My Health & Fitness Journey To A Better Me

Two months ago, I began working out after nearly 14 years of no real exercise routine at all other than walking.  That being said, I don’t consider myself to be in bad shape, however there’s always room for improvement and I wanted to try something different. I wanted to finally tone what few muscles I had left 🙂

Let me be clear, my main goal for starting this workout program wasn’t to lose weight.  In fact, I don’t care what the number on the scale says I weigh.  The scale doesn’t define me. It doesn’t represent how pretty I am, how fun I am, how many friends I have, etc. It measures the weight of my body. Not my soul, not my personality, and certainly not my identity.

I just got to a point where I was feeling ready to change my lifestyle a bit to accommodate a healthier diet and implement a daily workout regimen.  So I started off the new year optimistic by working out whenever I felt like it in our home gym.  That lasted about 2 weeks before I realized I was “too busy” or “too tired”.   I came up with excuse after excuse and quickly returned to my old habits.

That was until my close friend and colleague, Krista, shared a post and picture of her flexing her unbelievable back muscles on her Facebook feed about a workout routine she had been doing for 38 weeks!  Freaking THIRTY-EIGHT weeks!  I seriously did a quadruple take! I was blown away by her physique and the dedication she was pouring into her workouts!

That was it!  That was the moment I said to myself, “If she can do it, I can do it!  She’s got two kids, I’ve got two kids.  We both work the same job (just different locations), she’s just as busy if not busier than me and yet here she is proudly posting a picture of her completely toned back, shoulders, and arms!”  I quickly reached out to her with a, “tell me more about what you’ve been doing to get this fit” plea!

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From the moment I joined Jen’s Get Fit Group, I was excited!  There were already 500+ women of all ages (18-73yrs), shapes, and fitness abilities in the group of online #sweatysisters who also wanted to get in shape but didn’t know how or have time to go to a gym.  That’s the beauty of Jennifer’s workouts- they can be done from anywhere as long as you have internet access and you don’t need any fitness experience and it requires minimal equipment (dumbbells and a resistance band). She is a real life coach, who offers real life workouts 5 days a week for 24 minutes a day, and she does them with us!

Raise your hand if you:

  1.  Spend more than 24 minutes on your phone at least once a day.
  2. Sit on the couch for more than 24 minutes each night watching tv.
  3. Set your alarm for at least 24 minutes before you really have to get up and just hit snooze until the last minute.

If you answered yes to any of these, then YOU can do it too!  You deserve 24 minutes of “me time”.

The women in this group are amazing, empowering, and beautiful souls who have motivated and inspired me each day.  This group hold me accountable, pushes me to better myself, and builds each other up with kind, positive words of encouragement!

Since I started my health and fitness journey almost 8 weeks ago, I:

  • Have felt better mentally and physically
  • Eat healthier
  • Drink more water (one of my goals for this year)
  • Am happier
  • Feel more comfortable and confident in my clothes and swimwear
  • Am sticking to a routine and LOVING it
  • Am stronger
  • Have more energy
  • Have something to look forward to
  • Am proud of myself- my commitment and dedication

*****You can do it!*****

Full body workouts + isolating muscle groups
24 minutes, 5 days a week
Workout at YOUR house
Workout on YOUR time
A set of dumbbells
One resistance band
You will sweat
You will be sore
You will be held accountable
-It will be worth it-

If you have any questions or would like more information please feel free to message me or go check out Jennifer’s website  to read more about this amazing fitness program.  Jen is sweet and fun and committed to helping you reach your goals and better yourself.

I am forever Grateful to my beautiful friend, Krista, for introducing me to JGFG and for inspiring me to be a better version of myself.

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