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Jenny Craig Took My Money!

Jenny Craig Took My Money

I figure no better time to share this story than on Mother’s Day… lol. She drives me crazy sometimes, but I DO LOVE MY MOM!

The other day, my mom, sister and I drove past a Jenny Craig and my mom says ‘Oh, Jenny Craig! They got my $300..’ I can’t remember the exact conversation, but it went something like this:

Mom: ‘Oh, Jenny Craig! They got my $300.’
Me: ‘And their stuff didn’t work?’
Mom: ‘Well, turns out you actually had to do what they told you.’
Me: ‘HAHAHHA! Omg’
Mom: ‘Yeah, I was hoping maybe if I just paid them, I’d instantly become skinny.’
Me: ‘………. is this real life?’ Read More

Mornings Are The Secret

Mornings, The Secret to Managing Your Schedule.

I am a morning person. I am also constantly on the hunt to maximize/manage my time better. So when I came across the book ‘What Successful People Do in the Morning’ I figured it would be the perfect read.

Turns out, it was a GREAT read. Here is a quick synopsis for you:

Mornings are the key to taking ahold of your schedule. If we use them wisely, we can build habits that allow us to live happier/more productive lives. Read More

Shrink Your Stomach and Fix Your Back Aches

As trainers, some common complaints/problems we hear about are i) back pain or ii) someone wanting to shrink their stomach/trim away their mid-section. Often times, the two are related. A heavy mid section or poor anterior flexion (when your hips are tilted forward and your butt kinds sticks out like a duck) can pull your spine and back into painful positions. (See photos.)

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The first reaction most people have is to think ‘OK – I need to work my abs’ – this is not wrong thinking, however doing a bunch of crunches or sit ups each night won’t necessarily get you the results you want.

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If It’s Not Sustainable, I Don’t Want it #nothankyou

 

For years, I obsessed about my body. So many times I looked in the mirror and sucked in my stomach or pinched my love handles and tried to tuck them away to imagine how much better I would look without them.

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I dieted.

I took up running. Regularly ran 10k a couple times a week. Entered races.

Tried to prep for a bikini competition.

Bought a ‘10 Week Bikini Body’ program from girls with cool instagrams.

Worked with a personal trainer.

 

I swear I’ve tried it all and I will probably never stop trying to all. But the one thing I have learnt from ‘trying it all’ is that if it’s not sustainable, I DON’T want it. #nope #notforme #youcanhaveit Read More