Hi my name is Jenn. I am a nurse and a mother from Oahu, Hawaii. I have a stressful job but I try to make an effort to workout and eat clean. I want to be a good example for myself, family, patients and my friends!!
I always thought I ate healthy, I just overate. Never really been a fit person so working out was new for me. After my divorce in 2010, I was about 188 pounds ate out a lot and was depress. I started working out at the gym to relieve stress and hired a trainer to get serious with my health. I also started dating my bf and we got into hiking with his sisters. I think I lost about 15 pounds (173 pounds) but it took awhile and I wasn't consistent with working out. It wasn't until I moved out on my own that I became more aware of my eating. I explored juicing, eating organics and started running. I signed up for a 8 mile run which really got me motivated! I had lost more weight about 14 more pounds (159 pounds) while training for the run. I was so happy to do this run but shortly after I found out I was pregnant and gained 26 pounds back.
During pregnancy I was diagnosis with preclampsia and gestational diabetes. I could not workout, was on strict bedrest and had to monitor my blood pressure and blood sugar daily. My baby was also a preemie so after I gave birth I had to focus a lot of time on my baby before working out again.
I was 6 months postpartum about 165 pounds when I signed up for the gym again but it was hard to go because they kept calling me when baby was fussy and they do not do diaper changes. I also was still breastfeeding and felt like I wasn't eating enough...
The universe works in mysterious ways and somehow I was able to meet with @Jess Arrigo (wholehealthlife) who has helped open my eyes on fitness and nutrition. I signed up for her 5 days of eating clean challenge then started Beachbody's 21 Day Fix and fell in love with the program. This program help put eating and fitness in perspective for me. The best thing about this program is that the workouts are only 30 minutes and you can do this in the privacy of your home.
UPDATE AS OF 09/2015:
I have completed 3 rounds of 21 Day Fix, p90x3, Body Beast, 2 rounds of 21 day Fix extreme. I have been maintaining 136 pounds. So I have lost 30 since starting my journey with Beachbody!!!
I'm highly motivated since doing 21 Day Fix, I can't imagine not following the nutritional guide. It's so easy to follow I know I can continue this lifestyle change of working out and eating healthy! I want to inspire people that it is possible to lose weight, be healthy and happy.
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