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Live With Strength...A really strong mama.

Live With Strength...A really strong mama.

This post is part of a series I'm calling The Mother's Project, where I will be highlighting the incredible moms in my life throughout the month of May. Check back Monday when I will continue with a post about my Mimi, one of the most special women and mothers I know!

I'm really excited to kick off my month for mothers with a shoot I did last month. Whitney is a mom, a wife, a business woman, an athlete, an encourager, and just an all around rockstar. Her business and lifestyle are both things I find so valuable and I'm so excited to share them with you.

I met Whitney last fall when I joined my CrossFit gym. She had just had a baby a few months before and was waaaay more fit than I was. That sounds like it might be demoralizing, but it was actually really inspiring. She talked with me about how CrossFit changed her life and how it improved her body image and made her feel capable of doing so much outside the gym.

Whitney's passion was contagious and I signed up that day. A few months ago, I sat down with her again and she told me about her business: Live With Strength. She told me about her vision of working with new mamas, coaching them and guiding them into the healthy life they crave after giving birth.

She shared about her personal journey—how motherhood rocked her and changed her in the most beautiful ways. She talked about how her body changed and the emotions that came with that. She wanted to take some photos that pushed her outside her comfort zone. She wanted to show other moms how to embrace the change and be proud of the body that sustained life and created an incredible little human.

Because her own little girl Bea is such a big piece of this journey, we had to include her. Whitney and Bea were the perfect models. Whitney's vulnerability and confidence motivated me to acknowledge the parts of my body that needed more love and less hate from my mental dialogue. This lady knows her stuff and I can't wait to see all the women that are going to have their lives changed by her work!

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Mimi...Enduring.

Mimi...Enduring.

May...A month for mothers.

May...A month for mothers.

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