Friday, July 29, 2016
A photo taken with my prenatal chiropractor about one week before the birth of our 4th child.
The person in this photo was feeling extremely exhausted, tired, hips ached to no extent, knees hurt when going up stairs, and just bummed to be the biggest ever. With the desire to one day be "healthy" (low 200s, with normal BP, not on medication and less PCOS suffering).
The person in that photo now lives with normal blood pressure, does not take any prescription medication, lives PCOS free, is now living in the 100s, and has maintained those stats for over two-and-a-half years with no plan to go back.
Work in Progress
Support increases Success
Not an easy post. I hope to help one person today.
I'm thankful for the support my husband, my team, and my challenge group give me. You too can have support.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
😞 very tired momma of 4
😞 desired health but couldn't afford it
😞 took care of every one else first
😞 suffered PCOS
😞 believed on "health food" myths
Girl in right photo...
👍 energetic momma of 4
👍 she's worth what health costs
👍 she's priority then everyone else
👍 Living PCOS-Free
👍 learned facts and still learning
Hello! I'm Jackie, your
Nutrition and Fitness Consultant
These two photos are merely changes in ONLY FOOD and only 2 yrs apart! But a major life changing transformation happened that included a new passion to help others and their health journey!
I'm seriously here to help support unconditionally in nutrition and fitness. Several happy clients are enjoying their new lifestyle and wardrobe!
I'm hosting an open challenge group always... You're invited!
Comment below (or message me) the words "Let's do this" to get started!!#nutrition #fitness #consultant #TBT #wip #pcos #support #free #challenge
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Take care of your body now. It's the only one you have. The more proactive you are early on, the less maintenance or issues you will have later. It is obviously no guarantee, but it is worth taking care of things now when they might be a small problem rather than wait until they get worse. I will tell you it is worth it because you are worth it.
It's no different than a car or a house or anything that you own that requires maintenance and parts. It is best to fix or repair them as they start to weaken or not function 100% than it is to wait until it's too late and more difficult to fix/repair.
I am so THANKFUL that I was able to take care of my feet problems now. I was born with bunions that progressively got worse until adulthood. When I was 10 years old, a podiatrist told me I would have surgery eventually. I had successfully lost the weight I wanted to lose (2011-2013) and after two years of Maintenance (2013-2015), I wanted to add Fitness. During the time of adding Fitness (2015), my feet revealed more pain and problems then before. It was clear that now was the time to fix them.
It is your personal responsibility for yourself and loved ones to keep yourself a priority. It is not selfish it is wise. You are loved and appreciated. Live your days as healthy as you can within your resources and do it with support. I am here to encourage you, share resources, and remind you that you are loved and you are worth the time.
I am off to rest now, something I don't do very well. But it is because of others who encourage me and support me that help me make these decisions to be wise and properly care for myself so I can serve and care for others. It is my passion to serve you and encourage you because I know support equals long-term success.
Don't put off something you KNOW needs your attention... Act now, while you're in control! Message me any personal or unique need that you may have. I enjoy consulting others in nutrition and fitness as well as healthy habits to support your personal goals.
(Want to start right away? You're invited to a "7 day Food First" challenge group starting next week, $35 investment in you, hurry, message me for details.)
Thankful to be here has your health buddy,
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Sunday, May 22, 2016
Life was good, but I wanted to continue to help others in health while having the ability to help close the gap on a few bills (where we are short of monthly donations/income).
So I joined Beachbody as a coach after 2 years of Wellness coaching!
- I originally joined for increased accountability network, quality fitness resources, and for the potential income.
Now a year later I can tell you...
- It's absolutely changed my life increasing my confidence, teaching me to succeed not only in my health journey and life, while helping me get out of a Stay-At-Home-Mom slump!
With being your own boss you get to...
- Chose to work your business online, in person, or both.
- Share your your story towards health with no pressure to be a professional or have reached your goal yet.
- Work your own hours; days, nights, weekends, pick a day!
- Afford to focus on it more as it grows and transition from part time self-employed to full time self-employed.
- This opportunity is flexible and works for all people types.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
This may not be your typical Transformation Tuesday, but for me this is surely a personal transformation forward. It is surely part of my health Journey that started in 2011. I'm challenging myself to share personal victories more publicly so others know they are not alone. 💜
Long story short, this photo shows my first pair of shorts in I don't know how long. Yep, that's right! It's been years! Victory! 🎉 yay.
Backstory for those who like stories...
I was blessed to finally get pregnant after a season of infertility in 2004. I was either pregnant or nursing from then through 2011. I honestly don't remember if I ever had a pair of maternity shorts. I believe I might have had a pair of shorts that I wore around the house but not sure if I wore them publicly.
Why? In 2006 when our firstborn was 1 year 3 months, we had moved ourselves to serve full time in Guatemala. Our family of three at the time, took 12 bags and 6 carry-ons. Again I'm not quite sure if I ever had a pair of shorts and all those bags, but we quickly learned in Guatemala that if you're wearing shorts, you're either playing soccer or a tourist. (We were neither, lol.)
So we pretty much rarely wear shorts (or in some cases for me, a long skirt) no matter what the temperature. This was all done mainly for area cultural reasons.
Fast forward, 2011 to 2013, this was the time frame that my husband and I committed to a new eating lifestyle for health benefits. If we were to lose weight, that would be great, but that was not the primary focus. Health was our Focus.
I can now report to you that during those years, we were dropping sizes every 3 to 5 months (I lost 5 jean sizes and Levi about 10“). For a time, we would wear baggy clothes, then we were blessed with family and friends that would donate clothes to us. This was truly a blessing. We in-turn would donate any clothes too big for us to others in need with our determination to never go back.
When you are blessed with donated clothes, you do not have the choice at times on what clothes you get. In most cases we would get one type of clothes like pants or short sleeve shirts. I can tell you at one point, I only had one long sleeve shirt that fit me for the winter season. I still only have one sweatshirt but that is a sweatshirt we bought on our honeymoon, I wasn't willing to part with (might make it a pillow or part of a quilt some day).
The last primary wardrobe staple that I didn't own was a pair of shorts. Last week, we went to the store to look for shorts. I saw several that I knew would look odd on my short statured legs. Wonderfully, my husband saw a pair of shorts that I wasn't sure if I would like them. I tried them on and immediately loved them. I love the length, the way they felt, the price, and the quality!
This was a great Victory, but that wasn't all. Our kids had finally seen their mom in shorts. Of course, it wasn't without a few giggles or strange faces, but they got used to it quickly.
Then, I needed to get passed any self consciousness about my 40+ year old legs that have been through yo-yo weight loss/gain for 20 years, from yo-yo active to sedentary work/living, inherited spider veins, and more. As I put on those shorts, I figuratively put on my "I don't care, I look great" pants!!!! 👖
This was so liberating!! I owe it to extreme personal growth in 2015. I also owe it to others who walk with confidence and acceptance of where they are in life (being an example to me). I owe it to this year's journey to "fix my feet" and focus on my goal to walk and run without foot pain all the days I'm blessed with. It's empowering to change one's mindset and have great positive support!
How are you doing? Are you wearing your "I don't care what others think, I'm on my own Journey" pants on? I'd love to support you and cheer you. PM me anytime for positive support!
Live your days as best as you can!
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