2.5 weeks ago, I gave birth to a incredibly healthy and STRONG baby boy. He takes after #mamabear
(FOR REAL. And definitely gots some daddy in Him 😛🙌🏼🤗) 1. Carrying & creating a child is a wild ride, 2. Birthing a child is LIFE. CHANGING. It’s crazy to think this little human is mine to grow through life with! I never knew what to expect of all the changes throughout my pregnancy & there were certainly many from my body changing daily to personally how much I had to “grow up” with the upcoming arrival of Gav. But, I’m a force to be reckoned with, I’m one strong mother (no pun intended 😂🙌🏼), and, I’ve grown tenfold (and my heart has grown more in size than I could have ever imagined). Fitness and being an athlete has always been my outlet. During pregnancy I was determined to keep up with my strength and conditioning while allowing CrossFit metcon’s to take a back seat, & to mentally stay on top of being as positive and motivated as I could (considering my hormones were the worst part of my #fitpregnancy
- serving me large doses of what I like to call “pre-baby blues”). And I did just that! #momwin
I’m proud of what I’ve created and blessed with what I now call my son. He’s incredible. Now I gear up and begin again. I’ve got GOALS. I’m starting from the bottom, and I’m fine with that. During the pregnancy I definitely stayed on top of maintaining strength but that & bringing into the world a strong boy was of utmost concern. So now, It’s now time to build and become an athlete again, to honor myself, to become a competitor again. I miss that sensation of pushing my body beyond the limits I believe it’s capable of (bc honestly with the right frame of mind, right coaching, strong foundation, & proper nutrition, etc - your body truly has no limits). It’s been 3 years since I’ve been able to compete as a CrossFit athlete. Going from one thing to the next has kept me out of the game. But, guess what? I’m coming back smarter, stronger, more determined & inspired than I had before injury and baby boy💙. 2019 is my year. Here. We. Go.