Project 52:4 | flabby

Metadata: f/2.8, 1/100, ISO 4000


Should I …shouldn’t I……..hmmmm not so sure…….well, this is MY project, for my memory’s sake & I worked hard for that belly, so I WILL. Yes. This is my belly. Less 42 lbs from when that little girl was in there. This is not genetics. This is work. HOW?! Here is my pregnancy weight gain – loss story & here is how I use crossfit to stay in shape. I did not retouch this image. That is me. Empty belly button ring mistake hole & all. I hope to pass a healthy body image on to that little girl…not an easy task in today’s culture. I figure modeling is the best way to teach. So staying active & eating healthy are our normal. Hopefully, she will never think twice about cooking at home and eating plenty of fruits & veggies. & hopefully she will keep me young & active for many more years to come.

here’s to the belly. :]

& thank you Deb, for helping me find the courage to share this image. You look FAB.


& here are the linkys to all of you who are doing this with me! Be sure to let me know if I missed you by adding a comment to this post. I promise to add you, as long as you link me back! (& do let me know if the link needs editing)

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Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.