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Tanya Burke  Tburkefit@hotmail.com

Much love and respect for this woman!!
Beautiful message and a great campaign.
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#Repost @jordannanativ (@get_repost)
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I’m sick and tired of being told what beauty is and isn’t. Told whether my curves, height, hair, eye colour, skin tone, Jean size, ring size, bra size, shoes size is worthy enough for those sitting on their fashion thrones. .
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I’m enough. Just. As. I. Am. .
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I’ve worked hard to find myself and I’m not a fantasy. I’m a real woman with a real life and no one is going to tell me be anything other than ME. .
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Supporting the recent post by @thebirdspapaya and @knixwear campaign that #everywomanisanangel. Check it out. It’s brilliant. .
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#confident #inspirediaries #theyanablueprint #selfesteemboost #selfimprovement #selfconfidence #selfdiscipline #befierce #yourjourney #youreworthit #decisions #knowyourvalue #confidence #flawsome #fierceness #beautycomesfromwithin #beyourself #selfworth #ownyourcurves

Another form of stress relief for me...LEGO!!
I admit I still love this stuff. I'll even bring the kids to get some but it's actually for me. I have a huge Lego collection, some from when I was a kid and some new stuff that we keep adding.
I don't know what it is about this stuff but when I sit down to make some it's like a Zen feeling!
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Puzzles...I also love puzzles!! Any other suggestions or ideas that you use/do?
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#lego #legoland #aspiretoinspire #legonerd #stressrelief #zonedout

When asked what my fitness advice would be for new or expecting mothers -
I would have to say that one is to take care of yourself physically and mentally during pregnancy. The two go hand and hand. Usually if you take care of yourself physically you will feel better mentally. (Hello Serotonin!!) That is only one part of it though. If we learn to take care of ourselves during pregnancy we set ourselves up to be our best self after because trust me there is not much ME time after! 
As I say this I don't want anyone to think that I mean getting back 'in shape' or racing back to your prebaby body. I understand that feeling of wanting to get back to normal or lose the baby weight but that delicate time after birth is not the time to race towards anything. What I do mean is taking care of yourself from the inside out. We need to take the time to heal our bodies, if we don't do that we leave ourselves vulnerable to injury and complications down the road. After this pregnancy I have become a HUGE believer in CORE training and health. This can and should start during pregnancy.
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After birth our bodies are weak and we need to ease back in to any sort of physical activity, it is not the time to jump in to intense exercise thinking it would be the most efficient.
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We are all at different stages when we begin pregnancy, we all have different pregnancies, and we all have different experiences after pregnancy - there is no one post partum fitness routine we can follow for everyone. One thing that is true however is the need to take time to heal and retrain our core.
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The quote from Paul Chek
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'You can't fire a cannon from a canoe'
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really illustrates the need for this retraining. Once you have taken the time to retrain and have a stronger base then you can start to look at beginning other physical activity.
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Be gentle and kind to yourself
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#aspiretoinspire #pregnancy #healthypregnancy #fitpregnancy #core4 #corehealth #training #postpartumfitness #postpartum #fitmom #ppd #core #mombod #momsgym #momof3 #StrongGirlsLifestyle #stronggirls @coach_jvb
📸 - @dave_laus 💄 - @twochicksandsomelipstick

You're not always going to be motivated.
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Today I would like to call it quits. I can feel that overwhelmed and anxious feeling setting in.
It's Wednesday - tomorrow evening I have to head out for a hockey tournamnet in Niagara Falls for the weekend. I have 3 more workouts to get in this week (so I'll have to do some at the hotel), I have to prep allllll my meals, pack alllllll the stuff for the baby, make sure the oldest gets his stuff together, not to mention alllll other everyday responsibilities and there are still 2 ice times this evening too. It would be so much easier to say f*** it and plan to just get back on track on Monday - SO MUCH EASIER!  Lets be honest, I could just sit here all day and cuddle this little man.
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But the one thing I've learned in making this a lifestyle is that consistency is key and the it's the days you don't really want to that are the ones that make the difference.
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This for me is a motivation post.  To make sure I get up and get going before it's too late!!
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Disclaimer : I am going to go chug some preworkout to help start this workout!!!
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#aspiretoinspire #failtoplanplantofail
#motivation #momof3 #fitmom #priorities #idrathernap #fitness #goals #noexcuses #momlife #stronggirls #StrongGirlsLifestyle #preworkout
@coach_jvb

My wish is to learn it is ok to be proud of yourself.
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I had a friend share her progress pics with me yesterday. First, let me tell you her progress was amazing. She told me she was sharing it with me because she knew I would appreciate it! I was flattered!! My first reaction was 'F*** ya I can appreciate that'
The hard work and dedication that goes in to committing yourself, to any goal, is definitely something to be proud of. But I also know all of the other aspects of her life that have probably changed too!! And that rocks!!
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Share your victories!! You never know who you may inspire along the way!! .
#aspiretoinspire #transformation
#lifelessons #goals #proud #fitness #fitmom #strong #stronggirls #teamstronggirls #postpartum #postpartumfitness #share #victories #progressnotperfection 💪 @coach_jvb 📸 @west_studio 💄 @prettymemakeup

After a hectic weekend this is needed!!
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Between shift work, hockey schedules x2, new babe and just life in general, it's important to find time to reconnect. So a Sunday night date night it is!!
Bonus: my niece babysitting and trying all the selfie filters with me! @bellalane__
For our few times there so far @bisteccakincardine has been amazing!

#aspiretoinspire #kincardine #bistecca #local #balance #datenight #nothirdwheel #filters #fitmom #fitness #relationshipgoals #anyday #anynight #datenight #momlife

This mama is getting her groove back!! .
I started classes with @no.drama.fitness back in September before I found out a was pregnant.  I decided that during pregnancy was not the time to learn new lifts or push myself outside things I was comfortable with. So at that time I put my lessons on hold.
But with the weights are coming back easily and having gotten the all clear to go ahead, I've decides to continue where I left off!! Really excited to perfect my form and get back to my old PRs!! .
#aspiretoinspire #fitness #newskills #crossfit #lift #momsgym #strongmom #stronggirls #goals #weightliftinggoals #strong #postpartumfitness #postpartum

Trust me when I say
You blink and you miss It!!
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Having a 10 year old, 8 year old and starting over
with a 4 month old really changes your view of things!!
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Happy Halloween!!
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#momof3 #timeflies #10 #8 #4months

Help me...
I know I'm not the only one who can go though a box of these without even realizing it or at least I hope!!! For me, Halloween treats are the hardest to say no to (ok that and pie at thanksgiving!) They are just so easy and convenient!!
It's even harder being an at home mom right now! Its easy to think you're hungry when you're really just bored! This little red box has always been my favorite. I left buying these till yesterday to try and stop myself, now to just get through today. My plan is to save some for my post workout treat and steal 1 or 2 from the boys tonight because that is just plain fun!!!
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'Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow'
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#aspiretoinspire #candy #halloween #treatsontreatsontreats #motivation #goals #momproblems #stayathomemom #postpartum

I'm confident that choosing to continue to workout during pregnancy has contributed to my body being able to get back to my previous weight training. Perhaps it's muscle memory. I'm not talking about losing the baby weight around my midsection already, that will come. My strength is coming back and I'm loving that part of it!!
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Also, it's pretty funny to be with someone who doesn't have any social media, refreshing really and he can tease about it at times!
After a great shoulder and arm workout I came in from the garage and flexed, because I think I'm huge like that!
And this is how our conversation went -
Him - 'Are you going to hashtag flex friday that one?' Me - 'I would but it's Tuesday!'
Him - 'So, be a rebel and break the mold!' Me - With another double bicep flex -
#sunsoutgunsout
Him - #gotyourtickets #gunshow
Me - #wheresthebeach
Him - #nosleevesnoproblem
Me - awe #swolemates
Him - Ok, we're done.
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#didwemissany
#aspiretoinspire #allthehashtags #fitness #flexfriday #postpartumfitness #PPD #mombod #postpartum #momsgym #havefun #laugh #motivation #musclememory #bodyafterbaby #strengthtrainingforwomen #nerdalert
#stronggirls
@coach_jvb

It's funny how things work out sometimes. Yet funny is not the right word because sometimes you have to go though some shit to get there. I don't mean a couple bad days, I mean real tough stuff. Can't get out of bed, cry for what seems like no reason for what seems like hours, can't stand to be by yourself kind of shit, when it seems like things will never be good again. Life sometimes doesn't go the way you plan, even if you don't have a plan.
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Today I am greatful.
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Grateful I sent a stranger a drunk text at the advice of some friends. Grateful he replied. Grateful he invited himself over 2 days later and grateful he has never left. He brings a certain peace to my life.
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Very grateful to have 2 older boys who absolutely love and adore their baby brother. I swear they think he is theirs, I never could have imagined a love like that.
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Grateful I found a way to take care of myself and find my worth.
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Grateful for my awesome niece who loves to babysit and we got to go on a date last weekend. (Also a nephew who wants to).
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Grateful I got through all the shit to get here.
Thank you to the friends who were there, you know who you are, I owe you all of this!!
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#aspiretoinspire #motivationmonday
#grateful #postpartum #lifelessons #momof3 #lifewithboys #healthy #postpartumfitness #stronggirls
@coach_jvb

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