You make me brave
No fear can hinder now the love that made a way //
No fear can hinder now the promises you made //
You make me brave //
this song by Bethel Music inspired my 2017 word of the year. b r a v e.
photos by gladys jem photography
i've been struggling on whether or not to post this. no, i didn't reach my goal of being at my pre-pregnancy weight. that's not why i was hesitant to post. i was hesitant to share that i am still 2 pounds away & the reaction i would receive. before you roll your eyes & think "just 2 pounds", just a little insight: it takes me three weeks to lose 2 pounds. that's 30 miles of running, 105 meal preps & 15 hours of weightlifting. amazing how much effort it takes to lose 2 pounds. it isn't easy but it's possible. i hope this comes across as encouraging & that we don't take a pound of progress for granted. now with that said, i am so pleased with my 12 week transformation with imago fitness (curious about my transformation before pregnancy? click here!) cheers to healthy habits & continuing to pursue the best version of ourselves.
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today marks the 4th week of eliott's life & our journey into parenthood. how quickly has it gone by. it seems only fitting to share his birth story & the day our hearts doubled in size. i'd like to highlight that every birth is unique & personal. some expecting parents have specific birthing plans, others go with the flow. i encourage everyone to be respectful & not critical of anyone's experience. we all have the same end goal, right? healthy baby, healthy mom. i'm proud of my 36-hour labor & delivery experience regardless of what was necessary to get this big kiddo out. for those of you who have yet to give birth, pregnant or not, i encourage you to read on. i found hearing multiple stories very helpful in preparing for my own as my delivery was not what i had thought it would be like. with that being said...