Author: Jennifer Van Barneveld (Coach JVB)

5 Effective Ways To Get What You Want Now

We all have fear of the unknown. Afraid if we make a change what will happen or fear of what people may think. It’s completely normal but if we allow our fear to take over and prevent us from doing what we desire, we end up living a life of “What ifs?” If you want to start your own business, lose some weight, or if you ponder traveling the world one day, those aren’t just far fetched dreams, they become apart of who you are and in order to be a happy and fulfilled person you need to see them through! I was once a fearful person who always cared about what people thought of me and I was scared to make changes in my life. I kept putting my dreams off and instead would go to clubs on the weekend to party  and drink my face off. I would be hungover for a couple days and completely demotivated until mid-week. I would get my energy back by Wednesday and have 2 “good days” of …

My Top 8 Holiday Gifts For That Fitness Enthusiast On Your List

It is that time of year again. Tis the shopping season or shall I say Confusion Season!? So many of us subject ourself to mindless shopping in hopes to find the right gifts but we end up heading home from the chaotic mall with a generic gift card…am I right? Well if you have a”Fitness Enthusiast” on your list, I’m here to help but I’ll say sorry in advanced to all the other people you have no idea what to buy for My Top 8 Holiday Fitness Gifts That I Recommend Fitness Magazine Subscription. We all like to get inspired and motivated and nothing does that better than a good Ol’ fitness magazine, give your loved one a subscription to the #1 Selling magazine in Canada,  Inside Fitness Women  Smile Wholefood Blends – All-In-One Organic blends of chia seeds, flaxseeds, hemp hearts offering different flavours like goji berries, cranberries, coconut and cocoa. Just 1 tablespoon will add  a tasty and nutritional punch to any of your snacks while saving shelf space. A great little stocking …

How T0 Battle The Mama Blues

3 months postpartum vs 20 months postpartum. There are definitely some physical changes here – when you enter the 2nd year after having a baby your body responds way better and can tighten back up to pre-pregnancy condition. This is all wonderful but the reason why I’m writing this blog is to share my personal mindset transformation in hopes to help other new moms. Three months postpartum for me was a mixture of emotions. I was so overjoyed to have my little guy, love was just exploding for him. At this very same time I felt extremely overwhelmed. I was constantly questioning myself…”Was I doing thing right?”, “Is he okay?”, “Am I going back to work too early?” and the list goes on… I was also so scared to take my foot off the gas pedal with my business in fear of losing everything I have worked so hard for. I found myself in a place of constant mood swings and just trying to grasp my new normal. It was F’n hard!!! I would put …

Turn the page…

I love this write up courtesy of Mandy Hale that I found online last year that really summed up how we should continuously move forward in life. In the past, I’m entirely guilty of holding on to what comforts me most which failed me in moving forward in my life. When I finally started embracing and welcoming change (both the good and the unexpected), my life started to evolve allowing me to accomplish all of my deepest desires. It’s funny really. That we can hold ourselves back simply by being resilient to one of life’s greatest gifts – EXPERIENCING NEW THINGS. I hope this write-up positively impacts your day just like it did for me. Happy Wednesday! TURN THE PAGE Don’t stay stuck re-reading the last chapter because what’s to come is uncertain. Everything in life that matters starts off with a little uncertainty. The stories your life has told in the past were good…and they got you to today…so be thankful for them but then let them go. Turn the page. Allow yourself to be …

15 Reasons Why You Are Still Bloated When You’re Eating Healthy & Clean!

As a Mom, Nutritionist and Weight Loss Coach, I’m obviously very health conscious and I choose to eat foods that make be feel good and give me energy for my busy days. So when I personally experience bloating or I have my clients experience bloating red flags go off! Holistic Nutritionist, Erin Gauthier and myself have come up with a detailed list of some of the ‘suspects’ of bloating even if you are eating healthy and clean. Next time your bloated run threw this list, and see if you can identify the culprit…FYI it could be one of these or a combination. You are Dehydrated. The body is holding on to water, or rather its holding onto sodium, in order to preserve water. This is also why chronic dehydration can cause hypertension (high blood pressure.) What to do about it? DRINK 3-4litres of water per day (depending on activity level). When the body is hydrated properly, it no longer holds onto sodium. allow your body to flush. bye bye water bloat. Are you taking a …

The Top 7 Reason Why You Should Include Kettlebells Into Your Fitness Routine

Having kids give you a lot of love and joy but certainly not a lot of time. As a fitness professional and athlete I used to train 1 – 2 hours a day in a gym setting. I had all the time in the world (oh the life!). Of course after my little bean was born that all changed…drastically! I was now on his schedule with very little time for myself and since fitness  is the business I own as well as my entire being, I needed to find a way to keep it up. I knew for my own sanity, health and overall mindset as a New Mom that I needed to continue training even if the time was cut in half. So…I welcomed the Kettlebell into my routine. As a lifter at heart I loved the fact that I could bring the Kettlebell upstairs and while Jackson napped I could get a full body and challenging resistance workout in 20-25 minutes sometimes even less. I loved it so much that I decided to …

3 Things That Changed My Life

Have you ever had a list of things to do and when you look at the clock it’s the end of the day and everything that was supposed to get done didn’t? This used to happen to me…a lot! I would write down my to-do list the night before (for the next day) and I wouldn’t get past the first task. Looking at my list at the end of the day left me feeling completely defeated. My goals were now pushed back another day. Even smaller (every day life) tasks were delayed. I had no spare time for myself, my workouts were suffering and I felt drained. My days were running me… Until one day after read ‘The Perfect Day Formula’ by Craig Ballantyne & ‘Inner Strength’ by Tony Robbins, I decided to take full action of the things I can control in my life. This is what I revised in my life:   1. I changed my wake up time. Rather than waking up at 7:00am I now wake up at 6:30am. 15 or 30 minutes …