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2 months postpartum vs 2 months till due date 😁 @nathanlissejamie #fitpregnancyjourney

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fitmommymd. Snuck in a workout today! Which consisted of a nonbrisk walk on my tre

Snuck in a workout today! Which consisted of a nonbrisk walk on my treadmill and a little bit of very light weights. Doc said all looked well. Fingers crossed. Apparently I'm almost in the safe zone...one more day 👍🏾😊❤ #fitpregnancyjourney #fitmommylife #fitmommy #fitpregnant #fitpreggo #fitnessmotivation #fitpregnancy #fitmd #fitpregnant #fitandpreggo #fitmom #fitmoms #superwoman #blackgirlmagic #melaninmagic #blackgirlpower #superwomen

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mindful.birthing.oahu. I think one of the things that draws me to teaching expectant parents

I think one of the things that draws me to teaching expectant parents the skill of mindfulness is that I know it’s not just preparing them for labor. It’s preparing them for those moments when the baby is up at 3am and won’t go back to sleep. It’s preparing them for the frustrations when breastfeeding isn’t going so smoothly. It’s preparing them for the irritability and fussiness babies go through when they are teething. It’s preparing them for the toddler meltdowns in the grocery store. 🌀 🌀 All the research in mindfulness for childbirth and parenting shows that parents who cultivate this skill and continue with it have less postpartum depression and anxiety, have happier babies, and both parents and children exhibit more resilience to life’s challenges. 🌀 🌀 But what really motivates me in teaching this skill to parents is that I know their daily practice of mindfulness sets the example for their children, those children are the beneficiaries of happier, more satisfied, less stressed out parents, and then those children grow up to be more content, well-adjusted, successful adults. The things we do now, for ourselves and our kids, affects the future generations and creates ripples of goodness that are immeasurable. 🌀 🌀 #mindfulbirthing #mindfulmama #prenatalyoga #childbirtheducation #mindfulnessteacher #mindfulness #mindfulnesspractice #forthefuture #futuregenerations #holisticpregnancy #pregnantyogi #mindfulnessmeditation #mindfulnessforpregnancy #oahudoula #healthypregnancy #fitpregnancyjourney #fitpregnancy #presentmoment #mindbodyconnection #fourthtrimester #postpartumfitness

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Chasing that after feeling!!💙🌿 3(ish) miles felt heavy and long today but I never regret getting outside & soaking up the opportunity to move! It’s not always pretty & it’s definitely not always easy but it’s always worth it💯 (Don’t mind my running partner in the background, she got sidetracked by a squirrel😆🐿) #runviews #runningfortwo

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photo_bean23. Sometimes my gym is spotless and quiet! MOST of the time it is pure ch

Sometimes my gym is spotless and quiet! MOST of the time it is pure chaos and mayhem. #literally. Looking at the silver lining today. Squeezed in 30 minutes of yoga (not so relaxing) but felt good to slow things down. Bonus, got a few laughs watching Jack and Andrew attempt it! #yogapants #boymomlife #messyhousedontcare #workoutspace #fitpregnancyjourney

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delbarka. 6 mile hike + “pregnancy” workout + acupuncture + 10 hr sleep ... your

6 mile hike + “pregnancy” workout + acupuncture + 10 hr sleep ... your move next baby girl 💜 #anyday #stillpregnant #duedate #preggo

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That moment you’re mid sentence explaining to your coworkers and boss about the workouts you do from home + how much you love the nutrition plan...while scarfing down pizza and a cupcake😂 #noshame #surprisepartymademedoit So I think they got the point about balance and enjoying the treat meals! I don’t just enjoy pizza and cupcakes now that I’m pregnant. I thoroughly enjoyed them before 👌🏽 Who doesn’t love them? BUT I do try to: 1. Prep my meals every Sunday to fuel my bod with clean eats while focusing on portions. 2. Look at food as fuel, not comfort. 3. Enjoy those treats in moderation—without the guilt! It took a long time to get past the guilt part and the diet mindset. But you can do it too, sister. And I’ll hold you accountable to that!

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“Are you even pregnant you aren’t showing yet”... girl I promise you I am a she’s just hiding 🙈 here’s a little #TBT it seems like just yesterday he was giving me a high five when I shared the news that I was pregnant, now here we are almost 1/2 way through this pregnancy!!! As for an update, the reason I haven’t updated much is because there’s not much to update on! Im experiencing very few ‘pregnancy symptoms’ and I’m very thankful that pregnancy has been fantastic so far! I went into pregnancy terrified because I had only heard the hard side! I literally woke up daily my entire first trimester thinking “well today’s got to be the day I start feeling like complete crap” because that’s what the internet made pregnancy out to be and I get it, it is that way for some, but for some it’s really not bad! I’ve been approved to continue all physical activity thank the lord because without fitness idk what I would do, it’s become such a huge part of my day to day life! Nutrition hasn’t changed much, yes I’ve upped my calories a tad to nurture baby per what my doctor recommends but really it’s not much that you are supposed to increase. Idk where eating for two originated but it makes me laugh because baby is so so so small. I rest more than usual I guess growing another human makes you kinda tired haha but I’m very thankful I’m able to work from home and rest when needed! It’s really made this whole journey so enjoyable and I know when baby comes it will be so special to be home with her all day! I guess when I thought about pregnancy before getting pregnant I just figured that as soon as I was pregnant my life would be flipped upside down. but I’m just over here living my life per usual with no real changes in my day to day life yet but I know that will change when baby comes don’t worry I’m not that naïve!! If I’m being honest, I don’t really feel pregnant yet... I’m anxiously awaiting the day I do but until then I’m just going to keep on keeping on! I’m curious, what are some of your baby must haves? I guess I should start making a registry and shopping sometime soon 🙉🙈

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glider workout, can also be done with socks 🙌🏻

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#ThrowBackThursday to my #KetoPregnancy 🤰🥰 I delivered my #KetoBaby in October 2018. I gained a total of 22lbs and my baby boy was born happy and healthy, weighting 7lbs5oz. Since then I have reached my prepregnancy weight and I have continued the keto lifestyle. I breastfeed without any issues of supply. If I ever feel supply is dropping I increase calories through fat. Mama and baby are doing great! . . #31weekspregnant 51 days to go until this amazing #ketopregnancy is over. This has been hands down my easiest #pregnancy. I feel great and I'm happy with the way I look despite having a ton stretch marks from my first 3 pregnancies. I never would have dreamed of wearing a 2 piece to the beach or pool before, but this time I'm proud with the way I kept my weight under control so let the world see my tiger stripes. With this pregnancy I was #keto from the start. I told my doctor I was consuming less than 20grams of net carbs per day and he was 100% supportive of my #ketolifestyle as long as I gained weight in my second trimester (and I did). I'm 5'0", I started this pregnancy at 118lbs, I currently weigh 133lbs, and I've felt great this entire pregnancy - high energy levels, no nausea or vomiting, and even my mood seems more stable compared to what I experienced with my last 3 pregnancies. Keto isn't a diet for me, it's a lifestyle. I keto for the mental health benefits and anything else is a plus, so I plan to continue a #ketodiet after pregnancy.

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morganleeb__. When your friends are physical therapists. ☺️ Recently with pregnancy,

When your friends are physical therapists. ☺️ Recently with pregnancy, my calves seem to be on the edge of cramping every day. This seems to help ☺️😆 thanks @anovencido . . #pregnant #fitpregnancy #fitpregnancyjourney #runner #altrarunning #runnersofinsta #runnersofinstagram #recovery #therapy #physicaltherapy #theragun #hypervolt #yeahbuddy #silverstrandphysicaltherapy #friends #fitness #workout

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divaette. My Husband and I have started a habit of reading books...well he start

My Husband and I have started a habit of reading books...well he started it and now I’m following his lead. He bought me a Kindle for Christmas to get me to read more. Well, it’s finally working. 😂 . . . I’m reading Atomic Habits by James Clear and it is changing my life!❤️ . . . I have always been a person that dreamed big, that wanted more for my life. But I’m also the person that struggles with staying consistent and following through. . . . After a conversation with my Husband about how this struggle is affecting our family life, I decided to take action by reading about how to get better. What I didn’t realize was the amount of actual “action” I would be taking because this book is not just about learning about habits, but how to actually take action and change your habits. . . . I have seen such a positive change in my life since taking each chapter and applying it to my everyday. The key is to take it step by step. But as you know, I like to dream big, so expect some crazy changes in me in the future 😉

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nancyandersonfit. Gut & Behavior: Can gut health influence your brain, mood, and tempera

Gut & Behavior: Can gut health influence your brain, mood, and temperament? . . It can—and it can affect your child in the same way. New research out of the University of Turku shows that different types of gut bacteria in young infants are associated with different temperament traits! . . For example, after analyzing the gut diversity and microbiome of 303 infants, the researchers discovered that infants who had greater levels of the bacterium genus Bifidobacterium in their gut at age 2.5 months were more likely to exhibit positive emotions like happiness and delight by the time they were six months old. A positive temperament is also associated with an extrovert personality type. Likewise, children who had greater gut microbiome diversity were LESS likely to have negative emotionality and reduced fear reactivity. The authors published their findings in May 2019 volume of the peer-reviewed journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. While more research needs to be done to help figure out the exact relationship between gut health and temperament (cause and effect vs. just correlation?), the early work is super interesting! The researchers ascribe these changes to something called the "gut-brain axis," defined as a "functional relationship between gut flora and central nervous system via the nervous, immune and endocrine systems." And as we're waiting for more studies to be done, it's perfectly reasonable for us parents to do everything we can to optimize our children's gut health. . . Work to provide your children with nutritious gut-healthy foods, explore kid-friendly supplements including probiotics and omega-3 fatty acids, and if possible, optimize YOUR gut health during pregnancy to boost your future kiddos' immune health and microbiota. If you need supplement suggestions and my fav probiotic that is my top choice what what I give my kids, you can check them out in my shop. Click the link in bio, then click supplements to see suggestions! . . Article link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0889159119300777?via%3Dihub

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I’m pregnant, not handicapped. ⠀ ⠀ I am excited to continue to document my pregnancy because it seems that we are misled to believe that we are more fragile than we really are!⠀ ⠀ I think it can make us lose focus on one of the most important components (of a healthy pregnancy,) keeping ourselves physically and mentally strong.⠀ ⠀ I think too many women are not participating in regular exercise during their pregnancy because of outdated information and fear of harm. I was one of those people during my first pregnancy, and I gained an unhealthy amount of weight, and mentally did not feel good. ⠀ ⠀ When you know better, do better! Now I am aware that remaining sedentary during pregnancy is associated with significantly more complications, such as gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, toxemia, among other things. ⠀ ⠀ I also know there is nothing I can do to harm this little bean in my tummy, and not only do doctors recommend you workout during pregnancy, but they even recommend you START working out even if you weren’t before. It went from “working out isn’t safe” to “you can continue doing what you are doing if you were doing it before becoming pregnant”, to “even if you weren’t doing it before, you should start.” We’ve come along way!⠀ ⠀ 20 weeks pregnant and I’m still feeling good and full of energy! Am I still gaining weight? Of course! Do I mentally feel good and strong? Yes! Will I bounce back quicker postpartum? Time will tell! How much longer can I keep my abs?? No one knows! 🤣⠀ ⠀ Did any of you notice a difference in pregnancy and the way you felt when you kept up exercise opposed to one when you didn’t?

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38 weeks today. 😍🤰💙💖 Walking everyday and wearing the same things to work every week because nothing fits, and I refuse to buy any more maternity clothes. 😊

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For all you mamas out there (especially the pregnant ones!) who find it super hard to slow down 👇🏻 . It is a-o-kay to plop your 🍑 in bed and eat an entire bag of microwaved popcorn 🍿 . Currently living my best pregnant life and watching ‘The one with the prom video’ 🙌🏻 That kiss at the end NEVER gets old! 🤗🦞 . I may have seen every episode a solid 12 times. But seriously, what’s more comforting than popcorn and #FRIENDS on repeat 🤷🏻‍♀️ . #friendsobsessed #illbethereforyou

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Here’s a cute picture of me not in workout clothes ✨ because right now it’s rest day, taking care of me and this growing babe 👶🏼 because it’s hot as hades. Check on your pregnant friends- cuz we are not okay 😂😂😂 taking a rest day, is just as important as the hard workouts. Your body needs time recover. ☀️ happy Thursday! Friday- where you at boo???💗 #boymom💙 #hotashades #restdays #26weekpregnant #fitmamatobe #pregnancyfashion #fitpregnancyjourney #healthierlife #wahmlife #summermeltdown2019☀️

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alaacky3. You say you want to live that different life. You asked for better thi

You say you want to live that different life. You asked for better things. . Well I hate to break it to ya honey but that requires a little change, getting a little uncomfortable. . So don’t complain when things get hard. You asked for this. You wanted something great. Well, it’s right on the other side of this hard.

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pregnantfitandfabulous. Lunge before you lunch! Keeping fit and strong is essential for every

Lunge before you lunch! Keeping fit and strong is essential for every pregnant mum. Lunges are one of the best forms of keeping your legs toned and strong. _______________________ Make sure you are adequately warmed up before you do your lunges. Beginners: 2 sets of 15 repetitions with 60 seconds break. Intermediate: 2-4 sets of 20-25 reps with 60-90 seconds break. If you are in the third trimester, do what you can without discomfort in the pubic area, and also avoiding sciatica in this last trimester. Some mums will aggravate the sciatic nerve when they do lunges, so listen to your body and adjust accordingly. #lunges

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Want to know my secret for daily ice cream cravings? I found a way to make superfoods taste like a chocolate 🍨. . My special Superfood protein Frozen banana Almond milk Frozen mixed berries . Blend it and watch the cravings disappear!

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Big-sister shark got to hear baby-sister shark’s heartbeat today 💗💗💗⠀ ⠀ And mommy shark’s heart just about melted 💞 ⠀ ⠀ P.S. I get nervous EVERY appointment about my weight. I see other moms-to-be posting about their weight gains and I’m over here like 😲...forget shark...I must be a whale 🐳 ⠀ ⠀ It takes me a second to snap out of that comparison trap and remember that I am gaining PERFECTLY for me and my daughter 💞 ⠀ ⠀ First of all, pregnancy is not the time to be worried about weight. It’s a time to be worried about HEALTHY. And while YESS I’m all about the carbs (have I mentioned I’m still getting morning sickness here at 22 weeks? YUP. That’s fun 😒), I AM committed to drinking my superfoods daily, working out 4-6+ times a week, and making overall healthy choices (along with some fun ones too 😋) for me and my growing bump. ⠀ ⠀ Second of all, comparison is the biggest killer of happiness. So if you’re here scrolling on Instagram craving the health, fitness, life or whatever someone else is projecting on their highlight reel...STOP 👏 IT👏 NOW👏⠀ ⠀ Inspiration? YES. Motivation? YES. Comparison? NO. ⠀ ⠀ You are doing GREAT, momma! You are PERFECT for you & your family. And YOU are in control of your life. Not the random account on the gram making you feel like 💩⠀ ⠀ Choose YOU. You are strong and powerful, just the way you are 😘

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tarra.yvette. #throwbackthursday to when I was werkin it in the third trimester - sc

#throwbackthursday to when I was werkin it in the third trimester - scaring most of the people around me 😂. Honestly though I’m way more scared for mommas NOT working out than those that are. Fitness helped make my vbac (vaginal birth after cesarean) possible in so many ways. Check my blog (link in bio) for all my fitness updates - pregnant and beyond. I even explain WHY fitness was so important to me during pregnancy in the pinned post.

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Sky high in Colorado 🏔 . . . Can I just say how FREAKIN PROUD I am of this body?! Not only have I created life, but I’m also carrying it and carried it to 12,000ft today with no one other than Rosalind. Thankful for kind words from strangers telling me how amazing I am to be doing that hike at 7 months pregnant💪🏼It was waaay harder with 25 extra pounds on me and my center of gravity completely off but I’m so happy to be be feeling like myself again ☺️ #7monthspregnant #hermangulch #arapahoenationalforest #hikingadventures #womenwhohike #denver #colorado #fitpregnancyjourney

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