Change=Growth

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One thing I didn’t do with my first pregnancy was take many belly pics. I came to that realization when I wanted to do side by sides and I didn’t really have any. I’ve heard both from people “You look so Big” – “You look so Tiny”. I know I grew faster with this pregnancy and I do feel like the size I was on B’s due date already lol.

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But it’s amazing how much my perspective has changed since my first pregnancy with B, my miscarriage last year, and being Blessed with my current Pregnancy. The mental/physical adjustments I went through, the struggles, the unknowns, the anxiety, etc. were so different each time around.

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I remember my first pregnancy and the physical and mental adjustments. They were scary, they were different, they took time to accept and to adjust to, but this time around I was so mentally worried and anxious just to have a healthy pregnancy that those physical changes snuck up on me – body changes, weight increasing, aches and pains…etc. I HONESTLY can say through the anxiety, and growing stronger in that sense, that I’ve been able to reset my mindset AND INSTEAD finally just feel Fortunate, Blessed, AMAZED, and appreciative of my body with all it is doing and is capable of!

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*not going to lie* — I had and have my moments —BUT they’re all realistic moments, thoughts, etc a pregnant person goes through. Watching my body change, my scares, the uncontrollable unknowns, faster growth and weight gain, clothes not fitting, “tiger stripes”, cellulite {keeping it real}, and my booty that keeps growing *along with my belly* LOL.

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In time I grew to notice that the LESS I let my mind stress on those uncontrollables, the LESS I judge myself…and the LESS I’m concerned about anyone else’s judgement of me.

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I pray each and every day for a Healthy Baby Boy or Girl. I feel with my Faith that everything has happened and is happening at God’s Will and I’m along for the ride. Soon we will meet this little Baby Hood ❤️#6weekstogo #34weekspregnant

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I am 35 yrs. old -a Wife and Mother to a Beautiful Boy and my Rainbow Baby Girl. I am a dance and fitness instructor. I own a fitness studio where I offer a variety of fitness classes in the evenings. I recently have become a FULL TIME Fitness Coach after 3+ years of working as a Day Care Assistant after having my Son and leaving my Emotionally Taxing Case Management Position. Fitness is my passion! I love to work out on my own AND with others! Throughout my both of my pregnancies I continued to work out on my own and with Beachbody programs, live my dream of being a work from home mom (for most of the day), and teach at my studio (and other locations) in the evening. After the birth of my son I have worked hard to get my pre-preg. body back. Shaun T's T25 was initial program and then Tony's P90X3 BOTH which I loved the short affective times because with having a newborn baby that was EXACTLY what I needed. I know and understand the self discipline it takes to achieve your desired goals and I am still on that path and have my struggles as everyone else does! I love to offer my support to my clientele with group fitness classes I offer in my community and I feel we work as a team all together to HELP each other. I LOVE offering my support via the web too as I REACH other people that I can't physically see. IT IS AMAZINGLY rewarding and I can't imagine NOT doing what I do! Im currently on my postpartum journey once again and so GRATEFUL and BLESSED to live this healthy lifestyle, lead by example for my family, and support others on their journey too!

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