80 Day Obsession – Fight For Me

For the last year, my motivation has been on a roller-coaster ride.  I allowed external “things” to get in my way, to control my emotions and get in my head, clouding my goals.

We moved house, which I actually wanted.  I have been working through postpartum anxiety.  I have nerve issues in my back that I let get the best of me.

All of these took its toll on me, throwing me a curve-ball that I didn’t quite know how to deal with.  Finally, in December, I had enough and was ready to push myself through, gaining control of myself back and getting back to working on a stronger, healthier me not just for myself but for my family.  My son is my everything and I didn’t want him to watch me give in, to say screw-it but to fight for me.

In January, my company was launching a brand new program that I just knew was exactly what I needed and at just the right time.  But, I had no idea just what that effect was going to be and just how life-changing it was for me.

“It’s only over if you quit”

What I’ve learned in the last 44 DAYS:

  • I have the ability to let the scale determine my CONFIDENCE, my WORTH, ME
  • The scale is only a number.  You hear that so often but I used to be someone who got on the scale every morning and let that number determine my day. How happy I was or sad or defeated I felt, all based on that ONE NUMBER.
  • The problem is that it is just a number.  YOU ARE SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT.
  • I am stronger than I think. At times, I doubted myself but when I chose the heavier weights I felt empowered by MY OWN STRENGTH
  • This is MY JOURNEY, stop comparing yourself to anyone else, that can also led to you feeling defeated and not being proud of you own accomplishments
  • It is more MENTAL than you think.  You can do anything you set your mind to.
  • It is OKAY TO MODIFY.  Previously, I would allow my back pain to be an EXCUSE for me to not workout.  Now I know that it is simply a matter of modifying the moves that I need to

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Since starting on my NEW JOURNEY 44 DAYS AGO, I have only allowed myself to get on the scale once a week for my weekly check-in but with it, I also check my measurements and take my photos.  This has helped me to see a WHOLE VERSION of the work I am putting in.

These last 44 DAYS have also shown me that this is truly a journey, it never ends.  I will never give up on myself or my health.  Once you feel like you’ve “completed” a program, you start to let things slip which simply creates a downward spiral to going back to you OLD WAYS.  Think of this as the beginning of your journey.

Take time to truly work on your self.  There is so much power in taking some time for yourself.  It could be in taking a bath or getting a massage or sitting outside with a good book.  It has more effect on your mind, body and soul than you may think.

During these first 44 DAYS, I was away from home for 9 of them and I still worked out and did my best to stay on track with my nutrition without feeling deprived.  I set myself up as best as I could for SUCCESS while on vacation.

Don’t ever give up. Focus on those non-scale victories and remember this is a JOURNEY.

So far I’m down 6lbs, 10 inches and I’m not stopping

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Are you ready to get healthier, stronger or simply need someone in your corner??

I’d love to be in your corner helping you, motivating you. And I have a whole group of MOMS ready to be in this with you too!
Get plugged into a community of other BUSY MOMS just like YOU working to get their confidence and energy back: http://bit.ly/29yhrRQ
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Mommy Needs A Minute

Gone are the days of me thinking of it solely as “Self-Care Sunday”, now I feel like it’s better to happen whenever YOU need it.  With an, at-times, blurry line of work/life balance and more and more people working to get healthier, this is something that should be happening more than simply once a week.

 

It’s not only about healing muscles, but in relaxing your mind and spirit too.  Being overworked and stretched to the limit can have serious effects on you on all levels.

 

I have found in the last year that I can have a habit of slacking on my self-care, and I know, as a mom, we all have this tendency.  You put everyone else first and then, when and if there is anything left, that is when you take care of you.

 

When you focus on YOU, then you will become better with taking care of everyone else.

 

Here are some great ways to give YOURSELF a little TLC:

  • Meditation: A simple way to start. Give yourself an extra 5 or 10 minutes every morning or evening to relax your mind.  You can do this yourself by getting into a quiet space, sit or lie down, close your eyes and just focus on your breathing.  You can also find some great (free) apps to help with this, if you would like more a guided meditation.
  • Bath: Add some Epsom salt for tired, sore muscles, maybe some candles or dimly light the room for a bit more peace
  • Massage: Please Mamma’s . . need I say more?!?
  • Manicure / Pedicure: I’m not a big manicure fan.  I just don’t seem to find it relaxing but I LOVE a good pedicure!  I like to listen to audio books, close my eyes and zone out.
  • Yoga Class: Hot or not, it just feels good to stretch it all out.  Get out of your head and let the chill yogi vibes (???) take over.
  • Foam Rolling: I won’t lie; this was a bit strange for me at first but go with me here. These are great for helping with muscle relief.  They come in what feels like a million variations so if you are new to this maybe go check some out at the store.  Places like Target or Dick’s carry them.  Start slow and build your way up.  I know add this to the stretching portion after almost every workout.
  • Sleep: This is so much more crucial to having a healthy body and mind than most people give it credit for. Start by tracking your sleep and seeing how you feel.  How many hours a night do you get?  Is it hard for you to fall asleep?  Do you struggle in the morning?  Maybe you could try going to bed a little earlier each night or giving yourself some time to simply relax before hitting the sack to see if that helps you.

 

 

What are some of your favorite ways to unwind and help get yourself back to a state of calm, ready to take on the world??

 

Do Pinterest Moms Actually Exist?!?

Moms, today is the day to give yourself some grace.

 

Are you always trying to be perfect?  Making sure your kid looks just right or you never run out of anything in your house?  Yeah that’s not really me either. {Note my toilet paper post from a few days ago.}

 

Today I have been so on-point it’s borderline ridiculous but let me tell you that is so far from the norm.  We had three appointments in a row and managed to squeeze in some much needed grocery shopping too.  I managed to remember snacks for my tiny and myself, both showered and dressed before 8am, back home for a proper lunch before putting away dishes and folding the load of laundry that had been in my dryer for at least a few days.  My patience is typically lacking, I use dry shampoo more days than actual shampoo, I spend most of my time in leggings, I despise winter so my dog’s “walks” consist of him running around in the yard after the turkeys, my sink is generally full of dishes that need washing and my dryer is always fluffing a load probably from a week ago.

 

But life is not about being perfect.  So today, give yourself some grace.  The dishes can always wait, those clothes can be fluffed one more time and there is never a time limit of how long you are allowed to snuggle those little ones.

 

It’s not about perfection or trying to keep up with the mom next to you in preschool drop-off because heaven knows she is probably a hot mess underneath it all too.  It’s about choosing to be PRESENT in your life and let the idea of PERFECTION go.  It’s about allowing yourself GRACE in the face of well . . . LIFE.

Perfectly Imperfect: Finding YOUR Balance Challenge Group

I am human. I am not perfect. I don’t eat salads 24/7/365. I don’t workout all day, everyday. I don’t judge you for your food choices. I will help you find YOUR balance in life. I will help YOU figure out what works for YOU. I will help you find your PERFECT BALACE to reach your goals. This challenge group isn’t about me, it’s about YOU and letting me help you.
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Since college, I had always struggled with my weight. It was one diet and crazy fad after another. And believe me, I tried them ALL! I was the chronic “Monday Dieter”, i.e – I was constantly telling myself I’ll start Monday. Maybe I would eat well and workout during the week but the second the weekend hit, I went crazy, think children’s birthday party. I was always telling myself it was okay because my diet would start Monday.

Well, wouldn’t you know, that perfect Monday never came and for years my weight was a rollercoaster of highs and lows. I never could get it right . . until NOW!

Over the last year, I have spent time figuring out what works. Being able to live my life but in a healthier way.

**I have learned how to travel and vacation without gaining weight ** I have learned how to eat out and not lose sight of my goals ** I have learned how to have balance ** I have learned that I don’t need to spend hours at the gym to get in shape

YOU CAN STILL LIVE YOUR LIFE AND GET FIT!

Let me teach you –
• Meal planning made easy
• Simple, easy portion controlled nutrition
• No counting calories, no counting points
• Healthy swaps
• 30 min / day workouts
• Workouts you can do from ANYWHERE with wifi
• How to eat out and travel without ruining any progress you have made
• CRUSH YOUR GOALS!

Would you believe that in ONLY 4 weeks you could make serious changes?!

My goal is to teach you how to make a lifestyle change, not a crash diet!! I want to give you tools that will last a lifetime!!

>>WARNING<<
Side effect: you may get into the BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE and feel AMAZING!!

30 days with me requires you to have 100% commitment & willingness to step out of your comfort zone and get down to business!

This group requires that I AM YOUR COACH & that you commit to a fitness program that we will decide on together, replace 1 meal a day with Shakeology and actively participate in the group online.

Are you ready to do this?!?!

Are you in??? Respond that you are going to the event, invite some friends & make sure to fill out the application below!!!

Complete the application below: http://bit.ly/29yhrRQ

I will be in contact with you in the next 24 hours with details.

NOTE: You cannot already be a coach or working with another coach!

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FREE 7 DAY TONE YOUR BOOTYCAMP

School is back in session and with that comes the time crunch of having a million and one things to do. Your workouts will start to dwindle, your healthy habits will start to suffer. NOT WITH ME!

Join me for 7 Days of Toning Your BOOTYcamp, where you’ll receive 7 days worth of daily total body exercises to rev up that metabolism and getting you feeing revitalized and ready to tackle anything that comes your way!

What you’ll get:
• 7 Days of Total Body Workouts
• Clean eating tips
• Meal planning and grocery shopping tips
• Motivation
• Most likely a few shenanigans along the way

Let me get real with you all for just a second. . . . 
* I am a wife
* I am a mother
* I don’t always feel like working out
* I am not a certified trainer or nutritionist
* I am working on a healthy lifestyle and want to help YOU!

In this group, you’ll receive 7 days of workouts as well as clean eating, healthy eating tips and maybe some shenanigans along the way!

So join ME using the link below and let’s do this!
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No purchase necessary. No obligation. It’s completely FREE! Just click ‘GOING’ and I’ll be in touch to add you to our private facebook group.

Please note: You cannot be a coach or working with a coach.

Beachbody Coaching – Could It Be For YOU?

Until you have a child, you have no idea how you will feel or what you would do.  When I first had Brodie and realized I would ALWAYS have to decide between him or my business, I knew what I needed to do for myself and my family was to close my business.  Was it easy? NO.  Was I upset?  YES.  I had worked hard on that business for over 3 years.  I had made so many friends.  I had inspired others to start businesses of their own.  Was I judged for this?  YES.  But until you become a Mama Bear yourself and decide what is best for YOU then have no idea what you will do.  Every family is different.

What I found has given me so much than I ever imagined!  I found a community of women who lift each other up daily, motivate each other to be better wives, better mothers, better friends, better co-workers.
What I get to do each and every day is not only be with my son ALL THE TIME but I also get to INSPIRE, MOTIVATE and BE THERE for others. I get to help them to become stronger (whatever that means for them), to dominate their health and fitness journey and go after what it is they want out of life.
And guess what??
I GET PAID TO DO THIS!!
AND YOU CAN TO!
I work the hours I want.  And wherever I want.  I am my own boss but I am also part of a team so you are never alone.  YOU alone decide how much or how little you want to work.
Looking for some spare spending money?
Looking for something to help get you more active?
Looking to make an impact?
Looking to make a serious income?
Looking for a career you can do while staying home with your kiddos?
Looking to get out of a job that doesn’t make you happy?
If any of these are YOU, join ME on August 24th for a FREE, NO OBLIGATION Sneak Peak into what exactly all this Coaching is all about.
Email me at jennsanny@gmail.com for more information!
Remember: You only regret the chances you do not take.

You Wanna Bet??!

YOU WANNA BET??!
Join my Challenge Group starting August 29th for a chance to win your piece of the over $1 MILLION Beachbody Health Bet pot (and growing).
What do you need to do?  EASY!
💰 Join my challenge group through the My Challenge Tracker App
💰 Log 3 workouts a week for 4 weeks
💰 Drink 5 shakes a week for 4 weeks
💰 THAT’S IT!  YOU WIN!

The pot will be split between ANYONE who tracks their healthy lifestyle with a group in the My Challenge Tracker App from 9/5-10/2

It’s a No Brainer! Or don’t, and you won’t win FREE MONEY.
Want your chance to win?  Comment below, Click GOING to my Aug 29th Challenge Group or email me at jennsanny@gmail.com.
Let’s do it! 💪

SO FRESH & SO CLEAN (EATING TIPS)

The goal is to limit your processed food intake and eat natural food as much as humanly possible.  It’s about eating more of the best, healthiest options in each of the food groups.  We understand clean eating is not easy but you can take steps to get your daily food intake to a better, healthier place.

  • Limiting Processed Foods

Processed food are high in sodium, sugar and fat.  A couple key things to note here:  Look for foods that have 5 or less ingredients on the package and if you can’t say the names of the ingredients then stay away.

  • Take Out Sugar

Most people have far too much sugar in their diet.  What you want to do is limit the foods with added sugars in them like sweets and soda.  You also want to look out for foods that have added sugar to them.

  • Limit Salt Intake

Going on from sugar is your salt intake.  Like sugar, you want to make sure you are eating foods that have not added salt to them.  You can also help lower your salt intake by limiting your processed food.  You could add herbs and spices in its place or no-salt items like Mrs. Dash.

  • Eat Your Veggies

Vegetables tend to be where many people lack in their diet.  It is super important to make sure you eat enough veggies daily as they are jam-packed with nutrients that your body needs – like potassium, dietary fiber, vitamins A and C.

Low potassium is associated with high blood pressure, heart disease, digestive disorders and even stroke.  Potassium can be found in: Banana, sweet potato, beans, winter squash, prunes and yogurt.

  • Eat Fruits

Just like vegetables, fruits are packed with loads of nutrients that your body craves everyday, like potassium and Vitamin C.  When you can choose whole, fresh fruit over dried, canned or fruit juices.  If you need to chose fruits that are canned in their own juices with no sugar added.

  • No Alcohol

What?!  Yes, it’s true. Alcohol is in fact not “clean”.  It’s all sorts of fermented, sugary goodness.  So with that in mind, you would want to try to stay away from alcohol as much as possible.

  • Grocery Store Tips
    • Make a list before you go and stick to it!
    • Shop the perimeter and stick to the outer walls! That’s where they put all the fresh, natural, foods – fruits, veggies, meats
    • Avoid the aisles – if you don’t need anything in an aisle, just skip it!
    • In the frozen food section, avoid anything that says “one step”, “heat and serve” or “ready to go” meals in a box
    • When buying canned food, look for low sodium versions, salmon and tuna packed in water, and no extra sugars!

 

BACK TO SCHOOL SURVIVAL CHALLENGE

I don’t know about you but it’s hard to believe Summer is coming to an end. With the end of Summer comes back to school. My little man is not in school yet but that doesn’t mean I’m not always “on the go”. As a mom, there are playgroups and classes, family activities and “mom duties”. It can all catch you off guard and unprepared when dinner rolls around.

If you’re anything like me, whenever I have a schedule change it can totally shake me up and that includes my eating and workouts. I thrive on a schedule – knowing where and when things will happen so when that changes it can totally rock my world and that is when I would always lose my self-control. Eating would get out of control – drive-thru’s, fast food and frozen meals, parking myself on the couch and heading home early rather than getting my butt to the gym. But that has all changed for me. I know how to roll with the punches and make that work for me. So let me work for you!

I want to help get you set up, become prepared and get you a little “me time”!

Let me teach you –
• Meal planning made easy
• Simple, easy portion controlled nutrition
• No counting calories, no counting points
• Healthy swaps
• 30 min / day workouts
• Workouts you can do from ANYWHERE with wifi
• How to eat out and travel without ruining any progress you have made
• CRUSH YOUR GOALS!

Would you believe that in ONLY 4 weeks you could make serious changes?!

My goal is to teach you how to make a lifestyle change, not a crash diet!! I want to give you tools that will last a lifetime!!

>>WARNING<<
Side effect: you may get into the BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE and feel AMAZING!!

30 days with me requires you to have 100% commitment & willingness to step out of your comfort zone and get down to business!

This group requires that I AM YOUR COACH & that you commit to a fitness program that we will decide on together, replace 1 meal a day with Shakeology and actively participate in the group online.

***There are only 15 spots available and it’s first come first serve! ***

Are you ready to do this?!?!

Are you in??? Invite some friends & make sure to fill out the application below!!!

Complete the application here: http://bit.ly/29yhrRQ

I will be in contact with you in the next 24 hours with details.

NOTE: You cannot already be a coach or working with another coach!

Join the Facebook Group here!

Where It All Began

When people ask the question “WHY?” it is so much more powerful a question than they may realize.  It goes much deeper and you wonder, how much time do you have??

On August 15, 2015, I gave birth to the love of my life – Brodie.  It was a roller coaster of fun for the better part of 24 hours.  I was active (for the most part) of my pregnancy and gained roughly 35 pounds by the time little man decided to arrive.  He is my little slice of heaven.  Being a mom is not easy – it is the hardest, most amazing, most rewarding “thing” I’ve ever done in my life.  And now, I can’t imagine my life without him, or what it was like before him.

After I had him, I felt off.  I was emotional.  I was tired.  I was all over the map with my emotions.  I felt disgusting, felt like I looked like an umpa-loompa.  How could my husband possible find me attractive again?  I needed something.  I needed an outlet – some “me” time.

After 5 months, I had lost only 15 of the 35 pounds I had gained.  Breastfeeding wasn’t making the pounds fall off.  So, I knew I needed to make a change while still allowing my body to get the calories and nutrients it needed to feed my tiny, amazing human.   With my husband’s work schedule and not wanting to lose out on time with my family, I didn’t know what to do.  That is when I found Beachbody.

With Beachbody, I was able to workout at home, on my own time and schedule.  The nutrition is easy to follow portion control.   There were no counting calories, no figuring out and counting points.  And I was still getting all the nutrition and calories that I needed to support breastfeeding my son.

It’s been 7 months since I started and I have lost over 40 pounds!! In the last three months, I have lost over 11.5inches!  And I’m not stopping anytime soon!  But it is what I have GAINED that is even greater – confidence, strength, energy, passion  . . . . . . I feel that I have become a better wife and mother.

In the middle of all this, I was also running my small business.  It was an up early, up late work all day kind of job.  There is no rest when you own the business personally.  In the 3 years that I owned it, I had A LOT of life changes.  I got engaged, married, became pregnant, had my son and lost all 3 of my living grandparents.  When I had Brodie, I had no idea that it would change my life quite the way that it had. He become my top priority but unfortunately when you own a business that is your number one responsibility and after ear-infections and high fevers and everything else that came with my precious munchkin I had had ENOUGH of putting him second.  Every time I had an employee not show up for their shift or being broken into twice or legal battles with our slumlord landlord – I knew my heart wasn’t in it anymore.  I knew that while I was my own boss that my family would NEVER come first, it would always be the business.  I knew that I wanted to never again have to sacrifice family time because of my work.  It simply wasn’t worth it to me.  So with a heavy heart, my husband and I decided it was time to move on and close the business.  I wanted Brodie to be my number one and know he was my number one that NOTHING came ahead of him and being his mother.  But when you find out all the countless lives that you’ve changed and the people that started their businesses because of you, it makes you realize the passion you have for health and fitness.  It was time to find another way that would allow me to be with my son and still inspire and motivate others at the same time.

With Beachbody Coaching that has become possible.  There are no set hours, no physical location that needs to be managed.  I can work when and where I need to.  And it gives me the support and accountability that I need to stay on track with my own health and fitness journey while helping others at the same time.  But it has given me so much more than I ever could have imagined in the short time that I have been part of this extraordinary company.

I want my son to learn from me.  I want to be a role model to him that I can be proud of.  I want him to learn to be active and really live life to the fullest.  I want him to learn to DREAM BIG and anything is possible.  With a bit of HEART and HUSTLE you can turn your PASSION into REALITY.