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S T E P H B R A N D L E Y โœŒโค  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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Little girlies favorite part of the day was.... "Driving ala helicotter" ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’–

All of my besties are in New Orleans having the time of their life at my favorite coach event of the year....so, to take my mind off the fact that I couldn't be there too, we went to an airshow!
It was super fun! We saw some really cool planes, helicopters and jets, and a wicked show that got cut short by a tornado warning, but it was a long day, and now I'm just praying all of the walking doesn't start labor tonight! #fingerscrossed โœˆ๐Ÿ›ฉ๐Ÿš
#notprepared

36 Weeks๐Ÿคฐ, 36 Degrees outside ๐ŸŒž, and barely surviving the heat! .

I should really invest in some maternity shorts, but I've made it this far without, so is it worth it?? Lol .

Anyways....36 weeks is when I had people cast their votes for gender in my last pregnancy.....so lets do it again!!! .

I have my thoughts, but what do you think?
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Will a little boy๐Ÿ’™ or a little girl๐Ÿ’–grace us with their presence in 4 (hopefully less) weeks?

Happy Birthday Canada!!

Up until a couple months ago, I thought I'd be lifting weights and doing intense exercise until the day I delivered this baby...
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Cause I mean....being in the fitness industry, I see pregnant mamas doing that stuff all the time! .

It took me about 5 months of trying, kind of hurting myself, and failing miserably to realize that I'm not them and its okay to not be at their fitness level, even though I worked so hard BEFORE pregnancy to BE at their level. .

And even now I see all my friends doing workouts like The Shift Shop, and in my mind I feel like I should be able to do it too, but then I have to remind myself "oh yeah, I'm growing a human!" And "I am NOT them, their bodies are completely different!" ๐Ÿ˜œ
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It's been really tough on my brain though, and most days I want to give up soooo badly, but then I remember that its not about being able to do what others are doing...Its about pushing yourself a LITTLE harder than your current level....and right now...walks really push me! They are hard. I almost dont make it...but its not painful and it makes me feel good. ๐ŸŒž And even though it feels so pointless compared to what I see others doing, it is going to help me get back to where I want to be faster than if I quit and just wait to start again after baby is born. .

Quitting is never the answer...unless your doctor says so! .

Its all about being real with yourself, taking small and simple steps, allowing yourself to make adjustments so you dont injure yourself, not giving up, and not getting caught up in the comparison game. .

That last one will kill you!
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Your journey is yours and there is no need to be ashamed of it! โœŒ๐Ÿ’–

Well, it's no chocolate super foods, but when your mother-in-law makes you the greenest of all green smoothies you take it with a smile! ๐Ÿ˜
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It tastes like a tree๐ŸŒณ....but I'm grateful she's taking care of me... plus, she served it in a Mickey Mouse cup...so that's coolโœŒ๐Ÿ’–

Grocery shopping with these two cuties.... I thought it was going to be chaos, but we survived! ๐ŸŽ‰ thank goodness for snacks!
However....Mamas of twins...you are superwoman...I couldn't do this on the regular. ๐Ÿ’ช

Felt glum, needed a mood boost...finally decided to get my walk on โœŒ๐Ÿ’–

2.5 years ago I was working two jobs....15 hour days...while pregnant with my first, counting down the days until maternity leave. .

Today I'm laying on the trampoline, soaking up the sun ๐ŸŒž with my favorite girl, looking up at the sky, imagining different pictures in the cloudsโ˜, and just feeling gratefulโคโค. Grateful that I don't have to work two jobs. Grateful that I have a career where I can pick when/if I work, one that I dont have to answer to anyone but me, and I get to spend quality time with the people that matter most. ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ง
. It's a pretty great feeling! โœŒ๐Ÿ’–
#throwbackthursday

I feel like it can't get much more summery than this! โœŒ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜ #fruitsaladfordays

The cows didn't wake me up on time today #acreagelife ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿฎ so I ended up with a walking buddy today! .

I was a little nervous to go because the challenge in my group was to "Step It Up" and do 10 more minutes than you did last time, so my goal was 37 minutes. Doesn't sound like a lot, but when you waddle like a duck๐Ÿฆ†, have wicked sciatic pain, and have to push a stroller on a rocky/muddy road, it kind of messes with your brain!
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We powered through though and ended up doing 40 minutes with a suspenseful game of "I spy with my little eye" and magically enough I'm not waddling anymore and my sciatic pain is gone for the time being! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป
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Let's hope it stays that way! I kind of have the feeling that I'll be extra stiff later, but for now Im going to enjoy the magic endorphins! ๐ŸŽ‰
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Are you going to exercise today?? โœŒ๐Ÿ’–

"Can I get the workouts without the superfoods?!"
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I hear this multiple times a day, and I'll be honest with you....yeah...of course you can!...
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But why would you? Working out is the worst part of it all! ๐Ÿ˜‚
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There's a reason I still drink this bad boy even though I can't workout...and it's because nutrition is 80% of the results you see! It really is true what they say, you know! "You can't out exercise a bad diet", and I've definitely learned that the hard way.
Multiple times actually...๐Ÿ˜จ
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This thing will seriously cut your cravings, give you all the vitamins, minerals, pre/probiotics, adaptagens, all the good stuff you need for the day, give you one meal you dont have to think about (my fav), and get you feeling amazing to the point where you might actually WANT to work out! Not your average protein shake my friends... To me, it's a no-brainer!
I'm not saying "don't workout", but I AM saying that you're cray if you think you'll beat the odds and get bomb results without fueling your body right.
That is all! โœŒ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜˜ #toughlovecauseicare

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