Okay ladies... when I weighed many more pounds than I do right now (18 months ago) I truly wished that one day I would wake up and magically look like one of the many amazing Fitness Models in Oxygen Magazine. Looking back now, I knew that this goal of mine would not be easy. However, I decided to do whatever it takes to get in that magazine. When I was beginning my journey I needed to choose a role model or physique to work towards. I think all of the models in Oxygen are incredible, but I chose the "Yummy-Mummy" Columnist, Kim Dolan Leto as my goal to help me get back in shape. I aspire to become a super-fit-healthy-active-hot-momma just like Kim currently is (no babies for a long time, I mean one day far down the road). Another one of my many long-term goals is to become a great-grandmother one day. I want to have Christmas at my home each year and spoil all my little grand and great-grand kids rotten. Is that an odd goal at only 24 years old? I know I think too far ahead at times...
It took a while for me to get to where I am today, but goals are dreams and dreams can become your reality if you want it bad enough. The point I am trying to get across is... Never be afraid to set your goals extremely high. Every step I took in my journey was specifically to bring me closer to my end-goal, which was to become the best version of myself possible (I am still working on this by the way!) and one day become a successful fitness model and role model in hopes that I can empower other women to reach their full potential as well.
I have learned that anything is possible with a positive mindset, proper goal-setting, organization, self-discipline and most importantly... self-confidence. These are a few of the fundamentals that I teach my clients. If you are interested in finding out how I got to this level of clarity with my mindset, fitness and nutrition, then message me about my Online Lifestyle-Improvement Programs and let me help you get on track to reach your goals. If you want to meet me in person, then you should join me at my upcoming JYM Lifestyle & Success Workshop July 17th in Hamilton. This is where we focus on YOUR goals, YOUR mindset, and YOUR lifestyle. We also discuss the importance of nutrition and supplementation for women. We cap off the seminar with an open session ofYour Questions & My answers! All of my guests will receive free goodie-bags full of samples, coupons & some amazing quick-easy recipes for the busy women that I know we all are! We play so many job roles in our everyday lives and sometimes we just need to have a little "ME time." What have you done for yourself lately?
You deserve to give yourself the gift of health and success.
If I can do it, you can too! - JYM
A young lady from my recent JYM Lifestyle & Success Seminar mentioned that she has a problem with healthy snacking throughout the day. Don’t we all have this problem from time to time? I was happy that she asked, and I thought if I shared a few of my faves perhaps a few others would benefit.
EASY & QUICK SNACK IDEAS:
· Raw Veggies + Hummus (red & green pepper, celery, cucumbers, broccoli)
· Greek yogurt + berries, kiwi or navel orange + 2 tbsp chia seed or hemp hearts
· Cottage cheese (low sodium) with berries + 2 tbsp flax seed
***Use small amt of natural honey as sweetener if needed with greek yogurt or cottage cheese)
· Brown rice cakes with peanut butter + apple slices on top
· Apple + handful of almonds (raw, unsalted) is super easy if on-the-go
· High quality protein bar (look for high protein, low sugar, low-carb)
***I don’t eat these daily. Keep them in hidden places like your purse, work drawer, gym bag etc. so if you forget to pack your lunch your not in a crunch!
Jenna’s Home-Made Trail Mix:
· A huge mixture of many of my favorites (I buy them in bulk at bulk barn or grocery store and make a TON and store it in little containers or plastic baggies)
· E.g. Raw unsalted Cashews, Almonds, Pecans, Walnuts Macadamia nuts, Pumpkin seeds, Sunflower seeds
· Dried cherries + dried sultana raisins
***Snack serving should no more than ½ cup maximum! Nuts are super high in fat but great for you in moderation.
I am passionate about living a healthy lifestyle, and inspired by those around me who are following their dreams and living life to the fullest. My goal is to become my personal best, both physically and mentally and I hope to inspire others to achieve their own success along the way.