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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Happy Monday Friends! 🥰 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m going to be honest and say that I totally woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Well.. the girls woke me up that is.. at 4:30am! 😱😩😴 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ They proceeded to scream at me all morning... and I could see my day quickly spiraling out of control. Ever have a day like that? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Well I decided I wasn’t going to let it go down like that. I’m going live later in our Facebook group to talk all about coaching and my peeps need me on my A game! Who wants to listen to a grumpy person on a live call... nobody 👎 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So when the girls went down for their nap.. I decided to take some time for myself to recalibrate. I made some coffee, listened to a morning meditation on positivity, did my affirmations.. and sat in my coziest sweater by the (fake) fire. And my heart feels lighter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As mamas if can be so easy for our little humans to dictate how we feel minute to minute. But please know that you have power over your emotions (and those little people feed off your energy!) You can’t always control what is happening to you.. but you are in control of how you react. 💃

How I feel after finishing week 1 of my new program and heading into week 2 🙌 A mix of 😅😝😱😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ve had a lot of questions asking if I would continue working out now that I’m trying to get pregnant and am going through IVF.. and the answer is absolutely! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m taking it easy over the weekend. This picture was actually taken after my workout yesterday (pre-transfer!)... but I do plan on continuing for as long as I’m able. It’s actually been proven that physical activity boosts success rates for transfers rather than hinders them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you are in the same boat.. know that exercise is perfectly healthy and encouraged for pregnancy. It may not be the time to start a new rigorous routine.. but keeping up with something your body has already been doing is great. Obvi important to talk to your doctor first (which I have!). Rest assured.. I am modifying when and where I need to. But promoting healthy circulation and blood flow can only help this little bean! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I also know that I will be benched sooner rather than later if this pregnancy takes due to a condition called incompetent cervix. So I’m enjoying the movement while I can. Never take these things for granted! For more on this 👀 my stories!!

Emby is officially on board! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ IVF can be such a weird experience. Today I can say I went to a clinic to pick up a baby 😆🥰 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fingers crossed I have the same good luck I’ve had in my other transfers! #stickybabydust

Never underestimate the ✨magic✨ or the power that comes when you find your tribe 👯‍♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This group of women, quite unexpectedly, turned into one of my favourite things about becoming a coach. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ They hold me accountable to myself and my goals, they lift me up when I’m down, they cheer my successes.. They look for bigger and better ways to build each other up.. when so often in this world people are just looking to tear each other down. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Being part of this amazing girl gang has given me confidence to be a better version of myself. To take risks and push farther and harder than I ever have.. because I know they will always have my back. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So sister, please don’t assume that you are destined to not have female relationships, or that you can’t get along with other women.. these are just stories we tell ourselves. Usually based on a negative past experience. Don’t let those experiences turn you off from finding your own tribe of amazing women. They are out there! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And if you’re at all curious about how you could join this squad.. come be a fly on the wall for a 3 day ‘sneak peek’ into coaching happening on Facebook starting Monday! No strings attached.. just come learn about what we do and about this amazing team 🤗 Link to join is in my bio! #squadgoals

You my sweet friend, can do anything you set your mind to 🙌 all you have to do is show up for your dreams, and they will show up for you ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today’s dream chasing hustle.. brought to you by my ⚡️magic potion⚡️. #goalgetem

Never stop seeing all the ✨magic✨ or joy in the world that a child sees. #purebliss

“The most important thing a girl wears, is her confidence” 🙌 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Becoming a parent has made me hyper aware of what the world can be like.. and of how important instilling a sense of self confidence in our children is. Having girls has made me even more sensitive to this. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I want my girls to be bold, stand up for themselves and others, have confidence, and live a life where they chase their dreams without the fear of judgement from others to hold them back. But how can I instill this in them if I’m not leading by example? How can I breathe confidence into them, if I don’t have any of my own? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Working on myself, my health, my mental wellbeing, and my self esteem is more important to me now than it ever has been. Because telling them they should be confident is one thing.. but these little 👀 are on me all the time. My actions teach them just as much (if not more), than what I say ever could. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So here is to you mama.. working hard to constantly improve and grow.. so you can blaze that trail for your kids 👊✨

Making the assumption that the modifier would make this workout too easy! 🤣🤦‍♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I didn’t want to start this new program because I am in the middle of an IVF round which can be hard on the body. This new program is only 20 minutes BUT it does use a stepper and I didn’t think such high impact would be the right move for me and my body right now. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But today I was feeling left out watching all my girls crush this new workout. So I decided to give it a go.. without the step! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ain’t no shame in my modifying game! 💪 Having to modify does not make you ‘less than’.. and it certainly doesn’t mean you won’t get results. But you know what will kill those results.. not doing it at all because you think you have to do it perfectly or not at all. Don’t be scared of something because it’s hard.. it only means you have room to improve!

This is your Sunday reminder that needing a break does not make you a failure... Asking for help does not make you weak.. and taking time for yourself does not make you selfish! #sundayvibes✨

Self care Saturday! 🤗⁣ ⁣ I think people usually save this sort of thing for Sunday... but why not make it a weekend long thing.. amiright?! I’m taking a mommy time out at my fav spot to get acupuncture today. ⁣ ⁣ But can we talk about self care for a second? We all know how important it is. Especially as moms. You truly can’t be your best self, or be the best mom to your kids if you’re running on empty. ⁣ ⁣ That being said, self care isn’t just getting your nails done and taking bubble baths (although those things are still great 💕). Self care is also going to bed on time, saying goodbye to toxic people, exercising and eating well, reading personal development and continuing to grow. ⁣ ⁣ These things might not be as flashy or as celebrated as the manicure. But they are arguably the most important. ⁣ What is your favourite way to practice self-care?

⚡️🇨 🇴 🇦 🇨 🇭 ⚡️⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Something I literally thought I would 𝓷𝓮𝓿𝓮𝓻 call myself. Something I used to roll my eyes at. Something I thought I didn’t (and would never) need!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Well we are all wrong sometimes.. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ When I first thought about signing as a coach.. I was still apprehensive. I didn’t want to be “salesy”, I was worried what people would think, I didn’t want to post about myself on social media... but as these products began to change not just my body, but my mentality, my confidence, and my outlook on life.. well I couldn’t help but share them with others! ⁣ ⁣⁣ Today I realize that the title of coach has been my biggest honour. This tribe of women that have trusted me to lead them in their journeys have taught me more about myself and about life than I could have possibly imagined. They’ve inspired me, kept me accountable to my own goals, and lifted me up when I was down. Getting the opportunity to support them and watch them slay their health and fitness goals lights my soul on 🔥 ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ So thankful I stopped rolling my eyes long enough to see what was really in front of me and get out of my own way! ⁣ ⁣ Curious about what it is I do exactly? Check out the link in my bio for a video where I share all about it!

Working out because I want to feel 𝕒𝕞𝕒𝕫𝕚𝕟𝕘... not because I want to punish myself! 💪⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ It seems like a simple shift in mindset.. but it’s made all the difference in my follow-through when it comes to my fitness routine. If you’re doing it as punishment for what you ate, or for what your body looks like.. well that isn’t very fun! 🙅‍♀️It’s no wonder you keep giving up on it when its coming from such a negative space. ⁣⁣ I learned how precious my body and it’s health were very quickly when I got put on bedrest when pregnant with the girls. It’s easy to take your body and it’s abilities for granted until they are taken away. I have never craved exercise and movement so badly as I did when I spent those months stuck in bed.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ So let’s all shift that mindset and make sure to move our bodies because we love them and want to take care of them... and not for any other reason! ⁣ ⁣ Oh and yes.. I realize my mirror is dirty. I swear it didn’t look that bad irl 🤷‍♀️ #priorities

My face when people say that home workouts aren’t effective 🤨😂🤣⁣ ⁣ You know what isn’t effective.. signing up for a gym membership but never going. Because that would have been me if i had gone that route. ⁣ ⁣ Even before I had kids.. I found the extra step of having to commute to the gym, change, shower there.. etc to be a big enough deterrent that I rarely went. As much as I like the idea of getting some alone time at the gym.. the reality is with twin toddlers I would be lucky to make it once a week. ⁣ ⁣ So yes.. I do my workouts from home. My commute is very short and I have an excellent cheer section (thanks Grace and Olivia!) 🙌⁣ ⁣ PS how cute is this throwback photo of Olivia 😍

What would you say is your biggest struggle when it comes to sticking to things you say you are going to do? (Like ummm those New Years resolutions you set 🙋‍♀️) I know for me personally.. I was lacking accountability. When I was the only one that knew I wasn’t sticking to my fitness plans.. somehow it became easy to skip. I struggled after having the twins to get into any sort of routine even though I was desperate for it. I was uncomfortable in my own skin and barely had the energy to keep up with the girls. Joining an online community of women all working towards their health and fitness goals was a game changer for me. It’s why I created a community of my own and am still going strong over a year later. I know I couldn’t do it on my own.. and I don’t want you to either. If you’re sick of giving up on yourself and need a little extra support.. I’m here for you! Stop putting yourself and your health off.. my next group starts on January 14th! You can do this... and you can do it from home in 20 min a day 🤗 Leave an emoji in the comments below and I’ll send you the details. #2019strong

Rolling into a new week like...😂

Leg day.. crushed it! 💃⁣ ⁣ Full disclosure though.. I put on 4lbs of fluff over the holidays. This would have been enough to send me into a tailspin before..⁣ ⁣ But here is what I’ve learned in the past year of taking care of my body and practicing self-love. 4lbs in the grand scheme of things is nothing. I enjoyed delicious treats and drank some wine and have no regrets. ⁣ ⁣ I’ve learned that taking care of yourself, pursuing health, losing weight, etc is never a straight line. It has ups and downs just like anything else in life and that’s okay. ⁣ ⁣ I also know that I can lose the weight again and have stopped judging myself with an “all or nothing” mindset. ⁣ ⁣ This is the attitude we practice in my online wellness community everyday. You’re welcome to join us! 👯‍♀️ #letsdoittogether

Got my magic potion in one hand and my @thedaydesigner in the other. Taking some time today to set my intentions for the year and map them out. ⁣ ⁣ I think it’s crucial to set goals for yourself.. it helps give direction and purpose to your daily actions. I’ve noticed a huge difference since I’ve been more proactive with my planning and goal setting. It helps me live my life with intention instead of just coasting through. ⁣ ⁣ Many of you responded to my poll yesterday and said you also prefer to set goals or intentions for the year. I’d love to know if you have intentions for your health this year! Comment below with the emoji that matches your goal (can use more than one!) 🤗⁣ ⁣ ❤️ Lose anywhere between 5-25lbs⁣ 🧡 Lose between 25-50lbs⁣ 💛 Lose 50+ lbs⁣ 💚 Tone or strengthen muscles ⁣ 💙 Improve diet⁣ 💜 Increase physical activity

Because I didn’t get a chance to post this on Christmas... and I think it’s too cute to keep locked on my phone. Here is some cuteness for your New Years Day 😊 #cheersto2019