All posts tagged: #Fatloss

Don’t limit yourself…

Don’t limit yourself with the infinite opportunities that are out there to be the best version of you possible! It’s out there but we have to actively seek it out. – If your habits/behaviours are holding you back, change them – If your schedule constantly doesn’t allow you to better yourself, plan and get organized (we only have 1 life to live…live it with purpose and happiness) – If the people around you are negative, find new people to hang around with – If the people you go to eat with constantly sabotage your diet, find new people to dine with Do NOT stay in your comfort zone if your life is cascading out of control and you’re not able to accomplish your goals because it’s far more dangerous to do that (and live like that) than to look for solutions to your problems. There are also an infinite amount of people that have the same fitness, weight loss, or health goals as you do. Find them! The best decision I ever made for myself …

TEAM STRONG GIRLS Client Progress

One of my favourite client progress pictures courtesy of the beautiful Melanie G. who’s awesome progress was the result of simply creating dieting structure while also enjoying plenty of food flexibility (fun on the weekends and holidays) and consistently pushing herself at the gym. This STRONG GIRL is down 15 lbs along with shredding 4 inches off her hips and another 4 inches around her belly button! More importantly the images and her change in appearance is out of this world! Melanie says, “I honestly can’t believe how easy it was to get to where I am right now. I though weight gain was inevitable because of my age or even genetics and thought it was going to be impossible to get back into the shape I was in when I was in my 20s and that I just needed to accept it…but man am I glad I didn’t give up and decided to reach out to you and become a #StrongGirl. You made it so simple – Here’s the process, follow it, if you have any …

TEAM STRONG GIRLS Biweekly Progress

I am beyond proud of Jennine J’s amazing ‪#‎progress‬. She came to me a few short months ago looking to for strategies to eat better and feel ‪#‎healthy‬ as she suffered from headaches and migraines for years. Jennine is also on medication to combat early stages of Cervical Cancer so we had to be very strategic with her programming. After a few weeks of assessing her range of motion, biomechanics, and strength progress, we had identified a lot of tightness in her trapezius muscles that was the root of her headaches as a simple movement with a very light bicep curl would bring this on. I suggested to bring my findings to her Chiropractor and we put together a strategy to break apart the scar tissue that was built up in this area and, the great news is, she has now slowly resumed exercise for the purpose of Stabilization and Strength Endurance with simple band work and increased range of motion. Jennine says, “Hi Jenny!!! I’m very excited that finally at some point I might …

You only get out, what you put into it

I have the pleasure of coaching many women around the globe with their fitness goals and part of my process to get them to where they want to be involves biweekly check-ins where I not only assess physical progress but also (very important) behavioural changes. While weight loss is usually the initial focus, the work I do with my clients is a journey of overcoming behaviours that no longer add value to their health/well-being and to begin embracing new habits that are more inline with their goals. One of the most common situations that some of my clients experience is disappointment in their progress and while it’s completely normal to want things to go faster (don’t we all?), the reality is it won’t. The body will respond when it’s ready but, we can all rest assured that with Dietary Compliance, it will happen. Now this is where I start on my Coaching Rant – NOBODY has any right to be disappointed with their progress if they are ‪#‎OffPlan‬ – more FREE MEALS consumed than assigned, …

Your weight loss journey…

When you focus on a program to “lose weight”, you might very well be setting yourself up for failure because programs imply an ending – which is why many individuals “that diet” return to their previous habits that don’t add any value to their health. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, make changes that you can live with indefinitely – do not over restrict calories, do not eliminate food groups, enjoy food flexibility, find an exercise program that challenges you, providing progression and offering sufficient variety so that it is maintainable and sustainable, and (most importantly) have fun. “IT IS GOOD TO HAVE AN END TO JOURNEY TOWARDS; BUT IT IS THE JOURNEY THAT MATTERS IN THE END.” – E.H. photo: Liana Lauzon MUH: Florencia Taylor

STRONG LIKE MOMMY Biweekly Progress – Jovana G.

I’ve been a little behind showcasing my STRONG GIRLS client progress but thought I would start off with an insane one so I’ll just say this – Crazy. That’s the word that echoes in my head when I see Jovana Golubovic’s progress…and this is just from the back! My client Jovana came to me a few months ago looking to lean out and, as a former competitive athlete in Basketball, frequently engaged in lengthy Bootcamp classes, some occasional CrossFit, and way too much cardio for my liking so we scaled all of that back and focused on exercise that was more inline with her goals by lowering volume, focusing on mobility and intensity as we created a reasonable caloric deficit through her diet which included plenty of food flexibility. Because of her competitive sports history in the past, Jovana also had a number of injuries including a torn rotator cuff, a torn meniscus, and some older ligament tears in her ankles so this was no easy task to navigate through. Fast forward to today and …

STRONG LIKE MOMMY Biweekly Progress – Ana G.

‪#‎PantsStory‬ – My favourite story of them all! STRONG MOMMY Ana G. kindly shares some of her progress with her teammates and reminding them to trust the process and stay committed to their goals. STRONG GIRLS rule! Love it! With over 20 lbs lost along with 8 inches off of her thighs, 5 inches off of her hips, and 5 inches shredded from her belly button, Ana is clearly in need of some new jeans to show off her sexy, hot body! I can’t wait to share more of Ana’s journey! I’m so gosh darn proud of her!

TEAM STRONG GIRLS Transformation

After 9 weeks of vacationing in Canada, STRONG MOMMY Carey H. (who lost an incredible 61 lbs!!!) sent an email as soon as she got back home to Australia to share with me some exciting news. Carey says, “Hi Jenny, I just had to share this with you – so I just got back from our 9 weeks holiday in Canada. I weighed myself this morning and I weigh exactly the same as the day I left for vacation! In Canada (after my photo shoot) I still prepped many of my meals and also enjoyed many free meals as it was obviously a very social holiday but I also kept up with my workouts while on holiday (because its just part of who I am now) and I have so much more energy and feel amazing. I’m so happy that I just returned from a huge holiday and came back pretty much the same weight but lifting so much more heavier weights at the gym…‪#‎STRONGGIRLS‬ style!” By following a ‪#‎maintainable‬ and ‪#‎sustainable‬ approach to exercise …

STRONG LIKE MOMMY Progress – Jovana G

Jovana G. also reminds us that Bikini Season is upon us as she is looking smoking hot after shredding 50 lbs (!!!) along with 10 inches around her waist, 6 inches around her hips, and 12 inches around her thighs. This STRONG MOMMY says, “Jenny I feel wonderful and I keep getting compliments everywhere I go! My clothes fit great, I bought a new bikini and can’t wait to rock it on the beach in Florida (as shown in the photo)! I am also happy because I feel like I inspired others to start the program and get healthier. As a parent it’s so easy to forget to take care of yourself so I’m very happy I finally did! And obviously I want to be a role model for my kids and show them that #StrongIsBeautiful.” Based on these sizzling hot photos, Jovana’s reminder of Bikini Season is much better reminder of the 2.. I can’t wait to share more of her journey!

TEAM STRONG GIRLS Success Story – Carey H.

I’m so proud to be a part of Carey H’s fitness journey. She came to me looking to loose weight after the birth of her 2nd baby and she has achieved so much more than that. Carey came to me very active but only relying on cardiovascular based exercise and she was disheartened because the weight kept creeping upwards so we put together a strategy that had us focusing more on resistance training (beginning with “at home” workouts and eventually transitioning to the gym) for the purpose of strength and shaping her muscles along with a diet that was calculated for her and her goals. We certainly didn’t restrict foods as my main focus was strengthening her metabolism because once we established this, then everything else would fall into place. This STRONG MOMMY was tightening up, enjoying plenty of food and food options, getting stronger, having more energy/vibrancy, loving life, and embracing fitness as a lifestyle. Even though our focus was metabolism, I am so proud to share her 61 lbs transformation! 61!!! In addition …