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Rebecca South  #mrssouthfitness πŸ’ͺ✌ Growing through God's grace πŸ’’ Mom of two πŸ’“ πŸ’™ Learning to truly love myself Follow our journey πŸ‘‡

3 weeks postpartum and trying to remember to love my body & not pick it apart ❀
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I can't expect to lose 45 lbs and 20 inches in 3 weeks. That's just INSANE!
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I'm totally okay with not looking like fitmom so and so who is in a two-piece already and looks like she was never pregnant.
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Looking at my body, knowing it gave me my babies... I gotta be thankful! Plus my son loves my extra squishyness.
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Mamas don't be hard on your postpartum body, taking care of a newborn is hard enough. Give yourself some grace and keep on keeping on 😘
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I forgot how great of a breakfast option oatmeal is πŸ‘Œ
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It's quick, easy, tasty & nutritious
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Breakfast has been the meal that seems to be a bit tougher to get in. By the time I change & feed both kiddos and try to gett baby John back to sleep it's been a few hours. And peanut butter toast just hasn't been cutting it πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ
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I'm gonna have to start making overnight oats again so that I have breakfast already ready to just grab & eat. #worksmarternotharder
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So tbh, I haven't been 'working' my coaching business much lately. I have been focusing on recovering from my c-section and the kiddos.
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I am fully aware that there are many other women who can do both but part of being my own boss is that I get to decide if I want to 'work' or not.
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But, let me tell you, i have MISSED it!
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Which is why i was so happy today is Tuesday (team call) because it gave me an opportunity to connect with my ladies & hear from some of our leaders on how they have built their 6 figure business #goals πŸ€—
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Got me all fired up that I made time today to put in a little work so that I can continue to change my life, my family's life and lives of people I have never met before.
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It is truly an amazing gift being able to have so much freedom when others are restricted to long work days, long commutes, fixed income, capped growth in their company, working with people they don't like or straight up just feeling unfulfilled in their career.
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If you are looking for a change. If you want the freedom to be your own boss and run your own business from the comfort of your home or πŸ“² then LET'S CHAT πŸ“©πŸ“©πŸ“©

Becoming a mother was the best thing that happened to my body!!
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I know that may seem hard to believe but I have never cared about my health the way I have after realizing another human life depended solely on ME 😯
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My weekends used to consist of outtings with friends, binge drinking, taco bell at 2am, high stress & little sleep.
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It was soo bad for me.
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So yes, becoming a mother meant lots of stretching, stretch marks, lose skin, hair loss, sore/achey pains but it also meant me loving myself & my children enough to care for my body, my nutrition & my health.
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The physical transformation is just part of it but the internal transformation is what keeps me going!
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Excited to see what 2019 has in store for me & how my body will transform once again. Join me on my journey🀞 Y'all, 2019 is just 15 weeks away!!!
Like whhhuttt?! BANANAS πŸŒπŸ™€
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I am not cleared for physical activity yet, still 'taking it easy' whatever that means. okay, side rant** I really wish doctors would give you more direction than take it easy for the next 6-8 weeks after having a major surgery, like ummm, what does that consist of??! _
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Alright, back on track... I have a new virtual bootcamp starting MONDAY πŸ€— we will be focusing on going back to the basics. So if you are ready to make a change in your health and be supported, encouraged & given the tools to reach your goals you gotta get in this group! Comment or dm me if you are interested and we can chat about the deets!
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See ya in there 😘

I may be smiling now but this morning was rough.
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Just because I was a mom before doesn't make motherhood any easier.
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I was feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, hangry, inadequate & alone.
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All I wanted was just another set of hands to help me & a voice to tell me it's all okay, you got this.
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We are on our fourth 24-hour shift with Daddy gone this week. . . But I get him home all weekend πŸ™Œ
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I turned on a podcast I have been listening to & it was the perfect reminder that we are never alone. That God is always there! To seek solutions in him and to not be fearful of seeking help from those he has placed in your life ❀
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I may be a super #hotmessmama on the outside like errrday BUT, at least my insides are taken care of.
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Let's face it, most of us are running off coffee, fast-food or some type of nutrition bar. . We run ourselves so busy that we don't 'have time' to eat with our best interest in mind.
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I am just as busy as any one else which is why I chose to drink what I do. It gives me my daily nutrition in a fast, convenient & tasty way!! #momwin πŸ™Œ
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It's not to help me lose weight or some 'miracle/magic' shake. It's real superfoods, vitamins & minerals, no junk & I love it! Hate me if you want but I know what drinking it has done for my body and I refuse to stop 😜
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We survived our first solo day!!
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Daddy is back to work unfortunately (a 24hr shift too)...
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I thought about retaking the photo but felt the blurriness was a perfect representation of how I thought this day would be.
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I was pretty afraid tbh. It's only day 3 of being home from the hospital and I still have lots of recovering to do but it really wasn't too bad at all.
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We didn't do much; just the essentials. Breakfast, playtime, diaper changes, lunchn, naps, bath time, a little outside play. . Certainly no cleaning or trying to 'get ready' 🀣
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The babies were good to me ❀
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Maybe I can handle this #momoftwo thing after all 😜
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πŸ€°πŸ‘£ OUR LABOR & DELIVERY πŸ‘£πŸ€°
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I began having contractions around 10pm on Friday (8/31). I kept to what I was doing not paying them too much attention. Eventually i timed them at about 7-8 mins apart. Falling asleep around 12:30am and waking up a few times throughout the night to feeling contractions; I thought, 'maybe this is really it'. .
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I woke up around 8:30am and was feeling contractions (6 mins apart). We began to get our things all ready and slowly but surely made it out of the house. .
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We took the scenic route and my contractions were about 4 mins apart when we arrived at the hospital (just after noon on 9/1). .
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I got checked and was only 1cm dilated. Not the news I wanted to hear but still felt optimistic as labor was moving along. Plus Noah assured me if anyone can go from 0-10 quick it's me πŸ˜†πŸ™„πŸ˜. .
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We walked around and continued to move in between contractions, eventually I was checked again and was still only at 1cm. .
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We decided for a repeat cesarean around 6pm when contractions were 1-2 mins apart and I had not made any progress with dilating. .
It's not the VBAC ending I had hoped for but I did get a healthy baby boy and there is no way I could ever be upset with that outcome!
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I did allow my body to try. I did not attempt to force my body or manipulate it in any way, I just accepted that my body may not be made to labor like other women's bodies do ❀
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Being away from my little girl for a few days and having a longer, tougher recovery is not ideal but we are home now and it feels so good to be with my babies!!!
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In case you are wondering where I have been the past few days. We had our son!
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Introducing John Shepard πŸ’™
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Thank you to everyone who has kept us in your thoughts and prayers! Baby and I are doing well and healing up strong. I think he is doing better than me but my body will get there. . .
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7 lbs 11 oz born Sept. 1st.
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#welcomebaby #babyboyπŸ‘Ά #secondbaby #septemberbaby #labordayweekend2018 #newbabyboy #purejoy #blessedbe #thankyougodforeverything

Hello #duedate πŸ‘‹
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Oh my goodness y'all, I made it to #40weeks so crazyy!!! _
I guess it really isn't that crazy, but I was totally not expecting to go this far πŸ™ƒ
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Been feeling contractions for the past week & half, baby has def dropped and is putting lots of pressure on this Mama.
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But looks like we will most likely have a September baby.
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Gotta week left to see if he makes an appearance on his own so we shall see what he decides πŸ‘€
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Getting more of those awful calf cramps & my tummy-skin is starting to feel pretty tight but aside from that no major aches/pains. . Lots of uncomfortableness (is that a word πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ) but that's expected when you are carrying around a big ol' baby belly lol.
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Here's to continuing this pregnancy & hopefully meeting our son soon πŸ’™
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Being over #39weekspregnant , trying for a VBAC and having your due date and possible repeat C-Section date approaching can be stressful...
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BUT, I am really just doing my best to enjoy these last days of pregnancy. To embrace these baby kicks in my ribs, to celebrate the fact that nothing fits, to just be one with my pregnant body.
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I always hear of women hating this part of pregnancy and as much as I want to be like ugh, I feel so exhausted or I am so tired of hauling this heavy belly around... I really don't feel that way.
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Instead I am just focusing on limiting any stress, relaxing but staying active and most importantly enjoying my time with my little girl.
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I never expected to make it this far in pregnancy so I will just enjoy it and let my body & baby do whatever they plan on doing without any purposeful intervention πŸ’“
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Baby boy has officially outlasted his sister!
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She was born at 4am Tuesday's gestation and here I thought he was coming sooner πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ
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Today marks #39weeks ! Never been that pregnant before πŸ˜‚. But so far all is well.
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We even decided to take a family walk lastnight; uphill...Sure, why not 😏
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I have decided not to try anything that is 'suppose to induce labor' just letting my body do it's thing and praying for guidance through these coming weeks. Really wanting to trust my body and give it a fair shot at a VBAC!
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