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Stephanie Brandley  Wife. Girl mom + baby due August 2017 ๐Ÿ‘ช Foodie ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฆ Hairstylist โžก Business Owner Fitness Lover ๐Ÿ’ช Depression and Anxiety Fighter ๐Ÿšซ โฌ‡57 lbs ๐Ÿ‘Š

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"May the Fifth be with you"...
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Thats how the saying goes, right?๐Ÿ˜‚
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Hubby and I showed up to our walk this morning wearing matching Star Wars shirts...
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It was kind of embarrassing cause we didnt realize until we left the house ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ
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Oh well, at least we got a great walk in, and it was soooooooo nice out! Summer is officially on its way! ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž

Now this is what I'm all about! ๐Ÿ˜ดโค Strive for greatness, friends ๐Ÿ˜œ

Oh hey 'year ago' me! I see what you were able to accomplish without torturing yourself...and now I'm not worried at all about my postpartum journey! .
I am actually super excited to get started again, even though I still have like 5 months to go...but now I know how NOT time consuming it is to reach my goals!
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It's all about finding a program and eating plan that you can fit into your lifestyle without feeling stressed or tortured! .
I'd say I won the lottery in that department! โคโœŒ #throwbackthursday #tbt

Last night someone came to buy our couch.
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But an hour before I started feeling like I didnt want to sell it anymore...
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"This couch started off our marriage. We've had many movie nights, PS4 gaming nights where we got to eat pizza and cookies and trash flirt with each other. We brought our brand new baby home to this couch and she took naps on that cushion every single day.
It's a flippen comfortable couch!"
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Just a few thoughts I had rolling around in my head as the day progressed. I know I'm kind of crazy when it comes to holding onto memories, but heck...This couch is family! Lol... so I decided to cancel on the buyers. .
The lady gave me some major 'tude, and made me feel pretty guilty, so I told them to come get it.
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When they arrived, they decided to not get it because it was bigger than they thought. #hallelujah
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And I've never been so happy and quick to shew someone out of my house! ๐Ÿ˜‚
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So now, I'm just relaxing on my favorite crappy couch, enjoying some baby rolls and kicks, and procrastinating listing more things for sale...
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I'm pretty sure I dont have an attachment to anything else so the rest should be easy....(hopefully๐Ÿ˜จ)
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But if I've learned one lesson from this whole experience it is...don't let anyone guilt you into getting rid of the things you love! Especially if it someone you dont even know! #comeonstephgrowapair
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That is all โคโœŒ

Current obsession .
"Bowls" โคโค
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They are so easy...especially if you prep everything in advance, and you can make them taste however you want. .
Since I'm obsessed with Mexican food...this one is...
- Brown Rice
- Leftover rotisserie chicken that I diced up and heated up with some taco seasoning
- Chopped cucumber, avocado, tomato, red pepper, and steamed spinach. - Salsa and a tiny bit of ranch.
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It's basically a taco in a bowl...And its amazing. ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒฎ
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I portioned everything out with my color coded containers and I'm probably going to burst at the seams. I'm so full! .
Whoever said eating healthy was hard, expensive, and/or felt like they are starving all the time, is clearly doing something wrong!
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#gimmeallthefood

Ever since I got sick a few weeks ago, these two have made a new morning routine! .
Making mommy her "chocolate" aka shakeology! .
Every morning, without fail...It's been quite nice actually! ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Thankfully spilling the PB hasn't been part of the regular routine...
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But now time for a morning walk with my favorite people, and then more packing, packing, packing! โœŒโค

It's a new month, and since we are in the process of moving, I'm deeming May the, "get rid of everything you literally don't need" month! .
I've packed around so much useless stuff for the past 10.5 years, that I feel it is time for a REAL de-clutter...
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Like this thing....The sash I wore for the Miss Vernon pageant I was in when I was 16 ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚....Why do I STILL have this?! *toss* .
I think this is going to be the smallest move we've had yet....And you know what....It feels pretty amazing to get all of these "things" out of my house and off of my shoulders. .
I think I've been holding on to way too many "memories" that have been unconsciously keeping me from moving on with my life....
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So here's to fresh starts, and the ability to breathe again! โœŒโค

Put your hand on your chest....
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Do you feel that?! .
That thing beating....Thats your heart! ๐Ÿ’“
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That means you are ALIVE! .
And if you're alive, that means you have PURPOSE in this life. .
A purpose only YOU can fulfill because there is only one you on this earth. .
It can be so easy to forget sometimes, especially in the thick of it all, but you are so important! .
No matter what life is throwing at you, just remember that you will get through it...you always do... Keep fighting! .
You are strong
You are capable
You are deserving
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You are so loved
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Classic ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œโค

Making the time to take care of myself first, so I can take better care of the two sickies I have on my hands.
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The flu couldn't have come at a better time....
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But we've got this! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช #supermomtotherescue

Packing is in full swing and this girly has been making us do double the work. .
She loves to explore what is in all the boxes and shes been running circles around us tripping over everything!
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But then we brought the old high chair out of storage and she's been in heaven just sitting there. .
She's so relaxed and wishing she were a baby again ๐Ÿ˜‚
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I guess I know where she will be for the next 2 weeks!

Today was supposed to be Leg Day...but when I logged Into Beachbody on Demand I saw that they released a sneak peak for today only of 'YOU v2'. .
Another program being released this summer. .
When I turned it on, I immediately thought...."ummm, no thanks"....but then I remembered those were my exact feelings towards Country Heat and that turned out to be one of my favorite program! Still is! .
So I gave it a shot, and even though I felt like I was back in the 80s, I had a ton of fun and sweat a lot! .
It's SUPER low impact, and literally anyone can do it. Plus you can make it as easy or as hard as you can handle. .
I'm actually super excited for the full program to get released and now I'm torn about which program I want to do after baby is born...
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Hmm..decisions, decisions...
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If you have BOD, definitely check it out today...and if you dont have BOD, reach out to me and I can get you a free trial :) .
Happy working out! โคโœŒ

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