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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Pregnancy Fitness Series | What's Different This Time Around?


If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram then you know I've made several references to this pregnancy in comparison to my first recently.  And the other evening as I was running with a girlfriend she asked, "So, what exactly are you doing differently this time around?"

I couldn't come up with a response.  I was like, "Well, I'm eating better and exercising more frequently."  Duh - those are stupid answers.  

So I thought about it and thought about it when I got home that evening and I realized the reason I can't pinpoint what I'm doing different this time versus last time is because I'm a complete different person than I was three years ago!  In a good way.

This journey I've been on has just completely changed my life for the better.  My whole mindset is different therefore it's almost impossible to compare.  I have more confidence, I take care of myself, my priorities are different, my goals are different, my viewpoint on food is completely shifted.  And therefore, this doesn't feel like I'm sacrificing, it's just different.  In a good way!
Honestly, I'm not sure that I'm even conscientious of any of the things I'm doing differently.  Because at this point in my journey, they've become habits.  It's a habit to get my workout in each morning - I'm not saying I still make it at 5 a.m. every morning at 24 weeks pregnant, but most days I make it happen.  It's a habit to purchase healthy foods and therefore eat healthy foods.  I've learned over the past year if I don't keep the junk in my house then I don't eat the junk in my house.  Makes sense, right?

None of this would be possible without my challenge groups.  In the past Weight Watchers and 30 Day Shred and Whole 30 have worked for me for about 30 days.  Once I started to see results, I would jump off the bandwagon and go back to my old habits sabotaging everything I had worked for.  This is so different.  Because I have the support and accountability of a group of people that genuinely want to see me succeed and celebrate each milestone along my journey with me.

I realize that may be "available" at the gym or the app that goes along with other programs or by "checking in" with a hashtag on Instagram - but that didn't work for me.  Let me rephrase - it didn't last for me.  This did.

I've learned that healthy foods don't mean tasteless.  I've learned that there are healthy alternatives to all the sweets I love so much.  I've learned that moving makes me feel better.  I've learned that an active me serves as a great wife/mama to my family.

I just can't put into words the difference this has made in my life.

I would LOVE to share it with you by inviting you into my next challenge group.  I want to hook you up with your soulmate workout + give you the tools you need to succeed + get you acquainted with the amaaaazing people on my team and in my group.  If you're ready to commit, just comment or shoot me an email (coachgarvey at gmail) and let's get you there!

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