Things I never ever would’ve expected to do on my birthday: sign up for ROAD class. 🏃♀️ 🎁 •
Today was the first time something felt different about running. I didn’t actively hate it or feel disappointed with myself. Something about my mindset changed when I started up on the treadmill today. For the first time I actually somewhat enjoyed the feeling of the challenges my body faces when I run. Instead of getting frustrated and focusing on the pain, I focused on my breathing and started myself down in the mirror and challenged myself to just relax into it. Don’t think about the numbers for the incline and the pace.
That doesn’t mean it wasn’t difficult or that I didn’t struggle at moments. It was and I absolutely did. But that wasn’t what I focused on and I was able to fight through it. •
Here’s to 26 and to being the strongest me I can be: both mentally and physically 😊💪
“Breastfeeding Luna saved my life”.
This caption is not a metaphor, for me it’s a fact.
Before I continue, Jesus Christ is my Lord, my almighty God and my savior. In the darkest moments of my life he has shed light on me and saved me. He thought I was worthy of saving.
After a long 14 months of attempting to correct pelvic prolapse through multiple alternatives, my doctor and I decided a hysterectomy was the long term solution for me. On Dec. 20th (2017) I went into the OR for a laparoscopic procedure in which the surgeon removed my Fallopian Tubes, Cervix and Uterus. I spent the next few days at home, well and recovering. On Dec. 31st in the middle of the night I woke up to use the restroom to find that I had a steady stream of blood. I checked into the ER shortly after. CT Scan results showed internal blood accumulated but no signs of active bleeding. The scan also showed I developed an Ovarian Vein Thrombosis (blood clot). I followed up with my surgeon 2 days later. He performed a pelvic exam in which he again did not see any active internal bleeding, nothing but older blood. His medical conclusion was that the internal bleeding I experienced days prior could’ve been an internal stitch that popped - but it was not a concern. My doctor also prescribed a blood thinning medication (for OVT) and insisted (somewhat scolded) I stop breastfeeding immediately as this medication is not safe for children.
I cried the whole ride home. I cried the rest of the day. I consulted for second opinions. I sought to family for their opinions and advice. For the next 2 days I cried as all I kept hearing was “it’s time you stop breastfeeding”. Let me explain myself, because I know some people might think I’m being dramatic, I was actually called “dramatic”. I was not upset at the thought of not breastfeeding anymore, eventually all mothers stop nursing. It was the fact that my child was not ready to stop nursing. My daughter and I were not through with this beautiful bond and reaping all it’s benefits. It was that I was being to not only terminate my right to a passage of motherhood but advised to do this cold turkey ... (continue reading in the comments below) @lalecheleagueusa
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To say my 🍑🍑 was on fire would be an understatement! :
I had to remind myself that the burn is good, sometimes growth and change can be uncomfortable. :
So when I thought about the options, I could just throw in the towel and quit OR I could face the burn, power through it and get stronger! :
What did I do? I put on my big girl pants and finished what I started!
6 hours ago1014
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This took me a while and I feel like I’m birthing a child by sharing this 😂 My first newsletter is officially up! And out!
I will be sending these out monthly with fun recipes, healthy tips, and more. This month you get access to a free week of recipes specially designed and made to be healthy and super yummy. So stoked! Drop your email below if you’d like me to add you to the mailing list.
O Dia do Esportista é comemorado anualmente em 19 de fevereiro.
A data tem o objetivo de incentivar, conscientizar e homenagear a pratica do esporte, como meio para o desenvolvimento de uma vida muito mais saudável.
O exercício físico atrelado com uma dieta saudável é recomendado por todos os especialistas em saúde para manter uma boa qualidade de vida.
Aprender a trabalhar em equipe, concentração, paciência, cooperativismo e fortalecimento muscular são algumas das várias vantagens que a pratica do esporte garante para o ser humano, seja fisicamente ou mentalmente.
Origem do Dia do Esportista
O Dia do Esportista, originalmente, foi criado a partir da Lei nº 8.672, de 6 de Julho de 1993, conhecida como "Lei Zico". No artigo 54 constava que o dia 19 de fevereiro seria destinado como Dia do Esportista.
A Lei nº 9.615, de 24 de março de 1998, conhecida popularmente por "Lei Pelé" ou "Lei do passe livre", revogou a Lei Zico, estabelecendo o dia 23 de junho como o Dia do Desporto, mesma data do Dia Mundial do Desporto Olímpico. No entanto, a população mantém a antiga data ainda hoje como o dia para comemorar a pratica do esportismo no Brasil.
9 hours ago027
One whole year of breastfeeding my wee girl!! I am actually quite proud and feel like this is an achievement to me as I never did ever think we’d make it to this milestone!
It certainly was not easy in the beginning but with greatly appreciated assistance from NHS Breastfeeding Support, my Health Visitor, lots of perseverance, family & of course Ryan being literally hands on 🤗 in the beginning, it has seriously been the best thing I have ever experienced and will never forget 😍, I have loved every single moment and I never did realise I was going to feel this way at all!🤱🏻 Love this photo my sister in law sent me when Penelope was a newborn.... my niece told her mummy she was being like me and breastfeeding her baby 😍 #heartmelt
Today started out as a family workout! 😁🙌🏼 .
The boys did round one with me to try it out and then I ended up being alone 😜 .
And it got harder and harder... .
↠It’s Monday morning.
↠I’m tired. #8montholdbaby
↠I’m still sore. ↠We repeated the round THREE times today instead of two! .
I’m not going to lie, I so badly wanted to turn the tv OFF and get on with my day after the second round! (And who am I kidding, after the first when Chris went back up stairs, too! 🤣🙋🏼♀️)
I had SUCH A BATTLE going on in my head... I did enough already, I need to get other things done! Or the best one.. WHO WOULD KNOW? But I would...
I even actually hit pause and was in that moment where I had to make that DECISION. I really didn’t want to do it. But I also didn’t want to be a quitter. I didn’t want to stop just because it was hard. I didn’t want to stop and show the boys I gave up. I didn’t want to stop and not get the results I’m truly capable of. I’m working this hard, I want to give it my all!!
So I just went for it even though I was already tired! I pushed play and kept telling myself “just one more move” + “you got this.” .
Then I got to the point where she said LAST MOVE!! 🙌🏼😍😅🎉💃🏼🤩🤗
I did it. It’s a mental battle and my body WAS capable of doing it. It was my mind I had to convince! YOU CAN DO IT, TOO!! .
Want to join my next group of girls pushing forward on this journey with me?! Comment below or pm me if you’re ready to show yourself what you’re capable of!! 😄🙌🏼 #postpartumjourney#8monthspostpartum#postpartumbody#familyfitness#monkeyseemonkeydo#boymom#momoftwoboys#mamaoftwo#nevermissamonday#mondaymorningworkout#fabletics#ebf
10 hours ago3018
His eyes 😍💕
11 hours ago426
This munchkin doesn't let me work, because I'm too distracted with her giggles and her adorable face.
What a blessing this is, to have your baby right besides you at work! I don't know how it's gonna be like, and not sure if I have the strength to continue. I've one more week to go to finally make a decision but this has truly been such a remarkable experience and achievement for me. Working and exclusively breastfeeding my little one, changing her diapers, making her go to sleep after singing her lullaby. All this, everyday 9:00 am to 5 pm, an hour long way to work and back home. Sigh, I am so tired I don't get time to even think about myself anymore but just going with the flow. Not planning any big results... Just want to feel useful and powerful at the same time.
Say a little prayer for baby M and I.
11 hours ago1389
Only when you become a parent yourself do you realise how much you value your own ❤️
These two little rascals 😂 All the love for this pair. So comforting to think that when one of my favourite people had a baby around the same time, how sweet it will be to know that they'll (hopefully 😂) be best buddys growing up as well as cousins, friends as well as family 💚
Little food face 😂💚 When we eventually move house I can't wait for a proper family table, sitting together as a family and sharing a meal has been one of the best things about starting this little one on food 😊 The cleaning up after is another thing 😐 But watching him explore, and learn and enjoy our family times is its own reward👌
My favourite view 💚 On days full of overwhelm, stress, being busy, being mum tired (it IS different to normal, no matter how tired 😂) this connection, holding him whilst he needs me, slows me down. Everytime.
13 hours ago218
Exactly 21 months ago, Coco was born. She was born a week early via emergency C-sect due to her umbilical cord wrapped around her chest. I cried when my OB said she needed to cut me open that day. I wasnt ready. I felt she wasnt ready. I wanted so badly to have a normal delivery, but trusted the expertise of my doctor to know better. I was still being stitched up when i already initiated breastfeeding. Coco could barely latch on. I was brought to the recovery room with her next to me in a bassinet. She seemed so far away. She was just in my tummy a few moments ago. Watching her sleep, i knew i already loved her so much. I barely slept two hours in recovery because all i could do was gaze at her. She was so tiny, and already amazing. I told myself that i would do anything for this little human being. The anesthesia hadnt worn off yet but i knew that the pain was worth it. I told myself that even if i didnt get the normal delivery i wanted, no one will be able to stop me from giving her the best start in life by breastfeeding her. That first night, i would sleep in two-/three-hour intervals, set my alarm so that i could initiate feeding (funny cause now she still feeds the same at night, oops). My nipples were sore the first few days, but i was determined. This is one of my biggest gifts to her — our breastfeeding journey. Ive had moments, hours and days (and nights like last night when she was latched on the entire night due to a cold)of wanting to give up and stop but when i think of the alternative, i suck it up and push forward. She is small only for such a short time, and will not breastfeed forever. So i had these made: heart-shaped pendants made with my breastmilk and beads made with her umbilical cord. I gave them to her today and she loves them! I hope when she grows up, she will be reminded of these two things: 1) just like as my womb was her home for 9 months where she was attached by the cord, she will always have a home with me, and 2) the cries that turned into laughter, the whispered “i love yous”, and the quiet hugging moments all while she was breastfeeding. Shout out to Enzo for the funding and artistic input on the pieces 💛💜
13 hours ago738
His little face 💕 He's loving his food now that we're a few weeks in, I am not enjoying the results 🤮 so many blowouts! 😂
13 hours ago327
Back a few weeks ago when this little one was 6 months 🙊 How has 29 weeks flown by so quickly!
13 hours ago221
This counts as one of the biggest no of milk I have produced in months!!! 🍼 I guess my 15m is going through a growth spurt for me to make this much! Just lucky to be able to pump at work still. I really now know how a 🐮 feels like 😂