My name is Lindsey. I’m 28 years old, wife to my high school sweetheart, & mother to my 3 yr old little girl.
Five years of marriage bliss, and we felt we were ready to start our family. However, after struggling to conceive & I opted for other options.
I had read about so many women having success with pregnancy after becoming physically active, so I decided to reach out to a personal trainer. A little less than 8 weeks later & few pounds lighter we found out we were pregnant with our first little girl. I fell in love with the feeling of doing something to better myself & my health. There was no doubt in our minds that after just 2 months of working out, it helped contributed to my first pregnancy success.
However, I soon realized that I had to focus more of my attention on our brand new baby girl, so I put myself on the back burner. As time went on & our baby girl grew, we felt we were ready to welcome our second! However, I again found difficulty in getting pregnant.
I figured if fitness worked the first time, it had to help bring me success once again. I dedicated myself to an active lifestyle along with healthy eating, and after 3 months of personal training with Gaby, I found I was pregnant again with our second daughter. We were so happy with our pregnancy, that I continued working out under Gaby’s supervision & with my Doctor's consent.
I was able to carry my baby for 9 healthy months but, unfortunately the Lord had other plans for our sweet angel. She was called home shortly after birth. After going through this emotional & mental turmoil, I found myself needing an outlet. I knew I had to start up at the gym again. I quickly found that being at the gym & working out helps me calm my anxiety, relieves my stress & energizes me. I challenge myself to push harder when I feel overwhelmed. I notice how much more I am able to rest, sleep well, & better focus on my child’s needs & wants when I workout. I find myself able to greet my husband with a better disposition, as well as feeling overall more pleasant, all while continuing to carry this great loss in my heart.
I truly believe that fitness is such a monumental part of a woman's, a mother's well-being. I will continue to be an advocate of fitness for mothers, everywhere!