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samanthaannleete #MomCrushMonday @cassie1162 ️ Love her new article on @bodybuildingcom... Tag a fit mommy to read! "The line "if it's important, do it every day" definitely applies to fitness. But I bet whoever said that wasn't caring for a freaking baby at the time. Because the truth is that caring for that baby is the most important thing you do, and you'd better believe you're going to do it every day.

You know what else is important? Making sure my baby has plenty to eat. So I eat a lot. It's also important that she's happy. So I hold her a lot. It's also important that my husband and I get to spend time together. Sometimes, the best we can do is go for a walk. And when I go back to work full-time, there will be fewer hours in each day to make sure all of these important things get done.

But they will, somehow. And I see now that it won't be by accident. On some level, that's kind of terrifying, but on another, it's inspiring. I see how I need to take ownership of what's important in my life and make it happen. Welcome to motherhood.

To all those moms out there who are struggling to "get their body back," I get it now. And I'm not sure what I would have said a year ago, but now I say do what you can when you can. And if you never fit back into those old size-whatever pants...go buy some new pants." Read the entire article 🏼 athlete.co/4momthings
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@cassie1162 Thanks for this article, you're amazing!! Keep being a bad A mother & #athleete! 🏼
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  •   nshildt Thank you for this! I am 5 months post partum and just getting back to the gym and I'm not even consistent. Going back to work as a pediatric resident at 8 weeks left little time to workout. All I wanted to do when I came home was take care of her. I've been able to breastfeed her (actually I only pump because she never latched) which means I eat all the time so I can have enough energy. I know it will take a long time to get back to my pre baby body but for now I'm just focusing on being healthy and eating right. 1w
  •   hey.drey @awesome_sauce_unicorn I love this. Doing the best we can with our new normal. 1w
  •   broderick_physique sick 2d

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samanthaannleete #tbt ...because I'm in the market for a new white dress but I just love this one so so much! @houseofcb
#AthLeeteStyle #littlewhitedress #lwd
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samanthaannleete Here's your friendly reminder that not ALL progress has to be physical progress. #familyfirst #athleete #bestself 2w

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samanthaannleete I am so thankful to be snuggled up to my little babe celebrating my first Mother's Day as a mama.
Chet, you are my entire world and I'm so lucky to be your mom. It's the best, most rewarding job I've ever had and I love you more than I could've ever imagined! @kct__ thank you for making today so special.
Happy Mother's Day to all the beautiful women in the world! 🌎🏼
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samanthaannleete Never enough time... 💭🏼👭 3w

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samanthaannleete #twomonthspostpartum and I'm sitting here holding my sweet sleeping little boy...trying to decide how I should caption this photo when there's so much I want to share and hoping he'll stay asleep long enough for me to finish this post.
First, I want to say thank you to anyone who takes the time to read this! I know since being pregnant and a new mom I've been less social on media, but I truly appreciate everyone who follows and all of the love and comments mean the world to me!
I have always done my best to be authentic and share my story and thoughts in an inspiring, positive way...but also keep it real and still show that life can be messy...even though it's easy to feel like your boat is sinking while everyone else's is sailing off into the sunset. I try not to post just to post...but finding the time to share all my thoughts has been difficult.

Overall I'm loving this new time of life...but want to share something that's been getting the best of me at times. Usually I do a really good job at not comparing myself to other people...but being a new mom, it's been a struggle. I find myself letting self doubt and criticism creep in and get me down. I see other moms who look like they have it all figured out and wonder what's wrong with me...and as I write this, I can't help but cry because this is so hard for me to admit. I'm trying to figure out this whole mom thing... But many days just feel like I'm sinking and just getting by - happy I've managed to keep my son alive another day. Then I see other moms who have gracefully got through the day - showered, ready with makeup, hair done, a cute outfit, worked out, went shopping, visited a friend, and spent time as a family and are so hashtag blessed. 🏼 Then I look at myself and the house needs cleaning, I can't remember the last time I washed my hair, both Chet and I have vomit down the front of us (along with our sheets that I haven't had time to wash so just threw a baby blanket over big daddy style) and the only things I've managed to get done are feed the baby, change the baby, calm the fussing baby down, finally get the baby to sleep, repeat.

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  •   no_typos_with_pictures This post is oh so real. My son is about to be nine and I've felt this way numerous times but I've also been that mom that people ask how I have everything together. And at those moments is when everything is so exact, life has no room for flexibility that it doesn't feel healthy. At those moments, i relax, enjoy my son, breathe and know that in the best times and the difficult times, I'm trying my hardest even if it may not seem like it to others or even to myself. That is until I look back and realize my son's alive, he's happy and whatever was has passed and life keeps going. 5d
  •   cittadla I truly love this. I am expecting my first child and already I'm having the same fears you are experiencing. We have to remember we are our own worse critics. Know this, in 5, 10, 15 years from now; you will not remember the messy house or how often you washed your hair...you will remember spending time with your sweet, and beautiful baby boy. You are enough!!! 4d
  •   no_typos_with_pictures Funny video regarding being a mom: http://youtu.be/0zAC2zT3RAM it's by @kristinakuzmic 4d
  •   janemaryjanejane Im with ya sister 4d

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samanthaannleete Because imperfect is perfect and as a Mama everyday is bunday. 🏼#topknot #athleetehair #mondaybunday 4w

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samanthaannleete Getting a quick little workout done with this little bub! Yay for baby wraps and nap time! 🏼 #AthLeete #fitmom #BestSelf 1mon

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samanthaannleete Always makes my day to see these boxes on my doorstep!! Plus the joggers I'm wearing came yesterday and I love them! 🏼 Ordered these @officialbetterbodies joggers, @mrm_usa protein, @leanbodyforher protein, @cavemanfoods bars, and a @bodybuildingcom top! All natural protein sources and sizes to fit my postpartum body. 🏼 Now if I can just figure out how to squeeze workout time in without sacrificing sleep... 🏼 athleete.co/bbwjogger

#BestSelf #bodybuildingcom #AthLeete #fitmom #fitpregnacy
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samanthaannleete Got the sweetest thank you card with these adorable prints from @yellowfinchphotography today. Made my day! So happy we have these photos...our little baby has already grown so much! I've always heard people say they grow so fast but I had no idea how right they were till now! #babytorgy #soakingitallin #yellowfinchphotography 1mon

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samanthaannleete Went on a little hike today and it felt so good! Not gonna lie though...it was tough I was the girl in back panting like a dog I haven't been healing up as nicely as I'd like from the #csection but excited I got the go ahead to start introducing more activity! 🏼 p.s. Baby wearing is the best!! #AthLeete #BestSelf #fitmom #homebirthcesarean #fitpregnancy 1mon
  •   agarz I remember my first hike post baby.. I felt so discouraged because I never felt that out of shape before in my life! Keep it up! Thanks for being so truthful yet positive 1mon
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  •   grandambition Brilliant! Best one so far! 1mon
  •   angelsv15 @samanthaannleete i have a newborn as well (12 days old. 5 lbs 12oz was her weight at birth) i tried a vback but aftee induction ended uo having a csention. Anyways, how do you like these wrap and where did you buy it? 2w

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samanthaannleete Hubby and I are making pot roast for the first time today...hope it turns out and tastes as good as it looks! #sundaydinner #lovemesomepotroast 1mon

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samanthaannleete Excited to do this workout in a few weeks once I'm okayed to start exercising #postpartum!
I was about 3 months pregnant when I filmed this! It's one of my favorite lower body days before, during, and after being pregnant since you can do it at the gym or home, and with weight or no weight!
Tag a friend and check out the link in my bio for the full video and workout breakdown. 🏼 athleete.co/doitanywherelegs

#WorkoutWednesday #fitpregnancy #fitmom #BestSelf #Bodybuildingcom #hbc
Earbuds @jaybirdsport
MUAH @behrensartistry
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samanthaannleete Sunday's with these two are never long enough. 2mon

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samanthaannleete We're not even kidding about this @bodybuildingcom 24 hour #AprilFools #sale! 20% off 8 brands! Seriously, check out the link🏽athleete.co/bbcdeals

@musclepharm @evlsports @nlaforher @cellucor @muscletech @rspnutrition @bpi_sports @gatsupplements
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samanthaannleete Pretty much 🏼🏻 I'm exclusively breastfeeding (I've made it this far ) and it will be interesting to see how my body reacts... I've heard some women say they loose so much weight from it and others say they've had to gain weight in order to keep their supply going! I want to hear if you or someone you know has tried breastfeeding how it went, what your struggles were, if you lost weight or what! #breastfeeding #nursing #fitmom #fitpregnacy #AthLeete 2mon
  •   temwallace @samanthaannleete I am 8 weeks post perdum and exclusively breastfeeding I have lost all my baby weight. I breast feed and pump once a day. It's been great I posted pictures check out my profile. 2mon
  •   nredding0809 I was back to my pre pregnancy weight by week 2. Breastfeeding definitely helped me lose the weight, everyone's different though. Enjoy your little one and cherish every minute. I nursed/pumped for a year, worth it! 2mon
  •   ericabwright_ I initially lost 20 pds after giving birth, but haven't lost since. When I tried to eat better/less my supply diminished quick. I haven't been as focused on being healthy as I am focused on just getting calories in. Slowly trying to make that transition and workout more consistently {in the 25th hour of each day 🙄} to hopefully feel more confident in my post partum body. Until then I'm just trying to embrace it and love on my little man. 2w

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samanthaannleete Sleep can wait...because he won't be this little for long.
#morningcuddles #momlife #latenightnursingfeed
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samanthaannleete Got our little man an Easter outfit! (Tap for details) It was always tradition for my mom to buy my siblings and I an outfit each Easter and I loved it so @kct__ and I decided to make it a tradition for our family too! ️ What Easter traditions does your family have?? #EasterTradition #babyflatlay #janieandjack #oldnavybaby #oldnavystyle #babyboyfashion 2mon

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