The former reality star is currently expecting baby number two with her husband Ed Kavalee, announcing the news back in December.
On Saturday, Tiffiny took to Instagram to share with followers the top lessons she’s learned as she enters her final trimester.
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“As some of you know, my first pregnancy was a little bumpy, so going into pregnancy number two I’m doing things a little differently” Tiffiny began.
The expectant mother has been candid about her “very personal” long-time health battle with chronic fatigue and blood circulation disorder, POTS.
Here are some things Tiffiny shared that have been “helping [her] along the way”.
#1 Practice more gratefulness
Tiffiny began: “As I learned last time, going through these physical changes can be hard so I’m trying to practice more gratefulness for my body than I did last time.
“Saying thank you to my new curves for carrying the extra delicious weight of my baby. Thank you to my past loose skin for stretching – just like my heart,” the trainer wrote.
She added a touching thank-you to her own body for “doing something truly hard and awesome”.
#2 Focus on postpartum wellness
“Even though I still have a trimester to go, I’m already working on my postpartum wellness maintenance plan so that I can be a little more prepared than last time,” Tiffiny explained.
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“The aim with this is to #bounceforward instead of trying to bounce back to my pre-baby body.
“My strategy to look after my physical, emotional, and mental wellness post-baby will be just as important as the birth plan,” she said.
#3 Strengthen pelvic floor
Tiffiny told followers that she’s been feeling well during her pregnancy, so has been able to exercise more than she expected.
“I’m focusing on strengthening my pelvic floor and core as well as working in very short bursts of cardio to help with circulation and pump oxygen to the placenta.
“I’m really enjoying HIP (high-intensity Pilates,” Tiffiny wrote, referring to her health and fitness program.
#4 Set attainable goals
“No time to put my feet up second pregnancy with a four-year-old to run around after, so I remind myself to set goals that are attainable – inch pebbles, not milestones,” Tiffiny said of her second pregnancy.
“10 minute workout some days is all I can do, but managing my energy levels is a priority,” she stressed.
#5 Nourishing downtime
“I’m integrating way more nourishing downtime into my schedule – playing with my brother’s dog, gardening, swimming, reading to Arnold and the baby, playing the piano. Something that was missing last time around for sure,” Tiffiny said.
#6 Stop comparing
“Finally, I’m not setting expectations, not comparing myself to others, and not judging myself. And boy is it a sweet sigh of relief,” Tiffiny said of her second pregnancy.
“My first pregnancy definitely taught me the ups and downs of being pregnant, so this time I’m going along for the ride and taking things in my stride,” she concluded the post.
The post went on to spark a discussion between mothers about the learnings Tiffiny shared and other lessons they found helpful.
“I learned to forgive myself… for still needing time for me,” one commenter shared.
“Bouncing forward – now that’s a reframe we can all get behind,” another said.
“Cannot agree enough. A lot of the stressors you felt after bub one aren’t there after bub two or more. You will be way more confident as a mother and know more on what to expect,” a third added.
Tiffiny has been candid about suffering a “very personal” long-time health battle – something she first shared in April 2021 over Instagram.
“For some time now I’ve been battling a little with my health. A lot actually. After a gazillion tests to figure out what could be wrong, I’ve recently been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME and POTS,” the celebrity trainer announced.
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, POTS (or Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia syndrome) is a blood circulation disorder that refers to a group of symptoms that occur when standing upright.
Symptoms include a heart rate increase when going from lying down to standing up of at least 30 beats per minutes in adults.
“This has been hard to accept and honestly, has felt like rock bottom at times,” Tiffiny said of her diagnosis.
“While I’m staying positive, recovery is tough and will mean taking a break for a little while to get well again.
“This is one of the hardest decisions, but I have to practice what I teach,” Tiffiny went on.
“It’s been my life’s mission to empower women, so I hope that by sharing this I can inspire others facing any kind of struggle, big or small, to stay strong and count their rainbows, not their thunderstorms,” the mum said.
Tiffiny provided an update in July, being refreshingly transparent on how she’s managing the illness.
“I’m giving my body exactly what it needs (rest, rest, rest), but also trying my best not to dwell on these episodes when they’re not around,” she shared.