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by @mt.mama.wellness

Last night my husband and I had a date night. A real date night. We dropped Bodhi off at his friends house for a few hours and went to a swanky new bar in the Cannery District. This may or may not be the reason I slept in and didn’t make it to the starting line of a trail race I was signed up for today. Though I was bummed I didn’t get to bundle up and run on some slippery single track through the mountains I did get the finishing touches done on a free guide that’ll be launching later this week. .

This FREE 5 Day Mother Runner guide will arrive directly to your inbox full of useful information and daily workouts for postpartum mamas to run strong, fit, and heathy. ✨
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By show of hands below how many mamas love to run strong 💪🏼 🏃🏼‍♀️ #strongmamashappybabies
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#redefiningmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherrunner #runmomrun #stronglikeamother #runlikeamother #runhealthy #momlife #strollermiles #postpartumwellness #postpartumhealth


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by @thruthicknthin_fit

This used to be my favorite thing to do and now that the strength in my abs are coming back I’m excited to do these more often. Today just did 5 sets of 3 reps. #toestobar #postpartumbody #postpartum #postpartumfitness #7monthspostpartum #mombod #strongmamashappybabies #girlswholift #momswholift #momswhoinspire #strongwomen #strongmom #chalkitupstrength


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by @mt.mama.wellness

What is Mama Fit? If you’ve been following me for awhile you may have heard me talk about my group fitness classes designed specifically for mamas/mamas-to-be. But what sets these classes apart from other workouts, you may be asking. In two words, a lot! .
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Mama Fit was created to address specific needs of pre/postnatal women. Did you know that the average woman in labor utilizes 3x’s the amount of oxygen as an avid marathoner? Training for birth is making a bit more sense now, isn’t it? Then once your babe is earthside, building strength and endurance up in a mindful manner can seem like a daunting task. (Hint hint...there is a ✨strong ✨focus on pelvic floor function and deep core strength). .
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On the surface that all sounds good, right? But it goes deeper than that; much much deeper. It’s so much more than “getting your body back”, because come on...your body didn’t go anywhere. Mama Fit gives you the tools necessary to live the life you love by fueling your body with what it needs. It teaches you how to move better as a lifestyle, strengthening your body physically and emotionally. How to nourish yourself optimally in motherhood. How to correctly pick up your heavy toddler when he falls asleep during a hike (pictured here 🤷🏼‍♀️😉)
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And there are two opportunities this month for you to try it out for FREE!
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✔️ Saturday 10/13 @gvymca 9-10am
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✔️ Tuesday 10/30 #fuelfitnessbozeman 10:15-11am
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At each event I’ll be teaching on the importance of proper breathing techniques, movement patterns, and eating habits followed by an express Mama Fit class. Still have questions? Pop them in the comments below 👇🏼 #strongmamashappybabies

Bozeman, Montana
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by @parisa_nahal

يك ماه گذشت و من يك عمر دلتنگ تك تك اين لحظات خواهم بود ❤️
با تشكر از
@hani_afm
#matilda#babygirl#parisa#onemonth #onemonthold #babyshooting #cutebabies #fitmama #strongmamashappybabies
#تولد_يك_ماهگي #ني_ني #ماتيلدا


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by @mt.mama.wellness

Teaching this kid a little about my favorite kind of fun today...the type 2 kind. 😉 Winter storm closing in fast, Snow blowing sideways, and slick footing ( this pic was pre weather hitting us) were no match for the picnic we had in the truck with the heat blasting when we got back to the trailhead. Frozen cheeks and big smiles the whole drive home...that’s when you know it was a good day. Who else enjoys a good type 2 fun excursion with their kiddos? #strongmamashappybabies
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#redefiningmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #type2fun #mountainmama #mountaintoddler #mountainmaninthemaking #hikingbuddy #trailbuddy #autumninthemountains #boymom #littleexplorer #wildchild #staywild #runwild #exploremore

Bridger Range
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by @f4mlancasterlebanonhershey

M is for: Mamas in Motion on a Monday Morning with Meredith! Thanks for a great class this morning and a great start to our week! •



#fit4mom #f4mlancasterlebanonhershey #fitmamas #strollerstrides #strollerworkout #mommyandmeworkout #strengthinmotherhood #ourvillage #themotherhoodisreal #getmoving #workoutoutside #strongmamas #strongmamashappybabies #strongandfitmom


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by @mt.mama.wellness

Happy Monday all! Tell me in three emojis how you feel about this upcoming week. Mine are in the comments below 👇🏼#strongmamashappybabies
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#mondaymusings #momlife #toddlerlife #motherhoodunplugged #motherrunner #goodmorning


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by @mt.mama.wellness

It’s been nearly a week since my social media detox and holy hell, it felt amazing. We went about our regular days, we spent a lot of time in the mountains (and I became addicted to This Is Us on TV 😭) But it made me realize how much I’d check my phone as soon as I’d get a notification. I always made a point of being present with Bodhi and tried to avoid being on my phone around him but I would still “check”. I want to be available to my clients and each one of you so thank you for understanding why I needed this reboot. .
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AND turns out getting away from the mindless scroll opens up a shit ton of time (and kicks the joy thief...aka comparison...to the curb). Soooo with all my new found time, I put together something pretty awesome for you mother runners out there. Next week I’ll be launching my ✨FREE ✨ 5 day Mother Runner challenge ( or really I guess it’s more of a program rather than a “challenge “). How to run stronger, faster and with less injuries as a mother. This program is fully online and comes with 5 quick in home workouts. Each day we’ll also be talking on topics such as .
✔️ Strength training
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✔️ Fueling your body
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✔️ Sleep/recovery/stress management .
✔️ When to pull back the reins
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✔️ Putting it all together, why it’s more than running
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So hi! Nice to see you again. #strongmamashappybabies
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#redefiningmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherrunner #postpartumwellness #maternalwellness #stronglikeamother #motherrunner #trailmothers #mountainmama #holistichealth #momlife #trailrunner

Bridger Bowl
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by @lunzana

Mamas like her are my inspiration 💪🏾 Can you imagine not only the physical, but the emotional & spiritual strength it requires to walk miles to collect water every. single. day.... all with a baby on your back?! Heroes for sure! 🙌🏾
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Today is the FINAL day of our sale celebrating International Babywearing Week! 10% off coupon code in bio! .
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by @sweatymamaleedsnorthwest

What a way to finish the week...with this amazing bunch of Baildon Mama’s @Fisical sports!
These ladies and babies absolutely smashed their first class this morning, absolute super stars ⭐️! Excited for next weeks class already!
Enjoy your weekends girlies! 💕☺️ If you’ve not booked your spot on our Fisical Friday class it’s not too late contact me or click the BOOK NOW button on our Facebook page @sweatymamaleedsnorthwest
#sweatymamaleedsnorthwest #fisicalfridays #fridayfitness #baildon #amazingmamas #fridayfeeling #buzzing #mummylife #motivatedmamas #strongmamashappybabies #workoutwithkids #workoutwithfriends #fisicalsportscoaching #readyfortheweekend

Fisical Sports
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by @lc1039

11 weeks or 6 months...anyone’s guess right now 😅 #2ndtimearound 🍼 #11weekspregnant #strongmamashappybabies


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by @sweatymamawiganleigh

Gorgeous little friends loving life, watching their mummies exercise! 💪😀🏋️‍♀️ #settingexamples #rolemodels #strongmamashappybabies #babyfriends #friendsforlife #mumbonding #babytime #toyfields #happymamahappybaby


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by @aforceofseven

Så, då är vi officiellt igång med träningen, trots att vi mjukstartade så får vi ändå säga att nu håller vi i detta, eller hur @aloomi ? 💪🏼 #gymmet #carrythem #tränamedbarn #tränasäkert #tulafreetogrow #ergobabyadapt #mammaträning #strongmamas #strongmamashappybabies #vardagsbär

Vägga, Blekinge Län, Sweden
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by @sweatymamawiganleigh

Come to our classes and workout WITH your child!
Your child isn’t left in a pram or in a crèche- they are a big part of the workout! 💖Some mums hold babies or wear them in a carrier
💙Some older children join in with the exercises
💖Some children play or potter around with friends
💙Babies even love to watch mummy moving around enjoying herself! 💖If your baby’s not loving an exercise, we can change it to something they do love! ⭐️The class is as much about children as it is the mums
Book today- Helen.sweatymama.com #workoutwithbaby #workoutwithyourchild #babytime #theyloveittoo #babyfriends #mumandbabytime #nurture #fun #strongmamashappybabies


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by @sweatymamawiganleigh

Being a new mum myself means I can relate to any challenges we face with a new little person to look after! ♥️ Baby needs feeding or changing during class!? No problem👍

You’re running late because of a poonami!? We’ve all been there🤣

You need to swap a class one week as little one is poorly!? That’s fine too 😀

The list goes on... I always try to make the classes as fun and relaxed as possible 😍

I’m flexible and understanding but most of all I’m a new mum myself so I get it 👍🏻 For those that don’t know me, here I am with my little girl, Darcy 💖 We’d love to see you at a class sometime!! Helen.sweatymama.com

07929367051 #realparenting #mumlife #poonami #understanding #mumbonding #weveallbeenthere #strongmamashappybabies #babytime #flexible #babycomesfirst #fun #nopressure #relaxedexercise


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by @mt.mama.wellness

✨Bozeman mamas✨
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This Saturday is the Mama Summit. A time to leave the kiddos with dad, grandparents, babysitter etc. and stand on top of a mountain (like the photo above...or not posed, whatever 😉) with other like minded mamas. .
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All levels welcome, whether you’re a seasoned Mountain Mama or this will be your first summit. Come enjoy getting out and doing something epic. .
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We’ll be meeting at the middle cottonwood trailhead at 7am and making our way to the summit of saddle peak. I’ll bring some @adventuremamas swag (and probably some beers) you bring the stoke. See you there! #strongmamashappybabies
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📷 @lomagee
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#redefiningmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #stronglikeamother #epiclikemama #mountainmama #trailmama #mamasummit

Bozeman, Montana
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by @mt.mama.wellness

Yesterday in my stories, I was talking about the CYP1A2 gene, its variations , and the affects it has on your ability to metabolize caffeine. Ie...if you have the fast metabolizing variation you’re able to process a cup of coffee about 3x’s faster than a person with the slow metabolizing gene. This brought me to caffeine during pregnancy and breastfeeding and with the poll results in, there was an overwhelming answer of YES, you want to know more.
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This is not surprising as there’s a fair bit of controversy on the topic of having that cup o’joe while building a baby (both on the inside and outside). What we do know is that caffeine crosses the placenta and the baby’s caffeine level is similar to the mamas. Around 30 yrs ago research was showing that increased caffeine was associated with higher risk of miscarriage or restricted fetal growth. This is where we get the current standard of 200 mg a day ( an 8 oz. cup of coffee has 100 mg). But is it different in fast metabolizers vs slow metabolizers? .
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Recent research showed that slow metabolizing women have several reproductive risks from consuming caffeine. Slow metabolizers who drink over 100 mg of caffeine per day ( more than 1 cup) have an increased risk of miscarrying or reducing their fertility. Slow metabolizers also have a greater risk of heart attack and high blood pressure. On that same note, fast metabolizers did not see a significant risk increase. .
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For years, the literature on caffeine has been conflicted. This may in part be due to our genetic differences ( that coupled with the fact, for some women the main source of caffeine is soda - not coffee-. The refined sugar and additives found in soda could be confounding). .
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Breastfeeding? Have that cup o’joe but be aware of your kiddos cues. If you drink a coffee and notice extra fussiness, irritability, or changing bowel movements in your kiddo it might be a good indication to cut back a bit. .
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by @sweatymamawiganleigh

Bond with baby, socialise and make new friends, rebuild your core strength and fitness at your own pace and have a good giggle! 💪💃🏃‍♀️🏋️‍♀️ Helen.sweatymama.com #bondwithbaby #fitnessmotivation #strongmamashappybabies #happymamahappybaby #sweatymamaeffect #sweatymamamoments #sweatymamawiganleigh #feelgood #fun #laughs #corestrength #postnatalfitness #postnataljourney #postnatalexercise


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by @mt.mama.wellness

Step 1. Ignore the fact that we don’t have trim in our living room (*cough*cough* @nick_k_turner ) .
Step 2. Work on that pelvic floor and deep core. .
1️⃣ Split squat w/side reach - x10 each side
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2️⃣ Deadbug - either heel taps or progressing to straight leg w/alternating arm if it feels good and not creating too much pressure - x15 each leg
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3️⃣ Low chair with press - using 5-8 lb weight x 15
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4️⃣ Curtsy lunge - x10 each side
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5️⃣ Back extension w/press - x10 , if pregnant, stand with your back against the wall rather than laying on your belly 🤰🏼 .
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Complete all 5 exercises. Rest 45 sec. repeat
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Remember to move slowly and in control. Inhale relax, exhale lift your pelvic floor, wrap your TVA (transverse abdominals or deepest core muscles). The exhale is during the contraction phase of each exercise (ie...during the press in the low chair and as you’re lifting up out of the curtsy lunge etc) .
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Want more exercises focused on strengthening the pelvic floor and deep core while getting a full body, functional workout? My “4 weeks to Mama Wellness” online program is live (click the link in my bio under “online programs”). Not only do you get 4 workouts per week, every week there is a new lesson on topics such as ✨
1. Diastasis recti and pelvic floor health 2. Nourishing your body optimally for breastfeeding (and life) 3. Loving your body 4. When to start high intensity exercise , ✨ a month free at @realplans (with guidance from me), and access to a private FB group to ask questions and connect. See you over there! #strongmamashappybabies


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by @saikoaf

#23weeks and its been full of #UPS and #DOWNS!! I try to reminisce of the UPS more 😬 I have to wear a boot for a couple of weeks due to a toe injury 😂😂🤷🏽‍♀️ but I still have been trying to workout and eat, Eat, EAT for baby boy! He’s been moving SO much lately and loves listening to #classical music 🎶 #gobabygo #5monthsdown #babymamadrama #babymamasbelike #rainydays #strongmamashappybabies #strongmamas #strongmamamovement #babybump #babyboy #babyluv GOD WONT GIVE ME MORE THAN I CAN HANDLE 🙌🏽💙🙈

Downtown LOU
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by @mt.mama.wellness

I was asked recently by a pregnant friend what my top 5 fitness tips were for pregnant women. That got me thinking and I tried my best to limit it to 5. Here they are in no particular order:
✔️ Move your body. Research shows how beneficial exercise is during pregnancy, birth, AND recovery postpartum. You can even become stronger DURING pregnancy. Add that to the fact that the average woman in labor expels 3x as much oxygen as an avid marathoner and training for birth is making a lot more sense, isn’t it? ✔️ Work with someone who has specific training in pre/postnatal exercise, whether you’re with them 1:1, in class format, or online. There’s a lot of info out there and very real things to be mindful of. It’s gotten quite popular to focus on the pre/postnatal crowd (👍🏼) but if your “guru” is getting her info from Instagram or one offs that her health provider told her, she is not going to have the knowledge base to work with you efficiently. ✔️ Eat like you mean it. You’re literally building a baby.This doesn’t mean you have to eat perfectly 💯 of the time ( Seriously, no one does...I know I don’t) but focus a majority of your meals on nourishment. Avoid things such as alcohol, refined carbohydrates, artificial sweeteners, soy, trans fat, and vegetable oils and instead focus on foods rich in choline, glycine, DHA, B vitamins, fat soluble vitamins (A,D,E,K), iodine ....ok you get the picture. Eat real food and build a healthy baby. ✔️ Relaxin is awesome but also something to be aware of. It’s a hormone that loosens ligaments preparing the body for birth ( the awesome part) but it also creates loosey goosey joints, as I call them ( what to be aware of). It’s easier to over stretch and sink into 🧘‍♀️ poses so instead, really focus on using your muscles to get into a pose rather than “sinking into it” ✔️ It’s all about the core. I often say in my classes that every exercise is a core exercise when done correctly. And when I say core, I mean your entire core canister; abdominals, pelvic floor, multifidus, and diaphragm. Learning to accurately engage and relax those muscles is going to be paramount throughout pregnancy, during birth, and recovering postpartum.


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by @capturedbynabeela

Pregnant with her third, and days away from giving birth, this stunning mama was such a trooper during her shoot! #strongmama #strongmamashappybabies #maternityshoot #pregnancyshoot #tricitynewbornphotographer #portmoodynewbornphotographer #coquitlamnewbornphotographer #poconewbornphotographer


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by @sweatymamawiganleigh

Fabulous class in Ashton today! Our mamas worked hard and so did the little ones- one little girl gave mummy a run for her money on the squats! 😂🏋️‍♀️💪 Can’t wait for next week ladies! #squattime #lungeitout #strongmamashappybabies #happymamahappybaby #workoutwithbaby #feeltheburn #postnatalfitness #postnatalexercise #ashtonymca #feelittomorrow #sweatymamawiganleigh


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by @mt.mama.wellness

Mornings like these, this is when I find myself. The title of “Mama” is my proudest name and fills me with a happiness I can’t quite put into words. However, I’d be lying if i said I don’t think at times of when I had much much less responsibility. When I only had to take care of me. I traveled a lot (turns out it’s a hell of a lot easier to travel the world when it’s only you), I took risks, my days were spent in the ocean or in the mountains. .
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My days look slightly different now. Raising a child and running a business (two things I didn’t often think about in my 20s) are my biggest adventures these days. Luckily my kiddo seems to love the mountains just as much as me and my business facilitates a network of pretty amazing and inspiring women I have the honor of teaching. .
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BUT.... mornings like these, it’s just me again. The Melinda that gets to run on a single track through the mountains ( with Nanook of course). A time to zone out and look at the beauty around me or a time to zone in and really work things out in my head (full disclosure, this is usually where my business ideas come from). .
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So I guess what it comes down to is balance. Balancing the joys of motherhood and the joys found alone in the mountains. .
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Where do you find your balance? #strongmamashappybabies
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#redefiningmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #traildog #motherrunner #stronglikeamother #postpartumhealth #postpartumwellness #momlife #holistichealth #integrativewellness #findtime #selfcareisselflove #mountainmama #autumninthemountains

Bozeman, Montana
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by @thruthicknthin_fit

#TBT...I usually don’t post photos of me breastfeeding but this one felt too beautiful not to share. I’ve been really focused on getting back into the groove of movement. My daughter loves to eat and I feel like all I’ve been doing since she was born is sitting on the couch feeding her all day. Don’t get me wrong I love it; but I want to get back to my old routine of movement. This month of July I have been making time for myself and staying consistent. Tonight I worked out, went on a walk with the family, came home and did a few body weight exercises and put on #romwod. In the middle of stretching, Milli needed some mommy love. I could have said screw it and stopped my video but instead I took her in my arms and continued what I needed to do for myself. To me this picture represents balance ✌🏼#selfcare #balance #balancedlife #emiliaelizabethcollodi #momswhoinspire #momlife #momswholift #strongmamashappybabies #girlswholift #trainers #fitmom #stretching #girlswithtattoos #fitmama


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