Elizabeth Garkowski
(@lizgarkowski)

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Proud mama to twin girls, one typical and one with enhanced chromosomes 💛💙 | Holistic nutritionist in training | Endo Warrior 💪 |

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I call these.. my baby muscles! Considering I had absolutely no arm muscles at the start of this program I would say I’m pretty impressed! . Last call to join me and see some results of your own 🙌 we start on August 20th! . Drop a 💪 below for more info

Summer days ☀️

Happy Monday! . It’s the start of the week.. and if you’re already feeling overwhelmed by all the things you “have to” do this week.. try to remember this. . A lot of the things you “have to” do.. someone else is praying they get a chance to do. Shift your mindset and you will shift your life. . Instead of thinking “I have to workout”.. replace it with “I get to exercise and move my body to keep it strong and healthy”. Remember this is a privilege denied to many.. don’t squander your gifts and opportunities by burying them in “have to’s” and dread. . . . . . . #twinmom #mothersofinstagram #postpartum #endowarrior #hypothyroidism #ivfjourney

It’s been 4 weeks and I’m officially half way through this program! . I’m down 1lbs (was previously 2 but I think my muscle gains are making the scale go up again which I’m totally okay with because...) I’m down 4” total with 1.5 of those inches coming off my waist! I’ve been plateaued in my waist measurements for months now so this is huge progress for me in just 4 short weeks 🙌 . I’m looking for another 5 women to share these incredible results with! My next bootcamp starts on Aug 20th.. are you ready to join me? . ⚡️ 4 days a week (that means 3 rest days!) ⚡️ easy to follow meal plan that includes a cheat day! ⚡️ focused on weight lifting and HIIT ⚡️ plus you get to be a part of an amazing community of women who cheer each other on (which is really the best part ❤️) . Drop your favourite emoji below or apply through the link in my bio and I’ll pick 5 to come along for this amazing ride! . . . . . . . #twinmom #hypothyroidism #endowarrior #postpartum #postpartumfitness

Those home workouts though... totally ineffective right? 😂😉 . This time last year I could barely squat down to put my girls in their car seats. After being on bedrest for 4 months I literally had no muscles left. . Needless to say I’m proud of how far I’ve come. And the fact that I could stay upright on this paddle board and save myself a fall in the lake 😂 . . . . . . . #paddleboarding #twinmom #ivfjourney #postpartum #postpartumfitness #endowarrior #hypothyroidism #cottagelife

It’s been just over two years since we lost you but we think of you every day. Your sisters will grow up knowing they have a guardian angel watching over them. I know you had a hand in choosing them and sending them to us. . We lost you too soon but you are always here with us in our favourite spot. We love you always. . This marker was something I needed for my healing process. I may have lost my baby before I ever met them, but I knew them in my heart.. and having a physical place to go and remember them soothes my heart. . . . . . #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #infertilityawareness #ivfjourney

And just like that.. week 3 is done! 🙌🙌 . Honestly, this is my favourite program yet! Not just because of the results I’m seeing.. but the style and schedule are perfect for me 💃 . I’m so excited to share this with you! So I’m opening registration for my next bootcamp.. We start on Aug 20th! If you’re ready to join my online tribe of women and want to get stronger and leaner all in just 8 weeks.. drop me an emoji below and I’ll send you some deets! . This program is ⚡️4 days a week (3 rest days!) ⚡️30-40 min a day ⚡️combination of weight lifting and HIIT ⚡️you also get to be a part of an amazing community with me as your coach 💪 . And if that wasn’t enough.. they extended the sale price! It’s your time babe, you’re ready! Drop that emoji below 👯‍♀️ . . . . . . . . #hypothyroidism #ivfjourney #postpartumfitness #twinmom #endowarrior

“So.. you make like what? A couple hundred dollars a month?” . I had someone say this to me when I was telling them that I’m into coaching. To be clear, this was not a reaction to anything I said about what I make in a month... but an assumption with a side of snark. . My response.. who wouldn’t want an extra couple hundred a month? Seriously though? Are there people turning down some extra hundo bills? Because I will give them a good home 😂 . Here is what I know.. My coaching income was enough to cover all my products and supplements as well as all of our groceries for the month. I was able to buy organic fruits and veggies for the girls without having to worry about the money.. And those expenses weren’t coming out of my husbands pay cheque. I ain’t mad about it! . What would you do with an extra couple hundred dollars a month? . . . . . . #twinlife #twinmom #twingirls #chromosomecutie #nothingdownaboutit #theluckyfew #upwithdown #upsyndrome #lifeisbetterwithyou #downrightperfect #morealikethandifferent #downsyndrome #trisomy21 #t21 #workfromanywhere #squadgoals

It’s a brand new month! What goals are you working towards in August? I can hardly believe we are more than half way through the year already! #newmonthnewgoals

Have you ever had a picture be the one to tell you that you’ve gained weight? Well I have 🙋‍♀️ . This “before” picture is from my brothers wedding about 4 years ago. This is before I was ever pregnant (or even trying to get pregnant), before I had my endometriosis diagnosis, and before it was determined that I was hypothyroid. . I knew I wasn’t at my healthiest or skinniest.. and in fact had noticed the scale creeping up.. but I didn’t think it was that noticeable until I saw this picture. . Now let me be clear.. I do not think I was obese or even extremely overweight. But I was bigger than I had ever been.. and seeing this photo made me cringe. . This weight also seemed to (at least to me) come on fairly suddenly. While I can’t say I was living a particularly healthy lifestyle.. i wasn’t doing anything different than I had before the weight came on so it didn’t make any sense to me. . I was, however, under a boatload of stress, working a job I hated.. all while having an undiagnosed thyroid problem and hormonal imbalance (endo). . Getting diagnosed was bittersweet. I knew something was wrong for a long time so it was nice to have validation.. but I also knew I had work to do and could no longer continue with the lifestyle I was living and expect to get better. . If you have either of these conditions you know that it can be difficult to lose weight. Difficult yes, but not impossible. If you need help figuring out how I would love to help. I’ve been in your shoes and understand. Let’s find better health together! 👯‍♀️ . . . . . . . #endowarrior #hypothyroidism #hypothyroid #postpartumfitness #ivfjourney #twinmom #twingirls #transformationtuesday

✨Happy M O N D A Y!✨ . I used to dread Monday’s... and the dread would start in on Sunday afternoon and always ruin part of my weekend. . Today I am spending Monday at the cottage with the girls. Trust me, its not lost on me that I should be sitting in an office right now.. and I know how blessed I am to have this freedom. . But when I was sitting in that desk.. wishing to be where I am now.. I couldn’t see how it would be possible. But it IS possible. All it takes a little outside of the box thinking and some drive. I’ll teach you the rest. . Wondering if you could do it to? I know you could! . . . . . . . #workfromanywhere #bossbabe #mondaymotivation #goalgetter #twinmom #twingirls #ivfjourney #postpartum #postpartumfitness #endowarrior #hypothyroidism

The girls are finally down for a nap after a rough night and maybe a rougher morning. I don’t know if it is teething or the full moon/mercury in retrograde combo but man oh man we have some cranky babies over here. #fullmooneffect . Finally getting a moment to breathe out here on the dock in some peace and quiet. Basically living off this magic potion right now. Sometimes I find myself talking to it like a new best friend... “thank you for the all the non-jittery, natural ENERGY my friend.... you’re the only one who understands me” 😂 #momlife . . . . . . . . #twinmom #twinmomlife #twinproblems #mercuryretrograde #alltheenergy #cottagelife #teething #ivfjourney #postpartumfitness

“Fear comes from uncertainty; we can eliminate the fear within us when we know ourselves better.” - Bruce Lee . I’ve been reading a lot of personal development books lately. When I started as a coach, personal development was not just a suggestion.. But considered a vital behavior for success in the business. . I scoffed at this at first and at these books in the past. If I ever was curious about a book that could be labeled as “self-help” I would order online so as not to be seen in that section of the store. Have you done this before? . How small minded of me that was. Cocky even! Am I so perfect that I have nowhere to go/grow? No.. and I wouldn’t want to be either.. where is the fun in that? . I’ve learned so much about myself from personal development books.. and really feel like I’ve grown a lot as a person in the past few months thanks to them. . If you need any recommendations I’ve got lots. But a few of my recent favorites include “Girl, wash your face” by @msrachelhollis and “You are a Badass” by @jensincero . . . . . . #personaldevelopment #selfhelp #growthmindset #bossbabe #twinmom #ivfjourney #postpartum #twingirls

Before I found coaching.. we weren’t sure how we were going to handle my necessary “return to work”. Could we find a daycare provider or sitter that would give her the attention she needs? Who would take her to all of her therapy appointments? Who would make her healthy food and make sure she takes all of her supplements? Make sure she is doing her developmental exercises? . I’m so grateful for this opportunity because who better to do all of these things than her mama? 🙌 #sograteful . . . . . . #twinlife #twinmom #twingirls #chromosomecutie #nothingdownaboutit #theluckyfew #upwithdown #upsyndrome #lifeisbetterwithyou #downrightperfect #morealikethandifferent #downsyndrome #trisomy21 #t21 #workfromabywhere #bossbabe

Awkward selfie time 😂😂 . Okay but for real though... why did nobody tell me my face changed so much... because I definitely didn’t notice! . These exact, awkwardly timed, screen grabs of two videos I’ve done popped up side by side in my iMovie yesterday. The first was from a video I filmed in early January. The second was filmed this past Saturday 😱 . Despite both being ridiculous photos of me.. I had to post them. I’m making almost the same face so you can’t really say it’s due to a different pose.. my face has changed! . Is it just me or do I look younger? Did I just accidentally stumble across the fountain of youth?! 😂 Who says you can get results from the comfort of your own living room?! 🙌🙌 . . . . . . #twinmom #postpartum #postpartumfitness # ivfjourney #endowarrior #homefitness #strongnotskinny #introvertlife

Happy Saturday friends! . We spent the afternoon with great friends and took the girls to their first farm. They absolutely loved it!! Of course, Olivia called every animal she saw a “da” aka dog 😂 . — . Thank you for all your kind messages on my post from yesterday. You sure know how to cheer a girl up! ❤️ . . . . . . #twinlife #twinmom #twingirls #chromosomecutie #nothingdownaboutit #theluckyfew #upwithdown #upsyndrome #lifeisbetterwithyou #downrightperfect #morealikethandifferent #downsyndrome #trisomy21 #t21

I’ve been in a real funk the past week. . Have you ever set really big goals for yourself... and then missed them... missed them by a lot?! That is me this month. . And apparently I’ve spent the past week feeling bad for myself. Not a good look. I’m taking today to appreciate how far I’ve come instead of dwelling on how far I still have to go. . Just because I didn’t meet the deadline I had set for myself does NOT mean I’m giving up. Something like this would have been enough to completely derail me in the past. I didn’t (and still don’t) like to fail. But I’ve grown a lot in these past months and can now recognize that it isn’t failure unless you give up. . And I have no intention of doing so. #goalgetter . . . . . . #twinlife #twinmom #twingirls #chromosomecutie #nothingdownaboutit #theluckyfew #upwithdown #upsyndrome #lifeisbetterwithyou #downrightperfect #morealikethandifferent #downsyndrome #trisomy21 #t21 #bossbabe #nevergiveup #motivation