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Stephanie Brandley  Wife. Girl mom + baby due August 2017 πŸ‘ͺ Foodie πŸ•πŸ©πŸ”πŸ¦ Hairstylist ➑ Business Owner Fitness Lover πŸ’ͺ Depression and Anxiety Fighter 🚫 ⬇57 lbs πŸ‘Š

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Classic πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œβ€

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! πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ #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 πŸ˜‚
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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! ❀✌

A salad even my toddler enjoyed! .
Mixed greens
Albacore Tuna
Cucumbers
Tomatoes
Feta cheese
Pumpkin Seeds
Olive Oil
Balsamic Vinegar
Onion Powder
Garlic Powder
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#fast #simple #delicious #cleaneats

Out cold 5 minutes before we arrived to our midwife appointment.
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I always feel so bad waking her up! .
On another note, little baby nugget is doing great! Growing right on schedule and has a nice strong heartbeat....which I wasn't worried about since he or she moves 24/7...giving mama no breaks! #allIwantisasolidnightsrest πŸ˜ͺ
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Pretty sure I'm growing an athlete in there!❀

For the last few weeks I've been feeling my depression&anxiety slowly sneaking back up on me. .
I've constantly been on edge with a tightness in my chest, and I've been constantly fighting with myself because I don't want to fall back into it. .
But last night and this morning, I felt myself giving up. When we got back from our trip, I looked around the house and I just felt like the world was caving in on me....so I decided to just go to bed. .
When I woke up this morning, I was angry. I was filled with so much frustration and annoyance and feeling like people just need to leave me the freak alone! I was so ready to give up on my responsibilities. A two year old can take care of them self, right?!
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Then my husband and little girl came in to check on me and they surprised me with my shake in bed. They made it together and it was so cute because I could hear them outside the door... him trying to teach her to say "surprise", but when they did come in, she just threw it at my face....
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Not quite the surprise I was hoping for...
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But in that moment I realized that I can't do this again. I can't let my life fall apart..again. Even when I feel like nobody really cares about me...they do...someone always cares...and I need help! .
So, I started researching medications that were safe for pregnancy even though I went off mine initially when I found out I was pregnant. .
Turns out the one I was on is safe if you are on it the whole pregnancy, but if you start fresh again later in pregnancy it can cause a whole ton of complications and withdrawals on baby....
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So, no thanks! As much as this child has been driving me insane, I'm still not a risk taker...
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I'm still going to ask my doctor what he thinks, but in the meantime I needed to do something to lift my spirits even just a little. .
Believe me...the last thing I wanted to do right now is workout, but I KNOW from my past experiences that it DOES help...even just a little bit to take some of that edge off...
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So, I whipped open my laptop, logged into my Beachbody on Demand (Netflix for workouts) , and found a workout that I know I enjoy and felt like I could do in this moment.
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(Read the rest on FB)

Dreaming of summer rain and ice cream πŸŒžπŸ’§πŸ¦....
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And seriously considering going to bed at 8....#sotired😴

The cutest fire girl you ever did see ❀

🎡🎢On the road again 🎡🎢
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It's been such a great weekend celebrating Easter with some family...but now its time to go home. .
I'm not excited about this drive, but I am excited that it's Monday!
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I love Mondays!...and today is extra special because I have 18 new ladies starting fresh on a 90 day 'Slim Down for Summer' challenge and I'm SUPER pumped to see their transformations!! Not just physically with their weight loss, but their emotional/mental transformations as well! .
When I think back to my first challenge group, I get butterflies because that Monday was the day my entire life changed!...
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So exciting times are around the corner for these woman, and I can't help but be so thriller/honored to be part of this journey with them! .
Happy Monday Everyone! ✌❀
Make it great!

Happy Easter Everyone! ❀✌

This girl is a champ! We spent 7 hours in the car, and she didnt cry once! .
We made it to Grandma and Grandpas house just in time to have dinner and run around on the acreage for an hour before bed! .
I think acreage living is going to be this girls thing. She didnt even notice that it was freezing outside! .
Now she's in bed, and its time for me to unwind...
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I know Ive been sitting all day, but to me thats more exhausting than being busy! Anyone else?

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