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Emily Breeze, a 31-year-old CrossFit competitor from North Carolina, became a viral sensation for her fitness prowess while eight months pregnant. Breeze's strength and dedication were an inspiration for many, but she also encountered her share of detractors.

"I am completely baffled that people would think I'd do anything that would harm my baby," Breeze told US Magazine. " … but I won't allow someone's uneducated opinion to deter my doctor-approved fitness regime."

Check out some Instagram videos of Breeze in competition and in training:


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

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#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

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