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✖️ NZ ✖️ New mum ✖️ Fitness & balance - all from home ✖️ Scoliosis ✖️ Lover of cheese, chocolate and wine

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Yikes! First ab session done of @thecollectiveelite 8 week challenge 🔥 the ab section is only 8 minutes long but my core hasn’t had a workout in a very long time 🙃 I’m still gaining a lot of strength back but loving the challenge 💥 #thece8wc #fitness #8monthspostpartum

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2015 ➡️ now A before and after but also two before photos 💫 The before is previous to doing any exercise and just before I started my journey doing BBG for two years. I had just been properly diagnosed with scoliosis, as you can see from my asymmetrical hip. I had no idea how asymmetrical I was, this photo was such a massive shock 😦 The after photo is after years of BBG, a healthier lifestyle 🌱 and most importantly after growing and delivering my baby girl 👶🏼 (who wasn’t small at 9lbs!). But it’s also more than that. The ‘after’ photo is now my before photo 🙌🏼 Tomorrow I start @thecollectiveelite 8 week challenge and I can’t freaking wait! 2017 was such an amazing year but 2018 is the year I get a bit of myself back 💥 #thece8wc #beforeandafter #progressnotperfection #progresspic #postpartumbody

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Evie’s loving summer.. bikini body ready 💕☀️ those rolls are my obsession 😍 #8monthsold #nzsummer #demthighs #thoserolls

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It’s amazing what carrying a 9kg baby around can do to your arms 💪🏼 now I just need to keep building the strength 🏋🏼‍♀️ #mumlife #fitmum #armday

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Banana oat pancakes! 🥞 this recipe is SO easy, quick and healthy!! It’s flour and sugar free. Winning. You’ll need: Two bananas 3/4 cup rolled oats 3 eggs Teaspoon baking soda Pinch of cinnamon Pinch of salt Mix it all in your blender and cook! I used coconut oil in the pan. I served with banana and coconut yogurt. Let me know if you make it! 😘 Enjoy!! 🤤 #cleaneating #sugarfree #healthybutyummy #fodmapdiet

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Day one after our holiday break and back into it! 💪🏼 I am seriously so excited to start #TheCE8WC next week 😅 not only am I doing it for me, but I’m also doing it for her. I want her to grow up with a healthy perspective on fitness and more importantly balance ✌🏼 also, she’s a whopping 9kg so I need to do it to lift her! 😂 my number one goal is to feel fitter and happier with where I’m at 💚 also to strengthen my back again 💛 @thecollectiveelite #fitnessgoal #postpartumjourney #7monthspostpartum #fitmom #scoliosis #bentnotbroken

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#throwback to Christmas a few years ago! 🎄 Merry Christmas everyone!! 🎅🏼 May your day be filled with lots of love, laughter, happiness and.. wine 🍷 #merrychristmas #nzchristmas #mountmanganui #christmasatthebeach #fitmom

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It’s been a few months since I’ve done a #transformationtuesday and put myself out there in my undies 😬.. (it is Tuesday right? 😴) here goes nothing! Six months postpartum. This is my progress using @thecollectiveelite guides. I was doing BBG for 2 years before getting pregnant, and I did it postpartum too. But after doing it for so long, I needed a change. I’ve been following @elliebell_01 for years and have admired the way she’s gotten back into fitness after having her little boy, so I decided to get into #theCElife too 💪🏼 I’m LOVING the new challenge and the new format of working out, and I love that I can do it in my lounge room. I can’t wait to see how my results progress 😅 oh and excuse the daggy nursing bra, that’s true #mumlife 😬 #progresspic #progressnotperfection #postpartumbody #postpartumfitness #fitnessmotivation #beforeandafter #transformation #fitspo #fitmom #motivation #fitnessjourney #6monthspostpartum #scoliosis #bentnotbroken

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After an almost 2 month hiatus, I’m finally back to working out 💪🏼💪🏼 for now we’re on the other side of growth spurts and sleep regressions (until the next) so I have the energy to get back to focusing on my wellbeing ✌🏼 I’m on week 2 of @thecollectiveelite and LOVING it 💧💙 #thecelife #6monthspostpartum • • • • #newmom #fitmum #workingoutathome #postpartumbody #postpartumfitness #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #mumlife #fitnessmotivation #fitfam #fitspiration #bbg #scoliosis #postpartumjourney

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My favourite part of the weekend is definitely the food! 😜 huevos rancheros is the ultimate weekend brunch food 🤤🙌🏼 #brunchtime - - - - - #huevosrancheros #whatsonmyplate #healthyfood #healthychoices #glutenfree #fitfam #eatwell #healthy #labocaloca #bbgcommunity #bbgfood #nutrition

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Ab and arm day done! 🔥 I'm still not sure what's safe for my core postpartum so taking it easy with ab exercises until I feel more confident 😅 I love being back in it tho and having a proper sweaty workout! 💧 @kayla_itsines #bbg #bbgmums #bbgcommunity #12weekspostpartum #3monthspostpartum - - - - - #postpartumfitness #fitmum #fitnessjourney #postpartumbody #postnatalworkout #newmum #abworkout #homeworkout

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12 weeks postpartum ⭐️ and 6 weeks of exercise 💥 The postpartum journey is fricken tough; you're usually exhausted, spending all your time looking after your tiny human. You often don't have time to eat well and showering is a luxury let alone finding the time to work out. For me, getting back into BBG isn't just about getting fit, it's about having something for me 💕 After following @kelseywells post pregnancy program for six weeks, this week I started @kayla_itsines BBG through the @sweat app! 💧 I'm officially a #bbgmum 🙌🏼 I did BBG for almost two years before having Evie so I thought I knew it pretty well, but oh damn was that first workout a shock 😅 I forgot what #deathbykayla felt like! I'm stoked to be back into it 💪🏼 . . . . #bbgprogress #bbgtransformation #postnatal #postbabybody #postpartumbody #12weekspostpartum #beforeandafter #beforeandafterweightloss #progresspic #progressnotperfection #scoliosis #bentnotbroken #postpartumfitness #kaylaitsines

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Here's some of my favourite #postpartum safe exercises you can do with your litre babe 👶🏼 perfect for when a certain someone wakes up or won't sleep 😏💖 (note this video is speed up) • • • • #9weekspostpartum #postnatal #postbabybody #postnatalworkout #postpartumfitness #workoutathome #fitpregnancy #fitmum #motherhoodunplugged #fitfam #fitspo #fitspiration #newmum @fit.moms.of.ig @pregnancyworkout @postpartum @igfitmoms #homeworkout #scoliosis #bentnotbroken

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Sunday brunching 🍴 eggs Benedict with coffee cured bacon 🥓🍳 saaah good 🙌🏼 . . . . #cocoattheroxy #eggsbenedict #sundaybrunch #nutrition #treatyoself #fodmap #glutenfree #postnatalhealth #wellingtoneats

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🙊 1 week postpartum ➡️ 8 weeks postpartum Side progress from one week after having Evie to this week at 8.5 weeks. In that time I've been doing the post pregnancy program via the @sweat app for two weeks and a tiny bit of walking before that. After a pretty rough labour I'm pretty happy with where I'm at and still astounded by what the female body is capable of! ☺️ . . . . . #beforeandafter #bbgprogress #transformation #scoliosis #bentnotbroken #bbgmoms #fitmom #progresspic #postbabybody #postnatal #postpartumbody #postpartumjourney #postnatalworkout #fitnessjourney #bbgcommunity #8weekspostpartum #kaylaitsines #sweatwithkelsey @kayla_itsines @mysweatlife

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DOMS! My arms are sore from doms from my latest @mysweatlife workout on @sweat 😅 it's a feeling I haven't had in a long time! I want to make it a priority to build strong arms 💪🏼 even when I was doing BBG and decent weights, I never really had much arm muscle so this isn't a bad place to be starting from! 😂 arm day has never been a favourite (read: I dread it) but carrying a baby around who is in the 90th percentile might help with that 😆 . . . . . #sweatwithkelsey #doms #armworkout #fitmom #postnatalworkout #postpartumfitness #workoutathome #postbabybody #motherhood #8weekspostpartum #bbgcommunity #bbgmoms #bentnotbroken #healthychoices

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Monday means it's time to start week 3 of @mysweatlife post pregnancy program on the @sweat app!💧 I'm really enjoying this post pregnancy program; it's been created to have a great balance between strengthening exercises and some much needed stretches, and I'm also learning new exercises that I never came across in BBG! Bonus ⭐️ . . . . . #sweatwithkelsey #7weekspostpartum #armworkout #workoutathome #fitnessjourney #postbabybody #postnatalhealth #newmom #fitmom #postpartumfitness #postnatalworkout #fitfam #kaylaitsines #bentnotbroken

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