When Emily Breeze was 34 weeks pregnant, she dead-lifted 155 pounds for 55 reps while competing with her CrossFit team. But that was nothing for the 5-foot-5 Charlotte, North Carolina–based trainer: before she was pregnant, she was dead-lifting 325 pounds.
Wow! Finished the 2016 @crossfitgames open !! 🙌🏽💪🏽👌🏽✌🏾️ Week 5 at #35weekspregnant and we had to re-test a workout from 2 years ago!! In 2014 I completed this workout in 9:50 and I loved it. Today not so much. This workout combines two of my favorite movements : THRUSTERS AND BURPEES but this lil baby boy inside my belly made me feel super slowwww and sluggish! 💙👶🏾 Happy I was able to compete each week with my teammates and watch them crush the workouts!! Next big workout---> delivering this baby boy!!! 💁🏽💙👶🏾😘 📢 good luck to all the other pregnant ladies throwing down for this workout!!! #allmyheart #athletemommy #babyboy #babybump #birthfit #clt #cltfitness #charlotte #charlottenc #dowhatyoulove #dontgiveup #earnyourbody #fitdontquit #fitpregnancy #crossfit #crossfitlife #crossfitgames #intheopen #crossfitgirls #noexcuses #goaldigger #healthiswealth #healthymomhealthybaby #motivation #friyay #pregnantbelly #pregnantlife #thirdtrimester #thrusters
“My one-rep max on dead-lift is 325 pounds, so 155 is less than 50 percent of my one-rep max,” Breeze, 31, tells Us Weekly. “The 155 pound dead-lift would not be considered too heavy for me. I’m working at 50 percent of my normal pre-pregnancy 100%.”
Crossfit Open 2016 Week 1: 20 min AMRAP: 25ft overhead lunge (65lbs) 8 burpees over the bar 25ft overhead lunge (65lbs) 8 chest to bar pull-ups 🔸Wow! I feel exhausted!!! Baby boy and I worked our a$$ off and I am happy to be finished! I am so thankful for my health and the ability to exercise and stay healthy throughout this pregnancy! Good luck to all the other pregnant @crossfit moms out there getting it in!!! 🙌🏽💪🏽 #intheopen #noexcuses #riseup #crossfit #crossfitgirls #31weekspregnant #babyonboard #babybump #healthiswealth #preggobelly #birthfit #fitpregnancy #clt #cltfitness #dowhatyoulove #earnyourbody #growingahuman #risingnation
Breeze and her husband, investment consultant Montell Watson, plan to welcome their first child — a boy — on April 29. “I’m still working out six times a week,” the Crossfit Games athlete tells Us. With just 25 days until her due date, Breeze is safely working up a sweat with Crossfit, Olympic lifting and metabolic conditioning.
Last night was perfect. We got to celebrate our lil' dude that's arriving in 6 short weeks!!! 👶🏾💙 Thank you to family and friends that took time out of their night to stop by and hang out with us! We love you all so much and feel so lucky to have you in our life. Thankful for @megsbrenneman @banksstatement @melanieesthere and Phil for creating a fabulous party scene! Hair-- @noelle_in , makeup-- @baybee_cottone , outfit -- @banksstatement 😘👏🏽👌🏽 #tellylovesbreeze #babyboywatson #babyboy #babybump #justthetwoofus #babyshower #allmyheart #lovemyhubby
On March 11, Breeze shared comparison photos of her abs before she was pregnant — and then with her baby bump. “What a difference an entire year makes,” she Instagrammed. "The picture on the left motivates me but also terrifies me. Will my body ever go back to the same pre-baby weight? I have never been into strict eating but I am sure it’s going to take a lot to bounce back.”
#flashbackfriday What a difference an entire year makes. The picture on the left motivates me but also terrifies me. Will my body every go back to the same pre-baby weight? I have never been into strict eating but I am sure it's going to take a lot to bounce back. Today, I'm wondering if this big baby belly of mine can do a bar muscle up.. Are any of you pregnant crossfit moms trying one today? I quit doing all muscle ups around 17 weeks...ill keep ya posted! @rpstrength fingers crossed you will help my mom bod🙏🏽👌🏽👶🏾 #athletemommy #babybump #bunintheoven #babyboy #clt #cltfitness #charlotte #dontgiveup #earnyourbody #fitpregnancy #healthymomhealthybaby #missingmycore #mypregnantlife #noexcuses #pregnantbelly #crossfit #crossfitmoms #crossfitgames #intheopen #whatmotivatesyou #happyfriday #riseup #risingnation #33weekspregnant #birthfit
Breeze — who has gained 26 pounds so far — admits she still worries about her post-baby body. “I have always been an athlete and never had to worry about weight gain,” she tells Us. “The unknown and what I can’t control is scary. I’m hoping to snap back quickly.”
Despite her anxiety, the mom-to-be refuses to count calories and will indulge in two or three cookies from a local bakery. “People who don’t know me write the craziest things [on my Instagram],” says Breeze. “I am completely baffled that people would think I’d do anything that would harm my baby … but I won’t allow someone’s uneducated opinion to deter my doctor-approved fitness regime during my pregnant.”
The weather outside today is a taste of what it's gonna be like when we are back with bootcamp in March! Join us tonight for our LAST bootcamp BEFORE our February break due to the winter wet and cold!!! So bring your posse tonight at 6:30pm and if you can't make it then we'll see you March 2nd for spring bootcamp! #letsgocharlotte #bootcamp #clt #cltfitness #charlotte #crossfit #workout #getfitcharlotte #earnyourbody #dontmissout #fitmotivation #goaldigger #staxcharlotte
The mom-to-be and former NFL star Randy Moss host a free boot camp at STAX gym in Charlotte every Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 P.M. “We get anywhere from 300 to 500 people a night!” raves Breeze. On May 14, Breeze, Moss and the STAX Bootcamp family will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest bootcamp/circuit training in history.