Stories That Inspire Us welcomed to today’s podcast, Thursday, March 16, 2023, Abbey Heagney. Abbey is a Health & Mindset Coach and Owner of Wellness with Abbey. She coaches women who deserve to feel healthy and confident in their body while living the life they love! Her story did not start out that way.
Abbey, as she puts it, is a Reformed Self-Hater. Starting at the very impressionable age of 12, she had a very bad perception of her own wellness. Abbey used her connection with food as the enemy while using movement (exercise) as a further means of punishment. From early on, her inner mean girl was obsessed with haunting her in a way that she indeed became a self-hater.
During that time frame, Abbey was involved with gymnastics and it was one thing her coach had said to her in passing that really stuck with her “not to gain weight”. Abbey realized that the coach did not say that to be mean or cruel to herself or her teammates, however, it was Abbey who literally and figuratively looked for evidence on how this applied to her in the field of sports she loved.
As Abbey proceeded in life and met her future husband, it wasn’t until she became pregnant with her first child that becoming pregnant would mean that she would indeed gain weight. This was a whole new concept for Abbey.
The relationship between food, loving yourself enough to have compassion is lacking for many women and why gaining weight and being unhealthy is more than just a physical aspect. (I know this first hand as well through my own health journey!)
It’s certainly “hard” and Abbey learned how to find confidence in who she is and live her healthiest life without restrictions or guilt. She now works with women in her private coaching practice, to do just that - help them find their own unique confidence by creating simple and effective healthy habits that work for them, their lifestyle and their goals. There is no one-size fits all cookie cutter approach – she honors your individuality and believes so deeply that no matter where you are starting or what you’ve tried in the past, it’s possible to achieve any goal you set for yourself and that’s the key to your success!
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Thank you Abbey - the key to your success is ever-evolving, inspiring and coaching your clients to achieve a healthier lifestyles - as “Truly”, these are the Stories That Inspire Us!!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/janis-melillo7/message