I get comments from friends saying how I’ve “snapped back” since having Indi, but that simply isn’t true. I just wear clothes that flatter my body. My body may never be completely back to how it was pre-pregnancy and I’m 100% okay with that. I’m learning to embrace my body one day at a time. Some days are harder than others, but I can say that this is the most comfortable I’ve been with my body in my entire life. Day in, day out, this flabby and stretch mark filled vessel nourishes my daughter and for that alone, I should be showing it all the gratitude in the world. #pregnacy #pregnant #maternity #postpartumweightloss #workoutmotivation #workout #newborn #labor #postpartum #pastpartumbody #thisispostpartum #postpartumfitness #postpartumjourney #breastfeeding #postpartumdepression #newmom #momlife #doula #birth #csection #homebirth #midwife #lactation #takingbackpostpartum #ppbodies
C O M M O N 🚫 = N O R M A L. While incontinence is common for postpartum women...it is a sign of core dysfunction. It’s not just a “thing” you have live with for the rest of your life as a result of having babe(s). Rehabilitation and education about what to do (breath work + functional progression + appropriate movement) and what NOT to do (keep pushing through double unders when you’re peeing + single muscle activation of the core) will HELP you. @BIRTHFIT Postpartum Series starts February 4th. Registration link in bio.
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Post holiday pooch whaat?! 😝 my husbands friend gave us a bar, so I was practicing hang cleans and dying 🍑 alsooo, loving all my @gymsharkwomen gear I got for Christmas 😍 • • • • • • #fitmilitarywife #takingbackpostpartum #fitmom #girlswholift #4monthspostpartum #igers #igdaily #fitspo #inspiration #fitnessjourney #fitlife #fitfam #milspouse #weightlifting #health #love #bhfyp #physiquefreak #physique #physiquegoals #dailygrind #instagood #postpartumfitness #gymshark #gymsharkwomen
Workout complete! It is really amazing to see the changes in your body not only what people can physically see but, also what you can physically do. There are things that when I signed up for the #transform20 challenge that I couldn’t do. Today I was doing those moves, NOT modified!
Annonse// How not to feel guilty when you decide to stop breastfeeding? . I have been really open about my breastfeeding journey so far, and gotten so much love and support. But when I shared my decision to stop, I got a lot of, what I like to call “momshaming” I feel like suddenly people had something to say about it! Or is it just me feeling vulnerable about stopping? So I’m wondering, is stopping breastfeeding a TABOO subject? Are people scared to talk about it?  Even trough all the DMs about why? and why I shouldn’t I’ve noticed that the curiosity on this process is in demand.  Did you know that when you stop breastfeeding the hormones goes bananas?Getting the blues, feeling sad and depressed, and even anxiety increases. So all we should do is to support and spread love 💕 not make each other feel more guilty then we’re already are.  I will still share my journey with everyone who is curious or thinking about weaning out of breastfeeding! But please be nice ❤️ 👕👖Twinning pjs @polarnopyretnorge  #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeeding #takingbackpostpartum #postpartum #polarnopyret #polarnopyretnorge #stopmomshaming #momlife #motherhood #momswhosupportmoms

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