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DAY 205 - attitude cut-out! I like the outfit and the attitude, and the no-face. I will try to glue it on some paper tomorrow (magazine, newspaper, texture?)


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Many parents are told there is no benefit of breastfeeding or breastmilk beyond a year. This is absolutely not true. If breastfeeding or pumping or supplementation is working for a family they should be supported by medical professionals to continue not pushed to stop with incorrect information.
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#kellymom #iib #informedisbest #family #ibclc #lelecheleague #baby #breastfeeding #formula #newborn #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeedingfriendly #doula #normalisebreastfeeding #microbiome #postpartumdepression #postpartum #lactationconsultant #birth #lactation #postpartumproject #supplimentalnursingsystem #sns #parenting #parentsupport #nursing #breastfeedinginfo #milk #childhood #motherhood


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DAY 191 - more of this!


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DAY 189 - pregnant woman - oil pastels and watercolor (new technique, and i am looking fwd to making more of this kind 🤗)


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Breastmilk continues to provide valuable calories and nutrition long after 6 months of age. The world health organization recommends “mothers worldwide to exclusively breastfeed infants for the child's first six months to achieve optimal growth, development and health. Thereafter, they should be given nutritious complementary foods and continue breastfeeding up to the age of two years or beyond.”
📷 - @ozbreastfeeding .
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#iib #informedisbest #family #ibclc #parents #baby #breastfeeding #formula #newborn #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeedingfriendly #doula #normalisebreastfeeding #aba #postpartumdepression #postpartum #lactationconsultant #birth #lactation #postpartumproject #supplimentalnursingsystem #sns #parenting #parentsupport #nursing #breastfeedinginfo #milk #feeding #childhood #who


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It is such an odd concept that we talk about the benefits of breastfeeding, skin to skin and cosleeping. These are the biological norms for human babies. There are risks with formula and babies being isolated from their care givers and we should talk about these facts.
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Formula and isolation from care givers increase the risk of SIDS. If parents are aware of these facts they can ensure they are making informed decisions for safety, and minimize risk where possible for their family situation.
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#iib #informedisbest #family #ibclc #parents #baby #breastfeeding #formula #newborn #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeedingfriendly #doula #normalisebreastfeeding #sidsawareness #postpartumdepression #postpartum #lactationconsultant #birth #lactation #postpartumproject #rednose #sids #parenting #parentsupport #nursing #breastfeedinginfo #milk #feeding #childhood #motherhood


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Breastfeeding releases hormones to help a mother sleep and breastmilk contains an amino acid called tryptophan that is used by infants to make melatonin.
Breastfeeding to sleep is the biological norm for babies and cosleeping or safe bed sharing can help support a successful breastfeeding relationship and breastfeeding and cosleeping reduce the risk of SIDS. If formula feeding with a bottle, feeding to sleep and pace feeding while cuddling baby can help sleep and provide comfort and security for the infant. Feeding is far more than just nutrition regardless of how you feed your baby.
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#iib #informedisbest #family #ibclc #parents #baby #breastfeeding #formula #newborn #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeedingfriendly #doula #normalisebreastfeeding #bottlefeeding #postpartumdepression #postpartum #lactationconsultant #birth #babysleep #postpartumproject #normalinfantsleep #sns #doula #parentsupport #nursing #breastfeedinginfo #feedtosleep #beyondsleeptrainingproject #attachmentparenting #infantsleepeducation


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Research has found breastfeeding decreases the risk of post-partum depression, and early cessation of breastfeeding has been linked to an increased risk of depression.

Over 90% of mothers initiate breastfeeding and those numbers steadily decline in the first days to weeks. Mothers and babies deserve access to educated professionals (International board certified Lactation consultant preferably) to support them on their breastfeeding journey, not only for mother and baby’s health and well being but for mental health too. Poor information such as unnecessary formula supplementation and restrictive feeding schedules damage the chances of successful breastfeeding.

If supplementation is required a Lactation consultant can support a mother through what best serves her family. There are so many options available between the mother breastfeeding and formula from a bottle. Families deserve to know all options from donated milk, supplemental nursing systems to expressed milk and prescription formula.

#iib #informedisbest #family #ibclc #parents #baby #breastfeeding #formula #newborn #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeedingfriendly #doula #normalisebreastfeeding #microbiome #postpartumdepression #postpartum #lactationconsultant #birth #lactation #postpartumproject #supplimentalnursingsystem #sns #parenting #parentsupport #nursing #breastfeedinginfo #milk #feeding #childhood #motherhood


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#tbt to my first show. Can’t we find a way to combine obstacles and sparkly bikinis for trophies please?


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Seriously can’t wait to start creating more of these #girlpower shirts along with two more designs we have yet to unveil! @abbygcollett and I have an amazing #postpartumproject in the works! Stayed tuned for these shirts!!!


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DAY 120 - i made a few of those - colored pencils on paper - shades of nude


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Thank you to @kboyle1521 and @betcher for the gorgeous good luck flowers from @annisflorals ! So ready for tomorrow’s show! (Dixon Place. 7:30.). #postpartumproject #tokophobia #shoplocal #30thave #astoria


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🙌🙌🙌 Isn’t this the truth?! I’m pretty sure I was going to be mega chilled about sleep routines, the kids were going to fit round our lives and life would carry on as normal, right?! Oh and bribery... 😂
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Don’t underestimate the power of finding your tribe so you can do this motherhood malarkey together! 💪🏻We are not meant to do it alone! 🙌✨❤️☀️
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Have you/did you plan for the fourth trimester? It is SO important. Take time to acknowledge what you have done, and take advantage of the help!! Never say no 🙈!! *
Have you seen my amazing ✨GIVEAWAY?✨In yesterday’s post. Time for some SERIOUS postpartum love 💖 however many days or years postpartum you are! Or as an amazing gift 💝 (gift wrapped with a free glorious @spacemasks)
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I love hearing these stories - what did you think you would NEVER do as a parent?? Tell me!! 😘
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This is my evening reading. Thank you @fourthtrimag 👏🏻❤️
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#findyourtribe #fourthtrimag #fourthtrimester #postpartumproject #ittakesavillage #40dayspostpartum #positivepostpartum #positivebirth #yourbirthyourway #ownyourbirth #teddington #hamptonhill #tw11 #tw12 #twickenham #kingston #kingstonmums #richmond #kew #tw9 #readyformotherhood #postpartumrecovery #postpartumlove #stmargarets #hypnobirthing #empoweredwomen #empoweredbirth #youvegotthis


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DAY 109 - blue is the warmest color


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DAY 107 - dressing / undressing


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What was only a 1 hour workout turned into 2. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 That’s what happens when life kicks in and there’s not enough time to get together more often to do all the talking. Well we also videoed AND since we are in PHASE 3 we are learning new moves which require watching, pausing and then putting moves into action. .
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Nothing matters except we completed Day 54 together and man did it leave us out of breathe😲 but together we knocked it out and killed it. .
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We’re moms of 3, firefighter wives which means our husbands are gone every 3rd day for 24hrs leaving us to handle everything on our own, @meech_thefitnurse a pediatric nurse and me running a very busy and demands a lot of my time. We know where we want to be and we work HARD no matter what life throws at us.
#lifeistough #liveyourbestlife #thursdayWOD #killingday54withmygirl #anagetsobsessed #80dayobsession #firefighterwives #after3pregnancies #workingonourpostbabybody #postpartumproject #pushplayeveryday #movingforward #progressnotperfection


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Try to simulate the movement that fetus quickening by using robot arm.
Its hard to creat a empathic feeling that people feel the power come from inside to outside.
#arduino #techno #empathy #postpartumproject
#industrialdesign


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DAY 49 - everyone wants their picture taken in front of Ai Weiwei art installation #goodfencesmakegoodneighbors - Washington Square Park - black and white or water colored?


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DAY 36 - people hanging out in Washington Square Park - with their phones too...


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These last few weeks I’ve been real hard on myself. I reached a goal that I slowly lost through the Holidays but I know just how to gain it all back. .
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I remember clearly having doubt in myself, feeling insecure, and putting it dead set in my head that there was NOTHING that would give me the opportunity of seeing past my imperfections and loving me for me without ever really working on ME. I would consistently complain, point out all the things I hated about the way I looked, had no balanced nutrition, did zero exercise and would sit on my ass with no ambition to be better. I have done a 360 with my life. I have been able to obtain abs after having 3 full term pregnancies, I am stronger than ever (I can do push-ups and pull-ups) and I know what a healthy nutrition is and how to re-focus on all of it to get back to where I know I can be.
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My journey has been filled with sweat, tears, disappointments, achievements, hard work and I have ways to go. .
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If this speaks volumes to you and you want to join me and get started on a journey of your own I am here to tell you that NOW is the time to take the leap of faith and toss all your excuses out. How bad do YOU want it?!? Because when you want it bad enough you’ll do whatever it takes.
#anythingispossible #momof3boys #postpartumbody #postpartumproject #workforwhatyouwant #workforthebodyyouwant


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Introducing Mama Says Stories | Postpartum Project
Mama J + G + EG
Labor hours: G: 4 hours EG:5 hours
I knew this would be good, but never knew that it would be life changing. I opened my house to mamas of all ages to bring their babies and show me their scars, their battle wounds, to show me their stretch marks, show me what they went through to carry a child. They did it with grace. Every mother with her own story and personality. Here is the start of the Mama Says Stories | Postpartum Project. I will show a mama like this on social media and you can visit the blog (link in profile) to see the rest of the images taken that day. I’m excited about this, very excited. #postpartumphotos #postpartumbody #mamasaysstories #mamasayspostpartumstories #birth #birthphotography #postpartumphotos #postpartumproject


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Today is Day One of my #postpartumproject . Let me tell you. Posting this photo right now is HARD. Tim took my before photos and I cried, a lot. I looked at them and thought, who the hell is that?! I don’t recognize myself. I was ashamed to even be in my sports bra and shorts that were so tight, it was uncomfortable, that a year ago fit great.
I have cellulite. I have rolls In places I didn’t know I could have them. I have stretch marks on my stomach, hips, and ass. But let me tell you something.
This little man is worth every stretch marks every dimple in my legs, and every roll. Because I grew my best friend in my belly, I have these. But these do not define me!! I shared my before photos with my girls in the FIT GIRL SQUAD. And they were so supportive that I cried even more! I’m so lucky to have this support through this challenging journey ahead of me. They made me realize that I WILL reach my goals! And with their support, I know I will.
So here’s to day one of making myself a priority again and being the best version of myself that I can be! And to any other mamas feeling the same way, WE GOT THIS! And if you need help, IM HERE!! PS- yes; those are Christmas PJs. Don’t judge, mama needs to do some laundry 😂


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Saturdays matter, every day counts. It’s all about the effort you put into it. Lucas has tournament all day and knew I had to put in work before enjoying my day. It’s a mental battle between doing what you NEED to do and doing what you WANT to do and for me it’s always wanting to do what I NEED to do and that’s pushing forward to reaching my goals.
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DAY 6 in the books 📚Did you get your workout in today?!? #80dayobsession #anagetsobsessed #74dayaleft #SaturdayWOD #hardwork #gainresults #keepgrinding #momofboys #postpartumproject #fulltermpregnancies #appreciateyourflaws #workingtowardsmygoals #momwithmuscles #momstrong


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New mill work around the house. #homesweethome #diy #postpartumproject


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Here we go......Make sure to stay tuned in watching my journey to transforming myself to the best yet possible me. I am working from the inside out to become more fit, stronger and healthier. Today marks DAY 1. #
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This is an 80 day program, a different exercise each day and a timed nutrition meal plan that I’m so excited over. If you’re interested in joining me well then what are you waiting for??? I will be hosting a February Challenge and accepting new customers this week. I will coach you through your way of a better lifestyle of which there will be no turning back. If you’re ready I’m here to help you get started.
#80dayobsession #imsoready #Day1 #noturningback #pushingforward #pressplayeveryday #mommagetsobsessed #gettingobsessedwithme #eatingplan #exercisecalendar #momof3getsfit #AAA #absassandarms #anagetsobsessed #littlemissobsessed #mommagetsobsessed #momsupport #womanempowerment #postpartumproject #workingformy34thbirthday #momsupportmoms


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DAY 21 (Magda is 3 weeks old 🎉🎈) - i tried to draw a portrait of Joseph, it doesn’t totally look like him, but at least i was able to work on my technique with a ballpoint pen! #dessinaubic #bic #bicbleu


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DAY 19 - street life in NEw York winter - ink on paper


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DAY 11 - Grand-mère et grand-père hiking NY streets in the cold


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Found these awesome drapery rods, can't wait to get them up. #design #homesweethome #postpartumproject


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DAY 7 - La Cena - on Christmas Day, i wanted to draw a big dinner, and that’s the first inspiration that came to my mind 😱- marker on paper board


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DAY 5 - Last minute Christmas shopping - marker and watercolor on paper


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No one told me to train for what I wanted, no one showed me how to train to get to where I wanted to be and no one forces me to keep working at my goals. It’s all in the heart of the lion. How bad do you want to see change within you?!?
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I am farrrrrrr from perfect but I am committed to showing up every day for ME! It’s what makes me happy, it’s what makes me stronger and it’s what keeps me healthy. 👊🏼
#mumof3 #momof3boys #manystretchmarks #iworkateveryday #keeppushing #postpartumproject #strongmomma #momstrong #momwithmuscles #imperfectionsandall #stillstrong


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I need this tile somewhere in my house, the question is where? #postpartumproject #homesweethome #marble #seriouslythough


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I’m that mom who is obsessed with being fit, obsessed with getting stronger, and obsessed with being the best me possible. I see so many women, so many moms while I’m out who are out of shape and when you look at the expression on their face they look miserable, tired of being tired. The exact look I had, the exact same feeling I had. Look for the possibilities for a change in the best for YOU!
#strongmomma #strongmum #mumunited #fitnessandhealth #momofboys #boymum #strongfromtheinsideout #teampurelife #lookingforthebestmeicanbe #putyourselffirst #noexcuses #postpartumbody #postpartumproject


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After 3 full term pregnancies my body was obviously far from where I wish that it’d be. Alfie and I spoke for some time about where I would be if I hadn’t taken the chance into the Beachbody opportunity for better health and fitness. He asked me something that stuck to me. “What held you back from beginning sooner than what you did?!? Was it the money or was it spending money we didn’t have and then allowing it to be a waste?!?” I thought to myself and replied quickly saying “I finally BELIEVED in myself and knew that I had to take a chance in ME!” “If I’d believed sooner, I would’ve invested the money anyway knowing that money was tight, but what I’d get out of it would be that much WORTH it.” 2+ years on this journey and yes I experience ups and downs but I’m committed and have structure on how to reach my goals and get myself there.
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Don’t allow for money, excuses and people to stop you from making a decision that could change your life as well. ♥️
#transformyourlife #mumof3boys #momofthree #momofboys #foundmylifeagain #anythingispossible #believeinyourself #endlesspossibilities #3fulltermpregnancies #postpartumbody #postpartumproject #myfitnesssndhealthjourney #healthybodytransformation


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Early wake up call this beautiful Saturday morning for a 30min sweat sesh. 💦 Feeling great and so ready for another great day with the fam. ♥️
#fitnessisimportant #healthandfitness #momofboys #fitmama #momwithmuscles #workingonmygoals #reachyourgoals #workingndailyonme #alwaysroomforprogress #progressnotperfection #3flltermpregnancies #postpartumproject


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@wacoalamerica has a new line of supportive and comfortable nursing bras that look like your every day bra and feel like your every day bra (with a touch of lace!). #ad My husband thinks it's a pre-nursing bra and has no idea! He always gives me those winks too when I wear it... And it doesn't bunch up under baby's chin either when I roll it down. Move over other chunky, ugly nursing bras! There's a new nursing bra in town 😏 #breastfeeding


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Tulsi Tee und nackte Haut!! ❤️ So macht Bildbearbeitung SPASS!!🌹


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I want to take a moment and thank every one of you who has Dm'd me with support along the way for breastfeeding. Both words of encouragement and advice to keep it going. Thank you so much for all of the love and support the past two months ❤️ You have helped me more than you will ever know!
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We are going on two months strong, 0 blisters or cracked nipples, one pumping session (which yielded 6 ounces a breast when I used to get 2-3 with my first!) and a strong mental view on it all now! Being successful this time around (see posts a year ago about struggles and supplementing with formula for first) has definitely helped me to avoid PPD and to be here and present in the moment mentally with baby and my family. -
The support and people I have met on this platform are amazing and lifting each other up helps others so much when times are tough. Let's lift a friend up who is breastfeeding (or even formula feeding because #fedisbest) whether they are struggling or not and share words of encouragement and love. You never know where they are at in there head and this could make the world of difference! -
Tag a friend, family member, husband that is expecting, has a child now or has been there to support you below and share some words of love!
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#breastfeeding #postpartum #postpartumdepression #mamabird


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“Become addicted to constant and NEVER ending self improvement.”
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You have ONE shot at this life, body and happiness. 💫
#fitandhealthymomma #fitmomofboys #surroundedbyboys #postpartumproject #gainresults #prebabybodyback #momboss #mompreneur #fitnessandhealthcoach #doitforyou #endlesspossibilities #improveoneself #pushittothelimits


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There’s something that just clicked when I realized I wasn’t happy with who I was and the way I was living my life. I was a young mom of 3 and felt so over feeling sick and tired. Something had to change and the excuses weren’t getting me too far. I need to pick myself up, believe in ME and realize that work, commitment and dedication is what it would take to get me to reaching my goals. I would constantly watch other moms do it and would see those huge smiles on their faces that I hoped for. A smile of confidence, a smile of satisfaction and a smile of achievement. .
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That’s when I decided it was time to put myself first and to get me my SMILE, BODY and HEALTH back. I’ve been fighting for it for 2 1/2 years and continue to work and not give. I’ll take the position I am in NOW over the old Ana anyday. I am so glad I gave these at home programs, this nutritional shake and meal plans a chance. They have done so much for me physically and emotionally that I’m simply focused on sharing it with the world. Looking for a change within you?!? Join ME! I am starting a new CHALLENGE GROUP, PROJECT YOU! We begin October 23rd and I’d love if you’d join us on all the fun. Yes, fun because who doesn’t have a good time becoming a better and fitter individual?!? Get excited.🎉
#momof3 #momofboys #fitmomof3 #fitmomof3boys #healthandfitness #ukandusmomsunite #ukmums #postpartumproject #postpartumbody #momunderconstruction #keeppushing #momstrong #firefighterwife #pushyourself #endlesspossibilities


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Oh Monday, thank you for providing me with a new day, a new week and a new start. My days can not start without my #Shakeology at hand. It’s what fills my belly and provides a variety of nutrients and vitamins my body needs daily. 🌾I’m ready for you Monday. 🙌🏼👏🏼💫
#momof3 #fitandhealthmom #momofboys #boysrulemyworld #keepingupwithboys #fitlifebringsmelife #postpartumproject #mommiesunite #firefighterwife #ukandusunite #ukmamas #ukandusmums


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I started at just 19 with my first pregnancy 🤰and had my last at 28. I stood at my 3rd pregnancy (pictured) feeling hopeless, frustrated and miserable because I knew what damage my body had suffered through this a third time around. My life was so consumed with being a mom and well let’s be realistic with 3 boys and a husband who is gone from home for 24hrs every 3rd day didn’t give me much time for myself so you better be organized and have all your shit together because if not you could loose your shit. 🤣🤣🤣 I felt tired all the time, helpless, insecure and let’s just say my marriage wasn’t all hearts and rainbows. Everything was slowly crashing on me and everything seemed to be falling apart. I knew that in the end no matter what happened I needed to pick myself up and be the best me I could be not just for my boys but for myself. I needed to make a change and quickly before I allowed anymore time to pass me by. I promised myself that if I got divorced I would not be that woman, that Mom that would just sit back and watch everything pass her by including my health. I pushed everything aside and began working on me. I stuck to my nutrition plan, I stuck to my workouts (everyday, because I’m worth it), my daily dense nutritional shake, and gained some incredible energy. .
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A decision that took me sometime to make has made my life one I never thought could be this damn awesome. I will never look back instead look forward to all the good it’s brought me and to all the great things it’s done for my body and health. I am ready to pas it forward to all the moms that deal with this constantly. We are stronger than we think and it is POSSIBLE! 🙏🏼💪🏼
#atransformationofalifetime #3pregnancies #allboys #fitmamaof3 #fitmomof3 #momofboys #momof3boys #mamabearofboys #fitmommy #healthymama #fitnessandhealthjourney #endlesspossibilities #committoyou #ificanyoucan #womanempowerwoman #letsdothistogether #firefighterwife #fightthroughthestruggle #postpartum #momunderconstruction #postpartumproject #workinprogress #everydaycounts


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So it's been a month that I've been using the @bellefit girdle and I have to say it's a game changer. It's helped so much with my c-section recovery. It's helped my posture and back pain as well as tightening up my stomach. I didn't have one with Hayden and I can definitely see the difference this time around. I would absolutely recommend it. I have a coupon code for $20 off use FB1C20 💕#sponsored


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"We hold space for what matters and for me that looks like holding space for change, for the hard moments, for the beautiful moments, for everything that is motherhood. Whether it is your first or 10th baby.. what you have done, what your body has been through, what your mind is currently taking in, it deserves space and respect."✨ #honestmotherhood
Ps. New blog post up talking more about my experience in the first month postpartum.
Pps. Read with love I'm a little terrified to share and may take it down. 🙈


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MEET GINA:: This rockstar coach and friend of mine has completely transformed herself from the inside out. She is a mom of two babies, a wife and full time employee. Her transformation shows you completely how determined and committed she was to achieving these ridiculously insane results. She is her to show you that anything you put hard work into is possible including getting your body back after your pregnancies. Gina completed a couple of programs from start to finish and continues to push hard each day and drink her daily dense nutrition shake to ensure she is fueling her body with the vitamins and nutrients she needs. .
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Please help me give a round of applause to this lady for showing what it takes to gain her confidence back. Way to go Gina. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
#postpartumbody #postpartumproject #afterbabies #momunderconstruction #fitmomsunite #ifshecanyoucan #getyourprebabybodyback #progressnotperfection #everydaycounts #endlessopportunities #momstrong #momwithbabies #fitmom #ukmom #ukmommas #momswhohustle #momoftwo


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Currently in postpartum week 4 and experiencing a bit of an issue with my bladder dropping, stinky pits and more 🙃 I updated my results from my postpartum corset in today's post for those that are asking! It's been a miracle worker honestly and I can't believe I waited until my third baby to try one out! Oh, and I have a coupon code for those of you wanting to try it out!! Details and update links are in my link bio 🌿


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This is postpartum in all of its glory hours after giving birth. It's not pretty, but it sure makes your heart whole in the moment of understanding and absorbing that you have created life.
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My full birth story will be coming soon to the blog. It's quite crazy and I can't wait to share the details! However, there is something I wanted to talk about now. Those that choose to give birth naturally and unmedicated are the most bad a$$ moms in the world. 🙌🏻 I have so much respect for you all even more so now than before. How you do that for hours upon hours is just beyond me.
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I 100% planned on the epidural. And I 100% did not get that option because the baby came so fast. I couldn't have made it through without the coaching of my nurse (Lindsay), wonderful OBGYN who made it in the nick of time, husband, and Peppa pig playing in the background to distract Rainier.
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Did you go natural or not and would you do it again that way?


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17 days postpartum. Cannot say enough good things about my postpartum corset, this thing is a miracle worker. My veins have somewhat improved as you can see here but I am certain that they have become part of me now. Acceptance is the first hurdle 😝 postpartum update week 3 is now live on the blog with current weight loss, how I'm feeling both physically and mentally and my current favorite products! #landcopostpartum


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<SWIPE> Miles' birth story is now on the blog and it is with heavy tears that I wrote this post because the power with which woman carry themselves and create and birth life is so incredibly amazing. To be able to experience it, is something I will never take for granted, no matter how hard it seemed

I recently found this beautiful quote on @erinwilkins_ feed and it resonated with me so much that I wanted to share.... "A woman must put her blood, sweat and tears on the line for the child she is birthing. It is an opportunity to demonstrate that she has the strength to be a mother. It is not a time to avoid pain, because motherhood is painful at times. It is not a time to seek comfort, because motherhood is not comfortable. It is not a time to shrink back, because motherhood requires that a woman reach deep inside her soul and show what she really stands for...it is in birth...that a woman must show her trust in herself, her trust in God, and be consciously involved in a deliberate act of creation by giving her heart, might, mind and strength to what is before her." 🌿

Imagery by @mymotherhoodstory, who I can never thank enough for capturing moments that I want to live in forever and ever.


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Because everyday counts. I'm enjoying the process of getting that much closer to being where I want to be. Even though I can't ever get rid of my stretch marks or mom pouch, this mama has earned herself some abs. So why the hell not YOU?!?
#saturdayscount #weekendscount #dontlettheweekendbeyourweakend #momofboys #fitnessmama #fitnessjunkie #fitmomof3 #noexcuses #ificanyoucan #momstrong #momwithmuscles #proudofmytigerstripes #thismommahasabs #everydayiwork #grinddaily #postpartumproject #momunderconstruction #onestepcloser #athomefitness #athomeworkouts #joinmetoday #mommagetshergrooveback #progressnotperfection


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Who says that in this day and age you can't look better than you did when you were a kid?!? Or after having 3 kids?!?
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Yea, I thought the same!!! And guess what------ I took too long to make my decision and even though I FINALLY decided AND committed I know these results are something I could've obtained sooner if ONLY I would've believed in myself. .
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Are you ready to commit to yourself? To make a lifestyle change in your health and fitness for the best life possible? Stop thinking so much and start your journey on being the BEST possible YOU!
#strongereveryday #fitmomofboys #mamaof3 #mamaofboys #boymom #fitmomof3 #fitnessjunkie #ificanyoucan #healthandfitness #postpartumproject #after3pregnancies #ageisnothingbutanumber #mamaisstrongereveryday #momstrong #thatmomlife #noexcuses #excusesdontgetyouanywhere #keeppushing #reachyourgoals #everydaycounts #anythingispossible #UKgal #UKgals #UKjoinme #UKmamas #momsfromtheUK #UKfitness


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Postpartum week TWO // Feeling pretty darn good except for my coccyx bone, which I swear was damaged during birth 😳 I'm talking about everything from breast-feeding and our current schedule to my current weight and more 🎊 now on the blog ( link in bio ) #babyfluffcoughlin


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Nursing on the hour every hour and hanging out in this cozy outfit since I'm glued to a couch 🤗 the Henley tank makes nursing super easy and it's cheap! Shorts are maternity and super comfy for post partum and less than $20! Lace bralette is for nursing and I honestly have worn it every day since leaving the hospital. It's less than $20 too! 🙌🏼🙌🏼 going to try out my @bellefit band today, anyone used it before?! Head to my stories to see more about it and before images!! http://liketk.it/2soLk #liketkit @liketoknow.it // shop the outfit here or via the link in my bio (shop my Instagram posts) #landconursingfriendlystyle #cardigan #henley


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The postpartum journey begins.... wrote my first update on the blog today including weight loss, goals & current favorite items, and our progress! What postpartum week are you currently in?! What has been the most challenging for you? How are you overcoming it?? (Link in bio) 😘


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Be the BEST example for your children. Show them that consistency, hard work and dedication is what it takes to get to where you want to be. .
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#momofboys #fitmom #3termpregnancies #postpartumproject #momunderconstruction #keepfighting #tigerstripesearned #firmomof3 #firmomof3boys #surroundedbyboys #fitlife #fitnessmotivation #healthmatters #ificanyoucan #workforyourdreamBOD


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Postpartum is just as beautiful as pregnancy. I am learning to embrace the empty uterus that was my baby's home for the past 9 months, the wounds and scars that made me a warrior during the birthing process, and everything else that comes along during this transition. As we face a new day, it has its own set of challenges and nursing is something we are working desperately hard to nail down from the beginning. None of it is easy but thats what makes it so damn amazing. I am woman. I am a warrior. I am stronger than I've ever been before and I can overcome anything ❤️ #babyfluffcoughlin


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I got my butt whooped. I was dripping sweat in just 25minutes. So excited to start over and finish strong and see better results at the end of these 3 weeks.
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No pain NO gains. And gains is what I want to see. Join me today to watch our gains grow together. You are capable of so much more than you think. @chrisdowningfitness @shiftshop
#hustle #hardwork #healthandfitness #iamteambeachbody #postpartumproject #ineedtogetinshape #keeppushing #momofboys #fitmomof3 #strongmom #momstrong #gratefulforstrength #thankfulforthebodyGodgaveme #momunderconstruction #mamaofboys #buildyourbody #strivetobethebest #motivating #inspiremom


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The only one that can bring me success is ME, myself and I. Every morning I awake I tell myself to continue to work for my goals. This is probably THE ONLY hard work I can say I enjoy because it's making me stronger and better each day I give it my all. .
It's your turn to work on you! What's holding you back?!? Talk to me so that I can help you. Don't remain the same instead find a way.
#findyourself #workonyou #workongettingstronger #bebetter #momof3boys #fitmom #momstrong #thatmomlife #momunderconstruction #postpartumproject #healthandfitness #everydayprogress #day2 #startingover #21daysofcommitment


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At the young age of 19 I was pregnant with my first son and boy did it come to a shock. By 21 yrs old I had my two oldest boys which reflects the first picture. This is probably one of the few, if NOT the only picture I have of my stomach being visible. I would crop them ALL. I was embarrassed I felt ashamed. I was consumed with being a mom, working my 9-5 and would eat anything at sight. I wasn't taking care of myself like I should and was not exercising at all. I know this hits close to home for most of you moms out there because we often forget that we are a priority as well. .
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My 3rd pregnancy came around 7 years later and I knew I needed to make a change. I was having marital issues, I was always tired and angry, I was unhappy and depressed and well I needed to make myself a priority in my life for a change and needed to finally do something for ME. I began to ignore everything going on around me and stopped feeling sorry for myself. I began to dedicate at least 35minutes of daily exercise and meal prepping on the weekends to get to where I wanted to be.
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The last picture is me today and I am so proud of how far I've come. I am a mom of 3 boys, soon to be 13, 12 and 5. I am nowhere near perfect but I am happy with my consistency and dedication to my health and nutrition. We control all the decisions and actions we take daily. Make sure you're making the best ones for YOU!
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#momofboys #fitmomof3 #mysonshines #boymama #fitness #health #progress #progressnotperfection #keepworking #naturalbirths #3fulltermpregnancies #postpartumproject #momunderconstruction #beproudofyourstripes #strongerthanamother #thatmomlife #happywithmyprogress #makeachange #mindshift #controlyourmind #makebetterdecisions #makeashiftinyourlife #lifestylechange #firefighterwife #youngmom #youngpregnancy


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I was asked yesterday how close I am to my pre-baby weight, and I have no idea. I try my absolute best not to think about that stuff. Because FUCK THE SCALE. It doesn't mean my clothes fit and it doesn't mean I'm happy and it doesn't mean I'm strong. So fuck the scale! There are too many other awesome ways to measure success that I'd much rather focus on. BUT I DO SEE BABY ABS COMING IN! 🙌🏻
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The stronger I get the more I want you to become the same. My life wouldn't be remotely close to what it is without my accountability buddies and groups. I'm enrolling new applicants NOW to join my virtual fit club. Will you join me?


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::3 FULL TERM PREGNANCIES LATER:: My entire life I have never had a fit stomach, nor abs or obliques, a flat stomach yes because well when we're young that's just how it goes until life catches up to us and we've gotta really put our health and fitness into major consideration. .
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My first two pregnancies were 5 months apart, being that my older two are 14 months apart. That second pregnancy did me some major damage but I moved on with life and kinda just settled for what we like to say "it is what it is". .
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After allowing myself to fall off the wagon completely and living day by day as just a wife and mom I decided that enough was enough and that I was ready to FINALLY make the change I needed. .
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Everyday I try my very best to make the best decision in my health and fitness. I am conscious of the things I choose to eat and have a good balance with my nutrition. I knock out all the excuses that my head becomes bombarded with and kick my workout in the a*% every day to the best that I can. It takes heart, commitment and true dedication to not just reach your goals but to love yourself enough to make it happen.
#postpartumproject #postpartumbody #momofboys #fitmomof3 #lifestyle #setagoal #keeppushingforyourgoals #everyprocessisaprogress #progressnotperfection #youdonthavetobeperfecttobehappy #keepgrinding #noexcuses #naturalbirths #38weekspregnant #momswithmuscles #momstrong #thatmomlife #thestruggleisworthit #thestruggleistemporary #empowerwoman #dontbenegative #supportwoman #risehigherthantheweak


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I'm feeling unstoppable.

I'm feeling energetic.

I'm feeling full of life.

I'm feeling powerful.

I'm feeling capable.

I will NOT quit. .

I am a mom of 3 and I have big things to accomplish for myself and for my family. Never forget that there are endless possibilities at the palm of our hands. TAKE ACTION!!! Day 5 in the 📚 books! #momof3 #unstoppable #momgoals #momofboys #busymom #stayactive #keepupwithyourkids #progressnotperfection #momunderconstruction #flexfriday #everydaycounts #day5inthebooks #consistancyiskey #momwithmuscles #lookatthemgains #momscanhavemusclestoo #focusfriday #joinme #ificanyoucan #postpartumbody #postpartumproject #naturalbirths #anythingispossible #staydedicated #inspiringotherwoman #empowerwoman #firefighterwife #firefighterlife #firefighterfamily


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If GOD gave me the ability to create and birth 3 humans inside me than he has also given me the ability to birth a new and improved ME! .
I have a come a long way but I still have tons to work on. One of them being, adding personal development into my daily schedule NO excuses. When we become better on the outside it's necessary to match it with the way we are mentally and the way our inner spirit reacts to certain situations.

To this throwback Thursday I choose to be happy with my results thus far and to continue to better myself in every way possible. We have to power to rewire our minds and create a whole new story for our lives.
#iamheretoproveit #7monthspregnant #lastpregnancy #my3rdson #progressnotperfection #postpartumproject #momunderconstruction #momofboys #onamissionformorePD #ineedmorePDinmylife #PDisnecessary #throwbackthursday #followmyjourney #healthandfitness #ificanyoucan #momwithgoals #ifeelalive #momboss #momswag


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This "no kids no dogs no husband" room is kid dog and hubby approved 🙄☺️☺️😘 Tired this morning, but very satisfied! The kids had a RARE night where all three were asleep by 8:30, so by 1am I had this crusty dirty sun porch scrubbed, painted, sealed, and given a fresh new rug to boot. Mamas studio/office space is coming along! Tackling storage and workstation next #ohmycodweboughtahouse #studioporch #officespace #diy #sunporch #paintedbrick #whitewashbrick #paperflowers #crafter #etsylife #blogger #momlife #renovatingwithtodddlers #fixerupper #sahm #wahm #mompreneur #momboss #3under3 #toddlermom #newbornlifestyle #postpartumproject


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Tired this morning, but very satisfied! The kids had a RARE night where all three were asleep by 8:30, so by 1am I had this crusty dirty sun porch scrubbed, painted, sealed, and given a fresh new rug to boot. Mamas studio/office space is coming along! Tackling storage and workstation next #ohmycodweboughtahouse #studioporch #officespace #diy #sunporch #paintedbrick #whitewashbrick #paperflowers #crafter #etsylife #blogger #momlife #renovatingwithtodddlers #fixerupper #sahm #wahm #mompreneur #momboss #3under3 #toddlermom #newbornlifestyle #postpartumproject


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Just doing some little old white washing on a beautiful Saturday evening ☺️☺️ Getting ready to start booking wedding flowers again, and mama needs to get her studio painted ☺️☺️☺️#ohmycodweboughtahouse #studio #sunporch #studioporch #weddingflowers #mompreneur #crafter #etsylife #blogger #paperflowers #brickwalls #whitewashbrick #diy #sahm #wahm #toddlermom #3under3 #postpartumproject


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"The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. - Isak Dinesen
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When you wake up & have no clean workout clothes you do Yoga in your pj's!
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There was NO way I was making lack of clothes stop me from getting in my morning workout. I could have easily slept in but truth is THIS is my time. My time to focus on me & do something for myself before tending to my family. Plus I'm a happier, healthier momma, partner & overall human being when I get in my workout.
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My call of action to you today is to be stronger than your excuses! Do something for you today!

#GoodMorning #Yoga #BOD #Coach #Beachbody #Inspire #Motivate #SelfLove #Fitspo #HIIT #IntermittentFasting #IF #Postpartum #PostpartumFitness #PostpartumProject #MomOfTwo #BoyMom #MotherOfSons #PPA #PostpartumAnxiety #PostpartumDepression #RetrainYourBrain #MeVsMe #Coach #Lead #Inspire #LeadByExample #MothersInspiringMothers #WomenInspiringWomen #NaturalHair #CurlyHair


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I don't know if I killed it OR if it killed me but fasted cardio is complete!!!
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Today was all about them weights, weights, weights, weights, weights!
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Which is my absolute FAVORITE I despise cardio!!!! But 💗to throw around some heavy ass weight. Shout out to all my sunshine's putting in that work before the
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Wishing you all a fabulous Friday! Get up, sweat it out, dress up & rock your day like the badass you are!
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#GoodMorning #FlexFriday #ShaunWeek #Round2 #Day3 #ShaunT #Fitspo #FastedCardio #HIIT #IntermittentFasting #IF #Postpartum #PostpartumFitness #PostpartumProject #MomOfTwo #BoyMom #MotherOfSons #PPA #PostpartumAnxiety #PostpartumDepression #RetrainYourBrain #MeVsMe #Coach #Lead #Inspire #LeadByExample #MothersInspiringMothers #WomenInspiringWomen #NaturalHair #CurlyHair


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