You almost brought tears to my eyes. I started out at 176 lbs. When I saw the scales on the slide to 180 that was my wake-up call. I too had no energy or endurance and yet had been skinny my whole life. I quit smoking in 2003 and gained weight from there. Although 47 now, I am on the same journey. My goal is the UFE Masters competition in 2011. It has changed my life!. I plan to print your blog and post it on my mirror in the bathroom so that I can wake up each morning and be inspired by your success. I will highlight in yellow your comments that really resonated with me and that will remind me of how all of this is unseemingly possible. Thanks so much for sharing such an important and intimate part of your life. You are definately an inspiration!
I have to tell you I have yet to feel the need to email anyone to let them know what an inspiration! I think I have done so, as it is so relatable. I felt to a degree you were talking about me! I find it funny how we walk through life with that big -fake happy face- on to please others, but inside we are just so unhappy with ourselves. I have a successful career. I have a wonderful husband. I have 3 great sons. What people do not see is what cost to myself it took to get there. Endless hours of study to get credentials, 8 miscarriages, 3 unsuccessful attempts at adoption, a still born daughter, then a hysterectomy, then an allergic reaction to a tropical spider. Here I am now 45 pounds over weight and miserable. I am an emotional eater. Just wanted you to know you sharing where you brought yourself from and where you are now shows determination, dedication and I applaud you. I enjoy the posts on FB and the recipes, although I have not used any as of them yet - I have not gotten there in my mind yet. Cheers!
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I'm from Australia and stumbled across your Facebook page recently and fell in love with everything and everyone including you. I am now Hypothyroid after having a very large mass, and my thyroid removed a year ago. The past year has been a rollercoaster with weight and I finally have it under control partly because of you. I gained 12kgs in 4 months following surgery and I have now lost 18kgs and gained a whole lot of lean muscle. Mainly due to taking some good supplements, eating your amazing food constantly and training the house down 5 days a week. I read your adrenal fatigue post yesterday and it deeply resonated with me to be mindful of myself and my ongoing journey to fitness as a young Mumma to two beautiful babies and dedicated wife. So basically i just wanted to let you know I'm very thankful for your presence in my life even if it is from the other side of the globe and only through social media. Thank You!
When I first started asking Jen for help I was desperate to change! I had worked with many other trainers and nutritionists. The food they had me eat was always ok for awhile. Meaning I could will myself eat it for a few weeks. When I got my first meal plan from Jen I was blown away at how tasteful and delicious the recipes were. I love that some weeks she has made the food simple for convenience. Yet other meal plans take more time to prepare. The food is amazing!! Her recipes and ideas are brilliant! The meal plans are easily the best I have ever been given, and one of my favorite parts of training with Jen. I love Jens positive attitude and zest for health. I know that I have found an incredibly knowledgeable, and passionate nutritionist in Jen.
Jenny has given my fitness routine, and eating habits an added boost that I needed to achieve my fitness goals. I love the fact that I can go online when I am bored with my meal plan or exercise routine and order something new and challenging. When I order from Jenny I usually have my new meal or exercise plan within 1-3 days! She also checks on me via email at least weekly, if not more, to see how I am doing. I love that Jenny is a everyday person, who decided to take charge and change the things in her life that she was not happy with. She is a very positive influence, and a great role model and coach! Since I have started training with Jenny I no longer get the insane cravings that were holding me back before, and I feel happier and healthier than ever before. My meal plans are manageable and the food in the meal plans is fairly standard and easy to find.
Thanks for making me feel beautiful ☺ Things are going pretty good for me as far as my eating is going and I love the personal touch you always put on my meal plans. I think the calorie count is doing well for me, I have started having a protein shake every night before bed and I think it has helped a lot. Clean eating has now become such a simple way to eat that my past "convienence" foods never even make it into my grocery cart. It is so easy to eat right and the way it makes me feel and perform is unbelievable. My workouts and running have improved so dramatically, I am now able to workout twice a day and look forward to every workout because I feel so energized from the foods you have suggested. The way you put clean recipes together has really educated me and made my life so much better. Thanks for everything you do for so many people. You are a real inspiration and I truly cannot thank you enough!!!!
These recipes are great...Down another lb on a "random" weigh in this morning! I am not looking for double digits in a week weight loss, I'm looking for (possibly) triple digits gone and then maintenance for the rest of my life. It didn't come on in a week, it won't go off in a week. ☺ I feel GREAT, way more energy than I thought I could have and definitely more than other "folks my age" who are still eating all that "yummy" (not) processed crap that we've eaten forever. I like this much better! My sleeves are looser, and my capris fit better right out of the dryer and we know that's always great! I'm shopping for sundress and swimsuit (that doesn't look like granny, but not like the teeny bopper down the street either – yet) this week.