What does a Hypnobirthing course and a Gym membership have in common?
HYPNOBIRTHING & GOING TO THE GYM!
For those of you that are here who don't follow me on Facebook or Instagram, I thought I'd share this post as a blog here for you to read!
Whether you love working out or you've never stepped foot in a gym in your life - this post is relevant to you. It's a metaphor that we can all relate to! Those of you that follow me know that I'm a regular at KaPow (check them out) & during my time there I've noticed a number of things that remind me of my teaching & why/how people participate in Hypnobirthing classes. So I thought it would be fun to make a post out of it!
1) INVESTMENT - Yes, you could work out at home; you could take yourself off for a run, or watch some YouTube workouts & follow along, but we all know it's not the same! Investing in something you are serious about is important. If it means something to you - Invest! I pay a monthly subscription to my gym - not only does it make me accountable, but it also shows that I am invested in my journey/fitness/self care.
2) COACHING - Following along to an online workout doesn't give me knowledge on positioning, technique or safety. I don't have someone there guiding me though, adjusting the workout to suite me! Don't underestimate the advantages of being coached by a professional - someone who is a specialist in their field & is passionate about what they do.
3) ACCOUNTABILITY - it's soooo much easier to 'opt out' when no one is watching right?! It's hard to motivate yourself to do it on the days you're lacking in motivation/tired/fed up. That's where your gym coach gives you that kick up the butt you need to stay on track! When I've messaged kapow & said 'I'm gonna give today a miss because I've pulled my quad' she'll reply with 'get your butt here & I'll adapt your workout to avoid using it!' Having someone to answer too is vital to achieving your goals!
4) YOU GET BACK WHAT YOU PUT IN - rock up to the gym, do a leisurely 500 metres on the rower, f*ck around with the free weights, chat to your mate and head home drinking your protein shake!! Not gonna lie, I've been that person! But how different does it feel to dig deep, put the effort in, try hard, give it your all - when I have those days I feel so great that I'm working towards my goals & it leaves me with a real buzz!
So, moral of the story - Your pregnancy & birth journey is IMPORTANT. Invest in a passionate professional, who believes in you, will hold you accountable for your practice, adapt things if needed & who will be with you every step of the way! And before you know it you'll be seeing & feeling all the gaaains! ;)
And remember, it's all about the practice- I will teach you everything you need to know, it's then so so important that you put the effort in to keep going with everything that you've learned! I'll be there, dropping you messages, checking in and keeping you motivated; I'll be there to answer questions, offload, signpost and more.
My next Hypnobirthing group course is on 4th and 11th July - you can book your place on my website or email me email@example.com - I currently have 1 space left for a private Hypnobirthing course in June, and 2 spaces left for July. My Hypnobirthing course really is a game changer - are you ready to invest in your pregnancy and birth experience?