bessyt Serious face for a serious pose . In all honesty I was just focusing to keep my bump from pulling me forward.
Sometimes the situations we find ourselves in are not ideal, things are messy, stressful or just plain difficult. How we treat those situations effects not only us but those around us. Can you find a way to be flexible in a tight spot, can you open up right when you feel yourself closing off? Yogis practice difficult poses as a way to practice for life. Use what you have to balance out what isn't working, or simply learn to just let it go.
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bessyt This point seemed impossibly far away, back in my first trimester when I was curled into a ball 24/7 sick as a dog. Here I am though staring #Week28, better known as the start of the third trimester, dead in the face, proud and ready to kick some ass. I've made my decision to do a natural birth, Lord willing, and to be a breast feeding mama, and have already met some resistance but I am ok with that. Ready to be a warrior mama and fight for what I believe! 1w
  •   these_blueeyes baayyyy beeeee bump 1w
  •   lugoyoga Radiant! God bless 1w
  •   playnjane Ive seen you conquer so much! There is nothing you cant do warrior woman! 1w
  •   thelittlebumblebee Yay for you!!! 1w
  •   magmcsmalls Beautiful mama, beautiful decisions! Love how you're letting the protestations pass right through you... So positive 1w
  •   birthfit You can do it! We teach Hypnobirthing but there are a bunch of great birth education courses out there. Best of luck! 1w
  •   jac_lyn_rose You look so darn beautiful! 6d
  •   sunlovingyogamom You can do it!!!! You look amazing!! 1d

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bessyt My mama wanted a picture of my belly ( haven't seen her since June!), so here it is! #27weeks and counting, and all the wonderful symptoms that come with it . Pretty exciting to plan for babykin's arrival though, can't wait to meet my snuggle bunny! 2w

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bessyt Sometimes my curls behave themselves and then I can love them. #selfiesunday #curliesue #naturalcurls #nofilter 3w

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bessyt Has anyone ever seen/read this book? It is seriously the most hilarious and slightly messed up children's book that I have ever read. Best thrifting treasure I have found in a long time! 4w
  •   julesia925 Not only have I read it, I have a signed copy somewhere! He was one of my most favorite children's book writers and made a few stops at our school for some book signings 4w
  •   bessyt @julesia925 Oh wow! You need to display that shit! He is pretty awesome and I almost died when I read this book. I gave it to my brother because that is exactly the kind of uncle he is going to be. 4w

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bessyt A little experimentation with shin/feet stretches with and added heart opener. Felt amazing, not gonna lie, pleased with my variation :) 4w
  •   jac_lyn_rose You are so lovely! 4w
  •   magmcsmalls This looks like a delicious stretch... I'll be trying it! 3w

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bessyt Girls afternoon, porch sitting. @playnjane 4w

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bessyt Turn on your heartlight, let it shine for the world to see. 4w

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bessyt Bakasana for the first time in months! Still happy I can perch up on my triceps, belly adds for a new level of challenge which is always fun 4w

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bessyt Tagged by the sweet mama @jac_lyn_rose to #stopdropandyoga ! I am on a friend's porch watching their dog and it is such a beautiful evening out! The sky is clear the birds are are singing and the clouds are pink!! This foot stretch/ balance pose is one I have been teaching in my class recently and I just love it! I now tag @magmcsmalls @portsmouth_yoga @rachelbrown30 to #strikeapose! 1mon

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bessyt I wasn't going to post this picture. I saw how thick my thighs looked and was so embarrassed, began to doubt myself and think that maybe I was doing something wrong to have gained all this extra weight. Instantly that is where my mind went and it threw me for a loop. I talked with my husband about I was feeling and he looked at me like I was crazy. He told me to stop being so silly, that I should be proud of how well I take care of myself for this baby and my own health, I look beautiful,and baby needs me to gain weight. Isn't it silly that even though deep down I knew this, I let my vanity take control and allow my self confidence become depleted by the pressure for all women to look like photoshopped fitness models. I was so distracted by my wider thighs and rounder derrière, that I ignored how steady and strong I am, how much my skin is glowing from this beautiful pregnancy, and how peaceful my face is. So here is my stance for all the girls who gain more then just a belly when they are pregnant, my proclamation of beauty for all those who fear solid thighs and round tushes complete with dimples, my proof that healthy comes in all shapes. Fight the brainwashing! 1mon
  •   bessyt @jennatuttle your words are filled with love and I am blessed by it :) 1mon
  •   bessyt @sarahearhart Thank you!!! Haha I am glad my body is so accepting of this pregnancy because mentally I have had some trouble. Even though I wanted this babe with all my heart I don't think I quite understood the physical sacrifice I'd be making, how hard it would be, how exhausted I would feel all the time! Plus I think a part of me was fighting growing up. There is no responsibility quite like the one of motherhood, even from the very first moment when you realize you are pregnant. I am learning so much about myself though through this journey and it is quite amazing. 1mon
  •   bessyt @magmcsmalls you always know how to make me smile. I am blessed to have meet you through IG and glad have you in my sisterhood! 1mon
  •   sarahearhart That's truly understandable and I felt very similar. I think most mama's go through a version of that struggle. Maybe that's why God gives us 9 gradual months to adjust our hearts and minds. :) 1mon
  •   sunlovingyogamom I was the exact same way! I gained 60 pounds with my pregnancy. At first I was so paranoid . Then one day it just snapped and I said it's whatever! I'm growing a human. The way I see it is the more weight you gain, the healthier the baby. And my little gal was 9 and a half pounds :p 1mon
  •   sunlovingyogamom And you look amazing. Keep on shinin' mama ! 1mon

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bessyt Teaching babykins how to fly. They are never too young! I also just want to say how much I am loving my "you've been working hard and deserve a treat" yoga tights from @purushapeople. So comfy and unique. 1mon

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bessyt Please say a prayer for this beautiful mama and her brand new baby boy. There was a complication during labor and now her baby's life rests in the hands of God. I can't even imagine the pain and fear she is experiencing right now. Pray for a miracle for the little babe and pray for some comfort for this woman @ameliakyoga 1mon
  •   bessyt "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." Matt 18:20 1mon
  •   lilyish Can't stop thinking about that lovely, strong woman (who I know only they IG) and her family. So heartbroken for them. Joining you in sending all my prayers 1mon
  •   bessyt @lilyish 1mon

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bessyt Toasty fire feet #heaven 1mon

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bessyt Making like a duck and splashing in the rain in my favorite camping moccasins for Day 2 of #modsummer #fromwhereIstand #tuesdayshoesday @modcloth 1mon

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