All posts tagged: #HealthyMom

Looking for faster weight loss? Read how water can help!

Client – “Jenny my diet is on point but I’m starting to feel low energy, my weight is fluctuating, and my strength is waning. I’m not sure what’s going on?” Jenny – “Are you drinking all of your assigned water?” Client – “Not really. I tend to forget.” Jenny – “Drink your 3-4 Litres daily please” New clients always start off talking to me about weight loss and I always move the conversation to metabolism (because of my commitment to long term fat loss) but what does metabolism exactly mean? In a nutshell metabolism is the sum total of all the chemical reactions in the body but more specifically when it comes to calorie burning metabolism, I am referring to thermic efficiency. So naturally an increased thermic rate within our bodies increases the requirement for water. Since consistent exercise is a big component of my fat loss strategy with my clients and (thermic rate is higher), the energy substrates that are in our muscles (such as ATP, CP, and glycogen) requires more intracellular water to …

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 …

Pumpkin Squash Turkey Ball Soup

As we’re deep into Autumn and approaching November (and Christmas! Gasp!), the weather is starting to get chillier so to keep warm I like to replace some of my meals with a warm delicious soup and my delicious Pumpkin Squash Turkey Ball Soup hits the spot! I’m definitely going to enjoy this later today 🙂 Soup Ingredients: ■ 1 tbsp olive oil ■ 1 small onion, chopped ■ 1 tbsp fresh minced ginger ■ 2 cloves garlic minced ■ 1 large pumpkin squash, peeled and cubed ■ 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth ■ 2 cups water ■ 1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice ■ 1 medium baked sweet potato Directions: 1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. 2. Add the chopped onion, ginger and garlic, and sauté until softened, about 7 minutes 3. Add the squash and vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the squash is soft, about 20 minutes 4. Blend the soup in a food processor, blender or an immersion blender, in …

“On-The-Go” Tuna Recipe

If you’re in a hurry and looking for a delicious meal to stay on plan, try my “On-The-Go Tuna Salad” from my ‪#‎StrongLikeMommy‬ ebook: Ingredients ■ 100 grams of low-sodium flaked white tuna (I use Wild Planet Wild Albacore Tuna) ■ 1⁄2 cup chopped celery ■ 1⁄2 cup chopped yellow and green peppers ■ 1⁄2 cup grated or finely chopped carrots ■ 1 chopped green onion ■ 1 tsp mustard ■ 1 tsp hot sauce ■ 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper  Directions 1. Mix all ingredients together with a fork 2. Scoop into 1-2 pieces of Rye Toast I love this recipe and is a staple in my diet giving me 30 grams of Protein, 16 grams of carbs, and 6 grams of Dietary Fats along with plenty of flexibility all fitting within the confides of my plan!

LOVING LUNGES

LOVING LUNGES Despite having a sizeable home gym to train in, at 4 plus month ‪#‎PostPartum‬, I still have limited time to get consistent exercise into my schedule because my Baby Boy is the boss and he’s currently undergoing sleep training patterns…which is currently hit and miss so this Mommy is tired (I’m in the process of looking for a Nanny but that’s another story). With time being of the utmost importance, I’ve had to get creative with my workouts and one of my favourite and most effective exercises for the glutes, quads, and hamstrings is the Lunge. Or in this case, my cleverly crafted ‪#‎LovingLunges‬. Lunges and lunge variations are key accessory movements in my Lower Body exercise regimen. They’re also functional, challenging, metabolically demanding, and wonderful for detailing the legs! By taking advantage of carrying by son while doing my lunges, I’ve also added some resistance! Directions: a. Mommy holds baby in front and cuddled into tummy b. Stand in neutral position with back straight looking straight ahead c. Take a big step …

STRONG LIKE MOMMY Success Story

I just love this picture. Love, love, love it. I don’t even need to provide much detail because the images truly describe my client Manja H’s transformation who came to me soon after the birth of her 2nd child and WOWZERS does she ever give new meaning to the title #StrongMommy By eating more food and simply kicking butt in the gym, she is down 27 lbs along with shredding 8 inches around her waist, 5 inches around her hips, and 4 inches around her thighs with more strength, energy, and a hot new body for the summer. Manja says, “Working with Coach Jenny has been life changing! After giving birth to my second daughter within two years, I was left feeling weak. My babies were both large at birth and I was left with very serious core instability and diastasis recti. I knew immediately that I needed help getting back into shape because I could not live with the discomfort and debilitating lack of strength. I wanted to experience dramatic results so I chose …

6 Weeks into Motherhood

I am now 6 weeks postpartum and WOW! Motherhood has been quite the experience thus far. I heard a lot of different things from so many different people prior to my delivery (i.e. what to expect, what was horrible, what was delightful, etc.) but I took everything with a grain of salt because as much as I love hearing other Mommy Stories I hated hearing how hard it was going to be and how there will be no time for anything, etc, etc, etc. To be honest those comments just fuelled my fire to actually try to do more! I’m not saying that motherhood is easy because it’s not (far from it) but with a few adjustments, sacrifices (one being the state of my house lol) and lots and lots of planning I find that I am able to do even more than I expected. I’ve adjusted to the shortage of sleep, erratic eating times, and when I’m breastfeeding I’m actually planning, planning, planning.  When baby sleeps, I take that opportunity to exercise (I’m blessed …